Ellev Sandtrøen is a specialist in public procurement, and assist, inter alia, suppliers with writing complaints to contracting authorities and the Complaints Board for Public Procurement (KOFA), and with requesting interim injunctions before the courts. Ellev also assists clients with the EU/EEA state aid rules, and has a special experience in assessing whether public bodies enter into commercial transactions on market terms. Ellev has previously been a trainee in the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA)'s legal department where he, inter alia, worked with general EU/EEA law (four freedoms), public procurement, competition law, state aid and litigation.

Work experience

Senior Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2019 - 2022
Associate – Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
2018 - 2019
Trainee – EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA), Legal and Executive Affairs Department


2013 - 2018
Master of Laws – Universitetet i Oslo
2017 - 2017
Exchange studies – Ludwig- Maximilians- Universität München (LMU), Germany
2011 - 2012
One-year study in psychology – Norges-teknisk naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)


EU/EEA constraints on national prior authorisaton schemes