Jan Erlend Rong
Lawyer
Competence

Jan Erlend is leading the firm’s public procurement department, and is assisting Norwegian and foreign companies who are participating in public tenders.

He frequently provides support in assessing whether there is a basis for complaints after a contract has been awarded, and the company has not been selected as winner of the competition. Rong has long experience in providing effective legal assistance in such complaints processes, and in many cases, it results in overturning the award or cancelling the competition.

Further, Jan Erlend provides advice both before the submission of the tender and during the competition. His assistance typically includes adjusting the offer so it fully covers the award criteria, or assessing the details of the competition documents. He also participates in negotiations with government agencies, as needed.

In recent years, Rong has represented Norwegian and foreign companies in over 30 cases before The Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement (KOFA) and the courts.

Experience

2016-: Attorney-at-Law, Advokatfirmaet Negota AS, Oslo, Norway

2015-2016: Attorney-at-Law, Brækhus Dege Advokatfirma Oslo, Norway

2015: Senior Consultant, Dovre Group (consultant assignment), Oslo, Norway

2012-2014: Attorney-at-Law, Myhre & Co Advokatfirma, Oslo, Norway

2011-2012: Procurement Manager, Norges Bank Investment Management (consultant assignment), Oslo, Norway

2010-2011: Legal advisor, Norwegian Government Security and Service Organisation (DSS), Procurement Services, Oslo, Norway

Education

2010: Master of Law, University of Bergen

2009: Master of Laws (LL.M.), William S. Richardson School of Law, USA

Qualifications

Qualified Lawyer

Language skills

Norwegian and English