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  • ICLG: Product Liability 2018

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    Partners Kyrre W. Kielland and Ole André Oftebro has contributed the Norwegian chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability (16th ed.).

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  • Franchisor right to evolve its brand

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    As in any well-crafted contract, the Franchise Agreement is designed to balance the needs of the franchisor to protect its concept and ensure consistency in how each of its licensees operates under the brand.

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  • Ræder contributes to the latest edition of “Ship Arrests in Practice” (11/2018)

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    Kyrre W. Kielland and Audun Ludvig Bollerud are contributing authors to the international guide. The chapter provides a thorough insight into Norwegian practice and reoccurring issues concerning ship arrests, such as saisie conservatoire, consequences for sister ships, practice on release and claims for documentation.

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  • Agreements for compensation on termination

    articleCreated with Sketch.16. October 2017

    In Norway, distributors have no automatic right of compensation when the (distribution) agreement is terminated.

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  • L2B Aviation: Is the US-EU Open Sky Agreement "open" to low cost airlines?

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    Ræder lawyers Alexander Wiesner Barg and Kyrre W. Kielland has written an article for the L2b Aviation network: «Is the US-EU Open Sky Agreement "open" to low cost airlines?»

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  • ICLG: Project Finance 6/2017

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    Partners Anne Christine Wettre and Kyrre W. Kielland have written the Norwegian chapter on project financing in the International Comparative Legal Guide to project financing (6/2017).

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  • ICLG: Product Liability 2017

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    Partners Kyrre W. Kielland and Ole André Oftebro have written the Norwegian chapter on product liability in the International Comparative Legal Guide (15th Ed.)

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  • ICLG: Lending and Secured Finance 2017

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    Partners Kyrre W. Kielland and Anne Christine Wettre have written the Norwegian chapter on lending and secure finances in the International Comparative Legal Guide 2017.

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  • Changes to the rules on non-competition, non-solicitation and non-recruitment clauses in employment agreements

    articleCreated with Sketch.14. September 2016

    As of 1.1.2016 Norway has implemented substantial changes to the rules regarding non-competition, non-solicitation and non-recruitment clauses in employment agreements. The new regulations can be found in the Working Environment Act ('WEA') chapter 14. Indirectly the new rules will limit the possibility to enforce restrictive covenants that are entered into on an 'entity level' in distribution/agency and franchise arrangements.

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  • The Cartels and Leniency review, 4/2016

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    Partner Carl A. Christiansen, senior attorney Catherine Sandvig and attorney Hanne Brun Haugen provides the chapter on Norwegian cartel and leniency legislation in the 4th edition of "Cartels and Leniency Review".

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  • Doing business 2016 - measuring regulatory quality and efficiency

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    Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, is the 13th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

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  • The Norwegian Supreme court deny plaintiffs from outside EU/EAA protection under the Lugano Convention

    articleCreated with Sketch.19. March 2016

    Agents and other intermediates are often involved in cross border activities. Unless properly handled in the contractual relationship - international transactions may result in difficult issues about competence of the courts and choice of law.

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  • Aviation financing in Norway

    articleCreated with Sketch.10. February 2016

    Partner Kyrre W. Kielland comments on Norwegian Airline economy in the "Aviation Law Yearbook" of 2016.

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  • Is distribution of software covered by agency law?

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    The classification of software has emerged as a difficult issue for software companies who employ agents to sell their products.

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  • Norwegian Supreme Court extend notice period of claims against the seller

    articleCreated with Sketch.14. March 2015

    Companies which sell their consumer products in the Norway should be aware that Norway has adopted legislation that extend beyond the minimum requirements of the EU Directive 1999/44. The legislation can be found in the Act on Consumer Purchase.

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  • German case law: Termination compensation awarded to a Norwegian distributor

    articleCreated with Sketch.26. August 2013

    Until recently, Norwegian courts have not awarded (sole) distributors rights on termination of the distributorship. In a decision dated 4th of June 2013 the Norwegian appeal court ordered Webasto AG to pay its Norwegian distributor as a goodwill compensation.

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