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- 11. March 2020
The Norwegian Parliament has decided that the so-called “350-kroner limit”, which has been giving tax exemption for goods purchased from abroad, be removed from 1 January 2020. The change has been implemented in a two-step process where the first step, which applies to goods defined as foodstuffs, goods subject to special duties and goods subject to restrictions, became effective from 1 January 2020. The second step, which will be implemented now from 1 April, will apply to all other goods. The second step requires that the foreign supplier be registered in the Norwegian VAT Register, f. ex. using a simplified registration scheme; VOEC.
Ræder’s lawyers have extensive experience in assisting foreign companies in legal matters related to their business in Norway. Get an overview of the legal aspects of 'Doing business in Norway'
- 1. October 2019
Ræder with strong rankings in the recently published survey World Tax and IFLR 1000.
- 6. September 2019
Due to Norwegian interest deduction limitation rules, a borrowing company does not necessarily have the right to deduct interest cost. If the borrowing company is part of a group there are even stricter rules introduced from 2019.
- 2. August 2019
The Corporate Immigration Laws and Regulations Guide covers common issues in Norwegian corporate immigration laws and regulations – including compliance, investment work permits and dependants. It summarizes the obligations and processes that apply when working and living in Norway.
- 3. June 2019
Partners Kyrre W. Kielland and Ole André Oftebro have contributed the Norwegian chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability.
- 8. March 2019
Ræder continues to hold strong rankings in the latest editions of Chambers Europe and Chambers Global.
- 26. February 2019
Ræder's experts are contributing authors to the norwegian chapter in the latest edition of 'The Cartels and Leniency Review'. The latest edition adresses the issues of growing importance to companies, namely the potential liability, both civil and criminal, that may arise from unlawful agreements with competitors as to price, markets or output.
- 16. August 2018
If you are setting up an enterprise or business in Norway, transferring workers to Norway, or planning on becoming an expat in Norway, there are various obligations that employers and employees must comply to. This guide summarizes the obligations and processes that aply when working and living in Norway.
- 8. June 2018
Partners Kyrre W. Kielland and Ole André Oftebro have contributed the Norwegian chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability (16th ed.).
- 12. March 2018
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.
- 15. February 2018
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.
- 16. October 2017
In Norway, distributors have no automatic right of compensation when the (distribution) agreement is terminated.
- 26. May 2017
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?»
- 19. February 2018
Partners Anne Christine Wettre and Kyrre W. Kielland have written the Norwegian chapter on project financing in the International Comparative Legal Guide (ed. 6/2017).
- 3. April 2017
Partners Kyrre W. Kielland and Ole André Oftebro have written the Norwegian chapter on product liability in the International Comparative Legal Guide (15th Ed.)
- 3. April 2017
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.
Changes to the rules on non-competition, non-solicitation and non-recruitment clauses in employment agreements14. 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.
- 29. March 2016
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.
The Norwegian Supreme court deny plaintiffs from outside EU/EAA protection under the Lugano Convention19. 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.
- 10. February 2016
Partner Kyrre W. Kielland comments on Norwegian Airline economy in the "Aviation Law Yearbook" of 2016.
- 5. June 2015
The classification of software has emerged as a difficult issue for software companies who employ agents to sell their products.
- 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.
- 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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