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Annual wage report in Norway

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 22. January 2019


Do you have employees who performed work in Norway in 2018? Don’t forget the annual wage report.

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Topics: Corporate Taxes, Work in Norway

New tax scheme in Norway – PAYE

By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 17. January 2019

From 2019, a new and simplified tax scheme is available for foreign workers in Norway. The scheme is called PAYE (Pay As You Earn). Most foreign workers will fall under this scheme the first year they work in Norway.

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Topics: Business in Norway, Tax return in Norway, Work in Norway, Corporate Taxes

Do the right things when doing business in Norway

By Martin Wikborg - Partner 9. January 2019


Non-Norwegian enterprises doing business in Norway will find that the basic Norwegian compliance obligations are rather burdensome, and failure to comply commonly results in severe sanctions. As always, it is better to do the right things from the beginning than to tidy up afterwards.

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Topics: Work in Norway, Corporate Taxes, Business in Norway, Tax return in Norway, VAT, Labor Law, Corporate Law

Passed over in a public tender process? Here is how you file a complaint to KOFA.

By Andreas W. Hennyng - Partner 14. December 2018

Tendering for public contracts in Norway: In this article you will find an overview of everything you, as a supplier, should keep in mind if you are going to submit a complaint to the Norwegian Public Procurement Complaints Board (KOFA).

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Topics: Public Procurement

Norwegian business culture

By Magnus Legal 29. November 2018

Whether you are planning a business trip to Norway, relocating or setting up a new business here, an understanding of the common Norwegian and of Norwegian business culture, could really help you off to a good start. This is key to quickly build a sustainable business and to settle in.

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Topics: Work in Norway, Business in Norway

Corporate tax in Norway - the basics for non-Norwegian enterprises

By Martin Wikborg - Partner 20. November 2018

The basic rule is that all Norwegian companies and foreign enterprises conducting business activities in Norway are subject to Norwegian corporate tax.

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Topics: Corporate Taxes, Corporate Law, Business in Norway

How to file a complaint about a public tender process in Norway

By Andreas W. Hennyng - Partner 6. November 2018

Every year in Norway nearly NOK 500 billion is spent on public procurement contracts (Difi). There are set tender rules across EU and Europe. If you feel the tender process was not run according to the rules, you have the right to register your complaint.

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Topics: Public Procurement

Starting a company in Norway – 9 key steps

By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 23. October 2018

Foreign companies starting up business in Norway will soon enough encounter Norwegian compliance, formalities and reporting responsibilities.

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Topics: Business in Norway

Register a company in Norway

By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 25. September 2018

Anyone that conduct business activities in Norway is liable to register the company with the Norwegian authorities. This also applies even though the activities are not performed by the company itself, i.e. if the entire assignment is contracted out to subcontracts.

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Topics: Corporate Taxes, Corporate Law, VAT

Taxes in Norway - employee taxation

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 11. September 2018

Working your way through a foreign tax system can be difficult and it triggers many questions. The most common questions are related to tax liability and level of taxation.

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Topics: Tax return in Norway, Work in Norway

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We share relevant and applicable information related to doing business in Norway. Our lawyers focus on the practical implications for our clients of relevant business legislation, such as how to tender, how to draft and win contracts in Norway, how to establish and operate a Norwegian business and how to comply with the tax regulations.

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