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    BREXIT – Some British citizens working offshore do not need residence permits

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 9. March 2021

    If you are to work offshore in Norway, you might not need a residence permit.

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    Topics: Brexit

    BREXIT – British citizens employed by a Norwegian employer

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 9. March 2021

    The UK has left the EU. British citizens are no longer citizens of the EU, and the UK is no longer a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). The transition period with the Withdrawal Agreement ended 31 December 2020.

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    Topics: Brexit

    A brief guide to your Norwegian tax return

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 4. March 2021

    Anyone who receives income from work in Norway or on the Norwegian continental shelf, is required to file a Norwegian tax return.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

    Brexit National Insurance

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 1. March 2021

    From 1 January 2021 the transition period was ending, and UK was no longer member of the EEA agreement. This have an impact for the UK nationals who are living and working in Norway. Coordination of the social and security membership between Norway and UK was one of many areas that needs clarifications..

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Brexit

    Brexit – Norway has signed a transitional agreement with the United Kingdom

    By Kjersti Emilie Fjær - Associate lawyer 1. March 2021

    On 8 December 2020, Norway signed a temporary agreement on trade in goods with the United Kingdom. This agreement came into effect 1 January 2021 and applies until a free trade agreement is coming into effect. The negotiations on a free trade agreement are ongoing, but it is unclear when such an agreement will be completed and come into effect.

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    Topics: Brexit

    Establishing a private limited liability company in Norway

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Lawyer 25. February 2021

    In this blog post we describe how to establish a private limited liability company in Norway (aksjeselskap).

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    Topics: Corporate Law, Business in Norway

    Import to Norway – VAT and customs

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Partner 18. February 2021

    Norway is not a member of the European Union (EU), but it is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). This means that transactions of goods across Norwegian borders and to or from the EU will be regarded as import or export supplies. This, in turn, creates a few challenges you should observe before entering into an agreement with a company established in Norway. 

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    Topics: VAT, Business in Norway

    Workforce reductions in Norway: Be aware of the employee rights!

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 11. February 2021

    Historically, the unions and employees in Norway have a strong position. This is particularly evident in the strict procedures that must be followed, and in the numerous rights employees in Norway enjoy in situations of workforce reductions. Even if the employer’s economic situation is critical, it is important to follow the correct procedures in order to avoid potential claims.

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    Topics: Labour Law, Work in Norway

    Rules and requirements regarding entry to Norway

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Lawyer 10. February 2021

    As a general rule, EEA workers have the right to enter and work in Norway. However, during the ongoing pandemic, there are temporary restrictions on the entry to Norway. Furthermore, requirements regarding testing and registration apply. In this blog post we will explain these rules and requirements.

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    Topics: Corona virus

    Norwegian quarantine rules for foreign workers, and the exemptions

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Lawyer 10. February 2021

    Updated 10 February 2021: In the current situation, the corona virus causes constant changes in the restrictions regarding quarantine rules. For foreigners it can be difficult to know which quarantine rules apply when arriving in Norway. The purpose of this blog post is to clarify the rules for quarantine.

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    Topics: Corona virus

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