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    Norwegian employment contracts – do’s and don’ts

    By Ellen-Karine Hektoen - Lawyer 28. July 2020

    Many foreign employers are surprised at the protection employees in Norway have. The Norwegian regulations are especially stringent when it comes to the mandatory system for holiday and holiday pay, the regulations relating to working hours and the dismissal rules. So how do you draft the employment contracts in order to preserve your freedom to manage?

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    Topics: Labour Law, Work in Norway, Business in Norway, Contracts

    Employer’s National Insurance contributions in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 2. June 2020

    Are you a foreign company, having employees working in Norway? Make sure you are compliant when calculating and paying the employer’s National Insurance contributions.

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

    Norwegian business culture

    By Magnus Legal 19. May 2020

    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

    Import of services – reverse charge in Norway

    By Mia Cecilie Lindstad - Lawyer 21. April 2020

    VAT must be paid on purchase of services from abroad If the services are VAT liable in Norway.

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    Topics: VAT, Business in Norway, Import to Norway

    Corporate tax return in Norway

    By Hege Katrine Mosserud - Lawyer 16. April 2020

    As a main rule, all businesses operating in Norway must file a corporate tax return by 31 May. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the deadline is postponed for three months this year,  from 31 May to 31 August.

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

    Remember to file your extract of accounts to the Norwegian tax administration

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 7. April 2020

    All companies that have assets or receive income in Norway must submit an annual tax return. This annual tax return must include, an extract of accounts related to the company’s Norwegian turnover/activity.

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

    VAT on e-commerce (VOEC) in Norway

    By Øystein Vågsether - Lawyer 25. February 2020

    Sellers and online marketplaces are liable for VAT on cross-border sales of low value goods to consumers (B2C) in Norway from 1 April 2020.

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    Topics: VAT, Business in Norway, Import to Norway

    Business in Norway - contract drafting and negotiation

    By Ellen-Karine Hektoen - Lawyer 28. January 2020

    Contracts governed by Norwegian law are interpreted in light of a number of elements in addition to the contract text itself. Make sure that your contracts are legal and enforceable in Norway.

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    Topics: Business in Norway, Contracts

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

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 23. January 2020

    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 Law, Corporate Taxes, Business in Norway

    Do the right things when doing business in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 2. January 2020

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

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