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    ID control for foreign employees in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 16. September 2021

    The Norwegian Tax Administration performs identity controls of foreign employees in Norway. This means that all foreigners working onshore in Norway are required to meet at a tax office to verify their identity.

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

    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

    How to choose the right corporate structure in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 4. February 2021

    Foreign multinationals that wish to expand their activities to Norway must consider which kind of legal entity and corporate structure they should use. The choice may have impact on the success in doing business in Norway as well as a multitude of legal and compliance implications.

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    Topics: Corporate Law, VAT, Business in Norway

    Do the right things when doing business in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 14. January 2021

    Non-Norwegian enterprises doing business in Norway will find that the basic Norwegian compliance obligations are rather burdensome. Failure to comply commonly may 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

    Brexit's impact on Norwegian corporations with UK management

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 13. January 2021

    From 1 January 2021, Norway's relationship with the UK is no longer regulated by the EEA Agreement. This can affect the management of Norwegian companies if the management and/or board members live in the UK or are UK citizens.

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    Topics: Internasjonal virksomhet, Corporate Law, Business in Norway, Brexit

    Doing business in Norway: Shareholder register statement

    By Henrik Moen - Associate lawyer 7. January 2021

    It is important that the information in the shareholder register statement is accurate. Incorrect information can lead to the Tax Administration imposing additional tax on the shareholder. Find alt the information you need about the shareholder register statement here.

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    Topics: Corporate Law

    Business in Norway - Avoid sanctions and penalty charges

    By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 6. October 2020

    As a foreign multinational doing business in Norway you should be aware of the multitude of compliance obligations you must adhere to. Failure to comply may imply severe sanctions.

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    Topics: Corporate Law

    Register a company in Norway

    By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 8. September 2020

    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 Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT

    Should your business register for VAT in Norway?

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Partner 14. July 2020

    It is often difficult to establish whether a foreign company must register for VAT in Norway. Does your company have a sufficiantly strong connection to Norway to trigger registration obligations?

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    Topics: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT

    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

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