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How to choose the right corporate structure in Norway

By Martin Wikborg - Partner 6. February 2019

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: Business in Norway, VAT, Corporate Law, Internasjonal

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

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

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

Should your business register for VAT in Norway?

By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 28. August 2018

In many cases it is difficult to establish whether a foreign company must register for VAT in Norway. Is there a sufficiently strong connection between your business and Norway to trigger registration obligations?

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Topics: VAT, Corporate Taxes, Corporate Law

ID control for foreign employees in Norway

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 5. July 2018

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

Business in Norway - Avoid sanctions and penalty charges

By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 26. April 2018

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

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