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Company Law

Our team comprised of experts in company commercial law with exceptional corporate experience. We combine theoretical knowledge with extensive practical experience across a vast range of the most important commercial business areas.

Companies, whether private, limited, or public, form the foundation of Norwegian and international business. A thorough understanding of laws, regulations and practices is essential for optimal formation and management of business in an ever-changing market.

Our lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of both Norwegian and international company law.

Our team works across all disciplines, including M&A, dispute resolution and asset management/regulatory. They also work closely with the capital market and compliance teams. The group works together seamlessly to maintain and advance its position as one of the country’s leading experts in this field.

The team's corporate expertise and real-world experience provides pragmatic, commercial and effective advice which is solution-orientated and value driven. Our expertise is critical to finding the optimal company structure and transaction model to provide a successful commercial solution. Our experts work on sale and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements and capital structure. We have particular expertise related to the planning and implementation of mergers and demergers.

We establish systems for effective and value-creating management and offer workshops for boards and senior management groups to provide knowledge and training in monitoring ongoing obligations and responsibilities. We advise on optimal planning and implementation of general meetings, agreements between companies and third parties, capitalisation and sound equity, formulation of management salary and dividend policies.

Our experts work daily to prevent and resolve shareholder conflicts, including enforcing ownership rights, minority protection, and issues related to valuation, including redemption and exclusion. We have extensive experience of dispute resolution in matters relating to pre-emptive right, consent requirements, corporate circumvention/cross-cutting and enforcement.

Our expertise includes the Companies Act’s rules on the investigation of limited companies.

Our Companies Court Group has unique experience related to advice about state ownership and public ownership in general.

We offer

Advisory services with particular focus on legal issues arising from the day-to-day management of a business:

  • When to schedule transactions
  • During the execution of transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Ongoing management
  • Shareholder issues
  • Dispute resolution
  • Investigations
  • State/Public ownership
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Cover image of article "Statutory nationality requirements for members of the board of directors and CEO are repealed"

Statutory nationality requirements for members of the board of directors and CEO are repealed

On 1 July, the requirements for citizenship for board members and the CEO set forth in the Norwegian company legislation were removed. Now, only a residency (domicile) requirement applies. The requirement is that the CEO and at least half of the board members must reside in an EEA country, in the UK/Northern Ireland or in Switzerland.

Cover image of article "Proposed amendments to the Norwegian Security Act – expansion of the FDI rules"

Proposed amendments to the Norwegian Security Act – expansion of the FDI rules

On Friday 31 March, the Government submitted a bill proposing amendments to the Norwegian Security Act. The proposed changes may mean that far more transactions will be subject to FDI screening, and changes in the procedural rules may have a major impact on deals, not least with respect to deal timetable.

Cover image of article "The International Women's Day 2023:  – We need to get rid of gender stereotypes"

The International Women's Day 2023: – We need to get rid of gender stereotypes

In connection with the International Women’s Day, we have had a chat with our lawyers Hedvig Bugge Reiersen, Tonje Hagen Geiran, Xiaomin Qu and Camilla Perona Fjeldstad.

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