Corporate law in Norway

Corporate law

Our lawyers have experience from all areas of corporate law, and regularly assist both Norwegian and foreign companies. We offer assistance with all areas in a company’s lifecycle, from incorporation to liquidation. Our expertise also encompasses transactions, including sale and purchase, mergers/demergers, due diligence assessments and related issues.

Necessary tools

The goal of the corporate team at Magnus Legal is to equip the client with the tools necessary to comply with the day to day requirements set out in the corporate legislation in Norway. To achieve this, we offer guides, courses and manuals tailored for your business needs. If you want to focus fully on your core business operations, we can provide company secretary services to handle all your daily compliance requirements.

For more complex issues, including transactions, liquidations, issuance of new shares etc., we work closely with our clients to provide a seamless service that is customized to specific requirements of the client. The client decides if we should provide full-scale services or if we only assist in parts of the process.

We recommend that you seek our advice prior to starting a project, so that we could point out possible pitfalls and guide you onto the correct course of action. We assist you in getting a flying start.  

Corporate law - our services

  • Advice on which entity is correct for your business needs
  • Establishing Limited Liability Companies (Aksjeselskap/AS), Public Limited Liability Companies (Allmennaksjeselskap/ASA) and other company types
  • Capital increase and issuing new shares
  • Assistance with equity transactions, i.e. distribution of dividends
  • Counsel on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Mergers, demergers and restructuring
  • Company conversion
  • Acquisitions and due diligence (DD)
  • Company secretary services








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Corporate structure

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.

How to choose the right corporate structure in Norway





Corporate structure





Corporate law - Norwegian business culture





Business culture

An understanding of the common Norwegian and of the Norwegian business culture, could help you off to a good start when doing business in Norway. The Norwegian business culture is to a certain extent based on general Norwegian working values. Some of the main work values are equality, trust and flat structures. 

More about the business culture in Norway: Norwegian business culture





For help with corporate law, contact our lawyers.

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