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Simonsen Vogt Wiig is a leading business law firm with offices in all major cities in Norway and Singapore. Our 180 lawyers assist all key industries, and build lasting relationships with our clients by combining inbound business acumen and legal expertise in counseling. High quality at all levels to be guiding principles for our business. Through cooperation and availability, we arrange for relevant and effective communication and advice to our clients. We have the capacity to be both specialized and versatile, and expertise to solve the most demanding problems and the major missions.

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Chambers Global Practice Guide – Energy: Oil & Gas 2022

The 2022 Chambers Global Practice Guide: Oil & Gas Law and Practice The Simonsen Vogt Wiig Oil & Gas team, has contributed to the Chambers 2022 Global Practice Guide: Oil & Gas Law and Practice by writing the Norway chapter. It describes the legal framework for the upstream petroleum sector in Norway in addition to the most important developments of the framework during the past year. The guide provides a thorough overview of practical legal issues affecting business involved in petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf and enables investors and other industry stakeholders to compare legislation and procedure across a range of key jurisdictions...

Proposed changes in the Norwegian taxation of aquaculture, wind power and hydropower

Resource rent tax on aquaculture The government proposes to introduce a resource rent tax on aquaculture from 1st of January 2023. The proposal will be circulated for consultation today with a deadline of 3rd of January 2023. The proposal includes a resource rent tax with an effective rate of 40% applicable to the production of salmon, trout, and rainbow trout. The proposal includes a tax-free allowance of between 4,000 and 5,000 tonnes. The taxable revenue from salmon is proposed to be based on the commodity prices for salmon. Revenues from trout and rainbow trout are based on the actual sale prices...

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Simonsen Vogt Wiig contributes Norway chapter to the Chambers Merger Control 2021 Guide

Merger control is an integral part of competition law. The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) enforces the Norwegian rules. Notification to the NCA is compulsory prior to closing and implementation of all mergers and acquisitions that bring about a structural «change of control» in the market and exceed the national turnover thresholds (the combined annual turnover in Norway of all the undertakings concerned must exceed NOK 1 billion; and the annual turnover in Norway of each of at least two of the undertakings concerned must exceed NOK 100 million)...

New Partners with Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Thomas Talén joins Simonsen Vogt Wiig’s employment law team from Deloitte. Thomas has extensive expertise within structuring and implementation of various compliance programs, forensic investigations, and handling of whistleblower cases. He also advises national and international clients on acquisitions, restructuring/downsizing as well as individual personnel matters. «The recruitment of Thomas is a great addition to our employment law team and contributes to further strengthen a department in growth. We are very happy to have him joining the SVW team!» Managing Partner Mona Søyland says...

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