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Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2022

In the guide, Chambers notes: «I choose to work with them because they are the most active in the scale-up and startup community; they have compassion for new market entrants; and are passionate and know all the domain experts for money and payment institutions.»» says an interviewee. Another interviewee adds: «They are able to quickly understand the technological, economical, and legal aspects ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | November 2022

On appeal, the trademark infringement was no longer in dispute. Still, the decision has a fundamental interest in the intellectual property legal space. The judgement deals with principal issues related to compensation claims for trademark infringement where the infringement and alleged damage merely relates to a subpart of the infringer’s ads and turnover. Norgesgjerde and Vindex (the original plaintiffs) claimed total damages and compensation in excess of NOK 10 million ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | October 2022

All contract legislation in Norway specifies time limits for filing a complaint. Put very simply, a complaint in this context is the process whereby a party to an agreement complains about a defect and asserts a claim within a defined time limit. Once the specified time limit has expired, the right to bring the claim will be lost. The logic behind the rules on complaints is that the parties to an agreement must be able to define the end point of, for example, a sale or delivery ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | October 2022

Loan facilities and bond loans usually include financial covenants, which are financial metrics the borrower/issuer need to comply with during the term of the financing agreement. The Norwegian market is dominated by maintenance covenants, which means the covenants must be complied with at all times. Over the course of a few months, geopolitical unrest, high inflation and prolonged supply chain issues have led central banks to increase interest rates and lenders to increase their risk margins ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | October 2022

The Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-449/21Towercast rendered on 13 October is interesting reading in particular in the context of «killer acquisitions». The dispute in the main proceedings before Cour d’appel de Paris concerns the question as to a supplementary or «gap-closing» application of Article 102 TFEU in relation to the national rules on merger control ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | September 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 ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | September 2022

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 ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | September 2022

One of the proposals set out in the Green Paper concerns an investment obligation for streaming services. According to the proposal, streaming services are required to either invest directly in Norwegian films and series, or, if the services do not invest sufficiently in Norwegian content, contribute to the financing of such productions through financial contributions to the Norwegian Film Fund ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | September 2022

The material issue of the case, in which the procedural question arose, was whether two decisions by the Alver Municipality regarding property tax for «Mongstad kraftvarmeverk» and «Mongstad raffineri» owned by Equinor were lawful. In order to value the properties, the municipality had engaged an appraiser. Now, before the case is to be decided by the High Court, the parties disagreed about whether the appraiser should be considered an expert witness or not ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | August 2022

Introduction In order to enforce a claim that is in default and overdue, there must be either a so-called general basis for enforcement (judgment, in-court settlement, etc.) or a special basis for enforcement. Special bases for enforcement will vary depending on the asset that needs to be realised ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | August 2022

Nelfo is a national trade association for electro, IT, electronic communications, system integrators, and lift companies in Norway. The main point addressed in the complaint to ESA was the allegation that the municipality had overcompensated companies within the BKK Group for maintaining and operating street lights along municipal public roads ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | August 2022

Merger control is an integral part of competition law. The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) enforces the Norwegian merger control rules. Notification to the NCA is compulsory before closing and implementing all mergers and acquisitions that bring about a structural «change of control» in the market and exceed the national turnover thresholds ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

From the legislator, it is relevant to draw attention to the new rules on remote court sessions and remote examination. The rules are based on the principle that court proceedings in Norway shall take place in a meeting where the participants are physically present. However, the preparatory works maintains that it’s time to make these regulations more flexible, to ensure appropriate, modern and efficient court proceedings ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Simonsen Vogt Wiig has lately experienced an exceptional increase in new transactions within the offshore supply market. The traditional corporate lending, real estate and shipping markets have also stayed strong with a high volume of transactions with both banks and an increasing number of alternative project-based funding sources ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Morten V. Meyer is specialised within M&A, contract law, real estate and tax law. His clients are from a wide range of industries. He has extensive experience with reorganisations and with assisting buyers and sellers with the sale and purchase of shares and businesses. In addition, Morten holds a real estate agent insurance and assists buyers and sellers of real estate in all steps of the process, including as settlement manager ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Camilla Flatum is specialised within shipping transactions and with ship- and bond financing. She has extensive experience from the shipping sector, assisting both owners, brokers, and financial institutions. Camilla also advises clients within the aviation sector, in financing matters especially. She has been associated with Simonsen Vogt Wiig since 2006, having previously worked for Nordic Trustee AS og Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | June 2022

Prior to the entry into force of the FDI Screening Regulation on 11 October 2020, there was no EU-wide formalized cooperation among the Member States and the European Commission on these matters. In the EU, the European Commission’s strong expectation is that all 27 EU Member States will put national FDI screening mechanisms in place. A national screening mechanism in all 27 Member States serves to safeguard all individual Member States against potentially risky foreign investments ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | April 2022

The full-text judgement in English has not yet been released, but the press release with a summary of the judgement and its result can be accessed here. The case concerns an action brought by Poland seeking annulment of Article 17 of Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | April 2022

Dramatic changes to energy supply security driven by geopolitical upheaval The EU energy transition is aimed at weaning Europe of its fossil fuel dependence and to enable Europe to reach climate emissions reduction targets. For the last 100 years, energy consumption other than transportation has been supplied almost entirely by hydropower. Norway in later years has been actively reducing its dependence on fossil fuel for road transport, costal shipping and the offshore supply fleet ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | April 2022

General information about legal enforcement Legal enforcement involves the securing and collection of monetary claims (and other claims) via the enforcement authorities. The general rules are set down in the Enforcement Act. The act sets out the conditions for securing and enforced settlement of monetary claims and governs the approach that must be taken in connection with this ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2022

A huge number of global and national initiatives have been made to appropriately handle sustainability challenges, including the European Green Deal and the relating Taxonomy. Both mandatory regulations and voluntary principles have been (and will continue to be) initiated and implemented, to ensure or encourage that ESG considerations also are taken into account with respect to financing ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2022

During the US President’s visit to Brussels, President Biden and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stated on Friday 25 March that the parties have agreed on the main principles of a new agreement on the protection of personal data transferred to the United States. While a concrete agreement text has not yet been published, the US White House has published a Fact Sheet explaining the key principles to be expected in the final framework ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2022

Sustainability is a high priority for Simonsen Vogt Wiig (SVW), both for our own business and in our service offerings for customers. SVW have been certified as an Environmental Lighthouse («Miljøfyrtårn») for several years, and diversity and sustainability are among our key focus areas. In addition to working actively with defined sustainability goals internally, we advise on and deliver digital solutions within ESG, sustainability and the EU taxonomy ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2022

Has the company an updated overview of current processing in 2022? The companies must have an overview of their processing activities, and it is important that this is up to date ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2022

This year we also have four new individual lawyer rankings; Thomas Olsen, Band 1 and Malin Tønseth, Band 2 (TMT: Data Protection), Mathias Teir, Up & Coming (Corporate/M&A) and Sunniva Kinsella, Up & Coming (Banking and Finance). We are also very grateful that Tor Stokke and Gøran Mjelde Aarvik have strengthen their individual rankings with respectively Band 2 (TMT: Information Technology) and Band 3 (Real Estate) ...

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