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Open a Representative Office in Norway

Open a Representative Office in Norway

Updated on Thursday 15th June 2017

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Open a Representative Office in Norway

If you have a prosperous business and you wish to expand it on the Norwegian market, you can consider the option to open a liaison office in this country in order to conduct several market studies before taking the decision of starting your business here. Through a representative office in this country you can collect and supply information of the market and industry in which you operate.

Our law firm in Norway provides to its clients legal support with the establishment of a liaison office in this country. 
 

Main characteristics and attributions of a liaison office in Norway

 
A liaison office can be opened in Norway in order to conduct for a foreign company certain non-commercial activities. Most of the time investors decide to set up a representative office in Norway in order to maintain contact with parties in this country (local business partners, local authorities etc) . 
 
A representative office can offer advice to customers regarding the products of the company. The liaison office can as well collect the local information and pass it over to the headquarters for further implementation in marketing decisions. 
 
Although a liaison office cannot undertake commercial activities and does not directly provide profits to the central company, it can however indirectly contribute significantly to a growth in the income of the main business. 
 
Our attorneys in Norway are ready to explain you the Norwegian legal framework and requirements concerning the formation of a representative office in this country. 
 

How to incorporate a representative office in Norway

 
In order to have a representative office in Norway you must register it with the Norwegian Company Register. The registration of a representative office follows the same general lines with company registration. The name of the office needs to receive approval from the authorities. 
 
You don’t need to worry about any requirement regarding taxation in Norway since the liaison office remains outside of the commercial activity zone. 
 
Don’t hesitate to contact our Norwegian lawyers for complete details on the incorporation of a representative office in this country. 
 

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