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norway COVID-19 Task Force

Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Legal Services | Norway
tel: +47 21 95 55 00 | fax: +47 2195 55 01
P.O. Box 2043 Vika | Oslo | N-0125 | Norway

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Latest Alerts

Can an Employee Demand to Have the Summer Holiday Postponed Pending Vaccine and Corona Certificate?

Introduction The Covid-19 vaccine is currently being rolled out, and according to the authorities’ vaccination-plan, a large part of the population will receive their first dose during the summer months. As a rule, one must take the vaccine in one’s own home municipality, and not in the municipality where one has a summer house etc. In addition, the authorities are working on a corona certificate. It has not yet been clarified how such a certificate can be used, but the authorities are working to clarify this...

The BIMCO Ship Sale Agreement – A New Form of Standard?

Background BIMCO has circulated a Consultation Draft of a new Ship Sale Agreement (the «SSA»). For some time now, there has been a predominant standard form of vessel sale. With its origins back to 1925, developed by the Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association and available through Bimco, it is still referred to as the Norwegian Saleform (or NSF) despite its recent rebranding as «Saleform 2012». Since its inception, the Saleform has been amended a number of times, latest in 2012, such amendments driven by legal developments, and generally aimed at improving clarity of its terms...

Year in Review: Dispute Resolution

To avoid a complete halt in critical functions in society, the government proposed a new law, the Corona Law, which provided the government with the authority to give regulations that were contradictory to statutory law. The most prominent feature on the field of litigation was the court’s new ability to decide that an oral hearing should be held by the use of videoconference. Furthermore, the Supreme Court also showed their ability to adapt quickly to the new situation. Firstly, the Supreme Court established a third, temporary department to process cases virtually...

The Norwegian Government Proposes New Loan and Guarantee Schemes

  On 15 March 2020, the Norwegian government presented their proposal for new loan and guarantee schemes in the total amount of NOK 100 billion, to strengthen Norwegian companies' liquidity during the Covid-19 outbreak. The proposal includes: A NOK 50 billion funding which will be applied to issue guarantees in favour of banks as security for new loans granted to small and medium sized companies. The Norwegian Ministry of Finance is currently in discussions with the banks on how to best structure the guarantee scheme, including how it should be administrated and supervised. Re-establishment of the Norwegian Governmental Bond Fund with a funding of NOK 50 billion...

Public Procurement Law and the COVID-19 Crisis

  The authorities have been quick to publish public procurement law guidance for the Covid-19 crisis. In this article we argue that Norwegian authorities could have provided even more clear guidance on what is to be considered at the crossroad between public procurement law and the protection of life and health. The exceptional Covid-19 crisis has given contracting authorities new and unforeseen challenges...
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