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Practice areas for lawyers
Banking & Finance (shipping finance): Lawyers offer advice on bond advice. They also help in securing loans from banks for business purposes. Their services are also hired to secure loans for buying drilling rigs.
Corporate & MA: Lawyers advice corporate houses on wise asset management and other regulatory affairs
Dispute resolution: Large corporate houses often hire lawyers to resolve issues between rival companies, with conflicting interests.
EU & Competition: Lawyers offer the best solution to companies regarding EU and competition practices, which routinely handle Norwegian Competition Authority and the EFTA Surveillance Authority cases.
Energy Regulation & Natural Resources: Lawyers offer their expertise in regulating energy and natural resources as well as advice on legal transactions occurring in this scenario.
Employment: Many companies seek lawyer advice in issues pertaining to the work force. Lawyers interpret labour laws and guide their client towards the best solution available.
Insolvency and corporate recovery: In today.s scenario a lot of law firms are hired to represent companies, when declared bankrupt. These cases mostly deal with bankruptcy laws and tax evasions. Their advice is also sought to restructure insolvent businesses.
Intellectual property and TMT: Issues dealing with copyrights, especially for intellectual property are also handled by lawyers.
Maritime law (including insurance): Legal counsel is also sought for marine laws by shipping companies in commercial transactions. Law firms provide expertise in the area of wet and dry shipping. With the unpredictability of shipping business, legal advice for marine insurance is also given.
Offshore Construction and shipbuilding: Offshore companies seek advice from Norway based law firms to set their construction sites. Many shipping companies also seek legal advice in this regard.
Oil & Gas: Law firms specialised in the area of oil and gas offer legal counsel to government houses and overseas companies leading in Oil & Gas.
Real Estate & Construction: Law firms offer advice on real estate norms, practices and construction laws that govern the land.
Tax: For tax related issues pertaining to international tax laws, VAT issues, international transactions and structuring companies seek legal counsel.
Foreign advocates in Norway
Foreign advocates need a licence to practice law in Norway from Supervisory Council for Legal Practice. Foreign advocates fall into two categories, guest advocates, those will practice law in Norway for a temporary period and those will advocate permanently in Norway. Foreign advocates can also provide services in Norwegian law.