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Starting a business in Norway

Legal Forms of Companies

Aksjeselskap, AS (Limited Company)
Number of partners: One or more with no maximum.
A minimum of two directors must be appointed, one of whom must be a Norwegian or European citizen.
Capital (max/min): NOK 30,000
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Allmenne aksjeselskap, ASA (Public Limited Company)
Number of partners: One or more with no maximum.
At least 3 directors, at least 2 of whom must be residents in Norway.
Capital (max/min): NOK 1 million
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Ansvarslig selskap med delt ansvar, DA (General Partnership w. shared liability)
Number of partners: Two or more with no maximum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited, but each owner is responsible for the share of debt corresponding to his/her share of the ownership
Ansvarslig selskap, ANS (General partnership)
Number of partners: Two or more with no maximum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is unlimited.
Enkeltmannsforetak (Sole proprietorship)
Number of partners: Only 1 person.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is unlimited.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Brønnøysund - Directory with announcements from the Register of Business Enterprises of Norway
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Kompass - Norway Business Directory

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
NORSKINDUSTRI - Federation of Norwegian Industry
NHO - Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
VIRKE - Federation of Norwegian Enterprise

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Norway OECD
Procedures (number) 4.0 5.2
Time (days) 4.0 9.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Brønnøysund Register Centre maintains open annual accounts on all Norwegian companies.
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Norway.

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