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Business law in Norway

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Justice is free and independent.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreigners can expect an impartial trial from the country’s judicial system.
The Language of Justice
Norwegian and Sami. Citizens can use either bokmål or nynorsk.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Yes.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
Mixture of customary law, civil law system, and common law traditions. The legal system is generally based on written statutes, but with some influence of common law principles. Supreme Court renders advisory opinions to legislature when asked. Accepts compulsory International Court of Justice jurisdiction, but with reservations. Norway is a member of European Economic Area and is required to adapt EU legislation in most policy areas.
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Norwegian laws in English

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