Expertise

Bing Hodneland provides a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses, public offices and private individuals within these legal areas:

IT
& Media

For many years, we have partnered with leading players in cultural affairs, the media and IT. Our comprehensive expertise and experience will benefit you.

Need good answers quickly? Or a thorough study of a major issue? Our lawyers are familiar with cultural, media-related and IT players’ legal and commercial needs. Several of us have personal experience from these industries. We also have solid litigation experience, having tried important court cases in these areas.

Our legal staff helps our clients with large and small cases alike. For example, on a daily basis, we work with questions related to:

  • TV and film production
  • advertising, sponsorship and product placement
  • music production
  • the publication of literature
  • gaming and apps
  • GDPR and the processing of personal data
  • rights management

We offer skilled, widely diverse teams of professionals, and among those who use our services, you will find many different players from cultural affairs, the media and the IT industry, including, for example:

  • Norwegian and international film, TV and music producers
  • publishing houses and other publishers
  • media houses
  • providers of ICT services
  • trade organizations within these sectors

We have extensive expertise in the following areas of law, among others:

  • copyright
  • trademark rights
  • domain names
  • market law
  • freedom of expression
  • data protection
  • media law
  • sports law
  • ecommerce and ecommunications law

We also organise regular courses for trade associations and our own clients on a variety of topics related to IT & Media.

We enjoy constructive cooperation across our legal departments, and we work especially closely with our departments for Tax & VAT, Corporate Law & Transactions and Labour Law. The cutting-edge expertise of our other departments ensures that all aspects of your case receive the attention they deserve.

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REAL ESTATE
& CONSTRUCTION

Our department for Real Estate & Construction has roots that date back to 1897. Ever since, we have been developing special expertise in this particular field of law. This is why many real estate companies and contractors choose to work with us.

Need legal help related to the ownership, operation or development of real estate? Or are you a builder, contractor or consultant in need of help with building projects?

In all of our assignments, our main objective is to help you, our client, to find the best commercial solution, as quickly as possible. Among those who use our services are:

  • business and industry
  • government agencies
  • real estate companies
  • builders
  • contractors
  • consultants
  • cooperative housing associations
  • condominium associations
  • private individuals

Our real estate & construction lawyers have broad experience and cover all fields associated with ownership, operation and development in the area of building and construction. Specialty areas in which we often help clients include, for example:

  • planning and construction law
  • real estate development and development contracts
  • construction contracts from tenders and the signing of a contract to performance and final settlement
  • real estate transactions, real estate syndication and real estate investments
  • matters relating to joint ownership, condominium ownership, cooperative housing associations and cooperative housing corporations
  • law relating to the rights of neighbors
  • questions about boundaries and easements, as well as urban consolidation and expropriation
  • long-term ground leases
  • tenancy law
  • design of property, including sectioning, resectioning and the establishment of development properties
  • real estate management

We also arrange regular courses in real estate & construction for trade associations, along with our own clients.

We enjoy constructive cooperation across our legal departments, and we work especially closely with our departments for Tax & VAT, Corporate Law & Transactions and Labour Law. We also have comprehensive experience with litigation in these fields. The cutting-edge expertise of our other departments ensures that all aspects of your case receive the attention they deserve.

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LABOUR
LAW

Our lawyers have expertise and experience in all fields of law pertaining to working life in Norway.

Do you need fast, expert help with a question involving labour law?

We regularly work with issues related to:

  • dismissals and downsizing
  • reorganisation
  • transfers/relocation
  • suspension
  • termination/resignation
  • whistleblowing
  • pensions and early retirement
  • working hours
  • holidays and holiday pay
  • overtime
  • contracts of employment
  • temporary employment
  • follow-up of sick leave
  • leaves of absence

We can help you with collective and individual labour law alike. Our clients include:

  • government agencies
  • listed companies
  • small- and medium-sized enterprises
  • employees
  • employers’ associations
  • trade unions

We also offer regular courses and lectures for employers, trade unions and special interest and competence organizations across the full range of labour law issues. Our lawyers have taught labour law at colleges and universities, and they have served as external examiners for master’s theses in labour law at the University of Oslo.

Our lawyers have also litigated labour law cases at all levels of the judiciary – from the ordinary district courts to the Supreme Court. We have also assisted clients with disputes heard by the Labour Court of Norway.

We enjoy excellent cooperation among our legal departments, and we work especially closely with our departments for Tax & VAT, IT & Media and Real Estate & Construction. The cutting-edge expertise in our other departments ensures that all aspects of your case receive the attention they deserve.

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TAX
& VAT

Most financial activities and transactions involve tax and VAT. We offer sound advice and practical solutions in all the main areas of national and international tax & VAT law.

Our tax & VAT specialists are skilled lawyers with broad, widely diverse backgrounds from both private and public activities. We help our clients with transactions, general consultancy and disputes with the tax and VAT authorities.

Here are some of the types of cases our Tax & VAT Department can help you with:

  • optimisation of tax and VAT burdens
  • general consultancy on tax and VAT
  • tax and VAT effects of mergers/demergers and business conversions
  • restructuring and reorganisation
  • international tax questions
  • tax audits and verification issues
  • appeals
  • cases before the courts
  • succession in family businesses

We help clients in all industries and our clients include:

  • companies
  • sole proprietorships
  • foundations
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • board members
  • investors
  • private individuals

In addition, Bing Hodneland’s lawyers are popular lecturers, trainers and authors of articles in professional journals.

Our team for tax & VAT also cooperates closely with Bing Hodneland’s departments for Real Estate & Construction and IT & Media. We also offer cutting-edge expertise in Labour Law and Corporate Law & Transactions.

Need sound advice or practical solutions for tax and VAT? Contact one of our talented lawyers.

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CORPORATE LAW
& TRANSACTIONS

Our lawyers have comprehensive expertise in questions of corporate law & transactions. We offer sound advice and practical assistance.

In all of our assignments, our main objective is to help you, our client, to find the best commercial solution, as quickly as possible.

For example, we regularly help our clients with their:

  • choice of corporate form
  • choice of transaction model
  • purchase and sale of stocks
  • acquisitions
  • due diligence
  • stockholders’ agreements
  • stockholder conflicts
  • changes in capital
  • mergers/demergers and business conversions
  • transactions across national borders

We provide assistance in all industries and represent buyers, sellers and merging/demergering parties. For example, our client list includes:

  • companies
  • foundations
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • board members
  • investors
  • private individuals

We cooperate closely across our departments, and we also offer cutting edge expertise in Tax & VAT and Labour Law. This means that all aspects of your case will get the attention they deserve.

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dispute
RESOLUTION

Our lawyers have all-round experience of dispute resolution and litigation. We take advantage of this in all of our specialties, allowing us to offer good sound advice at every stage of a dispute.

Need legal help relating to a disagreement or dispute? Our lawyers regularly litigate cases in the courts and other types of dispute resolution. Consequently, we place great emphasis on this aspect of the role of a lawyer, not least in relation to in-house human resources development.

It is equally important to provide advice on which dispute resolution bodies a case ought to be heard by, as it is to advise when a case should not be taken before the courts.

Our lawyers are very familiar with most of the dispute resolution bodies. These include:

  • alternative resolution of disputes and mediation
  • the ordinary courts
  • a variety of appeals boards
  • land consolidation court
  • court of arbitration

Several of the partners in Bing Hodneland are qualified to litigate cases before the Supreme Court.

Are you involved in a dispute? Let us help you resolve it.

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