Detailed legal advice on construction contracts in Norway
Norway is closely integrated into the European economy. Although not a member of the EU, the easternmost Scandinavian country is part of the European Economic Area and therefore also an important partner for German companies. T he Norwegian economy is very strong in the energy sector and energy exports, especially in the areas of petroleum- , natural gas and hydropower , in addition to fishing. It can be seen that Norway is focusing even more on renewable energy. Norway has the potential to become an important partner in energy supply, especially due to the excellent conditions for wind power. To build up this sector, massive investments in construction and infrastructure projects are needed.
The awarding of projects is also interesting for German small and medium-sized enterprises. So it is becoming apparent that companies from abroad will also have to be engaged to realise these projects. Our Scandinavian friend is therefore a lucrative (project) location not only because of the excellent quality of life .
For the upcoming construction projects and infrastructure projects, the companies commissioned must bear in mind when drafting the contracts that German law is not necessarily applicable and makes sense. It must be regulated within the framework of construction contracts or infrastructure project contracts and, if applicable, consortium agreements, which law is to apply to the contracting parties, such as:
- German law
- Norwegian law
- International Commercial Law
This requires in-depth knowledge of German and Norwegian law as well as international commercial law. Our team can provide you with excellent advice in this regard. Our firm has gained years of experience in international commercial law and is well versed in all areas of commercial law. In particular, we have excellent knowledge in energy law and in the field of renewable energy (including green hydrogen and charging infrastructure for e-vehicles) . Our lawyers have many years of professional experience at law firms specialising in energy law and regularly publish articles on the subject. Due to our diverse experience, also in the Scandinavian business environment, we can also ideally support your case from a local business perspective.
Advice on international contracts for Norway
We aim to identify problems at an early stage and solve them in advance. Especially in international contracts and project management, it is important to be able to act and react quickly. Our experienced team supports you quickly and reliably in all aspects of contract management.
Thanks to our location in the heart of Berlin, we are always happy to advise you on site or discuss the status of your projects via video conference. We are in constant contact with important organisations such as embassies and foreign chambers of commerce. The aim of contract management is to minimise existing legal risks and maximise profitability.
In addition to contract management, claim management is also one of our areas of expertise. Accordingly, we consistently enforce our clients’ claims and defend unjustified opposing claims on your behalf . Our focus is on the optimal representation of your interests.
We draft, review and negotiate project contracts for Norway
With our expertise as legal advisors for international contracts and international projects, we see ourselves as a partner who can help you in the long term with questions relating to the legal situation of your contracts and projects.
German companies doing business abroad are confronted with project contracts. These contracts are understood to include:
- EPC contracts and
- Joint Venture Contracts
If you want to carry out a new project in Norway, the legal framework must be clarified in advance. This is the only way to ensure that your project is legally sound. We would be happy to offer you a detailed discussion via video conference or at one of our locations before the start of your new project. We will work with you to draw up project contracts so that important issues are suitably covered for you. We work closely with our partner law firms – we also take care of Norwegian law for you.
The topic of international project contracts is extremely extensive and complex and requires international experience, which we bring to the table. Our team has been providing legal advice in a wide range of regions and industries for more than 20 years. These years of international experience have enabled us to build our international business. All lawyers in our team have gained their international legal expertise by having lived and worked abroad or having received legal training there.
Our large client base includes numerous international companies from Europe and companies from the German Mittelstand seeking legal support specifically for projects in Europe, Africa, North Africa, the Middle East.
Law firm focus: “International Arbitration”
Careful preparation of projects and contracts cannot always prevent conflicts from arising. Here, too, we stand by your side and represent you in court or in arbitration. Before that, however, we always try to find a constructive out-of-court solution. We represent your interests vis-à-vis the other party and try to avoid a legal dispute if possible. However, if it does come to that, we will of course represent you competently and personally before the German courts. In Norway too, we will represent you before the local courts, if necessary together with experienced local partner law firms. In the field of international arbitration, we have particular experience with proceedings under international (e.g. ICC) and local arbitration rules (e.g. DIS) as well as investment disputes (ICSID).
We are a highly qualified firm of commercial lawyers specialising in conflict resolution. Comprehensive project support also includes a comprehensive conflict resolution strategy. Should legal disputes arise in a specific case, we will consistently enforce our clients’ interests. One goal is to avoid going to court (e.g. by including arbitration clauses in contracts). and to resolve the conflict within the framework of international arbitration.
Comprehensive legal advice on international investment in Norway
Through our many years of experience in Scandinavia and Europe, we have been able to build up a very good network in the Nordic business community. Our client base includes not only companies active in the construction , energy and infrastructure sectors, but also companies in the intralogistics and international investment sectors. In these areas, comprehensive legal support is indispensable, in which we provide you with comprehensive, honest and competent advice on the legal options as well as pitfalls. In doing so, we use our in-depth knowledge of Norwegian law and business.