Company and Competition Law

The Unit oversees company and competition law. This includes the Private Limited Liability Companies Act, the Public Limited Liability Act, the Partnerships act, the Cooperative Societies Act and the Foundations Act, as well as the Competition Act, the EEA Competition Act and the Price Policy Act. Legislation that is clear and easy to use simplify the running of businesses and thereby promote economic growth. Therefore, the unit continuously works to improve the regulatory framework for businesses.

The competition rules contribute to fair and competitive markets, to the benefit of consumers. The Unit ensures that the legislation is in accordance with Norway's obligations under the EEA Agreement. The unit also oversees the regulations for registration of private and public enterprises in the Company register at Brønnøysundregistrene.

In addition, the Unit reviews and decides complaints regarding registration decisions in the Company register and Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities. The unit handles applications for exemptions based on the Private Limited Liability Companies Act, the Public Limited Liability Act and the Partnerships Act.

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