Kluge has been one of Norwegian Refugee Council's main collaborating partners since 2012, and recently the cooperation was extended for three new years.
On 21 August 2017, the Bellona Foundation (“Bellona”) lodged a complaint with the EFTA Surveillance Authority (“ESA”) alleging that the cash reimbursement of the tax value of exploration costs constitutes illegal state aid under Article 61 of the EEA Agreement.
Finansavisen each year cites whom Norway's best law firms regards as leading in the industry. For several years Kluge has been a leader in public procurements, and Kluge once again confirms this position.
Reserve the 11th of April for participation at this year's Offshore Summit - digitalization and innovation are on the agenda!
We are proud to welcome Hans Ingvald Stensholdt to the Kluge partnership. He joined the position in January 2018.
The Canadian embassy has decided to open a consulate in Stavanger. Stavanger is an important city for Norwegian/Canadian cooperation with its oil and gas industry.
Kluge has contributed to the 2017 edition of the International Comparative Legal Guides (ICGL) Corporate Governance.
New EFTA Court judgement: contracting authority may be held liable even in a case of a simple breach of the public procurement law
On October 31 2017, the EFTA Court delivered a judgement (case E-16/16) regarding requirements for a claim for damages depending on infringements in a tender procedure. According to the Court's conclusion even a simple breach of public procurement law is, in itself, sufficient to trigger the liability of the contracting authority.
Amidst daily reports about warring factions in the British government and stalling negotiations between the UK and EU, a conference in Brussels that took place last week took a sober view on the legal consequences of Brexit. In short: They are mind-boggling and perhaps even more complex as previously assumed.
The clock is ticking. There is only a little more than one and a half years left until the UK will leave the EU. So far negotiations have not yielded more certainty about the future relationship between the UK and the EU, let alone that of Norway and the EU.