New EU regulation governing the use of drones

On 11 June 2019, the European Union published common rules on the use of drones, aiming to help protect the safety and privacy of EU citizens while at the same time enabling the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the European Union. Les mer.


Merger Control Update

Simonsen Vogt Wiig's competition practice, in cooperation with Chambers, on 5 August published the updated annual Merger Control guide for Norway. Les mer.


CJEU Fashion ID case: Joint controllership for Facebook like buttons

On 29 July 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concluded that website operators can be deemed joint controllers under the GDPR together with social media providers for using plug ins, such as Facebook Like buttons. However, the parties are joint controllers only in respect of the collection and transmission of personal data to the social media provider, and not in respect of subsequent processing by the social media provider. Les mer.


Endringer i arbeidsmiljølovens regler om varsling

Fra 1. januar 2020 gjelder nye regler for varsling. Stortinget vedtok 11. juni 2019 at samtlige bestemmelser i arbeidsmiljølovens kapittel 2 A skal endres. Endringene i loven bidrar hovedsakelig til en klargjøring og presisering av rettstilstanden for å gjøre bestemmelsene mer tilgjengelige og forståelige for brukerne av loven. Les mer.


Norwegian Employment Law - Summer 2019 Update

It is summer holiday (for most Norwegians, anyway) and what is better than combining the beach, the pool or wherever you are with spending 3 minutes getting up to speed with a small bouquet of the many exciting developments of Norwegian employment law in 2019? Let's dive in and look at downsizings, selection pools, #metoo legislation and a first officer that ran his ship on ground. Les mer.