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. Read more.


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. Read more.


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. Read more.


Changes in the Working Environment Act’s regulations concerning whistleblowing

Effective 1 January 2020, new rules pertaining to whistleblowing will enter into force. On 11 June 2019, the Norwegian Parliament passed a resolution that all provisions of the Working Environment Act Chapter 2 A shall be amended. The changes in the law mainly contribute to clarification and precise formulation of judicial status so as to make the provisions more accessible and understandable to the users of the law. Read more.


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. Read more.