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Seminar: Introduction to selected legal topics for working immigrants in Norway

By Xiaogang.TAO - Posted on 03 April 2012

It is a challenge for working immigrants to read thick books about Norwegian law, but it is a very important subject that we shall all understand as it concerns us everyday: What kind of rights and obligations as employees in Norway are entitled? What social benefits in Norway? How we fill in our annual tax declaration -selvangivelsen? Shall I buy a house or rent? etc.

We are very glad that Schjødt AS, a top tier law firm in Norway, is going to have a seminar to our CPN members about Norwegian Law. Schjødt is an internationally oriented law firm with a strong market share in cross border work. More than half of its lawyers have legal education and/or work experience abroad. See more information about Schjødt AS at

Also, CPN has received support from Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV) this year. Hening Kristoffersen, will represent DNV to have a greeting in the seminar and give us a short update on China.

Official invitation from Schjødt AS(PDF 388KB)

Seminar Title

Introduction to selected legal topics for working immigrants in Norway.


16:15-16:30 Registration

Opening remarks
Erling Christiansen, head of China Desk, Schjødt

Greeting from DNV and update on China
Henning Kristoffersen, DNV

Employment law
Magnus Lütken

Rights and obligations as an employee in Norway

Tax law
Chrisine Buer

Personal taxation in Norway, including favourable taxation of real estate

Short break
Light refreshments served

18.00 Social benefits / pensions
Magnus Lütken & Kristin Gotfredsen

A short introduction to the main social benefits in Norway


Henning Kristoffersen,
Henning works at Det Norske Veritas as a principal consultant. He was the head of the Nordic Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai, and director for International Relations BI Norwegian School of Management. He is the co-author of the recently published book “Kinas økonomi” (Chinas Economy).

Magnus Lütken
Magnus is an associate in Schjødt’s labour law department. He specializes in employment and labour law matters across a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on employment law and employment law disputes. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen, where he specialized in labor law, energy & petroleum law.

Christine Buer
Christine is a senior associate in Schjødt’s Tax group. She specializes in corporate tax, with particular focus on international tax issues, as well as corporate law. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo.

Kristin Gotfredsen
Kristin is an associate in Schjødt’s IT, Technology & Telecom group. Kristin specializes in regulatory and transactional work, with a particular focus on Trade/Industry and TmT markets. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen. She also holds a Certificate in International Finance Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

Time & Location: Wednesday, 25th April, 16:30pm - 18:30 PM, Schjødt’s office, Vika Atrium, 7th floor , Munkedamsveien 45

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 18th April 2012 23:59

The Seminar is in English and opens to all.


Registration online through CPN website
Also reply to Svein-Helge Hanken,, tel 23 01 15 40 (Registration confirmation email will be copied to Svein-Helge Hanken automatically if registers on CPN website)