Legal framework and regulation in the Nordics


Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland are very closely interconnected economies albeit all four functioning under varying legislative provisions. All four are based on the civil law system.

Key legislation

The table below contains some key legislation to consider before you begin trading in The Nordics. Please note that the table is not an exhaustive list and that is limited to the legislation at force at any given time.

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This section of the eCommerce Worldwide Nordics Country Guide is provided for general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Neither eCommerce Worldwide nor Njord Law Firm owes any duty of care to any reader of this section of the Country Guide document. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter.

The following tables are provided for general information only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Please contact NJORD Law Firm on any specific legal matter regarding corporate formation and legal requirements in any of the above jurisdictions.

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