Information about Legal matters related to your company
It is important to acclimatise yourself with the law of a new country. There will be many legal matters that you must abide by, and you may even find that some laws you are familiar with in your home country will no longer be applicable. Likewise, you may find some new laws that strike you as strange or even oppressive.
Some of the areas to investigate are:
The body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents that oversees the legal rights of, and restrictions on, employees and their organisations. This will include things such as minimum wage, holiday and maternity payments, ergonomics, labour unions, disability, etc.
The body of laws that oversee business and commercial activity. This may include such areas as principal and agent; freight and shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership; contracts; food and health regulations; safety laws; privacy rights; copyrights; trademarks; etc.
Civil / Common Law
The body of law that oversees sociality. This is invariably culture specific. It is important to familiarise yourself with these laws, especially as you will be adopting a new environment and culture.
You will find contact information for a number of law firms under the About section - List of Service Providers.
At www.verksamt.se you can read more about some of the requirements you must meet before starting your business in Sweden.