code of ethics

Wiersholm is a leading Norwegian business law firm. By virtue of our leading position and our profession, we have a duty to conduct our business in a responsible and sustainable manner, and at the same time provide high-quality advice to our clients.

This Code summarises what we expect of our employees, our partners and our management within the areas of human rights, sustainability, working environment and diversity, as well as ethics and compliance. The Code of Ethics supplements our other procedures and business principles, and is based on leading international standards for responsible business conduct, including the UN Global Compact, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Norwegian Bar Association’s rules and guidelines.

Everyone at Wiersholm is responsible for reading and complying with our Code of Ethics. As we constantly strive to improve, the Code shall be reviewed annually so that it is adapted to our requirements and expectations at all times.


The Code of Ethics shall serve as a guide for our daily business, both for how we conduct our internal affairs and how we practice our advisory services. The Code clarifies the principles underlying our role as an employer, a supplier of legal services, a purchaser and a community participant, and the demands we place on our staff as employees, colleagues and lawyers in the areas of human rights, sustainability and the environment, working environment and diversity, as well as ethics and compliance.

Download our Code of Ethics here.