Compliance and Anti-Corruption

Business is increasingly international, and many Norwegian undertakings currently operate in different parts of the world. These undertakings are expected to comply with the human rights, fight corruption and protect employee rights and other social rights in the countries in which they operate.

We have unique expertise on good business conduct and compliance. We have prepared anti-corruption programs and other compliance programs for major national and international companies, and we also have long experience with Corporate Social Responsibility in Norway and abroad. We know the requirements that the management and board of directors of undertakings must follow in terms of corruption, trading in influence and receiving stolen property, and we also have in-depth knowledge of the authorities' prevention requirements.

We prepare ethics guidelines and anti-corruption procedures and offer training. We also carry out background checks of business partners in cooperation with international communities and provide advice on compliance in acquisitions, mergers and major contracts. Under ever stricter standards for undertakings' social responsibility, we always base our advice on good understanding of the specific undertaking and an assessment of the specific risk involved.

Read more in our legal services catalog on Compliance, regulatory issues, crisis management and corporate criminal law.

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