Corporate Criminal Law

An enterprise may be punished if a statutory provision that forms a basis for punishment has been violated by someone on behalf of the enterprise. This also applies to public enterprises, and the enterprise can be punished even though no individual can.

We are leaders on corporate criminal law and have extensive experience from a number of demanding cases that involve a major legal and political risk in addition to the risk of damage to the enterprise's reputation. In such cases, it is crucial that the lawyer's integrity is high. We also have in-depth knowledge of foreign rules that may form a basis for corporate penalty, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

We assist with advisory services on corporate penalty or with litigation if the case is brought to court. We also give advice on criminal law, for instance in the event of suspicion of environmental crime, breach of securities legislation, corruption, trading in influence or breach of the Norwegian Working Environment Act. We go through the facts, find out what has happened and help prevent similar incidents from occurring again.

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

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