Compliance and Risk

Simonsen Vogt Wiig assists with corporate compliance governance, preventative efforts, sanction regimes, preparation and implementation of ethical guidelines, anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering programs, warning systems and other compliance rules.

Our lawyers have led a number of major internal and external investigations in Norway and abroad, specially related to possible violations of the Norwegian General Civil Penal Code’s anti-corruption provisions and corporate penalties.

We have comprehensive compliance expertise in all relevant areas including competition law, protection of privacy, cyber security, employment law, corporate law, stock exchange and securities law, financial regulatory requirements and international sanction rules.

The team assists with the identification and management of major compliance risks and with implementation of customized risk mitigation tools, including procedures, checklists, control measures, templates etc. enabling the company to efficiently prevent non-compliance incidents.

We conduct compliance audits and due diligences assisting the company to identify existing or potential non-compliance risk exposure, including in relation to new business investments or mergers and acquisitions.

We assist with the drafting of Code of Conduct, contractual terms (including terms of non-compliance) and other compliance documentation relevant for business partners, public authorities or other stakeholders. Compliance team members are also specialized in area of ESG and sustainability requirements, including the EU Taxonomy and requirements for sustainable finance.

Our team of experts have comprehensive experience from in-house compliance practice enabling us to assist with practical and commercial advice in relation to the establishment and implementation of compliance programs.

We put together experienced teams to assist clients on short notice when the authorities executes dawn raids or other seizures. We can assist with procedures that prepare companies to handle acute situations of this kind.

Simonsen Vogt Wiig has a first rate network of Norwegian and international experts in data processing and security, technical investigation and accounting assistance.