Corporate Compliance & Crisis Management

Schjødt is one of the leading law firms in the Corporate Compliance area. Our international oriented compliance and investigations practice brings together lawyers who have in-depth legal expertise and practical experience within the fields of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions/export controls and human rights (The Transparency Act).

Our team have extensive experience in providing practical advice to companies to help them manage compliance risks associated with projects, business partners and M&A- activities in high-risk countries. We have a unique extensive global network consisting of leading compliance and white-collar crime specialists and can effectively include relevant local knowledge in our advice.

We are engaged as trusted advisors by companies facing various types of compliance issues. Our team have significant hands-on experience solving complex problems in high-profile settings. Lawyers in this group have served in senior positions in the Norwegian government and have a unique understanding of political and administrative processes. Through numerous domestic and cross-border crisis management assignments our team has gained in-depth understanding of the complexity of issues that arises in a crisis. Our team provides boards and executive management with clear advice on adequate courses of remedial actions to mitigate legal liabilities and reputational damage, including preparing plans for stakeholder management.

Our team includes experienced lawyers and former in-house counsels and compliance officers, senior public prosecutors, judges and members of Government.

Our services include

  • ESG and Compliance program development and revisions of policies & procedures
  • Risk assessments
  • Integrity due diligence and background checks of third parties
  • ESG & Compliance M&A Due Diligence
  • Contract drafting
  • Training and workshops
  • Legal assessments of civil and criminal liability
  • Advice on remedial actions
  • Audits & Corporate Investigations
  • Government interactions