Over the last 100 years, Wikborg Rein has assisted Norwegian and foreign businesses with corporate law issues. In recent years, we have witnessed significant developments with regards to the expectations that businesses are met with. Increasingly, businesses are expected to respect human rights, environmental standards and the fight against corruption.
We see that "soft law" is becoming more important and that this becomes "hard law" in a more rapid speed than before. This development represents a challenges for lawyers – a challenge that we welcome, because we believe that this will create value for both the clients and for society at large.
We place strict ethical demands on ourselves as lawyers and on our advice in each individual case. This is ensured by, amongst other things, the fact that all our lawyers conduct industry-leading courses in ethics and that the topic is high on the agenda internally it Wikborg Rein.
In addition, we wish to contribute positively to this development by informing about what is expected of a responsible business sector. We also support individuals and organizations working for peace, justice and human rights. In example of this is our collaboration with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, where we established a crisis fund in order to assist human rights defenders who need urgent assistance.