Sustainability

  • Sustainability, Ocean Industries, Technology and digitalisation, Renewable energy and infrastructure, Shipping Offshore

    2020

    Partner in the One Ocean Expedition

    Wikborg Rein is proud to partner and fully support the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in the project: The One Ocean Expedition.

  • Shipping Offshore, Environmental law, Sustainability, Ocean Industries

    2020

    The High North Report – an "ocean of opportunities"?

    On 27 November 2020 the Norwegian government presented a white paper on the High North with the title "People, opportunities and Norwegian interests in the Arctic" (the "High North Report"). The report is the first white paper on the Northern region in nine years, and sets out the government's policy on foreign relations, climate change and environmental concerns, community development, business, infrastructure, transport and safety.

  • Shipping Offshore, Environmental law, Sustainability, Ocean Industries

    2020

    Beefing up emission and fuel standards in the Arctic

    It has been a long time coming, and on 20 November 2020 the 75th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) approved a "ban" on the use and carriage of so-called heavy fuel oil ("HFO") in the Arctic. The new regulation makes amendments to the Polar Code, as implemented in MARPOL. It is expected that the proposed amendments will be formally adopted at the next MEPC session in June 2021. However, more stringent standards have already been proposed by the Norwegian government for the area surrounding Svalbard.

  • Shipping Offshore, Environmental law, Sustainability, Ocean Industries

    2020

    Norwegian ocean management – modern or still very traditional?

    With Jens Evensen in the forefront, Norway was a pioneer in the development of the law of the sea in the 70s. However, the traditional law of the sea as we know it, with its zonal and sectoral approach, is not sustainable. Through the High North Report, the Norwegian government is laying the foundations for what will be Norwegian foreign policy for the next 10 years. Is Norway once again capable of being a pioneer in the development of a modern law of the sea?

  • Shipping Offshore, Technology and IT Law, Renewable energy, Sustainability

    2020

    Main Blue Economy Partner

    Wikborg Rein has recently entered into a partnership as a Blue Economy Main Partner at Nor-Shipping together with Gard. Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) and Telenor Maritime are joining as Partners. The biannual conference will take place from 1 to 4 June 2021.

  • Sustainability, Financial Regulation

    2020

    Pursuing sustainable finance and investment (the EU Taxonomy)

    The aim of the EU's sustainable finance strategy is to reorient capital flows towards sustainable investments, manage financial risk stemming from climate change and to foster transparency.

  • Sustainability

    2020

    Sustainability

    In recent years, the notion of sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) have received increased attention in the business communities and society as a whole.

  • Business support, Innovation and digitalisation, Sustainability

    2020

    From the media industry to business law

    For someone who loves meeting people, it has been a challenging start in Wikborg Rein for Martin Bentzen. But he plans to make up for it again soon.

  • Shipping Offshore, Sustainability, Ocean Industries

    2020

    Green investments in ocean industries

    The intersection between green investments and ocean industries continue to attract increased attention from investors, financiers and companies in search of new business opportunities.

  • Mangfold, Student, Corporate Responsibility, Career, Sustainability

    2020

    Diversity

    As one of Norway's largest and most international law firms Wikborg Rein represents many nationalities, languages and cultures. This is one of our strengths when assisting local and global clients from different countries within all areas from shipping and renewable energy to technology and digitalisation.

  • Sustainability

    2020

    We are eco-lighthouse certified!

    At Wikborg Rein, we have a greater focus on what we as a company can do to take care of the environment. It is therefore exciting to announce that we are now eco-lighthouse certified.

  • Student, Sustainability

    2020

    Pro bono work led to family reunion

    Every year the Norwegian immigration authorities process a number of applications that result in rejection or expulsion. When all rights to appeal has been exhausted, few options remain for a party with limited financial resources to have the decision re-examined. Our pro bono work and collaboration with the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS ), an organisation working to advance asylum seekers' rights in Norway, allows Wikborg Rein to assist in the re-examination of cases often involving court proceedings.

  • Sustainability

    2019

    Responsible business

    Our most important resource is the knowledge of our employees. Knowledge is power, and this power can be used to make a positive difference in business and society.

  • Sustainability

    2019

    Equality and Diversity

    The corporate legal industry has traditionally been conservative and not adequately able to mirror the diversity that exists in the society around us. A leading law firm such as Wikborg Rein make a difference with regards to this, and we will therefore work to drive the industry in the right direction.

  • Sustainability

    2019

    Our approach to corporate responsibility

    Wikborg Rein will work to ensure that our business has a positive impact on the society around us. We have programs and certifications in place in order to satisfy environmental requirements and norms so that our business places the least possible strain on the environment. But we also extended our responsibility to the relations, matters and people who may indirectly be affected by our business.