Elisabeth Roscher


About Elisabeth Roscher

Elisabeth Roscher is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is head of the firm's Compliance and Crisis Management team.

Roscher was previously partner and head of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team at EY Norway (2011-2016). She was also senior public prosecutor with Økokrim, responsible for investigation and prosecution of various large and complex economic crime cases. Roscher has extensive experience in both pleading and prosecuting cases before Norwegian courts, including several Økokrim cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Elisabeth Roscher's main areas of practice include:

- Corporate compliance in particular anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering, responsible business conduct and human rights and international sanctions and trade control

- Private investigations and crisis management for both national and international companies

- Criminal law, in particular economic crime and corporate criminal liability

Work experience
  • 2019 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2016 - 2019

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2011 - 2016

    Partner/Lawyer, EY (Ernst & Young AS), Oslo

  • 2007 - 2008

    Director Investigation, The Norwegian Competition Authority, Bergen

  • 2002 - 2011

    Senior Prosecutor, Økokrim, Oslo

  • 2000 - 2002

    Head of Legal, The Norwegian Competition Authority, Oslo

  • 1996 - 2000

    Lawyer, Orkla ASA, Oslo

  • 1995 - 1996

    Lawyer, Hafslund Nycomed ASA, Oslo

  • 1990 - 1995

    Lawyer, Wiersholm, Oslo

  • 1989 - 1990

    Deputy Judge, Nedre Romerike County Court, Lillestrøm

  • 1988 - 1989

    Visiting Lawyer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Toronto, Canada

  • 1988

    Cand. Jur, University of Oslo

  • 1987

    Diploma in EU law, College d'Europe, Brugge, Belgium

  • 2019

    Member, The Norwegian Bar Association's Human Rights committee

  • Åpenhet I selskapsrapportering (Transparency in Corporate Reporting), Praktisk Økonomi og Finans, 2014

  • Contributor to the book Konkurranseloven og EØS konkurranseloven med kommentarer (Commentary to the Competition Act and the EEA Competition Act), Evensens/Sæveraas (red), Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 2009

  • Internasjonale håndhevingstrender – krav til selskapenes tiltak mot korrupsjon (International enforcement trends - requirements for companies' efforts against corruption), Praktisk Økonomi og Finans nr 4/2011

  • Styrets ansvar for å forebygge og avdekke misligheter (the Board's responsibility to prevent and detect fraud), Praktisk Økonomi og Finans nr2/2013