Hanne Rustad Gundersrud

Senior Lawyer

About Hanne Rustad Gundersrud

Hanne is a Senior Lawyer specialising in compliance and crisis management. Hanne joined Wikborg Rein from a large global law firm with headquarters in London. In addition to her Norwegian legal qualification, she is a solicitor qualified in England and Wales.

Hanne has broad expertise within the field of compliance and international crisis management, with particular focus on investigations (internal and external), complex whistleblowing cases, international dispute resolution, human rights and the Norwegian Transparency Act, anti-corruption work and sanctions assessments (notably UK sanctions).

Hanne works with a range of clients across different sectors, including most notably, financial institutions, industry conglomerates and companies in the telecoms sector.

Hanne has undertaken two separate secondments at the London offices of two global investment banks. In doing so, she gained experience working on matters ranging from whistleblowing to regulatory investigations and banking disputes, as well as a number of other financial crime and compliance matters. Hanne also has experience of working as Chief Compliance Officer at a Norwegian listed company focusing on renewable energy.

Hanne is a member of the Norwegian Law Society's Ethics Committee.

Hanne holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Essex and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business Law (Distinction) from the London School of Economics. She is also a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience before the English High Courts.

Work experience
  • 2023 -

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2020 - 2022

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2017 - 2020

    Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  • 2015 - 2017

    Trainee Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Education
  • 2015

    Legal practice course as required to become a qualified solicitor in the UK., Legal Practice Course (LPC), BPP University

  • 2013 - 2014

    LLM in International Business Law with a focus on corporate and financial crime and financial regulation., Master of Laws, LLM London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  • 2008 - 2012

    LLB (Hons) Law & Human Rights, University of Essex