Our internal ethical guidelines
Over the past century, Wikborg Rein has provided support to Norwegian and international companies worldwide, establishing itself as one of Norway’s largest and most prominent law firms. This success brings with it significant responsibility. With our headquarters in Norway, and offices in London, Singapore and Shanghai, it is imperative that we adhere to the applicable laws and regulations governing solicitors and our workforce in each location.
We strive to foster an inclusive and diverse environment where all employees can thrive and contribute their best, while maintaining a strong focus on delivering high-quality work and achieving our organizational goals. We are committed to incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into our operations, promoting responsible and sustainable decision-making that benefits our stakeholders and the wider community.
Our firm's internal guidelines are designed to promote a culture of integrity, collaboration, and excellence. These guidelines outline our expectations for ethical conduct, respect for colleagues and clients, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations.
- Ethical Guidelines (PDF)
- Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF)
- Anti-bribery Policy (PDF)
- Anti-discrimination Policy (PDF)
- Whistleblowing Policy (PDF)
- Transparency Act Report 2023 (PDF)
In the event of a complaint in respect of the legal services or the fee charged, Wikborg Rein kindly requests that this first be discussed with one of its lawyers, preferably the partner or lawyer in charge for the assignment. Alternatively, complaints may be submitted to the Norwegian Bar Association's Disciplinary Body (Norwegian).
Wikborg Rein's Sustainability Report
The sustainability report gives an insight into how we work with sustainability, what our material topics are, and how we have worked over the past year to reduce our footprint and contribute to the green shift together with our clients.
UN Global Compact
In 2020, the firm signed an agreement with UN Global Compact (UNGC), committing to delivering sustainability principles and implementing measures that support the UN's sustainability goals.
We believe in making a positive impact on the society around us. To achieve this, we have a pro-bono scheme where our lawyers provide free legal assistance to individuals, companies and associations. Additionally, we support several good initiatives with both pro-bono and financial support, including : Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Stine Sofie's Foundation, and One Ocean Expedition. You can learn more about these three partners here.
Legal experts on sustainability, environment and climate
Sustainability is a vital and strategic area of focus for Wikborg Rein. We have a dedicated team solely focused on sustainability initiatives, in addition to integrating sustainability into all of our professional areas.
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