Companies across all sectors face compliance challenges in a variety of areas as legislation governing the activities of companies and financial institutions is constantly updated and increasingly complex.
BAHR assists clients in a number of sectors in Norway and internationally. We advise on risk assessments and audits, compliance reviews, developing and testing compliance policies and procedures, and reputational risk management programmes. We also conduct transactional and institutional due diligence reviews, manage internal investigations and defend companies and individuals in externally driven investigations and enforcement actions.
Our advice is based on practical experience and understanding of clients’ businesses, commercial strategy and individual risk profile. We aim to balance our legal advice with pragmatism and an appreciation of relevant regulatory strictures as well as clients’ business environment and needs.
Our Compliance and Risk Management team consists of specialists from a wide spectrum of practice areas, and cooperate closely with the firm’s range of specialists. We therefore offer advice in other areas which companies need to consider in connection with regulatory compliance, such as export control, investigation of potential infringements, personal data protection and other licensing issues.
BAHR offers advice within anti-corruption and compliance which is especially relevant for larger national and international contracts. Over the past few years, this has gained an increased amount of attention, both through occurrences, development of rules and regulations, enforcement and general expectations of society. BAHR has for several years worked thoroughly and systematically to create a leading competence-hub of knowledge of Norwegian and international regulations in this area, and to keep ourselves and our clients updated at all times on the development of rules, regulations and enforcement. It is also important for us that advice relating to anti-corruption and compliance is seen in a wider context, with the requirements of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. These are integral areas for a commercial law firm such as BAHR.
Over the past few years we have been involved in several cases and issues relating to anti-corruption. We have assisted national and international companies with establishing guidelines and principles for handling of such matters, including routines, contract templates and requirements made to suppliers and sub-contractors. We have also assisted on matters that have arisen, such as through whistleblowing or where possible corruption is discovered in other ways. This has also included advising on how such matters should be handled and pursued, for example with public authorities, prosecuting authorities and contract parties. Through such cases we have extensive experience with various situations that can occur and what issues that may arise. Even though each case is different, there is great value to be had through gaining experience that can be further developed.
- Antitrust and competition
- Cartels and antitrust investigations
- Anti-money laundering
- Corporate governance and compliance
- Crisis management
- Conflicts of Interest
- Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- Dispute resolution
- Due diligence
- Employment law
- Financial services and regulation
- Intellectual property
- Real estate
- Regulation and investigations
- Risk assessment
- Sanctions and controls
- Sourcing and technology