Our Code of Ethics

Expectations for ourselves

Wiersholm is a leading Norwegian business law firm. By virtue of our profession and leading position, we have a duty to conduct our business in a responsible and sustainable manner, and at the same time provide high-quality advisory services to our clients.

We strive for excellence and build on leading international standards

Our Code of Ethics summarises what we expect of our employees, our partners and our management in the areas of human rights, sustainability and the environment, working environment and diversity, as well as ethics and compliance. The Code of Ethics supplements our other procedures and business principles, and is based on leading international standards for responsible business conduct, including the UN Global Compact, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Norwegian Bar Association’s rules and guidelines.

We constantly strive to improve. Consequently, the Code of Ethics will be reviewed annually in order to meet our requirements and expectations at all times.

A guide for our day-to-day business

The Code of Ethics shall serve as a guide for our day-to-day business, both for how we conduct our internal affairs and how we practice our advisory services. The Code of Ethics clarifies the principles underlying our role as an employer, as a provider of legal services and as a purchaser and community participant, and the demands we place on our staff as employees, colleagues and lawyers in the areas of human rights, sustainability and the environment, working environment and diversity, as well as ethics and compliance.

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