Geir Sviggum

Geir Sviggum
Office:
Dronning Mauds gt. 11
PO Box 1513 Vika
N-0117
City:
Oslo
Country:
Norway
Tel:
+47 22 82 76 76
Email:

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Lawyers

Geir Sviggum is partner at Wikborg Rein, the largest Norwegian law firm. The firm attracts a wide range of tier 1 clients within compliance, investigations and crisis management. Wikborg Rein is the only law firm that has been engaged by way of a framework agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs internationally, under which the firm has led investigations into potential misuse of Norwegian aid globally.

Geir is chairman of the firm's board of directors. Geir headed the firm's Shanghai office from 2008 to 2013 and was managing partner international with overall responsibility for Wikborg Rein's internal practice from 2012 to 2016.

Geir Sviggum's compliance speciality focuses primarily on anti-bribery and crisis management, hereunder criminal law consequences and civil disputes triggered by potential misconduct. Geir's experience spans from a role as public defender in Norwegian courts to crisis management on behalf of listed companies following suspected misconduct. He does extensive advisory work for private companies and public authorities in their anti-bribery efforts and lectures frequently on anti-bribery legislation at universities in several countries. He is also frequently used as speaker in conferences for Norwegian authorities and in other fora.

WWL says: Geir Sviggum is an expert in corporate compliance and high-stakes external investigations with a focus on financial crime and strong international experience.

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