Our financial crime team assists clients at all stages of cases that involve financial crime.
In situations such as when the Norwegian Tax Administration has given notice of an audit, the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) or the Tax Crime Unit (Skattekrim) have reported an interest, or the police carry out searches and arrests, it is vital to have good advice at an early stage. We can assist during this initial phase and as defence counsel in court cases.
Our experienced litigators work purposefully during the entire process to achieve the best possible result. It is of major importance in criminal cases concerning tax evasion, financial infidelity, corruption or other business law issues that the defence team has expertise in business law and can utilise the firm’s other expertise, particularly within tax law and corporate law. For larger cases, we assemble a team of lawyers to ensure that the client is provided with the necessary expertise.
In addition to working with ongoing criminal cases involving financial crime, the team also assists with advice and preventative work if, for example, suspicion of financial crime is revealed.
The department is headed by partner Thomas Støer, who has extensive experience with major financial crime cases and work involving Økokrim, the Public Prosecutor and the Norwegian Tax Administration. He regularly litigates cases before the courts.
What is financial crime?
Briefly summarised, financial crime can be defined as criminal offences that are motivated by money. This type of crime often occurs through the use of multiple companies and the involvement of many people.
Examples of financial crime include:
- Financial infidelity
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Securities crime
- Accounting crime
- Bankruptcy crime
- Customs crime
- Environmental and labour market crime