Head of Compliance, DLA Piper

Hugo heads DLA Piper Norway’s compliance and risk management group and has broad legal experience within matters concerning corporate compliance, ESG and litigation. Hugo has previously worked as a research assistant at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law and has experience as an in house lawyer for the companies Höegh Autoliners and Höegh LNG.

He lectures annually at the University of Oslo within subjects such as maritime law, marine insurance and tort law.

He also has a background from the Norwegian Armed Forces School of Intelligence and Security Service (FSES), where he studied Russian while going through officer training.

Hugo advises both Norwegian and multi-national companies in issues related to international trade, ESG, economic sanctions, anti-corruption, AML, FDI and export control. Among other, he assists clients with government relations, risk assessments, international contracting, compliance programs, integrity due diligence, training and internal investigations. Hugo also has broad experience advising in situations where there is suspicion or accusations of compliance breaches and where companies are put under public investigation. Hugo is ranked within compliance and insurance by both Norwegian and international rating agencies.