Ms Elisabeth Roscher > Wikborg Rein > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Wikborg Rein
Dronning Mauds gate 11
P.O.Box 1513 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
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Work Department

Compliance and Crisis Management


Elisabeth Roscher is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is head of the firm’s Compliance and Crisis Management team.

Roscher was previously partner and head of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team at EY Norway. She was also senior public prosecutor with Økokrim, heading up the Subsidy Fraud team. Roscher has extensive experience in both pleading and prosecuting cases before Norwegian courts, including several Økokrim cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court.

Elisabeth Roscher’s main areas of practice include:

– Corporate compliance in particular anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering, responsible business conduct and human rights and international sanctions and trade control

– Private investigations and crisis management for both national and international companies

– criminal law, in particular corporate criminal liability


2019- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2016-2019 Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2011-2016 Partner/Lawyer, EY (Ernst & Young AS), Oslo
2002-2011 Senior Prosecutor, Økokrim, Oslo
2007-2008 Director Investigation, The Norwegian Competition Authority, Bergen
2000-2002 Head of Legal, The Norwegian Competition Authority, Oslo
1996-2000 Lawyer, Orkla ASA, Oslo
1995-1996 Lawyer, Hafslund Nycomed ASA, Oslo
1990-1995 Lawyer, Wiersholm, Oslo
1989-1990 Deputy Judge, Nedre Romerike County Court, Lillestrøm
1988-1989 Visiting Lawyer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Toronto, Canada


Member, The Norwegian Bar Association’s Human Rights committee


1988 Cand. Jur, University of Oslo
1987 Diploma in EU law, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

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Elisabeth Roscher – Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein‘s practice is ‘a true one-stop shop for complex cross-border compliance matters and crisis management‘. Led by Elisabeth Roscher, the team’s workload includes private investigations and anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and international sanctions matters. Geir Sviggum ‘is the rock that you need in a crisis‘; he regularly handles anti-bribery mandates for Norwegian public authorities. Senior lawyer Tine Elisabeth Vigmostad has solid experience in acting in international investigations concerning alleged corruption and other forms of misconduct.