Corporate sustainability lawyers
We are MH Partners. Corporate lawyers focused on sustainability.
From a business perspective, sustainability
is no longer “nice to have”,
it has taken centre stage for companies all over the world. It is a prerequisite for success. It is simply good business. Navigating the increasingly regulated area of sustainability and exploring its opportunities requires legal and strategic competence.
We offer a unique combination of the two with our extensive experience as lawyers and business leaders. Through integrated and flexible legal services, we enhance your sustainable business practices and solutions.
Markets and companies change rapidly. We offer a flexible and efficient solution to your changing needs within legal and compliance whether you have a legal department or not. Our approach is practical and commercial and always focused on the strategic targets and direction of your company.
Wondering how your company is doing on sustainability? Need to better understand your stakeholders’ requirements? Have you explored the sustainability opportunities for your company?
Need some extra hands on deck?
We have extensive top management experience, we have headed up management of change processes, quality projects and projects regarding organisational development.
We are also available as management for hire and provide various board services.
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We provide services within a broad legal spectre including the following areas:
Compliance and Risk
Mergers and Acquisitions
Banking and Finance
Supply Chain Management
Oslo Stock Exchange Regulations
Standard Legal Assignments
We offer legal services charged by the hour or at a fixed price – just like you are used to! We have the digital tools to cooperate closely if we work remotely. However, in our experience it is beneficial to sit together on some projects. If you prefer, we are more than happy to join your team or we can arrange for collaboration hubs.
Legal Services Subscription
If your need for legal services is hard to predict, we can provide a subscription with a fixed fee for a fixed amount of hours of legal support on a monthly basis. The subscription offers a reduced hourly rate and there is no risk involved as any unused hours will be transferred to the next month. This solution is helpful both for companies with and without inhouse lawyers as it offers the opportunity to call on us as a sparring partner, an additional resource or for the more standard legal advice.
Legal Department as a Service
We provide «Legal Department as a Service» . All companies have legal matters which must be handled; however many companies do not have an inhouse lawyer and are reluctant to engage external lawyers. “Legal Department as a Service” provides you with the benefits of a highly experienced inhouse lawyer at the scale you need, whether this is one day per week or twice per month at an affordable cost level. Please contact us to discuss if you are interested in learning more about this service.
Our sustainability services include a broad scope of services including:
General ESG and Responsible Business Conduct support
Mapping and analysis of reporting requirements and stakeholder expectations applicable for your business
Review of the general sustainability status in your company in all areas of ESG
Recommend and implement actions such as anti-corruption programs and update of supplier policies and contracts
Draft, implement and execute your ESG strategy and relevant KPI’s
Recommend and implement a framework for your sustainability work including reporting
Implementation of a continuous improvement process including reporting and auditing
Support the dialogue with your banks, investors and other stakeholders to ensure ESG requirements and expectations are met
We can also provide various self-assessment tools to make a preliminary assessment of your company’s Responsible Business Conduct status. Please contact us for more information about the relevant tools.
Our purpose is to enhance sustainable business
The firm is founded on the values of integrity, engagement and collaboration
We strongly believe in partnership and collaboration. If you are interested in exploring a partnership or collaboration with us, feel free to reach out at any time to discuss.
Currently, we engage with the following partners:
Linda Rudolfsen Myklebust
After six years as a lawyer in Wikborg Rein, Linda worked as an in-house lawyer in Petroleum Geo-Services in Oslo before she headed back to Bergen to take up the position as General Counsel in Odfjell Drilling for another six years. After moving on to Shearwater as General Counsel, she took on a broader position as SVP Corporate Services, building a new support & group services function in Shearwater, including legal & compliance, HR, Sustainability, Risk & Insurance and QHSE. She was a part of the executive management team and led major transactions such as acquisitions and integration processes.
Linda was a board member in the stock listed company Spectrum ASA for several years and has also served as a board member in Bergen Ship Association and the Neptun Foundation. She has a law degree from the University in Bergen and has recently completed the Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme at Oxford University.
Cecilie Koch Hatlebrekke
Cecilie has eleven years’ experience from the law firms Simonsen, Kyllingstad Kleveland and Wikborg Rein. She also has in-house counsel experience from Subsea 7 and other offshore companies, before heading up the legal team in G2 Ocean as General Counsel – Director Legal & Compliance. Her responsibilities expanded to include QHSE, claims and insurance from May 2018. In addition to being an active member of the management team and secretary of the board, she has led the sustainability work of G2 Ocean.
She has been a board member in Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) and Wikborg Rein. Cecilie has a law degree from the University of Bergen and has education in change management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), leadership training from IMD Business School and psychology from the University of Bergen.