Thomas Steen Brandi


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Thomas Brandi specializes in corporate governance, ESG, corporate compliance and crisis management. He is a leading expert within the fields of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering/KYC, sanctions and export controls, human rights (the Transparency Act) and corporate investigations.

Thomas has extensive experience in advising clients on navigating compliance and ESG risks associated with projects, business partners and M&A-activities- both domestically and in high-risk countries. Thomas has an extensive global network consisting of leading white collar crime specialists.

Further, Thomas' practice also includes assisting Private Equity managers and portfolio companies over a diversified range of industries to identify and manage ESG and regulatory risks, to ensure that expectations from investors, regulators and other stakeholders are met from investment to divestment.
Thomas is also on a regular basis engaged by Norwegian property developers and contractors to manage integrity risk with particular focus on supply chain management, work related crimes (NO: Arbeidskriminalitet) and compliance related to public procurement.

His work within the compliance area comprises inter alia risk assessments, compliance program improvements, integrity due diligence, contract revisions, handling whistleblowing reports, legal opinions, audits and training.

Thomas Brandi is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's Expert Panel on Corporate Governance and Compliance, network leader of the Norwegian Bar Association's Specialist Forum on Compliance and member of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption. In addition, Thomas was appointed by the Norwegian Bar Association to review its official guidelines for corporate investigations.


  • 2022

    Corporate Compliance & Investigations, Band 1 - Chambers Europe
  • 2022

    Leading Individual, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations - Legal 500


  • 1997

    Master of laws, University of Oslo
  • 1991

    Higher National Diploma, Oslo University College


  • 2006

    The provisions on corporate investigation in the Company's Act – Ripe for Revision?, Tidsskrift for Forretningsjus