Our core values
Numerous companies face an increasing regulatory burden that may have serious consequences in case of non-compliance. Regulations are no longer strictly related to growth or economical perspectives but also to ethics. Indeed, lawmakers in various fields such as anti-money laundering, data protection, health care and consumer protection deploy the same ethical ambitions. We strive to ensure that our clients conduct their activities in a compliant manner by analyzing compliance programs, business processes and strategies. We add value through recommendations either in designing new programs, or ensuring that enhancements are comprehensive. Within the firm, too, we attach great importance to ethics, ranging from the selection of people to the way in which we assist our clients.
We value a culture of transparency and openness in which everyone has an opportunity to contribute. Integrity and reliability are guiding principles in our relationships together with a strong commitment to fairness and truth. Holding ourselves responsible for results is a reflection of our personal commitment. We set challenging goals and we do not shy away from accountability.
We look at law from a business perspective and build strong knowledge of our client’s businesses by understanding their issues and priorities. The world is ever changing and the needs of our clients and our business never stay the same. We constantly seek innovation by coming up with new ideas and new methods. We embrace change and are inspired by both the challenges and the possibilities it creates. The better and faster we are at adapting to change, the stronger and more successful we become as a firm. We display a great deal of creativity and pragmatism in our problem solving. The best solution is not always the most obvious one and in order to outmaneuver challenge, it is often necessary to think outside the box.
We build strong relationships based on mutual respect and capitalize on the creativity and energy that teamwork creates. Working together creates a more enriching work environment and generates better results. We build people up by empowerment and appreciation and by celebrating both individual and team successes. We are very serious about our client’s needs but we never take ourselves too seriously. Having fun at work helps up keep perspective.
As a reflection of its core values, Ethikos has developed the Ethikos Kompass a tool designed to guide its lawyers and staff members and help them to always adopt the right behavior.