Loss of image, fines and claims for damages – compliance violations constitute a substantial risk with regard to costs and reputation. Companies also have the risk of losing governmental benefits or becoming subject to a so-called "monitorship". Responsible managers can find themselves facing personal liability.

We support national and international companies and professionals in developing and implementing customized compliance management systems with the goal of preventing potential violations of the law as well as minimizing the risks of liability. As a full service law firm, we combine the special knowledge of attorneys in all relevant areas of the law (e.g. antitrust, corporate, employment and data protection or the specialized material in medical law). Our range of services includes, among other points,

  • developing concepts for and introducing compliance management systems, including the preparation of compliance guidelines and work instructions,
  • further development and adaptation of existing compliance management systems to meet current requirements,
  • developing concepts for and implementing employee education and training sessions on all topics relevant for compliance, as well as
  • ongoing coordination with compliance officers and our clients.

We also provide advice and services when structuring and installing a contract management system to assure compliance with contractual obligations.

We stand with our clients and support them discreetly and efficiently in conducting investigations when a suspicion arises about a violation of the law or compliance rules. This applies e.g. for

  • preparing, coordination and conducting internal investigations,
  • preparing and conducting interviews with employees,
  • developing amnesty programs,
  • communicating with employee representatives and stakeholders, or
  • internal and external communication when handling a suspicion or a discovered violation.

We also assure that the interests of our clients are represented in parallel proceedings under supervisory law or criminal law, and we defend our clients against claims for damages. In the case involving violation of a duty by board members and/or employees, we provide comprehensive services when implementing sanctions under employment law and asserting claims for damages as well as with regard to obtaining coverage from D&O insurers.

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