Corporate Governance and Compliance
Compliance issues affect every aspect of a company
Our interdisciplinary team benefits from an extensive international network. We co-operate with colleagues in the UK and US on issues such as the UK Bribery Act, SEC procedures or requirements and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
The team has designed and implemented national and cross-border compliance programmes for multinational companies, including documentation. In risk prevention we have experience establishing compliance departments and structures, developing a code of conduct, compliance training, internal audits, implementing whistle blowing systems and supporting audits of established compliance functions. In risk management we provide support for dawn raids, defend preliminary investigations and internal audits. We examine and enforce claims for damages and enforce employment law sanctions. The team focuses on compliance issues under antitrust, capital markets, criminal, employment and data protection law and advises companies and their corporate bodies on compliance under corporate and company law.
The team advises groups of companies, including DAX30 and other listed companies, in particular on corporate bodies’ liability in connection with company management and the increasing requirements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This advice covers the remuneration of management board members and managing directors. The team has many years experience advising on risk management within groups of companies, on organisation and reporting duties and arrangements for general meetings.
News & insights
Publications: 12 JANUARY 2021
Following months of protracted negotiations and coming four and a half years after the UK voted to leave the EU, 24 December 2020 saw the EU and UK finally agree the shape of their future…Read more
Publications: 11 DECEMBER 2020
On 24 November 2020, the Telecommunications (Security) Bill (the Bill) was introduced by the UK Government into Parliament.Read more
Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2020
On 8 December 2020, the UK Digital Markets Taskforce published its recommendations to the UK Government on the possible design and implementation of a new regulatory regime to govern the behaviour of…Read more
Publications: 20 OCTOBER 2020
Germany is taking another step on the road to mandatory human rights due diligence legislation. In July, two federal ministries published a Term Sheet for a German “Federal Bill on the Strengthening…Read more