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Corruption, fraud and breach of trust offences committed within or by a company are clear legal violations.

At every stage of the fight against corruption, companies and responsible corporate bodies need structured and tailor-made legal advice.  Advice has to take account of specific company structures, the industry concerned and the economic context, both in technical and strategic terms.

Allen & Overy's interdisciplinary Compliance group offers the legal expertise national and international companies need for structured risk management. This includes all measures aimed at preventing corruption, investigation and assessment of the facts as well as repressive measures.

Our focus

When violations of law are suspected, the team supports internal investigations, advises on how to deal with antitrust and prosecution authorities, assesses the risks and gives recommendations for action. The team offers a portfolio of interdisciplinary advice covering employment law sanctions, enforcement of or defence against claims for damages and reorganisation of processes and structures in company areas affected by corruption.




News and insights

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Publications: 21 December 2022

Gender diversity on corporate boards

What to expect from the new EU Women on Boards Directive, including the practical changes for your management structure and the impact on the national legislation of each Member State.

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Publications: 09 November 2021

VAT liability for supervisory board remuneration

The VAT handling of the settlement of remunerations for Supervisory Board members has been changed. Consequences resulting from these changes must be implemented by 1 January 2022 at the latest.…

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Publications: 02 July 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 4 of 4 – FAQs

This briefing is Part 4 of a series of briefings aiming at providing an overview of the key elements of the new German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.

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Germany supply chain act compliance

Publications: 22 June 2021

Germany’s New Supply Chain Act – Part 2 of 4 – Compliance

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act imposes a mandatory obligation on certain companies operating in Germany to establish, implement and update due diligence procedures to assess compliance with…

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