Compliance

Having a well-run and effective compliance programme is a definite must for any successful business. Compliance may have been seen as a hype and brushed off as just another buzzword some time ago, but practice has shown over the years that businesses who take precautions and identify and mitigate risks in advance have a clear advantage over their competitors. Our lawyers advise clients from all sectors on all things compliance. From identifying your risk to developing and implementing compliance programmes or, for example, training your staff in compliance matters – we provide comprehensive assistance in reducing your risk of damaging and costly investigations and lawsuits. Benefit from our wealth of expertise in legal areas typically subject to high compliance requirements such as foreign trade and customs, IT and data protection, antitrust and public procurement.

Our areas of specialization:

  • Compliance risk assessments
  • Conducting risk management workshops
  • Compliance risk identification
  • Compliance risk classification and assessment
  • Compliance programmes
  • Compliance advice as well as development and implementation of compliance programmes
  • Drafting codes of conduct
  • Developing policies and guidelines
  • Outsourcing of compliance tasks
  • Managing all or any compliance tasks on clients’ behalf
  • Developing outsourcing plans
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Whistleblowing
  • Assisting with the introduction of whistleblowing systems
  • Acting as whistleblowing ombudsman
  • Internal investigations/audits
  • Developing investigation and audit plans
  • Conducting internal investigations and audits
  • Preparing final reports and issuing certificates
  • International trade law and export control compliance
  • Export control advice
  • Establishing a system for the free movement of goods
  • Auditing existing compliance structures
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  • ESG compliance
  • Advice on sustainability issues
  • Development of non-financial reporting regimes
  • Statements of Compliance with the German Corporate Governance Code
  • HR and gender compliance
  • Employment law advice
  • Drafting of codes of conduct
  • Advice on matters relating to the German General Act on Equal Treatment [Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG]
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  • IP compliance
  • IP-law advice
  • Implementation of an IP compliance programme
  • Development of policies and guidelines
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  • IT and data protection compliance
  • IT and data protection advice
  • Developing data protection programmes
  • Protection of know-how and business secrets
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  • IT and cyber security
  • Advice on legal risks
  • Advice on IT security issues
  • Security requirements, in particular under the GDPR, the German IT Security Act
  • Antitrust compliance
  • Antitrust advice
  • Introduction and implementation of specific compliance programmes
  • Creation of internal company policies
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  • Crisis advice
  • Advice in all crisis scenarios
  • Creation of a crisis manual
  • Crisis communication
  • Public procurement law compliance
  • Procurement law advice
  • Ensuring compliance with correct contract award processes
  • Public procurement certifications
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  • White-collar criminal law advice
  • Advice on business (white-collar) crime matters
  • Defence of individuals and companies charged with criminal conduct
  • Experience with searches and dawn raids
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  • Compliance in the public sector
  • Advice on compliance programmes
  • Conducting internal investigations and audits
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