Compliance & Internal Investigations
Companies around the world are subject to ever stricter legal and regulatory requirements and regulations. In Germany, the Federal Ministry of Justice presented the draft "law on combating corporate crime" in 2019 . It provides for stricter sanctions in the event of a lack of anti-corruption compliance and company powers for internal investigations and is intended to regulate new state seizure rights.
Regulators and prosecutors already have specialized departments and (ever) larger resources to uncover and sanction corporate misconduct. Burdens and risks for companies often seem overwhelming and penalties can threaten the very existence. Penalties of up to 10% of annual revenues are being considered. A fine of up to EUR 10 million can already be imposed.
Our experienced team can support you in preventing misconduct in your company, recognizing it early on and reacting to it quickly, as well as taking measures to minimize damage.
Rechtsanwalt Roland Paule
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Sören Gemmerich