- Corporate Governance & Corporate Liability
We provide advice on complex issues of corporate liability as well as matters concerning corporate governance, company law and compliance in M&A processes.
In antitrust law, we offer a full-service practice, advising clients on all aspects of working together with competitors, of merger control notifications and of antitrust proceedings. Clients value our pragmatic solutions that can be directly employed in their day-to-day business.
- White Collar Crime & Criminal Compliance
We provide comprehensive representation to companies in relation to criminal proceedings and proceedings under the German Act on Regulatory Offences (OWiG). Typical cases in this area cover, in particular, anti-corruption, fraud, subsidy fraud, antitrust and other economic crimes as well as #metoo and company culture.
- Data Privacy & Information Security
We offer comprehensive advice to companies with regard to putting the GDPR provisions into practice, taking into account the most up to date data protection compliance standards. We also advise our clients on information security issues.
- Anti Money Laundering
For many years now, it has not only been regulated industries that are affected by money laundering prevention. The legislation in this area is strict but can also be confusing. We provide practical solutions on complying with money laundering rules and represent companies in their dealings with the relevant authorities.
- Technical Compliance
In the real world, adhering to technical compliance requirements can pose a number of challenges. We know the processes that enable operational units to work together in a way that offers legal certainty. We work together with development departments, quality management or compliance divisions, to implement effective technical compliance.
- CSR, ESG, Human Rights and Supply Chain Compliance
What used to be “soft” ethical and sustainability requirements are becoming hard, legal obligations. New legislation, like the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) or the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation, present particular challenges for companies. We know the potential pitfalls at international level and create standardised systems, taking into account both compliance risks and CSR/ESG/human rights requirements.
- Speak-up Systems & Whistleblowing
We support companies and organisations in establishing suitable whistleblowing systems. Companies place their trust in us as ombudspersons. We focus on ensuring all processes are legally compliant. Speak-up systems not only have to be effective but also have to meet all legal requirements.
- Sanctions & Embargos
Companies operating internationally face a considerable risk in the form of sanctions and embargos. With our many years of experience, we assess companies’ and organisations’ individual risk situations and develop solutions that are easy to implement in practice.
- Litigation & Arbitration
We represent clients in court and in arbitration proceedings in the enforcement of or defence against claims. We conduct proceedings efficiently wherever possible and provide clear and transparent advice with regard to which approach offers the best prospect of success from a business perspective
- Contracts and Compliance related Business Law
Drafting and negotiating legally sound contracts is our bread and butter. Our approach centres on using simple language, clear structures and keeping documents as brief and concise as possible. With our many years’ experience of international clients and cases, we are able to avoid the compliance pitfalls and liability risks to which our clients may be exposed.