Compliance and white collar matters are closely linked. Ever since the “Siemens-proceeding” and its judicial follow-up it is evident that adequate compliance is necessary in order to avoid commercial crimes. In spectacular commercial criminal proceedings the crucial question becomes manifest in the retrospective judgement if there has been put enough effort in compliance.
The increasing judicial risks of corporate actions connected with the intensified public und legal per-ception of penal responsibility raises the necessity of penal counselling of corporations and members of the economic life. For example there is a need of preventive advice to avoid an accusation of care-lessness in the field of organizational fault. Besides our counselling includes Anti-corruption meas-ures in corporations or public institutions as well as the composition of individual compliance-guidelines.
We do also assist in due diligence reviews, for example if legal risks of present or future criminal pro-ceedings have to be estimated.