Governance - Risk - Compliance

Compliance & Investigations

When it comes to avoiding high fines, penalties and massive reputational damage, prevention is always better than cure. But what should you do if a compliance breach is suspected or has already been made public, or if there is even a threat of financial losses?

Even an ef­fi­ci­ent and ef­fec­tive go­ver­nance, risk and com­pli­ance ma­nage­ment sys­tem can­not pre­vent all mis­con­duct. Fraud de­tec­tion is also part of a com­pli­ance ma­nage­ment sys­tem. If there is a su­spi­cion of a bre­ach of le­gal re­qui­re­ments and re­gu­la­ti­ons, such as eco­no­mic cri­mes, data pro­tec­tion or an­ti­trust vio­la­ti­ons, a quick and com­pe­tent re­sponse is re­qui­red to iden­tify and mi­ni­mize the im­pen­ding risks.

An in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion ent­ails a va­riety of chal­len­ges and risks. In par­ti­cu­lar, a high le­vel of spe­cia­list ex­per­tise is re­qui­red when un­co­ve­ring white-col­lar crime or an­ti­trust vio­la­ti­ons. In these ca­ses, it is in the in­te­rests of the com­pany and those re­spon­si­ble to have the facts cla­ri­fied by neu­tral and highly spe­cia­li­zed con­sul­tants.

At the la­test when there is a th­reat of cri­mi­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion pro­cee­dings being in­itia­ted, sound know­ledge of the frame­work con­di­ti­ons of cri­mi­nal pro­ce­dure is re­qui­red in ad­di­tion to know­ledge of com­mer­cial cri­mi­nal law in or­der to as­sert one­self against pu­blic pro­se­cu­tors and in court. The same ap­plies to in­ves­ti­ga­ti­ons by spe­cial aut­ho­ri­ties.

Our ex­perts in au­diting and le­gal ad­vice sup­port you hand in hand in the in­de­pen­dent, com­pre­hen­sive and ef­fi­ci­ent in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the sus­pec­ted case and ac­com­pany you from the in­itia­tion of le­gal coun­ter­mea­su­res to the de­fense against pu­blic pro­se­cu­tors, other in­ves­ti­ga­ting aut­ho­ri­ties and in court. You can rely on com­pe­tent and tar­ge­ted ad­vice and de­fense from our lea­ding ad­vi­sors in white-col­lar cri­mi­nal law and in all areas of com­pli­ance.