Compliance

Compliance PETERS Rechtsanwälte

Labour, antitrust and competition law, distribution and commercial law regulations, tax and company law as well as numerous European regulations form a tight framework for companies. In addition, there are internal rules that govern the actions of employees and management and focus on corporate values. Compliance creates a clear structure that is designed to ensure that all these legally relevant regulations are properly observed. This applies not only to corporations and large companies, which usually have their own compliance departments, but also to all German medium-sized companies. If an appropriate compliance management system is not in place, there is a risk of an unpleasant reversal of the burden of proof under civil law and personal liability of management and board members under civil and criminal law.

Compliance- MANAGEMENTSYSTEM

Beyond avoiding personal liability, there are several reasons to implement at least a minimum of compliance systems: It is becoming increasingly common for larger companies to impose strict rules on themselves and only award contracts to suppliers if they have an established compliance management system. Such a system usually consists of appropriate corporate guidelines, a compliance organization, information and training for all employees, as well as ongoing updating and optimized insurance coverage.

Compliance- DUE DILIGENCE

In the context of company acquisitions, compliance due diligence often focuses on the questions of whether the significant company-specific, legal and economic risks have been identified and whether appropriate information, training and control mechanisms have been established for this purpose. In addition, the focus is typically on areas such as purchase, sales, and accounting with regard to corruption, antitrust violations, fraud and embezzlement.

Our services include

  • Creation of corporate policies
  • Establishment of compliance organizations
  • Implementation of information and training with continuous updating
  • Provision of external compliance advisors
  • Advice to the existing compliance departments

Compliance FOR MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES

German middle-sized companies know that they have to be "compliant", i.e. their structures must have a minimum level of a compliance management system. Together with our long-standing partners and with good judgement (also with regard to costs) we help our clients to meet the requirements. We identify individual compliance risks and systematically prevent infringements, thereby avoiding unpleasant consequences of legal violations.

COMPLIANCE, AS WE UNDERSTAND IT, MEANS ASSISTANCE ON AN EQUAL FOOTING WITH OUR CLIENTS.

OUR ATTORNEYS ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR EXPERTISE AND DETERMINATION.

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