The concept of corporate governance in Germany has steadily gained importance over the past few years as the "principles of responsible corporate management". The requirements regarding the legal and factual regulatory framework for the responsible and careful management and supervision of companies are constantly increasing. The risk of being held liable as a managing director or even personally for any false decisions has risen rapidly.
The issue of corporate governance plays a fundamental role for all companies as well as for private individuals involved in business transactions in Germany, irrespective of their legal form, as laws, regulations and rules must be complied with. Failure to comply with them can result in increasingly drastic sanctions at all levels.
Consequently, it is essential to ensure compliant behavior within the company by implementing adequate structural measures, e.g. by complying with existing information obligations and adapting operating procedures to the relevant legal situation and market practice in Germany.
Business managers, supervisory bodies as well as senior executives must be able to demonstrate compliance with a comprehensive set of monitoring, confidentiality and legality obligations in accordance with the standard of care set out in the applicable laws.
It is true that those responsible enjoy extensive discretionary powers within the scope of their entrepreneurial decisions. However, this discretion may be reduced to a rather low level in the case of companies with a certain risk and liability potential. This may result, for instance, from
in sensitive jurisdictions and therefore affects companies and private individuals acting on their behalf.
A suitable compliance management system can effectively mitigate the associated risks of impending criminal prosecution or liability risks that often threaten the existence of the company even in the case of minor negligence.
Our experts advise companies in Germany, regardless of their legal form and size, on the
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