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Compliance - horak Attorneys at Law, Hanover & Munich

In general, “Compliance” means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standards or law. It ensures that the applicable legal rules and recognized social values and norms, always adhere to the framework of all entrepreneurial activities.

Even in the light of existing legislations for companies and entrepreneurs, cross-border activities, increasing regulations and in particular, special liabilities for the management bodies, every company have to take into consideration compliance management, nowadays.

 In particular, the more risky areas have to be identified in each business segment, and measures for reducing the liability for the company and for the avoidance of liability in favour of the management body (in particular the managing director, the executive board, the supervisory board) must be implemented.

Compliance Management and Compliance Managers (external compliance officers)

Our team of experts and our corporate practice are not only active as consultants, but we also support you in the implementation of compliance management. After the identification of the risks, we create the individual legal measures of a compliance management system individually, for your specific company and we could also integrate a whistleblowing hotline, for instance, if necessary. We can also carry out a certification according to the IDW PS 980 Standards. A training session based on the specific compliance management system for the employees definitely complement the legal advice, in order to make the implementation working smoothly and correctly.

The organizational structure of the organization is supplemented by protection levels in the decision making process and in the entire supervisory organization. Pursuant to Section § 93 (2) of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), the management bodies of a stock corporation are personally liable for the violation of their organizational and supervisory obligations. The members of the management bodies are obliged with regards to their fulfilment. In correlation with the sector and the size of the company, as well as its national or international orientation, the liability risks increase both for the company and, in particular, for the management bodies.

Compliance Risks

The legal areas relevant to the individual case of compliance risk identification include, in particular, the following:

  • Corporate Law
  • Banking Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Product liability law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Data protection law
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment Law
  • More topics regarding the „Compliance „of a company or about our legal consultations are as follows:
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Officer
  • Compliance Regulation
  • Compliance Law
  • Compliance-Regulation Infringement
  • Introduction of Compliance-Regulation
  • Optimization of Compliance Management
  • Compliance for Executives.

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