In today’s global marketplace, a multijurisdictional approach to compliance is essential. Combining expertise from different areas such as corporate law, regulatory, competition or procurement law as well as sector-specific knowledge, we can advise you throughout the CEE/SEE region on the ever shifting regulatory frameworks that directly affect your daily work and long-term success. Our excellent regional contacts allow us to couple legal expertise with a practical touch creating solutions that work for you in the real world.
Regulations have increased, and so have the costs of non-compliance. When the government arrives at the door, you need a legal team that can quickly coordinate cross-border internal investigations to determine the scope of the problem and which swiftly mobilises to protect you and your business. Our team not only assists you during investigations, but can also guide you through establishing corporate compliance programmes that address your greatest compliance risks; mitigating problems before you face a potential investigation.
Business Crime Prevention
Criminal authorities increasingly look at existing compliance standards when exercising their discretionary powers to prosecute companies and scrutinise how companies react to criminal incidents going forward. You can rely on us to develop, monitor and enforce your corporate compliance programme, including setting up e-learning programmes, as well as drafting and reviewing compliance documents, such as codes of ethics, anti-corruption guidelines and anti-money laundering guidelines, or rules for internal whistleblowing procedures. Learn more about our White Collar Crime practice.
Corporate Governance and Compliance
Compliance is hard enough as it is without accounting for the complications of different jurisdictions. We have the competence you need to help you in implementing corporate governance regimes and compliance programmes across borders and jurisdictions, and can also provide Governance, Risk & Compliance trainings for management boards and senior executives. Listed companies, privately held groups, private equity fund managers and start-ups are just some of the kinds of entities we have helped guide through the compliance thicket. Learn more about our Corporate, Commercial & M&A practice.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 is the most important reform of European data privacy laws for 20 years. Non-compliance will be punished with high fines. Is your business prepared? We can help you to identify the gaps in your organisation and suggest the best options to close them; helping your firm become GDPR compliant. An efficient way to ensure compliance with data protection regulations, including the GDPR, and to build customer trust through transparency is to have your IT-products or IT-based services certified through the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe). Our admitted legal and technical experts can conduct the necessary evaluation for your certificate. Learn more about our Data Protection & Cybersecurity practice.
Sector specific Compliance
Knowing the ins and outs of all regulatory requirements under national and EU law isn't easy. We can advise you on the production and distribution of regulated products under national and EU law, including on advertising and data protection, and help ensure that your business is compliant in all ways. You benefit from our experience in developing and implementing customized compliance training programmes at all company levels in line with sector-specific regulatory requirements and industry standards; meaning that you are best prepared to manage future risk. Learn more about our Administrative, Public & EU Law practice.
You can trust us to develop, implement and monitor tailor-made competition compliance programmes; to conduct audits to identify and minimise legal risk early on; to prepare clear guidelines and training programmes on achieving competition compliance and the proper response to dawn raids and other investigations by the authorities. Learn more about our Competition & Antitrust practice.
Public Procurement Compliance
Whether you are a public contracting authority or a private enterprise, we can support you in implementing Compliance Management Systems and in planning and implementing self-cleaning measures so that you can be re-admitted to public tenders. Learn more about our Public Procurement practice.