The landscape of corporate investigations in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe has changed substantially over the past few years. Legislative developments, Brexit, the pandemic and the level of law enforcement have had a significant impact on how and why corporate investigations are conducted.
Local corporate criminal liability has become an important trigger for the majority of corporate investigations in the region. However, most large and often cross-border corporate investigations are now conducted because of foreign anti-corruption laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-money laundering legislation. Whistleblowing legislation may very well be the critical trigger for future investigations.
To keep pace with these developments and the rising importance of the digital aspects of investigations, we have updated and significantly revised the Wolf Theiss Guide to Corporate Investigations. The guide provides detailed aspects of local laws and practices in CEE/SEE and includes guidance for practitioners.
You can access the 2021 Corporate Investigations Guide here.