Find Lawyers in Germany for Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
Practice Area Overview
Corporate Governance stands for the legal as well as factual framework of controlling, i. e. managing and supervising legal entities. The term Corporate Governance is neither confined to the inner constitution of an entity nor to entities being organized as corporations. For, Corporate Governance addresses also the influence of outside stakeholders. And corresponding to the diversity of stakeholder groups, the legal form of the entities and the respective governance rules applicable vary extremely as well. Not only corporations, privately held as well as listed ones, but also partnerships, private endowments and public law institutions etc. are each subject to specific corporate governance rules. Understanding these rules and the underlying incentives that are crucial to the corporate governance of a specific entity as well as the legal structuring of corporate governance is the job of attorneys advising on Corporate Governance Law. In most cases these attorneys are corporate law specialists. Corporate Governance attorneys typically advise on establishing legal entities and on designing top management structures. However, they also render legal advice to corporate bodies of entities on Corporate Governance issues.
Simply put, Compliance means conforming to the applicable rules. Corporate Compliance Practice is the structuring, implementation and the enforcement not only of rules, policies and the like but also of procedures, practices and management structures, i. e. the appropriate organization of control to effectively prevent violations of law. In this organizational respect Corporate Governance and Corporate Compliance are linked to each other. Therefore, attorneys specializing in Corporate Governance Law often also advise on Corporate Compliance projects, even though they frequently liaise with other specialists and work in multidisciplinary teams on suitable policy and risk management systems, internal control systems etc.
German law governing Corporate Governance & Compliance practice is complex and may differ substantially from the standards abroad. Therefore, in particular foreigners dealing with German entities should solicit competent advice in this respect.
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Dr. Annette Bödeker is partner in the Frankfurt office of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner. She is a renowned expert for corporate and M&A. She joined from Arnold & Porter where she has been responsible for the Corporate and M&A business at Arnold & Porter’s sole German office. She started her career with Hengeler Mueller, moving on to Linklaters where she was made partner practising in the Corporate/M&A group for a number of years. Dr. Bödeker h...
Dipl-Kfm Dr iur Maximilian Koch is the managing director and founder of KOCH Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Dusseldorf, Germany. He studied economics at the University of Hagen (Diplom-Kaufmann) and law at the University of Osnabruck (1st legal state exam (honored exam, among the top 5 % of graduates) in addition Dr iur "summa cum laude"). After his legal clerkship in Lower Saxony, he also passed the 2nd state law examination with a high distinction (among the top 10% of graduates). Dr Koch...
Moritz Jenne is a lawyer in the corporate law/M&A department of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner. He advises companies in all aspects of corporate law, corporate and commercial litigation and compliance matters. Further, Moritz is focused on supporting clients in shareholder disputes as well as advising boards and directors on liability, compliance issues and their duties in other special or sensitive situations. Moritz is a member of German association of corporate law (Gesell...
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