Compliance Organisation

Shall every business develop a compliance system?

DEFINITION Compliance is nothing other than the observance of the organisational duties incumbent on the company management. Compliance measures are necessary to avoid criminal and liability risks for the management and the company. There is no generally valid system that has already been developed and that can be adopted and and adapt it to one’s own […]

Whistleblowing & Data Protection: What You Should Know About It 

Whistleblowing & Data Protection: The Contradiction. What if that was a misconception in the compliance organization system? Recent scandals such as Wirecard show how essential it is to implement an appropriate and effective compliance management system (CMS) in the company to ensure the timely detection and punishment of violations of the law. One component of […]

Compliance Manager Liability – BGH Ruling

About the liability and role of the compliance management In German law, there is no explicit legal obligation to comply. Only companies in the financial sector are obliged to set up a compliance organization in accordance with Section 32 of the German Securities Trading Act. However, the duty of care pursuant to § 76 (1) […]

Good to know: Compliance regulations applying to gifts and invitations

Compliance and gifts and invitation in a business environment: What is allowed? Are there clearly defined value limits for gifts in business transactions? The national and international anti-corruption laws do not standardise clearly defined value limits with regard to the permissibility of accepting or granting benefits in business transactions. Therefore, many companies set limits in their […]

Compliance International Guidelines

International Guidelines: Compliance around the world In international business transactions, it must be taken into account that regulations of other countries that are involved are also to be considered strictly binding. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribary Act are particularly worthy of mention. Both serve to combat corruption, FCPA as a […]

Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex : What is it?

If you have ever heard about compliance you surely must the also heard about the Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex : but, what is it? The German Corporate Governance Code (abbreviated to DCGK) is a set of rules that primarily contains recommendations and suggestions for listed companies on good corporate governance. Corporate governance is understood to […]

Data Protection Act – How the French Legislation takes action against GOOGLE and FACEBOOK

Data Protection and Compliance – An important matter With the motto “Refusing cookies should be as easy as accepting them” the official CNIL website settle down the latest news on some salty fines Google and Facebook shall pay after an infringement of freedom of consent: “websites such as facebook.com, google.fr and youtube.com offer a button allowing […]

Which compliance goals can be achieved with which compliance strategies

With the compliance management system, a company wants to promote compliance with laws and guidelines in the company and avoid misconduct. Low risk with simultaneous increase in efficiency and effectiveness – these are the major goals of compliance. This can only be achieved through the strategic use of compliance measures. A compliance management system is […]

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