The defence of individuals and legal counselling, as well as the representation of companies, are not confined to the “crisis” situation, i.e. when investigative proceedings have already been initiated; preventive counselling also has a high priority. The increasing legal level of regulation, increased organisational obligations and fines and penalties associated with legal violations, as well as matters outside criminal law together represent a (commercial) risk that must be recognised as soon as possible and minimised in an appropriate manner.
Management must take effective measures to prevent violations of the law in their companies (compliance). LIVONIUS Rechtsanwälte assist in the implementation of compliance structures, the creation of codes of conduct and the training of personnel, etc.
As external legal practitioners and compliance officers or ombudsmen, they are contact partners for compliance departments in larger and medium-sized enterprises, for employees and for whistleblowers.