Events

On October 21, 2015, the second BCM Campus Day in the office premises of MEISTERRECHTSANWÄLTE dealing with the topic „Compliance with respect to Competition and Antitrust Law – Current Issues” took place as part of the lecture series Campus Days initiated by the professional association of compliance managers (“Berufsverband der Compliance Manager”, “BCM”).

 

Prof. Dr. Claus Köhler based the half-day seminar on practical cases. These cases, where the non-existence, the malfunction respectively, of a Compliance Management System resulted in serious legal consequences with respect to antitrust law, were the starting point for a description of the legal obligations of those responsible in a company, thus also of the Compliance Manager, for an analysis of measures to prevent and detect infringements of antitrust law as well as the correct conduct in crisis situations.

On July 27, 2015, „Compliance with respect to Competition and Antitrust Law – Current Issues” was the topic of a half-day seminar as part of the lecture series Campus Days initiated by the professional association of compliance managers (“Berufsverband der Compliance Manager”, “BCM”).

Prof. Dr. Claus Köhler, who also was the lecturer, had developed the seminar which was based on practical cases. These cases, where the non-existence, the malfunction respectively, of a Compliance Management System resulted in serious legal consequences with respect to antitrust law, were the starting point for a description of the legal obligations of those responsible in a company, thus also of the Compliance Manager, for an analysis of measures to prevent and detect infringements of antitrust law as well as the correct conduct in crisis situations. A follow-up event is scheduled for October 21, 2015.

Due to the great success of the recent MEISTERRECHTSANWÄLTE Compliance Roundtable, the third Compliance Roundtable was held on March 25, 2015, in a different format, again on data protection.

 

Mr. Thomas Elsasser, Bavarian State Office for the Protection of the Constitution,

Mr. Dennis Grabherr, Chief Legal Counsel & Head of Data Governance and

Dr. rer. nat Martin Höfling, graduate physicist, TNG Technology Consulting GmbH

 

Reported on the following topics:

 

Protection of know-how against industrial and concurrents’ espionage as well as cyber attacs;

Data Governance with respect to service providers and business partners;

Most recent development with respect to attackers of company IT systems and business data.

The Second Meister Rechtsanwälte Compliance Roundtable was held on October 16, 2014. The participants discussed on the basis of the statements of Mr. Dennis Grabherr, globally acting as executive for internationally operating companies, the following issues:

 

Starting point: Compliance while dealing with clients’ data as necessary prerequisite of constantly growing importance for sustainable business success and as positive distinguishing feature in the market;

 

Risks: Constant intensification of legal consequences in case of breach of legal and contractual provisions;

 

Risk analysis: Identification of typical risks arising while dealing with clients’ data (data processing by subcontractors; international data transfer; outsourcing and off-shoring);

 

Processes: Typical procedural reasons for legal infringements while dealing with clients’ data; Minimizing of risks and prevention in concern structures

 

The Third Meister Rechtsanwälte Compliance Roundtable is scheduled for spring 2015.

The First Meister Rechtsanwälte Compliance Roundtable was held on January 28, 2014. On the basis of the statements of Dr. Walther Prem, Director of Bayerische Landesbank, in charge for Compliance Principles and Compliance Management Systems, the participants discussed amongst others, the following issues:

 

Compliance as an advantage in competition from the point of view of customers, lenders and rating agencies;

Non-compliance as risk for the repute of the management and the business (external affairs risks in the context of social media);

Requirements of the monitoring of internal communication behavior (back to paper and tangible files).

The issues above were commented by the participants in the context of corporate, tax, employment, data-protection and anti-bribery laws. The Second Meister Rechtsanwälte Compliance Roundtable will be held in fall 2014.

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