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compliance & internal investigations

Schoenherr's experts provide straight to the point legal advice in compliance matters and internal investigations.

Schoenherr's experts advise in compliance issues and internal investigations across all industries, with tailor-made solutions.


At Schoenherr we are experienced in providing compliance advice in various industries. We conduct risk analyses of the respective corporate areas and pro-vide support with the implementation of individual, tailor-made compliance programmes, including preventative measures, handling of compliance issues as well as remediating such issues by adapting the compliance systems.

We advise clients on technology solutions to help them run effective programmes (including our own App) and take administrative burdens off the shoulders of compliance teams. We assist clients in complying with obligations under relevant EU directives (such as the whistleblowing directive) and corresponding national laws.

internal investigations

Should violations of compliance rules be investigated, we offer solutions tailored to the issue at stake and the industry concerned. We have significant experience in investigating all corporate crimes, violations of anti-trust rules, confidential information leaks, tax evasion and breach of legal duties.

Over the past few years we have conducted (internal) investigations in the following sectors: financial services, healthcare & life sciences, manufacturing, construction, and oil & gas.

our services


  • designing compliance management systems, including guidelines, codes of ethics, work instructions, class-room trainings, certifications and documentation
  • assisting in the introduction and operation of whistleblowing hotlines
  • auditing and keeping compliance management systems up-to-date and responsive to actual business risks
  • technical tools and smartphone application to assist in the running of a compliance management system.

internal investigations

  • planning and execution of internal investigations, including forging amnesty programmes to help with the gathering of information.
  • advising on next steps based on the results of an investigation, including internal disciplinary measures, possible external reporting and remediation.
  • assisting with communication and PR, both internally and externally
  • asset recovery, enforcement of receivables and damage claims, as well as defence before courts and authorities.
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Key implications of the NIS 2 Directive: increased liability risk for management and broader scope

The revision of the NIS Directive (EU) 2016/1148 ("NIS 1") was published on 27 December 2022 in the form of Directive (EU) 2022/2555 ("NIS 2") and entered into force on 16 January 2023. NIS 2 is the Commission's response to Member States' inconsistent and fragmented implementation of NIS 1. The revision of this first EU-wide cybersecurity legislation will mean significant and far-reaching changes for companies in "critical" sectors.


25 February 2023


Russia Sanctions: 10th sanctions package

The 10th sanctions package with amendments in Regulation 269/2014 (here and here) and Regulation 833/2014 (here) was published in the Official Journal (here).


27 January 2022



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sanctions corner

Our sanctions corner aims to give an overview of all applicable sanctions in the CEE region in connection with the Ukraine conflict. It will be updated regularly.

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Internal Investigations Guide

Internal investigations in companies have become an important aspect of companies’ and corporations’ compliance frameworks, be it in response to an internal or external tip-off, or as part of regulatory scrutiny.



technical solutions

technical solution

Dawn Raid Management App



Together with safeREACH, Schoenherr has launched the Dawn Raid Management App – a legal tech solution for clients to ensure a controlled process in the event of a dawn raid.



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all-in-one solution

All-in-One Whistleblowing Solution

EU Whistleblowing Directive: As of 17.12.2021, companies with 250 or more employees must implement a reporting system. As a one-stop-shop, Schoenherr takes over the entire process, from the tip of the iceberg to the foundation: legal advice, support with the technical implementation, organization of an ombudsperson as well as implementation in your company.

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our team

Schoenherr's compliance & internal investigations experts are experienced in handling complex matters in various sectors.