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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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13 October 2021


K.Kiehl K.Pusch

Austria: Can you recover internal investigation costs from an employee?

According to a recently published ruling, the German Federal Labour Court says you can. Here is how.


21 June 2021 - 17 December 2021


C.Haid G.Waniek G.Leissler S.Kühteubl

Vorregistrierung: EU Whistleblowing Directive | Webinar

Registrieren Sie sich für unser geplantes Webinar zur EU Whistleblowing Directive!


Follow the money! How to stay compliant with anti-money laundering regulations | Webinar

Webinar organised by the Romanian publication Avocatnet together with Schoenherr Bucharest | 1 July 2021 | 11:00 am (Romania time) | Language: Romanian


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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.


compliance & internal investigations events

Take a look at our latest workshops, seminars and webinars, covering actual topics in the field of compliance & internal investigations.



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.