As organisations are getting bigger, and legal relations and regulatory demands more complex, it is becoming even more complicated to obtain a detailed overview of the actual situation within the company. It may therefore be necessary to execute or develop a business plan or to determine whether there is a risk of non-compliance that may lead to fines of up to millions of euros or even in closure of the business in the worst-case scenario.
We have experience with matters ranging from a simple reviewing and revising of the internal regulations of a company to in-depth internal audits involving on-site visits, interviews with the management and key employees, and document analysis (bank accounts, e-mails, asset tracing etc.).
We involve top specialist lawyers to ensure that no stone is left unturned and that all the important questions are asked. Along with this personal touch, we have the ability to use cutting-edge software solutions to determine schemes that may otherwise be difficult to spot. We also train employees and carry out mock visits to prepare the company and its employees for any future dealings with the authorities.
The best internal investigation is done quickly and discreetly, is attorney-client privileged, and either enables the client to get confirmation that they are compliant or gives them enough time to become compliant. Such internal investigations have also led to unearthing intra-company breaches, enabling the company to rectify the deficiencies in their policies going forward, and if necessary, providing the basis for seeking rectification from the perpetrator by way of a civil or criminal action.