compliance.

in conformity with the rules. individualized.

The concept of compliance represents conduct in conformity with the rules on the part of companies and all individuals associated with them and acting on their behalf. Consequently, within the framework of observing legality obligations, and also for company decisions, compliance relates to almost every occurrence and every measure in the day-to-day life of a company of almost any company structure.

range of consulting services.

[manager]liability.
compliance management systems.
d+o.
TAX compliance management systems.
assistance with tax criminal law matters.
money laundering act.
customer data protection.

[manager]liability.

We assist boards of directors, managers, executive employees, signatory authorities, and supervisory bodies in all aspects of duty of care, in the case of liability claims, and, if necessary, of course, in court.

services.

  • Consulting with regard to existing duties of due care, their observance and possible consequences of conduct contrary to duty
  • Out-of-court defense against asserted liability claims
  • Representation in court in the case of claims asserted or taking effect

compliance management systems.

We advise and support our clients with regard to individualized compliance management systems, risk analyses, and internal investigations. Services.

services.

  • The establishment, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of compliance management systems in companies
  • Conducting compliance risk analyses, as well as special audits on behalf of companies
  • Conducting internal investigations

d+o.

We advise and support our clients in all aspects of directors and officers insurance (D&O), including risk analysis and reviewing existing insurance policies. Services.

services.

  • Individual consulting on the necessity of D&O and/or fidelity insurance in the context of general compliance
  • Analysis of existing risks for ensuring adequate protection
  • Review of existing and new insurance terms within the context of individual requirements

TAX compliance management systems.

The introduction of a Tax CMS can — when properly designed — moderate negative consequences when amending returns, and can serve as an early warning system.

services.

  • Development and implementation of a Tax CMS
  • Evaluation of an existing Tax CMS
  • Minimizing process-related tax risks
  • Analysis and documentation of tax-relevant internal procedures a decision-making processes
  • Risk inventory
  • Collaborative development of strategies for satisfying tax obligations
  • Assistance in establishing an IT-supported Tax CMS or implementation in the existing IT landscape
Ulrich Derlien
  • Phone +49 821-57058-0
    +49 172 8662995
  • Fax +49 821-57058-153
  • Email ulrich.derlien@sonntag-partner.de
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assistance with tax criminal law matters.

Criminal law consulting and representation at all stages prior to, or during an investigative or criminal proceeding pertaining to tax law relations.

services.

  • Preventative consulting for avoiding the risk of criminal liability under the tax laws
  • Assistance in the course of critical company audits
  • Assistance in the event of search warrants conducted by customs, tax investigators, and prosecutors
  • Representation in criminal investigative proceedings under tax law
  • Representation in judicial criminal proceedings
  • Counsel with regard to voluntary disclosure for avoiding penalties
  • Individual consultations on social insurance law issues, e.g. preparation of expert opinions
  • Support of colleagues (with a client protection agreement)
Ulrich Derlien
  • Phone +49 821-57058-0
    +49 172 8662995
  • Fax +49 821-57058-153
  • Email ulrich.derlien@sonntag-partner.de
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money laundering act.

Consulting in all matters surrounding the German Money Laundering Act.

services.

  • Counsel on introducing a general risk management system
  • Preparation and documentation for risk analysis (§ 5 German Money Laundering Act [GwG])
  • Introduction of security measures (§ 6 GWG)
  • Assisting with the examinations of supervisory authorities
  • Consulting on duties to provide notification under the Transparency Register
  • Support of colleagues (with a client protection agreement)
Ulrich Derlien
  • Phone +49 821-57058-0
    +49 172 8662995
  • Fax +49 821-57058-153
  • Email ulrich.derlien@sonntag-partner.de
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customer data protection.

Handling customer data in conformity with the law is an essential element of compliance systems in companies. This involves the issue of the legally secure collection, storage, and use of customer data, in particular in so-called customer databases, such as for example, in newsletter dispatch and customer loyalty systems.

subject areas.

  • Obligations to provide information vis-à-vis customers
  • Legal foundation for individual customer data
  • Advertising measure such as newsletters, customer loyalty systems, etc.
  • Interfaces with competition law
  • Rights of affected customers

services.

  • Consultation for, and preparation of data protection statements and data protection information for customers, business partners, etc.
  • Counsel with respect to permissible configuration options for processing customer data, as well as drafting and preparing consent declarations (online and offline)
  • Guidance and support for the purpose of introducing advertising concepts, for example, newsletter dispatch or other customer loyalty systems
Dr. Andreas Katzer
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695160
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email andreas.katzer@sonntag-partner.de
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