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Know-How

Focal points

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Defence of individuals

A high degree of corporate responsibility always entails a high risk for managing directors, board members, entrepreneurs and executives of involvement in disputes under criminal law. And, once the public prosecutor or tax investigator starts work, the business’s economic and professional existence may soon be at stake.

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Company representation

The law as it stands provides that crimes committed by company associations (i.e. legal persons and associations of persons) may result in the fining of management personnel and/or the company itself. Such fines can be extremely high, with any gains confiscated.

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Criminal Compliance

The objective of criminal compliance is to avoid criminal offences and administrative offences in connection with business activities. The legislator's objective and the case law of the Federal Court of Justice in criminal cases on the importance of compliance structures further directs the focus to the requirement to set up, continuously review and adapt a compliance system adapted to the company profile.