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Know-How

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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 aim of criminal compliance is to avoid criminal and administrative offences that are related to entrepreneurial activity. The introduction of the Association Sanctions Law again focuses attention on the need to establish, monitor and adapt a compliance system to match the company profile.