Corruption and prevention of corruption

Corruption offences are covered in the press almost daily. This is due to a high level of sensitivity among the population and corresponding political guidelines as well as the tightening of existing and the enactment of new penal provisions in the recent past. Proceedings on corruption allegations typically entail, in addition to the sanction risks, considerable reputational risks as well as, inter alia, the risk of entries in the so-called corruption registers, which may bar a company of being commissioned by public and private clients.


  • defend and accompany individuals and companies in proceedings on accusations of taking advantage and bribery
  • represent companies in proceedings for skimming off economic benefits in connection with allegations of corruption
  • represented in proceedings concerning the deletion or modification of entries in corruption and other compliance registers
  • advise on questions and limits of sponsoring, third-party fundraising or allocation of funds in relation to universities and clinics in order to avoid sanction risks
  • examine the sales practices of companies in the context of compliance audits to avoid sanction risks and draw up corresponding guidelines or checklists
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Krause & Kollegen

Kurfürstendamm 190-192
10707 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 9210259-0