We defend individuals and companies in the field of business and medical criminal law from initiation of preliminary proceedings throughout revision and if required in enforcement and execution.
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We offer individual defense
- of directors, office and mandate holders and other employees in the economical and medical field in business criminal investigations
- of doctors confronted with accusation of e.g.
- medical malpractice (homicide, negligent homicide, negligent bodily injury, failure to lend assistance)
- billing fraud in out-patient and in-patient treatment
- embezzlement of panel physicians
- evasion of social security contributions, accusation of false self-employment
We defend companies
- by representing the company in criminal investigations concerning asset recovery and association fines
- by providing support throughout preliminary, main and appeal proceedings
- in context of Internal Investigations
We represent and accompany you as witness adviser.
We are your Last Line of Defense in case your present defense lead to a dead-end street and you need new defense approaches being developed and implemented as a team.
We develop and audit compliance management systems, offer compliance training courses and review contracts, cooperations and concerns and matters in terms of compliance law aspects.
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We take responsibility for your compliance:
- analysis of compliance risks
- investigation and review of present compliance instruments
- identification of the need for adapting these instruments
- implementation by developing guidelines, compiling processes, determining responsibilities, job specifications and implementation of training courses
- compliance documentation and compliance report
- whistleblower systems
- compliance audits
Our solutions take the company size and the compliance budget in consideration. We prioritize the necessary steps according to the compliance risks and support you during the implementation of your compliance management system.
We conduct Internal Investigations as soon as suspicions arise and during the ongoing preliminary proceedings. The results are carefully and extensively reviewed regarding criminal aspects.
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We are your partner during Internal Investigations. We ensure the Internal Investigations meet the legal requirements.
Our services include:
- conducting interviews
- analyzing documents (including the analysis of patient records during billing fraud proceedings)
- in case of an ongoing preliminary proceeding: communicating with the company defender and investigative authorities
- producing a final report including an extensive review of criminal law, employment law and liability law aspects
We implement Whistleblower Systems and – in case you already have one – check your system on its compatibility with legal requirements.
We are publishing a series of three articles in the legal journal Der Krankenhaus-JUSTITIAR on selected legal issues relating to the establishment and operation of whistleblower systems, particularly in hospitals.
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We undertake the implementation of your Whistleblower System:
- efficient and uncomplicated setup and implementation in your company in compliance with legal requirements
- assurance of reachability and handling of incoming reports
- guaranteed anonymity for whistleblowers in compliance with legal requirements
- user-friendly system: no employee training required
- we provide security compliant with EU-GDPR
- expert analysis of facts: we check reports on conclusiveness and legal relevance
- legal assistance with further in-house measures
We have an eye on current legal developments and secure you legally. Doing so we have a flexible system that can be adapted to the specific needs of your company.
Ombudsperson / trusted lawyer
We take over the tasks of an ombudsperson / trusted lawyer and are available as contact persons for whistleblowers on behalf of your company.
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We are your independent external ombudsperson and trusted lawyer:
- we operate based on a policy agreed with you
- the mandate as ombudsperson / trusted lawyer increases the probability of whistleblowers not turning to the public as well as not reporting out of fear of reprisals
- reachability round the clock: the digital system is available at any time
- reporting is also possible in a personal interview, by e-mail, or over the phone
- the ombudssystem is ears and eyes of the company and an important bottom-up communication tool
We limit legal risks for your company und improve corporate culture.
Legal expert opinions
Based on our academic expertise we carry out legal expert opinions on all questions concerning topics in the field of business and medical criminal law.
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We carry out legal expert opinions on all questions concerning topics in the field of business and medical criminal law, especially:
- questions in the context of criminal acts related to corruption, property and insolvency as well as other economic offences
- in avoiding facing criminal law risks with contracts, cooperations, business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions and other economic transactions
- evaluating the results of Internal Investigations in aspects of criminal law
We conduct workshops in your company or our law firm in Wiesbaden addressing the following target groups and topics.
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We conduct workshops with employees in the medical field (hospital facilities, medical care centers, practices etc.).
- strategy in preliminary proceedings
- corruption free cooperations between health care professionals and health care institutions on the one hand and the medical devices and pharmaceutical industry on the other hand
- practice and hospital marketing within the legal limits especially the Law on the Advertising of medicinal products and medical professional law
- designing cooperations in the healthcare system, especially between registered doctors and hospitals, pharmacies and nursing homes as well as in the field of discharge management
- cooperations with intermediaries for foreign patients (inbound medical tourism)
We conduct workshops in business undertakings.
- compliance and compliance management
- behavior in preliminary proceedings, especially in searchings, interrogations and defense tactics
- prevention of corruption