COVID-19 WebTalk: Compliance Investigations

July 9, 2020

Challenges and trends under the “New Normal”: COVID-19 entails many new challenges and accelerates industry trends, some of which have sporadic and some of which have a lasting impact on the compliance function.

In this (German language) WebTalk, Annette Kraus, Chief Counsel Compliance of Siemens AG, and Benno Schwarz, partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, discuss the latest developments and emerging trends.

Our WebTalk includes the following topics:

  • New risk assessment under COVID-19
  • Special challenges for the compliance function
  • New authorities and players involved in COVID-19 measures
  • Key take-aways

View Slides (PDF) (German)


Annette Kraus, Chief Counsel Compliance at Siemens AG

Benno Schwarz is a partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He focuses on white collar defense and compliance investigations. For more than 25 years, Mr. Schwarz has advised companies on sensitive cases and investigations in the context of all compliance issues with international aspects, such as the implementation of German or international laws to prevent and avoid corruption, money laundering or avoiding economic sanctions in the corporate context. He focuses his advisory work on the planning and implementation of internal corporate as well as independent investigations both nationally and internationally, advising on the structuring, implementation and assessment of compliance management systems, and the representation of companies and their executive bodies before domestic and foreign authorities during associated criminal and administrative proceedings.