On Thursday 13 October 2016, Dr. Bernhard Kofler-Senoner, CHSH antitrust law partner and publisher of the newly released book "Compliance Management für Unternehmen", invited guests to attend a joint book presentation with BDO Austria and a panel discussion: "Insights into the practice of successful compliance management systems". Approximately 100 company representatives took up the invitation.
The evening got under way with a presentation of the handbook by Kofler-Senoner, who also introduced the authors. During the subsequent panel discussion, renowned compliance experts MMag. Peter Manhartsberger (Group Compliance Officer, Spar Group), Dr. Martin Walter (Director Group Compliance, A1 Telekom Austria), Katrin Cyrys (Business Development, Recommind GmbH), Dr. Brigitta Schwarzer (cooperation partner of GrECo International AG) and Mag. Markus Trettnak (Head of Forensics, Risk & Compliance, BDO Austria) gave a number of fascinating insights into the way in which successful compliance management systems function.
Those attending also included: Mag. Renata Hrnjak (Head of Legal Affairs, Samsung Electronics Austria), Mag. Hans Lang (Investor Relations & Compliance Officer, Kapsch TrafficCom), Mag. Karin Peyerl (Privacy Director at FireEye), Dr. Sabine Schnabel (BSH Advisors) and CHSH partners and co-authors Mag. Julian Feichtinger,Dr. Peter Knobl, Dr. Hans Kristoferitsch andDr. Stefan Huber.
Handbook on Compliance Management for Businesses
The handbook looks at the individual measures a company can take to avoid the risk of illegal activities in the first place and thus how it can protect the business and its management from severe penalties, claims for damages and personal liability. It sets out the practical experience of renowned compliance experts in implementing second generation, tailor-made compliance management systems. Furthermore, part of the book is dedicated to dealing with the subject of crisis management and the question of what should be done in case of doubt and what action should be taken in an emergency. Lastly, the Q&A system employed in the chapter on substantive law – i.e. criminal law and antitrust law – is particularly reader-friendly.
You can find more information on the book here.