Dr. Martin Knaup, LL.B.

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Dr. Martin Knaup, LL.B.

Martin heads up the Compliance industry group. He is an expert in compliance and corporate litigation. As a certified Compliance Officer, he specialises in providing ongoing advice to national and international companies on corporate compliance, particularly on the implementation and development of compliance management systems and the carrying out of internal investigations.


He also advises on disputes between shareholders of partnerships and corporations, as well as on directors' and officers’ liability claims. Martin’s experience of secondment to a listed industrial group has further shaped his understanding of economic interrelationships and corporate interests.

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Directors’ and officers’ liability despite legally permissible conduct - why “legally permissible” is not always dutiful

27 May 2020

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Disputes & investigations

Social Distancing and Compliance – how the currently increased risks of fraud can be prevented

29 April 2020

by Dr. Martin Knaup, LL.B. and Dr. Carl-Tessen Taube, LL.M. (UNSW)

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Internal investigations – quo vadis?

17 July 2018

by Dr. Martin Knaup, LL.B. and Jan-Patrick Vogel, LL.M. (Stellenbosch University)

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Product liability & product safety

Power to the people – EU Directive on consumer representative actions moves one step closer to adoption

23 November 2020

by David Clarke and Katie Chandler

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