Martin is Co-Head of the Compliance Practice Group at Taylor Wessing in Germany. As a certified compliance officer, he specialises in providing ongoing advice to national and international companies in the area of corporate compliance, in particular on the implementation and development of preventive compliance management systems.
His legal work focuses, inter alia, on the prevention of money laundering (compliance with customer due diligence obligations under the Money Laundering Act, implementation and monitoring of KYC checks and business partner screenings (M&A), identification of beneficial owners (UBO), compliance with notification obligations to the transparency register, etc.) and advice on internal reporting systems (in particular implementation of the requirements of the Whistleblower Protection Act).
As an expert in corporate compliance, Martin knows how to establish the necessary process and organisational framework within the company and is thus available to his clients as a "trusted advisor" in compliance matters. His excellent network within the firm enables him to directly involve colleagues with the necessary expertise, as required, in order to provide clients with comprehensive compliance advice.
In the event of (alleged) compliance violations (especially as a result of identified compliance violations and whistleblower hints), Martin regularly manages and coordinates internal investigations. He advises on disputes between shareholders of partnerships and corporations as well as directors' and officers' liability claims/litigation. Experience gained through a secondment at a listed industrial group has shaped his understanding of economic contexts and corporate interests.
Martin is a frequently requested speaker on the topic of compliance and internal investigations and regularly lectures at industry associations such as the Association of Municipal Enterprises (VKU) or the Professional Association of Compliance Managers (BCM). He also trains in-house lawyers on the implementation of preventive compliance measures and structures.
|Since 2022||Equity Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2017||Salary Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|Since 2016||Lecturer, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Hamburg|
|2015 – 2017||Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2012 – 2015||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2010 – 2012||Legal clerkship, Hamburg with postings in Munich and New York|
|2012||Admitted and established as a lawyer, Hamburg|
|2012||Second state examination, Hamburg|
|2011||Doctoral degree on dissertation on an international commercial law theme, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg|
|2008||First state examination|
|2005||Study of law, University of Sydney Law School, Australia|
|2003 – 2008||Legal degree studies, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg|
Systemupdate, in: Compliance Manager, 06/2021, gemeinsam mit André Lippert und Rebekka Krause
Der Gesetzesentwurf des Lieferkettengesetzes im Überblick, in: comply, 05/2021, S. 21-23, gemeinsam mit Sebastian Rünz
Dissertation: Die Begrenzung globaler Unternehmensleitung durch 9 Absatz 2 Satz 2 StGB, Duncker & Humblot, 2011
EU authorized new sanctions against Russia
General overview of the sanctions regime and explaination what companies need to do now
The German Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) has been passed
The most important questions from the perspective of our compliance, legal and human resources departments
German Transparency Register - What you need to know about the obligation to register (not only as a property owner)
OLG Nürnberg: Management obligated to establish a compliance management system - what does this mean for M&A transactions?