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New Partner onboard: GSK Stockmann reinforces Industry-Compliance Group with Partner Hire from Pohlm

December 2017

GSK Stockmann reinforces its compliance group with a lateral hire from Pohlmann & Company and continues its push to focus on specific industry sectors and internationalization. Eric Mayer (51) will join GSK Stockmann on December 1, 2017 as a partner and will play a key role in growing the compliance group at GSK.

Eric Mayer (51) joins GSK Stockmann on December 1, 2017 from Pohlmann& Company. Before joining the advisory business at WTS AG in 2010, Mayer had gained more than 15 years of industry experience, for example at DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG, debitel AG, Infineon AG and the American chip producer Amkor Technology Inc. From 2006 to 2007 he was the first Chief Compliance Officer at Infineon AG in Munich. Mayer will join GSK as Local Partner (Salary Partner) in the Munich office and will be in charge of expanding GSK’s services in the area of industry compliance.

In recent years, the compliance group at GSK has been known especially due to its work in connection with the Independent Compliance Monitorship for the US Department of Justice at Siemens AG. From 2009 to 2012 a team consisting of app. 10 lawyers lead by Munich based partner Dr. Markus Escher assisted Dr. Theo Waigel, the Monitor appointment by the US Department of Justice. In addition, GSK has been worked in compliance projects for banks such as Sparkasse Miesbach-Tegernsee (Germany) and Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Austria). GSK lawyers also advised a former management board member in connection with the investigations by the public prosecutor´s office in Munich on Ferrostaal AG.

At present, a team lead by Dr. Markus Escher, Prof. Dr. Oliver Moufang and Oliver Koos (the last two from Frankfurt) is advising on international compliance issues in connection with the “Dieselgate” emissions affair at Volkswagen AG.

Currently, the GSK compliance team consists of app. 10 lawyers (among them four partners and two counsels) in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. In addition, GSK Compliance Services GmbH offers specific services e.g. on money laundering checks and on legal issues in connection with the outsourcing of the compliance- and/or money laundering controls function of regulated financial services companies.

“We are very happy about Eric Mayer joining GSK as he is a very experienced compliance advisor with a lot of industry experience, whose know-how and network will certainly give a significant boost to our compliance offerings which we have identified as a major growth area for GSK”, commented Dr. Oliver Glück, Co-Managing Partner at GSK Stockmann.

Eric Mayer described the reasons for joining GSK:

“With its orientation and focus on specific industry sectors (such as healthcare and automotive & mobility) GSK offers an ideal platform to advise medium-sized industry companies e.g. in the pharmaceutical or the automotive industry in an optimal way and to contribute to the further development of the consulting portfolio in the field of industry compliance at GSK. I envisage substantial synergies in the specific enhancement of effective compliance consulting products whose implementation is viable and which are more and more in demand not only by producing companies but also by real estate companies and by the public sector.”


Dr. Oliver GlĂĽck
Karl-Scharnagl-Ring 8
80539 MĂĽnchen
Tel.: +49 89 288174-0
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Dr. Markus Escher
Karl-Scharnagl-Ring 8
80539 MĂĽnchen
Tel.: +49 89 288174-0
Fax: +49 89 288174-44

GSK Stockmann is one of the leading independent commercial law firms in Germany and Luxembourg focusing on Real Estate, Corporate, Banking/Finance and Projects & Public Sector. Today, more than 160 lawyers and tax advisors, acquainted with national and international projects and transactions, are at our clients´ disposal in our offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Munich and Luxembourg.

For cross-border transactions and international projects, GSK works closely with a select group of highly respected partner law firms abroad.

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