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Dr Sebastian Lach

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Sebastian Lach handles compliance and investigation issues, as well as complex product safety and liability cases. In the field of compliance and investigations, Sebastian has advised various clients on the creation of global compliance systems. He has successfully advised on criminal matters (e.g. bribery, fraud, embezzlement) and internal investigations relating to more than 50 countries worldwide, including FCPA, SEC/DOJ implications. Throughout his career, he has handled more than 20 multi-jurisdictional investigations, most of them for Fortune 500 and DAX 30 clients.



Within: Compliance

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘practical and assertive’ team acts for a broad client base from the manufacturing sector with a focus on automotive but its client roster also includes a number of life sciences, health and technology sector players. Regular instructions include assistance with compliance issues, such as business partner compliance, compliance system updates and implementations, internal investigations and whistleblower structures; issues relating to antitrust, product liability and public law are also frequently dealt with. Recently, practice head Sebastian Lach provided advice on corruption matters and other criminal risks. Jürgen Johannes Witte is another key member of the team, which lost counsel Markus Burkhardt to an in-house role at Amazon at the end of 2016. Dorina Bruns was made counsel in early 2017.

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Germany: Compliance

Internal investigations

Within: Internal investigations

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts for several well-known clients from the transport and construction industries alongside manufacturers and automotive sector players in various internal investigations, frequently including cross-border elements, and handles related litigation. With particular strength in the environmental space, the team routinely deals with alleged environmental permit requirement violations, and, in other work, also deals with product liability, customs clearance, industrial espionage and procurement infringement matters. When handling internal investigations, Sebastian Lach’s team frequently acts for clients faced with bribery, breach of trust and corruption allegations. In early 2017, Dorina Bruns was made counsel, while counsel Markus Burkhardt Ende took up an in-house role at Amazon in late 2016.

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