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Dr Franz Clemens Leisch

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Baker McKenzie's Corporate Practice Group in Germany




Dr. Franz Leisch joined Baker McKenzie as an associate in November 2007. Previous to this he lectured at the University of Augsburg, where he taught civil law, commercial law, corporate law and capital markets law, and furnished various legal opinions for companies and law firms in the field of corporate and capital markets law. He received a doctorate degree from the University of Augsburg in 2002 and studied law at the University of Munich. His main areas of practice include corporate, capital markets, M&A, corporate compliance and corporate litigation.


  • English
  • French
  • German


  • University of Augsburg (Doctor Juris) (2002)
  • OLG Munich (Second State Exam) (1997)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (First State Exam) (1994)



Within: Compliance

The ‘very good’ team at Baker McKenzieis one of the best contacts for compliance in Munich’. It acts for national and international clients in internal investigations and provides assistance with the implementation of compliance structures and advice on money laundering prevention, anti-corruption measures and sanctions alongside antitrust and data protection compliance issues. The ‘very experienced, well-connected and pragmatic’ Thomas Grützner provides ‘hands-on advice’ and acted for a manufacturer in internal investigations covering sanction violations, and a DAX30 company in internal investigations into anti-corruption matters concerning a defence project. Andreas Lohner, who ‘never loses sight of the essentials’, advised a German defence company on country-specific compliance standards for the deployment of intermediaries in defence procurement. Other highlights included Franz Clemens Leisch’s advice to a German real estate and capital management company on money laundering matters following various property purchases, and his assistance of a German consumer goods industry player with internal investigations concerning customs offences, tax evasion and fraud.

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Germany: Compliance

Internal investigations

Within: Internal investigations

Baker McKenzie’s ‘very good goal-oriented’ team receives a steady flow of instructions from German and international clients concerning internal investigations into sanction and customs violations alongside anti-corruption, bribery and fraud matters. Recent work, with ‘very experienced and practical pragmatist’ Thomas Grützner in the lead, includes assisting a manufacturer with internal investigations, and acting for a listed company in internal investigations on anti-corruption matters pertaining to a defence project. Andreas Lohner assisted a German company with internal investigations following several compliance violations, including bribery and accounting mismatches. In other significant work, Franz Clemens Leisch acted for a German manufacturer from the consumer goods industry in internal investigations pertaining to customs violations, tax evasion and fraud.

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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