Whether due to ever-increasing regulatory requirements, stakeholder expectations for greater sustainability, geopolitical developments or the interest rate turnaround: Managing companies is more challenging than ever. The scope of legal regulations has grown just as much as customer expectations - while at the same time new global risks have emerged.  

How can you ensure compliance and organise your company management effectively despite numerous new rules and regulations? How can you recognise and manage global risks at an early stage? How can you establish a culture in your company that promotes good governance? How do you keep your governance costs under control in an environment of increased inflation and rising interest rates? How do you manage digitalisation and take advantage of its opportunities?

On our Corporate Governance & Compliance website, we provide you with insights into forward-looking corporate behaviour - whether for international corporations, family businesses or SMEs.

Managing risks and acting compliantly

We support you in adhering to compliance guidelines and managing risks. We organise corporate governance in an integrated, innovative and holistic approach.

With a pragmatic structural and procedural organisation, we manage and monitor the issues relevant to your company in the areas of strategy, financial and non-financial reporting, compliance, operations and ESG.

The holistic and integrated management in the risk and compliance management systems promotes effectiveness. At the same time, we can increase efficiency through standardisation and digitalisation - and thus also acceptance. The established systems enable auditing and certification in accordance with the relevant IDW and ISO standards.

Relevant questions on the path to effective governance and compliance

How is governance to be defined in the company? What should be the goal and what can be the added value?

Governance encompasses the overall control of the company and thus also the early identification of opportunities and risks from the strategic, operational, economic and legal areas. In order to generate added value for the company, this control must be integrated into the daily business.

Which topics and risk areas are currently affecting the company and will most likely do so in the future?

The effects of the pandemic, climate change, the energy crisis, political conflicts, decoupling - these are just a selection of the topics that are currently occupying the economy and will probably continue to do so for some time to come. In addition, technological developments present opportunities and risks for existing business models. Effective risk management must identify and address such issues and assess and manage their impact on the company and its business model.

Which regulatory compliance requirements does the company currently have to deal with, and which ones are likely to come up in the future?

The current issues also lead to new or stricter regulatory requirements, for example on sanctions, occupational safety regulations, human rights or CO2 regulation. A reassessment of corruption risks in the existing frictions in the supply chain is also a must. Compliance management must therefore be geared towards monitoring legal changes, evaluating them for the company and taking appropriate measures.

How can these requirements and risks be identified, assessed and then managed in the current risk and compliance management systems - and without blocking the business, but rather making a significant contribution to it?

Risk assessment in the company should be centralised and integrated in order to ensure a uniform view of the risks and to do this as efficiently as possible. Risks should be managed directly in the business processes in order to be able to intervene at an early stage and prevent additional work, for example by checking for sanctions in sales. There must always be room for decentralised solutions that can adequately take into account business model differences, varying corporate cultures as well as organisational characteristics. We are talking here about horizontal issue integration, vertical process integration with simultaneous decentralisation and strong value management.


We use our expertise to help you understand and implement the requirements of the EU AI Act to ensure the smooth integration of AI technologies while maintaining compliance and ethical standards.

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

We support you in the transition to CSRD-compliant sustainability reporting by guiding you through every step of the ESG reporting process. We also help you to capitalise on ESG-related opportunities.

Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG)

We help you to identify, assess and mitigate risks in your supply chains while ensuring ethical standards along the entire supply chain to fulfil the requirements of the LkSG.

EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR)

Together, we develop customised strategies to make the traceability of your company's goods more transparent. This puts you in a position to meet the requirements of the EUDR in the best possible way.

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