Dr. Nicolai Behr

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Steuerberatern mbB


Nicolai Behr is a partner and compliance and dispute resolution attorney in the Firm’s Munich office. He is a member of the steering committee of GlobalComplianceNews, a compliance news website with global reach moderated by Baker McKenzie. He is a member of the committee "International" of the German Institute for Compliance. Nicolai is a regular speaker on compliance and white collar topics.

Practice Focus

Nicolai assists clients in a broad range of compliance and dispute resolution matters including internal investigations, anti-corruption due diligence, corporate compliance, risk minimization strategies and related civil litigation. He also focuses on corporate litigation and commercial litigation and arbitration.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Coordinated a global compliance audit for a German manufacturer.
  • Assisted a German service provider in an FCPA-related internal investigation.
  • Conducted an internal investigation in Asia for a German manufacturer.
  • Conducted an internal investigation in Asia for a Swiss manufacturer.
  • Conducted domestic and international internal investigations for several DAX or US-based companies.
  • Implemented compliance organization and anti-corruption policies for several companies.
  • Analyzed legal issues with respect to allegations of bribery.
  • Implemented business partner policies and compliance review of high risk intermediaries.
  • Regularly advises on legal issues in connection with internal investigations.
  • Represented a German manufacturer in a major post-M&A dispute.


  • Germany (2011)


  • University of Passau (Dr. iur) (2009)
  • University of Passau (2007)

Previous Offices

  • New York
  • Sydney