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Dr. Nicolai Behr

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

Nicolai is a member of the Global Compliance and Investigations Steering Committee and co-heads the compliance practice in Germany. Nicolai is a regular speaker and author on compliance, white collar crime, innovation and legal tech topics. He is the inventor of the automated risk assessment and risk monitoring platform Compliance Cockpit and the founder of www.globalcompliancenews.com and both founder and editor of www.verbandssanktionengesetz.de.

Practice Focus

Nicolai assists clients in a broad range of compliance and dispute resolution matters including internal investigations, anti-corruption due diligence, fraud, white collar crimes, whistleblowing, corporate compliance, risk minimization strategies, money laundering issues, KYC checks and related civil litigation. He also focuses on corporate and commercial litigation. He develops innovative and digitized legal and compliance process and scalable legal solutions and applications.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Implemented comprehensive, global and automated Compliance Management Systems using the Compliance Cockpit for numerous major companies on all continents covering anti-corruption, antitrust, sanctions, data privacy, customs and fraud topics.

  • Developed M&A Compliance Due Diligence concept for DAX 30 company.

  • Assisted a UK-based company in a FCPA and UK Bribery Act-related internal investigation.

  • Conducted internal investigations in Asia for German and international manufacturers.

  • Conducted domestic and international internal investigations and onsite audits for several DAX or US-based companies on corruption, fraud and product compliance topics.

  • Implemented comprehensive, global and automated Compliance Management Systems for several companies.

  • Assisted a DAX 30 company in an investigation into a multi-million fraud case.

  • Defended companies against attempted extortion.

  • Assisted a German service provider in an FCPA-related internal investigation.

  • Conducted internal investigations in Asia for German and international manufacturers.


Professional Honors

  • Best Lawyer in Germany for Litigation Law, Best Lawyers 2021
  • Top lawyer 2021, Wirtschaftswoche 2021 
  • Next generation name in compliance law, Legal 500 Europe, 2021

Admissions

  • Germany (2011)

Education

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

Previous Offices

  • New York
  • Sydney
  • Co-editor (with Florian Ruhmannseder and Georg Krakow), "The Practitioners Handbook on Whistleblowing Systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,"

  • Co-author (with Dominik Guttenberger), "Stricter corporate sanctions - what changes will the new German corporate liability act bring?" - DB 2020, 1218

  • Co-author (with Florian Tannen), "Dawn of the age of data privacy fines - liability risks due to data privacy violations and what companies can do to avoid them,"

  • Author, "Opinion on the decision by the German Federal Constitutional Court of Justice on the privilege in connection with internal investigations of June 27, 2018 - 2 BvR 1405/17"

  • Author, "OLG München bejaht Konzernreichweite von § 130 OWiG – unter Umständen," BB-Kommentar zu OLG München, 23.9.2014 – 3 Ws 599, 600/14

  • Co-author, "Compliance from A to Z (2014 Edition)," December 2013