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Dr. Robin Haas LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Robin Haas is a Counsel in Baker McKenzie's Munich office. Robin has more than seven years of professional experience as a lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and inhouse counsel (Syndicus). He is a member of our Investigations, Compliance & Ethics Group and one of our Munich innovation ambassadors. Robin joined the Firm in 2015 after studying law in Mannheim (Dr. jur.), Swansea (University of Wales, Erasmus) and New York (Columbia University, LLM). Robin went inhouse for a year in 2021 and joined a DAX 40 company as a compliance manager (Syndicus) responsible for the whistleblowing system and internal investigations. He rejoined Baker McKenzie in October 2022. He has previously worked in our offices in Frankfurt, Zurich and New York.

Practice Focus

Robin advises on a wide range of corporate law and compliance matters, with particular emphasis on corporate compliance issues. In his compliance practice, Robin's main focus is on conducting and managing (cross border) internal investigations, the structuring of compliance management systems (in particular with respect to whistleblowing) and programs as well as compliance risk assessments. His advice covers all stages of corporate compliance: Prevention, investigation, interaction with public authorities, remediation and litigation related to compliance issues.

In his corporate practice, Robin's main focus is on assisting limited liability companies (GmbHs) and corporations (AGs) on corporate law matters. He also provides business oriented advice relating to liability issues for company management, including D&O questions and company claims for breach of duties. In his compliance related due diligence work, Robin leverages his experience and knowledge from both his compliance and corporate practices. Throughout his practice, Robin uses his experience from his time as an inhouse compliance manager (Syndicus) to assist his clients with practical legal solutions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • German Subsidiary of US listed Company: Advised in an internal investigation following a raid by police in a case involving allegations of bid rigging.
  • Infrastructure Company: Advised in an internal investigation of a former managing director and the subsequent litigation with the managing director.
  • International Banks: Advised in cross-border internal investigations involving multiple public authorities (tax and AML issues).
  • International Logistic Company: Advised in a cross-border FCPA-related internal investigation with a focus on Russia and involving several public authorities (incl. US DOJ/SEC).
  • German Subsidiary of US listed Company: Advised in an internal investigation covering tax, labor law and bribery allegations and involving several public authorities.
  • Several International Companies: Advised in the implementation of indemnification concepts for directors and officers, also involving D&O insurers and across international subsidiaries.
  • German Aviation Company operating worldwide: Conducted a compliance risk assessment with a focus on anti-bribery and -corruption, export control and antitrust.
  • German Media Company: Conducted a compliance risk assessment with a focus on anti-bribery and -corruption, antitrust and anti-money laundering.
  • Several International Companies: Advised on the implementation and/or restructuring of compliance organizations, including compliance documentation (e.g. codes of conduct; ABC guidelines) and the respective processes.
  • Several International Companies: Conducted compliance related due diligence reviews with respect to various compliance areas.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German American Lawyers Association (DAJV) – Member
  • Association of Commercial Criminal Defence Lawyers (WisteV) – Member
  • DICO – Deutsches Institut für Compliance – Member


  • Germany (2015)


  • University of Mannheim (Dr. jur.) (2015)
  • Referendariat District Court Mannheim (Assessor Exam) (2014)
  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.) (2012)
  • University of Mannheim (Referendar Exam) (2010)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • New York
  • Frankfurt
  • Zurich
  • Co-author, "Der RegE zum Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz – die 15 wichtigsten Fragen für Unternehmen," Der Betrieb 2137, 2022
  • Co-author, "Welcher große Nutzen lässt sich auf Unternehmensseite durch Korruptionsprävention erreichen? Welche Entwicklungen gibt es und welche Konsequenzen kann die Nichtbeachtung haben?," in Schwager, CSR und Nachhaltigkeitsstandard
  • Co-author (with Stephanie Tuma and Tobias Beck), "Draft law on the reorganization of the German transparency register (E-TraFinG Gw)," "Regierungsentwurf zur Neugestaltung des Transparenzregisters (E-TraFinG Gw)," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, 22 April 2021
  • Co-author, "Germany: Covid 19 Corporate Legal Guideline," Baker McKenzie, July 2020
  • Co-author, "German Ministry of Justice finally publishes draft for a corporate liability act – what companies must expect," Baker McKenzie, May 2020
  • Author, Dissertation, "Multiple Damages," 2016