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Dr. Robin Haas LL.M.

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 Compliance and Investigation 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.

The German Bundestag passed the German Whistleblower Protection Act on 16 December 2022. After initially not being expected to be passed this year, the bill did make it onto the agenda of the last session day of the year at short notice and was passed in a version amended by the Legal Affairs Committee (Rechtsausschuss) with the coalition’s majority. The next step is for the Bundesrat to approve the bill. However, this is not expected until the first plenary session in February 2023 at the earliest.