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Nicolai Behr

Nicolai Behr is a compliance and dispute resolution attorney in Baker & McKenzie’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. Dr. Behr is a regular speaker on compliance and white collar topics.

The German Federal Ministry of Justice (Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz) proposed a draft bill which extends corruption legislation to independent healthcare professionals. On March 29, 2012 the German Federal Supreme Court had to decide the following case (file no. GSSt 2/11): A medical representative of a pharma company…

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have “adequate” compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine whether a compliance program and organization is adequate is to compare the company’s own program and organization with the compliance efforts of other companies (industry standard).…