Dr. Thomas Grützner, a compliance and litigation partner, represents corporate and financial institution clients on a variety of complex compliance and white collar crime matters and Human Rights as well as workplace-related investigations.
Dr. Grützner serves clients by:
- Conducting internal investigations
- Representing clients before government enforcement agencies
- Managing crises
- Implementing and developing compliance management systems and risk mitigation measures
- Conducting compliance due diligence in connection with M&A transactions and supply chain aspects
He draws on experience investigating alleged misconduct in more than 30 countries, including Algeria, Bangladesh, Dubai, Indonesia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the UAE, and Vietnam. He has defended DAX30 companies across a full range of industries before domestic and international enforcement agencies.
Given his broad professional and academic experience, Mr. Grützner skillfully guides clients through the design and implementation of effective compliance management systems and compliance projects. Leading legal publications regularly recommend him. In the 2020 and 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal Investigations, he is praised as “one of the best investigation practitioners” in the German market. The diruj Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021 lists him as the most recommended lawyer for compliance.
He regularly writes on white collar and enforcement issues, and has authored several books, including a handbook on white collar and tax criminal law (Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafrecht - Handbuch für die Unternehmenspraxis 2nd edition). He is a member of the ICC task force, Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration.