Posted in Corporate Crimes/Insider Trading/Whistleblowing

Whistleblower’s anonymity now more difficult

Germany here. The whistleblowing process to report wrongdoing generally involves a lawyers who receives the claim(s), filters the matter and forwards the case. The anonimity of the whistleblowers is always guaranteed as the lawyer’s documents cannot be obtained by the company.

What happened in this case, is that the local prosecutor leveraged Section 97(1)(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure to seize such documents; consequently, the lawyer refused the seizure according to the same provision.

Yet, there is no client-lawyer relationship, as the lawyer is directly serving the company and not the employee.




Contract Manager with a remarkable lust for legal and business knowledge

Share your insights with a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s