Criminal compliance, internal investigations, and ombudsman´s offices

The buzzword “compliance” is on everyone’s lips. And rightly so: This is due to the idea that companies must absolutely prevent violations of laws by their employees. Otherwise, they might be held accountable through organizational fault. This could lead to a very large fine against the company.

In cooperation with you, Plan A – Criminal law firm analyses where risks of violations could lie within your company. The analysis includes the organization of the company as well as measures taken for occupational health and safety, environmental protection issues, protection against the employment of false self-employed persons, antitrust defence, corruption prevention responsibilities and communication processes. If the suspicion arises that something is going wrong within the company, we will investigate it for you and with you as part of internal investigations.

Together we develop concepts laid down in written codes for how the company is set up from the Executive Board, Supervisory Board or Management to the operational levels. We implement these concepts through proven measures such as training, practical tests and train-the-trainer-programs. With us you are well positioned.



  • Ingo Bott: Compliance concept in the form of an anti-corruption code for the administration of a major German city
  • Ingo Bott: Compliance concept with regard to protection under labor law for a DAX company
  • Ingo Bott: Compliance concept with regard to protection under labor law for a DAX company



  • Ingo Bott: The Competition Register in Practice: What Influence Do Group Structures Have on Impending Registrations? StraFo 12/2017, S. 490 ff
  • Ingo Bott: Boundaries in the battle for bright mindsCriminal law risks associated with the poaching of employees (CCZ 2017, S. 125-130)
  • Ingo Bott: Search of law firms – not much protection from Strasbourg – at the same time comment on the judgment of the EGMR v. 3.09.2015, Sérvulo & Associades et. Al v. Portugal (27013/10), Operating consultant 2015, S. 3084-3087
  • Ingo Bott: Practicing for the Real Thing – An Introduction to Mock Dawn Raids, Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel 17/2015, S. 14
  • Ingo Bott: Exclusion of criminal liability for corruption through institutionalized prior approvals, NStZ 2015, S. 121-127
  • Ingo Bott: Corruption prevention in practice: What do companies do to prevent transnational corruption? Contribution to the documentation of a symposium of the CorA Network for Corporate Responsibility on 5.11.2013 in Berlin. “Human Rights Due Diligence for Businesses: Content Design and Effective Implementation from a Civil Society Perspective,” S. 10-13
  • Ingo Bott: Stumbling blocks in the exemption from responsibility by legal advice – Criminal law risks for the responsible persons of a company in case of false compliance information, ZRFC 2012, S. 180-185
  • Ingo Bott: La Globalización y sus consecuencias en Materia Ambiental, Congreso Internacional de Las Nuevas Tendencias Delictivas en el siglo XXI, Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Venezuela, 02.06.2007



  • Ingo Bott: The efforts of the legislator to reform the (international) criminal law on corruption, Presentation at State Bureau of Investigation, Baden-Württemberg; Anti-Corruption Task Force, Stuttgart 16.11.2016; focus: Corruption in healthcare sector
  • Ingo Bott: anel discussion on the draft bill for the reform of StPO, Discussion at task force „Sozialdemokratischer Juristinnen und Juristen”, Karlsruhe, 05.11.2016
  • Ingo Bott: Challenges and risks associated with the phenomenon of product piracy, Working Group Spare Parts at Darmstadt University of Technology; Invitation from Dr. Dr. h.c. Pfohl und John Deere; Working group meeting at John Deere with representatives from the private sector, Bruchsal, 20.10.2015
  • Ingo Bott: De la práctica para la práctica: La responsabilidad penal de los administradores de hecho, Annual Congress of the German-Spanish Lawyers Association, Düsseldorf, 19.06.2014
  • Ingo Bott: Corruption prevention in practice: What do companies do to prevent transnational corruption? Event “Human rights due diligence for companies: Content and effective implementation from a civil society perspective” by CorA (Network for Corporate Responsibility) and Brot für die Welt”, Berlin, 05.11.2013