Alliance: Legally compliant whistleblowing in your company - country update

Whistleblowing in company

“Whistleblowing” describes the uncovering of abuses, such as corruption, money laundering, and environmental hazards, by whistleblowers who have acquired insider knowledge due to their professional activity. Whistleblowers must usually accept serious personal or professional disadvantages as a result of their reports.

To protect whistleblowers, the EU already issued the Whistleblowing Directive in 2019. This directive stipulates that enterprises have the obligation to establish channels and procedures to enable reports of abuses and breaches of the law.

In the following pages of this newsletter, we provide an update on the current status of transposition in the respective countries of our partner law firms.


Our SCHINDHELM WHISTLEBLOWING SOLUTION offers whistleblowers a completely anonymous, legally compliant way to report company abuses and meets all the requirements of the EU Whistleblowing Directive and the national transpositions thereof. With our SCHINDHELM WHISTLEBLOWING SOLUTION, we are happy to help you implement all important whistleblowing provisions regarding Data Protection and Compliance & Corporate Governance.

When establishing an internal reporting system, other legal areas, such as labour law, criminal law, etc., are also affected and must be considered in addition to the regulations of the national transposition act. Our lawyers bundle the entire range of expertise that is required to implement your internal reporting system and to successfully implement the resulting legal steps.


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Autor: Lukas Urban