Crisis Management – Deciding quickly and acting wisely
Crises can occur in all areas, ofting striking companies without warning. Due to our extensive experience in compliance monitoring, internal investigations and crisis management, we know what this type of emergency situation means for a company, its employees and its management. Because of this knowledge, we can provide specific support to master a crisis right from the start.
It’s the nightmare of every company: Public prosecutors or tax investigators are knocking at the door or an incident has caused considerable personal or environmental damage. Serious accusations have been raised and media attention can quickly destroy a reputation which has been built over a long period of time. Such crises often endanger a company’s existence. At the same time, they represent decision-making situations in which it is important to remain focused and do the right thing at the right time.
In a crisis, time is of the essence. It is crucial to quickly establish the right processes and structures. With our international team of experienced experts, we help you immediately and on site. This includes the establishment of a so-called “situation Room”, where all information is centrally collected, analyzed and processed we can give you legal and business advice regarding all important decisions. In addition, a coordinated, uniform and legally compliant communication process is established with the authorities, the media and the stakeholders.
The duration of a crisis and its consequences are often not foreseeable from the outset. In addition, situations may change suddenly due to unforeseen events or disclosures. We will support you in setting up processes and allocating resources in such a manner that the current crisis can be overcome and future crises are avoided as far as possible. After our project team has established the necessary structures, they are delivered to your company. We will continue to support you during this phase with ongoing, targeted advice on all key issues. Where necessary, due to the particularities of applicable law, for example, we cooperate with specialized law firms and special advisors.
A crisis should never immediately follow another one. Therefore, as a first step, we analyze the root causes of the crisis and potential weaknesses in the existing risk management system. In the second step, together with you, we develop a process tailored to your company’s situation that prevents a reoccurence of such a crisis.
- Immediate measures to minimize risk
- Representation of the company vis-à-vis the investigating authorities
- Defending the company against lawsuits and temporary injunctions
- Project management, coordination of the communication and development of all necessary processes
- Advising the governing bodies of a company
- Creation of decision templates
- Conducting internal investigations
- Risk analysis and implementation of mitigating measures