“Nobody benefits from a brilliant legal analysis that cannot be put into practice.”

Dr. Andreas Pohlmann


Andreas Pohlmann is an internationally recognized leading practitioner and advisor in the areas of compliance and corporate governance, especially for monitorships. His expertise also includes advising on the duties and obligations of corporate bodies and board members. His clients are often members of management and supervisory boards. Andreas Pohlmann advises and supports compliance officers and heads of legal functions in the design and implementation of effective and efficient compliance management systems.

Languages: German and English


  • Law studies in Frankfurt and Tübingen (Dr. iur.)
  • 1989 Admission to the bar
  • 1989–2006 Career start at Hoechst AG, then various top management positions at Celanese AG and Celanese Corporation (USA)
  • 2007–2010 Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG
  • 2010–2011 Member of the Executive Board for Compliance/Administration at Ferrostaal AG
  • 2012 Founding partner Pohlmann & Company
  • 2013–2014 Chief Compliance Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in Montreal (Canada)
  • 2015–2019 Member of the Special Investigation Committee of Petrobras (Brazil)
  • 2016–2019 US DOJ and US SEC appointed Independent Compliance Monitor for VEON Ltd.
  • Since 2020 US DOJ and US SEC appointed Independent Compliance Monitor at an international telecommunications company


  • Companies in Ethics and Compliance Crisis: How to build a culture of integrity and to restore reputation and trust, in: Sommet International de la Confiance dans les Organisations, Quebec 2016, S. 23
  • Internationale rechtliche Grundlagen, in: Korruptionsprävention. Ein Leitfaden für Unternehmen, DICO 2014, 23–25
  • Kulturunterschiede in der internationalen Compliance: Der Tenor muss weltweit derselbe sein , in: BUJ Sonderedition Compliance 2013, 92-95
  • Staatsanwaltschaft im Haus – was muss der Aufsichtsrat tun?, in: Audit Committee Quarterly 2013, 4–9 (together with Dr. Eike Bicker)
  • Die First-Class-Aufseher, in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nr. 17, 21.01.2013
  • Compliance über Grenzen. Integritätsmanagement in global operierenden Unternehmen, in: Über Grenzen: Kolloquium zum 70. Geburtstag von Wolfgang Graf Vitzthum, Berlin 2012, 17–33
  • Compliance durch Führen: Thema für die Vorstandsagenda, in: Der Aufsichtsrat 10/2012, 141
  • Aufsichtsräte – Angst vor dem schlechten Ruf, in: Handelsblatt, Nr. 148, 02.08.2012
Selected Mandates
  • Independent Compliance Monitor (for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) at VEON Ltd. and an international telecommunications company
  • German Counsel of VW Monitor Larry Thompson for Volkswagen AG
  • Coordination of internal compliance investigations as a member of a special committee for the Petrobras Supervisory Board
  • Analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of the group-wide legal and compliance function at Robert Bosch GmbH
  • General compliance advice; definition of investment and divestiture criteria at the Council on Ethics – The Norwegian Government Pension Fund