News from Pohlmann & Company


The Legal 500 Germany 2024 – Rankings published

In addition to being named Compliance Team of the Year 2024 by The Legal 500 Germany, which we are very pleased about, Pohlmann & Company is also listed in the top tiers for the practice areas Compliance (Tier 1) and Internal Investigations (Tier 5) as well as again Environmental and Planning Law (Tier 5).

Dr. Andreas Pohlmann receives a place in the “Hall of Fame”, Nicole Willms is one of the “Leading Individuals” in Compliance, while Christian Beer is once again listed among the names of the next generation. Dr. Isabelle Plath is listed as a “Rising Star” in the area of internal investigations. In addition to Dr. Andreas Pohlmann, Thomas Lüthi, Nicole Willms, Uwe Erling, Julia Kahlenberg, Christian Beer and Dr. Martin Schorn are also recommended in the area of compliance, while Nicole Willms, Julia Kahlenberg, Dr. Martin Schorn and Dr. Isabelle Plath are recommended in the area of internal investigations in addition to Dr. Andreas Pohlmann. In the area of environmental and planning law, Uwe M. Erling and Dr. Tim Uschkereit are listed.

Pohlmann & Company is described in detail as follows:


“Pohlmann & Company’s compliance services are used by clients from the industrial technology, construction materials, infrastructure and transportation, chemicals, marine technology, electronics, healthcare, telecommunications and energy supply sectors, not least due to its long track record. The recognized team provides international and interdisciplinary advice primarily on corporate governance, compliance audits, ESG, environmental law, supply chain issues, whistleblower protection and monitorships. Andreas Pohlmann heads the team with many years of experience in the broad spectrum of compliance and is supported by Thomas Lüthi (compliance management systems and business partner audits), Nicole Willms (corporate law and whistleblower systems) and Uwe Erling (administrative and environmental law). Julia Kahlenberg and Christian Beer focus on strategic and organizational compliance and risk analyses, while Martin Schorn is well versed in money laundering compliance requirements and data protection requirements under criminal law. Horst Schlemminger (environmental and planning law) retired in April 2023.”

‘The team has a great diversity of skills and backgrounds that sets Pohlmann & Co apart from the average law firm. Especially in compliance consulting, this knowledge that goes beyond the legal is very helpful.

‘Christian Beer: fact-oriented, creative in dealing with clients’ wishes and efficient in implementation.

‘Nicole Willms and Andreas Pohlmann are the figureheads in terms of expertise and experience.

Internal investigations

‘Even though Pohlmann & Company’s focus is clearly on preventative compliance advice, management and supervisory boards also benefit from the team’s in-depth expertise in the context of internal investigations, compliance crises and liability issues. Practice head Andreas Pohlmann advises on the duties and obligations of corporate bodies and board members, while Nicole Willms is active in connection with whistleblower systems, internal investigations and the enforcement of disciplinary measures, Julia Kahlenberg focuses on Asia-specific compliance and investigations and Martin Schorn advises on criminal investigations and fine proceedings. Counsel Isabelle Plath also has experience in D&O matters.”

Environmental and planning law

“Pohlmann & Company focuses on environmental compliance and ESG issues and advises companies from various industries on setting up their compliance systems. Close links with international partner law firms enable the team to carry out risk analyses on German, British and US environmental regulations. Practice group head Uwe Erling has in-depth expertise in climate and pollution control law and also represents clients before authorities, particularly in the context of environmental remediation projects. The former practice group head Horst Schlemminger (environmental law, real estate law) retired in April 2023.”