Pre-trial detention for CEO or compliance officer?

There is no doubt that the pre-trial detention of board members can paralyze the operation of an entire company. Management board members are aware of this and when they make business decisions, they reckon with this risk. Unfortunately the pre-trial detention is often overused by the prosecutors. There is an “umbrella” that can protect the CEO from criminal liability in the first place – the compliance officer. The compliance officer is the one who is supposed to ensure that the company is operating in compliance with the applicable regulations and to prevent potential abuse. This raises several questions and concerns. Does the compliance officer have real tools to do so? Does he or she have a real influence on the decisions made by the company’s board? And finally – if a crime is committed – what will the prosecutor do? Is the prosecutor going to arrest CEO or compliance officer?



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Possibilities to change pre-trial detention


The European Court of Human Rights and the extension of pre-trial detention


(Un)justification of the application of pre-trial detention in a situation of severe punishment

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Evidence of a co-suspect’s slander as evidence for his pre-trial detention


Automation of the actions of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in relation to applications for the extension of pre-trial detention and the occurrence of “special circumstances of the case” preventing the completion of the proceedings on time.