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Greenberg Traurig Sponsors This Year’s #medialawcamp, Covering the Various Facets of Compliance

BERLIN – Nov. 11, 2016 – For the third year running, the #medialawcamp took place in Berlin and this time focused on the topic of compliance. Greenberg Traurig organized the barcamp and was one of the main sponsors of the event.

The #medialawcamp started with keynotes from Sofia Halfmann, VP and Head of Compliance Office at DHL, and Alexander Schröder, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Axel Springer. In addition to their own understanding of compliance, its possibilities and limitations, they also spoke about the acceptance and perception of the issue amongst management and employees. DHL, for example, distributes car air fresheners with the inscription “no corruption” worldwide. These hang in the cabs of transport vehicles and communicate the rule of compliance internally and externally.

The characteristics of a barcamp are topicality and participants taking an active role. The attendees can suggest topics and help define the content of the program, therefore jointly creating the agenda. The sessions focused on a broad spectrum ranging from IT compliance, to crisis communication, anti-money laundering regulations and liability issues, to insolvency avoidance and compliance from an ethical point of view.

"The challenge of compliance is not only to know what is right, but to create a system that ensures compliance throughout the company," said Viola Bensinger, Partner and Head of the Technology Group at Greenberg Traurig Germany. “The variety of the sessions and the lively discussions showed that we really got to the heart of the topic.”

More information and tweets about the barcamp can be found on Twitter under the hashtag #medialawcamp or on the website:

About Greenberg Traurig Germany

Greenberg Traurig is one of the largest transactional law firms, serving clients from 38 locations across the globe. In Germany, more than 50 lawyers provide legal advice predominantly on transactions in the real estate, technology and telecommunications, media and entertainment, and infrastructure sectors.

The law firm is characterized by its integrated approach that combines legal know-how with in-depth industry knowledge. For this reason, the attorneys are regularly recommended by leading legal directories. In 2016, German newspaper Handelsblatt in conjunction with Best Lawyers recognized the team once again in its “Best Lawyers in Germany” ranking.

Greenberg Traurig was founded in the U.S. in 1967. Internationally, 2,000 attorneys in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America offer legal advice to innovative companies.

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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.