Practice Areas

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • M&A
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2017
  • Admitted to practise law in Germany (1996)
  • Expert witness for international law enforcement authorities
  • Worked in two international consultancy firms and a boutique law firm specialising in corporate governance & compliance
  • First Chief Compliance Officer at a Dax 30 company
  • Over 15 years of management experience in the aerospace and defence, automotive, telecommunications & semiconductor industries
  • Executive Education in Strategy at the Harvard Business School
  • Executive in-house MBA from Babson College (USA)
  • Trainee lawyer with Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong
  • Studies at the University of Mannheim, the University of Lausanne, King’s College Cambridge (UK) and Heidelberg University
Languages
  • English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portugese
Memberships
  • International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors (IAICM)
  • Secretary of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • German Institute for Compliance (DICO)
  • Clausewitz Society
Awards
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (The Legal 500 2024)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (Juve Handbuch 2023/2024)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2023” in the area of “Technology Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (Chambers and Partners 2023)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (The Legal 500 2023)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (Juve Handbuch 2022/2023)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022” in the area of “Technology Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (Chambers and Partners 2022)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (The Legal 500 2022)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (Juve Handbuch 2021/2022)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (Chambers and Partners 2021)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Compliance” (The Legal 500 2021)
Publications
  • Bauer, Andreas / Blach, Joshua / Mayer, Eric / Morschhäuser, Nikolaus: Organpflichten und –haftung im Lichte des Vorschlags einer Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, in: ZIP 2022, 1740 (Heft 35), S. 1-4
  • Mayer, Eric: Nachhaltigkeitspflichten für Unternehmen: Was im Richtlinien-Entwurf der EU-Kommission steht, in: Das Investment, 04.03.2022.
  • Mayer, Eric: Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtgesetz: Was Unternehmen künftig beachten müssen, in: Industrieanzeiger, 14.02.2022.
  • Mayer, Eric / Feiler, Harald / Gündel, Gerhard / Mangal, Wajma: Anti-Corruption 2022 (Germany): Law & Practice, Trends & Developments, in: Chambers Global Practice Guide 2022, S.16 ff.
  • Mayer, Eric: Wie schneidet das neue deutsche Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz im internationalen Vergleich ab?, in: Scheinwerfer – Das Magazin gegen Korruption, Ausgabe 90, September 2021, S. 16.
  • Mayer, Eric: Neue gesetzliche Regelungen zum Schutz von Whistleblowern, in: Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Ausgabe 9, 28.04.2021, S.3 – 5.
  • Mayer, Eric: Compliance im M&A Transaktionsgeschäft, in: Mergers & Acquisitions: Erfolgsfaktoren für mittelständische Unternehmen, hg. T. Feix; J.-P. Büchler; T. Straub, Haufe 2017
  • Mayer, Eric: Kampf gegen Korruption. Die wichtigsten Strafen für Unternehmen und Lösungsansätze für Compliance, in: ChinaContact 7/2016
  • Mayer, Eric: Zur Implementierung des UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, in: Compliance Berater 4/2016
  • Mayer, Eric: Compliance im M&A-Transaktionsgeschäft, in: IWRZ 04/2016
  • Mayer, Eric: Länderreport Brasilien. Ordnung und Fortschritt in der Korruptionsbekämpfung?, in: Compliance Berater 7/2015
  • Mayer, Eric: Wer muss eine Compliance-Prüfung neuer Geschäftspartner freigeben?, in: Compliance Berater 6/2015
  • Mayer, Eric: Compliance Due Diligence. Pflicht bei M&A-Deals, in: FINANCE 9/2014
  • Mayer, Eric: Von Compliance 1.0 zu 2.0 – Ein Plädoyer gegen Bürokratie und für mehr Geschäftsnähe, in: RISIKO MANAGER 05/2013
  • Mayer, Eric: Der Pyramideneffekt. Compliance in ausländischen Tochtergesellschaften, in: FINANCE 2/2013
  • Mayer, Eric: Integriertes Compliance Management – Weltweit auf der sicheren Seite stehen, in: WSM – Wirtschaftsverband Stahl- und Metallverarbeitung e.V. – WSM Nachrichten 1/2012
  • Mayer, Eric: Controlling von R&D-Aktivitäten im Innovationswettbewerb. Erfahrungen des Technologieunternehmens Infineon, in: ZfCM – Zeitschrift für Controlling & Management, Sonderheft 3/2007
  • GSK Updates
    02 February 2024

    The new Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2023

    As in previous years, the NGO Transparency International marked the start of the new year with the publication of the latest edition of their Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on ...

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  • GSK Updates
    21 December 2023

    Overview and practical advice on the German Whistleblower Protection Act

    From 17 December 2023, the Whistleblower Protection Act will now also require companies with 50 or more employees to set up an internal reporting office and comply with the provisi...

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  • Media review
    17 May 2023

    CSDD, protection of human rights and the environment in the supply chain

    Eric Mayer and Jens-Uwe Rügenhagen of GSK Stockmann look at the recent draft of CSDD (Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive) and the new obligations for companies in th...

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