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” (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
  • 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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  • GSK Updates
    02 February 2023

    The new Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2022

    Same procedure as every year: On 31 January 2023 the German NGO Transparency International published the latest Corruption Perceptions Index for the year 2022, once again covering ...

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  • 26 August 2022

    How to do Compliance Risk Analysis

    The German Federal Office of Economy and Export Control (BAFA) published on August 17, 2022 a manual for conducting risk analyses according to of the new German Act on Corporate Du...

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