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Dr. Lars Weihe
Dr. Lars Weihe, LL.M. (UCL), is a lawyer and qualified business mediator with broad international experience in the areas of compliance, business law and conflict resolution (judicial and extrajudicial dispute resolution), trained in Germany and England and admitted to the bar in Germany in 2004.
Dr. Weihe has worked both as an attorney for two major international law firms and as an in-house lawyer in a managerial capacity in several large corporations in Germany and China. In addition to representing clients in civil and patent litigation before state courts and private arbitration tribunals, Dr. Weihe drafted and negotiated various complex cross-border contracts. He has relevant experience in the IT/semiconductor, pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer goods industries.
As a local and regional compliance officer, Dr. Weihe worked both preventively and investigatively. He has trained several thousand employees, including managing directors, in over 50 face-to-face trainings on various compliance topics (e.g. anti-corruption, antitrust and competition law, avoidance of conflicts of interest, conduct in administrative investigations), developed target group-specific training materials, compliance campaigns (e.g. “Speak Up!”, “Be a Role Model”) and compliance guidelines, as well as designed and implemented role descriptions and training concepts for local and regional compliance officers.
Dr. Weihe has conducted several internal compliance investigations on various topics, both in a leading investigator role and as a supervisor in collaboration with local compliance officers and internal audit staff.
Most recently, Dr. Weihe served as Regional Head of Legal and Compliance in a large corporation with a team of 38 employees and was responsible for all legal and compliance issues in the region. One of the focal points was the implementation and continuous improvement of a compliance management system in Europe, Israel, Peru and Chile.
Oliver Preeg, LL.M, MSc is a lawyer who has been trained in Germany and South Africa and admitted to the German bar in 2004. In addition to his legal education, Mr. Preeg holds a Master of Science in Food Regulatory Affairs (University of Ulster, UK) which he obtained while working in London in the capacity as Head of legal in the food and cosmetics industry.
During his international work as an in-house lawyer, Mr. Preeg has gained a solid and broad knowledge in the areas of compliance and commercial law.
Mr. Preeg initially worked as an attorney in a medium-sized Munich law firm and subsequently as an in-house counsel for two American food companies. In the course of his professional career, Mr. Preeg held leading positions in Germany and abroad and assumed responsibility for Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (for foods, cosmetics and devices).
During his in-house counsel tenure, Mr. Preeg was responsible for the development of new markets, he analysed the relevant legal regulations and implemented processes based on risk-based recommendations. The compliance aspect of the work centred on the distribution system (direct sales/MLM) and the marketability of consumer goods in more than 30 markets.
Mr. Preeg has been responsible for the revisions and enforcement of company policies to the organisations’ external sales force (distributors) and has conducted numerous employee trainings on advertising, sales, product compliance and anti-corruption (UK Bribery Act/FCPA). In his role, Mr. Preeg has also been active in industry associations.
Since 2018, Mr. Preeg has been advising well-known companies in the construction industry, the consumer goods industry (FMCG) and the international trade fair industry on the implementation of their compliance requirements – in particular on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).