Identify legal and economic risks at an early stage to react quickly and avert damage to your company.
Complete solution to collect whistleblowers’ reports, for case management, legal assessment and digital reporting
All reports directly reach our lawyers who, as legal confidants, are strictly bound by obligations of confidentiality. The anonymity of whistleblowers is guaranteed at all times.
Unethical conduct costs companies millions of euros every year in fines, reputational damage, or financial losses.
Long before the introduction of legislative measures, many companies realized that considerable financial loss may be averted if employees have the opportunity to anonymously report violations of corporate rules.
WhistleFox: We are currently the only law firm in Germany to have developed a system that digitally streamlines whistleblowing processes from start to finish – the influx of whistleblowers’ notifications, legal case management, and reporting, allowing our lawyers to focus efficiently on the legal assessment of those reports.
Heuking’s tool offers businesses, authorities, municipalities, and associations a complete solution so that they need not set up internal organizational structures or face costly implementation on their own servers to comply with regulations.
Whistleblowing takes courage. A lot is at stake for those who speak up. Accepting notifications from whistleblowers as a neutral entity, our Compliance specialists act as legal confidants and ombudspersons for companies in all sectors, both nationally and internationally so that their employees can voice concerns with confidence.
Whistleblowers and employees can be certain that they are protected by the lawyers’ duty of confidentiality and that their anonymity is preserved. It is ensured that their reports are taken seriously and have an impact on the company.
Companies depend on their dedicated personnel to point out suspicious issues at an early stage so that risk can be managed and damage can be avoided. Thus, they benefit from the culture of trust that a neutral entity represents since it provides a safe space for employees to speak up about breaches of rules without worry.
Fulfill the EU Whistleblower Directive, the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, and other whistleblower legislation
Privacy guaranteed at all times, no conclusions about whistleblower identity possible and there is no storage of metadata.
Hosted our law firm’s own server in Germany, the system outperforms requirements for data protection and data security.
All companies, public institutions, and authorities with more than 50 workers as well as all municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants are required to set up a whistleblower system by which potential wrongdoing in the company can be reported safely.
As of January 1, 2023, companies with more than 3,000 personnel will have to set up a whistleblower system to report wrongdoing throughout the supply chain.This requirement will be extended just a year later to companies with over 1,000 employees.
Other legal provisions already require the introduction of a whistleblower system in specific sectors.
Online Reporting Form 24/7Reports via the online form reach us directly. Whistleblowers are in direct contact with us as their legal confidants.
Notifications can be made by any channel of communication, such as phone, email, postal mail, or fax.
Legally required reaction time limits
An integrated deadline management system ensures compliance with all legal deadlines.
Initial legal assessment
All incoming reports are reviewed and legally assessed by our Compliance specialists.
Recommendations for action and internal investigations
Upon request, we develop recommendations for action and conduct internal investigations in consultation with you.
In addition to individual, quarterly, and annual reports, our tool enables statistical evaluations for your management board.
Case-related data is stored and processed exclusively on our law firm’s own servers; there are no other transmission instances.
Our system can be used along the supply chain to collect, process, and evaluate issues of all relevant areas of compliance.
As a full-service law firm, we provide cross-practice, comprehensive, and transnational advice in all relevant fields of compliance.
Contact us via your channels of choice (in person, via web form, by phone, email, fax, letter).
Whistleblowers automatically receive the legally required confirmation of receipt.
Our Compliance experts assess the facts legally and resolve open questions in direct contact with the whistleblower.
In cases of suspected compliance violations, we conduct internal investigations.
Clients receive an individual report for each case including an initial legal assessment and advice on potentially necessary measures. In addition, we also provide yearly reports with statistical insights.