As the confidence lawyer for JUWI, Dr. Borgel acts as the contact partner for internal and external informants, particularly with regard to cases of suspected corruption and other criminal actions or gross infringements of legal requirements. The confidence lawyer is bound by the oath of professional secrecy, as are all of the employees at the law firm. The confidence lawyer only passes on the information received to JUWI if the informant has explicitly consented to such step.
The confidence lawyer is also available to JUWI’s employees to answer questions concerning the correct conduct in accordance with the relevant regulations for specific incidents or cases of suspected misconduct when the employees wish such enquiries to be dealt with confidentially. If desired, informants and employees who approach the confidence lawyer with tip-offs or questions may remain anonymous.
The tasks performed by the confidence lawyer are limited to accepting tip-offs relating to corruption, criminal actions or offences of material significance. The confidence lawyer cannot act as a general complaints office, but only as a specific channel for obtaining information about suspected cases of corruption or other infringements of legal requirements.
The confidence lawyer is not able to accept general customer complaints.
The confidence lawyer acts on behalf of JUWI. She may never provide an informant with legal advice that runs contrary to the company’s interests. She is nevertheless commissioned by the company to provide informants with information about company-internal measures initiated on the basis of the information provided.