Christian Schmitt's practice focuses on internal investigations, the management of compliance-related crises, the implementation and assessment of compliance programs, and directors' liability.
Christian has significant experience in internal investigations regarding a variety of issues, including corruption, bribery, fraud, embezzlement and export controls, and other issues with a high-financial and reputational impact. He is versed in the use of legal technology and e-discovery software for an efficient review of complex matters and large data volumes.
He also has experience in implementing tailor-made compliance programs, carrying out compliance risk assessments, as well as third-party due diligence procedures.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Christian worked for two years at an internationally active boutique law firm that provided compliance, corporate governance, investigations, and monitorships legal services. During his clerkship, Christian gained in-house legal experience working in the group legal and compliance department of a global industry company.
- Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe (Second State Examination 2017); University of Heidelberg (First State Examination 2015)
- Federal Republic of Germany
- German and English