Compliance is not my job, Compliance is my passion.“

Karin Holloch



Our clients come from sectors such as automotive suppliers, chemical building materials, electrical appliances, aircraft suppliers, industrial service providers, infrastructure, media, medical devices, software developers.

Management of investigation teams in Germany, Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. Subject of investigations were allegations of corruption, fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, discrimination as well as violations of technical safety regulations. Cooperation with auditors acting on behalf of international financiers and with compliance monitors. Negotiations with tax investigators in the context of corruption cases to correct tax returns.
Lead eDiscovery teams of up to 30 specialists on four continents. Familiar with all major eDiscovery platforms. Special focus on efficiency and cost transparency. Proven search methodology that quickly and reliably finds the “smoking gun” with focus on the topic of investigation, the people involved, and a sophisticated document review structure.
Implementation and support of whistleblowing reporting systems. Cooperation with renowned providers of reporting systems. Receiving reports, performance of plausibility checks and following up/investigating the reports up to exit interviews and negotiations on damages with accused persons.
Advice in the context of company audits by the customs authorities. Representation in criminal investigations as well as in administrative proceedings for violations of export control regulations. Establishment, improvement and review of export control compliance programs. Applications for foreign investment approvals.

We have supported our clients in setting up, implementing and reviewing compliance programs in Germany, Europe, Asia and the US. We have designed and conducted extensive training courses for employees on various compliance topics (both face-to-face and virtually). We optimize and modernize compliance programs that are somewhat outdated or no longer meet current requirements. We advise newly appointed members of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board on their monitoring duties and in specific compliance situations.




  • German
  • English
  • Russian


  • Studies in Bonn, Moscow and Volgograd
  • First State Examination 1994
  • Second State Examination 2000


  • 2021 Foundation of HOLLOCH COMPLIANCE
  • 2017-2021: Partner at Jones Day
  • 2014-2017: Partner at McDermott
  • 2009-2013: Head of International Compliance at real,- Group Holding
  • 2003-2009: Legal Counsel Metro AG
  • 2001-2003: Associate at Gleiss Lutz


  • since 2007 Elected Member of the Statutory Assembly of the German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer)
  • since 2015 Head of the Regional Group Northrhine-Westfalia Transparency Deutschland e.V.
  • Fitness and Health Instructor