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Désirée Maier

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Maier Desiree

Désirée Maier
Maier Desiree
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Désirée Maier focuses on white collar, compliance and internal investigations. She advises national and international clients, in particular from the life sciences industry.

One focus of her work lies in the set-up and management of internal investigations. She has particular experience in advising during dawn raids and conducting cross-border investigations of potential breaches of criminal law or compliance regulations. In doing so, she is able to manage the different requirements from local law and U.S. law. She regularly communicates with German, U.S. and other enforcement authorities.

Désirée also advises clients on the establishment and enforcement of global compliance systems, including the performance of compliance audits to ensure these respond to regulators’ expectations. Moreover, she has expertise in supporting clients in the defence against criminal law charges and providing advice on recovery issues in relation to claims arising from compliance matters.

As part of a secondment, Désirée also worked in the U.S. legal department of a world's leading U.S. pharmaceutical company (Fortune 500) with a global responsibility for investigations.

Representative experience

Conducting a major internal investigation for a world's leading pharmaceutical company regarding compliance of various sales measures with local anti-corruption laws.

Advising a globally acting manufacturer of medical devices on updating its global compliance system.

Advising a world's leading Fortune 500 company on an internal investigation related to an Italian public prosecutor's tax and bribery allegations.

Conducting an internal investigation in various European countries for a worldwide acting healthcare distributor (Fortune 500) into allegations around the CE certificate.

Conducting an investigation for a worldwide leading medical supplies producer (DAX 40), relating to potential embezzlement, bribery and tender violations in Ukraine.

Conducting an internal investigation with regard to bribery allegations against a leading Fortune 500 foods company in various Asian countries.


  • Second State Exam in Law, Bavaria, 2012
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Augsburg, 2010



Recommended lawyer for Compliance

Legal 500 EMEA

Recommended lawyer for Internal Investigations

Legal 500 EMEA

Recommended Lawyer for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Legal 500 EMEA

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Law Firm of the Year for compliance (Team Award)