Profile

Dr. Johannes Dilling has been supporting companies and whistleblowers for a long time around the topic of whistleblowing.

His expertise is based on many years of practical and theoretical work:

  • Attorney of law since 2006
  • Many years of practical experience in the areas of compliance, commercial law and commercial criminal law (white collar crimes)
  • Many years of experience in receiving and processing reports as a compliance ombudsman for various well-known multinational companies
  • Many years of experience in setting up compliance management systems and whistleblower systems, also in the role of an External Compliance Officer
  • Many years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer and corporate defence counsel
  • Certified Compliance Officer (TÜV)
  • Lecturer for Compliance at the University of Cologne in the Master's program in Business Law
  • Regular publications in the area of compliance
  • Cologne Chamber of Trade - Driving licence for GmbH managing directors, basics in GmbH law, liability of executive bodies, compliance and D&O insurance
  • Higher Regional Court Cologne - Advanced working groups, civil procedure law, substantive civil law and procedural tactics
  • University of Cologne - Compliance in the Master of Business Law
  • Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V. (DICO)
  • Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V. (WisteV)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Wirtschaftsstrafrecht e.V. (DZWiSt)
  • Arbeitskreis deutscher Aufsichtsrat e.V. (AdAR)
  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein e.V. (DAV)
  • Kölner Anwaltsverein e.V. (KAV)
  • Deutsch-Französische Juristenvereinigung e.V. (DFJ)
  • Internationales Privatrecht, Alpmann Schmidt, 2. bis 5. Auflage (2006 – 2013)
  • Die Wirksamkeit der Risikoausschlüsse für wissentliche und vorsätzliche Pflichtverletzungen (Diss.), 2015
  • Fehlende Compliance als Strafmilderungsgrund? – Eine Anmerkung zu LG Bochum, Urt. v. 14.12.2015 Az. II 13 KLs – 48 Js 4/13 – 16/14 in: CCZ 2016, S. 70 ff. zusammen mit Dr. Nico Basener
  • Zur Unwirksamkeit des Risikoausschlusses für wissentliche Pflichtverletzungen in der D&O-Versicherung in: VersR 2018, S. 332 ff.
  • Der Schutz von Hinweisgebern und betroffenen Personen nach der EU-Whistleblower-Richtlinie in: CCZ 2019, 214 ff.
  • Interne Ermittlungen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Unternehmensstrafrecht und Whistleblowing in: CCZ 2020, 132 ff.
  • 1996-2000: Studies of German and French law as part of the German-French Master of Law at the University of Cologne and the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Degrees: Maîtrise en Droit, LL.M. (Cologne/Paris 1)
  • 2000-2004: Studies of German law at the Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster. Graduation: 1st state examination
  • 2004-2006: Traineeship in law. Graduation: 2nd state examination
  • 2006-2010: Lawyer at a commercial law firm in the Ruhr area (JUVE Top 50)
  • 2011-2012: Equity partner in a commercial law firm in the Ruhr area (JUVE Top 50)
  • Since 2013: Self-employed lawyer in Cologne with focus on compliance, directors' and officers' liability and D&O insurance
  • July 2014: Doctorate (Dr. iur.) at the University of Cologne
  • Since 2015: Head of advanced study groups for trainee lawyers at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne
  • Since 2016: Certified Compliance Officer (TÜV)
  • Since 2018: Examiner in the 2nd state law examination
  • Since 2020: Assistant lecturer for compliance in the Master's programme in business law at the University of Cologne