Willi Elbe Group founds its own legal division

Companies employing lawyers - This trend has grown in recent years, as especially multinational companies constantly face new legal challenges. Being future-oriented also means being on the right of the law. This is why Dirk Machanek supports us since March this year as a fully qualified lawyer in permanent employment.

As a result of his extensive experience as a lawyer and his advisory function for various companies, Mr. Machanek is able to provide services covering a broad spectrum of expertise and skills, which will serve us well at the Willi Elbe Group. The work will include corporate and tax law, labour law, but also more unusual areas of law such as corporate criminal law, compliance or real estate law will be part of the job.

In addition to the internal technical know-how, it is also the task of the expert to identify when external consulting is required and which consulting is to be called upon for which specific issues. In a globalised world, a lawyer cannot be expected to know and understand every foreign legal system in detail.

Mr. Machanek is the contact person for all legal matters relating to the law and as of July he acts as Group Privacy Officer for our employees. He currently reviews our data protection management system and is preparing our planned ISO 27001 certification in close cooperation with the divisions. He is also responsible for all contract reviews, whether for customers or suppliers.

Dirk Machanek has settled in very well and cannot complain about a lack of work. “Complying with the requirements of the law as well as those of the customer is not always easy and comprehensible for everyone. The demands as well as the risks are increasingly stringent. Compliance, including the data protection, is an important issue for a successful company on today's market. I am pleased to assist the Willi Elbe Group and to be part of the team.”