Dr Rainer Runte, a director of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA for many years, is joining CMS with effect from 1 June 2018. Dr Runte will work as of counsel in the Corporate practice area at the Frankfurt/Main and Munich offices, where he will primarily focus on compliance and corporate governance matters.
“We are delighted that Dr Runte is strengthening our strategic advice on compliance and corporate governance. He brings excellent internal knowledge to the role from his senior management position at an international group of companies. With his extensive experience in developing and advising on complex compliance programmes, especially in the healthcare sector, he will further bolster our fast-growing compliance activities,” said Dr Hubertus Kolster, managing partner of CMS in Germany.
“Dr Runte is an acknowledged expert on implementing and structuring compliance management systems, with wide-ranging experience in US compliance procedures. This extends our ability to advise our clients on current and future challenges around compliance,” said Dr Harald W. Potinecke, partner and Head of Compliance & Forensic Services at CMS in Germany.
Dr Runte was a longstanding member of the management board of Fresenius Medical Care and general manager at ATLAS Elektronik GmbH, part of the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH group. At ATLAS, Dr Runte was tasked with developing the compliance systems and played a lead role in the successful conclusion of ongoing compliance investigations. Dr Runte will retain his links with the company as a member of the supervisory board. He will also act in an advisory capacity for the management of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH.
“CMS offers an outstanding platform for successfully advising and supporting both national and international clients,” commented Dr Runte. “I am looking forward to the business challenge of playing an active and responsible role in the firm’s development.”
The CMS compliance team was previously boosted in August 2016 by the addition of Dr Thomas Sonnenberg, an expert from the industrial sector.