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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Data - Data Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Günter Degitz is a top name in the German market who offers wide-ranging expertise in digital investigations, including e-discovery matters.

Biography

Günter Degitz is managing director and head of the financial advisory services (FAS) practice in Germany and Switzerland. He brings over 25 years of professional experience in international investigations and e-discovery projects regarding misconduct, compliance, antitrust, FATCA, tax fraud and anti-money laundering (AML).

Based on this expertise, he advises leading banks in international forensic investigations and works in high-profile independent monitor engagements. He provides strategic consulting services for international companies in the implementation of effective corporate governance and compliance organisations.

Günter serves as: a senior partner, in a monitor role, in AML/sanctions-related matters for a leading German bank; independent forensic expert in a Libor-related board liability investigation; lead forensic partner to the monitor of a leading Swiss bank in US tax matters; and forensic partner to the independent examiner for Swiss banks.

He also advises a DAX company on the preparation of compliance organisation certification; leads digital investigations and high-profile e-discovery cases (eg, Lehman Brothers); internal investigations in corruption, fraud, cartel and data protection cases for industry and financial services clients; compliance and IT due diligence consulting in M&A transactions; and strategic consulting for global data protection, IT security, compliance, audit and legal organisations.

Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2013, Günter was managing director of disputes and forensics for Alvarez & Marsal; a forensic partner at KPMG; and director of information services at BCG.

Mr Degitz has spoken on digital investigations and e-discovery, and acts as chairman for international conferences on compliance and antitrust, data protection, and M&A.

Mr Degitz holds a master’s degree in informatics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He speaks German and English fluently. 

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Günter Degitz stands out among peers for his remarkable work providing digital forensic services in complex competition, fraud and corporate crime investigations.

Biography

Günter Degitz is managing director and head of the financial advisory services (FAS) practice in Germany and Switzerland. He brings over 25 years of professional experience in international investigations and e-discovery projects regarding misconduct, compliance, antitrust, FATCA, tax fraud and anti-money laundering (AML).
Based on this expertise, he advises leading banks in international forensic investigations and works in high-profile independent monitor engagements. He provides strategic consulting services for international companies in the implementation of effective corporate governance and compliance organisations.
Günter serves as: a senior partner, in a monitor role, in AML/sanctions-related matters for a leading German bank; independent forensic expert in a Libor-related board liability investigation; lead forensic partner to the monitor of a leading Swiss bank in US tax matters; and forensic partner to the independent examiner for Swiss banks.
He also advises a DAX company on the preparation of compliance organisation certification; leads digital investigations and high-profile e-discovery cases (eg, Lehman Brothers); internal investigations in corruption, fraud, cartel and data protection cases for industry and financial services clients; compliance and IT due diligence consulting in M&A transactions; and strategic consulting for global data protection, IT security, compliance, audit and legal organisations.
Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2013, Günter was managing director of disputes and forensics for Alvarez & Marsal; a forensic partner at KPMG; and director of information services at BCG.
Mr Degitz has spoken on digital investigations and e-discovery, and acts as chairman for international conferences on compliance and antitrust, data protection, and M&A.
Mr Degitz holds a master’s degree in informatics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He speaks German and English fluently.
WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Günter Degitz has decades of experience expertly conducting international investigations and electronic discovery projects for clients including banks and major corporations.

Biography

Günter Degitz is managing director and head of the financial advisory services (FAS) practice in Germany and Switzerland. He brings over 25 years of professional experience in international investigations and e-discovery projects regarding misconduct, compliance, antitrust, FATCA, tax fraud and anti-money laundering (AML).

Based on this expertise, he advises leading banks in international forensic investigations and works in high-profile independent monitor engagements. He provides strategic consulting services for international companies in the implementation of effective corporate governance and compliance organisations.

Günter serves as: a senior partner, in a monitor role, in AML/sanctions-related matters for a leading German bank; independent forensic expert in a Libor-related board liability investigation; lead forensic partner to the monitor of a leading Swiss bank in US tax matters; and forensic partner to the independent examiner for Swiss banks.

He also advises a DAX company on the preparation of compliance organisation certification; leads digital investigations and high-profile e-discovery cases (eg, Lehman Brothers); internal investigations in corruption, fraud, cartel and data protection cases for industry and financial services clients; compliance and IT due diligence consulting in M&A transactions; and strategic consulting for global data protection, IT security, compliance, audit and legal organisations.

Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2013, Günter was managing director of disputes and forensics for Alvarez & Marsal; a forensic partner at KPMG; and director of information services at BCG.

Mr Degitz has spoken on digital investigations and e-discovery, and acts as chairman for international conferences on compliance and antitrust, data protection, and M&A.

Mr Degitz holds a master’s degree in informatics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He speaks German and English fluently.

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

A Global Elite Thought Leader in the field, Günter Degitz is a "thorough and meticulous" practitioner who "thinks strategically like a top-level executive, anticipating and navigating obstacles to achieve the objectives", comment clients.

Biography

Günter Degitz is managing director and head of the financial advisory services (FAS) practice in Germany and Switzerland. He brings over 25 years of professional experience in international investigations and e-discovery projects regarding misconduct, compliance, antitrust, FATCA, tax fraud and anti-money laundering (AML).

Based on this expertise, he advises leading banks in international forensic investigations and works in high-profile independent monitor engagements. He provides strategic consulting services for international companies in the implementation of effective corporate governance and compliance organisations.

Günter serves as: a senior partner, in a monitor role, in AML/sanctions-related matters for a leading German bank; independent forensic expert in a Libor-related board liability investigation; lead forensic partner to the monitor of a leading Swiss bank in US tax matters; and forensic partner to the independent examiner for Swiss banks.

He also advises a DAX company on the preparation of compliance organisation certification; leads digital investigations and high-profile e-discovery cases (eg, Lehman Brothers); internal investigations in corruption, fraud, cartel and data protection cases for industry and financial services clients; compliance and IT due diligence consulting in M&A transactions; and strategic consulting for global data protection, IT security, compliance, audit and legal organisations.

Prior to joining AlixPartners in 2013, Günter was managing director of disputes and forensics for Alvarez & Marsal; a forensic partner at KPMG; and director of information services at BCG.

Mr Degitz has spoken on digital investigations and e-discovery, and acts as chairman for international conferences on compliance and antitrust, data protection, and M&A.

Mr Degitz holds a master’s degree in informatics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He speaks German and English fluently.

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