European Whistleblower Guide
On 16 December 2019, the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law (also referred to as the „Whistleblowing Directive“) (the „Directive“) entered into force. The aim of the Directive is to ensure minimum standards of protection for whistleblowers across the European Union. EU Member States were required to transpose the Directive into national law until 17 December 2021. National laws must meet the minimum requirements of the Directive, but it is up to the national legislator to create more stringent regulations at national level and to extend the scope of application.
DORDA's European Whistleblower Guide is a joint effort of several renowned European law firms and provides expert knowledge on the implementations of the EU Whistleblowing Directive in the different Member as well as Non-Member States that have their own statutory rules regarding the protection of whistleblowers. The guide is a tool for international companies to learn about the new legal framework and adapt to the specifics of each country. It not only sheds light on the legal requirements, but also highlights the strategic value of effective whistleblowing mechanisms for risk management and corporate image.