We help to maximise opportunities and minimise risks for the Group, our customers and employees through comprehensive legal advice on business decisions.
Integrity and justice are factors that create value in the Group and for our customers. Our in-house counsel act as internal service providers, supporting the Group's entry into future markets, anchoring justice and integrity as the basis of our daily actions in the Group and providing advice on planning processes, completing contracts and strategic decisions. It is important to take advantage of the wide range of creative possibilities in various fields of law in an economically viable and legally sound way. The legal framework for innovations must constantly be established so that Volkswagen can be successful in the market in the future also.
Our legal advisers conduct negotiations, and in so doing represent Volkswagen's positions to the outside world. Their far-sighted decisions protect the company from long-term damage, protect the Group's interests and successfully shape the future of the Volkswagen Group through legal means.
The Corporate Legal Department also looks after the legal affairs of the Volkswagen brand.
Corporate Auditing ensures adherence with internal and external regulations on behalf of the Managing Board of the Group as an objective and independent entity in the company.
In doing so it supports the departments in improving processes and services. It helps to protect the company from damage and resolve conflicts. Corporate Auditing carries out audits within Volkswagen AG as well as globally in the Group.
In doing so it adapts to different cultures and pays attention to specific local features. The team specialises in different departments in order to be able to conduct sound and critical audits of the various areas. Corporate Auditing consists of economically oriented audit departments like Finance, Sales and Procurement as well as engineering units like IT, Technical Auditing and Building.