Ario Dehghani is a counsel and Head of the Compliance and EU law practices of Redcliffe Partners. 

He has unparalleled experience of advising businesses on preventing, identifying, eliminating and mitigating compliance risks at both national and global levels. Ario specialises in advising clients on all types of compliance matters and in conducting internal investigations related to, amongst others, FCPA and UK Bribery Act issues. He also focuses on anti-bribery, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, data protection, regulatory and product compliance matters.

Ario’s track record includes a vast experience of over ten years with compliance due diligence, implementing and auditing internal compliance systems, conducting compliance investigations and delivering customised training for in-house compliance officers. His industry expertise includes advising global clients from the chemical, life science, electronic, IT, automotive, consumer goods and energy sectors. Ario has been admitted to practise law in Germany and the EU since 2008.

Before joining Redcliffe Partners, Ario practised law for over seven years with Hogan Lovells’ Munich office, where he focused on white collar, compliance and internal investigations.

Ario is a Co-Head of the ACC Compliance Club, a member of Expert Group of the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance, as well as a Co-Director of the Institute of German Law of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), an interdisciplinary institution of comparative research with a focus on German and Ukrainian law. He provides courses on German private and public law and holds open lectures on Compliance and EU law topics. Ario was named amongst Future Leaders in Investigations by Who's Who Legal 2019.


    • Degree in law from Friedrich Schiller University Jena (First State Examination)
    • Bar exam of Higher District Court Cologne (Second State Examination)