Björn Rohde-Liebenau has been active as an attorney and mediator in his own practice since 1991. Within his law practice he has specialised in commercial law and for several years has worked in company restructuring.
From 1992 to 1998 he has worked with the Treuhandanstalt (the privatisation agency of the German State), eventually in a staff function for renegotiations and emergency financing. From 2000 to 2003, as general counsel for Teles AG Informationstechnologien, he dealt with all legal questions pertaining to stock exchange listed IT companies with an international portfolio.
Since then, he has specialised in consultation for risk communication and whistleblowing working for German and international organisations of any size. In 2003, he has rounded of his longstanding and also international mediation experience with the academic title of European Master in Mediation from the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB), Sion, Switzerland.
Summing up he specialises in the prevention of conflicts as contract lawyer and consultant, in the treatment of already existing conflicts as a mediator, and in facilitating best practice "difficult communication" with his structural work and counselling for external and internal risk communication and whistleblowing.
With this concept he has founded RCC Risk Communication Concepts, later moving from Berlin to Hamburg. The comprehensive range of consultancy services reaches from a needs assessment, expert opinions and surveys to the set up and implementation of best practice structures for risk communication and whistleblowing plus the specific counselling, and training. In complex conflict situations Björn Rohde-Liebenau makes his services as coach, mediator or arbitrator available. In whistleblowing systems he can be the designated ombudsman.
He has published numerous articles on different aspects of corruption prevention, risk management and whistleblowing, as well as on intercultural questions and online mediation. He has both lectured and conducted seminars and workshops in these areas.
He works bilingually in English and German and to some extent also in French. His work has taken him to the US, EU countries and different Middle and Eastern European countries. He gave significant support to the UN General Secretariat in setting up whistleblowing rules for its 18.000 officers and provided comparable services to the EU. He served for years on the board of Transparency International Deutschland (Deputy Executive Chairman).