GRP Rainer Lawyers Tax Advisors, Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London grprainer.com/en explains: In exercising its duty, the management board of a business has to take into account several obligations. In this context, the application of the level of care taken by a prudent and conscientious business manager is top priority. It must measure itself against this benchmark. Within the framework of possible litigation for damages, the burden of proof lies with the management board in cases of doubt. However, the BGH has already indicated in a few judgments that the management board’s duty of care is to be understood broadly for the purposes if its corporate activities.