Section 20 – Joinder of offences

(1) A total sanction shall be imposed on the corporation if several offences have been committed.

(2) If the individual sanctions are each only corporate fines according to Section 8 no. 1 or only warnings with a deferred corporate fine according to Section 8 no. 2, the total sanction shall be formed by increasing the highest individual sanction. The circumstances to be taken into account pursuant to Section 15 shall be assessed collectively. The total sanction may not reach the sum of the individual sanctions. It may not exceed twice the highest applicable maximum pursuant to Section 9 (1 or 2 3) or Section 18 sentence 1.

(3) In the event of a combination of corporate fines under Section 8 (1) and warnings with a deferred corporate fine under Section 8 (2), the total sanction shall be formed by increasing the corporate fine in accordance with (2).

(4) Section 55 (1) and Section 59c (2) of the German Penal Code shall apply accordingly.