This thesis, entitled "The role of the board representatives and occurring conflicts of interest", is based on article 110 of the ArbVG. Paragraph 1 of this article states that in a public limited company, the central works council or the works council must dispatch one board representative for every two shareholder representatives. According to Article 110, paragraph 5, lit 1 ArbVG, this rule also applies to the administration of private limited companies. The same rule can be found in the Regulation of Dispatching Board Representatives to the Board. Moreover, this regulation contains additional rules to article 110 ArbVG. According to principle, these board representatives have the same rights and obligations as the shareholder representatives. Article 110, paragraph 3 ArbVG, just excludes some of the norms of the AktG for the board representatives. They are, however, also subject to the interests of the works council. Therefore, they must satisfy the demands of both the company and works council. These additional duties often create a conflict of interest. If these conflicts are unavoidable due to current legislation, the board representatives must adhere to several norms of behaviour in order to not damage the company. If the board representatives do not observe these behavioural norms, sanctions will certainly be enforced.