Germany: Investigations 2018

This year 25 investigations experts are highlighted for their excellent work leading investigations and acting for companies and individuals under investigation for white-collar and tax crimes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Kai Hart-Hoenig Dr Kai Hart-Hoenig Rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt
2. Jürgen Taschke DLA Piper, Frankfurt
3. Norbert Nolte Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Düsseldorf

Specialist criminal law firm FEIGEN-GRAF is well known for its strong investigations practice and is one of the leading firms in our research this year with an impressive three listings.
Hanns Feigen is “renowned” in the investigations space and is widely recognised for his work defending board members in high-profile white-collar and tax crime cases.
Bernd Groß is a criminal law specialist who ranks as one of the go-to lawyers for complex proceedings relating to corruption according to our research.
Walther Graf is “a very prominent figure” who impresses commentators with his expansive knowledge of white-collar crime.

WESSING & PARTNER RECHTSANWÄLTE also sees three leading investigations experts highlighted.
Jürgen Wessing is “a very well-known German litigator” who continues to impress peers with his significant expertise in corporate crime.
Matthias Dann is a highly regarded practitioner who regularly advises individuals and corporations on corruption and criminal compliance matters.
Heiko Ahlbrecht enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market and is regularly called upon to coordinate complex internal investigations.

Boutique criminal law firm THOMAS DECKERS WEHNERT & ELSNER is home to two recommended individuals.
Marcus Mosiek is a widely recommended white-collar crime expert who is “a pleasure to work with” according to peers. His first-class practice deals with corporate crime across a range of sectors including banking and intellectual property.
With almost 40 years’ experience, Sven Thomas is a well-established figure in the market, and is well regarded for his work representing individual and companies in high-profile white-collar crime proceedings.

INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONER Kai Hart-Hoenig is well respected in the international marketplace, drawing praise for his fantastic work advising and defending companies and managers in corporate crime proceedings.

DLA PIPER’s Jürgen Taschke is “a vastly experienced criminal litigator” according to one impressed peer.  His international practice covers an array of matters from advising and managing regulatory matters to defending prominent corporate clients.

Norbert Nolte of FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER is widely considered an authority on compliance matters. He is known for his proficiency in corporate defence work and his skilful handling of global investigations.

INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONER Otmar Kury is a first-rate attorney who comes highly recommended thanks to his focused and diligent approach.

“Well-known defence lawyer” Thomas Knierim at KNIERIM & KRUG RECHTSANWÄLTE is a seasoned investigations specialist with experience assisting on internal investigations in cases of corruption, capital market dichotomy and tax evasion, among others.

Bernd Mayer of SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM receives widespread acclaim for his deep knowledge of corporate governance matters, as well as his substantial experience with forensic investigations.

ROXIN RECHTSANWÄLTE’s Oliver Sahan is a corporate defence expert who stands out for his top-tier work providing strategic advice for companies under investigation for white-collar crime.

Heiner Hugger at CLIFFORD CHANCE is regularly called upon to defend companies and managers who are under investigation. He is also a seasoned adviser, with particular expertise in compliance and fraud prevention.

Jörg Frick at FRICK+PARTNER is considered the “go-to practitioner for criminal tax matters” according to sources, who praise his extensive knowledge in the space.

Daniel Krause at KRAUSE & KOLLEGEN is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of white-collar crime. One source effuses that he is “one of the most prominent German defence lawyers”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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