In this chapter we highlight the top 50 business crime defence lawyers in Germany. They have been carefully selected for their stellar work representing corporates and individuals in a range of criminal law proceedings involving fraud, bribery and corruption issues, as well as internal and regulatory investigations.
Most Highly Regarded
Krause & Kollegen receives four listings for its business crime defence specialists.
Daniel Krause is lauded by commentators as “a very bright lawyer” and “an exceptional practitioner: a shining star in Germany” for defence in white-collar crime proceedings.
Alexandra Wagner enjoys a strong reputation among peers as a business crime specialist where she has impressive experience with a range of fraud and bribery issues.
Patrick Teubner is recognised by sources as an accomplished criminal and corporate tax lawyer and has nearly 20 years of experience behind him.
Carsten Wegner is well regarded among peers for his work in business crime defence, where he has strong experience with criminal proceedings and tax issues in Germany.
Wessing & Partner Rechtsanwälte sees three of its business crime defence lawyers achieve a listing.
Heiko Ahlbrecht is known as a consummate white-collar crime specialist among respondents, with a practice that spans bribery and corruption matters, tax fraud and internal investigations.
Matthias Dann has built a revered practice focusing on medical criminal law and representing both companies and individuals in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors.
Jürgen Wessing is a stalwart of the criminal defence space in Germany, with extensive experience acting as defence counsel to financial institutions and international corporations.
Feigen-Graf performs impressively in our research this year, with three listings in total.
Hanns Feigen is described by market commentators as “one of the best-known lawyers in the market” and “a great name” who is “truly one of the greatest in the field”.
Walther Graf earns impressive acclaim for his practice, which focuses on the defence of large industrial accidents, as well as fraud investigations and litigious proceedings.
Bernd Groß ranks highly among peers thanks to his impressive defence of “CUM/Ex” cases as well as violations of pharmaceutical laws.
HammPartner Rechtsanwälte stands out with three listings in our research.
Jürgen Pauly is recognised by respondents as an established name in the German white-collar crime market where he has over 30 years of experience.
Regina Michalke is a favourite among peers and clients for criminal and environmental law. She focuses on bribery and environmental criminal proceedings.
With over 40 years of experience in German criminal law, Rainer Hamm is respected as a pillar of the domestic market whose practice covers all facets of business crime proceedings.
Felix Dörr at Dr Felix Dörr & Kollegen is identified by sources as one of Germany’s most distinguished business crime specialists, with over 30 years of experience representing individuals and companies in criminal and administrative proceedings, as well as tax matters.
Kai Hart-Hoenig of Dr Kai Hart-Hoenig Rechtsanwälte is recommended as a top-notch business crime defence lawyer, with sterling expertise defending companies and individuals in tax and white-collar crime proceedings.
Lohberger & Leipold’s Stephan Beukelmann is recommended as a go-to for a variety of criminal law proceedings as well as related compliance issues.
Klaus Leipold is known among respondents as a prominent criminal law practitioner with over 30 years of experience in corporate criminal proceedings.
Tobias Eggers at PARK Wirtschaftsstrafrecht is counted by peers as one of Germany’s foremost business crime specialists. He is well versed in international corruption briefs and anti-money laundering matters.
Tido Park is a top name for white-collar crime defence in Germany, thanks to his adept handling of corporate compliance and investigations.
Holger Matt at Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Prof Dr Holger Matt has built and enviable practice representing companies and individuals in criminal proceedings involving money laundering and corruption claims.
DLA Piper’s Jürgen Taschke is a prominent name in the domestic market, thanks to his impressive experience advising multinationals on corruption, fraud and tax proceedings.
Karl Sidhu at SvS Rechtsanwälte impresses market commentators with the strength and depth of his business crime defence practice, which focuses on corruption and criminal tax issues.
Noerr’s Christian Pelz is a favourite of peers and clients, who readily endorse his practice defending clients in international and domestic investigations and trials regarding a broad range of white-collar crime matters.
Independent practitioner Franz Salditt is a standout lawyer in Germany for both commercial and criminal proceedings, especially credit fraud and other white-collar crime issues.
DIERLAMM Rechtsanwälte’s Alfred Dierlamm receives considerable recommendations for his excellent work with white-collar crime proceedings, internal investigations and the representation of auditors.
Clifford Chance’s Heiner Hugger enjoys a strong reputation for his leading work defending corporates and individuals in the course of investigations and advising on fraud prevention measures as well as compliance issues.
Oliver Sahan with Roxin Rechtsanwälte is singled out as a respected name in the domestic market, with impressive experience and skill defending individuals and companies in white-collar-crime matters.
Alexander Ignor at Ignor & Partner has over 30 years of experience with a variety of criminal proceedings in Germany and is considered a top name for criminal procedure and defence law.
Peers point to Gerson Trüg with Trüg Habetha Rechtsanwälte as a first-rate business crime defence lawyer in Germany, with over a decade of experience with criminal tax law and capital markets issues.
Eberhard Kempf at Kempf Schilling comes recommended as a statesman of the criminal defence field, with over 40 years of experience with high-profile white-collar crime proceedings.
Helen Schilling receives considerable acclaim for her business crime defence practice from peers, and focuses on corruption, embezzlement, asset recovery and compliance issues.
Sven Thomas of Thomas Deckers Wehnert & Elsner is a highly experienced practitioner who specialises in the representation of corporates and individuals in major criminal proceedings and investigations.
Rainer Spatscheck with Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner is a respected name for criminal defence in Germany, with over 20 years of experience representing companies and individuals in white-collar crime and tax proceedings.
Livonius Rechtsanwälte’s Barbara Livonius brings noteworthy experience as in-house counsel for Deutsche Bank to her practice, which spans the representation of individuals and corporates in criminal law proceedings.