Germany: Business Crime Defence 2019

In this chapter we recognise 48 individuals for their impressive work representing both corporates and individuals in high-profile criminal proceedings and investigations. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Kai Hart-Hoenig Dr Kai Hart-Hoenig Rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt
2. Felix Dörr Dr Felix Dörr & Kollegen, Frankfurt
3. Daniel Krause Krause & Kollegen, Berlin
4. Eberhard Kempf Kempf Schilling, Frankfurt

Feigen-Graf performs well this year, achieving three nominations.
Hanns Feigen is “one of the best-known practitioners” in the German market, according to interviewees. He stands out for his exceptional trial work representing clients in white-collar and tax-related disputes.
Walther Graf is a well-known figure in the corporate crime space who comes highly recommended for his impressive work handling related litigation and advising clients on internal compliance programs.
Bernd Groß continues to impress peers and clients alike with his strong expertise when it comes to representing clients in international corruption cases.

HammPartner Rechtsanwälte sees four individuals recognised in this chapter.
Stefan Kirsch wins strong international praise for his expertise in the white-collar crime where he stands out for his superb work handling complex proceedings before a range of tribunals. 
Regina Michalke is a widely recognised figure in the business crime field and is commended by peers who consider her “a top name for environmental law cases”.

Independent practitioner Kai Hart-Hoenig stands out as the foremost white-collar criminal lawyer in the country in this year’s research. Respondents consider him “a top guy” when it comes to handling criminal defence matters and related investigations proceedings.

At Dr Felix Dörr & Kollegen, Felix Dörr is “very active” in the white-collar space where peers comment that they “see him everywhere”. He is regarded as “a fantastic lawyer” who excels when it comes to defending clients in matters relating to financial crime.

Krause & Kollegen’s Daniel Krause is “a shining star” in the German market according to sources who consider him “one of the top names” for complex corporate crime matters.
Carsten Wegner is a criminal law specialist who proficiently advises clients on a wide array of white-collar and economic crime proceedings.

At Kempf Schilling, Eberhard Kempf comes highly recommended by market commentators who praise his strong expertise in economic crime, compliance matters and extradition proceedings.
Helen Schilling also gains recognition in this chapter for her impressive work defending both individuals and companies in corporate criminal investigations. 

Heiko Ahlbrecht at Wessing & Partner Rechtsanwälte is widely recognised among both peers and clients for his first-rate practice that spans tax fraud, corruption and economic crime defence work.
Jürgen Wessing is a long-standing fixture in the German market who is renowned for his leading expertise in complex criminal proceedings and related compliance matters.

Alexander Ignor at Ignor & Partner is “a leading name” in the German market. He is highly respected for his work representing clients in complex criminal defence proceedings.

At Trüg Habetha Rechtsanwälte, Gerson Trüg focuses his impressive practice on corporate criminal matters and is highly sought after for his expertise when it comes to compliance procedures and defence work.

Otmar Kury at Otmar Kury Rechtsanwalt is “definitely a strong name” in the business crime space, where he enjoys a great reputation for his excellent work handling high-profile corporate investigations.

At Dierlamm Rechtsanwälte, Alfred Dierlamm is recognised by market sources as “one of the best” when it comes to advising clients on white-collar crime proceedings, corporate investigations and compliance issues.

At Thomas Deckers Wehnert & Elsner, Anne Wehnert focuses her top-notch practice on corporate criminal defence work. She is widely recommended for her expertise when it comes to related compliance matters and investigations.

Gerhard Strate at Strate & Ventzke is recognised for his top-tier criminal defence work and is considered by peers to be “one of the most famous lawyers in the field” . 

Barbara Livonius at Livonius Rechtsanwälte is “a top lawyer who has a lot of high-profile clients”, according to respondents, who add, “She is excellent for handling matters in the banking world.”

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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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