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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Thomas Helck has "great experience due to his past as a prosecutor", giving him "sound knowledge of how authorities think and work", comment impressed clients.


Dr Helck is partner of White & Case’s white-collar/investigations practice and advises international corporations and financial institutions in a broad variety of cross-border matters involving white-collar crime and regulatory proceedings. As a former prosecutor and with more than a decade of experience in white-collar and regulatory investigations Dr Helck knows how to achieve excellent results for his clients.

He defends clients against criminal and regulatory proceedings in connection with a wide variety of offences including tax evasion, bribery, bankruptcy, market manipulation, insider trading and other investment fraud schemes. Dr Helck also supports clients in connection with internal investigations, and with establishing and reviewing compliance management systems. Further, he assists clients during and in the aftermath of dawn raids, and provides compliance and anti-bribery training to managers and employees.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr Helck was counsel in the white-collar department of an international UK based law firm and worked five years as a public prosecutor in Munich investigating white-collar offences. He started his career as lawyer in 2006 working for an international US based law firm.

Dr Helck is a qualified German lawyer and was educated at the universities of Munich, Bayreuth and Lausanne (Switzerland). He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Heidelberg. During his studies of law Dr Helck spent time as exchange student at the university of Lausanne (Switzerland) and was working as trainee lawyer for a top tier law firm in Auckland (New Zealand).

Dr Helck regularly speaks and writes articles on white-collar crime and investigations.

He speaks English and French, as well as his native German.

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