Dr. Andreas Weitzell

Dr. Andreas Weitzell

+49(0)89 179 59 59 0
+49(0)89 179 59 59 29
Prannerstraße 6
80333 Munich


VCARD: Dr. Andreas Weitzell

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial criminal law and criminal tax law
  • Commercial criminal law
  • Compliance and corporate liability law
  • Banking and capital market law

Correspondence languages:

German, English


Dr. Andreas Weitzell is a lawyer and partner at GRUB BRUGGER's location in Munich.  

The focus of his activities is on preventive and sustainable consulting for companies, their business leaders and senior executives. He then develops an effective and balanced defence strategy for and with the person concerned, based on a targeted internal clarification of the suspicions and accusations.

Dr. Andreas Weitzell also represents the interests of his clients in front of all German courts. In particular, he can draw on extensive forensic experience from complex and publicly supervised commercial criminal proceedings. According to the “Handelsblatt” (German economic daily newspaper) and the international industry magazine “Best Lawyers”, he is one of Germany’s top lawyers in 2021 in the field of white-collar crime/criminal defense.

His professional emphasis are insolvency criminal law (Delayed filing of insolvency, bankruptcy crimes) and capital market criminal law (Insider dealing, market manipulation i. a.). In addition, he advises primarily on criminal tax law (i. a. Cum-Ex and international fund structures).

Dr. Andreas Weitzell publishes regularly in professional media to the above-named fields of law.


  • 2022: Partner at GRUB BRUGGER
  • 2013: Started work at GRUB BRUGGER
  • 2013: Internship at a renowned law firm, specialised in US corporate law in Charlotte/North Carolina, USA
  • 2012: Attorney at White & Case LLP
  • Worked on his doctoral thesis under Professor Walter Bayer, Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and Company Law, Stock Exchange And Capital Market Law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
  • Studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich


  • SPACs – Wo lauern die kapitalmarktstrafrechtlichen Risiken? (translation of title: SPACs - Where do the capital market criminal law risks lurk?) NZG 2021, 1145
  • The fight against corporate crime through an association sanctions law - The wisdom of the last word, NZWiSt 2020, 209 (with RA Lawall)
  • Unterlassenes Abführen von Sozialversicherungsbeiträgen - Tatbestandsirrtum (translation of title: Failure to pay social security contributions - mistake of fact, comment to the Federal Court of Justice) 24.09.2019 - 1 StR 346/18, NZWiSt 2020, 160
  • Aid to bankruptcy for managing directors, NZG 2020, 379
  • Requirements of the admissibility of an insolvency application by the public prosecutor's office, comment on LG Bad Kreuznach, decision of 12.04.2019 - 1 T 29/19, NZI 2019, 950
  • Asset absorption in the event of insolvency - enforcement of a claim for compensation and Depletion objection, note to OLG Munich, 12.02.2019 - 3 Ws 939/18, NZI 2019, 769 ff.
  • The tension between criminal and insolvency proceedings after the reform of criminal asset absorption, NZI 2018, 734
  • The regulation of obligations of issuers under capital market law - Does the current sanctions regime meet the need for a sustainable strengthening of the capital market?, in: Sustainable development in German law, Possibilities and limits of support, Nomos, June 2018, Weitzell/Lawall
  • Refreshing the shoe - punishable market manipulation?, NZG 2017, 411 ff.
  • IPOs of German companies between 2007 and 2014 - A legal analysis, dissertation 2017

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