Criminal proceedings are extremely tough for everyone involved.
Legal directories and the business press (e.g. JUVE, The Legal 500, the Handelsblatt business newspaper and the Börsen-Zeitung newspaper) rank us among the most renowned law firms for corporate criminal law and tax criminal law. In 2017, our team – including partner Dr Norbert Scharf – was named “Law firm of the year for corporate criminal law and tax criminal law” by leading German law directory JUVE. The German-language business newspaper Handelsblatt also refers to Dr Norbert Scharf as one of “Germany’s best lawyers” for corporate criminal law.
Maintaining complete discretion during all ongoing proceedings is always our top priority. After all, we understand that in addition to money and, in many cases, their personal freedom of movement, our clients’ reputations are always at stake.
Although company executives and senior managers are accustomed to pressure and heavy workloads, criminal prosecution and main proceedings, which are often very drawn-out, can be highly challenging and often cause a high level of stress.
We always represent our clients to the highest standard, even in extremely complex cases – and our long-standing experience and specialisation can make all the difference to the final outcome. In recent years, we have demonstrated this in proceedings which have attracted huge public interest across Germany and Europe as well as in cases where our clients have avoided press coverage.