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 criminal tax law. In 2017, our team – including partner Dr Norbert Scharf – was named “Law firm of the year for corporate criminal law and criminal tax law” by leading German legal directory JUVE. The German-language business newspaper Handelsblatt also refers to Dr Norbert Scharf, Dr Andreas Weitzell and Joachim Eckert 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, to their personal freedom of movement, our clients’ reputations are always at stake.
Although company executives and executive employees are accustomed to heavy workloads; criminal prosecution and main proceedings, which are often drawn-out, can be highly challenging and often cause a high level of personal and emotional stress.
We always represent our clients to the highest standard, even in extremely complex cases – and our long-standing experience and specialisation makes 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.