The work as a defence counsel in all the stages of the criminal proceedings including appeals to superior courts is the core object of our work. We possess extensive experience in remand cases as well as in all cases of judiciary sanctions such as searching or confiscations. On the other hand we also represent the injured party, i.e. victims of crimes, and other participants like companies being subject to forfeiture or confiscation. We also serve as witness support to our clients.

An increasing area of our work is the consultancy of corporations (e.g. compliance) and the coordination of defence in criminal proceedings. We consider general interests (of a company and/or corporate group) and the interests of criminal defence of individuals (e.g. members of the board, managers or other leading employees) where legally permitted. To achieve this we use Prof Dr Holger Matt's outstanding connections to other colleagues who are equally specialised in criminal law in Germany or, if necessary, in Europe as well as in the rest of the world. In all matters concerning legal aspects outside of the criminal law we cooperate with adequate competent lawyers, auditors, and tax consultants.

Our work comprises all aspects of criminal and criminal procedural law. However over the years some areas have become core issues of our practise:

  • Corruption
  • Fraud, breach of trust, and embezzlement
  • Capital investment delinquency
  • Stock-market and financial balance delinquency
  • Money laundering
  • Bankruptcy
  • Customs delinquency
  • Tax crimes
  • Medical criminal law
  • Manslaughter and assault
  • Crimes against property
  • Data protection crimes
  • International criminal law and international legal assistance
  • Appeals
  • Execution of sentences (e.g. early release from imprisonment on probation)
  • Enforcement of sentences (e.g. loosening of imprisonment conditions and temporary release from the prison)
  • Proceedings of mercy