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Europe Guide 2023
Germany Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime
Band 3

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Provided by Hengeler Mueller

Hengeler Mueller advises and represents corporate clients, their executives and board members on white collar matters: in criminal and regulatory fine proceedings both in Germany and abroad, in investigations and in court, as advisors, defence counsel or as representatives of the injured party. In internal investigations, advice and representation on criminal law issues is a key driver of success.

The firm's focus is on complex white collar issues and cross-border investigations conducted against global corporations. Hengeler assists German and international companies in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and other foreign authorities, as well as by German public prosecutors. The team also has extensive expertise in dealing with requests for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

Executing a tailored strategy and undertaking professional communication with the investigating authorities are of paramount importance for safeguarding the interests of the firm's corporate clients and the individuals affected. Hengeler's lawyers have long-standing experience in handling criminal law charges and proceedings as well as in coordinating large groups of individual defence counsel – in Germany and worldwide.

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Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory - Germany
Band 3
What the team is known for

Hengeler Mueller possesses a well-known corporate advisory practice covering a broad spectrum of economic crime topics. It is strong in internal investigations pertaining to fraud, corruption and insider trading as well as tax evasion. The team is further known for representing clients in proceedings concerning diesel emissions manipulation, product safety and cum-ex matters and also assists with allegations of violations of international financial sanctions regimes. The law firm regularly advises DAX companies and management boards as well as international banks and corporations and is particularly well equipped to handle large complicated mandates, including those with cross-border elements.

Notable practitioners

Constantin Lauterwein, Wolfgang Spoerr and Dirk Uwer head the department and are key contacts for clients.