Provided by Christian Pelz
Christian Pelz acts for German and international corporations, board members, senior management and private clients as defence counsel in all kinds of criminal and administrative offence investigations conducted by regulators, tax and customs investigators, prosecutors or courts. Christian defends and represents clients in national and international investigations, forfeiture and proceeds of crime proceedings, trials and before parliamentary commissions. He has particular experience in coordinating corporate and individual defence work as well as complex proceedings and litigation resulting from criminal or regulatory violations and involving criminal, civil, tax and/or regulatory proceedings.
Christian also advises companies on all kinds of compliance issues. These include designing and implementing compliance programmes, developing compliance policies and guidelines, conducting compliance audits and handling compliance matters. He has extensive experience in internal investigations at a national and international level. Christian also helps corporations investigate and enforce damage claims resulting from criminal offences or other misconduct by business partners, board members and employees.
- White-collar crime
- Fiscal offences
- Internal investigations
- Forensic services, asset recovery
- Export control
At Noerr since 1997
Criminal law working group of the German Bar Association (DAV)
Association for European Criminal Law (Vereinigung für Europäisches Strafrecht e.V.)
German white-collar crime association WisteV
Center for Criminal Compliance, University of Gießen
Christian Pelz is an outstanding practitioner who is regarded for his extensive experience in compliance matters. He is well versed in conducting internal investigations and advising companies on the setting up of compliance programmes.
Christian Pelz is well known for his expertise in advising companies on white-collar crime matters. He covers a range of mandates, such as money laundering, social security fraud and tax law violations and has been active on several high-profile cases connected to cum-ex matters. An interviewee appreciates that Christian Pelz "doesn't play around but takes action," describing him as "very calm and thoughtful, well prepared and he doesn't make half-baked statements. He contributes to discussions calmly but with a lot of substance."