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I am a lawyer specializing in white collar criminal defence law with more than 15 years of successful legal practice. I have a wealth of experience in investigations relating to financial markets, and I regularly defend clients against allegations of market manipulation, insider trading, money laundering and tax evasion. I am experienced in bankruptcy and accounting matters, and I have also provided effective defence in some highly complex matters of corruption and environmental crime. I regularly provide witness assistance during internal investigations, both national and international.

Apart from representing individuals, I act on behalf of companies in criminal proceedings and I also provide legal advice on compliance matters.


Before establishing my own law firm, I was a partner at a distinguished criminal law boutique firm. My legal career began at the commercial law firm Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt.

I gained international professional experience during a six-month secondment at the law firm Roschier in Helsinki and during my legal traineeship at Shearman & Sterling in New York.

I studied in Münster, Edinburgh and Heidelberg and I received my doctorate from the University of Augsburg with a thesis on capital markets criminal law.

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association - IBA

International Association of Penal Law - AIDP

German-American Lawyers' Association - DAJV

German Banking Law Association - Bankrechtliche Vereinigung


I am a frequent author in leading journals, commentaries and practitioner's handbooks. I have been awarded a PhD for my dissertation on "Criminal Liability for Market Manipulation under the European Market Abuse Regime" which has been published at NOMOS (open access) in 2022.


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