Krause & Kollegen

Berlin Office

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Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages:German, English, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Krause & Kollegen is a German law firm specialising in criminal law, in particular in white collar criminal law including criminal tax law.
Based in Berlin, Krause & Kollegen is among the largest boutique law firms in Germany specialising in this field of law. The five partners and five associates provide advisory and defense work for companies and individuals in all phases of criminal investigations and proceedings. The firm conducts criminal due diligence investigations and is advising companies in the area of preventive consultation and in compliance matters. The firm represents and supports clients who have become victims of commercial fraud, infringement of patents and intellectual property rights and other criminal offenses. The lawyers of Krause & Kollegen also possess considerable experience in supporting companies, authorities and individuals vis a vis Federal and State Parliamentary Investigative Committees. The team of Krause & Kollegen enjoys an excellent reputation for its determination and commitment as defense counsels and consultants in complex criminal law cases not only in Germany but also in the international environment.
The team possesses extensive experience as trial lawyers and co-ordinators of complex criminal proceedings for companies in all areas of business crime law. The lawyers of Krause & Kollegen are valued for their high professional skills and trusted advice in support of their clients. The high degree of specialisation enables the firm to work with particular competence in the firm´s areas of expertise.

Areas of professional practice
• Advice and defense of individuals and companies in all areas of white collar/business crime law, e.g. fraud, corruption, fraud, government fraud, embezzlement, bankruptcy, money-laundering etc.
• Criminal law of the capital markets
• Tax fraud/tax evasion and related areas
• Criminal product liability
• Criminal law in the health care system
• Criminal law cases with SEC/DOJ/FCPA/FSA/SFO involvement
• Regulatory offenses
• Corporate Compliance
• Performance and support of internal investigations
• Professional misconduct
• Parliamentary Investigative Committees (Federal and State Level)

Krause & Kollegen fosters close connections to many law firms in the most important jurisdictions of the world, which specialize in criminal law and white-collar crime. The lawyers of Krause & Kollegen are frequently involved in matters for foreign clients in Germany and in matters with international implications, including complex extradition cases.

The firm offers its services to national and international companies and individuals who are active in Germany. Krause & Kollegen's clients include international corporations as well as large and medium-sized companies from a wide range of economic sectors (automotive, banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and health care industries, clinics and hospitals, construction groups, food and pharmaceuticals, entertainment and journalism). In these areas and in the field of general criminal law, the members of the team also act as defense lawyers and trial lawyers for individuals and members of the senior management of companies (C-level, managing directors, supervisory board members, employees).