Commercial criminal law

Criminal law cases in the business environment

What exactly is covered by white-collar criminal law?

Commercial criminal law deals with criminal cases in the business environment of companies and thus counteracts white-collar crime.

Examples of white-collar crime cases:

  • Investment offenses involving capital and other forms of investment, such as Bitcoin and credit card fraud
  • Financing offenses that can occur with loans and credits
  • Insolvency offenses that occur in the event of a delay in filing for insolvency or failure to disclose all financial reserves
  • Employment offenses that may arise from the employment relationship and the corresponding rights and obligations
  • Competition offenses such as price fixing or monopolistic market conditions
  • Health offenses such as food contamination or knowingly placing pathogens on the market
  • Fraud offenses such as balance sheet falsification within the company or fraudulent attacks from outside the company, e.g. CEO fraud
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Popular legal topics in white-collar criminal law

Expert opinion

The assessment of commercial expert opinions, which are regularly used by criminal courts, is an important area of effective representation. Theoretically, the court must evaluate the expert’s report and check its accuracy. Unfortunately, however, experts are often commissioned in practice who present their expert opinions, which could hardly be contested during the investigation, as the only truth in the main proceedings. If you are caught up in the mills of white-collar criminal law, please contact me so that I can properly defend you before the public prosecutor’s experts.

CEO fraud (identity theft)

Using stolen or open-source identity data, an instruction from an executive to transfer money to a specific account is faked. The perpetrators carry out extensive preparatory work to determine the impersonating identity, potential contact persons and organizational structures of the target company. If you are still accused of a criminal offense, we will fight with all the means at our disposal to have your investigation dropped or to have you acquitted in court. We are also happy to work with you to develop specific CEO fraud compliance.

Merchandise fraud on the Internet (e.g. on eBay)

Cases of fraud are often problematic even on a small scale, for example on eBay classifieds. Special difficulties can also arise if a possible act of fraud is committed against a majority of persons. But it also happens that the accused cannot explain a summons for goods fraud and does not seem to know the cause of the complaint. As a criminal defense lawyer with specific knowledge of white-collar criminal law, I will support you in all phases of the investigation proceedings and, if unavoidable, will also fight for your rights in court.

Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin & Co)

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are becoming increasingly popular. In these opaque transactions, dubious companies and private individuals present a high-yield investment without explaining the business model. Most of the time, financial services are sold to the ‘investors’ who trade these assets on the cryptocurrency market in order to pay out a certain percentage of the deposit to the investors every month. As a consumer, have you fallen victim to a provider who has lured you into an investment with deals on Bitcoins? Together we can minimize your financial loss.

Misuse of check and credit cards

Misuse of check and credit cards has been included as a criminal offense in the Criminal Code, which closes the gap in criminal liability between fraud pursuant to Art. § 263 StGB and embezzlement acc. § 266 StGB fills. In this case, the perpetrator misuses the credit card by making use of goods and services even though he cannot cover his account. In the same way, the perpetrator can hand over checks even though his account is not covered. If you are accused of abuse or a similar offense, I will be happy to advise and represent you in all areas of commercial criminal law.


The number of criminal proceedings involving allegations of breach of trust has risen sharply in recent years with the establishment of specialized departments for commercial criminal law. Although criminal offenses of embezzlement are not uncommon in the business world – where decisions about other people’s assets are the order of the day – proceedings for embezzlement are now often also directed against innocent citizens with a duty to look after assets. The reputation of the accused is negatively affected by the investigative measures. Do you need a specialist lawyer for embezzlement proceedings?

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In white-collar crime cases, your all-encompassing and reliable legal assistance is essential in the face of prosecution. The aim is to counter judicial opinion through critical questioning and structured investigative work and not to shy away from consistently and more closely examining aspects that have not yet been considered. The lawyer stands in defense of you, the client, and lays the foundations for all the evidence to be assessed and the search for a just decision to be pursued. This includes targeted control or intervention in the investigative work of the public prosecutor’s office and police authorities to protect and maintain the dignity and respect of the accused.

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