Criminal law. State of the art.

We are the generalists among the specialists: our lawyers are proficient in the entire range of criminal law and contribute know-how from other relevant fields. Our big plus: main negotiation competence, which cannot be taken for granted in the market.

"A leading firm for white-collar crime."

JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms

"The interest of the client is in everyone's focus."

Legal 500 Deutschland

"Very strong in white-collar crime overall."

Chambers Europe

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Wessing & Partner appoints Andreas Pfister as partner with effect from 1 June 2022.

Press release

In their recent Europe edition, legal publisher Chambers & Partners recognises Wessing & Partner again as one of the top law firms for white-collar crime in Germany.

Awards & rankings

In Germany, the deadline for implementing the EU Whistleblower Directive into national law has passed. We explain what companies have to consider now on our blog (in German).


Prof. Dr. Heiko Ahlbrecht

Partner – Lawyer, bar certified criminal law specialist

Dr. Eren Basar

Partner – Lawyer, certified criminal law specialist, CIPP/E

Dipl.-Fw. Rainer Biesgen

Partner – Lawyer

Dr. Rainer Birke

Partner – Lawyer, certified criminal law specialist

Dr. Matthias Dann, LL.M.

Partner – Lawyer

Andreas Pfister

Partner – Lawyer

Dr. Helga Wessing

Founding Partner – Lawyer, certified lawyer for employment law

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wessing

Founding partner – Lawyer, certified criminal law specialist

Dr. Silke Baumanns


Philipp J. Butler Ransohoff, LL.B.


John Paul Fürus

Lawyer, certified lawyer for tax law, certified lawyer for criminal law, tax consultant

Jana Hammesfahr


Christian Heinelt


Jonathan Rüschendorf


Dr. Volodymyr Izrailevych

Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht

Nina Santagatti-Bergmann, LL.M.


Dr. Tobias Thielmann


Prof. Dr. Helmut Frister

Of Counsel

Johannes Wiegelmann


Powerful unit – complex cases. If you are attracted to working as part of a specialised team and taking on the personal responsibility this requires, you could be a perfect match to you team.