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Awards and rankings

Legal 500 EMEA:
Listed in the chapter on White-Collar Crime/Germany in the top 3 (tier 1) for advice to companies as well as in tier 2 for advice to individuals. Prof. Dr. Heiko Ahlbrecht is named among the leading name for advice to companies in Germany in Legal 500 EMEA 2018.

JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms:
Regularly listed in the first tier for white-collar crime: advising companies; tier 2 for white-collar crime: advising/defending individuals. Law Firm of the Year for White Collar Criminal Defence 2010.

Legal 500 Deutschland:
Listed in the chapter on White-Collar Crime in the top 3 (tier 1) for advice to companies as well as in tier 2 for advice to individuals. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wessing and Prof. Dr. Heiko Ahlbrecht are named among the leading name for advice to companies in Legal 500 Deutschland 2018.

Chambers Europe:
Ranked among the top 10 firms for Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Defence Counsel (Band 1).

Best Lawyers:
Prof Dr Jürgen Wessing, Prof Dr Heiko Ahlbrecht and Dr Matthias Dann are recommended as „Best Lawyers“ for white collar crime / criminal defence. In addition, Prof Jürgen Wessing is ranked in the section tax criminal law.

Quotes:

"well-known expertise", "in a pragmatic and goal-oriented way", "high competence and reliability" – Legal 500 EMEA 2018

"A leading firm in white collar crime" – JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017

"They play a strong role in the area of individual representation, and are very strong in white-collar crime overall." – Chambers Europe 2018

"absolutely strong" – Legal 500 Deutschland 2016

"A leading firm in white collar crime which is strongly positioning itself as a litigator for companies. W&P is one of the very few criminal law boutiques that also manage to take on complex internal investigations involving extensive witness interrogations and the assessment of large quantities of data. The firm benefits here from the fact that – unlike most competitors – it has invested accordingly in technology. Besides this, it is striking that W&P also occupies interfaces; the firm has thus boosted its capacities, not just in tax criminal law but also in antitrust, and it profits from the fact that antitrust proceedings are increasingly connected to cases concerning criminal law and administrative offences. With two newly appointed salary partners, growth is also on the horizon." – JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms

"Domestic boutique capable of advising whole companies on large high-value criminal cases. Significant international experience."
"Excellent work, great communication and on-the-spot advice."
"Diligent and responds very quickly."
– Chambers Europe 2015