Wessing & Partner is one of the most highly respected law firms specialising in white-collar crime in Germany. We focus on advising, representing and defending companies and business people in criminal law cases – from the provision of preventative advice and criminal compliance right through to the main proceedings.

We are the generalists among specialists: our lawyers are experts in every aspect of criminal law. In times such as these, when criminal law is ever more closely interwoven with other areas of law, it is advantageous to maintain a broad horizon. Therefore we supplement our criminal law expertise, depending on the case, with specialist knowledge in civil law, tax law, competition law, banking and finance law or medical law.

We bring together legal know-how with diverse experience from countless investigative and legal proceedings. This ensures our clients the competence required to manage also their court cases effectively, something which cannot be taken for granted in today’s market.

For us, team work is the key to the efficient and successful provision of advice. We are constantly expanding our strategies for cooperation and communication and make profit of all the advantages of modern communications and information technology for the benefit of our teams – and our clients. We pursue all of our cases strategically and organise our workflow in accordance with tried and tested standards.

Needless to say, our dedication goes beyond national boundaries. We have been assisting our clients in international proceedings for many years, particularly in the Anglo-American sphere, with great success, where necessary involving approved colleagues from other countries. In addition to German and English, we are able to provide advice in French, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms:

Wessing & Partner is ranked in the chapter on white-collar crime law for advising and defending individuals (Tier 2) and advising companies (Tier 1). In addition, the firm is increasingly noticed for criminal tax law (Tier 4).

Legal 500 Germany:

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 individuals for advice to companies in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021.

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 and Prof Dr Jürgen Wessing are named among the leading individuals for advice to companies in Germany in Legal 500 EMEA 2021.

Chambers Europe:

Ranked among the top 4 firms for Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Defence Counsel (Band 1).

Best Lawyers:

Wessing & Partner has been named “Law Firm of the Year Germany 2022 for Criminal Defence”. Prof Dr Jürgen Wessing, Prof Dr Heiko Ahlbrecht, Dr Matthias Dann, Dr Eren Basar, Dr Rainer Birke, and Prof Dr Helmut Frister are recommended as „Best Lawyers“ for white collar crime / criminal defence. Also named among the “Best Lawyers” are Prof Dr Jürgen Wessing and Dr Matthias Dann for Corporate Governance & Compliance; Prof Dr Heiko Ahlbrecht for Litigation; John Paul Fürus for Tax Law and Prof Dr Jürgen Wessing for Criminal Tax Law. In addition, Andreas Pfister is named under the “Lawyers of the Future” section for Corporate Governance & Compliance and Criminal Tax Law.