About Aykut Elseven

Aykut Elseven is a lawyer and partner at Schlun & Elseven. He advises and represents clients in Germany, Europe and worldwide as an expert in immigration and extradition law. In addition, he specializes in business immigration and supports clients with his experience in setting up and moving to Germany.

The role of diplomacy in extradition cases

Extradition cases are legal decisions whose legality is judged according to international treaties and national law. This involves two aspects: the sufficiency of the suspicion and the existence of all formal extradition requirements established by the competent courts. What does diplomacy have to do with extraditions? Diplomacy already plays a decisive role in the [...]

The Extradition of Roman Polanski

Almost 50 years on the run from his sentencing For almost 50 years, Roman Polanski has been evading the still-pending sentence he faces for having sex with a minor in the US. He was charged in 1977 and pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with a then 13-year-old. During the trial, an agreement was [...]

Planned Developments in German Immigration Law: Migration Packages 1 & 2 | December 2022

In a press release dated 06.07.2022, the German Federal Government published the decision of a first "Migration Package". With this, the German government is pursuing the goal of bringing skilled workers from third countries and their families to Germany more quickly and effectively, as well as relieving well-integrated accepted persons in Germany of the [...]

Current Developments and Planned Changes with Regard to German Citizenship by Residency Dec. 2022

In principle, German citizenship is acquired by birth (ius soli) or by descent (ius sanguinis). However, it is also possible to acquire citizenship through residency. However, specific requirements must be met for this. With the planning of a new German citizenship by residency law, which is to contain relaxed requirements, citizenship by residency should [...]

Immigrating to Germany as an IT-Professional

If you are an IT specialist with professional experience looking for a new challenge, Germany presents itself as a country with a high demand for those with the proper qualifications. Working in Germany provides the opportunity to be based right at the heart of Europe and to benefit from all that Germany has to [...]

Criminal Liability for Falsifying a Vaccination Certificate in Germany

Since the measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic were relaxed for vaccinated people, many fake vaccination certificates have been circulating. These are often forgeries by private individuals posing as doctors. These false vaccination certificate documents a vaccination against the coronavirus that did not take place. Quite a few people see this as a business [...]

By |31. December 2021|Criminal Law|