Cum-Ex Defence Lawyers in Germany

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Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG is a full-service law firm who are active all over Germany. We provide specialist criminal defence services for those involved with cum-ex transactions. Our team provides specialist advice on all matters of German criminal law and can be relied upon in times of crisis. Contact our cum-ex defence lawyers today to find out more about our services.

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Comprehensive Legal Support and Advice from Cum-Ex Defence Lawyers in Germany

With the recent decision by the Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice) to state that the billion-dollar Cum-Ex transactions by investors and banks were illegal, it is crucial for those who may fear investigation or legal challenge to receive comprehensive legal advice from expert lawyers. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our team is ready to advise, support and defend you. Our firm supports both private individuals and corporate clients, and as German lawyers can ensure that you are fully aware of your rights under German law. Whether you need advice concerning the German criminal law system, extradition proceedings or any other issue, our lawyers are ready when you are.

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Cum-Ex and German Law
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Full-Service & Expertise

With offices in Cologne, Aachen and Düsseldorf, as well as conference rooms in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt, private and business clients of Schlun & Elseven can receive our support and advice throughout Germany.

For international clients facing extradition proceedings, Interpol proceedings or other legal issues, our lawyers frequently travel to meet clients in person, and also offer extensive communication options. With specialists in the field and dedicated legal teams fully available, Schlun & Elseven presents itself as your comprehensive legal partner for dealings with the German legal system.

Our Services

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, we are a full-service law firm, and this allows us to apply our expertise across various legal fields. As criminal defence lawyers, our lawyers are experienced in tax litigation, fraud cases, business crime accusations and more. Once individuals or institutions become aware that they are involved in a cum-ex criminal investigation, it is crucial to contact professional legal counsel. Furthermore, once aware of an investigation and potential criminal or civil cases, it is always advisable to react quickly. Our criminal lawyers, once involved, will advise you on potential strategies and create tailor-made solutions based on the facts of the case. Those involved may require support concerning how to act during a house or premises search, the freezing of bank accounts and pre-trial detention.

In cross-border matters, our deep understanding of extradition law and Interpol proceedings means that our team can provide you with reliable advice and expert legal representation in a time of crisis for international clients. Although different countries may have different views on cum-ex transactions than Germany, such cases involving different jurisdictions are always complex matters. Investigative groups also often have methods and solutions that extend beyond their own borders. Our extradition team collaborates with partner law firms in different parts of the world. You can rely on our team to pursue all avenues available in providing our legal defence services.

Cum-Ex and Developments in German Law

The decision of the German Federal Court of Justice to view cum-ex transactions as tax evasion is a landmark case. With this ruling, some of those involved have already received lengthy prison sentences. Recently, the Regional Court of Bonn sentenced a former employee of a private bank to a prison term of more than five years. Two British stock traders also received suspended sentences due to their involvement with the issue for tax evasion and aiding and abetting, respectively. This example is a demonstration of how cum-ex cases can cross borders and impact not just German citizens. Professional legal defence is necessary with those accused of involvement facing the prospect of fines and prison sentences.

With multiple parties, institutions, investors and other individuals involved alongside billions of euros in question, it is certain that more cases will follow from this decision. More extensive defence strategies are required, with the courts stating that the cum-ex transactions were not operating within a legal loophole. Facing the German criminal law system can be daunting, especially if you don’t live in Germany.  At Schlun & Elseven, we offer nationwide criminal, civil and tax law representation connected with cum-ex deals and support international clients across legal fields connected to this issue.

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Practice Group: German Business Criminal Law

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German Business Criminal Law

Philipp Busse


Dr. Julius Hagen


Matthias Wurm, LL.M.



Contact our German Cum-Ex Defence lawyers

Please use the contact form on to contact our cum-ex criminal defence lawyers. After receiving your request, we will make a short preliminary assessment on the basis of the information provided and give you a cost estimation. You are then free to decide whether you want to instruct our lawyers.

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