White-Collar and Business Criminal Lawyers in Germany
White-collar criminal activity can have a devastating impact on a business and its management level. The reality of entrepreneurial enterprises in the commercial field is that risk is a part of the everyday life of business. The risk of being accused of corporate crime is one such risk. As a mere accusation of corporate and white-collar criminal activities can have a huge affect on a person it is vital that they have swift and knowledgeable legal assistance.
The reality for our clients accused in the field of white-collar crime is that they have not had much exposure to the criminal law system. This is why making sure you have appropriate counsel is necessary. At Schlun & Elseven, our corporate criminal law team acts for both individuals and businesses in such cases. We represent company directors and CEOs of multinational companies as we particularly specialise on legal issues with international aspects. We combine our expertise in criminal and corporate law to provide a full picture of the issues involved.
What are Considered Corporate Crimes in Germany?
White-collar crimes are traditionally non-violent offenses. These business crimes are ones committed in the commercial and corporate field and tend to be financially motivated. The title of corporate crime covers offenses such as bribery, embezzlement, insider-dealing, fraud and money laundering. Other issues in the corporate area such as copyright violation and breaches of environmental regulations by companies are also considered as white-collar crimes.
Such cases have a habit of gaining extensive media coverage as can be seen in recent years. This holds particularly true when the cases have involved bigger companies. For these companies it is important to get appropriate, competent and discrete legal assistance to help resolve issues outside of court when necessary. Minimizing the damage caused by white-collar crime is a major concern for companies. Receiving the right legal assistance is crucial in achieving this.