“He, who doesn’t fight, has already lost.” Bertolt Brecht


Knierim & Krug Rechtsanwälte is a law firm of seven lawyers based in Mainz specializing in white collar crime.

Our areas of practice are corporate defence, including so-called internal investigations, and consulting in relation to preventive actions on legal compliance issues. We also operate in the area of the classic defence of the individual in economic, financial and criminal tax matters.

Through our wide network we combine German along with international know-how, and represent our clients effectively within the German legal system.

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Beck’ s News Service of Criminal Law

Beck’ s News Service of Criminal Law has been published since December 2006, issued every 14 days for interested parties, practitioners in the judiciary and for legal professionals who deal daily with criminal matters. Publisher Thomas C. Knierim, Editor Björn Krug and a team of other professional authors guarantee a unique, professional and practical choice.

Current case analysis Beck’ s News Service of Criminal Law 18/2017 dated 14.09.2017
Comment by Björn Krug

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As of 1 February 2017, Prof. Dr. Claudius Geisler supports the Knierim & Krug Team as Of Counsel. Prof. Dr. Geisler is specialised on the law on remedies (appeals, constitutional complaints) and a recognised expert on fundamental issues of substantive criminal law and criminal procedural matters. Prof. Dr. Geisler is secretary general of the Academy of research and literature and is honorary professor at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz.

Rechtsanwältin Dr. Oehmichen has been appointed Partner of Knierim & Krug Rechtsanwälte with effect from October 1st, 2016. In addition to classical criminal defense, she has special expertise in the area of internal investigations, which she has advised, carried out and accompanied within various international companies in recent years. She is also engaged in European and international criminal law. She regularly publishes on these topics.

Rechtanwältin Dr. Lilie-Hutz who works for Knierim & Krug lawyers since 2007 has been appointed Partner with effect from October 1st, 2016. The main focus of her activities is in the fields of bank- and capital markets law, corruption, tax fraud as well as company defense.


The US publisher Best Lawyers identifies, in a large peer-to-peer method exclusively for the “Handelsblatt”, the most prestigious legal advisors in Germany. Within this method exclusively lawyers are asked about the reputation of their competitors. The main question is, which colleague they would recommend outside the own team, if the mandate would be refused for reasons of time or because of a conflict of interests. The result is a comprehensive overview of the most prestigious lawyers and law firms.

Attorney Thomas C. Knierim is named as one of „Germany's Best Lawyers 2017” in the category white collar crime.

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