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Prof. Dr. Christoph Knauer


Honorary Professor of Commercial Criminal Law and Criminal Appeals at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich


Founding partner Professor Dr. Christoph Knauer is responsible for the areas of corporate criminal law, commercial criminal law and criminal tax law, medical criminal law as well as criminal appeals and constitutional complaints.

Prof. Knauer appears before courts accross Germany and advises clients throughout Europe and the USA.

He has years of experience in all fields of criminal law and criminal procedure. His trial experience comprises in particular proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) and the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht).

Prof. Knauer advises and defends national and international companies and their executives in all areas of commercial criminal law and criminal tax law, in administrative fine proceedings as well as in all criminal law aspects of internal investigations, compliance and board decisions. Due to his vast expertise in the handling of crises, Prof. Knauer regularly advises management and supervisory boards in particularly with regard to high-risk decision-making processes in light of the business judgement rule.

He also represents board members of international companies in matters such as cum/ex and corruption proceedings. He provides advice to physicians and clinics subject to criminal investigations and on strategies to avoid criminal liability.

Fellow counsels regularly recommend him for criminal appeals and constitutional complaints.