The German criminal law is based on the personal responsibility of individuals. Therefore, individual defense is one of the main areas of our law firm.
Feigen · Graf provides legal support to and coordinates proceedings of its clients. We represent our clients’ interest vis-à-vis investigating authorities. The pressure caused by a preliminary proceeding is huge. We therefore aim for a prompt settlement of the proceeding with minimal public attention and minimal disruption to our client. However, should it come to a trial, we have many years of litigation experience.
Companies have increasingly become focus of preliminary investigations by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Unexpected visits by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the police and tax authorities are becoming more common. The investigating authorities are searching offices and production facilities as well as confiscating business documents and electronic data, often leading to significant disturbances. In some cases, forfeitures may be ordered and significant fines may be imposed.
We further coordinate complex criminal proceedings where a multitude of employees or even the whole business practices of a company become focus of investigating authorities.
Preventive counseling in criminal matters has increasingly become focus in recent years. The demands on risk management are growing.
Feigen · Graf has many years of experience in preventive counseling. We advise numerous large corporations and midsize companies in drafting and implementing compliance programs. We further provide compliance training for employees.
Furthermore, Feigen · Graf supports companies in the process of so-called internal investigations.