References Feigen Graf

Juve Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2017/2018

"Comment: The firm once again demonstrated why it ranks among the top law firms in commercial criminal law. Hardly any other firm is mandated to such an extent in almost all relevant areas. It has a very strong foundation of top-class clients on both the individual and corporate sides, and this is constantly expanding. The work for the former head of the Steinhoff furniture company is just one of the most recent examples. FG also gains more and more ground in tax criminal law by its work in Cum-Ex procedures and as defence counsel of various banks. FG is reaping the fruits of its consistent personnel work of the past years – only Krause & colleagues and Wessing succeeded in promoting similarly many young lawyers in such a way that they compile their own reputation at the market. Recently, Cordes and Reichling have also established their own profile.
Strengths: Board and management consultancy.
Often recommended: Hanns Feigen, Dr. Walther Graf ("fast, experienced, strategically strong", competitor), Dr. Bernd Groß ("competent, very pleasant and efficient in cooperation", competitor), Dr. Malte Cordes, Dr. Tilman Reichling ("very good, pleasant in cooperation", competitor).”

 

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2018

“Feigen · Graf Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading law firms on the market in commercial criminal law, both in the defence of companies and of individuals. The team of Walther Graf, Bernd Groß and Hanns Feigen, each of whom enjoy an excellent reputation, represents its clients in a series of high-profile proceedings, which are regularly based on allegations of embezzlement and corruption, and deal with insider trading, insolvency, tax and environmental offences. These include representing Deutsche Bank in CO2 emissions trading proceedings and managing numerous investigations. Tilman Reichling is also recommended.”

 

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

„What the team is known for – Leading criminal law boutique firm with a formidable reputation for defending individuals such as board members or senior management in high-profile white-collar crime cases. Also advises large corporations on internal investigations relating to fiscal misconduct and employee prosecution, and assists with the recovery from consequences of dawn raids. Clientele include international companies seeking advice on criminal matters engaging several jurisdictions.“ […]
Strengths – Clients laud the firm‘s ability to work with absolute discretion, one stating: ‚They get very strongly behind the client and do everything to avoid media attention, which is something that is really important. Proceedings need to run with no or minimum publicity, which is something many firms don't manage.‘
Clients also praise the firm‘s ability to think commercially in the strategy of criminal defence: ‚Some firms are good at criminal defending, but don‘t understand the corporate side. Feigen & Graf know more than how to get an attorney off your back - they also understand the corporate context.‘
Notable practitioners – The ‚outstanding‘ Hanns Feigen retains his reputation as one of the leading defence counsel in Germany and also enjoys a significant standing in corporate advisory work. He has extensive experience defending individuals in high-profile white-collar and tax crime mandates.
Walther Graf has a fine reputation for assisting companies and individuals with white-collar crime defences, and has experience co-ordinating preliminary proceedings and responding to high-profile industrial accidents. He often works with banks and finance companies and provides expertise advising on cum/ex trading violations, as well as setting up compliance management systems.
Bernd Gross is a highly acclaimed defence lawyer with skill in handling white-collar crime mandates including tax fraud, cum/ex trading and corruption, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. Much of his work is cross-border, and sources have described him as ‚strategic and a very good defence counsel.‘“

 

Who is Who Germany 2018

„White-collar crime specialist FEIGEN-GRAF achieves three listings in this chapter and stands out as one of the country`s foremost outfits in the field.
Hanns Feigen draws high praise from sources who consider him a national leader in white-collar and tax crime, an area in which he has over 30 years of experience handling such cases.
Walther Graf advises numerous corporations on white-collar crime matters and is particularly lauded for his expertise assisting corporate entities on their internal compliance programs.
Bernd Groß receives praise for his dynamic abilities and clarity of thought when it comes to white-collar crime and providing solutions for clients.”

 

 

Who is Who Legal Investigations 2018

„Bernd Gross at FEIGEN-GRAF is widely regarded as a ‘top lawyer’, particularly when it comes to international white-collar investigations.”

 

Juve Handbuch Steuern 2018

„Evaluation: The firm for a long time has had an outstanding reputation in classic commercial criminal law and has also made a name for itself in criminal tax law. This is mainly due to Dr Bernd Groß, who is responsible for accompanying the Cum-Ex topics and represents numerous accused persons together with Dr Tilman Reichling. In addition, there are other high-caliber mandates, such as work for the former head of the furniture company Steinhoff. The support of former DFB treasurer Schmidt, which has attracted much public attention, is one of the less extensive cases in comparison. Swiss banks trust in Frankfurt's name partner Hanns Feigen in preliminary proceedings concerning the defense in cases of tax evasion and a major German bank in the Cum-Ex investigations trusts in Cologne's partner Dr Walther Graf. Overall, the proportion of criminal tax law in the firm's overall business has increased even further.
Often recommended: Hanns Feigen ("simply unbeatable", client), Dr Walther Graf ("professionally outstanding, reasonably priced, humanly top", client), Dr Bernd Groß ("well on the way to becoming one of Germany's best defenders", competitor), Dr Tilman Reichling ("up-and-coming, really good defender", "forms a top team of the younger generation with Groß", competitor)".

Best Lawyers International/Handelsblatt

In 2017 Feigen · Graf was awarded „Law firm of the year for commercial criminal law“ by Handelsblatt.

 

FOCUS-SPEZIAL 2017

Mentioned as top lawyers for criminal law are Hanns W. Feigen, Dr Bernd Groß and Dr Tilman Reichling.

 

Expert Guides – White Collar Crime

Mentioned as Experts in the field of White Collar Crime are Hanns W. Feigen, Dr Walther Graf and Dr Bernd Groß.

 

Who‘s Who Legal

„White-collar crime specialists FEIGEN-GRAF achieves three listings in this chapter, and stands out as one of the country‘s foremost outfits in the field.
Hanns Feigen draws high praise from sources who consider him a national leader in white-collar and tax crime, an area in which he has over 30 years of experience handling such cases.
Walther Graf advises numerous corporations on white-collar crime matters and is particularly lauded for his expertise assisting corporate entities on their internal compliance programs.
Bernd Groß receives praise for his dynamic abilities and clarity of thought when it comes to white-collar crime and providing solutions for clients.“

 

Global Investigations Review

„When GIR asked lawyers and prosecutors which law firm they would recommend, almost without exception everyone said Feigen-Graf. The firm boasts three Who‘s Who Legal: Investigations nominees: Hanns Feigen, Walther Graf and Bernd Gross. Like some of its white-collar boutique rivals, Feigen-Graf is tucked away on a discreet suburban street just minutes away from Frankfurt‘s city centre. The idea is that a quiet location offers greater privacy and comfort to the firm‘s clients, who would rather not to be seen visiting criminal defence lawyers. Feigen-Graf is a small firm that regularly works on the biggest cases, where it could be advising a company on an internal investigation, representing them in settlement negotiations with prosecutors or defending individuals caught up in a major criminal case. If the firm is carrying out an internal investigation it will typically instruct an auditor to do the legwork, for example, sifting through documents. Currently, the firm is advising Deutsche Bank on a carbon tax fraud case, and an individual caught up in a bribery scandal involving Frankfurt airport‘s cargo hub.“