“Wer nicht kämpft hat schon verloren” Bertolt Brecht


Knierim & Kollegen 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 and a team of other professional authors guarantee a unique, professional and practical choice.

Current case analysis Beck’ s News Service of Criminal Law 19/2020 dated 01.10.2020
Comment by Jessica Friedrich

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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 again named as one of „Germany's Best Lawyers 2020” in the category white collar crime.

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Best Lawyers 2020: Attorney Thomas C. Knierim is again included in the 12th Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Germany" for his work in Criminal Defense.

Handelsblatt 2020: The US-publisher Best Lawyers identifies the most prestigious legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the Handelsblatt. Attorney Thomas C. Knierim is again named as one of "The Best Lawyers in Germany 20120" in the category White Collar Crime.

brand eins 2020: The business magazine brand eins, in cooperation with Statista, recognized the law firm Knierim & Kollegen as one of the best business law firms in 2020. The areas of compliance and white collar crime were particularly emphasized. The list of the best commercial law firms in Germany 2020 is based on a survey among lawyers and in-house lawyers. Only law firms that have been recommended above average in their respective areas of law were awarded.

Wirtschaftswoche 2020: The law firm Knierim & Kollegen has been awarded the exclusive WirtschaftsWoche quality seal "TOP KANZLEI" in the two legal areas of white collar crime and compliance.