Dr. Christian Rathgeber
Admitted to the bar since 2013
Dr. Rathgeber studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and then completed his doctorate at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich on the topic of Criminal Compliance. He also holds an MA in Public Administration from the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer.
During his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz Dr. Rathgeber spent tours at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer and at Clifford Chance in London and Frankfurt. Before joining Knierim & Kollegen, he worked as a research associate at the Clifford Chance Frankfurt office in the area of Litigation / White Collar and as an assistant at the EBS University of Business and Law in Wiesbaden.
On a regular basis, Dr. Rathgeber provides advice and defense to clients during large criminal proceedings. He is also experienced in planning and structuring of internal investigations for clients from different industries, e.g. engineering, defense, wholesale and finance. Due to his outstanding expertise in the field of white-collar crime, Dr. Rathgeber has been awarded the exclusive WirtschaftsWoche quality seal "TOP ANWALT".
Dr. Rathgeber is an associate lecturer at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the EBS University of Business and Law in Wiesbaden. He is a member of the Association for Commercial Criminal Law (WisteV), the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL) and the Deutsche Strafverteidiger e.V.
The Legal 500 – Deutschlands führende Kanzleien 2020
Dr. Rathgeber is recommended in the editorial section of The Legal 500 Germany 2020:
White-collar crime - Advice to companies
White-collar crime - Advice to individuals
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.
Due to their outstanding competencies in the legal fields mentioned, Mr. Thomas C. Knierim and Dr. Christian Rathgeber in the area of compliance as well as Dr. Manuel Lorenz in the field of white collar crime have been awarded the "TOP ANWALT" seal.
For publications and presentations, as well as contributions to Beck’s News Service of criminal law, please refer to our Publications page of this site.
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