Merve Yolaçan


Admitted to the bar since 2020

Merve Yolaçan studied law at universities in Freiburg and Istanbul. She completed her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe and spent part of her legal training at the European Commission - European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in Brussels and at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin.

During her university studies and legal clerkship, Merve Yolaçan worked as an academic assistant at the chair for German and foreign criminal law and criminal procedural law of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Perron at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, where the focus of her work was in the field of commercial criminal law. Currently she is a doctoral candidate at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and is working on her doctorate in the field of European criminal law.

Since January 2020, Merve Yolaçan has been working for Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte.

Due to her practical experience and her knowledge of foreign languages (besides German Merve Yolaçan speaks English, Turkish, French and Spanish), she advises individuals in the areas of cross-border criminal prosecution and international mutual legal assistance matters, such as the defence of an Interpol Red Notice or a European Arrest Warrant. A further focus of her work is advising individual defendants in white-collar crime cases.

Merve Yolaçan is a contributor to Beck's News Service of criminal law.

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.

  • Yolaçan, Anm. zu BVerfG, Beschl. v. 06.02.2020 – 2 BvR 1719/19: Verletzung von Art. 19 IV GG, wenn die Mitteilung einer JVA, die Vermittlung einer ehrenamtlichen Besuchsbetreuung sei aus Kapazitätsgründen nicht möglich, nicht als gerichtlich überprüfbare, hoheitliche Maßnahme bewertet wird, FD-StrafR 2020, 428143
  • Yolaçan, Anm. zu BGH, Beschl. v. 09.01.2020 – 2 StR 520/19: Anforderungen an die Gefährlichkeitsprognose bei einer Unterbringung in einem psychiatrischen Krankenhaus, FD-StrafR 2020, 426481
  • Yolaçan, Anm. zu LG Aachen, Beschl. v. 29.10.2019 – 86 Qs 16/19: Wirksamkeit der Zustellung eines Strafbefehls durch Übergabe einer Kopie am Flughafen, FD-StrafR 2020, 427852
  • Yolaçan, Anm. zu OLG Rostock, Beschl. v. 17.04.2020 – 20 OLGAusl 6/20: Fristwahrung durch Eingang elektronischer Unterlagen im Auslieferungsverfahren, FD-StrafR 2020, 429830

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