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The firm enjoys an excellent reputation throughout Germany and beyond in the areas commercial and criminal tax law, corporate defence and compliance advice in the face of crisis. By means of an intensive, including interdisciplinary collaboration with forensic experts, communication and recruitment consultants our expertise has expanded considerably in recent years. Some reviews from specialist media are cited in the extracts below.

JUVE Handbuch 2018 / 2019
Knierim & Kollegen lawyers are again listed in the JUVE Handbuch 2018/2019 in the field of white collar crime: „The … firm relies on a mixture of individual defense and management consulting including internal investigations. Through an associated consulting firm, the name partner also takes on more entrepreneurial compliance advice. Only a few units serve such a wide range of criminal law mandates ... Often recommended: Thomas Knierim [... much experience in large corporate structures ...]“

International Advisory Experts Award 2019
Dr. Anna Oehmichen has been successfully chosen as a winner of a 2019 International Advisory Experts Award in the field „Criminal Law within Germany“. International Advisory Experts is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial and consulting firms and each year we pay tribute to firms who have been successful over the past 12 months and have received exceptional praise from their peers.

Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2018
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 „Germany's Best Lawyers 2018” in the category white collar crime.

Global Law Experts 2018
Global Law Experts, the worlds leading online resource for locating specialist legal advisers has again chosen Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte as the winner in the category „White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Germany – 2018”

Corporate Intl. Magazine Global Award 2018
Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte has again been chosen as the winner of the 2018 Corporate Intl. Magazine Global Award: „White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Germany“.

The Legal 500 – „Deutschlands führende Kanzleien 2018“
In the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Germany, Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte have again been recommended in the following 2 practice areas:

  • White-collar crime - Advice to companies
  • White-collar crime - Advice to individuals

The following lawyers are recommended in the editorial section of The Legal 500 Germany 2018:

  • Thomas Knierim, Partner
  • Dr. Anna Oehmichen, Partner
  • Dr. Astrid Lilie-Hutz, Partner
  • Prof. Dr. Claudius Geisler, Of Counsel

FOCUS-SPEZIAL „Top-Anwälte 2017“
In the October / November issue of FOCUS-Spezial, No. 3/2017, Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte have once again been counted among Germany's top attorneys in the categories of white coller crime, criminal law and compliance. We would like to thank our clients for the evaluation.

Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2017
The US-publisher Best Lawyers identifies the most prestigious legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the Handelsblatt. Attorney Thomas C. Knierim is named as one of „Germany's Best Lawyers 2017” in the category white collar crime.

Global Law Experts 2017
Global Law Experts, the worlds leading online resource for locating specialist legal advisers has chosen Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte as the winner in the category „White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Germany – 2017”

Wirtschaftswoche 2017
Knierim & Kollegen law firm with lawyer Thomas C. Knierim among the best 24 law firms in the Compliance-Lawyers' List of the Wirtschaftswoche 2017.

Legal 500 – Europe, Middle East and Africa 2017
In the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte has been recommended in the following 2 practice areas:

  • White-collar crime - Advice to companies
  • White-collar crime - Advice to individuals

Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte’s expertise spans the entire range of white-collar crime cases, but the team is particularly experienced in representing individuals in criminal cartel and corruption proceedings ... The practice assists a diverse client base, which includes blue-chip corporations and financial institutions, with preventive and contentious white-collar criminal law, administrative processes and compliance ...“

Who´s Who Legal
lists Thomas C. Knierim in the following practice areas:

GIR, Global Investigations Review 2016
lists Thomas C. Knierim als „Leading Lawyer“ in the practice area „Investigations 2016“

AI Excellence Awards 2016
AI, Acquisition International Magazine, certified Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte  as a winner in the AI Excellence Awards 2016, category Most Outstanding Corporate Defense Law Firm.

Corporate Intl. Magazine Global Award 2017
Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Corporate Intl. Magazine Global Award: White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Germany.

Chambers & Partners 2016: Chambers & Partner ranks Thomas Knierim in Band 2
From the Chambers Europe guide: „Thomas Knierim of Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte rises in the rankings this year due to excellent peer and client feedback. … He is vastly experienced in defending board members and executives in criminal proceedings, with additional expertise in compliance matters. His practice spans a range of industry sectors including financial services, pharmaceuticals and TMT.“

The Legal 500 – US Special Edition – The Clients Guide to Law Firms in Europe, The Middle east & Africa
The Legal 500 once again in 2016 selected Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte as one of the leading law firms in the area of White Collar Crime.
White-collar crime: advice to individuals: „Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte provides ‘professional, practical and solution-oriented’ advice to clients, which include individuals from accountancy firms, banks and industrial companies.“
White-collar crime: advice to companies: „Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte’s ‘professional and solution-oriented’ team has experience of handling risk avoidance and representational mandates for companies.“

FOCUS-SPEZIAL „Anwälte 2016“:
Knierim & Kollegen lawyers received the award „Top law firm in 2016“. The firm has been honored in the special fields of white-collar crime and compliance.

Global Law Experts 2016:
Global Law Experts, the worlds leading online resource for locating specialist legal advisers has chosen Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte as the winner in the category „White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Germany – 2016”

Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2016:
The US-publisher Best Lawyers identifies the most prestigious legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the Handelsblatt. Attorney Thomas C. Knierim is named „Germany's Best Lawyers 2016” in the category criminal defence.

The Legal 500 (2015):
The Legal 500 once again in 2015 selected Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte as one of the leading law firms in the area of White Collar Crime.
„The firm is not only in the field of individual representation in court a recognised player, but equally as impressive in the preventive and procedural representation of companies through their 'industry expertise' and 'professional and solution-orientated' approaches.“

Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2015:
Included in the list „Germany's best lawyers - White Collar Crime“.

Wirtschaftswoche 2015:
Cited in the 2015 list of top law firms for compliance (company defence, internal investigations, criminal law).

JUVE Handbuch 2015 / 2016:
In the area of compliance consulting Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte are assessed as having a strong presence in the field of White Collar Crime, multidisciplinary network, and extensive experience in the individual as well as corporate defence. Thomas Knierim is often recommended for his expertise („good dealings with large corporate structures“).

InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine Leading Lawyer 500 (2015):
The InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine Leading Lawyers 500 is the definitive list of the top 500 lawyers, barristers and solicitors from across the globe. Recognising the value of great lawyers is essential when looking for someone to partner in corporate matters outside of your jurisdiction. InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine has researched and recognises the very best, not just because of qualifications but for customer service, depth of knowledge and continued good practice.
Presenting the 2015 InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine Leading Lawyer 500: Thomas C. Knierim

InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine Leading Lawyer 500 (2014):
Presenting the 2014 InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine Leading Lawyer 500: Thomas C. Knierim

JUVE Handbuch 2013/2014:
„A frequently recommended commercial criminal law firm which is also explicitly praised in the market for their expertise in compliance consulting.“

CorporateINTL Legal Awards 2013:
Voted as „White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Germany”.

Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2013:
Included in the list „Germany's best lawyers - White Collar Crime“.

Wirtschaftswoche 2012:
Listed as the top law firm: „The best lawyers for compliance law“.
„[…] has built for itself in the area of white collar crime an excellent reputation.“

JUVE Handbuch 2012/2013:
„Often recommended for expertise in white collar crime“.

JUVE Handbuch 2011/2012:
„This frequently recommended law firm offers one of the widest-scale activity spectra in the area of white collar crime.“

JUVE Handbuch 2008/2009:
Awarded as law firm of the year in the area of white collar crime.
„Named partner Knierim occupies […] the pole position in a major lawsuit proceeding.“

JUVE Handbuch 2005/2006:
Awarded as law firm of the year in the area of white collar crime.
„In team defences Knierim is now almost found regularly due to his ability.“