Competence, reliability, speed and discretion - these are the attributes that are crucial when dealing with economic and white collar crimes - and that is what the specialists at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partners stand for.

It is no longer possible to imagine economic life without issues involving criminal law. Almost every day the press reports on investigations by the prosecution service into managers and companies which could destroy their very existence. The justice system has equipped itself with specialist public prosecutors and criminal courts to handle economic and white-collar crimes. Anyone affected is therefore well advised to also place great importance on the highest expertise and experience. We advise and defend our clients in matters involving economic and white-collar crimes at every stage of the proceedings.

The law relating fiscal offences poses further risks. The authorities now draw upon more staff and better know-how and methods for pursuing fiscal offences. For us, successfully defending and advising clients means being able to correctly link the disparate bodies of criminal law and tax law.

For quite some time now companies have had the topics of "corporate compliance" and "international investigations" on their agendas. We assist our clients in fulfilling and complying with the statutory provisions, we advise them on developing appropriate structures and we help them to minimise their business risks and to avoid having to pay penalties. If need be, we also conduct internal investigations. Together we make pragmatic decisions. In combination with this we also have special expertise in product liability-related criminal law as well as environment-related criminal law.

We attach particular importance to the health care sector. We advise manufacturers of pharmaceutical and medical products, hospitals, pharmacies and doctors on all compliance issues. We help our clients avoid the impression of corruption and to defend themselves against unjust accusations.

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