Prof Dr Bernd Müssig



Studied law, philosophy and theatre studies in Bonn and Munich. 1988 first State examination, 1994 second State examination. Research assistant at the Chair of legal philosophy of Prof Dr G. Jakobs, 1988 to 2001. 1993 doctoral degree with Prof Dr H.‐U. Paeffgen. 2001 habilitation on the subjects criminal law, criminal procedural law and legal philosophy.

Joined the firm in 2002.


Criminal law (especially economic criminal law, including tax criminal law, criminal law in foreign trade and on the capital market, criminal law regarding corruption), procedural law governing appeals against criminal law decisions, law governing parliamentary investigation committees.

Awarded by Wirtschaftswoche as top law firm in white‑​collar criminal law (2024) and listed as top attorney for economic criminal law (2022).
Listed by Best Lawyers/​Handelsblatt in “Germany's best lawyers” in the category criminal law (since 2015) and, together with his criminal law practice group in the JUVE Award 2014 as Law Firm of the Year in white collar crime.

Member of the criminal law committee of teh German Lawyers' Association and of the association of criminal law instructors.

Appointed extraordinary professor at the Rheinische Friedrich‐Wilhelm‐Universität in Bonn in 2009.

Criminal law advice and defence of (leading) personalities from business and politics as well as private individuals. Advising, representing and defending companies in matters involving sanctions and compliance. Advice and representation in investigative proceedings, including parliamentary committees of enquiry.


Publications in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedural law and on legal theory, also in Spain, Brazil, Columbia, and Argentina. Co‐author in Münchener Kommentar zum Strafgesetzbuch and in Münchener Anwaltshandbuchs Strafverteidigung.


¹ member of the partnership with limited professional liability

Prof Dr Bernd Müssig

Prof Dr Bernd Müssig

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