Dr Daniel Neuhöfer, LL.M.



Born in Cologne in 1981. 2007 first State examination, 2012 second State examination. Studied for master of information technology law at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2008/09. Doctoral studies at Cologne University with Prof Dr Karl‐Nicolaus Peifer, 2009‐2011. Worked with an international commercial law firm, 2007‐2010. Among others worked for the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Joined the firm in 2013.


Criminal law,, especially economic criminal law (white collar, including IT, media, tax, corruption and general criminal law), data protection law, compliance/​internal investigations and preventive counselling for enterprises.

Recommended by Handelsblatt/​Best Lawyers in “Germany's best lawyers 2021” in criminal defence. Listed as law firm of the year in white collar crime by JUVE Award 2014.

Member of the criminal law working group of DAV, of the economic criminal law association (WisteV), of DICO (German Institute for Compliance), of the support association of the criminal law and criminal procedural law institute of Cologne University, and of the media law alumni Cologne.

Medium‑​sized and large companies, including DAX 30 companies; defense in the so‑​called confectionery cartel; health insurer in data protection proceedings, chemical group on environmental criminal law, current managing director and doctors; witness support, including before parliamentary committees of inquiry.

Internal investigations in the private and public sectors, including insurance and IT companies; agricultural cooperative for internal compliance management; construction and telecommunications company for occupational health and safety; current pharmaceutical company for anti‑​corruption and data protection; public authorities for economic cooperation.


Publications on criminal law as well as on Internet and data protection law. One of the authors of juris PraxisReport Compliance & Investigations.



German, English

Dr Daniel Neuhöfer, LL.M.

Dr Daniel Neuhöfer, LL.M.
specialist attorney for criminal law

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