Dr Daniel Neuhöfer, LL.M.



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.


Commercial Criminal Law (information technology, environmental, media, tax, corruption criminal law), Data protection law, compliance, internal investigations and preventive advice to companies Companies.

Listed as top attorney for white‑​collar criminal law (2022, 2023, 2024) and top attorney for criminal tax law (2023) by Wirtschaftswoche. Recommended by Best Lawyers/​Handelsblatt in “Germany's best lawyers” in criminal defence and compliance (since 2021). 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 several from DAX 40; executives; Physicians; corporate and individual defense in significant litigation complexes Procedural complexes (e. g. exhaust gas proceedings, cum‑​ex/​money laundering, flood disaster 2021, Cologne city archive) as well as in the so‑​called confectionery cartel and in connection with with accident and major loss events (e. g. explosion event); Energy suppliers and health insurers in data protection proceedings; Witness counsel, including before parliamentary investigation committees of the Federal and state parliamentary committees of inquiry.

Internal Investigations in the private and public sector, including a. in insurance and IT companies as well as in large industrial companies Industrial companies.


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



German, English

* member of the partnership with limited professional liability

Dr Daniel Neuhöfer, LL.M.

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

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