Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Law

The subject of professional proceedings, the "disciplinary law of the liberal professions", is the accusation that a member of the profession has violated the rules of professional conduct. Professional law proceedings may not only entail a considerable risk of sanctions up to and including exclusion from the profession, in many cases, such proceedings are also the starting point for civil law claims for damages by clients, patients, investors, etc. Frequently, professional law proceedings are conducted parallel to preliminary criminal proceedings against the professional or can be triggered by such preliminary proceedings.

Krause & Kollegen has many years of experience in defending members of the liberal professions (lawyers, notaries, tax consultants, auditors, doctors, pharmacists, etc.).


  • advise and defend members of the liberal professions in professional legal proceedings of the respective professional chambers or supervisory authorities
  • advise and defend members of the liberal professions in professional court proceedings (reprimand proceedings, preliminary investigations, professional court trials and appeal instances)
  • conduct the defense of members of the liberal professions in criminal and fine proceedings concerning them, including and taking into account possible consequences under professional law and potential follow-up proceedings
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Krause & Kollegen

Kurfürstendamm 190-192
10707 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 9210259-0