about us

Krause & Kollegen is a partnership of German Attorneys (Rechtsanwälte) specializing in criminal law, in particular in business crime law.

Being confronted with criminal charges and investigation by state authorities can put a substantial strain on individuals and companies involved. In this situation, often perceived as an existential threat, the attorneys of Krause & Kollegen consider it their mission to attend to their clients in a dedicated and highly professional manner. Krause & Kollegen is one of the larger law firms specializing in criminal law in Germany. Currently, nine attorneys work at the firm. Their high degree of specialization enables the Attorneys of Krause & Kollegen to work all areas of business crime law with particular competency.

Krause & Kollegen advises and defends both individuals and corporations charged with economic offenses (white collar crime), from the preliminaries up through all stages of the criminal proceedings. The firm carries out Criminal Due Diligence Reviews, and advises and represents clients in the prosecution of legal offenses (e.g. against copyright and patent laws). To a substantial extent, Krause & Kollegen acts as advisor on Compliance issues. Apart from its focus on criminal law, Krause & Kollegen has long-standing experience in representing freelance professionals (lawyers, auditors, tax consultants, physicians and chemists) in proceedings brought for breaches of professional regulations.

The Lawyers of the partnership work as members of regional and national panels to further the discussion of legal policy, such as the German Federal Bar’s Committee On Criminal Law. They are actively involved in graduate and post-graduate training and continuing legal education, and are prominent as editors, authors and co-authors of numerous scientific publications. Krause & Kollegen publishes the monthly »White Collar Crime News«.


„The firm remains one of the leading addresses in the field of white-collar crime in Germany and also has a good presence in the field of criminal tax law.”
– Juve Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

„A leading law firm in the field of white-collar crime and recommended in the field of criminal tax law, which has impressively confirmed its position in the market.”
– Juve Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2019

„This leading white collar crime firm is positioning other lawyers alongside name partner Krause increasingly well.”
– Juve Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017

"One of the leading firms in white collar crime which continues to be involved in high-profile proceedings across Germany."
– Juve Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2014/2015

"One of the leading firms in white collar crime."
– Juve Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014


"Peers perceive this well-known local firm as ‘one of the most prominent criminal law boutiques in Germany.’"
– Chambers Europe 2012

"Based in Berlin, this criminal law boutique attracts outstanding feedback for its advice to and representation of defendants in white-collar crime and tax fraud proceedings. Sources say: ‘An absolutely top firm.’ Founding partner Daniel Krause is ‘absolutely fantastic,’ say peers. Clients admire his leadership and project management abilities, but single out his formidable analytical skills for particular praise: ‘He's a very clever guy, exceptional in analysis, always goes into the details of a case, and makes good points for the defence.’"
– Chambers Europe 2013

"Top-ranked criminal defence team which assists individuals and companies accused of white-collar crime at each stage of criminal cases. Also represents lawyers, auditors, tax consultants, doctors and other professionals in disciplinary proceedings. Sources consider Daniel Krause a 'super' defence counsel. He is highly recommended for his English skills and ability to work well with foreign clients."
– Chambers Europe 2014

Krause & Kollegen „maintains a superb reputation for acting on a wide range of criminal mandates. Clients include major players in global finance and industrial concerns as well as acting and former board members.
‘If you want excellent lawyers, go to Krause.’
‚A fantastic team.‘
Daniel Krause is an established presence on the market, defending clients against criminal allegations in the banking and financial services industry. Sources describe him as "charismatic and a very strong practitioner“

- Chambers Europe 2015


"At KRAUSE & KOLLEGEN Daniel Krause is a ‘true expert when it comes to fiscal and economic offences’ and is ‘top of the class’ for his knowledge of criminal bankruptcy."
– Who’swholegal 2013

"Daniel Krause of KRAUSE & KOLLEGEN is a 'seasoned litigator' who excels in white-collar crime cases."
– Who’swholegal 2014

"Three lawyers also receive listings from Krause & Kollegen, including the “first-rate” Daniel Krause. He has previous experience as a member of the German federal bar’s criminal law committee, and is also a published author on the practice area. Carsten Wegner regularly uses his “wealth of knowledge” to lecture at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Osnabrück University. Patrick Teubner is praised for the “clear and concise” advice that he delivers to clients."
– Who’swholegal 2016


"Krause & Kollegen besticht neben starken Kapazitäten in der wirtschaftsstrafrechtlichen Beratung von Unternehmen ebenso durch ‘hervorragende’ Expertise im Bereich der Individualverteidigung von Geschäftsführern, Managern und Vorstandsvorsitzenden. Mit Sitz in Berlin ist man regelmäßig bundesweit in öffentlichkeitswirksamen Verfahren tätig."
– The Legal 500 Deutschland 2017

Die Boutique Krause & Kollegen ist neben der Individualverteidigung von Geschäftsführern, Managern und Vorstandsvorsitzenden auch in der strafrechtlichen Unternehmensberatung einschließlich der Präventivberatung gut aufgestellt. Daniel Krause und Alexandra Wagner sind anerkannt. Philipp Gehrmann und Daniel Travers werden ebenso empfohlen.
– The Legal 500 Deutschland 2018