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ABOUT US

As specialists in criminal law since 1993, our skill in this area is flanked by extensive expertise in commercial and tax law.

Beyond having the necessary legal credentials, responsiveness, personal contact and a network of top experts are key to success in the practice of criminal law.

We strike an optimal balance between these strengths and our many years of experience, allowing us to train our sights on what is essential early on.

This includes the art of solving problems with as little fanfare as possible, while mounting a vigorous and, if necessary, uncompromising defense in court.

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OUR CLIENTS

We advise, represent and defend individuals as well as business organizations.

Our clients include executives and public figures from the world of business, sports, politics, the arts and society. We also specifically advise lawyers, accountants and auditors.

Our corporate clients include banks, multinationals, public limited companies, SMEs, associations and entities from all areas of business and industry.

Our clients rely on our expertise, reputation and, above all, our discretion.

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OUR NETWORK

The specialty of white collar crime and criminal tax law cannot be practiced in a vacuum; it involves other areas of the law. Today, a complex maze of commercial and tax law regulations converge with German criminal law doctrine in all its many intricacies. 

We meet these high professional standards by working with the best of the best in all practice areas. Over the years, we have built up our network through reliable collaborations and active involvement in professional associations, research, education and in policymaking.

Whatever the situation, we know the best lawyers, tax advisors, experts and other external specialists, including private detectives. Our recommendations are independent and based exclusively on the specific case; we have no affiliation nor any financial interest in the recommendations we make.

Of course, we also take into account existing client relationships and are happy to work together with our clients’ former advisors – always in the spirit of professional cooperation and never losing sight of the shared interests of our clients.

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LAWYERS

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Prof. Dr. Werner Leitner

Werner Leitner has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1989 and a specialist in criminal law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht) since 1997.

Upon completing his legal studies in Munich, he first worked as an attaché at the German Federal Foreign Office. He ended his career as a diplomat in 1989, joining the law firm of the star defense attorney Rolf Bossi as a young lawyer.

In 1993, he and fellow colleagues formed their own law firm, which quickly made a name for itself in the field of criminal law. To this day he is the name partner of that law firm, which has operated since September 1, 2018 under the name LEITNER & KOLLEGEN.

Werner Leitner acts primarily as a defense counsel for his clients, but in many cases he also brings his experience to bear as a strategic advisor behind the scenes. This includes the art of making a convincing case in court and leveraging a broad professional network to solve problems as needed with as little fanfare as possible.

He teaches while collar crime and criminal procedure as an honorary professor at the University of Augsburg.

Werner Leitner is Honorary Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the German Bar Association (DAV), the largest organization of defense lawyers in Europe, and was Chairman of its Executive Committee from 2004 to 2016. A major focus of his practice is the law governing the legal profession and ensuring an independent criminal defense.

From 2012 to 2022 he served as presiding judge at the Bavarian Lawyers’ High Court (Bayerischer Anwaltsgerichtshof) where he was also a member of the presidium.

Werner Leitner is the author of numerous publications on criminal law and criminal procedure. In 2017, the Nomos publishing house published the Kommentar zum Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafrecht (Commentary on white collar crime and criminal tax law), of which he is co-editor. He is also co-editor of the law journal Strafverteidiger Forum (StraFo) (Criminal defense lawyers’ forum).

He is a frequent guest speaker on current legal policy issues at major professional conferences and for corporate executives. Werner Leitner also advises in English, French and Spanish.

Prof. Dr. Werner Leitner

Werner Leitner has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1989 and a specialist in criminal law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht) since 1997.

Upon completing his legal studies in Munich, he first worked as an attaché at the German Federal Foreign Office. He ended his career as a diplomat in 1989, joining the law firm of the star defense attorney Rolf Bossi as a young lawyer.

In 1993, he and fellow colleagues formed their own law firm, which quickly made a name for itself in the field of criminal law. To this day he is the name partner of that law firm, which has operated since September 1, 2018 under the name LEITNER & KOLLEGEN.

Werner Leitner acts primarily as a defense counsel for his clients, but in many cases he also brings his experience to bear as a strategic advisor behind the scenes. This includes the art of making a convincing case in court and leveraging a broad professional network to solve problems as needed with as little fanfare as possible.

He teaches while collar crime and criminal procedure as an honorary professor at the University of Augsburg.

Werner Leitner is Honorary Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the German Bar Association (DAV), the largest organization of defense lawyers in Europe, and was Chairman of its Executive Committee from 2004 to 2016. A major focus of his practice is the law governing the legal profession and ensuring an independent criminal defense.

From 2012 to 2022 he served as presiding judge at the Bavarian Lawyers’ High Court (Bayerischer Anwaltsgerichtshof) where he was also a member of the presidium.

Werner Leitner is the author of numerous publications on criminal law and criminal procedure. In 2017, the Nomos publishing house published the Kommentar zum Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafrecht (Commentary on white collar crime and criminal tax law), of which he is co-editor. He is also co-editor of the law journal Strafverteidiger Forum (StraFo) (Criminal defense lawyers’ forum).

He is a frequent guest speaker on current legal policy issues at major professional conferences and for corporate executives. Werner Leitner also advises in English, French and Spanish.

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Dr. Julia Exner-Kuhn

Julia Exner-Kuhn has been a lawyer at LEITNER & KOLLEGEN since 2016. Prior to that she worked as a research assistant and assessor.

She studied law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where she specialized in criminal justice, criminal defense and prevention. She also completed university-level professional language training in English and French.

She completed her legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Munich (Oberlandesgericht München), where she then passed the second state examination in 2013.

After that, Julia Exner-Kuhn began working at LEITNER & KOLLEGEN as a research assistance and assessor.

She is particularly interested in European criminal law, having written her doctoral thesis on the scope of application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in German criminal law.

Together with Werner Leitner, she is a contributor to the Nomos Commentary on white collar crime and criminal tax law on the subjects of tax secrecy (§ 30 of the German Fiscal Code (AO)) and its protection under criminal law (§ 355 of the German Criminal Code (StGB)).

Julia Exner-Kuhn has been a member of the Executive Committee of the German Criminal Law Section of the German Bar Association (DAV) since November 2018. She is also co-editor of the law journal StraFo.

She is a member of the Munich Lawyers’ Association (Münchener Anwaltsverein) and the Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer München).

Languages: German, English and French.

Dr. Julia Exner-Kuhn

Julia Exner-Kuhn has been a lawyer at LEITNER & KOLLEGEN since 2016. Prior to that she worked as a research assistant and assessor.

She studied law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where she specialized in criminal justice, criminal defense and prevention. She also completed university-level professional language training in English and French.

She completed her legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Munich (Oberlandesgericht München), where she then passed the second state examination in 2013.

After that, Julia Exner-Kuhn began working at LEITNER & KOLLEGEN as a research assistance and assessor.

She is particularly interested in European criminal law, having written her doctoral thesis on the scope of application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in German criminal law.

Together with Werner Leitner, she is a contributor to the Nomos Commentary on white collar crime and criminal tax law on the subjects of tax secrecy (§ 30 of the German Fiscal Code (AO)) and its protection under criminal law (§ 355 of the German Criminal Code (StGB)).

Julia Exner-Kuhn has been a member of the Executive Committee of the German Criminal Law Section of the German Bar Association (DAV) since November 2018. She is also co-editor of the law journal StraFo.

She is a member of the Munich Lawyers’ Association (Münchener Anwaltsverein) and the Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer München).

Languages: German, English and French.

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Dr. Martin Würfel

Martin Würfel has worked as a lawyer since 2015 and has been with LEITNER & KOLLEGEN since 2018. From the very outset, his practice has focused on white collar crime, with a special focus on medical criminal law.

Martin Würfel studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He completed his legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Munich, where he then passed the second state examination in 2015.

He received his doctorate with a dissertation on legal history (“Das Reichsjustizprüfungsamt” (The Third Reich’s Ministry for the Examination of Law Students)) dealing with legal education under the National Socialist regime. The work was widely reviewed and selected as one of the “Law books of 2019” in the law journal Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW 43/2019). He regularly contributes to professional publications on the subject of criminal law and criminal procedure.

Martin Würfel is a member of the Criminal Law Section of the German Bar Association (DAV), the Munich Lawyers’ Association and the Munich Bar Association.

Languages: German, French (second native language) and English.

Dr. Martin Würfel

Martin Würfel has worked as a lawyer since 2015 and has been with LEITNER & KOLLEGEN since 2018. From the very outset, his practice has focused on white collar crime, with a special focus on medical criminal law.

Martin Würfel studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He completed his legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Munich, where he then passed the second state examination in 2015.

He received his doctorate with a dissertation on legal history (“Das Reichsjustizprüfungsamt” (The Third Reich’s Ministry for the Examination of Law Students)) dealing with legal education under the National Socialist regime. The work was widely reviewed and selected as one of the “Law books of 2019” in the law journal Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW 43/2019). He regularly contributes to professional publications on the subject of criminal law and criminal procedure.

Martin Würfel is a member of the Criminal Law Section of the German Bar Association (DAV), the Munich Lawyers’ Association and the Munich Bar Association.

Languages: German, French (second native language) and English.

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PRACTICE AREAS

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LEITNER & KOLLEGEN
Rechtsanwälte · Wirtschaftsstrafrecht
Herzogspitalstr. 5
80331 Munich

Tel.: +49 89 23 11 75 0
Fax: +49 89 23 11 75 55

www.leitner-partner.de
info@leitner-partner.de

Office hours:
You can reach our office
Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Directions

Parking Sufficient parking is always available for our visitors in the office courtyard. A quick call from the driveway is all it takes to open the gate: +49 89 23 11 75 0

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IMPRINT

LEITNER & KOLLEGEN, Lawyers Commercial Criminal Law

Prof. Dr. Werner Leitner
Herzogspitalstrasse 5, 80331 Munich
Phone +49 89 231175-0
Fax +49 89 231175-55
Email: info@leitner-partner.de
Internet: www.leitner-partner.de
VAT number: 145/169/30560

Responsible supervisory authority or chamber:
The lawyers are admitted under the law of the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the Munich Bar Association, Tal 33, 80331 Munich, info@rak-muenchen.de, www.rak-muenchen.de

Professional regulations:

  • Federal Lawyers Act (BRAO)
  • Professional Code for Lawyers (BORA)
  • Specialist Attorney Regulations (FAO)
  • Lawyers’ Fees Act (RVG)
  • Professional regulations for lawyers in the European Union
  • The regulations can be viewed at the Federal Bar Association at http://www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht/.

Professional liability:
The lawyers have professional liability insurance with Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Gothaer Allee 1, 50969 Cologne. The insurance applies (spatially) to Germany and other European countries.

Disclaimer:
We have carefully checked the content of this site, but do not assume any guarantee or liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the information provided.

Despite careful content control, we assume no liability for the content of external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content.

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