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Dr Katrin Wick


Dr Katrin Wick’s work ranges from individual defence briefs relating to white-collar crime and tax criminal law to the provision of advisory services and the representation of corporate clients, also in an international context. Her focus areas include environmental and medical criminal law, along with sports criminal law and tax criminal law, particularly in connection with cum/ex scenarios. Moreover, Dr Wick possesses vast experience with regard to internal investigations.

Curriculum vitae

  • Law studies at the University of Marburg with a focus on national and international criminal justice
  • Student assistant to Professor Dr Safferling, LL.M. at the University of Marburg (Institute for Criminology, 2011-2015) and for a research project of the German Federal Ministry of Justice
  • Academic assistant at Clifford Chance in the field of white-collar crime (2015-2017)
  • Doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg („Demokratische Legitimation von Strafverfahren – Der Grundsatz der Öffentlichkeit gemäß § 169 GVG nach dem EMöGG“)
  • Lawyer at Clifford Chance in the department White Collar (2019-2022)
  • Lawyer at Feigen Graf since 2022


ones to watch
Handelsblatt 2023
one of “Germany’s best lawyers” in the area of commercial and tax criminal law
Handelsblatt 2023
highly qualified, very committed lawyers
Legal 500 2021
the team offers particular expertise on matters related to financial misconduct, cum-ex matters, tax evasion and corruption
Chambers 2023
very clearly one of the foremost firms
Legal 500 2022
present in almost all current investigations
JUVE 2022/23

Areas of Practice

Criminal employment law

Capital markets criminal law

Administrative offence proceedings

Banking criminal law

Criminal law on corruption

Tax criminal law

Cum/ex, ADR and RMC proceedings

Medical criminal law

Environmental criminal law

Selected Publications

Discussion about the Main Hearings Documentation Act – old wine in new bottles?


ZWH, 90 ff., 2024

Blanket prohibition of note-taking as an inadmissible restriction of the principle of publicity


StV, 496 ff., 2023

Note-taking in the main criminal trial – blanket ban is unconstitutional


LTO, 2023

Statute of Limitations for Tax Offences and Confiscation of crime Proceeds: “cum-ex trades” in Germany


Financier Worldwide Magazine, 12/2022

Image and sound recordings in criminal proceedings: If recording is done anyway, then also for historians


LTO, 2022

Comment on BGH, 1.7.2021 – 3 StR 518/19 – Confiscation of proceeds of crime in the case of preventive prohibitions with reservation of permission


ZWH, 152 ff., 2022

Spectacular white-collar criminal proceedings


ZWH, 214 ff., 2022

Sound recordings of “important” (criminal) trials for scientific purposes pursuant to section 169 (2) sentence 1 GVG


Jura, 821 ff., 2022

Comment on BGH, 27.1.2021 – StB 44/20 – Release from the duty of confidentiality by the insolvency administrator


wistra, 203 f., 2021

Selected Presentations

Legal classification and development of § 169 GVG in the context of the Halle Trial – A trial of outstanding contemporary historical significance?

Universität Hamburg, 04.11.2021