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Dr Laura Borgel

Lawyer, Specialist lawyer for criminal law

Salary Partner


Dr Laura Borgel advises and represents both individual clients and corporates across the entire spectrum of commercial criminal law, the law regarding tax offences and regulatory offences. As a Specialist Lawyer for Criminal Law, she possesses comprehensive expertise in the area of tax, capital markets and accounting criminal law. In addition, Dr Borgel advises in the area of disgorgement under criminal and regulatory offences law, asset recovery and audit law. Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers has repeatedly noted Dr Borgel to be one of Germany’s top lawyers in the field of commercial criminal law.

Curriculum vitae

  • Studies in business administration (B.Sc.) at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany
  • Legal studies at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and in Oxford with a focus on commercial criminal law
  • Doctoral thesis at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University (“Die Unvermeidbarkeit von Verbotsirrtümern bei Vorliegen eines präventiven Rechtsgutachtens”)
  • Lawyer at Feigen Graf since 2018
  • Specialist Lawyer for Criminal Law since 2021
  • Salary Partner since 2022


one of “Germany’s best lawyers” in the area of commercial and tax criminal law
Handelsblatt 2023
Top lawyer in the area of tax criminal law
WirschaftsWoche 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

Administrative offence proceedings

Antitrust criminal law

Banking criminal law

Appeal proceedings

Insolvency criminal law

Tax criminal law

Capital markets criminal law

Environmental criminal law

selected publications

Part 3 – Asset recovery


Handbuch Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, 195 ff., 2024

How to store bratwursts, you (don’t) have to know – On the importance of legal opinions for the avoidability of prohibition errors with a special view to criminal food law


LMuR, 219 ff., 2023

The inevitability of a prohibition error in the presence of a preventive legal opinion


Herausgeberschaft, 2022

Comment on BGH, 10.3.2021 – 1 StR 272/20 – Recovery in the case of a de facto (co-)managing director


wistra, 29 ff., 2022

Comment on BGH, 27.4.2022 – 5 StR 278/21 – Skimming portion of association fines


wistra, 390 f., 2022

M&A Transactions and the Law on Criminal and Administrative Offences (Part II): Risks for the buy side


BB, 712 ff., 2022

Comment on BGH, 18.11.2020 – 2 StR 246/20 – Inevitability of the prohibition error


wistra, 357, 2021

Comment on Brandenburg Court, 04.11.2020 – 1 Ws 135/20 – Reasoning requirements for the occupation objection


StV, 815 ff., 2021

M&A transactions and the law on criminal and administrative offences (Part I): Risks for the seller side


BB, 1545 ff., 2021

„Lex Cum/Ex II.“ ‒ Renewed amendment of the right of limitation and recovery


PStR, 31 ff., 2021

selected presentations

Presentation “Whistleblowing – Implementation of the Whistleblower Directive in practice”

VKU-Zertifizierungslehrgang: Compliance Officer im kommunalen Unternehmen, 19.01.2023

Presentation at the panel “Preparation of witnesses in arbitration proceedings”

DIS 40, 07.12.2022

Defence in pre-trial proceedings against contribution reduction and wage tax evasion

Junges Wirtschaftsstrafrecht 3.0, 08.10.2021