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Hanns W. Feigen


Hanns Feigen is a founding partner of the firm. For over 40 years, he has been advising and representing individuals and corporates with regard to all questions of commercial and tax criminal law as well as antitrust law. His focus areas include banking, capital markets, environmental and tax criminal law. “His expertise therefore covers an impressive spectrum” (Chambers 2023). Looking back on an “impressive track record” (Legal 500 2021), Hanns Feigen has represented numerous renowned companies and high-profile individuals over the past decades. He is a “highly regarded professional” in the industry and noted as “efficient” in advising and representing his clients (JUVE 2022/23). Who’s Who Legal (2023) emphasises his “excellent defence of clients”, describing him as a “leading light” in the German market. Chambers lists Hanns Feigen as a “Star Individual”.

Hanns Feigen has been instrumental in establishing the firm – from the very beginning – as one of Germany’s leading law firms in the area of commercial and tax criminal law.

Curriculum vitae

  • Legal studies, and undergraduate studies in medicine at Bonn University
  • Academic assistant to Professor Dr Rudolphi
  • Lawyer at Redeker Sellner Dahs 1983
  • Partner at Redeker Sellner Dahs 1987
  • Founding and naming partner of the Feigen Graf law firm since 2001


“Thought Leader” in Business Crime Defence
Who’s Who Legal 2023
his expertise covers an impressive spectrum of areas
Chambers 2023
universal talent in the field of criminal tax law
Legal 500 2023
Hanns Feigen is considered a leading light within the German market
Who’s Who Legal 2023
highly regarded professional, excellent
JUVE 2022/23
Top lawyer in the area of commercial criminal law
WirtschaftsWoche 2023
highly regarded
Legal 500 2023
excellent defence of clients
Who’s Who Legal 2023
one of “Germany’s best lawyers” in the area of commercial and tax criminal law
Handelsblatt 2023
competent, good to work with, efficient
JUVE 2021/22
super criminal lawyer and rightly a star individual
Chambers 2022
Hanns Feigen remains unequaled as individual defence counsel in white-collar crime cases
Chambers 2022
highly experienced, extremely well connected
JUVE 2021/22
his expertise covers an impressive range of areas
Chambers 2022
impressive track record in the defence of CEOs and executives
Legal 500 2021
outstanding practitioner Hanns Feigen excels due to his exceptional expertise
Chambers 2021

Areas of Practice

Criminal employment law

Banking criminal law

Capital markets criminal law

Tax criminal law

Criminal law on corruption

Medical criminal law

Administrative offence proceedings

Environmental criminal law

Embezzlement proceedings

Antitrust criminal law

Selected Publications

Indiscretions to the detriment of the accused – a report from actual application


Zöller/Esser, Justizielle Medienarbeit im Strafverfahren, 105 ff., 2019

Risks for employers under section 266a StG


Festschrift für Wolf Schiller, 147 ff., 2014

§ 6 Limitation


Volk, Münchener Anwaltshandbuch – Verteidigung in Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafsachen, 2. Aufl., 2014

Selected Presentations

Crisis management

BB-Fachkonferenz, Frankfurt am Main, 12. November 2019

Keynote address on transparent companies, transparent staff – opportunities and limits of corporate compliance management

3. Deutscher Arbeitsrechtstag, Berlin, 18.01.2018

What do companies expect from defence lawyers? What do defence lawyers expect from companies?

16. NStZ-Jahrestagung, Frankfurt am Main, 23.06.2017