Criminal competition law, product piracy and cartel sanctions

Agreements that restrict competition and monopolies are generally prohibited. Proceedings under antitrust law are complex and take a long time. Criminal investigations are regularly added to this, revolving around the suspicion of embezzlement, competition offenses, agreements restricting competition and tax evasion.

It is important to combat antitrust risks preventively through effective compliance and to prevent problems from arising in the first place. If, in exceptional cases, this cannot be avoided, it is important to react quickly and set the course at an early stage so that any sanctions are as low as possible or, even better, do not occur at all.



  • Ingo Bott: Advice on compliance and prosecution in product piracy matters for a DAX company.
  • Ingo Bott: multiple advice regarding compliance and prosecution in matters of betrayal of business and trade secrets at an internationally oriented private bank and at several medium-sized companies
  • Ingo Bott: Representation and defense of an internationally oriented company against antitrust charges





  • Ingo Bott: Challenges and risks in connection with the phenomenon of product piracy, Working Group on Spare Parts at Darmstadt Technical University, Invitation from Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Pfohl and John Deere; working group meeting at John Deere with representatives from the private sector, Bruchsal, 20.10.2015
  • Ingo Bott: Defense in Competition and Copyright Crimes, Third Joint Event of Deutscher Strafverteidiger e.V. and Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.: Specific Constellations in Commercial Criminal Law – Cartels, Patents and Corruption, Frankfurt am Main, 27.03.2015