Individual defence for white collar crime proceedings

Plan A – Criminal law firm represent the defendants in typical white collar crime proceedings. These proceedings often involve suspicions of breach of trust, embezzlement, corruption, criminal labour law, bankruptcy offenses, competition offenses or tax evasion.

White collar crime proceedings are extensive and complex. They require a high professional specialisation and detailed knowledge of the different areas of law, as well as their procedural particularities. Plan A has deep expertise and is very experienced in this area.

Plan A – Criminal law firm supports you throughout the entire criminal proceedings – during the search as well, as the main trial. Plan A is practiced in interacting with the authorities. Each case is different, each case is distinct. We defend pragmatically and work targeted to reach the best result for our client. That is what we work for, that is what we fight for.



  • Ingo Bott: Defense in an extensive criminal proceeding regarding the suspicion of commercial fraud.
  • Ingo Bott: numerous defenses in criminal proceedings against doctors, ship captains and plant operator regarding the accusation of negligent homicide or negligent bodily injury.
  • Ingo Bott / Maximillian Kohlhof: Defense in a criminal proceeding regarding the suspicion of bribery in international business transactions.



  • Ingo Bott: Boundaries in the battle for bright minds – Criminal law risks associated with the poaching of employees (CCZ 2017, S. 125-130)
  • Ingo Bott: Not purchased and yet betrayed – Offer documents in a pitch may also be protected by criminal law (Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel 16/2016, S. 6)
  • Ingo Bott: Good in principle – Criminal law implications of the new EU-wide regulation of trade secrets (Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel 09/2016 S. 6)
  • “Borderless” betrayal of secrets: The foreign reference with §17 UWG, wistra 2015, S. 342-345
  • Ingo Bott: Exclusion of criminal liability for corruption through institutionalized prior approvals? NStZ 2015, S. 121-127
  • Ingo Bott: Verdict review of BGH, Beschl. v. 7.10.2014 – 4 StR 371/14: Error of law in the estimation of the competitive relationship of aiding and abetting acts, NZWiSt 2015, S. 425-426
  • Ingo Bott: Stumbling blocks in the release from responsibility by legal advice – Criminal law risks for the responsible persons of a company in case of false compliance information, ZRFC 2012, S. 180-185



  • Ingo Bott: The efforts of the legislator to reform the (international) criminal law on corruption, Presentation at State Bureau of Investigation, Baden-Württemberg; Anti-Corruption Task Force, Stuttgart 16.11.2016; focus: Corruption in healthcare sector.
  • Ingo Bott: Panel discussion on the draft bill for the reform of StPO, Discussion at task force „Sozialdemokratischer Juristinnen und Juristen”, Karlsruhe, 05.11.2016
  • Ingo Bott: Challenges and risks associated with the phenomenon of product piracy, Working Group Spare Parts at Darmstadt University of Technology; Invitation from Dr. Dr. h.c. Pfohl und 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
  • Ingo Bott: De la práctica para la práctica: La responsabilidad penal de los administradores de hecho, Annual Congress of the German-Spanish Lawyers Association, Düsseldorf, 19.06.2014
  • Ingo Bott: Corruption prevention in practice: What do companies do to prevent transnational corruption? Event “Human rights due diligence for companies: Content and effective implementation from a civil society perspective” by CorA (Network for Corporate Responsibility) and “Brot für die Welt”, Berlin, 05.11.2013.