Individual defense in business criminal law


Criminal proceedings in the business criminal sector are extensive and complex. They require a high specification and detailed knowledge in the jurisdiction and their special procedural peculiarities. Plan A is very experienced and specialized in this section

Plan A supports you in the whole criminal proceedings. We support you during the search as well, as during the main trial. Plan A is experienced in the handle with authorities. Each case is different. We defend pragmatically and targeted with a clear view on the best result for you. Therefor we work, therefor we fight.



  • 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.