Representation of corporations in corporate criminal law proceedings

The investigation proceedings in white collar crime often do not only involve private individuals, but entire companies. Corporate criminal law determines the procedures.


Politicians regularly demand tougher and faster sanctions against companies. At the same time, the increasing Europeanization and internationalization of the law is leading to an ever-denser jungle of regulations regarding companies. The result is a legal downward spiral: The pitfalls are increasing, and the consequences of a violation of the law are becoming more and more drastic.

Plan A – Criminal law firm represents companies and defends them against government investigation, regardless of whether it is a DAX company, medium-sized business, sports club, sports association, shipping company, law firm, medical practice, clinic or pharmacy. In order to prevent risks, we also work with you to develop and implement sensible and custom-fit compliance concepts in advance. We already think about the defence of tomorrow.



  • Ingo Bott: Representation of a DAX company as defense counsel in administrative fine proceedings due to allegations of illegal employee leasing and employment of bogus self-employed workers.
  • Ingo Bott: Representation of an internationally oriented company from the private equity sector in a criminal competition fine proceeding.
  • Ingo Bott: Representation and defense of an internationally oriented company against antitrust charges.
  • Maximilian Kohlhof: The purpose of associational punishment. A Penal Theoretical Investigation (Dissertation, Duncker & Humblot, 2018)





  • Ingo Bott: „Challenges for fiscal sanctions law in EU member states“, representation of Europarats, Bukarest, Rumänien, 24.04.2017
  • Ingo Bott: Voluntary self-disclosure of tax evasion, representation of Europarats, Bukarest, Rumänien, 17.02.2017
  • Ingo Bott: Insolvency law in criminal law, representation of Europarats, Bukarest, Rumänien, 09.12.2016
  • Ingo Bott: Sanctions against enterprises, representation of Europarats, Bukarest, Rumänien, 22.10.2015
  • 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.
  • Ingo Bott: La Globalización y sus consecuencias en Materia Ambiental, Congreso Internacional de Las Nuevas Tendencias Delictivas en el siglo XXI, Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Venezuela, 02.06.2007