Commercial Criminal Law

Law firm BUSE HERZ GRUNST advices clients in the field of commercial criminal law with focus on Berlin and Brandenburg.

Benjamin Grunst, Rechtsanwalt

General remarks on commercial criminal law

The commercial criminal law became increasingly important in the recent years, not only in jurisprudence , but also in law enforcement practice. Violations are being more frequently and more consistently punished by specialized agencies (such as the tax authorities , the Federal Supervisory Office for Securities Trading , the Trade Supervisory Board or the Customs Service).
Because of the ever-changing manifestations of economic crime, the term „white collar crime“ is defined neither exhaustive nor uniform. Characteristic of white collar crime, however, have the following key aspects:

  • The act is the abuse or exploitation of confidence in the commercial trade and it is being made usually in the context of professional practice.
  • Along with the changing concept of white collar crime is that it is not codified in a single piece of legislation, but rather could be found in so-called core criminal and secondary criminal law.
  • Investigations are often associated with residential or business premises searches, which are intended to preserve the evidence or to confiscate.

Typical punishabillities under the commercial criminal law

  • Fraud
  • Bribe and corruption
  • Embezzlement
  • Labour criminal law
  • Design criminal law

Law firm BUSE HERZ GRUNST advices clients on all questions of commercial criminal law.

The field of commercial criminal law is supervised by our legal expert Benjamin Grunst.

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