With the increasing globalisation, more and more cases have a cross-border dimension. Examples of this in practice are transnational VAT carousels, customs violations, violations of foreign trade Criminal Law, cybercrime (internet fraud) or corruption abroad. In addition to German criminal law, foreign law can also play a role. Just as every country has its own social order, it also has its own legal system with country-specific peculiarities in theory and practice, which the practitioner of the law should be aware of and use when doing business in foreign countries. In these cases, in addition to assessing whether German criminal law is applicable to such circumstances at all, comparative law expertise and, if necessary, special knowledge in extradition and mutual legal assistance law as well as good contacts to foreign legal experts are therefore required. Our law firm is specialised and experienced in these matters and, in addition to a large network of international experts, offers you expert and comprehensive advice that takes into account the particularities and peculiarities of the foreign legal systems – in cooperation with foreign colleagues. This is the only way to find the best solution for you.
Following the implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Germany introduced the principle of universality and thus made it possible to prosecute in Germany so-called “core crimes”, i.e. the most serious offences such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression, even in cases where there are few or no connecting links to Germany. We have experts who deal with nationalised international criminal law as well as the law before the international criminal courts and who are both academically and practically active in this field.