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Rübenstahl Rechtsanwälte in Frankfurt / Main

As a law firm that specializes in white collar and criminal tax law, we provide you with assistance both across Germany, as well as in matters involving international issues. We do this with respect to all criminal law questions and issues that arise in daily business activities and which affect management executives. You can rely on our comprehensive and multi-faceted experience, which we have attained over many years of practice, providing criminal defense assistance and counsel to management executives and companies, as well as preventative criminal-law counsel and company representation.


For issues that extend beyond Germany or German criminal law, we guarantee the best possible, prompt assistance and counsel founded upon our particular expertise in the criminal law of other countries (in particular the United States and Italy), as well as our excellent domestic and international network of specialists in all areas of legal and tax advice, including financial auditing. Through collegial and constructive collaboration with experts in a number of fields, we enjoy working as a team with other attorneys or advisers, whether it is in the context of joint defense or complex litigation, but also with regard to complex tasks that require a multidisciplinary approach in order to achieve the most optimal result.

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For us it is important to maintain close and trusted contact with our clients for whom we are available at any time, as well as effective and confidential communication and collaboration. We take a holistic approach as it relates to our assistance and representation: Together with you we develop custom tailored, pragmatic solutions that not only take applicable legal and criminal law considerations into account, but also optimally give due regard to the situation as it confronts you commercially, personally or as it relates to your enterprise.


JUVE, the leading industry handbook for corporate law firms, named the founder of the firm, Prof. Dr. Markus Rübenstahl, as a frequently recommended lawyer in white collar and criminal tax law matters for the years 2015-2017. The economic newspaper “Handelsblatt” and “Best Lawyers™” (2017-2021/22) recommended him as one of Germany’s best lawyers in the criminal tax law category and again Prof. Dr. Markus Rübenstahl personally as well as the law firm Rübenstahl Rechtsanwälte have been honored as specialists in Compliance by the business magazine “WirtschaftsWoche” (“TOP Kanzlei – Compliance“ and “TOP Anwalt – Compliance“; 2019-2021). In light of this, it goes without saying that we place the utmost demands on our own professional work. To help us in this endeavor, we closely follow and analyze the newest developments in our practice areas. In addition, we lecture in academic settings and regularly publish in professional journals. We routinely give presentations with a particular emphasis on tax and white collar crime issues.


Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. Markus Rübenstahl will give a lecture in Italian on the subject of German corporate criminal liability as part of the lecture and discussion event of the 11th German-Italian Lawyers' Seminar at Lake Como in Italy. The two-day international conference is a cooperation of the Deutscher Anwaltsverein (DAV), the

Recently, the chapter "La Disciplina e le recenti evoluzioni della giurisprudenza in materia di internal investigation nell'ordinamento tedesco", written in Italian by Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. Markus Rübenstahl, together with Martha Macchiati, was published in the conference volume “Internal Investigations – Best practices e istanze di reglomentazione”. (Editors: Francecsco Centonze and

For the 5th time in a row Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. Rübenstahl was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Germany (2022, 13th Edition) for his work in Tax Law (Criminal Tax Law). The ranking is based on an exclusive peer-to-peer survey of lawyers who have been interviewed regarding the reputation
Prof. Dr. Markus Rübenstahl (Steuerstrafrecht) - Beste Anwälte 2021
Prof. Dr. Markus Rübenstahl - Best Lawyers 2022