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Ruebenstahl Lawyers 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, 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” (2017/2018-2019/2020) recommended him as one of Germany’s best lawyers in the criminal tax law category and lately (2019) 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 2019“ and “TOP Anwalt – Compliance 2019“). 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.


As Board Member & Research Coordinator at WisteV (Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.) Rechtsanwalt Dr. Markus Rübenstahl, Mag. iur. is pleased to organize and host the event on the current topic "Dieselgate" as fraud? on the evening of 29th January 2020 in Frankfurt am Main. The event will be an interactive mixture

The November issue of the monthly legal review ZWH (11/2019, Otto Schmidt Verlag) has now published the second part of the article of Rechtsanwalt Dr. Markus Rübenstahl, Mag. iur. with the headline “Zum Referentenentwurf eines Gesetzes zur Bekämpfung der Unternehmenskriminalität – Punitives und “abspracheförderndes” Verbandssanktionenrecht (Part 2)”. The second part

„Primär- und Sekundärrechtsordnung im Wirtschaftsstrafrecht“ (Primary and secondary legislation in white collar crime) Again, Rechtsanwalt Dr. Markus Rübenstahl, Board Member and Member of the Commitee at WisteV, co-organizes the Neujahrstagung 2020/ Kick-Off Meeting 2020 in Frankfurt am Main. On 17th January 2020, he will also chair a panel on the topic
Dr. Markus Rübenstahl (Steuerstrafrecht) - Beste Anwälte 2019
Dr. Markus Rübenstahl - Best Lawyers 2020