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Dr. Stephan Beukelmann


LawyerAccredited Specialist Lawyer for Criminal Law

Stephan Beukelmann has been a renowned expert in the field of commercial and tax criminal law for many years. He defends and represents both individuals and companies. He advises his clients in critical situations in which he never loses sight of the big picture.

Such complex circumstances require an experienced consultant, as well as trusted specialists in civil, administrative and tax law. Stephan has a large network from which he is able to source colleagues required for each individual case and to jointly develop and coordinate a tailor-made defense strategy.

Stephan is co-editor of the prominent criminal lawyer’s handbook on Defense in Commercial and Tax Criminal Matters (“Münchener Anwaltshandbuch. Verteidigung in Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafsachen”, C.H. Beck), co-editor of “Compliance aktuell” (CF Müller), and co-editor of one of the leading criminal legal magazines (“StrafverteidigerForum (StraFo)”). He also writes for the criminal law section of NJW-Spezial, the enclosure to the major legal publication in Germany. Furthermore, he writes on fraud and insolvency offenses in Beck’s online commentary on the German Criminal Code, and on breach of trust and social security fraud in the Nomos commentary.

Stephan studied law from 1992 to 1996 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. From 1994 to 2000, he was a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Klaus Volk, professor for Criminal Law, Business Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law. He earned his PhD in 2000.

Having been admitted to the Bar in 2001, Stephan became an accredited specialist for criminal law in 2004. Stephan was a partner of the boutique firm Lohberger & Leipold from 2005 to 2020. He is a member of the executive committee of the Criminal Law Working Group of the German Lawyers’ Association and a training officer on the subject of “Compliance from a criminal law perspective”.

Stephan has been listed in professional rankings for many years, i.a. in the leading German legal directory JUVE (“professionally adept and excellently connected”, “cooperative and precise”, “legally creative, professional, strategically strong”, “good rapport with authorities and courts”, “remains patient when others are freaking out”). According to the German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche, he is one of the top lawyers 2020 for Commercial Criminal Law. Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers list him as one of Germany’s best lawyers in commercial and tax criminal law, and the weekly FOCUS as one of Germany’s top lawyers in criminal law.

Stephan’s reputation is recognized in international publications alike: According to Chambers & Partners, he is frequently recommended (“experienced in advising on cross-border proceedings”). He is listed in the manual “Who’s Who Legal Business Crime Defense ” in the categories “Corporates” and “Individuals”, as well as in “Expert Guides – Best of the Best” in the category “White Collar Crime”. According to “Who’s Who Legal”, Stephan is counted among the “Thought Leaders 2020” in the field of “Business Crime Defense” in Germany and internationally, and according to “Who’s Who Legal Germany 2020” he is one of the “National Leaders” in the field of “Business Crime Defense”.

Stephan Beukelmann speaks German and English.

Mitherausgeber von Compliance aktuell, C.F. Müller Verlag (Hrsg. Ruhmannseder/Lehner/Beukelmann), 2020

Mitherausgeber von Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Verteidigung in Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafsachen, Verlag C.H. Beck (Hrsg. Volk/Beukelmann), 3.A., 2020

Mitherausgeber und Schriftleiter der Zeitschrift StrafverteidigerForum (StraFo)

Beck´sches Formularbuch für den Strafverteidiger (Hrsg. Hamm/Leipold), 5.A., 2009

Kommentierung von §§ 263, 283-283d StGB, in: Beck´scher Onlinekommentar StGB (Hrsg. von Heintschel-Heinegg)

Kommentierung von §§ 78-79b, 266 -266b StGB, in: Gesamtes Strafrecht (Hrsg. Dölling/Duttge/König/Rössner), 2017

Ständiger Autor der NJW-Spezial

Mitherausgeber der Strafverteidigerpraxis (StVP), Verlag C.H. Beck

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