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Defense Lawyer in Cologne

When one should engage a defense lawyer

You or your company are charged with a criminal offense or an administrative offense, respectively?

In such a situation, it is important to have someone at your side, you can rely on and who commands his profession.


Dr. Dirk Schlei


How would I conduct your criminal defense?



At first: accurate determination of the facts by intense discussion with you, the client, comprehensive study of the files and, if necessary, own investigations.


Legal Analysis

In a second step: exact analysis of the material legal situation and reasonable assessment of the proceedings to be expected.


Defense Strategy

Finally: joint determination of how to proceed, in particular: the most promising defense strategy.

Experience & English,

Education & Trainings


Criminal defense in numerous cases, inter alia white-collar offenses of the following kind:

  • bankruptcy
  • forgery of documents
  • fraud
  • hiding unlawfully obtained assets
  • money laundering
  • non-payment and breach of trust concerning wages and salaries
  • violation of accounting duties
  • violation of compulsory insurance law
  • violation of duty to request to open insolvency proceedings


  • Fluent English, also proven proven in numerous international legal disputes including criminal proceedings.
  • Several months traineeship at attorneys Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte, USA.


  • Doctorate to the Doctor of Rights.
  • Studies of law in Freiburg, Germany.
  • Legal clerkship inter alia at the Tax Court Duesseldorf, Germany.
  • Trader examinations on the energy exchanges EEX (Leipzig, Germany) and EPEX (Paris, France).


  • Specialist training criminal law.
  • Specialist training tax law.
  • Notary training corporate law.
  • Confiscation and deprivation of criminal proceeds.

How to get into contact

Phone: +49 2236 876490

Fax: +49 2236 876491


Rheinaustr. 8

50999 Cologne


(Meetings will take place in Cologne’s city center.)