Dr Christian Pelz is an attorney and bar-certified specialist in criminal law and tax law. He heads Noerr’s white collar crime practice. He is lecturer for criminal law at the University of Augsburg and member of the Centre for Criminal Compliance at the University of Gießen. Dr Pelz advises and represents German and international companies, executive boards and advisory boards, senior officers and private individuals in criminal investigative or administrative fine proceedings before authorities and courts.
He is an experienced expert with respect to managing the defence of companies and individuals and the coordination of complex cases with criminal, civil, tax and administrative law aspects. He also supports companies in the identification and assertion of claims for damages resulting from criminal acts or other breaches of duty of business partners, employees and corporate bodies.
His activities in the field of compliance (from developing and implements compliance programmes, the drafting of policies and instructions, and provide advice in acute compliance situations) are complemented by his extensive experience in carrying out internal investigations in Germany and in foreign countries, both in connection with and independent of criminal investigations.