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Criminal Defence in Corruption and Tax Fraud Matters

Qualified criminal defence in economic offences such as corruption and tax fraud

Bribes are part of business in many forms and across all industries. The line to criminal corruption is quickly overstepped. A suspicion of corruption is often raised during a company tax audit.

If you are affected by searches of premises and/or investigations by the public prosecutor/tax investigator in matters of economic crime (e.g. tax fraud, corruption, bribery), you will find yourself fighting two wars: The public prosecutor investigates for corruption, bribery, etc., while the tax investigator concurrently investigates the tax affairs of the company and its decision-makers (Director, Executive Board, Supervisory Board, etc.).

Tax law facts and aspects under criminal law: Corruption and tax fraud

LHP Attorneys inform on economic crimes including typical cases of corruption, bribery, tax fraud and provide criminal law advice.

1. Tax auditors and investigators are corruption hunters.

2. Typical cases

3. Slush funds

4. “Kick-back” payments

5. Bribing a company owner / sole trader

6. Liability of directors, board members and members of supervisory boards under § 71 AO

7. Criminal consequences

Criminal and taxation proceedings differ fundamentally but are intertwined in the area of economic crime. Your adviser should therefore have the necessary practical experience in criminal law and tax law. Our tax law specialists and attorneys with special training in commercial criminal law, who are also tax advisers, offer you qualified representation in commercial criminal matters. Criminal and taxation proceedings differ fundamentally but are intertwined in the area of commercial crime. Your adviser should therefore have the necessary practical experience in criminal law and tax law. Our tax law specialists and attorneys with special training in commercial criminal law, who are also tax advisers, offer you qualified representation in commercial criminal matters.

LHP: Attorneys at Law, Tax Law Specialists, Tax Advisers PartmbB

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