Dr. Klaus Leipold
From 1975 to 1980 Klaus studied legal science at the Justus Liebig-University Gießen. In 1980 he did the first and in 1983 the second state examination. From 1977 to 1980 he worked as a graduate assistant for the chair in criminal law, criminal law proceedings and international criminal law of the University Gießen; from 1980 to 1983 he was additionally a doctorate student within the framework of a scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for foreign and international criminal law in Freiburg. From 1983 to 1984 Klaus was a research assistant at the University Freiburg. In 1986 he finished his doctorate on “Unlawful leaving the scene of a traffic accident – An analysis comparing the laws of Austria, Switzerland and the Federal Republic of Germany“.
In 1985 Klaus was admitted to practice as a lawyer. Since then he has been working in the field of criminal law. In 1987 Klaus became a partner of the law firm. In 1995 he was appointed a lawyer specializing in criminal law.
Klaus was involved in the training of lawyers for the working group for criminal law of the German Lawyers’ Association, the German Lawyers’ Academy (Deutsche Anwaltsakademie), the Munich seminars for lawyers, the Munich lawyers’ association and the training of persons who have passed the first state examination at the higher regional court (Oberlandesgericht) Munich. Until 2016 he was a member of the executive board of the working group criminal law of the German lawyer association.
Klaus is recommended in several professional journals, e.g. in the JUVE guide business law firms 2019/2020 ("experienced and pragmatic"), belongs to Germany's top lawyers 2018 in the categories "corporate criminal law" and "tax law" according to the trade newspaper "Handelsblatt", is one of the top lawyers 2019 in the category "white collar crime" according to the business magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" and is registered as a top lawyer for criminal law in the news magazine "FOCUS" 2018 as well as in the reference book "Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence 2019" in the categories "Corporates" and "Individuals". According to "Who's Who Legal Germany 2020" he is a "National Leader" for Business Crime Defence.