(c) Ulrich Schepp Fotografie

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(c) Ulrich Schepp Fotografie

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Ruebenstahl Lawyers in Frankfurt / Main

As a law firm that specializes in white collar and criminal tax law, we provide you with assistance both across Germany, as well as in matters involving international issues. We do this with respect to all criminal law questions and issues that arise in daily business activities and which affect management executives. You can rely on our comprehensive and multi-faceted experience, which we have attained over many years of practice, providing criminal defense assistance and counsel to management executives and companies, as well as preventative criminal-law counsel and company representation.


For issues that extend beyond Germany or German criminal law, we guarantee the best possible, prompt assistance and counsel founded upon our particular expertise in the criminal law of other countries (in particular the United States and Italy), as well as our excellent domestic and international network of specialists in all areas of legal and tax advice, including financial auditing. Through collegial and constructive collaboration with experts in a number of fields, we enjoy working as a team with other attorneys or advisers, whether it is in the context of joint defense or complex litigation, but also with regard to complex tasks that require a multidisciplinary approach in order to achieve the most optimal result.

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For us it is important to maintain close and trusted contact with our clients for whom we are available at any time, as well as effective and confidential communication and collaboration. We take a holistic approach as it relates to our assistance and representation: Together with you we develop custom tailored, pragmatic solutions that not only take applicable legal and criminal law considerations into account, but also optimally give due regard to the situation as it confronts you commercially, personally or as it relates to your enterprise.


JUVE, the leading industry handbook for corporate law firms, named the founder of the firm, Dr. Markus Rübenstahl, as a frequently recommended lawyer in white collar and criminal tax law matters for the years 2015-2017. Again, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2018 recommended him as one of Germany’s best lawyers in the criminal tax law category.  In light of this, it goes without saying that we place the utmost demands on our own professional work.  To help us in this endeavor, we closely follow and analyze the newest developments in our practice areas. In addition, we lecture in academic settings and regularly publish in professional journals. We routinely give presentations with a particular emphasis on tax and white collar crime issues.

Again, in 2018, Dr. Markus Rübenstahl was featured in Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers as one of the best lawyers in Germany in the area of criminal tax-law – more on this in his CV.



Dr. Markus Rübenstahl and co-writer Jonathan Wittig published the article "Strafrechtliche Unternehmenshaftung in Italien - Neues zum Legislativdekret Nr. 231 vom 8.6.2001" in the law journal RIW (Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft). The article follows his publishing of the fundamental description of the criminal corporate liability in Italy (published in 2012,

Dr. Markus Rübenstahl attends the Third Global White Collar Crime Institute in Prague as a panelist and speaks in the first plenary session about "extradition and red notice" under German Law. That one and a half day Institute in Prague, Czech Republic, is hosted by the American Bar Association Criminal

As Board Member & Research Coordinator at WisteV Attorney at Law Dr. Rübenstahl supports the orgnization of the joint event with the Strafrecht e.V. Friday, 11th October 2019 | 10:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs | Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M. Further information is coming soon!  
Dr. Markus Rübenstahl (Steuerstrafrecht) - Beste Anwälte 2018
Dr. Markus Rübenstahl - Best Lawyers 2019