November 12, 2020

Participation in the 22nd IWW Congress Practice tax criminal law.

October 14, 2020

Upon suspension of the preliminary enquiry against my client, the latter claims damages for compensation pursuant to StrEG, the German law on compensation for criminal proceedings. The Local Court of Düsseldorf agrees with the defense and orders the fiscal authorities to compensate my client for the search both of his own home and of the company premises where my client is a managing partner.

October 13, 2020

On the fourth day of trial, the Local Court of Neuss closes, as per § 153a of the German Code of Criminal Procedure, the criminal proceedings against my client, the former managing director of a company, for suspicion of delaying insolvency proceedings and withholding and embezzling wages, in agreement with all the involved parties, against a fine of EUR 1,500.

October 13, 2020

Participation in the TeleTax event: Tax investigation - the most important from the point of view of the tax advisor.

September 24, 2020

Participation in the TeleTax event: New obligations for tax advisors under the Money Laundering Act (GwG).

September 14, 2020

The public prosecutor of Düsseldorf follows the defense's suggestions and is investigating the client, a managing director of a corporation, on suspicion of infidelity in accordance with §153 of the StPO (German Code of Criminal Procedure).

August 25, 2020

Participation in "Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut" seminar: Interfaces Insolvency Law and Corporate Law - Current BGH case law.

August 17, 2020

The Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Greifswald opens the doctoral procedure on the basis of my dissertation: "The economic criminal law mandate under the criminal law insurance for companies and managers".

July 23, 2020

The public prosecutor of Düsseldorf discontinued the preliminary proceedings against the client, the managing director of a corporation, in which he was accused of evading value-added tax in the amount of several million euros, in accordance with § 170 (2) of the German Code of Criminal Procedure (StPO) for lack of sufficient suspicion.

May 26, 2020

Participation in the event organized by DüsseldorferAnwaltsservice: "Best of" manager liability, shareholder liability, remuneration, reorganization law, private insolvency, rescission.

May 15, 2020

After approximately six years of investigations, the public attorney’s office of Düsseldorf suspends the preliminary enquiry against my client for suspicion of fraud, bankruptcy and delaying insolvency proceedings, due to lack of probable cause and insignificance. The public attorney's office therefore agrees with the reasoning provided by the defense during the preliminary enquiry. With regard to any claims for compensation by my client for financial losses incurred by a search, the public attorney’s office refers to the legal compensation procedures.

April 24, 2020

Participation in the event of the German Lawyers' Institute: Shareholder, manager and consultant liability in insolvency - focus: COVID -19- Pandemic - Insolvency Suspension Act of 25 March 2020.

April 21, 2020

Participation in the event of the SteuerberaterAkademie Düsseldorf: preparation of procedural documentation according to GoBD.

March 19, 2020

During the so-called “objection proceedings” pursuant to German administrative law, the German Employment Agency rescinds its previous decision to deny payment of unemployment benefits to a former managing director, and decides now to pay such benefits. The costs of these proceedings are to be borne by the Federal Employment Agency.

February 7, 2020

Participation in the annual conference of wistros e.V. at the University of Osnabrück. Topic: "The protection of business and trade secrets in companies and preliminary proceedings".

January 17/18, 2020

Participation in the annual conference of WISTEV e.V., on the subject of: "Primary and secondary law in commercial criminal law."

Bernd Guntermann, LL.M.

Attorney at Law
Master of Laws (criminal business law)
Specialist attorney for tax law
Specialist attorney for commercial and corporate law
Specialist attorney for criminal law

Königsallee 31
40212 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 (0)211 3230555
Fax: +49 (0)211 132224
Immediate support in the event of search warrants or arrests:
 +49 (0)172 2042798