Not just law.




Studies of law and business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and University of Regensburg, doctorate (Dr. jur.) in antitrust law (merger control in oligopoly cases), Post Graduate Studies at the College of Law of the University of Illinois, USA (Master of Laws, LL.M.). | Admitted to the bar in 1989 and qualified as tax advisor in 1995. Associate und partner in several international law firms in Munich, Frankfurt and New York: Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partners, Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster (today: Clifford Chance), Schürmann & Partners, Coudert Brothers (Head of Capital Markets Germany). Advising major international corporations, banks, managers and high net worth individuals in the areas of corporate law, financing, M & A and tax planning. In addition, criminal law advice and defense in the areas of white collar crime, tax evasion, forensic services. | More than two years member of the executive board of  an internationally active listed stock corporation in charge of corporate development, M & A and law. | In 2002 opening of FRANKE in Berlin with the services in the fields of white collar crime, tax evasion, directors´ and officers´ liability and commercial and tax litigation. Advice, representation and criminal defense using the know-how gained from previous work in major international law firms.




German Bar Association | Criminal Law Working Group of the German Bar Association | GermanCriminal Defense Lawyers Association | White Collar Crime Law Association | Berlin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | European Criminal Bar Association | European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers | National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, USA 

Berlin Merchants and Industrialists Association | German Council on Foreign Relations | Promotion Circle of

Friends of Komische Oper Berlin  | Promotion Circle of Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz 


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Dr. Werner Franke, LL.M. (USA)  Rechtsanwalt  Steuerberater | Schlüterstraße 37, 10629 Berlin | Tel +49.30.8803200   Fax +49.30.22185388