About Us

The law firm Pauka, von Dreden & Link specializes in criminal law and criminal procedure law including all related fields. Our main focus is on commercial criminallaw.

We combine years of experience in defending individual board members, executives, and employees in companies as well as private individuals in all stages of criminal proceedings with a high degree of specialization in consulting and representing companies in criminal law including preventative advice on avoiding risks in criminal law (criminal compliance).  

We work throughout Germany in these fields. Considering the increasing internationalization of criminal law and criminal prosecution practices, we have personal contacts and years of experience on the international stage. Moreover, we can also guarantee quality consultation and representation in other legal fields through our network of specialized colleagues.

Whether working as business consultants in criminal law or as defense counsels for the individual interests of our clients, we understand what special circumstances mean in criminal law investigative proceedings. We act quickly, guarantee precise knowledge of the substantive and procedural framework of the law, and have experience in dealing with participants in the legal process.



Areas of Law

We are experts in criminal law. As a criminal law office with an emphasis on commercial criminal law, the majority of our work involves consulting and representing companies, their boards, and employees. However, we also offer our clients comprehensive defense and consultation in general criminal law, even if they are not affiliated with a company.   

We have extensive knowledge of matters involving substantive criminal law, criminal procedure law, and applied law in areas such as:

Contact Us

Attorneys Pauka, von Dreden & Link

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 101

50668 Köln

Tel.: (0221) 913-925-0

Fax: (0221) 913-925-25

24/7-Emergency: 0163-62-62-404


Current Activities

August 6, 2015: In the "Handbook on Bankruptcy" by Kraemer, Vallender, Vogelsang (published by Stollfuß publishing house in Bonn), attorney Julia von Dreden and attorney Markus Lehmkühler (Bonn) commented on the regulations of criminal bankruptcy law.

July 20, 2015: Benedikt Pauka and Johannes Daners contributed to the “Neue Zeitschrift für das Recht der Insolvenz und Sanierung”, edition 15/2015 (NZI 2015, 646) on the topic of "Removing a Writ of Attachment by Opening Bankruptcy Proceedings on the Assets Secured."

July 8, 2015: The periodical "juve" and the newspaper Kölner Stadtanzeiger reported on Heiko Manteuffel.

July 1, 2015: The former senior public prosecutor in Cologne, attorney Heiko Manteuffel, joined Pauka, von Dreden & Link as an Of Counsel beginning July 2015.

June 13, 2015: The newspapers (Express, BILD) reported on evidence taken in the case involving the double murder in Bergisch-Gladbach.

May 9–11, 2015: Attorney and specialized lawyer in criminal law Johannes Daners held a lecture in along with attorney Jan Lam (Bremen) at the Conference on Trials in Freyburg (Unstrut) on the topic: "'I Can't Believe my Eyes': Possibilities of Documenting and Recording the Taking of Evidence in Trials."