Criminal Banking Law / Criminal Securities Law


The focus of our work on commercial crime at Pauka, von Dreden & Link is the criminal banking law and the criminal securities law. Hardly any other sectors in commercial criminallaw have undergone such constant changes in terms of their legal parameters, not least of all because of the financial crisis in 2007/2008, the federal deficit crisis in 2010/2011, and the ongoing Euro crisis from 2014 to the present. And our legislators have not rested: The Federal Republic of Germany will implement the European Union's guidelines in the area of market manipulation by the summer of 2016 which will result in a change in the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG). 

The law partners Pauka, von Dreden & Link have extensive knowledge of relevant substantive criminal law guidelines in criminal banking law and criminal securities law concerning special procedural regulations in accordance with the German Banking Law (KWG), the German Payment Services Regulation Law (ZAG), the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), and other banking and security law supervisory regulations. In addition to standard questions pertaining to criminal and regulatory law, we also work on all topics relating to bank regulations in terms of criminal law.  

In this area of law, we primarily represent banks and their employees, examine and develop preventative strategies, establish a course of action or guidelines, and take on the defense of clients.