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Hellen Schilling

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kempf schilling + partner Rechtsanwälte

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kempf schilling + partner Rechtsanwälte
Frankfurt am Main
Phone 1: +49 69 90749780

Chapter

Germany

Bio

Admission & Qualifications

Frankfurt Bar (admitted to all German Courts, except the Federal Court of Justice in Civil law matters)

 

Education

1999   Frankfurt University, First State Exam

2004     Second State Exam, Admittance to practice as an Attorney (Rechtsanwältin)

2004     University Frankfurt, PhD with the thesis “Illegal Evidence  - A study of evidentiary procedure in criminal litigation”

2007    Approval as Specialist for Criminal Law

2017 Appointed as a judge at the Hessian Bar Court (Hessischer Anwaltsgerichtshof)

 

Professional Profile

Following her studies, Hellen first worked as a paralegal at the law firm Pünder Vollhard Weber & Axster /Clifford Chance in Frankfurt am Main in its white collar crime practice and then as an assistant at the Institute for Criminology at the University of Frankfurt/Main, obtaining a doctoral degree in 2004 with a dissertation on the evidentiary procedure in criminal proceedings. During her law clerkship, she also worked in the criminal law practice group of Kingsley Napley Solicitors in London.

Hellen acts as defence counsel and advisor for both individuals and businesses, primarily in the field of white collar crime, including preventive counselling. The focus of her practice is in the areas of corruption, embezzlement, asset recovery and compliance, where she acts as defence counsel in trial and appeal proceedings before the Federal Court of Justice, as well as in referral proceedings before the European Court of Justice, and represents and supports witnesses, acts as advisor and counsel during the process of filing a criminal complaint and represents and acts on behalf of companies, such as in recovery procedures. She also acts as counsel in third party interventions before the European Court of Human Rights.

Hellen is an instructor on criminal law at Deutsche AnwaltAkademie, the advanced education institute of the German bar, is active as a speaker and regularly publishes articles on criminal law topics. She is a permanent member of the staff of the law journal HRRS Online-Zeitschrift für höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Strafrecht (www.hrrs.de) and is a member of the supervisory board of the journal for white collar crime and corporate liability, ZWH Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsstrafrecht und Haftung im Unternehmen. 

Representative Matters

Representing former CEO of Babcock Borsig in a bankruptcy case; representing former Siemens board member in a bribery case; representing former Deutsche Bank CEO in a fraud case; representing British banker in tax evasion case re Cum/Ex-transactions; representing several witnesses in relation to “Diesel”-investigations; representing several appeals of major companies in antitrust cases; regular counselling of companies in compliance matters

 

Recommended

Listed in several rankings including Juve, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, Focus

 
Selected Publications

Diskrepanzen beim Vermögensschaden – Eine Analyse der aktuellen Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichtshofs, NStZ 2018, 316 ff.

Non-conviction-based Confiscation – Ein Fremdkörper im neuen Recht der strafrechtlichen Vermögensabschöpfung?, StV 2018, 49 ff. (with Yannic Hübner)

Praxiskommentar zu BGH, Urt. v. 4.10.2017 – 2 StR 260/17 (Vermögensschaden), NStZ 2018, 214 ff.

Das Gesetz zur Reform des strafrechtlichen Vermögensabschöpfung, StraFo 2017, 305 ff. (with Dr. Johannes Corsten und Yannic Hübner)

Kommentierung §§ 73-76a StGB, §§ 430-443 StPO, in: Esser/Rübenstahl/Saliger/Tsambikakis (Hg.), Kommentar zum Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, 2017

Kommentierung §§ 93, 111 AktG, in: Leitner/Rosenau (Hg.), Nomos Kommentar Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafrecht, 2017 (with Eberhard Kempf)

Book review Karlsruher Kommentar zur Strafprozessordnung, NJW 2014, 1644 ff.

Der Unternehmensanwalt, in: Volk (Hg.); Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Verteidigung in Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafsachen, § 10, 2. Aufl, 2013 (with Eberhard Kempf)

Sicherstellung elektronischer Daten und „selektive Datenlöschung", HRRS 2013, 207 ff. (with Dr. Carsten Rudolph und Nicolai Kuntze)

Strafprozessuale Rückgewinnungshilfe, in: Knieriem/Rübenstahl/Tsambikakis (Hg.), Handbuch Internal Investigations, 2013, Kapitel 16 (with Dr. Gerwin Janke)

Revisionsrichterliche Rechtsfortbildung in Strafsachen, NJW 2012, 1849 ff. (with Eberhard Kempf)

Aktuelles zur Vermögensabschöpfung oder: Der Verfall hat die Wirklichkeit des Strafverfahrens erreicht, StraFo 2011, 128 ff.

Doppelter Verfall? – Zur Frage mehrfacher Vermögensabschöpfung bei Straftaten mit Auslandsbezug, HRRS 2008, 492 ff. (with Dr. Markus Rübenstahl Mag.iur)

Anmerkung zu BGH, Beschl. v. 20.3.2008 – 1StR 488/07, StraFo 2008, 305 ff. (with Antje Klötzer-Assion)

Vermögensabschöpfung. Strategien bei (drohendem) Verfall von Grundrechten, 2007 (with Eberhard Kempf)

Nepper, Schlepper, Bauernfänger – zum Tatbestand strafbarer Werbung (§ 16 Abs. 1 UWG), wistra 2007, 41 ff. (with Eberhard Kempf)

Bürokratisierung von Menschenrechten – Zur Vermögenssicherung im Ermittlungsverfahren, StraFo 2006, 180 ff. (with Eberhard Kempf)

Illegale Beweise. Eine Untersuchung zum Beweisverfahren im Strafprozess, 2004

 

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Asset Forfeiture/Restitutio
  • Corporate Crime
  • Internal Investigations
  • White Collar Crime