The lawyer and specialized lawyer in criminal law Dr Andreas Grözinger is a partner in the law firm Gercke Wollschläger. He advises and defends companies, municipalities and individuals in all areas of the commercial criminal law. Apart from conventional defense, his activities also include preventive advice (so-called compliance) and the support to companies in damage cases (conduction of internal investigations, preparation of criminal charges). One focus of his activities is on advising in cases of cybercrime and the betrayal of trade secrets.
He is the author of the section “Cybercrime and Data Crime” in the “Munich Lawyers’ Handbook on Criminal Defense” (3rd ed. 2021, forthcoming). Currently, Dr Grözinger is defending the chief development officer of Porsche AG in the “diesel scandal” as well as several persons accused in “cum/ex” proceedings together with Professor Dr Gercke. In addition, he provides advice to a medium-sized company following a hacker attack and, most recently, headed an internal investigation at a large logistics company. The “Wirtschaftswoche” and the “Handelsblatt” (in cooperation with BestLawyers) rank Dr Grözinger among the most renowned lawyers in the field of commercial criminal law.
Dr Grözinger heads the working group ‘Criminal Procedure Law’ of the German Association for Commercial Criminal Law (WisteV). He is a member of the working group ‘Criminal Law’ of the German Institute for Compliance (DICO eV), the Criminal Law Committee of the Cologne Bar Association and the Hazard Prevention Law Committee of the German Bar Association.
He passed his first and second state exams in the district of the Higher Regional Court Cologne. Subsequent to his legal clerkship, which he completed inter alia at the Federal Ministry of Justice (Berlin), he did his doctorate at the University of Cologne on an IT-related criminal procedural subject. He joined the firm as a lawyer in the year 2017.
Dr Grözinger speaks German and English.