| In the meantime, criminal law covers all fields of life, economic
activities and also the citizens' everyday life. In this connection,
criminal law by no means refers just to the classical field of criminality,
but can, for example, already take effect in the case of a manager's
disputed business decision or through a works manager's moment of inattentiveness
with in part serious consequences which can also extend beyond the actual
sanction (e.g. image damage for companies). Aspects such as the increasing
growth of litigation as well as progressive internationalisation bring
companies and their decision makers – but also citizens e.g. in
the field of tax law – ever more in the danger of coming into
contact with criminal law aspects.
Preventive counselling is thus gaining in importance alongside the classical defence. Competence in criminal law practice thus requires appropriate specialisation. Close links to colleagues outside of criminal law and specialists in non-juridical disciplines guarantee optimal care.