Dr. André-M. Szesny, LL.M., partner at the Düsseldorf office of law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, was again recognized as Top Lawyer in White Collar and Criminal Compliance in the current issue of Wirtschaftswoche magazine. An expert jury ranked the specialist lawyer in corporate criminal law and tax criminal law among the top 25 in both categories for the second time. In 2012, Szesny had already been recognized as one of the best lawyers in White Collar and Criminal Compliance.
Wirtschaftswoche's ranking of the 25 top law firms in the field of Compliance serves companies as a guideline when looking for the right advisor to avoid criminal offenses and other cases of liability. In the category of White Collar, the Wirtschaftswoche ranking offers assistance when searching the appropriate lawyer in cases of criminal crisis.
Szesny has been working as a lawyer focusing on white collar and criminal compliance nationwide since 2005. In 2008, he joined Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, where he co-founded the White Collar and Criminal Compliance Practice Group. Szesny advises and defends national and international corporations and individuals both preventively and in pending white collar trials. His main areas involve avoiding of corruption, money laundering, and capital market offenses.
Background information on the selection method:
The selection of lawyers for Compliance is based on extensive research and comprises three steps. In the initial step, database research and experts' meetings served to identify 71 law firms and 240 lawyers, who have made a name for themselves in the field of Compliance. In a second round, these names were categorized by 27 experts from leading law firms. Ranking one's own firm or person was prohibited. In the third step, a jury evaluated the 42 firms, whose lawyers were classified above average, according to success, experience, specialization, and strength of the team. The 25 law firms with the most points made it into the ranking.