In which situations is it advisable to obtain a Legal Opinion?
In the context of criminal law, a Legal Opinion or memorandum from a lawyer can help to clarify whether a certain act is punishable or not. It always depends on asking the right questions first to understand the overall context and the relevant details. The Business Judgement Rule, which is particularly relevant in business life, can even oblige decision-makers to seek the expertise of a specialist in unclear cases.
Depending on the entrepreneurial background, the same action in one case may be lawful, and in another case, an unacceptable abuse of granted powers that can constitute the criminal offense of breach of trust. The same applies analogously to numerous other economic and corruption offences. Thus, a Legal Opinion can tell you whether a specific action in your individual situation poses a criminal risk or not.
What are the costs for obtaining a Legal Opinion?
A legal opinion can help you to demonstrate that you have acted on the basis of an expert opinion. We provide you with an objective, independent and carefully prepared legal opinion at the highest legal level. When it comes to costs, clarity and transparency are very important to us. It goes without saying that we provide you with a transparent and clear picture of the costs involved right from the start. In addition to traditional hourly rate solutions, we are also happy to offer you cost estimates and, if desired, fixed prices for our Legal Opinions.
We offer Legal Opinions on all aspects of criminal law. Our specialisations include, in particular, expert opinions and memoranda in the areas of White-Collar Criminal Law, Anti-Corruption, Corporate Criminal Law, Medical Criminal Law, Compliance, Whistleblowing and Whistleblower Protection Law.