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CompetencesAutomotive & Mobility Compliance & Internal Investigations Health Information Technology & Telecommunication Law Information Technology, Telecommunication White-Collar Crimes & Tax Offences
Jörg Bielefeld is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT‘s Frankfurt and Munich office and Head of the White Collar Crime and Compliance practice. His area of expertise comprises the whole field of white collar and tax crime, compliance consulting and criminal defence. He advises national and international companies on the detection and prosecution of irregularities within the companies (Corporate Investigation), on investigations performed by law enforcement and regulatory authorities (Corporate Defence) and on prevention (Corporate Prevention & Criminal Compliance). Jörg Bielefeld further defends individuals in the whole area of white collar and tax crime. He is particularly specialised in advising companies on criminal and administrative offences with the early defence against impending sanctions, having another focus on providing advice in complex compliance cases, both in an international and national context. In his practice he has developed an industry focus in the sectors automotive, banking, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, IT and telecommunication as well as aviation.
Jörg Bielefeld studied law at the Universities of Gießen and Osnabrück and, after his legal traineeship which he partly spent in New York City, was admitted to the German Bar in 2003. He has been working with BEITEN BURKHARDT since 2006, became Salary Partner in 2009 and Equity Partner in 2012. Before joining BEITEN BURKHARDT, Jörg Bielefeld worked as a lawyer in the white collar crime practice of Clifford Chance in Frankfurt am Main.
Jörg Bielefeld is recommended for White Collar Law in Germany.
(EXPERTGUIDES White Collar Crime 2020)
Jörg Bielefeld is "TOP Lawyer 2020" for Compliance Law.
Jörg Bielefeld is recommend for Compliance Law.
- Criminal Law Working Party of the German Lawyers Association
- European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)
- Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V. (German Association of White-Collar Crime Lawyers)
Publications / Lectures
German Corporate Sanctions Act (VerSanG-E) 2.0 - What results from the "official"draft?
in: Compliance-Berater 07/2020
Effective organizational culture, risk- and compliance culture to avoid liability
in: Compliance-Berater, 06/2020
German Corporate Sanctions Act (VerSanG-E) - Official!
in: Comliance-Berater, 06/2020
Cooperation under the Association Sanctions Act: How Others Do It - Lessons from the UK and USA
in: Compliance-Berater, 1–2/2020, p. 8 ff.
Supervisory Board Member as Mini Jobber - Questionable Awo Transactions
Jörg Bielefeld (multiple quotes on the "Awo Scandal")
in: FAZ of 13 December 2019, No. 290, p. 31
Interdisciplinary view of compliance culture
in: Compliance Dezember 2019/Januar 2020, p.10
Cooperation with Criminal Prosecutors in Accordance with the Draft law on German Corporate Sanctions Act
in: Compliance-Berater, 11/2019, p. 413 ff.
Everything is going to Change
in: Compliance-Berater-Editorial, 11/2019
German Corporate Sanctions Act - Cooperation with Prosecutors
in: Compliance-Newsletter, November 2019, p. 7
The victim compensation procedure under the new law on asset recovery - opportunity and risk at the same time
Jörg Bielefeld und Timo Handel
in: wistra, 01/2019, p. 9 ff.
Sanctions against Companies for Compliance Violations: Current Developments and Trends
in: Fraud & Compliance Management: Trends, Entwicklungen, Perspektiven, Hans-Willi Jackmuth, Christian de Lamboy and Peter Zawilla (Publisher), Frankfurt School Publisher, 2018
New Impetus for Internal Investigations - How the Coalition Agreement influences Internal Surveys
in: Compliance, 04/2018, p. 2
Asset Recovery and Compliance
in: Compliance, 09/2017, p. 2
CEO Fraud is making Steam in the Compliance Discussion
in: Compliance-Berater, 3/2017
New risks for Companies: What is in Store for Traders in Goods under the (amended) 4th EU Money Laundering Directive
Jörg Bielefeld and Dr. Lenard Wengenroth
in: Betriebs Berater, 42/2016, p. 2499 ff.
Role Models are Needed - Why every Company needs a Functioning Compliance Culture
Jörg Bielefeld (Interview)
in: Kölner Stadtanzeiger and Kölnischen Rundschau, 7.10.2016
Anti-Corruption Law puts Healthcare in the Focus of Law Enforcement
in: Compliance, 3/2016, p. 2
Ban on Seizure of Defence Documents from Internal Investigations - Practical Consequences of the Decision of the Braunschweig Regional Court of 21 July 2015
Jörg Bielefeld and Dr Lenard Wengenroth
in: Compliance Berater, 3/2016, p. 79 ff.
Anti-Corruption 2.0 - Practical Implications of the Federal Government's Draft Law on Combating Corruption
Jörg Bielefeld and Dr Lenard Wengenroth
in: Compliance-Berater, 10/2015, p. 367 ff.
Everyone should be the best CO
in: Compliance, Edition June 2015
Companies are facing a dilemma
in: Compliance, Edition 04/2015, p. 7
Compliance - ISO-Standard 19600
in: Compliance, February 2015, p. 2
Using the instruments - Plea against an Independent Corporate Criminal Law
in: DeutscherAnwaltSpiegel, Edition 02, 23 January 2013, p. 4ff
Guest Appearance on 07 Octobre 2015 on FINANCE-TV about: the Emissions Scandal also raises Compliance Issues at VW;
Jörg Bielefeld regularly gives Lectures on Corporate Investigation and Prevention & Criminal Compliance.