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Andre-M. Szesny, LL.M.

Andre-M. Szesny, LL.M.



  • Capital Market Compliance
  • Capital Market Criminal Law
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Criminal Law

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WSG Leadership

IBA Group
White Collar Crime Group
André Szesny was admitted to the bar in 2005 and has been a partner with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek since 2013.

He specializes in business regulation, criminal compliance and criminal defense of individuals and corporations. He advises and defends clients in high-profile regulatory disputes, especially criminal proceedings. In the past, he represented private economy corporations and public enterprises, board members and advisory board members, i. a. in cross-border investigations.

He is a visiting lecturer at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and editor of the professional journal WisteV-Journal. He authored several essays and book chapters dealing with financial market criminal law, internal investigations and criminal procedure and was rated a leading lawyer in corporate and criminal compliance by the WirtschaftsWoche.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2005


LL.M. Programm White Collar Crime at University of Osnabrueck, Germany
University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Leiden University, The Netherlands
Areas of Practice

Capital Market Compliance | Capital Market Criminal Law | Compliance | Corporate Criminal Law | Criminal Compliance | Dispute Resolution | Environmental Criminal Law | Tax Criminal Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    Deutscher Anwalt Verein (Germany Lawyers' Ass.)
    Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung (WisteV)


American Chamber of Commerce Expert Briefing: German Anti Corruption Legislation (2013)
BehördenSpiegel: Compliance for public companies (2013)
Public Prosecution Authority Düsseldorf: Capital Market Criminal Law (2009)
North Rine Westfalia State Police: Capital Market Criminal Law (2011, 2012)

Professional Activities and Experience

VBB Verjans Boettger Berndt, Duesseldorf, Germany
Wessing II - Verjans, Duesseldorf, Germany
Research assistant at University of Osnabrueck, Germany

COVID-19 And Its Impact on Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

Criminal justice and public prosecution offices are also impacted by the protective measures taken nationwide to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that Germany is “powering down the systems” to deal with the pandemic has implications not only for criminal proceedings that are already underway but also for future ones...

Also a Task for Corporate Compliance: Violations of Curfews and Quarantine are Punishable
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic brings to light penal and fine regulations that have hitherto led a shadowy existence. In particular, quarantine requirements and curfews and the punishability of violations thereof are currently under discussion. Companies and executives must also familiarize themselves with the provisions and official orders to avoid sanctions. Violations of curfews and requirements by authorities as well as quarantine violations are punishable by fines or even imprisonment...

The German Federal Ministry of Justice Submits a Proposal for a Corporate Sanctions Act
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, August 2019

The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) has submitted its long-awaited proposal for a Corporate Sanctions Act (VerSanG). When corporate crimes are committed, it is making provisions for independently prosecuting the entire organization in addition to prosecuting single perpetrators...

Additional Articles


Keine Garantenpflicht von Vorstandsmitgliedern oder Geschäftsführern gegenüber Dritten zur Verhinderung von Vermögensschäden, Anm. zu BGH, Urt. v. 10.7.2012 – VI ZR 341/10, WiJ 2013, 33 (www.wi-j.de)

Kommentierung der §§ 324-330d StGB (Umweltstrafrecht), in Leipold/Tsambikakis/Zöller (Editor.), AnwaltKommentar StGB, 2011

more publications: see http://www.heuking.de/en/anwaelte/profil/szesny-llm.html

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