The law firm Dr. Velke was founded in April 2016 by Dr. Anouschka Velke. It provides legal advice in all matters of white collar and tax crime. Private individuals as well as companies in need of support concerning criminal law questions count among its clients.
The focus of its legal advice is the defense against criminal accusations as well as the support of companies in the case of punishable behaviour of their employees, especially to avoid a loss of reputation or a profit skimming.
The focus of the law firm Dr. Velke is to lead its clients efficiently and without reputation damage out of a criminal proceeding. A trusting client-lawyer relationship is as indispensable as the realistic evaluation of the accusation.
For the development of a legal defense strategy juridical expertise and psychological sensitiveness in dealing with the investigating authorities is required.
The highest priority is to achieve the best result for the clients and to settle the proceeding as quickly and silently as possible.
Dr. Anouschka Velke was born in France and grew up in Germany. Already during her juridical studies at Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe-University in Frankfurt, she focused on criminal law. After her studies, she did a doctorate on a criminal trial-juridical subject.
In 2004 Dr. Velke was admitted as a lawyer. In 2007, she was appointed as a specialist lawyer for criminal law and graduated the LL.M. program for white-collar crime at the University of Osnabruck.
Dr. Anouschka Velke started her professional career in 2004 at the highly recommended law firm for white collar and tax crime Prof. Dr. Hamm and partner.
From 2007 she belonged to the renowned law firm Dr. Dörr and colleagues. From 2011 until 2016, she headed the department for white collar and tax crime at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Frankfurt. Having more than 16 years of experience, she founded the law firm Dr. Velke in April 2016.
Dr. Anouschka Velke was for the first time praised in 2016 by the distinguished German economic news paper “Handelsblatt” to be one of the best German Lawyers in the field of criminals defense. Again in 2017 she was listed in Best Lawyers as one of Germany’s best lawyers in the field of white-collar crime law. Since then she has received annual awards in this field.
Dr. Velke was in 2019 and in 2020 praised by the German economic periodical “Wirtschaftswoche” to be a first class lawyer and her office to be a first class law firm in the field of white-collar crime law. For this survey, Wirtschaftswoche had questioned 775 lawyers specialized in the areas of criminal defense and economic offenses in order to name their most reputable colleagues.
In 2020, the law firm Dr. Velke was named the leading law firm in the field of white-collar crime by the magazine Focus. The award was based on a colleague survey of more than 16,000 specialist lawyers.
The law firm Dr. Velke advices in all areas of commercial and tax criminal law. It represents private individuals as well as companies and becomes active in all stages of criminal and administrative offence proceedings.
If necessary, other experts will be involved to successfully defend against the accusation at hand.
The law firm Dr. Velke has trusted long-term relationships to numerous specialists such as tax advisors and lawyers that the firm can recommend to its clients in case of need.