Dr. Markus Adick

Certified lawyer for criminal law

Tel +49 228 286292 20
Fax +49 228 286292 29


Markus Adick is a certified lawyer for criminal law.
For several years, business media have ranked him among the most renowned lawyers for criminal tax law and white collar law in Germany.

Before starting his own practice, he worked for large commercial law firms (Clifford Chance and Flick Gocke Schaumburg) and for a leading criminal law boutique. Markus Adick studied law in Passau, Freiburg and Osnabrück. He completed additional training in business administration and earned his doctorate with a thesis on the breach of trust by corporate executives. A large number of specialist publications and regular lectures prove his academic commitment.


He ist lecturer for white-collar crime at the University of Mannheim. Furthermore, he is a lecturer for white-collar crime in the Master of Financial Law program at the Frankfurt School of Business & Finance as well as a member of the advisory board of the Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsstrafrecht und Haftung (ZWH).


Markus Adick can refer to a large number of recommendations and rankings.

In market guides and lawyers’ rankings he is described as “highly skilled and professional” as well as “calm and assertive” who “negotiates extremely well” and works as “creative coordinator in complex cases” with a “very good instinct”. Together with his former partner he won the prestigious award “JUVE Law Firm of the Year for Commercial and Tax Criminal Law” in 2019. In 2018 JUVE ranked him among the “40 under 40” best up and coming lawyers in Germany. In 2020, Who’s Who Legal recognised him as Future Leader in the category Investigations. In its annual ranking Legal500 recognized Markus inter alia as “the benchmark in criminal tax law”.

His most recent engagements include:

  • Representation of a major international law firm in connection with investigation proceedings following wage tax corrections
  • Defence of managing director of Sparkasse in connection with investigation on tax offences of customers
  • Advice to startup company from the health sector on tax risks of distribution models
  • Defence of several bank officers and traders in so-called “Cum/Ex” proceedings
  • Defense of CEO of European automotive supplier regarding alleged VAT offence
  • Defence of managing director car manufacturer in connection with technical deviations
  • Advice on the development and implementation of a Compliance Management System (CMS) for a company with European corporate structure