Criminal Defense Lawyer Torsten Hildebrandt

As a criminal defense lawyer, I am specialised in german tax criminal law. I defend individuals and businesses throughout Germany in proceedings concerning tax evasion, customs fraud and other crimes and offences pursuant Sec. 369 Fiscal Code of Germany (Abgabenordnung).


I represent my clients before all investigating authorities, in particular

  • the Criminal Investigation Division of the tax authorities and the Criminal Tax Counsel (Steuerfahndung, Bußgeld- und Strafsachenstelle)
  • the customs investigation offices and the the main customs office (Zollfahndung, Hauptzollamt)
  • prosecution (Staatsanwaltschaft) and in all kinds of german courts (Amtsgericht, Landgericht, Oberlandesgericht, Bundesgerichtshof, Finanzgericht, Bundesfinanzhof).

My professional specialization includes every aspect of the law concerning fiscal offenses, especially

  • defending in cases of tax evasion, illegal import, export, or transit of goods, smuggling (customs fraud), Tax-related administrative offences,
  • supporting taxpayers who are audited by the tax authority,
  • representing taxpayers in proceedings for legal remedy, out-of-court as well as in court (objections pursuant Sec. 347 Fiscal Code and Fiscal Court proceedings, including the Federal Fiscal Court of Germany),
  • and the preparation of voluntary disclosures of tax evasion to avoid punishment pursuant Sec. 371 Fiscal Code.

Due to my particular theoretical knowledge and practical experience, I was bestowed the titles of Bar-Certified Specialist for Criminal Law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht), Bar-Certified Specialist for Tax Law (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) and certified consultant for tax criminal law (Zertifizierter Berater für Steuerstrafrecht [DAA]).


Because of the my advanced specialization I am often recommended by as well as cooperate with other german firms and foreign law firms.

Contact us

Rechtsanwalt Torsten Hildebrandt

Meinekstraße 4

10719 Berlin



Tel: +49 30 398 898 23

Fax: +49 30 398 898 24


Hours (CET):

Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm

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