White-collar crime expert Volker Rosengarten joins Noerr
Noerr is shoring up its position as a leading independent law firm. From 1 August Volker Rosengarten (45) will be joining Noerr’s Hamburg office as an equity partner, reinforcing the Compliance & Internal Investigations and Corporate & Financial Litigation practice groups.
Volker Rosengarten comes from US law firm Quinn Emanuel. His practice focuses on white-collar crime. This covers defending companies in criminal proceedings and fines proceedings, carrying out internal investigations and advising on compliance topics.
Volker Rosengarten has represented the interests of clients in some of the most prominent white-collar crime matters in Europe, including international football association FIFA in connection with investigations into suspected corruption and various banks in connection with the Panama Papers investigations, as well as companies in association fine proceedings under sections 30 and 130 German Administrative Fines Act due to alleged misconduct by management personnel or compliance breaches.
“We are delighted to have gained such a high-profile, internationally experienced white-collar criminal lawyer as Volker Rosengarten,” said Torsten Fett, Noerr’s co-managing partner and co-head of the firm’s Compliance & Investigations practice group. “The field of white-collar crime is of strategic importance for us, especially as part of the Compliance practice, but equally at the intersections to the other practice areas.”
“The importance of this area has increased even further since a corporate sanctions law has been publicly discussed,” added Sophia Habbe, co-head of the Compliance & Investigations practice group. “In addition, Volker Rosengarten will strengthen our financial litigation practice which also offers strategic points of contact and opportunities for growth for the partnership.”
Volker Rosengarten studied law in Göttingen and gained his doctorate from the University of Münster in 2009 after completing a thesis on regulatory law. Before moving to Quinn Emanuel, he worked at Allen & Overy for five years.