Dr. Julia Sophia Habbe

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Co-Head Compliance & Investigations
Practice Group: Capital Markets

Julia Sophia Habbe is a partner at Noerr’s Frankfurt office and heads the Compliance & Investigations practice group together with Torsten Fett.
She has extensive experience in complex compliance regulatory and internal investigations and advises on process and crisis management after such investigations. Julia Sophia Habbe represents listed and family-owned companies and their management bodies in compliance cases, in particular in the area of their accountability and liability. Another focus of here work is advising on corporate and capital markets law issues, including handling legal disputes before supervisory authorities and courts.

Before joining Noerr LLP, Julia Sophia Habbe worked in the Frankfurt office of a leading international law firm in the areas of dispute resolution and core corporate. She also completed secondments in the legal and compliance department and with the litigation and regulatory enforcement team of two international banks in Frankfurt am Main.
She regularly publishes articles on involving corporate, capital markets and civil procedure law issues.


  • Internal investigations
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Corporate and capital markets


  • Legal studies at the University of Heidelberg
  • Experience as lawyer in the corporate (focus core corporate) and litigation/dispute resolution practice grops at an international leading law firm in Frankfurt am Main  
  • Research assistant and doctorate at the Institute for German, European and International Medical Law, Public Health Law and Bioethics at the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim
  • At Noerr since 2015 
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyers 

Selected Projects

  • Deutsche Börse: Advising the supervisory board
  • Commerzbank: Advising the supervisory board and investigating the responsibility of the management board members for penalty payments in the US
  • DAX 30 companies, including Deutsche Bahn: Conducting large-scale internal investigations
  • Regional bank: Advising the management board and investigating the responsibility of the supervisory board members in connection with the purchase of structured products
  • Capricorn Nürburgring: Representing the race track company in court against an events agency for claims arising from a festival collaboration
  • Initiators of closed funds: Representing the client in court and settlement negotiations in connection with legal action by investors; supporting over 120 proceedings in total; preparing and helping to conduct contentious general meetings 


  • Recommended for capital market related disputes, corporate law and compliance by Legal 500 Germany (2018/2019)


  • Corporate Lawyers Association (VGR)
  • DAV - committee on commercial law

Selected Publications

  • Interne Untersuchungen – Status quo und Zukunftsbetrachtung (with Dr. Christian Pelz), Betriebs-Berater 2020, p. 1226 ff.
  • Rechtsrahmen für das Krisenmanagement im Unternehmen (with Prof. Dr. Michael Nietsch), Der Betrieb 2019
  • Frauen und Verhandlungserfolg - Eine Einführung in Female Negotiation Strategies, Springer Gabler 2019
  • Interne Untersuchungen durch den Aufsichtsrat, in Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift, 2019, p.27 ff.
  • Der Vorschlag der EU-Kommission zur Einführung von Musterklagen aus deutscher Perspektive (with Dr Konrad Gieseler), in Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht 2018, p. 227 ff.
  • Interne Untersuchungen als Ausübung der Überwachungspflicht des Aufsichtsrats (with Dr Torsten Fett), in Die Aktiengesellschaft 2018, p. 257 ff.
  • „Female Negotiation Strategies” - Frauen verhandeln anders! in Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement 2017, p. 58 ff.
  • Einführung von Musterleistungsklagen in Verbraucherangelegenheiten - Effizienzsteigerung oder Systembruch? (with Dr Konrad Gieseler), in Betriebs-Berater 2016, p. 3018 ff.
  • Beweiserleichterungen bei (angeblich) fehlerhaften Ad-hoc-Mitteilungen? (with Dr Konrad Gieseler), in Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2016, p. 454
  • Pflicht des Anlageberaters zur Aufklärung über die Möglichkeit der Aussetzung der Anteilsrücknahme bei Erwerb einer Beteiligung an einem offenen Immobilienfonds?, in Zeitschrift für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht 01/2016 p. 7 ff.
Download Publications


  • Compliance – Gefahren ausgeblendet, Handelsblatt, 05.10.2021, p. 10 
  • Wie Unternehmen intern ermitteln, Handelsblatt online, 23.09.2019
  • Chef, ich will mehr!, FAZ, 15.12.2018 
  • Crisis Management 2018 – Noerr-Studie zeigt, was deutsche Unternehmen am meisten fürchten, Handelsblatt, 12.12.2018