Hannes Lubitzsch, LL.M.

Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Head of Compliance & Investigations

Hannes Lubitzsch heads the compliance practice of Noerr Moscow. He has been based in Russia since 2002.

Hannes advises clients on corporate investigations in Russia, compliance management systems in Russian organizations and compliance questions arising during operations in the former Soviet Republics.

He also advises on the Russian counter-measures to the US/EU economic sanctions and on issues surrounding sanctions compliance in Russia.

In addition, he frequently advises on M&A transactions relating to Russia, joint ventures of foreign investors with Russian partners and cross-border corporate law issues.


  • Corporate investigations in Russia
  • Anti-bribery & corruption
  • Sanctions compliance in Russia
  • Compliance in CIS member states
  • M&A transactions
  • Joint ventures


  • Studied law at the University of Constance (Germany)
  • Postgraduate studies at the University of Aberdeen (UK)
  • Many years with major international law firms in Moscow
  • At Noerr since 2011
  • Admitted to the Chamber of Lawyers of Saxony-Anhalt (Germany)
  • Registered with the Register of Foreign Lawyers at the Russian Ministry of Justice

Selected Projects

  • External ethics officer of the Russian Antidoping Agency RUSADA (10/2017 to 10/2018)


  • Recommended for white-collar crime in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • Recommended for corporate law in Russia, Best Lawyers 2020


  • German-Russian Lawyers' Association
  • Anti-Corruption Committee at the International Bar Association (IBA)

Selected Publications

  • Russian State Duma takes new counter-sanctions into summer break, Lexology, Mondaq, 07/2019
  • Comparing the anti-bribery and corruption legislation of Russia and other former Soviet republics - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, Lexology, Mondaq, 07/2019
  • Corporate liability for corruption in Russia: Enforcement and developments 2018/2019, noerr.com, 04/2019
  • Russian counter-sanctions: Review of 2018 and outlook for 2019, noerr.com, 01/2019
  • Pitfalls during corporate investigations in Russia, Lexology, Mondaq, 01/2019
  • Neue US-Sanktionen - Gegenstand und Umsetzung in der Europäischen Union und in Russland, WiRO, 12/2018 (with Dr Thomas Mundry and Dr Bärbel Sachs)
  • Bribery&Corruption 2019 | Russia, Global Legal Insights, 12/2018
  • Selbstanzeige von Unternehmen bei Bestechungsdelikten und Kartellverstößen in Russland, CCZ, 6/2018 (with Stefan Weber)
  • New tendency in Russia – Director liability for corporate fines, Lexology, Mondaq, 11/2018
  • Anti-Corruption and Bribery in Russia, in: Lexology Navigator, 11/2018
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