Dr Martin Schorn

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Compliance & Investigations
Practice Group: Healthcare

Martin Schorn advises on all aspects of white collar crime law issues. He represents companies, managers and private individuals in criminal investigations and fine proceedings, both as the party accused of committing a criminal act or the party suffering damage. He assists companies who have suffered damage due to criminal acts in asserting civil law claims and preparing and protecting such claims in criminal proceedings.

Martin´s key areas of expertise include corruption offences crime (also in an international context) as well as fraud and embezzlement and criminal law relating to capital markets, insolvency and IT. Martin´s sector focus is on the healthcare and IT industries, especially criminal data protection regulation, where he offers support in cyber attacks and loss of data.

He also advises companies on the introduction, maintenance and review of compliance programmes and the organisation and conduct of internal investigations.


  • White-collar crime
  • Compliance &Internal investigations
  • Asset recovery
  • Regulatory offences
  • Cyber crime


  • Studied law at the University of Bonn
  • Experience at S. Horowitz & Co. Law Firm, Tel Aviv (Israel)
  • At Noerr since 2008
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Deutsche Bahn: Acting as responsible advisor with respect to group-wide compliance procedures to combat money-laundering
  • BSH Hausgeräte GmbH: Providing comprehensive advice on the group´s compliance management system with graduated integration of small and medium-sized entities
  • Engineering company: Taking responsibility for internal investigations of an alleged antitrust infringement and alleged submission fraud
  • Major manufacturer of construction materials: Advising on the introduction of an international compliance system
  • Market-leading retailer: Implementigation procedures and structures for an international compliance system
  • Talanx Systeme: Providing extensive and regular expert advice on IT criminal law and IT compliance


  • Listed in the category "Criminal Defense "of Best Lawyers in Germany (in cooperation with Handelsblatt newspaper) Germany 2018 to 2020.
  • Listed among the "most renowned compliance lawyers" in WirtschaftsWoche magazine
  • Recommended lawyer for compliance ("competent and cooperative"), JUVE Handbook (2019)
  • Listed for compliance as "specifically highlighted by clients", Legal 500


  • German white-collar criminal law association WisteV
  • German Israeli Lawyer's Association
  • German Israeli Economic Association
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers

Selected Publications

  • Geplante Änderungen im Geldwäscherecht, Der Betrieb 2019
  • Compliance für Start-ups - geringere Anforderungen auch im Konzern (with Dr. Adriane Winter), CCZ 2019, pp.172 et seq.
  • Chapter on -Strafrecht- in Bräutigam, IT-Outsourcing und Cloud-Computing: Eine Darstellung aus rechtlicher, technischer, wirtschaftlicher und vertraglicher Sicht, 2019
  • Chapter -Die Entwicklung eines Europäischen Sanktionsrechts am Beispiel der EU- Datenschutzgrundverordnung-, in Jahrbuch Wirtschaftsstrafrecht und Organverantwortlichkeit, 2018 (with Dr. Jacob Böhringer)
  • Geldwäscherechtliche Pflichten für Syndikusrechtsanwälte – Infektionsgefahr für Arbeitgeber? (with Dr. Christian Pelz), NJW 2018, 1351 et seq.
  • Reform des Rechts der strafrechtlichen Vermögensabschöpfung (with Dr. Maximilian Utz), CB 2017, issue 7, pp. 255 et seq.
  • - Mandantenakten in die Cloud – die Neugestaltung der strafrechtlichen Verschwiegenheitspflicht-, StraFo 2017, 491 et seq.
  • Die Diskussion um die Einführung eines Unternehmensstrafrechts in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Jahrbuch Wirtschaftsstrafrecht und Organverantwortlichkeit
  • Strafrechtliche Risiken des unwirksamen öffentlich-rechtlichen Vertrags (with Christian Alexander Mayer), in: KommJur 2015, pp. 86 et seq.
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements nach neuem britischen Recht – Perspektiven für unter-nehmensinterne Compliance und Investigations, (with Johanna Sprenger), in: CCZ 2014, p. 211
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