Dr. Martin Schorn

Associated Partner
Practice Group: Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
Practice Group: Compliance & Investigations

Dr. Martin Schorn advises on all aspects related to white collar crime law issues. He represents companies, managers and private individuals in criminal investigations or fine proceedings, both as the party accused of committing a criminal act or the party which has suffered damage. He in particular, for example, advises companies which have suffered damage due to criminal acts with respect to the assertion of their civil law claims and their preparation and protection of such claims in criminal proceedings.

His expertise in particular includes corruption crime, also in an international context, as well as fraud and embezzlement and criminal law in relation to capital markets, insolvency and IT. Martin advises with a particular focus on the healthcare and IT industry with a particular focus on criminal law privacy regulation. Martin's advice includes support in cyber attacks and and loss of data.

He advises companies on the introduction, maintenance and review of compliance programmes and the organization and execution of internal investigations.


  • Commercial criminal law
  • Compliance
  • Internal Investigations
  • Asset Recovery
  • Regulatory offence
  • Cyber Crime


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

Selected Projects

  • Deutsche Bahn: Responsible advisor with respect to group-wide compliance procedures to combat money-laundering
  • BSH Hausgeräte GmbH: Comprehensive advice on group compliance management system with graduated integration of small and medium size entities
  • Engineering company: Responsible for internal investigations of an alleged antitrust infringement and alleged submission fraud
  • Major manufacturer of construction materials: Introduction of an international compliance system
  • Market-leading retailer: Implementation of procedures and structures for an international compliance system
  • Talanx Systeme: Extensive and regular expert advice on IT criminal law and IT compliance


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers (in cooperation with Handelsblatt Newspaper) Germany 2018, 2019, 2020 in the categorie "Criminal Defense"
  • Listed among "most renowned lawyers" for compliance in WIrtschaftswoche Magazine
  • Recommended lawyer for Compliance ("competent and cooperative"), Juve 2019
  • Listed in Legal 500 for Compliance as "specifically highlighted by clients"


  • Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung 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, in Der Betrieb 2019
  • Compliance für Start-ups - geringere Anforderungen acuh im Konzern (with Dr. Adriane Winter), in: CCZ 2019, pp.172 et seq.
  • Chapter "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 (withDr. 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), in: 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, in: 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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