Dr Vivien Veit

Certified Investigation Expert (CIE)


  • Criminal law (business crimes)
  • Law relating to fiscal offences
  • Corporate compliance

Dr Veit defends and advises individuals and companies in all areas of the law relating to economic offences. A further specialisation is preventive consulting in criminal law (compliance). This includes the preparation of compliance guidelines, the execution of corruption audits and internal investigations. Dr Veit also advises companies on the use of criminal law as a supporting measure within the framework of civil law disputes.


What others say

Recommended lawyer for compliance – Legal 500 Germany 2020


Leading lawyer for compliance 2020 – WirtschaftsWoche Top-Kanzleien 2020


One of the most frequently recommended lawyers for criminal defense law – Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® "Germany's Best Lawyers 2020"


Recent work

  • Corruption audit for subsidiaries of a DAX company; Assisting internal investigations into, and the clarification of, pertinent facts and circumstances
  • Preparation of criminal complaints for various companies/public institutions and advice throughout the resultant criminal proceedings
  • Defence of a former branch manager of a German bank against a suspicion of corruption in business transactions 

Further qualifications and memberships

  • Lecturer on legal management at the Fresenius University of Cologne
  • Lecturer on compliance and corporate criminal law at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
  • Member of the Mönchengladbach Lawyers' Association (Anwaltverein Mönchengladbach)
  • Member of the Working Group on Criminal Law at the German Lawyers Association (ARGE Strafrecht beim Deutschen Anwaltverein)
  • Member of Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e. V. (WisteV)
  • Member of the German Institute for Compliance (DICO) and of the DICO Working Group on Criminal Law
  • Leader of the advanced working group on criminal law at the Regional Court of Mönchengladbach, 2013 to 2016


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)


Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 2001 to 2006
  • Research assistant at the Chair for Criminal Law and the Law of Criminal Proceedings, in particular Corporate Criminal Law (Prof. Dr Mark Deiters) at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf as well as at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, as well as positions at the German Embassy Washington DC and in the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Beijing, 2008 to 2010
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) at Kapellmann since 2010
  • PhD on the Criminal Law on Corruption, 2012
  • Attended the advanced training programme Certified Investigation Expert (CIE) at Steinbeis University Berlin, 2013 to 2014