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Prof. Dr Schumann defends and advises individuals and companies in all areas of white-collar, occupational, and corporate criminal law. In his legal advice to companies, he focuses in particular on the area of compliance. Prof. Dr Schumann defends clients against criminal accusations in local, regional and federal courts. He also assists and represents companies and their employees as victims and witnesses in corporate criminal proceedings.

Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 1995 to 2000
  • Research assistant at a prominent law firm in Bonn, 1996 bis 2002
  • Research assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law (Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Puppe, Chair of criminal law, law of criminal procedure and legal theory) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2002 to 2004
  • Legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court Cologne, 2001 to 2004
  • Doctoral studies and PhD on criminal law, with a doctoral thesis on counterfeiting of electronic payment cards, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2000 to 2004
  • Lawyer at a law firm in Bonn, 2004 to 2007
  • Habilitation on the subjects of criminal law, law of criminal procedure and philosophy of law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2006 to 2014
  • Interim professorships at the universities of Bonn and Freiburg im Breisgau, 2013 to 2017
  • Associate professor („Privatdozent“) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2014 to 2020
  • Lawyer at his own criminal law boutique law firm, 2018 to 2021
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann since 2021

Further qualifications and memberships

  • extraordinary („außerplanmäßiger“) Professor of criminal law, criminal procedure and philosophy of law (i.a. lectures on white collar crime) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • freelance Lecturer at die Bundespolizeiakademie Lübeck for courses in IT-Forensics and IT-Security, 2006 to 2017
  • Member of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein, DAV)
  • Member of the working group on criminal law within the German Bar Association (ARGE Strafrecht beim Deutschen Anwaltverein)
  • Member of the Economic Criminal Law Association (Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V., WisteV)
  • Member of the Judicial Examination Office at the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf
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