Leading Adviser Awards 2022

24 Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2022 Nov22070 8 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2023 Nov22070 Criminal Law Specialists Founded by Ingo Klaus Wamser in 2005, Rechtsanwalt Wamser is a law firm based in Passau, Germany which specialises predominantly in criminal law. We speak to the firm’s founder and find out more following him being recognised as ‘Leading International Criminal Law Attorney of the Year 2022 – Germany’. t the time of the firm’s inception, Ingo Klaus Wamser was the youngest attorney in Germany. Since then, his successful company has represented countless clients in both German and European criminal cases, as well as cross-border investigations in all fields of criminal law. The spectrum of the clients that Rechtsanwalt Wamser looks after ranges from individuals with classic criminal defence to small and medium-sized companies to listed insurance groups and international security companies. In addition, there is particular experience in the area of international litigation, also in cooperation with experienced foreign lawyers and in representation in proceedings before the Federal Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Alongside delivering these tailored services, Rechtsanwalt Wamser also builds teams in different jurisdictions which are based on their network of proven experts in criminal law to handle cross-border investigations and the European Arrest Warrants and cases of international criminal law. Over the years, the firm has had continuous success and has reached great heights based on the permanent training and lecturing it provides, with both Ingo and his associates engaging in on-the-job training of young professionals which often leads them into lucrative careers in international organisations. Ingo himself was born in Passau in 1979. After a longer stay abroad, he studied law at the University of Passau from 1998 to 2002 before being admitted to the bar in 2005 as the youngest lawyer in Germany at the time. In 2009, he was authorised by the Bar Association for the Munich Higher Regional Court to use the title of Criminal Law Specialist. He is also admitted to the International Criminal Court and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in Leidschendam. Due to his expertise and high standards in professional ethics, Ingo worked as a legal expert for cases regarding lawyer’s remuneration for the Munich bar authority and in 2015, he was appointed as a judge at the Anwaltsgericht München for cases of counsel’s misconduct by the Bavarian Ministry of Justice. In 2020, he was appointed as a judge at the Bayerischer Anwaltsgerichtshof, the Court of Appeal for cases of counsel’s misconduct and for deciding court cases on administrative issues in connection with bar admissions. In 2019, he co-drafted the Code of Conduct for Specialist Counsel at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and was a member of the working group for the establishment of an independent representative body for counsel at this court. A He is serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Independent Representative Body for counsel, acting before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (IRB-KSC) and he served as the Chairperson of the Membership Committee of the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA), handling disciplinary cases within the association for three consecutive terms before joining the Professional Standards Advisory Committee of the ICCBA. Ingo has many publications to his name, including authoring various articles on criminal and maritime law and of a book on the counsel’s disciplinary proceedings at the International Criminal Court. He also co-authored a commentary on the German Federal Lawyers’ Act which is actually available in its 17th edition. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the European Law Institute, as well as a consultative committee member of the project “Admissibility of E-Evidence in Criminal Proceedings in the EU” and the project “ELI-Mount Scopus European Standards of Judicial Independence”. Recently, Ingo Klaus Wamser gained further recognition in the Leading Adviser Awards 2022. A prestigious accolade such as this is most fitting for the hard work and commitment that Ingo has dedicated to the law industry over the years. Regarding the future, Ingo and the team at Rechtsanwalt Wamser aim to continue to deliver exceptional services to clients, ensuring that they not only meet the expected requirements but exceed them. Company: Rechtsanwalt Wamser Contact: Ingo Klaus Wamser Email: info@wamser.org Website: www.wamser.org