Grub Brugger

This practice – one of the rising stars of the German white collar crime scene – is finally standing on its own two feet. In just a few years, Dr. Norbert Scharf has produced a criminal law team virtually from scratch which is held in extremely high esteem. Initially only seldom involved in high-profile proceedings and not always in a leading role, step by step he has pushed his way to the front lines.
Düsseldorf defense veteran Sven Thomas from the firm TDWE and Scharf worked together many times in recent years. What sceptics in the market believed made the latter merely a shadow of the highly experienced defense lawyer now proved to be a springboard and a prime example of successful client advice; Scharf held on to the clients even after Thomas partially stepped down. He also positioned himself at the side of a host of other economic players, among them the chairman of the VW supervisory board Pötsch in the emissions affair, Deutsche Börse CEO Kengeter and the drugstore entrepreneur Schlecker. Scharf has a partner in Dr. Sebastian Gall who, although not as well known yet, attracted attention with his litigation for Schlecker’s daughter and the successful battle for a Swiss citizen against US extradition. The ruling from Frankfurt Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) in this matter is seen as a game-changer.
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