Karl-Jörg Xylander

White & Case (Berlin)

Karl-Jörg is head of White & Case’s White Collar/Investigations Practice in Germany. He advises and represents decision-makers and businesses from a diverse range of sectors in white collar proceedings and related internal investigations, at both the national and international level. Karl-Jörg is also frequently called on to help companies to assess criminal risks, and to deal with them appropriately-whether in the context of entrepreneurial risk decision-making, compliance audits for M&A transactions, or establishing and structuring compliance management systems. He also supports companies when criminal offenses have been committed by employees or third parties. His clients include banks, multinational companies and their decision-makers, and his experience in criminal law and criminal proceedings is usefully complemented by his in-depth knowledge of banking, corporate and tax law. Prior to joining White & Case, Karl-Jörg worked as a public prosecutor, in the white collar crime department of the prosecutor’s office in Munich.


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Justus Herrlinger, Karl-Jörg Xylander, Alexander Kiefner The German Federal Constitutional Court upholds limitations to the prohibition of seizure of evidence at law firms (Volkswagen)


The protection from seizure by law enforcement, which the client-attorney privilege affords to the findings gathered by lawyers who are commissioned with internal investigations at businesses, has narrow limits. The affiliate of a law firm’s client has been denied protection from seizure by the (...)

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