Dr. Hellen Schilling

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Fachanwältin für Strafrecht (Specialist lawyer for criminal law)

Dr. Hellen Schilling has been practicing white-collar criminal law and criminal tax law since 2004. She became a Certified Specialist for Criminal Law (“Fachanwältin für Strafrecht”) in 2007. In 2015, she co-founded the law firm kempf schilling Rechtsanwälte.

She advises and represents individuals, often members of management and supervisory bodies, as well as companies in all stages of administrative offence and criminal proceedings, including appeals and also before the Federal Constitutional Court.

The focus of her work lies in the areas of corruption, embezzlement, confiscation proceedings and criminal tax proceedings. Some publicly known proceedings include Babcock Borsig, Siemens, Deutsche Bank/Kirch, Cum/Ex and Wirecard.

She is a lecturer at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Chair of Prof. Dr. Matthias Jahn for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, White-Collar Criminal Law and Legal Theory, as well as a member of the Legislative Committee of Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance of the German Bar Association. In 2024, she was appointed to the Criminal Law Committee of the German Federal Bar Association (Strauda). From 2017 to 2022 she was a judge at the Hessian Lawyers' Court.

She has an extensive list of publications and presentations on topics of (white-collar) criminal law and corporate compliance.

She has been named and recommended as one of the top lawyers in rankings and legal industry publications for many years.