Dr. Markus Berndt
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Dr. Markus Berndt

Lawyer, Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Partner

T +49 211 60035-428


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Markus Berndt advises global corporations as well as medium-sized companies in the areas of criminal compliance, commercial and corporate criminal law. He gained more than 20 years of experience in dealing with investigating authorities.

Markus Berndt has been a Partner at Orth Kluth since 2018. In 2006 he co-founded the law firm VBB Verjans Böttger Berndt Rechtsanwälte, which specialises in commercial and criminal tax law, and before that he had been a partner at Wessing II Verjans since 2003. Prior to that, he worked as a lawyer for commercial criminal law in Bielefeld and Düsseldorf.

Markus Berndt studied law at the University of Bielefeld, where he obtained his Doctorate in Law in 1999. In 2006 he qualified as Certified Specialist in Criminal Law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht).


"Often recommended lawyer" (Compliance Investigations), JUVE-Handbook 2023/2024

"Recommended lawyer", Legal 500 Germany 2022

"Recommended Lawyer", (White Collar Law), kanzleimonitor 2021/2022

"Recommended lawyer" in the ranking for top lawyers in the area of White Collar Law, WiWo Topkanzleien 2022

"Recommended lawyer in the area of White Colllar Law" in the Best Lawyers | Handelsblatt ranking of "Germany's Best Lawyers 2022"

"Recommended Lawyer" for White Collar Law, Euromoney's Expert Guides 2021

"Expert for Investigations“, Who´s Who Legal Germany 2020

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