Dr Sibylle von Coelln has been practising law since 2006; until September 2013 she worked in a large national law firm exclusively active in the fields of white collar crime and tax crime law. She attended the University of Passau where she obtained a doctorate, and she undertook her legal professional practical training in the Munich Higher Regional Court district.
Her main focus is on criminal defence of individuals and companies in all areas of corporate, tax and insolvency crime law, on working as an ombudsperson for different companies as well as on the preparation of criminal law expert opinions. Due to her special theoretical and practical knowledge in these fields, the Düsseldorf Bar Association awarded her the title “Criminal Law Specialist” and the German Criminal Defence Lawyers Association awarded her the title “Certified Corporate Crime Law Advocate (DSV)”.
In addition to her criminal defence practice, Dr von Coelln has previously advised extensive internal investigations and compliance projects, thus gaining a wide range of experience in preventive consulting.
Dr von Coelln had taught at the University of Passau for several years. She was introduced to scientific work during her three years as a research assistant with the chair of Professor Dr Werner Beulke in Passau. During this time, she supported the chairholder in his research and publication projects and wrote her dissertation on a topic in the area of the General Part of the Criminal Code. She also publishes in the field of (corporate) crime and criminal law and gives practice-oriented presentations to non-specialised audiences. She is also Chairwoman of the Expert Committee for Corporate, Tax and Insolvency Crime Law of the German Criminal Defence Lawyers Association