Melena Katharina Krause specializes in White Collar Crime, Internal Investigations and Compliance.

She advises and represents German and foreign companies as well as their decision makers in all aspects of white collar crime.

Further, she supports clients conducting internal investigations and helps them navigate the compliance landscape.


  • Admitted to the bar 2022
  • Humboldt-Universität Berlin
  • Universität Leipzig (Dr. jur.)


  • The impact of compliance on the sanctioning of corporations (Die Auswirkungen von Compliance auf die Sanktionierung von Verbänden), Dissertation, 2022
  • Privilege Waiver in Cross-Border Investigations – Cooperation to one's disadvantage? (Privilege Waiver in Cross-Border Investigations – Kooperation zum eigenen Nachteil?), CCZ 2020, 343
  • What is the cost of a good conscience? – Promoting whistleblowing through premiums like in the US? (Was kostet ein gutes Gewissen? – Förderung von Whistleblowing durch Prämien nach US-Vorbild?), CCZ 2020, 29