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Torsten Hildebrandt, Lawyer - Berlin, Germany

Criminal Defense Lawyer - Customs Criminal Law

As a criminal defense lawyer, I am specialised on german customs criminal law and excise criminal law. I defend individuals and businesses throughout Germany in proceedings concerning customs fraud, tax evasion, smuggling and other crimes and offences pursuant Sec. 369 Fiscal Code of Germany (Abgabenordnung) as well as related charges, which fall within the competence of the customs authorities.

This inlcudes charges of

  • Customs fraud by false statements concerning dutiable value, origin or classification of goods,
  • Tourist traffic smuggling,
  • Violation of bans and restrictions,
  • Irregularities concerning excisable goods and
  • Offences under the Foreign Trade and Payments Act.

I am prepared to zealously defend my clients and protect their rights at every stage of the criminal process, from investigation through trial. I also offer assistance concerning the customs procedure, which is interrelated to the criminial proceeding. This includes in particular

  • Objections pursuant Sec. 347 Fiscal Code,
  • Remission and repayment pursuant the Union Customs Code
  • Fiscal Court proceedings (incl. Federal Fiscal Court).

I represent my clients towards all investigating authorities (in particular the main customs office [Hauptzollamt], customs investigation offices [Zollfahndung], prosecution [Staatsanwaltschaft]) and in all kinds of german courts (Amtsgericht, Landgericht, Oberlandesgericht, Bundesgerichtshof, Finanzgericht, Bundesfinanzhof).

Due to my particular theoretical knowledge and practical experience, I was bestowed the titles of Bar-Certified Specialist for Criminal Law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht), Bar-Certified Specialist for Tax Law (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) and certified consultant for tax criminal law (Zertifizierter Berater für Steuerstrafrecht [DAA]).

Because of the high level of my specialization I am often recommended by and cooperate with other german as well as foreign law firms.

Contact us

Hours (CET):

Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm


Office Berlin

Rechtsanwalt Torsten Hildebrandt

Meinekstraße 4

10719 Berlin



Tel: +49 30 439 709 999

Fax: +49 30 398 898 24


Office Hamburg

Rechtsanwalt Torsten Hildebrandt

Friesenweg 38

22763 Hamburg



Tel: +49 40 696 387 050

Fax: +49 30 398 898 24


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