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Dr. Margarete VON GALEN Attorney at Law, Galen Rechtsanwälte, Berlin


 Margarete von Galen has been practicing as a lawyer in Berlin since 1983 and as a specialist criminal lawyer since 1998. She advises on compliance issues and acts as External Ombudsperson for several companies. She has published essays and decision notes, and contributed to publications in the field of criminal law. From 2004 to 2009 she was President of the Berlin Bar. She has been a Judge at the Constitutional Court of the State of Berlin since 2014. She has been advising the European Commission as a member of the Commission’s Expert Group on EU criminal policy since 2012. She has been Vice-President of the CCBE since 2018.


Association of Berlin Criminal Defence Lawyers
German Bar Association (DAV)
European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)


Rechtsfragen der Prostitution: Das Prostitutionsgesetz und seine Auswirkungen, München 2004
Frauen in der europäischen Rechtsanwaltschaft - Ländervergleich und Entwicklungen, Österreichisches Anwaltsblatt 2018, 498 - 591
Co-author of the books "On Judicial Assistance in Criminal Matters" (2014 Nomos) and "Commercial Criminal Law and Criminal Tax Law" (2017 Nomos)