Dr. André Große Vorholt

Dr. André Große Vorholt

Dr. André Große Vorholt


T +49 89 23714 12460


Ombudsman of KSB AG
Hotline: +49 1520 16 24700

Ombudsmann of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA
Mail: merz-ombudsmann(at)luther-lawfirm.com

Lawyer of trust of Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH
Mail: fairport(at)luther-lawfirm.com
Hotline: +49 1520 16 24700

Areas of practice

Dr. André Große Vorholt specialises in corporate criminal and criminal tax law, liability law and compliance. He represents companies and individuals in preliminary investigations concerning criminal and administrative offences. Furthermore, he advises companies on recovery issues (enforcement of claims for damages) and, within the scope of M&A transactions, on identifying risks under corporate criminal law. Dr. Große Vorholt also advises companies within the scope of prevention on the introduction and implementation of efficient compliance structures. Dr. Große Vorholt acts as legal confidant and ombudsman for some of his clients.


Dr. André Große Vorholt studied law in Freiburg i. Breisgau, Germany and was admitted to the German Bar in 1998. During his legal training and while working on his doctorate, he worked for the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, the Department for Criminal Law and Legal Theory in Freiburg i. Breisgau, Club Med and Credit Suisse. Dr. Große Vorholt worked as a lawyer in Heidelberg from 1998 to 2001 and as in-house lawyer for Deutsche Bahn AG in Frankfurt in 2002. He joined Luther in 2003 and headed Luther's Mannheim office until 2007. Dr. Große Vorholt has been the location head of Luther's Munich office since 2007 and also heads the service line "Corporate Criminal and Criminal Tax Law". Dr. André Große Vorholt is the author of numerous publications concerning corporate criminal and criminal tax law and compliance (for example, he is the author of the compendium: "Corporate Criminal Law - Risks - Defence - Prevention", 2nd ed. 2007).

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Europe (2020): Ranked in "Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory - Germany" Band 3
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2020): Mention in White Collar Criminal Law - Advice to companies
  • kanzleimonitor.de (2019/2020): Recommendation in"Compliance"
  • WirtschaftsWoche (2019): Dr. André Große Vorholt: Award as top lawyer „Compliance“
    Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Award as top law firm „Compliance“
  • Chambers Europe (2019): Ranked Lawyers; White Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory. André Große Vorholt of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is best known for his work advising corporates on criminal matters. He provides expertise in tax and administrative offences as well as damages claims.
  • kanzleimonitor.de (2018/2019): Mention in "Compliance"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2019): Listed in "Business Law - Advice to Enterprises"
  • Chambers Europe (2018): Ranked Lawyers; White Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory
  • Legal500 Germany (2018): At Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, the client base relies on the preventive and reactive advisory services provided by André Große Vorholt, who “really sets standards in Munich” and who also works as an ombudsman, assisting associations, medium-sized companies, large groups of companies and public-sector corporations with internal examinations, preliminary cross-border investigations and defence mandates in matters pertaining to business and tax law.
  • WirtschaftsWoche (May 2017): Dr André Große Vorholt is listed as one of Germany's best lawyers in the category “Compliance”.
  • Legal500 Germany (2017): Under the guidance of the “very strong lawyer” André Große Vorholt, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is expanding its presence in the legal market for white-collar crime ever more and regularly provides preventive and reactive advice to associations, mid-sized companies, large groups, and the public sector. In addition to a general increase in the appointments by companies and individuals, there has recently been an increase above all in advisory services provided in connection with cross-border investigations. Recent highlights included the appointment by the Federal Ministry of Health to clarify controversial real-property transactions in connection with illegal construction financing transactions concluded with the Federal Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung, KBV). Furthermore, the “very cooperative” head of this practice group often works as an ombudsman, most recently on behalf of Merz Pharma and the Stuttgart Airport.
  • Legal500 Germany (2016): Luther acts in an "excellent way both in terms of specialist skills and strategy" when representing companies in criminal proceedings and demonstrates its preventive as well as forensic expertise in this field. In addition, the Luther team has many years of experience in defending individuals. In particular the 'excellent team player' André Große Vorholt, who is considered to be an 'outstanding and impeccable attorney', is active on behalf of renowned medium-sized enterprises as well as global players.
    • Legal500 Germany (2015): Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's expertise mainly rests upon the shoulders of André Große Vorholt, who is highly esteemed in the market and who is praised by his competitors for his 'astuteness' and his 'legal instinct'.
    • Legal500 Germany (2014): Luther's corporate criminal law practice area is headed by André Große-Vorholt who is described by competitors as "a highly qualified, exceptionally gifted criminal defence lawyer".
    • WirtschaftsWoche (April 2012): Dr André Große Vorholt is listed as one of Germany's best lawyers in the category “Compliance”.