Dr. Niklas Auffermann, together with Dr. Frank, is founding partner of the law firm FS-PP Berlin, which specializes in compliance, white-collar criminal law and data protection law. Dr. Auffermann advises and represents companies and individuals nationwide in all areas of white-collar criminal law and administrative offences law. One focus of his work is the defense of white-collar criminal cases. He leads internal investigations and develops customized compliance management systems. He has special expertise and experience in anti-money laundering and data protection law.

Niklas Auffermann studied law in Munich and obtained his doctoral degree with top marks for his dissertation on a criminal law topic. He was a lecturer for criminal law and criminal procedure law at the University of Bremen and regularly gives lectures on criminal compliance at various institutions, as well as advanced training seminars for attorneys. Since 2016, Dr. Auffermann has been security-checked according to Section 10 SÜG and may be granted access to information classified as 'top secret'.

In his capacity as member of the board of the Berlin Bar Association, Dr. Auffermann has served as their anti-money laundering officer until 2021. He is also Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering Working Group at DICO (Deutsches Institut Compliance) and manager of the 'Compliance, Internal Investigations and White Collar Crime' network at JUC. Since 2009, Niklas Auffermann is curator of the Museum of Antiquities of the Ruhr University Bochum.

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