Sonja Fingerle, LL.M.

Certified attorney in criminal law
  • Sonja Fingerle
  • Sonja Fingerle

Sonja, a certified attorney in criminal law, is active in providing individual criminal defence and in representing businesses in commercial criminal law and tax fine cases. In particular, she focuses on cases involving balance and insolvency criminal law, criminal law on corruption and criminal tax law. Her other focus is on providing compliance advice to companies and the implementation of internal investigations in all cases of economic crime.

Sonja completed her studies at Augsburg, Turin and Rome universities. As early as her university education, she began to specialize in the field of white collar crime and criminal tax law and worked for the chair for German, European and International Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law. Sonja has extended her expertise through the "Commercial Criminal Law" LL.M. programme at the University of Osnabrück. She has joined BRP as lawyer in 2012.

Sonja is a member of the wistros e.V. board, the alumni association of the master of law-programme (LL. M.) in white collar crime at the University of Osnabrück. She is a member of the managing board of the Stuttgart Bar Association, where she serves on the committee for legislation and planning and in the department for the prosecution of administrative offences under the Money Laundering Act. Furthermore Sonja is a member of the Employment Association for Criminal Law, the Legal Association in Stuttgart e.V., the Economic Criminal Law Association (WisteV) and the Women‘s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) and regularly publishes articles on criminal law issues. 

She speaks German, English and Italian.



  • Anmerkung zu AG Kiel, Beschluss vom 06.10.2017 - 43 Gs 4159/17, ZWH 6/2018, 192 ff.
  • Anmerkung zu BGH, Beschluss vom 13.06.2012 - 1 StR 226/13, ZWH 1/2014, 43 ff.
  • Anmerkung zu OLG München, Beschluss vom 14.06.2012 – 3 Ws 493/12, ZWH 7/2013, 295 ff.




WirtschaftsWoche ranks Sonja among the best white-collar crime lawyers in Germany in the law firm ranking „Wirtschaftsstrafrecht“ 2021 and 2020.

In 2020, 2021 and 2022, Sonja has been recognized as a leading expert in criminal defense in the ranking „Germany´s Best Lawyers“ released by the US specialist publisher Best Lawyers and the Handelsblatt.

News magazine FOCUS ranks Sonja Fingerle among the "Top lawyers" in the area of white-collar crime in Germany in 2022.

JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms named Sonja as a „recommended“ lawyer in white-collar crime:

  • „Gut vernetzt" (JUVE Handbook 2022/2023, Competitor)



4. Compliance Conference Stuttgart
Dr. Susanne Jochheim und Sonja Fingerle, LL.M. informierten neben weiteren Experten am 14.05.2019 im Haus der Wirtschaft über das diesjährige Schwerpunktthema "Best Practice für den Mittelstand".


Stuttgart, Frankfurt
T +49 711 16445-305
F +49 711 16445-100
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