Dr Oliver Pragal – Specialist lawyer for criminal law in Hamburg

Lawyer Dr Oliver Pragal, LL.M. (Cape Town) is a partner of Sozietät Meyer-Lohkamp & Pragal and specialist lawyer for criminal law in Hamburg. Dr Pragal practises as a lawyer in criminal law, particularly as an individual defence lawyer in the area of commercial and tax criminal law, as well as general criminal law. His main area of specialisation is in corruption criminal law. Dr Pragal works as a defence lawyer for individual persons and a consultant for companies in matters of criminal law, not only in Hamburg but also throughout Germany. Dr Pragal is also Ombudsman for informants in various renowned companies.

Key areas:

  • Defence of individual persons and companies throughout Germany in wide-ranging commercial and tax criminal offences / preventive counselling in matters of criminal law relating to methods of corruption


  • University studies in law at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel
  • Doctoral studies in Corruption and Corruptibility in Business Transactions (§ 299 of the German Penal Code (StGB)) atBucerius Law School (Hamburg)
  • Master’s degree in “Criminal Law” at theUniversity of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Court trainee at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg
  • Lawyer in Hamburg since 2007
  • Specialist lawyer for criminal law since 2012
  • Dr. Pragal’s law firm founded in Hamburg, 2008
  • Meyer-Lohkamp & Pragal law firm is founded in Hamburg, 2010

Legal areas:

  • Commercial criminal law (criminal defence / Preventive counselling)
  • Criminal law on corruption
  • Criminal tax law
  • – Corporate defence/ crisis management in criminal law
  • Compliance / Preventive counselling / Ombudsman for informants

Secondary activities

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