Dr Barbara Livonius studied law in Munich; in 1998 she was awarded a doctorate as Dr jur. with a dissertation in the field of insolvency law.
In 2004 Dr Livonius founded Livonius Rechtsanwälte, a Frankfurt/Main based white-collar criminal defense boutique with two lawyers practicing. The small and highly-specialized office guarantees a high level of competence, not only in the area of individual defense, but also in corporate consulting and representation in criminal cases.
The firm provides clients with professional services, whether it be legal counseling or litigation. It advises in all matters of corporate compliance, litigation and prevention regarding areas such business crimes (e.g. fraud), corporate criminal law, corruption and bribery, tax fraud/evasion, insider trading, market manipulation, money laundering, foreign trade and payments law, medical criminal law.
Prior to founding Livonius Rechtsanwälte, Dr Livonius worked for the legal department of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt as in-house lawyer, specialized in credit and bankruptcy Law.
The firm's publicly known cases include – among others – the defense of former board members of various German banks after the financial crises in 2007/2008 against the suspicion of breach of trust. The firm is also mandated by individuals or firms with regard to criminal aspects of cum/ex transactions. Numerous large companies are advised in drafting and implementing compliance programs.