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Pia Marie König

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Pia Marie König is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Dusseldorf office. She is a member of the antitrust practice and advises in the field of white-collar crime. Prior to joining the Firm in 2022, Pia was a member of the litigation practice of an international law firm in Düsseldorf and advised in white-collar crime and compliance related matters.

Practice Focus

Pia advises clients on all aspects of white-collar crime. Her particular focus is on defending clients in criminal and administrative fine proceedings before authorities and courts. In addition, Pia assists clients in various compliance matters, particularly conducting internal investigations and advising on the avoidance of criminal and administrative offense risks. Pia also represents and advises clients in cartel proceedings before national and international cartel authorities.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Defended the managing director of an international company for electronic components against allegations of money laundering.

  • Defended various German based companies and individuals in investigations by public authorities against allegations based on product safety violations and immigration law violations.

  • Conducted several internal investigations for international companies in connection with whistleblowing reports on allegations of corruption, embezzlement, misconduct, conflict of interest and retaliation against a whistleblower and sexual harassment.

  • Advised various national and international companies in cartel investigations before German antitrust authorities and courts, including conducting extensive internal investigations as well as providing follow-up compliance.

  • Conducted several internal investigations for an international pharma company due to suspicion of unlawful disclosure of internal and confidential information.

  • Advised numerous companies in relation to programs for antitrust and white collar crime compliance programs, including setting up internal compliance processes and documentation, designing compliance guidelines, whistleblowing policies and conducting compliance trainings.

  • Advised several international companies in various sectors on risks of criminal and administrative offenses in connection with the import and export of products against EU sanctions lists and regulations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German White Collar Crime Association (WisteV) - Member
  • Association of Female Lawyers in White Collar Crime and Criminal Tax Law (JuWiSt) - Member
  • German Association of Antitrust Lawyers (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht) - Member


  • Germany (2020)


  • Higher Regional Court Celle (Second State Exam) (2019)
  • University of Goettingen (First State Exam) (2017)


  • English
  • German

Author, "Payments in the event of ransomware attacks - lifeline or criminal risk?" – NZWiSt 2023, p. 167 et seq. (German language)

Co-author, "Criminal and administrative proceedings," Transfer Pricing - A practical guide for controlling and tax experts, 4th edition, May 2023 (German language)