Felix Ruhmannseder

Dr. Felix Ruhmannseder

Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG


Dr. Felix Ruhmannseder joined Baker McKenzie in 2018 as a senior associate. He is both admitted to the Austrian and the German bar. Prior to joining the Firm he was a lawyer in Germany for white collar crime until 2012. When Felix moved to Vienna, he assisted domestic and foreign companies in compliance matters and the defense against criminal charges as a lawyer in international law firms.

Practice Focus

Felix assists clients in a broad range of compliance matters including risk minimization strategies, implementation and controlling of compliance systems and internal investigations. He represents clients in white collar proceedings and advises clients on self-disclosure cases regarding tax criminal law.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm Felix,

  • Implemented comprehensive Compliance Management Systems for several companies.

  • Assisted insurance companies in regard to meeting the Solvency II standards.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • European Fraud and Criminal Lawyers (EFCL) - Member
  • Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V. (WisteV) - Member
  • Vereinigung Österreichischer StrafverteidigerInnen (Organization of Austrian Criminal Defense Lawyers) - Member
  • Österreichischer Compliance Officer Verbund (ÖCOV) – Member


  • Austria (2017)
  • Germany (2005)


  • University of Passau (Dr. iur.) (2008)
  • Higher Regional Court of Munich (Assessor Exam) (2005)
  • University of Passau (Referendar Exam) (2003)


  • English
  • German


  • Co-author (with Alexander Schemmel and Tobias Witzigmann),"Hinweisgebersysteme – Implementierung in Unternehmen," Verlag C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, 2012

  • Co-author (with Werner Beulke), "Die Strafbarkeit des Verteidigers," Verlag C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, 2. Auflage, 2009

  • Author, "Die Besteuerung gemischt genutzter Gegenstände im Umsatzsteuerrecht," Verlag Dr. Kovacs, Hamburg, 2008, Dissertation, Passau


  • Co-editor (with Dieter Lehner and Stephan Beukelmann), "Compliance aktuell," Verlag C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, since 05/2015

  • Editor, "Praxis der Strafverteidigung," Verlag C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, since 05/2009