His studies of law at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University in Münster were followed by the practical legal training at the Higher Regional Court Munich. In 1989, Frank Eckstein was admitted to the bar at the Munich Chamber of Lawyers, and has since then practised exclusively as a defence counsel throughout Germany. In 1997 he was admitted as an accredited specialist in criminal law. Frank Eckstein started his career as a lawyer and defence counsel at the law firm Bossi, Ufer, Brandl and Dr. Ziegert in 1989. In 1993, he established the law firm Eckstein, Leitner & Prosotowitz in Munich as a name partner. From 1993 until 2011, Frank Eckstein and Werner Leitner worked as partners in their joint legal practice.
At the beginning of 2012, Frank Eckstein set up the law firm Eckstein & Kollegen in Munich.
Frank Eckstein can look back on many years of forensic experience in all areas of criminal law, which today forms the basis of his activities in defending and advising clients with regard to any kind of criminal law issues. Commercial criminal law has for years been one of his focal points of work, in particular with regard to corruption, insolvency and bankruptcy offences, breach of trust and fraud.
In the relevant “Focus Special” special editions on the subject of law, Frank Eckstein has been named top lawyer in the field of criminal law for years in the category “Criminal Law” and disproportionately recommended by colleagues. In addition, lawyer Frank Eckstein is listed as a top lawyer in the field of white collar crime in the “Wirtschaftswoche” (edition 15/2020).
Tax criminal law and advisory services relating to compliance issues in companies round off Frank Eckstein’s professional versatility. During recent years, medical criminal law has become a further core area, covering not only cases of treatment errors in patients, but also cases of accounting fraud.
Frank Eckstein has been a member of the specialist committee for criminal law at the Munich Bar Association since 2017 and its chairman since July 2021.
Languages: German and English
Attorney Frank Eckstein was a lecturer on the seminar programme of Deutsche AnwaltAkademie (DAA).
He is a member of the criminal law section of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein), of the Munich Defence Counsel Initiative, the German Bar Association and the Society to promote an institute for lawyers’ law.
Every year, the publishing house JUVE publishes a handbook naming the commercial law firms most often recommended in Germany. Since the JUVE Handbook issue 2004/2005 (chapter “White Collar Crime”), Attorney Frank Eckstein is named as a frequently recommended lawyer not only for the Munich region, but also as a lawyer acting nationwide in commercial criminal law (www.juve.de).
Bayerischer Bauindustrieverband (Bavarian Construction Industry Association): “Subcontractors in the construction industry from a law enforcement perspective”.
Deutsche AnwaltAkademie, Düsseldorf: Seminar on strategies in criminal defence “Strategien in der Strafverteidigung” (www.anwaltakademie.de).
Deutsche AnwaltAkademie, Hamburg: Seminar on strategies in criminal defence “Strategien in der Strafverteidigung” (www.anwaltakademie.de).
02./03.03.2007, Deutsche AnwaltAkademie, Nuremberg: Seminar on defence strategies from the defence counsel’s point of view “Verteidigerstrategien aus Anwaltssicht” (www.anwaltakademie.de).
The setting of the procedure acc. §154 / StPO in the context of an agreement gem. § 257 c StPO
“Effects on the legal status of the accused and adequate legal protection”, NStZ 11/2017 S. 609ff
Annotations to Munich Higher Regional Court, Decision of 10 September 2013, “Menschen-würde verletzende Anordnung an den Angeklagten zur Feststellung seiner Verhandlungsfähigkeit” (human dignity violated arrangement to the defendant to determine his fitness to stand trial). StV 2014, S. 446ff (with Attorney and Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law Dr. Jens Bosbach)
“Strafbarkeit der Verwendung nicht zugelassener Ausgangsstoffe bei der Herstellung von Zytostatikarezepturen” (dealing with the criminal liability regarding the use of unauthorised source substances for producing cytostatic formulae), StraFo 2011, pages 344 et seq. (with Attorney and Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law Frank Eckstein and Attorney and Accredited Specialist in Medical Law Dr. Isabel Häser).
Annotations to Regional Court Munich I, Decision of 18 November 2002, “Abtretungsverbot und Verrechnungsklausel bezüglich der Sicherheitsleistung”, (dealing with the assignment prohibition and set-off clause regarding the provision of security), StraFo 2003, page 92.
Annotations to Regional Court Munich II, Decision of 03 August 1998, “Verrechnung einer Kaution mit Geldstrafe und Verfahrenskosten” (dealing with offsetting a bail against a fine and costs of the proceedings), StV 1998, pages 554 et seq.