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Global Defence Alliance

The Global Defence Alliance is an International Network of Defence Counsel.

The Alliance was established by our partner Dr. Oliver Pragal who is a year-long member of the International Bar Association (IBA) as well as the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).

The Global Defence Alliance is an international network of defence counsels.

The Alliance was established by our partner Dr. Oliver Pragal who is a long-standing member of the International Bar Association (IBA) as well as the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).


The rationale of the Global Defence Alliance is to provide our clients with the benefit of an international network of carefully selected, exceptional defence counsels around the globe, all of whom we know personally.

Your advantage: If you are subject to a cross-border-investigation, we do not need to “search” for a lawyer in a particular jurisdiction, they are just a phone call away, and in most cases we will have collaborated with them previously.


We have carefully assembled a network of accomplished attorneys around the globe who possess extensive experience in criminal law. Our members are renowned for their expertise, integrity, and unwavering commitment to protecting the rights and interests of their clients.

The Alliance comprises legal experts who specialise in defending clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, particularly white-collar crimes and often in connection with internal investigations.

Global Reach

With our vast network of defence lawyers operating in almost any important jurisdiction, we have the capability to provide effective representation of our clients in multiple countries – and to cooperate seamlessly with our partners based on trusted, year-long relationships.

Members of the Global Defence Alliance are steeped in the complexities of navigating legal systems across borders and well-versed in international criminal law. They are skilled in addressing the nuances of different legal frameworks and can adeptly handle cases involving extradition, cross-border investigations, and mutual legal assistance.

Tailored Strategies

We recognise that each case is unique, and we handle every mandate with an unwavering commitment to crafting personaliszed defence strategies. 

Together with our international partners, we diligently study the details of each case, meticulously analyse the evidence as well as your personal interest, and work collaboratively to develop the best solution. With a deep understanding of local laws and customs, our members leverage their expertise to safeguard your rights and vigorously advocate for your best interests.

Contact Us

If you are in need of exceptional legal representation in a criminal cross-border-matter, we encourage you to reach out to us. 

Our team is ready to provide you with the skilled defence counsel you deserve, regardless of where you are located. To discuss your case and explore how we can assist you, please contact us:

Pragal & Prinzenberg
Friesenweg 38
22763 Hamburg

T +49 40 286 682 20