Katharina Kolbe specialises in the field of white collar crime, corruption law, also in international context, internal investigations, compliance trainings, sports law and sporting associations law including doping proceedings. She studied law at the University of Bonn from 2004 to 2009 with a major in criminology, youth crime law and penal system. Right after her first state examination she gained experience within the scope of an internship abroad in Australia, working in a criminal law specialized partnership.
Following her internship abroad she went into practical legal training from 2010 to 2012 within the District of the Regional Court Bonn. During her practical legal training, Katharina Kolbe already worked for a criminal law specialized firm in Bonn. Upon her admission as a lawyer in January 2013, she joined the law firm as an associate. From October 2016 to March 2017 Katharina Kolbe completed a secondment at the "Compliance Legal"-Department of the company Bilfinger SE. In 2017 she became partner of the law firm. Currently she is attending the part-time postgraduate program LL.M. Sports law at the University of Bayreuth.
Katharina Kolbe is a member of the Criminal Law Section of the German Bar Association, the Sports Law Section of the German Bar Association, the Association of German Defence Lawyers e.V., the Association of Hessian Defence Lawyers e.V., the Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung (WisteV) and the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).