Prof. Dr. Peter Bringewat

Prof. Dr. Peter Bringewat
Universitätsallee 1, C4.109a
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2716

Main areas of work

Criminal law and compliance. Focus of legal work in criminal law, criminal procedure law and commercial criminal law, in particular social economy criminal law. Advising and representing social economy providers and service providers in criminal law issues and compliance in the context of social work. Advising and representing child and youth welfare organisations and institutions in conflicts with criminal law.


Studied law in Tübingen. Doctorate on a criminal law topic at the University of Bielefeld. Judge at Bielefeld Regional Court and presiding judge at Lüneburg Regional Court. From 1984 to 2011, teaching activities and professorships at the University of Applied Sciences North-East Lower Saxony, the University of Hamburg and Leuphana University Lüneburg. Currently lecturer for criminal law, criminal procedure law and commercial criminal law at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. With BERNZEN SONNTAG since 2012. Partner at BERNZEN Rechtsanwälte since 2022.


  • Member of the Leuphana Law School of Leuphana University Lüneburg.
  • Member for many years (until 2020) of the Lower Saxony State Judicial Examination Board (1st and 2nd State Law Examinations).
  • Member of the German Association for Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Court Aids
  • Member of the Hanseatic Bar Association


  • Several reference books and textbooks
  • Numerous legal articles and essays in legal journals