White-Collar Crime Department

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What the team is known for Standout team with impressive experience in numerous white-collar crime matters, such as bid rigging and embezzlement allegations. Expertise spans compliance advice as well as internal investigations and leniency applications. Also offers experience in handling cases concerning trade secrets and sanctions. Varied client base includes prominent domestic corporations, international organisations and financial institutions as well as senior management. Additionally adept at cross-border matters.

Strengths One client reports: "The team is a perfect combination of being thorough in their analysis and timely in their responses."

Another source highlights CERHA HEMPEL's vast network, stating: "The firm is very used to managing multi-jurisdictional or community-wide issues and always handled them to our utmost satisfaction."

Work highlights Represented Wiener Stadtwerke in proceedings concerning allegations of fraud, corruption and manipulation of tender proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Hans Kristoferitsch is "quick, always to the point and delivers exactly what we need," according to one impressed client. He is active in internal investigations relating to bid rigging and fraud, while also handling compliance programmes.

Peter Lewisch advises his clients on a vast range of white-collar issues, including allegations of embezzlement, tax evasion and bribery, offering assistance during investigations as well as court proceedings. One client says: "He impresses with his analytical strength and his ability to put very complicated and complex issues into a concise and powerful presentation before the courts."