CERHA HEMPEL

White-Collar Crime Department

Austria
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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. Varied client base includes prominent domestic corporations, international organisations and financial institutions as well as senior management. Additionally adept at cross-border matters.

Strengths Sources praise the level of experience the team demonstrates: "It is a top-tier international practice. It has a very thorough and accurate professional style; you can tell they have been exposed to a variety of cases and jurisdictions."

Clients particularly value the team's integrated approach at the firm: "It's a very good co-operation, the lawyers work in an absolutely co-ordinated way."

Notable practitioners

Hans Kristoferitsch advises clients on various white-collar crime issues, including allegations of fraud and corruption, investigations and preventive compliance. His expertise also covers aspects pertaining to bid-rigging investigations and data privacy issues. A client highlights his creativity, saying:"I am very impressed by his ability to consider alternative scenarios in a consistent and rational manner."

Peter Lewisch is an outstanding figure who frequently represents high-profile domestic companies and management boards in intricate criminal proceedings. He also has ample experience in cross-border matters. Sources say: "He is one of the best ones in this area in Austria. He is always up to date and involved when it comes to new projects and legislation."