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KNOETZL

White-Collar Crime

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What the team is known for

Well-reputed firm drawing on its impressive skills in corporate and commercial litigation to advise multinational companies and financial institutions on various white-collar crime issues. Notably well versed in compliance matters and criminal proceedings regarding corruption and money laundering. Additional experience handling criminal investigations regarding allegations of price fixing. Tax fraud represents another area of expertise.

Strengths

Clients applaud the lawyers for "their really profound understanding of which buttons you need to push" with different parties.

"They are very strategic and consider what commercial parties might care about," interviewees further point out.

Work highlights

Defended Stadtwerke Klagenfurt in litigation brought by its former CEO who claimed wrongful termination.

Notable practitioners

Bettina Knötzl shows herself as strong practitioner handling a large variety of mandates, from fraud and corruption to internal investigations. She is further highlighted as being "very accommodating and extremely knowledgeable in the specific field of asset tracing."

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Overview

KNOETZL is particularly well-recognised for obtaining outstanding results at the intersection of civil litigation and criminal law. The firm is well-known, effective and unique in its experience in handling criminal and civil law assignments. KNOETZL masterfully handles the technical legal aspects of white collar crime matters and is equally adept at mitigating commercial and reputational risks, and their collateral effects upon clients and their businesses.

The firm represents companies and individuals during fraud, criminal and business-irregularity investigations, and guides them through preliminary proceedings and trials when they arise. The members of the firm have supported enterprises and executive-level clients in large-scale white-collar crime matters over many years and have helped them to successfully manage and resolve those challenges to their significant, ultimate, advantage.

The business crime practice most often derives from: banking and finance, corporate and commercial law and foreign investment wellsprings. Key industries represented by KNOETZL, subject to criminal charges and investigations, have included financial services, derivatives, aviation, automotive, accountancy, energy, defence, gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, intellectual property, leisure & travel, IT & telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare & pharmaceuticals as well as sports.

In 2019, Chambers and Partners awarded KNOETZL its Boutique Law Firm of the Year award for Austria.

White-Collar Crime Department

KNOETZL

firm
Department location

Herrengasse 1

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

1010

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Austria

White-Collar Crime


Bettina Knötzl
Band 2