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Commercial Criminal Law especially White Collar Crime, Public Commercial & European Law, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Antitrust and Competition,Commercial Disputes


Peter, criminal law specialist, is senior attorney at Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati where he leads the white collar crime team. Simultaneously he is a professor for criminal law at the University of Vienna and a director of the Law School’s Centre for Business and Financial Criminal Law. He is highly regarded by the courts and as one of Austria´s leading, most experienced practitioners in the area of criminal law, and frequently speaks at events organized by the Ministry of Justice or the Supreme Court. As practicing lawyer, his name can be found in connection with most of the important white collar cases (particularly borderline cases) in Austria. He represents individuals and businesses in all kinds of white collar criminal law cases and frequently handles high-profile criminal cases before the courts in Liechtenstein.


Published in all commentaries on Austrian criminal law and number of widely recognised monographies and papers.


University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1980, Dr. rer. soc. oec. 1987).

Since 2011 Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Trial Law, Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Law School, University of Vienna