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DLA Piper
Sections 304 to 309 of the Austrian Criminal Code (StGB) are the key pieces of the Austrian legislation governing bribery.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The latest criminal statistics of the Austrian Interior Ministry show a strong growth of cybercrime: In the first half of 2019, the Austrian police recorded over 13,000 cybercrime offences, compared to around 8,700 in the same period last year.
KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
KNOETZL's Bettina Knoetzl and Thomas Voppichler have contributed the Chapter on Law and Practice in Austria to the latest Chambers Global Practice Guide on White-Collar Crime.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Business secrets are essential assets of companies, and are often the reason for a company having a competitive lead in a market.
KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
In a recently published decision, the Austrian Supreme Court ("OGH") clarified and strengthened the rights of suspects in criminal proceedings.
Wolf Theiss
Due to the complexity of white collar crime nowadays, the public prosecutor requires a lot of information in order to understand and prosecute the case.
KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
With reference to our KNOETZL alert of January 19, 2017, we are again reminded that, whenever violations of criminal laws and internal compliance regulations by executives and directors of the company come to light ...
KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
The recent announcement that the immunity of FPÖ politician Christian Leyroutz has been suspended shows that neither politicians nor lawyers or even politicians who are lawyers are protected from prosecution.
Wolf Theiss
The contractual obligation must cover any damages caused by the offence.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
In 2016, Austrian Criminal Law experienced some substantive legal developments in both, procedural and material aspects.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Because of these critical comments the proposed bill was retracted and revised by an expert commission.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The woodcock mating season has just ended and deer-hunting season has already begun. Are officials allowed to accept an invitation to a hunting trip, or should they be paying the shooting fees and other costs?
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Amendments to the Austrian Code of Criminal Procedure bring substantial improvements to defendants' rights, but also facilitate the public authorities' access to confidential bank data.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 27 January 2016, Transparency International released its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). ), which covers perceptions of public sector corruption in 168 countries.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The debate around Section 153 of the Austrian Criminal Code, relating to the offence of breach of trust, is now entering the next round.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
From 1 January 2013, a new anti-bribery regime will be effective in Austria.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
In its fight against corruption and white collar crime, the Austrian Judiciary can from now on also rely on an anonymous whistleblowing system that has been implemented with the aim of obtaining such information more easily.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice recently released a "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" regarding the application and enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").
European Union
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 3 December 2014, Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, released its 20th annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 3 Feb 2014, the European Commission released its Anti-Corruption Report (COM 2014/38 final), which provides comprehensive analyses of corruption within the EU member states, national preventive measures in force, and suggestions for legislative improvements.
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