Our expertise in civil law and tort law
We do not only look at facts through the “criminal law lens”, but also consider the associated civil liability issues. In the case of white-collar offences in particular, the question of civil law claims for damages arises. If the police or public prosecutor are not yet aware of the culpability of the perpetrator, there is the possibility of impunity through active repentance („Tätige Reue“, Section 167 StGB) for most offences in white-collar criminal law. Criminal liability does not apply if the offender voluntarily repays the damage caused by the offence in full and on time. This special feature of the Austrian legal system at the interface between criminal and civil law must be strategically well employed.
Questions of tort law often arise during and after criminal proceedings, which should always be taken into account. In addition to the assertion of claims for damages in the context of Private Participation or in Civil Proceedings, we act for you in the following selected areas of civil law:
- Manager liability and director‘s liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice liability
- Contractual and tortious damages
- Public liability law
- Unjust enrichment law
- Warranty law
- Contract law
- Inheritance law and last will
- Health care proxies, living wills, etc.
Your specialist in civil law
Dr. Elias Schönborn is a former member of the renowned Dispute Resolution Team at DORDA and has extensive experience in civil procedural law and tort law. He represents you competently in civil law disputes – both in court and in out-of-court negotiations.