Commercial Criminal Law

Commercial Criminal Law

Lawyer for Commercial Criminal Law

Commercial criminal law deals with criminal offences in the business environment. Criminal Proceedings in this area often concern the offences of breach of trust, fraud, embezzlement and bankruptcy crimes. Attorney Dr. Elias Schönborn is a specialist in white-collar criminal law and advises and represents his clients throughout Austria in this legal field.
Rechtsberatung und Strafverteidigung im Wirtschaftsstrafrecht

Rapid assistance for allegations in commercial criminal law

The law firm specialises in Criminal Defense in white collar crime and defends both individuals (managing directors, employees and supervisory board members) and companies against criminal charges in the course of Corporate Criminal Law.

The primary aim of our defense work in white-collar criminal law is to avoid a high-profile trial and to make the best possible use of your rights of defense already during the investigation proceedings. We also have extensive experience and litigation expertise to be able to effectively defend our clients in main trials.

Prevention and internal processing of suspected cases

Another focus of our law firm is on Preventive Advice and Compliance, where we advise companies and public corporations on all aspects of commercial criminal law in order to avoid criminal law risks. We know the warning signs for conflicts of interest in business life and advise you on the necessary steps to avoid behaviour that could give rise to criminal law concerns. We also support you in Internal Investigations in the event of indications of possible legal offences in business life.

Legal enforcement for injured parties

If you have been harmed by a criminal offence in business life, we support you in enforcing your civil law claims. This takes place in the course of Private Participation in the criminal proceedings or in the course of taking the necessary steps under civil law.

Our focus in white-collar criminal law is on advising and representing clients in the following areas:

  • Billing fraud and investment fraud
  • Labour criminal law and industrial accidents
  • Fraud and aggravated fraud (Sec 146 of the Criminal Code (StGB) and Sec 147 StGB)
  • Fraudulent insolvency and grossly negligent interference with creditor demands (Sec 156 StGB and Sec 159 StGB)
  • Accounting offences (Sec 163a StGB)
  • Money laundering (Sec 165 StGB)
  • Criminal charges under ancillary criminal law, for example under the Stock Exchange Act 2018 (BörseG), the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act (LMSVG), the Patent Act 1970 (PatG), the Copyright Act (UrhG) or the Securities Supervision Act 2018 (WAG)
  • Crypto fraud
  • Online fraud
  • Organised illegal employment (Sec 153e StGB)
  • Social security fraud (Sec 153c and Sec 153d StGB)
  • Subsidy fraud and expenditure fraud to the detriment of the financial interests of the European Union (Section 168f StGB)
  • Embezzlement and misappropriation (Sec 153 StGB and Sec 133, 144 StGB)
  • Anti-competitive collusion in tendering processes (Section 168b StGB)
  • Criminal Corporate Liability (Sec 1 et seq VbVG)
  • Breach of trade and business secrets and professional privilege (Sec 121 StGB and Sec 122 StGB)

Do you need legal support in Commercial Criminal Law?

Contact us.