Criminal Law on Corruption and Anti-Corruption

Criminal Law on Corruption and Anti-Corruption

Lawyer for Criminal Law on Corruption and Anti-Corruption

Corruption Criminal Law governs criminal offences related to bribery, the granting of advantages and other forms of behaviour that are increasingly occurring at the interface between public offices and the business world. When facing corruption allegations, economic existence is at stake. As a proven expert in this area of law, Dr. Elias Schönborn advises and represents you throughout Austria on the subject of criminal law relating to corruption.
Wir sind auf Antikorruption und die Strafverteidigung gegen korruptionsstrafrechtliche Vorwürfe spezialisiert

Recognising risks in grey areas in time

Activity in business and politics sometimes carries the risk of being accused of a conflict of interest. Nowadays, allegations of corruption can affect not only top politicians, but also businesspeople and administrative officials. It is not always clear which types of behaviour are permitted and which are not. In practice, many managing directors, department heads and office bearers operate in grey areas without being aware of it.

Dr. Elias Schönborn has specialised in the field of criminal corruption law since the beginning of his legal career. In addition to his practical work as a lawyer, he regularly publishes on issues of criminal law relating to corruption, lectures on these topics and is the author of the specialist book „Korruption im Gesundheitswesen“ (2019) which analyzes corruption in the healthcare sector from a criminal law perspective. Companies and public corporations trust our Training, support with Compliance Measures and Legal Opinions to assess risky business practices. We also assist you in conducting Internal Investigations in cases of suspected potentially corrupt practices.

Effective criminal defense

The initiation of criminal investigation proceedings due to allegations of corruption is particularly stressful. In addition to the threat of penalties and association fines, one’s reputation can also suffer considerably. In such situations, it is important to have an experienced expert at your side to protect your rights in the best possible way. In the course of Criminal Defense, we defend you in all criminal proceedings involving allegations of corruption. In doing so, we focus on a proactive and individually tailored defense strategy that starts in the investigation proceedings.

Our expertise in Corruption Criminal Law

We advise and represent you on the following topics, among others:

  • Misuse of official authority (Sec 302 StGB)
  • Anti-corruption compliance and corruption prevention
  • Accepting undue advantages (Sec 304 StGB)
  • Active Bribery (Sec 307 StGB)
  • Code of Conduct
  • False official certification and authentication (Sec 311 StGB)
  • Acceptance of gifts by persons in authority (Sec 153a StGB)
  • Acceptance of gifts and bribery of employees and representatives (Section 309 StGB)
  • Employee training
  • Risk analysis
  • Association responsibility
  • Unlawful intervention (Section 308 StGB)
  • Violation of the duty to keep official secrets (Sec 310 StGB)
  • Avoidance of conflicts of interest
  • Accepting undue advantages (Sec 305 StGB)
  • Acceptance of benefits for the purpose of interference (Sec 306 StGB)
  • Giving undue advantages (Sec 307a StGB)
  • Giving undue advantages for the purpose of interference (“feeding”, Section 307b StGB)

Do you need support in Corruption Criminal Law?

Contact us.