Your law firm for Criminal Law, Compliance and Whistleblowing

We offer customised solutions for special challenges. Founder of the law firm Dr. Elias Schönborn not only specialises in Criminal Defense, but also has particular expertise in avoiding criminal law risks and the confidential Internal Investigation of possible legal violations. Austria-wide, discreet and with strategic foresight.


We are on your side

We advise and represent companies, public institutions and individuals throughout Austria in all areas of criminal law. Our services also include Representation in Civil Proceedings and individualised Compliance Solutions. We also support you in dealing with whistleblower reports and assisting with Internal Investigations.

Areas of law

Your guide through the world of law

Criminal law issues require a reliable partner. Someone who understands your perspective and represents you competently and convincingly towards the criminal prosecution authorities. Thanks to our proven expertise in our specialised areas, we can guarantee advice and representation at the highest level.

Law firm

Modern advice, classic values

We offer large law firm quality for cost-conscious companies. At the same time, we ensure clarity by making complex legal issues understandable and accessible for you. Our advice is clear, transparent and focussed. With many years of practical experience and specialist training, lawyer Dr. Elias Schönborn leads es.law’s modern consulting philosophy and guarantees trustworthy personal support.


Received a whistleblower tip?
Let us clarify the legal situation.

We are happy to support you in the initial legal assessment of whistleblower reports. This includes checking the applicability of the Whistleblower Protection Act and providing clear recommendations on the necessary measures. We will also inform you about liability issues and possible penalties and show you possible ways to minimise your legal risk.


Always up to date:
your legal compass

Legislation, case law and specialised literature are constantly changing. Those who are informed about the latest legal developments have a clear knowledge advantage in business life. In addition to in-depth specialist publications, es.law also offers up-to-date and easy-to-understand blog posts on key topics in the areas of Criminal Law, Compliance and Whistleblowing.


"In these [...] very emotional and difficult times, it is a wonderful feeling to know that you have a lawyer at your side who not only stands out for his very high intellectual abilities, his friendliness and his assertiveness, but who, in addition to foresight, also has an absolute grasp of the law. We were lucky that Dr. Schönborn was recommended to us at the right time and we couldn't wish for a better lawyer!"
"Dr. Elias Schönborn is a leading individual in white-collar crime matters. His profound knowledge in criminal proceedings and criminal investigations was a great asset for us. He is also a key contact for internal investigations."
"Regardless of whether you are looking for help as a company or private individual or whether any irregularities/disputes within a company need to be clarified, Dr. Schönborn impresses with his friendly and sincere nature and his well thought-out and strict approach. With this lawyer, you always have the common goal in mind, which Dr. Schönborn takes great strides towards, unimpressed by any hurdles that may arise. As a client, you always feel well informed, as all procedures are explained and agreed in advance."
"Dr. Schönborn combines professional competence and initiative at the right time with empathy and a very pleasant manner. We felt very well looked after, and together with his team, Dr Schönborn achieved the desired goal for us."
"Dr. Elias Schönborn has proven to be an exceptionally professional and helpful attorney who is wholeheartedly committed to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. Throughout the entire process, Dr. Schönborn has demonstrated a very impressive level of expertise and competence in his field. At every stage, from the initial consultation to the representation in the courtroom, he displayed a high degree of professionalism. One of Dr. Elias Schönborn's outstanding qualities is his unwavering commitment to his clients."
"Elias Schönborn guided us through our case in a very professional and sensitive manner. His advice is not only very competent and solution-oriented, but also comprehensible enough for a non-lawyer to understand. The atmosphere is always very pleasant. His actions are professionally mature and taken at the right time. Issues are weighed up and dealt with reliably and in detail. I can recommend him 100%"


Fast and competent legal advice

Do you need legal support?
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