Compliance stands for comprehensive adherence to legal regulations and is of crucial importance in today’s business world. By implementing Criminal Compliance, companies and public institutions pursue the goal of preventing breaches of criminal law and thus reducing the risk of criminal proceedings. We support you in all matters relating to Criminal Compliance.
Customised Compliance Solutions
Just the fact that a criminal investigation is conducted can result in considerable burdens and serious reputational damage for companies and public institutions. Our preventive Criminal Law Advice and Compliance measures are designed to identify risk factors at an early stage and minimise the likelihood of criminal offences. We know that there are no “standard solutions” when it comes to Compliance, because every company is unique. That is why we offer individual Risk Analyses and tailor-made Compliance Programmes.
Criminal Law Prevention for Companies
In practice, the buzzwords “anti-corruption” and “anti-fraud” often give rise to criminal law demarcation issues that are difficult for laypersons to grasp. In the complex legal environment of Commercial Criminal Law, we support you effectively in avoiding economic offences, Corruption and stumbling blocks in Medical Criminal Law. We help you to implement and adapt your Compliance Management System and evaluate important business decisions from a criminal law perspective. In doing so, we always take into account the special features of the Austrian Corporate Criminal Liability Act (VbVG) with regard to the prevention of criminal law risks and the response to suspected cases.
Dr. Elias Schönborn is not only an experienced defense lawyer in white-collar crime cases, but also a certified Compliance Officer. Thanks to his many years of experience in providing preventive and crisis-related advice to companies, he has a deep understanding of how criminal offences arise, where they frequently occur and what measures are required to prevent and investigate them. Dr. Schönborn’s expertise is evidenced not only by a large number of satisfied clients, but also by his extensive academic work on the topic of Criminal Compliance (see most recently Schönborn/Morwitzer, Praxishandbuch Criminal Compliance, 2023).
Our services at a glance:
- Criminal Law Risk Analyses
- Development of Compliance Codes of Conduct and Guidelines, particularly in the areas of Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud
- Organisation of Employee Training Courses and Workshops
- Compliance Audits to review existing programmes
- Legal Opinions on criminal law compliance issues
- Support in setting up a Whistleblower System and in the initial legal assessment of Tips from Whistleblowers
- Assistance with Internal Investigations
- Compliance Defense in the context of Criminal Defense in Corporate Criminal Law
Our aim is to provide you with the best possible protection against legal risks and to establish a comprehensive compliance culture that not only fulfils legal requirements, but also strengthens the trust of your business partners, customers and employees.