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White Collar Crime: Leniency for Voluntary Principal Witnesses

As of 1 January 2017, an interesting amendment of the Austrian Code of Criminal Procedure came into effect. The amendment effectively implements the EU Directive 2013/48/EU, regarding the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings, widens the scope of application of so called “diversion” proceedings, and adds a number of other new regulations.…

Litigation: “Hindsight Bias Affecting Judicial Rulings in Civil Cases“ – featured in Juristische Blätter 139, 2 (2017)

KNOETZL lawyers, Bettina Knötzl, Judith Schacherreiter, and Professor Alexander Schopper in JBl 2017,2: “Der Rückschaufehler bei der richterlichen Urteilsfindung im Schadensprozess”.  (Hindsight Bias Affecting Judicial Rulings in Civil Cases). The human brain is not able to ignore facts that are part of its available knowledge. In liability litigation proceedings judges are required, by law, to…

Upcoming Lecture at the Business Circle Session: “Update for Shareholders Meetings – Stock Corporations”

As part of an update/specialist knowledge session of Business Circle, on 21 February 2017, KNOETZL partners Bettina Knötzl and Katrin Hanschitz will be lecturing on the issues facing Chairpersons in General Assemblies.  Critical issues include — in particular — decisions on the admission of shareholders to the shareholders meeting, decisions on voting rights and decisions…