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No Interest in Being Blindsided by An Investigation? Whistleblower Protection?– KNOETZL Contributes Austria Chapter to The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigation

What are the top priorities for Austrian law enforcement authorities? How do allegations of misconduct most often come to light in Austrian companies? What are the key issues when carrying out an internal investigation or facing a dawn raid? And what legal protections are in place for whistleblowers? Ranging from providing news on the domestic…

KNOETZL Helps Professionals Avoid Pitfalls: The Professional Negligence Law Review

As all those who provide professional services – be they architects, lawyers, auditors, doctors or otherwise – are aware, even the most profoundly skilled professionals run the risk that clients may wish to hold them liable for alleged errors. The Professional Negligence Law Review (2nd edition September 2019) in the prestigious The Law Reviews series…

Start 2020 With the Latest Trends and Developments in Austrian Litigation – Chambers Global Practice Guide

The landscape for litigation in Austria is palpably shifting. Stirred by recent developments such as a legislative amendment halving Austria’s notorious court fees amidst changing litigation activity patterns, 2020 promises to be an exciting year for litigation practices throughout the jurisdiction. To find out more about the current state of the industry through the eyes…

KNOETZL Contributes Chapter to Chambers Global Practice Guide on White-Collar Crime

KNOETZL’s Bettina Knoetzl and Thomas Voppichler have contributed the Chapter on Law and Practice in Austria to the latest Chambers Global Practice Guide on White-Collar Crime. Also available online, the prestigious guide offers succinct expert commentary on contemporary key legal issues. We are honoured to be among leading law firms worldwide chosen to contribute on…

The Whistleblower Directive: Action needed for companies

1 Purpose and objective of the Directive On 7 October 2019, the so-called Whistleblower Directive (Directive on the Protection of Persons Reporting on Breaches of Union Law, “Directive”) was adopted by the European Union.  Full implementation by Member States is required by 15 May 2021. The Directive assigns minimum requirements for this purpose, so that…