“He is an excellent, very responsive lawyer who understands the ins and outs of his cases.”

A Client in Chambers Europe Guide 2023

Thomas is a partner of KNOETZL and heads the firm’s White-Collar Crime Department. He focuses his practice on business crime matters, asset recovery and international litigation.

Expert in all areas of white-collar crime, Thomas has in-depth experience in representing corporate, governmental and high net worth individual clients through criminal proceedings and related civil cases, especially in aggressive pursuit of injured parties compensation for damages due to embezzlement, fraud and money laundering. Some of Thomas’s cases have been high in profile, requiring a sometimes-delicate handling of the press. Thomas also routinely acts as defense counsel and advises on major criminal investigations for individuals and international corporations, inter alia involving allegations of price-fixing, bribery, serious fraud or bankruptcy offences.

Thomas regularly publishes articles and academic works on subjects concerning corporate criminal liability, anti-trust offences and leniency programs.

Thomas holds a degree of the University of Vienna (2010) and is a member of the Vienna Bar. He is the Austrian representative of ICC FraudNet Future and a member of the Austrian White Collar Crime Association (AWCCA). Thomas is recognized by Legal 500 as ‘Next Generation Partner’ (White-Collar Crime Austria 2024), and by Chambers and Partners as ‘Up and Coming’ (White-Collar Crime Austria 2023, 2024).


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