Wolf Theiss


Whether you are a victim of fraud or yourself facing a criminal investigation, you need to move fast to stay ahead of the game and you want an excellent and highly efficient team of legal advisors at your side. You can rely on our White-Collar Crime team's experience in representing companies and individuals in all kinds of criminal investigations, including international investigations, and in conducting global asset tracing projects.

We can advise and represent you in corruption and fraud cases, and our strong regional ties and contacts allow us to combine our legal know how with our practical expertise so that we can create solutions that work for you in the real world. Last but not least, if you want to reduce your exposure to risk resulting from breaches of law or non-compliance, we have the tools to help you. We offer customised compliance training programmes and assist you in discovering hidden risks so that you can plan accordingly.

Clemens Trauttenberg
T. +43 1 51510 5750
F. +43 1 51510 665750
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Jitka Logesová
T. +420 234 765 111
F. +420 234 765 110
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic
Valerie Hohenberg
T. +43 1 51510 5021
F. +43 1 51510 665021
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Areas of Specialisation

Fraud and breach of trust

Employees have defrauded your company or its business partners? Decision-makers are disregarding the company's interests and are involved in business damaging to the company? Whether you are the suspected party preparing a defence, or the investigation team pursuing damage claims against the responsible opponents, you need a highly experienced and knowledgeable team with connections to the criminal authorities involved. We offer you all this in one hand.

Internal Investigations

Are you a subject of investigations initiated by the government, whistle-blower complaints, dawn raids, or as a result of fraudulent activities? For many years, we have been working on matters which require an in-depth internal investigation of occurrences that caused significant damage or some other severe impact to our clients and their businesses. This puts us in a leading position to provide high level service for you in such complex and sensitive situations.

Global asset tracing

When your business organization is damaged due to criminal acts, time is of the essence; in particular in the first days following the discovery. The sooner you start tracing the assets the higher the chances to recuperate them and limit the damage. We help you gather the necessary details, and use our networks of asset tracing services and corporate intelligence firms and providers to give you an advantage in efficiently developing tailor-made strategies.


The internet and e-communication have brought unparalleled opportunities; unfortunately, not just for business. Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing areas of criminal law with more and more criminals exploiting the anonymity and speed of the electronic world to commit an ever-growing number of crimes. With offenders ranging from individual hackers to highly complex international cybercriminal networks, you need a team which has the size, the connections, the knowledge and the partners to react immediately. The close cooperation between our White Collar Crime, Data Protection, IT and Crisis Management specialists makes us highly effective in helping you.


Today’s highly regulated global marketplace requires a multijurisdictional approach to ensure adequate compliance programmes. Criminal authorities increasingly look at existing compliance standards when exercising their discretionary powers to prosecute companies and scrutinise how companies react to criminal incidents going forward. You can rely on us to develop, monitor and enforce your corporate compliance programme and to improve your compliance and anti-corruption guidelines. Learn more about our Compliance practice.

Criminal Law Proceedings

A criminal proceeding is no place to skimp on your defence. Whether you are an individual or a business, we can represent you at all levels of criminal court proceedings against allegations such as corruption, fraud, insider trading and money laundering. Our Tax team has extensive experience in fiscal criminal law and can advise you on filing self-disclosures, in particular in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, or defend you against allegations of balance sheet fraud.

Crisis Management

Once you are a victim of cybercrime or fake president fraud, suffer data security breaches or are subject to a sensitive internal investigation, it is vital to move quickly and to have the right team of legal advisors at your side. We use our many years of experience advising clients in administrative, regulatory and government investigations to your benefit, and work together with you and with specialists in crisis PR to ensure the right message goes out to the media. We help in putting crisis management and communication plans and procedures in place, so that if it comes to the worst, you are well prepared. Learn more about our Insolvency, Restructuring & Crisis Management practice.

Press Releases

Newssquare  VAT mafia targeting electronics distributors

Warsaw, 11 August 2020 – Despite the efforts of the government, the VAT gap is growing, which means that efforts to tighten the tax system are not...

Newssquare  Reliable Spending of Financial Aid will protect Entrepreneurs from Subsidy Fraud Penalties

Warsaw, 6 May 2020 – Aid for companies within the framework of the anti-crisis shield is expected. Great care should be taken when filling out...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Expands Dispute Resolution Practice By Launching White Collar Crime Practice In Warsaw

Warsaw, 8 January 2020 – Wolf Theiss has hired Arkadiusz Matusiak to start its new White Collar Crime practice. This move, along with last year’s...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Partner Jitka Logesová appointed as Co-chair of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee

Prague – 11 February 2019 – Jitka Logesová, the Managing Partner of Wolf Theiss Prague, has been officially appointed as a Co-Chair of the IBA...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Warsaw Conference Discusses Management Liability in M&A Transactions

Warsaw, 28.03.2018 – Increased volatility on financial markets is putting pressure on company management teams when setting valuations in M&A...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Supports Young Lawyers’ Career Development

Warsaw, 14 March 2018 – Members of the Wolf Theiss Warsaw team attended the Law Career Fair (Prawnicze Targi Praktyk i Pracy) on March 13, presenting...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss hosts International Fraud Group Conference

Vienna, November 17, 2016 – Wolf Theiss hosts today the International Fraud Group (IFG) bi-annual conference in Vienna. 30 members from law firms...

Newssquare  Angelika Hellweger named Counsel at Wolf Theiss

Vienna, 26 September 2016 – Angelika Hellweger (32), a member of the Practice Group Dispute Resolution at Wolf Theiss since 2010, has been named...

Newssquare  Cyber Attacks: die ersten 72 Stunden zählen. Die jüngsten Cyberattacken - national und international

Laut aktuellen Schätzungen des FBI liegt der durch Cyber-Delikte verursachte Schaden jenseits der 3 Milliarden US-Dollar-Grenze. Zu den klassischen...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare  The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Austria - Eighth Edition

The Austrian chapter in the Asset Tracing and Recovery Review provides an overview of the most relevant provisions under Austrian law with respect to...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates - Day 5-7

We continue our COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates series and we follow up today with measures taken by the Government as to boost the business...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - fifteenth edition

Welcome to the 15th edition of the DR Insider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes team, in which we provide an overview of recent...

Newssquare  The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Austria

The Austrian chapter in the Asset Tracing and Recovery Review provides an overview of the most relevant provisions under Austrian law with respect to...

Newssquare  Serbia: Register Of Ultimate Beneficial Owners

On 25 May 2018 the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia adopted the anticipated Law on the Central Register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (the "Law")....

Newssquare  Criminal Liability Of Companies Under Romanian Legislation

1. General Criminal Liability Of The Companies Under Romanian Legislation


General Conditions of Criminal Liability of Companies

All legal persons...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Tenth Edition

Welcome to the 10th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Group. We provide an overview of recent...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Ninth Edition

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary Edition of the DRInsider; the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group:

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Eighth Edition

Welcome to the 8th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group. We are happy to provide...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Seventh Edition

Welcome to the 7th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group. We are happy to again...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - sixth edition

Welcome to the 6th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group. We are happy to once again...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare  The Wolf Theiss Guide to: Dispute Resolution in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

This 2018 Wolf Theiss Guide to Dispute Resolution in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe is intended as a practical guide to the general principles...

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