Wolf Theiss

Corporate Investigations

Situations in corporate life can develop surprisingly quickly into crises. Corporate criminal liability and exterritorial effects of anticorruption legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, SAPIN II law and many others impose additional burdens on companies, as regulators and law enforcement agencies are under increasing pressure to investigate and prosecute companies and individuals for criminal misconduct and regulatory breaches. As a director, you may even find yourself personally liable for alleged wrong-doing in the course of business. When your personal and company reputation is at stake or large compensation claims threaten your corporate existence, a timely and right response is key.

We are familiar with the risks you are exposed to when conducting business in Central and Eastern Europe. Our experienced regional Corporate Investigations team can guide you through situations involving large-scale corporate events or cross-border investigations. No matter what industry sector you operate in, we can structure a corporate investigation in a way that your legal privilege will be preserved and no reporting duty triggered. We can advise you in relation to allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, breach of financial or trade sanctions, cartel investigations, insider trading, money laundering and other types of financial misconduct.

You can rely on our regional expertise and our ability to put together exactly the right team of data protection, compliance, employment and white collar crime experts for your investigation; in any country or countries in the region. We are familiar with the use of e Discovery technology and give independent advice on the best available solutions for your situation. We can also help you with your crisis communication and on the best approach to enforcement authorities. And, as prevention is better than cure; we can of course provide you with a full risk assessment and assist with the implementation of effective processes and controls to limit the threat to you and your company.

We offer a single point of contact for your corporate investigations in the region.

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

We can advise you in connection with:

  • Asset tracing
  • Bribery & corruption
  • Cartel investigations
  • Compliance training
  • Corporate criminal liability
  • Crisis management
  • Cross-border investigations
  • Cybercrime
  • Data privacy
  • Data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • E-discovery
  • Financial misconduct
  • Fraud & breach of trust
  • Internal investigations
  • Risk assessment
Press Releases

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss: Poland seeks to tighten Corporate Criminal Liability Rules and introduce Whistleblower Protections

Warsaw, 18 June 2019 – Companies operating in Poland should prepare for more stringent corporate liability rules under legislation being prepared by...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss continues to expand its Prague Team

Prague, 27 February 2019 – Robert David will join the firm to lead the Czech banking and finance practice from 1 March 2019. Furthermore, Wolf Theiss...

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 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...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 17 – 2nd April: Healthcare/Employment

The State measures aimed at limiting the effects of the pandemic continue with a relaxation of the regulatory authorization process of the medical...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Days 12-16 28th March – 1st April: Healthcare/Banking/Employment/Fiscal

As the emergency status continues in Romania a long list of measures have been taken in the last recent days. As such, the Government established a...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 10-11 – 26th-27th March: Healthcare/Banking and Finance/Dispute resolution/Competition

As the emergency status continues in Romania: (i) the Judges section of the Supreme Council of Magistrates ("CSM") has decided to step in to unify the...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates - Days 8-9 – 24-25 March: Social/Banking/Employment/Competition

We continue our COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates series and we follow up today with measures taken by the Government to limit the movement of people....

Newssquare  COVID-19 Legal update – Czech Republic

As of 12 March 2020, a state of national emergency has been declared in the Czech Republic by a decree of theCzech government (No. 69/2020 Coll.) for...


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency as of 11 March 2020. On 18 March 2020, the Hungarian...


As the next round of our regular coverage on the rapidly changing situation in Romania, we follow up today with updates on the new Military Ordinance...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates - Day 1&2

COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates is an initiative undertaken by the Bucharest Office of Wolf Theiss as to keep all clients, partners and the Romanian...

Newssquare  THE COVID-19 LAW - AUSTRIA

Austria has implemented a range of laws and regulations to address and mitigate the adverse consequences of Covid-19 (the "Covid-19 Law"). The...

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  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...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare  The Wolf Theiss Guide to: Corporate Investigations in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

The 2019 Wolf Theiss Guide to: Corporate Investigations in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe is intended to be a resource tool highlighting the...

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