Austria: Asset Recovery Analysis 2015

Compliance and white-collar crime continue to be growth areas across Europe. In Austria, sources note that experts and forensic accountants are becoming more heavily engaged in legal proceedings as more sophisticated cross-border tracing is required. The 5th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery was held in Vienna in September 2014 and it is anticipated that transnational investigations will continue to rise. We list three lawyers and two experts highly recommended for their expertise in this field.

At Wolf Theiss, Bettina Knoetzl is a “high-profile” figure in the business crime market. She boasts over 20 years of experience in matters ranging from insider trading to internal investigations and is “highly regarded” on the asset recovery scene.

Dorda Brugger Jordis’ Florian Kremslehner is a “must for inclusion” thanks to his “exceptional” business crime and enforcement practice. He is particularly praised for his knowledge of the Italian market.

Christian Klausegger at Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte is a “dedicated professional” and has particular expertise in the telecoms sector. His experience includes representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings as well as asset tracing and recovery.

On the experts side, Karin Mair is a national leader in the forensics department at Deloitte. Her “impressive” expertise encompasses advising national and international companies in the implementation of projects in the areas of anti-corruption, prevention and compliance, as well as on forensic issues.

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Steffen Salvenmoser has extensive experience in the investigation of business crime and has led a variety of audits at home and abroad. He is praised for his “intricate knowledge” and “forensic approach”.

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