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According to new tendencies of prosecution authorities, the practical scope of the VbVG could expand in the future.
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In 2016, Austrian Criminal Law experienced some substantive legal developments in both, procedural and material aspects.
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Because of these critical comments the proposed bill was retracted and revised by an expert commission.
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The woodcock mating season has just ended and deer-hunting season has already begun. Are officials allowed to accept an invitation to a hunting trip, or should they be paying the shooting fees and other costs?
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Amendments to the Austrian Code of Criminal Procedure bring substantial improvements to defendants' rights, but also facilitate the public authorities' access to confidential bank data.
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On 27 January 2016, Transparency International released its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). ), which covers perceptions of public sector corruption in 168 countries.
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The debate around Section 153 of the Austrian Criminal Code, relating to the offence of breach of trust, is now entering the next round.
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By 1 January 2014, any measure taken by the police within the pre-trial investigative phase of criminal proceedings which violates subjective rights of the affected person underlies the scrutiny of a judge at the regional criminal court.
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From 1 January 2013, a new anti-bribery regime will be effective in Austria.
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In its fight against corruption and white collar crime, the Austrian Judiciary can from now on also rely on an anonymous whistleblowing system that has been implemented with the aim of obtaining such information more easily.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice recently released a "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" regarding the application and enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").
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("CPI 2012") earlier today. The Corruption Perception Index ranks countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.
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The Austrian Public Prosecution Service (Public Prosecution) – represented by a prosecutor – is responsible for investigating crimes and prosecuting criminal offences.
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According to the new regulations, an Austrian citizen or company can be prosecuted if the offence was committed abroad.
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As of 1 January 2013, a new anti-bribery regime will be effective in Austria.
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The Austrian Public Prosecution Service (Public Prosecution) – represented by a prosecutor – is responsible for investigating crimes and prosecuting criminal offences.
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The success of a new leniency regime, as provided for in the Austrian Criminal Code as of 1 January 2011, will depend on whether it gives the whistleblower sufficient incentives to present themselves to the public prosecutor, and whether the regulation offers a high level of predictability for those involved in the case.
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On 3 December 2014, Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, released its 20th annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
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On 3 Feb 2014, the European Commission released its Anti-Corruption Report (COM 2014/38 final), which provides comprehensive analyses of corruption within the EU member states, national preventive measures in force, and suggestions for legislative improvements.
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The UK Bribery Act (the "Act"), which has been in force since 1 July 2011, covers bribery in both the private and public sectors.
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Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The debate around Section 153 of the Austrian Criminal Code, relating to the offence of breach of trust, is now entering the next round.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Amendments to the Austrian Code of Criminal Procedure bring substantial improvements to defendants' rights, but also facilitate the public authorities' access to confidential bank data.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
In 2016, Austrian Criminal Law experienced some substantive legal developments in both, procedural and material aspects.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The woodcock mating season has just ended and deer-hunting season has already begun. Are officials allowed to accept an invitation to a hunting trip, or should they be paying the shooting fees and other costs?
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 27 January 2016, Transparency International released its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). ), which covers perceptions of public sector corruption in 168 countries.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Because of these critical comments the proposed bill was retracted and revised by an expert commission.
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