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Cyber-Attacks And Business Secrets - Protection Under Criminal Law
Business secrets are essential assets of companies, and are often the reason for a company having a competitive lead in a market.
26 Jul 2019
Non-Compliance in the Healthcare Sector - Iceberg Ahead!
If anyone needed a wakeup call as to how critical a functioning compliance system and culture is, look no further than the recent reports in the Austrian media about allegations of fraud launched against a surgeon working at one of Vienna's most renowned public-sector hospitals.
9 Oct 2018
New Rules On Confiscation To Fight Crime
On 27 April 2017, an amendment to the Polish Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code implementing Directive 2014/42/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014...
16 Nov 2017
2016 Brought Some Substantial Changes In Austria's Criminal Law Provisions - A Review
In 2016, Austrian Criminal Law experienced some substantive legal developments in both, procedural and material aspects.
11 Jan 2017
The Austrian Leniency Programme: To Be Continued?
Because of these critical comments the proposed bill was retracted and revised by an expert commission.
3 Nov 2016
A New WCC Department Within The Metropolitan Public Prosecution Office
As of September 1st 2016, a newly established special department, dedicated solely to white collar crimes, has commenced its work within the Hungarian Metropolitan Public Prosecution Office.
8 Sep 2016
Committed Bribery In The Czech Republic?
The Czech Government recently submitted a proposal to amend the Czech Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure in respect of, among others, the non-prosecution of bribery under certain circumstances.
Czech Republic
9 Jun 2016
EU Market Abuse Regulation Countdown - Are You Ready? Part III: Sanctions - Austria Publishes Draft Implementing Bill
The new EU market abuse regime will take effect across EU member states from 3 July 2016 onwards.
11 May 2016
Invitations To Hunting Trips - The Criminal Court's Next Trophy?
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?
10 May 2016
Reform Of The Austrian Code Of Criminal Procedure Brings Improvements To Defendants' Rights In Criminal Proceedings
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.
11 Apr 2016
The Responsibility Of Managing Directors To Ensure An Effective And Adequate Compliance Organisation
The fight against corruption has intensified over the past few years in Austria, highlighting the importance of corporate compliance.
21 Mar 2016
Contracting Authorities May Exclude Tenderers On Basis Of Criminal Charges
Under Austrian (and EU) public procurement law, authorities can exclude economic operators that are considered unreliable and therefore unsuitable to be awarded a public contract.
18 Feb 2016
Transparency International Releases Its New Corruption Perceptions Index
On 27 January 2016, Transparency International released its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). ), which covers perceptions of public sector corruption in 168 countries.
28 Jan 2016
Reform Proposals Seek To Clarify Breach Of Trust
The debate around Section 153 of the Austrian Criminal Code, relating to the offence of breach of trust, is now entering the next round.
18 Jun 2015
Responsibility Of Managing Directors To Ensure An Effective And Adequate Compliance Organization
In our Legal Insights edition of 9 March 2015, we already adressed the recent decision issued by the District Court of Munich No I in Germany on the liability of directors for inadequate compliance organizations.
23 Mar 2015
Liability Of Managing Directors For Inadequate Compliance Organization
The fight against corruption has intensified over the past few years, causing the issue of corporate compliance to become ever more important.
17 Mar 2015
Transparency International – Release Of 20th Annual Corruption Perceptions Index
On 3 December 2014, Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, released its 20th annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
European Union
16 Dec 2014
Crime Of Active Corruption And Commercial Bribery As Grounds For Exclusion From Public Contracts Award Procedures
A conviction for the crimes of active corruption and commercial bribery, which are defined in art. 229 and 296a of the Polish Criminal Code (CC), not only brings about consequences on the grounds of criminal law, but also implies negative consequences in other spheres of law.
20 Nov 2014
Breach of Trust - A Recent Supreme Court Ruling Has Broad Implications For Stock Corporations
Austria's breach of trust provision found its way back into the limelight only recently via the prominent criminal proceedings against the former management of LIBRO AG, a leading non-food retailer.
26 Mar 2014
EU/CEE: Perceptions And Experiences Of Corruption In EU Member States
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.
European Union
19 Feb 2014
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