Region: Austria

The good, the bad and the ugly: tell GIR about the enforcers you work with

GIR wants to hear your views on the due process policies and procedures of the government enforcement agencies and prosecutor’s offices you work with every day. The deadline for the 2017 Due Process Guide survey has been extended to 10 February.

03 February 2017

Austrian politician brings human rights challenge over 800-page indictment

A Vienna court has rejected a request from defendants in a multibillion-euro corruption case who want more than two weeks to respond to a lengthy indictment that took two years to draft. A separate constitutional challenge continues.

26 August 2016

Austria court refuses to consider Firtash extradition treaty petition

24 August 2016

Austria’s public prosecutors (APP)

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02 June 2016

Wolf Theiss investigations lawyer quits firm

White-collar crime lawyer Bettina Knötzl, who has been at Wolf Theiss in Vienna since 1993, is leaving the firm.

03 December 2015

Hungarian oil executive escapes German bribery arrest on double jeopardy grounds

Croatia’s main anti-corruption enforcer has questioned Austria and Germany’s decision to ignore a European arrest warrant against the chairman of Hungary’s state-energy company MOL, who is accused of paying millions of euros in bribes.

05 November 2015

EU court to decide whether US/EU data transfer is invalid on 6 October

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will rule on 6 October whether data can be transferred across the Atlantic under the Safe Harbour Agreement between the EU and the US.

30 September 2015

Austrian prosecutors face arbitration battle over alleged due process violations

The owner of a Vienna bank targeted by multiple fraud investigations has lodged what is thought to be the first-ever investment treaty claim against Austria.

05 August 2015

EU unveils tougher tax avoidance draft laws

According to reports, new EU draft laws, published on 8 July, designed to combat tax evasion and avoidance will require large companies with subsidiaries in the EU to declare the profit they make and the taxes they pay in each country.

10 July 2015

Current use of expert witnesses in Austria is lawful, says court

After months of deliberation, Austria’s Constitutional Court said on 2 April that it is lawful for courts to appoint expert witnesses who previously helped prosecutors investigate the case under trial.

08 April 2015

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