The highest level
of expertise

Our lawyers advise clients on all aspects of commercial law. Thanks to decades of experience and expertise, at CERHA HEMPEL we know and understand the ins and outs of every area of law. At the national and international level, we continuously demonstrate our business know-how. Apart from guaranteeing unparalleled quality, trust, and professionalism in all areas of commercial law, CERHA HEMPEL also guarantees its clients the highest level of service combined with the latest legal knowledge.

Compliance & Investigations

The regulatory requirements imposed on companies are becoming increasingly complex and the relevant authorities are now taking a much harder line on enforcing strict compliance with rules and regulations. CERHA HEMPEL’s Compliance & Internal Investigations Practice Group provides support to companies and their corporate bodies in both Austria and CEE with a view to minimizing the risk they face from compliance violations by implementing compliance management systems or, where compliance violations have already been committed, by dealing with such situations in the best possible way.

CERHA HEMPEL is one of the leading law firms in the field of Compliance & Internal Investigations. Our compliance experts have many years' experience advising Austrian and international clients in connection with planning and implementing tailor-made compliance programmes, supporting companies during dawn raids and conducting necessary internal investigations. At the same time, as proven experts in our field we cover the most relevant areas of substantive law (antitrust, criminal law, data protection law and capital market compliance) and coordinate the work undertaken by attorneys specialised in other areas of law within our firm.

Our CEE presence allows us to be a one-stop shop when providing support to our international clients.

The outstanding expertise of our legal practitioners in the relevant fields is confirmed time and again by our inclusion in international law firm rankings (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, JUVE, Global Competition Review).

  • Designing and implementing tailor-made compliance management systems
  • Preparing compliance handbooks for individual areas of law
  • Training programmes for management and employees
  • Designing online tests and e-learning tools
  • Preparing and implementing document retention policies
  • Assessing and developing existing compliance programmes
  • Providing advice in connection with dawn raids
  • Advising clients on all aspects surrounding capital market compliance
  • Advising on internal investigations, especially with regard to criminal and antitrust law
  • Representing and advising clients before supervisory and investigative authorities

Our experts

Dr. Edith Hlawati
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 161
Dr. Clemens Hasenauer, LL.M./MBA
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 321
Dr. Peter Knobl
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 241
Mag. Georg Konrad, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 561
Dr. Bernhard Kofler-Senoner, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 581
Dr. Hans Kristoferitsch, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 291
MMag. Dr. Stefan Huber, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 304
Dr. Anna Wolf-Posch, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 581
Mag. Lorenz Pracht, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35-421
JUDr. Martin Kartner
Partner
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Mgr. David Kučera
Partner
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
MMag. Dr. Michael Mayer
Counsel
Austria
+43 1 514 35 270
Gergana Antonova
Senior Associate
Bulgaria
+359 2 401 09 99
Bettina Chira
Senior Associate
Romania
+40 35 600 70 33
Dr. Ana Feiler
Senior Associate
Austria
+43 1 514 35 303
Dr. Andrea Harrich
Senior Associate
Austria
+43 1 514 35 0
Dragoş Marinescu
Senior Associate
Romania
+40 21 311 12 13
Anda Nicoara
Senior Associate
Romania
+40 21 311 12 13
Mag. Florian Prischl
Senior Associate
Austria
+43 1 514 35 581
Raluca-Cristina Ratz
Senior Associate
Romania
+40 35 600 70 33
Mgr. Eva Ruhswurmová
Senior Associate
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Dr. Armin Schwabl, LL.M.
Senior Associate
Austria
+43 1 514 35 0
Mgr. Nikol Španvirtová
Senior Associate
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Andrei Zamfirescu
Senior Associate
Romania
+40 21 311 12 13