SERVICES

PAULITSCH LAW is a law firm specialized in White Collar Crime and Compliance.

  • White Collar Crime

  • Compliance

  • Crisis Management

  • Litigation

WHITE COLLAR CRIME

  • Criminal defense in white collar crime cases
  • Representation of victims
  • Enforcement of claims for damages

COMPLIANCE

  • Risk Assessments and compliance analyses
  • Compliance management systems, guidelines and codes of conduct
  • Internal investigations
  • Dawn raids
  • Whistleblowing hotlines
  • Legal advise and trainings in compliance related matters, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

  • Structural legal advice in emergencies
  • Assessments of risk fields in companies
  • Checklist of measures for works-case scenarios
  • Development of short- and long-term strategies and solutions
  • Alignment of communication strategies with PR experts

LITIGATION

  • Examination of the facts and legal chances and challenges with clear recommendations
  • Development of strategies for settling disputes
  • Time- and cost-efficient process management
  • Close cooperation with auditors, experts and authorities
  • Litigation before Austrian courts in all instances
  • Enforcement of court decisions and judgments
TEAM

“Don’t fear risk. Manage it.”

TEAM

Dr. Heidemarie Paulitsch

Clients about Heidemarie:

  • “An outstanding specialist in criminal compliance, litigation and white-collar crime, Heidemarie Paulitsch is widely praised for being very responsive and very international.”
  • “Advising corporations on anti-corruption compliance and investigations, she is described by a client as a hands-on lawyer who knows her area and can really be relied on.” (Chambers & Partners, 2016)

Heidemarie began her professional experience in major law firms. Starting at a major criminal defense law firm in Vienna, Heidemarie moved on to Wolf Theiss and later established the Compliance & White Collar Crime practice area at Schoenherr Attorneys at Law.

Heidemarie has headed white collar crime cases for and against several companies. Most recently she advised German DAX-listed companies and groups in Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, France and Brazil.

The criminal law expert is a speaker and frequent author in expert journals and reference books. Recently, she initiated and coordinated the publication of the “Anti-Corruption Guide”. Her expertise is internationally recognized in the legal directories, such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Handelsblatt (“Best Austrian Lawyer 2018”).

Born in Carinthia, Austria, Heidemarie studied at the law faculty at the University of Graz (Mag. iur. and Doc. iur.) and at the College of Law, University of Oklahoma (USA). She is a member of the whistleblowing working group at Transparency International – Austrian Chapter, the Austrian Compliance Officer Association (ÖCOV), the Austrian Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the German-based White Collar Crime Association (WisteV).

Contact:
Dr. Heidemarie Paulitsch
Attorney at law
A-1010 Vienna, Tuchlauben 13
+43 1 361 4007
paulitsch@paulitsch.law

Dr. Pilar Koukol

Pilar Koukol is an attorney at law at PAULITSCH LAW. Pilar focuses mainly on Compliance advise and White Collar Crime litigation.

Pilar Koukol is a lecturer at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna (SFU). She passed the Austrian bar exam with honors and worked as an associate for one of Austria’s leading law firms, BINDER GRÖSSWANG attorneys at law, where she was member of the Dispute Resolution and White Collar Crime Team.

Born in Vienna, Pilar studied at the law faculty of the University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2010 and Doc. iur. 2014) and worked as intern in several law firms and  at the Institute for European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. Pilar gained experience in the field of White Collar Crime as university assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Vienna, where she worked at the Department of Professor Dr. Helmut Fuchs. There, she was teaching courses, held lectures and published articles in the area of White Collar Crime. Pilar’s doctoral thesis focused on possible effects of compliance management systems on the criminal liability of executives. She also completed internships at the Austrian Trade Commission in Barcelona and the Basel Institute on Governance (link).

Contact:
Pilar Koukol
Attorney at Law
A-1010 Vienna, Tuchlauben 13
+43 1 361 400-711
koukol@paulitsch.law

Mag. Martina Zehetner

Martina Zehetner is an associate at the team of PAULITSCH LAW. She studied at the law faculty at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur) and gained work experience at the District Court Inner City Vienna and the Public Prosecutor’s Office Vienna.

At PAULITSCH LAW, Martina specializes on white collar crime matters and civil law. She is in the lead of major white collar crime cases (investigations and court hearings).

Contact:
Martina Zehetner
Associate
A-1010 Vienna, Tuchlauben 13
+43 1 361 400-715
zehetner@paulitsch.law

Mag. Katherine Bernthaler

Katherine is associate in the team of PAULITSCH LAW. She specializes in e-commerce and civil law as well as data and consumer protection.

Born in Graz, Katherine studied law at the Universities of Graz (Austria) and Utrecht (Netherlands). She haspracticed law in major corporate law firms in Vienna (e.g. Wolf Theiss) and passed the bar exam in 2010. From 2011 to 2018, Katherine was Legal Counsel at the Austrian consumer electronics retail chain MediaMarktSaturn and was responsible for all of their legal and compliance issues.

Contact:
Katherine Bernthaler
Senior Associate
A-1010 Vienna, Tuchlauben 13
+43 1 361 400 714
bernthaler@paulitsch.law

Victoria Lyakin, LL.B. (WU)

Victoria Lyakin works as paralegal at PAULITSCH LAW and is a business law master student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Ms Lyakin specializes in white collar crime and civil law (especially in contract, tort and warranty law). Before joining PAULITSCH LAW, Victoria was an intern at several major law firms in Vienna. She expanded her legal knowledge in English at the Summer Law School in Dublin, Ireland.

Contact:
Victoria Lyakin, LL.B. (WU)
Paralegal
A-1010 Vienna, Tuchlauben 13
+43 1 361 400
admin@paulitsch.law

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

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Events

Events

  • 18 September, Update Anti-Money Compliance for auditors, VWT Management Club (Link)
  • 28 June 2018, Webinar, Golden Rules for Dawn Raids, 3-4:30 pm, Vienna Lindecampus
  • 5 June 2018, Publication of practice handbook for dawn raids, Linde
  • 25 June 2018, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Seminar, VWT, Management Club, Vienna (Link)
  • 13 June 2018, Presentation of Whistleblowing Guideline for corporations, Vienna (Link)
  • 14 May 2018, Dawn Raids by Authorities – Don’t Panik! VWT, Management Club, Vienna (Link)
  • 23 January 2018, Pilar Koukol joins the attorney team at PAULITSCH LAW (press release).
Jobs

Jobs

There are currently no vacancies available. If you want to be a part of our journey make an application with your CV and convincing letter of motivation via e-mail to office@paulitsch.law.

Contact

CONTACT

LET’S TALK.

PAULITSCH LAW
Tuchlauben 13 (4th floor), Entrance Kleeblattgasse 4, A-1010 Wien
+43 1 361 4007
office@paulitsch.law
www.paulitsch.law

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