Discover Germany, Issue 33, December 2015

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Austria’s Legal Experts

A specialist and experienced lawyer is crucial when facing criminal charges When getting in conflict with the law, having a good lawyer at hand is essential – especially when facing criminal charges. The Vienna-based lawyers Lukas Kollmann and Philipp Wolm are specialised in this field, advising and representing national and international clients in court, consulting them in advance or carrying out internal company investigations. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN


The law office of Dr Lukas Kollmann and Mag Philipp Wolm inVienna has a boutique approach. “We are solely specialised in criminal law and criminal trial law and lend our professional and personal support to clients,” explains lawyer Philipp Wolm. While many other law firms work in quite different areas of law, Kollmann Theme and Wolm focus on one field and its neighbouring areas only, allowing them and their clients to profit not only from experience but also extensive expertise. Instead of covering many legal topics but only scratching the surface in all of them, Lukas Kollmann and Philipp Wolm’s emphasis on criminal law allows them to carve out even the finest details and think through cases more thoroughly, maybe identifying legal loopholes and always working on the best solution for their clients.“Through our long experience and expert knowledge we can guarantee our clients a high level of competence even in delicate situations,” says lawyer Lukas Kollmann, who founded the law office together with Philipp Wolm.

Austria’s Legal Experts

International recognition as experts on commercial criminal law After studying law in Vienna, Lukas Kollmann obtained a doctoral degree at the same university and worked for law firms in Vienna. From 2009 to 2014 he worked for the renowned law firm Soyer & Partner – first as an independent lawyer, later as partner – before founding Kollmann, Wolm Rechtsanwälte in 2014. His main competences are criminal law and criminal trial law, commercial criminal law, corporate criminal law, internal company investigations, corruption law and penitentiary law. Lukas Kollmann was voted among the top ten Austrian criminal law specialists in the FORMAT ranking 2015, the law office itself

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