Discover Germany, Issue 33, December 2015

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Austria’s Legal Experts

was among the top ten law offices working in the field of commercial criminal law. Lukas Kollmann is recognised as a leading authority on corruption-related law and internal investigations and writes for Who’s Who Legal. So while only existing for a short time, the Kollmann Wolm law office is already internationally recognised and counted among the leading authorities on criminal law. Philipp Wolm impresses with a similar portfolio featuring experience in criminal law and criminal trial law, compliance, internal company investigations, penitentiary law and commercial criminal law. Above that he works on cases concerning drug abuse and crimes surrounding illegal substances. Philipp Wolm has also studied law inVienna and has worked for the same law office as Lukas Kollmann. In 2014 he not only became partner at Kollmann, Wolm Rechtsanwälte but also successfully passed an examination as certified compliance officer.

plains Wolm, providing arguments why clients should and could rely on their work. While a strong emphasis is on individual clients – with a strategy to bring criminal proceedings to an end as soon as possible – Kollmann and Wolm also work for companies when needed. Here it is essential to keep the impact as small as possible to avoid damage to a company’s reputation. This is also the case when conducting internal investigations on behalf of a client.

On the other hand both lawyers also legally support employees affected by this kind of investigation. No matter what reason someone might have to employ Lukas Kollmann and Philipp Wolm, they promise not only to do their best, but also to calculate their fees fairly and transparently.

Portraits: Dr. Lukas Kollmann (left) and Philipp Wolm (right)

Doing the best for clients – even when proven guilty “We represent clients in all areas of criminal law – so to speak from a drug dealer to an imposter suspected of fraud amounting to millions of Euros,”says Philipp Wolm.“But in total our main focus lies on commercial criminal law proceedings. Always sticking to the codex ‘everyone is entitled to a lawyer’, there are only very few cases we would refuse – sexual offences for example.” In addition to court proceedings, the second focus lies on criminal compliance – counselling clients before they do something illegal in business. For many working in an international market this is quite important, since often quite different – and unknown to the client – regulations might apply. Lukas Kollmann and Philipp Wolm can rely on a team of two trainee lawyers and a legal assistant supporting them in both work areas: consulting and representation at court. “Our success is based on our integrity, our know how in commercial criminal law and the partisanship towards our clients,” ex-

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