We offer comprehensive legal services in criminal law related both to corporate criminal liability, including criminal compliance programmes, and criminal liability of individuals.
The defence comprises legal representation and protection of the rights and interests of persons suspected and accused in criminal proceedings.
We provide legal services in all areas with a special focus on property offences and economic crime, in particular tax crime.
Legal entities may be subject to criminal liability and may be sanctioned, with a fine of up to CZK 1.5 billion, a ban on exercising public contracts, the publication of their sentence, among other things.
A legal entity may be acquitted from criminal liability if it has made every effort that could be reasonably requested from it to prevent the commitment of the illegal act. This may be achieved through the criminal compliance programme, which is a comprehensive system of internal corporate measures and procedures to prevent, detect and tackle illegal acts.
We will tailor the criminal compliance programme to meet the client’s demands, in line with the requirements under the Corporate Criminal Liability Act and the best practices. Simultaneously, we can also provide related advisory, in particular assistance with the implementation, relevant training sessions, etc.
We also audit (review) existing programmes and make proposals for improvement.
We will analyse intended business or private transactions or acts from the criminal law perspective.
We assist the injured and persons affected by criminal proceedings – we will draft and file a notice about the facts suggesting the possible commission of a crime, we represent the injured in criminal proceedings, and we assert the claim for compensation or non-material loss or the petition to secure a compensation claim from the accused person’s property.
We render immediate and effective assistance with individual actions taken by investigative, prosecuting and adjudicating bodies, e.g. with rendering explanations, witness hearings, police requests for information, search of premises or search of other premises and land, seizures of property, etc.
We carry out independent investigations of suspected illegal acts committed within a legal entity, prepare opinions regarding the matter and propose measures and procedures.
We share information and our know-how in criminal law.
We provide legal services in criminal law through exclusive cooperation with SEIFERT A PARTNEŘI (www.akseifert.cz) managed by Filip Seifert, a prominent Czech counsel and expert. The law firm SEIFERT A PARTNEŘI ranked among highly recommended law firms specialising in criminal law in the Law Firm of 2017–2022 competitions.