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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Banking, finance & capital markets practice group




Klara Kiehl  specialises in civil and criminal litigation as well as compliance.  Klara works in the area of dispute resolution specialising in financial services litigation, particularly representing banks in court proceedings as well as product liability and warranty disputes.  Further, Klara has had a strong focus on criminal law and criminal compliance. Klara advises and defends institutional and individual clients in a wide range of criminal matters, including claims of fraud, anti-corruption law violations and breach of trust. Also, Klara has designed and implemented internal compliance programmes, established search warrant response plans and conducted internal investigations. Before joining Schoenherr in 2010, Klara worked in the dispute resolution practice group of a large international law firm. During her studies Klara worked as a trainee in international law firms and did an internship at a US criminal court.


Czech, English, German


Austrian Criminal Bar Association


University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Dr. iur. 2012)
University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Mag. iur. 2006)
Univerzita Karolova v Praze, Prague/Czech Republic (2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud)

(Rising stars)

Klara KiehlSchoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)‘s combined criminal and civil law expertise leads to regular mandates from companies, public institutions and damaged parties requiring assistance with the implementation of compliance programmes and internal investigations. Christoph Haid is the main contact in this space but also handles matters at the intersection with competition law. He co-heads the practice with insolvency and restructuring expert Wolfgang Höller, who advises on preventative measures such as anti-corruption compliance programmes. Counsel Klara Kiehl is the key contact for criminal proceedings and criminal compliance and also acts for individuals. In September 2021 criminal compliance and anti-corruption law expert Michael Lindtner left the firm.