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Georg Krakow Joins DLA Piper as Partner

Georg Krakow Joins DLA Piper as Partner

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Former Baker McKenzie Senior Counsel Georg Krakow joins DLA Piper’s white-collar crime, compliance, and internal investigations team in Vienna as Partner, alongside a team of four.

According to DLA Piper, “Krakow represents companies, institutions, and individuals in all areas of white-collar criminal law and compliance issues. One of his main areas of expertise is the clarification and evaluation of criminal law facts through internal investigations He also helps clients avoid lengthy proceedings by creating and running comprehensive risk analyses and implementing efficient compliance systems.” 

Krakow spent ten years with Baker McKenzie before joining DLA Piper. In 2009, he became Head of the Cabinet of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice where he worked on economic crime cases and was involved in civil and penal legislation and, before that, he was a senior public prosecutor based in Vienna.

"With the recent increase in white-collar crime, compliance, and internal investigations, it’s important to intervene in a well-founded, calm, and efficient manner,” Krakow commented. "DLA Piper also has an impressive international criminal law team and I am very much looking forward to working with them."

"We are very pleased to welcome Georg Krakow and his experienced team,” added DLA Piper’s Country Managing Partner in Austria Claudine Vartian. "With this appointment, we are taking a major step in our strategic development."

Krakow joins with a team consisting of Senior Associate Miriam Astl and Associates Dimitra Geronta, Martin Kaplans, and Jasmin Zareie.

DLA Piper at a Glance

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, helping clients with their legal needs around the world. We strive to be the leading global full-service law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. With practical and innovative legal solutions, we help our clients succeed.

In Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), DLA Piper continues to grow and now employs more than 320 lawyers, including 46 partners across its six offices in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. With our global set-up and established relationship firms across all other CEE jurisdictions, we are among the largest and most experienced international law firms in the region. Through our experience gained advising on a variety of high-profile projects and the long-term relationships we have established with our clients, we have built a reputation as a leading business law firm across CEE.

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