We offer comprehensive legal services in criminal law related both to corporate criminal liability, including criminal compliance programmes, and criminal liability of individuals. The services are provided on an exclusive basis in cooperation with the law firm SEIFERT A PARTNEŘI, managed by he leading Czech defence counsel and criminal law specialist Filip Seifert.
DEFENCE OF INDIVIDUALS AND LEGAL ENTITIES
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.
CRIMINAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAMME
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.
ANALYSES AND CONSULTATIONS
We will analyse intended business or private transactions or acts from the criminal law perspective.
CRIMINAL INFORMATION AND REPRESENTATION OF INJURED PARTIES
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.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE RELATED TO PROCEDURES IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
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.
Filip Seifert has broad experience in criminal law. Previously, he was a probationer at the Municipal Court in Prague and passed a specialised judicial examination authorising him to act as a judge in the Czech Republic. Since 2005, he has worked as an attorney. Prior to establishing his own law firm SEIFERT A PARTNEŘI, he worked for 10 years at a renowned Czech law firm in the position of senior associate, and later, as a partner. Filip has extensive experience in criminal law, including corporate criminal liability, which is a field he deals with in his publications and lectures. He is a founding member of the Czech Union of Defence Counsels and a member of its board. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University, where he also received a D. Jur. degree. In addition, he obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA Senior Executive) degree, validated by the Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Filip speaks fluent English.
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