Georg Krakow

Georg Krakow

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG


Mag. Georg Krakow joined Baker McKenzie in 2011. Prior to joining the Firm, he headed the legal department of a major European furniture retail company until 1992, after which he became part of the Austrian judiciary and was appointed senior public prosecutor in Vienna. In 2009, he became head of cabinet of the Federal Ministry of Justice, working on economic crime cases and being involved in civil and penal legislation, such as anti-corruption measures, a leniency regulation in Austrian penal law, and in developing the central prosecution office for economic crimes and corruption.

Practice Focus

Georg advises corporate clients on compliance matters and on the consequences of penal law. He develops strategies against lengthy proceedings and also avoiding convictions. Georg focuses on risk analysis and on the development, implementation and controlling of compliance systems. He also counsels on internal investigations for business enterprises.

Representative Legal Matters

As a senior public prosecutor, Mr. Krakow represented the public prosecution office and conducted the preliminary proceedings in numerous occasions for economic crimes cases, such as:

  • An international case relating to a large Austrian bank concerning breach of trust, fraud and false accounting with a damage inflicted of more than EUR1 billion.
  • An international case of investment fraud, tax evasion and false accounting with more than 10,000 victims.
  • In a case of insider-trading concerning securities listed at the Vienna stock exchange relating to an acquisition.

Professional Honors

  • Among the Top 10 for white-collar criminal law, trend Anwaltsranking 2021
  • Leading individual in dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud), Legal 500 Europe 2021
  • White-Collar Crime, Chambers Europe 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Transparency International (the global coalition against corruption) - Member
  • International Anti-Corruptions Academy (IACA) - Senior Advisory Board Member


  • Austria (2014)


  • Higher Regional Court Vienna (2011)
  • University of Linz (2011)
  • Higher Regional Court Vienna (2001)
  • University of Linz (1999)
  • University of Vienna (1997)


  • English
  • German


  • Co-publisher (with Felix Ruhmannseder and Nic Behr), Handbook "Hinweisgebersysteme - Implementierung in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz," 2nd edition oft he Müller C.F. Wirtschaftsrecht series, June 2021 
  • Contributor, Handbook Compliance, 3rd edition, edited by Karin Mair and Alexander Petsche, August 2019
  • Author, “Die verbotene Intervention: Wann ist Einflussnahme ungebührlich,” Fachzeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, 2013
  • Author, “Das neue Anti-Korruptionsstrafrecht,” Compliance Praxis, 2012
  • Author, “Das erste Urteil nach dem UK Bribery,” Compliance Praxis, 2012
  • Co-author, “Compliance in Public Affairs,“ Lexis Nexis, 2012