Criminal business law

prawo pracy jako specjalizacja w Kancelarii KRS Katowice

The dynamic nature of economic activities presents various challenges to entrepreneurs. Therefore, we offer comprehensive advisory services for assessing the legal and criminal risk associated with business ventures and ongoing operations. Our firm not only helps protect the interests of our clients from the risks associated with economic transactions but also systematically safeguards their interests in the field of economic criminal law.

We provide our services to entrepreneurs – legal entities and individuals conducting business activities that may involve risks, managers involved in such activities, as well as creditors harmed by criminal acts. We offer support to entrepreneurs supporting the actions of public prosecutors in cases against management personnel, employees, or entities engaged in competitive activities that unlawfully caused the deterioration of another participant’s economic situation.

To best secure the interests of our clients, we provide services in the field of economic criminal law at the pre-trial stage – before the criminal case becomes the focus of law enforcement agencies. With our experience, we are able to recommend appropriate strategies to our clients, analyzing all the risks associated with market actions and presenting their potential consequences. Our extensive experience in economic matters and our familiarity with the realities of business transactions, combined with our experience in handling economic criminal cases, allow us to professionally protect clients from the legal system’s lurking threats.

Members of our team represent clients in prosecutorial and judicial proceedings concerning abuses and economic crimes such as fraud, money laundering, crimes against creditors, breach of trade secrets and confidential information, embezzlement, dissemination of false economic information, and illegal asset stripping.

In the event of criminal proceedings, we place particular emphasis on assisting our clients in their most difficult moments, such as detention and proceedings regarding the application of preventive measures, such as temporary detention. The actions taken by authorities at the initial stage of a criminal case often have a crucial impact on its outcome, so it is important to consider involving a lawyer even before any actions are taken.

The involvement of a lawyer in an economic criminal case allows for the preparation of a defense strategy, its adjustment according to the results of procedural actions, and the protection of all the rights and interests of the client.

We pay special attention to evidentiary actions conducted during the process. Members of our team, through doctoral studies, numerous training sessions, and scientific conferences, have acquired additional qualifications in the field of evidence law, including illegal evidence or the so-called poisoned fruit of the tree.

For individuals suspected/accused/charged, we offer:

  • Legal advice in assessing the risk of economic activities and conducted operations from the perspective of potential criminal law violations.
  • Legal advice for securing individual financial interests.
  • Analysis of all aspects of the case for potential violations of economic criminal law, explanation of the potential development of the criminal case, and preparation of the defense – recommendation of the optimal way forward.
  • Legal advice in proceedings before investigative authorities.
  • Assistance during detention.
  • Comprehensive actions related to the application of preventive measures (temporary detention, police supervision, bail), including participation in so-called detention hearings.
  • Preparation of relevant evidentiary applications, assistance in obtaining evidence.
  • Analysis of evidence.
  • Liaison with law enforcement agencies for the programming of procedural actions or the possible negotiation of a consensual conclusion to the criminal proceedings (voluntary acceptance of responsibility, including conditional discontinuation of proceedings).
  • Legal advice and assistance in all procedural activities.
  • Participation in mediation.
  • Assistance in providing explanations and during witness interrogations by law enforcement agencies/court.
  • Procedural representation throughout the entire proceedings, at every stage.
  • Preparation of applications, procedural documents, and appeals (complaints, appeals, cassation) in case of unfavorable procedural decisions by the prosecuting authorities.

For victims of crime, we offer:

  • Legal advice for securing financial interests in business operations and during economic criminal proceedings.
  • Analysis of potential acts of unfair competition that may incur liability under economic criminal law.
  • Analysis of all aspects of the case for potential violations of economic criminal law, explanation of the potential development of the criminal case, and recommendation of the optimal way to proceed.
  • Preparation of notifications of suspected crimes.
  • Preparation of private indictments. 
  • Assistance in gathering evidence and its analysis.
  • Pursuit of compensation for damages caused by the crime – preparation of applications for compensation/reparation/satisfaction and representation in enforcement proceedings.
  • Legal advice and assistance in all procedural activities.
  • Liaison with law enforcement agencies for the programming of procedural actions.
  • Participation in mediation.
  • Assistance during interrogations by law enforcement agencies/court.
  • Procedural representation throughout the entire proceedings, at every stage.
  • Preparation of applications, procedural documents, and appeals (complaints, appeals, cassation) in case of unfavorable procedural decisions by the prosecuting authorities.

Thanks to experienced lawyers, members of our team, we are able to provide assistance in criminal cases at any time, especially considering the dynamics of evidence gathering and the need for a quick response in case of detention. We will advise you on how to secure your financial interests.

Our rich, long-standing experience gained in economic matters as well as in numerous criminal proceedings allows us to offer professional support – comprehensive advice in assessing the risk of economic activities undertaken and conducted business, the possible development of a criminal case, and the outcomes of criminal proceedings, and to adjust to the optimal defense or representation strategy for the aggrieved party’s interests.

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Knapek Rybczynski Szmit & Partners Law Firm

ul. Zabrska 18, 40-083 Katowice
opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 08:00 – 17:00