Norbert Wess is a founder and partner at wkk law Rechtsanwälte. He graduated from the University of Vienna as Dr iuris and was admitted to the Bar in 2004. Within a short time, he established himself by acting in many of Austria’s high-profile cases concerning white-collar crime. He advises and represents national and international clients (corporations as well as individuals) regarding investigations by Austrian and foreign authorities, and regularly appears in court as a defence counsel, as well as a civil party representative, to enforce their claims as victims of crimes.
Furthermore, Norbert is the author of various publications regarding criminal procedural law and gives lectures and presentations on issues relating to criminal law, compliance and related topics. He is co-editor of the Journal for Business and Tax Criminal Law (Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Finanzstrafrecht), of the Manual of Criminal Defense (Handbuch Strafverteidigung, 2017), the Commentary Business Criminal Law (Praktikerkommentar Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, 2018) and the Linzer Commentary on the Code of Criminal Procedure (Linzer Kommentar zur Strafprozessordnung, 2020).
Norbert Wess is a member of the board of the Association of Austrian Defence Lawyers (VÖStV), a member of the Commercial Criminal Law Association (WiSteV) and the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP), a member of the disciplinary board of the Vienna Bar Association, and a member and deputy chairman of the disciplinary committee of the Austrian Federal Football League.