Areas of expertise

White-Collar Crime

White-Collar criminal investigation proceedings take a long time and show the might of the government. Dozens of investigators, expert witnesses and prosecutors try to build a case and for the defendant staying on top of events is crucial for success. We work together with well-known economics and tax experts to provide the best possible defence for you.

Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a crime you need the guidance of a law firm that is highly specialized in criminal law. Our law firm assists you from the very first interrogation until the main trial. We provide immediate support in any unexpected event, such as search warrants, arrests or seizure of assets any time, all over Austria.


Unlawful behaviour of employees can lead to unpleasant consequences for the company. Therefore, we – as certified Compliance Officers – help you to locate and identify problematic areas and offer prevention in terms of staff training..

Extradition Law

Extradition cases usually implicate a massive time pressure. We have the necessary know-how and are able to provide important information about the human rights situation in the requesting country within a short time.

Rechtsanwalt Mag. Johann Pauer

attorneys at law | attorneys for white-collar crime


Since 2023
Committee member of the Vienna Bar Association
Since 2022
University lecturer at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Vienna
Since 2019
Examination officer of the Vienna Bar Association
2017 - 2023
Member of the disciplinary council of theVienna Bar Association
Foundation of the law office PauerLaw
2014 - 2017
Associate/attorney at B&S Böhmdorfer Schender Rae GmbH (criminal law, extradition law)
Bar Exam (Austria)
2010 - 2014
Associate in Vienna (Civil law, Criminal Law, Administrative Criminal Law)
2009 - 2010
Legal clerkship at various courts in Vienna
2004 - 2007
Law assistant at law firm Dr. Ernst Schillhammer (Criminal Law)
2003 - 2009
Law school University of Vienna
Graduation BRG St. Veit/Glan
Graduation Wheeler High School, Valparaiso, IN, USA


Trend Anwaltsranking 2023

For the third year in a row, Mag. Johann Pauer has been listed in the trend Lawyers Ranking – this year in the Criminal Law category.

Chambers Ranking

Chambers & Partners, the globally leading international market analysis company in the field of law, has listed Mag. Johann Pauer in the white-collar crime category for the year 2023.

The Legal 500

The international market analysis company The Legal 500 has released its EMEA Ranking 2022 in the white-collar crime category. PauerLaw has been ranked as a 'firm to watch'.

Trend Anwaltsranking 2022

Mag. Johann Pauer has been listed again this year in the trend Lawyers Ranking in the category of Economic Criminal Law.

Trend Anwaltsranking 2021

Mag. Johann Pauer has been listed for the first time in the trend Lawyers Ranking in the category of Economic Criminal Law.


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