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Miriam Astl

Counsel Miriam Astl‘s practice showcases her corporate and capital markets law expertise, which intersects with her knowledge of white-collar crime.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Miriam Astl has many years of experience in advising clients, in particular in white collar crime and commercial criminal law, criminal law, civil procedure law, internal auditing, investigations, corporate governance and compliance.

Miriam advises and represents companies, institutions and individuals in all areas of commercial criminal law and in compliance matters. She specialises in providing criminal law advice and representing clients in cybercrime and cryptocurrency cases.

Her practice also includes advising and representing providers in mass litigation, in particular with regard to administrative criminal law and civil law aspects. She is also the author of several publications in the areas of civil procedural law, litigation financing and criminal law.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwältin registered with Rechtsanwaltskammer Wien


  • Representing and advising in criminal proceedings from the police and the prosecutors office to the court and the supreme court, as defence lawyer or representing aggrieved parties.
  • Representing and advising in civil and arbitration proceedings related to a core criminal law issue.
  • Representing and advising in fiscal penal proceedings.
  • Cases with involvement of crypto-currencies.
  • Representing and advising in administrative proceedings, in particular regulatory proceedings regarding AML, conduct and sanctions compliance, including financial institutions.
  • Conducting international and national internal investigations of criminal and regulatory law related issues as basis for decision-making, for pursuing or defense against claims, avoiding or supporting proceedings.
  • Representing and advising public entities including cases that involve dealing with public law compliance including parliamentary committees issues.
  • Representing and advising in administrative criminal proceedings related to mass litigation cases.
  • German
  • English
  • Polish
  • University of Innsbruck, Master of Law, 2013


  • Ranked as a Rising Star for White Collar Crime (including Fraud) in Austria, Legal 500 EMEA, 2024
  • “Miriam Astl’s advice in this area is always well considered.” Legal 500, 2024
  • “Miriam Astl and Georg Krakow have very good solutions for my cases, and I can always contact them.“ Legal 500, 2024

Publications and media

Additional News

  • Informal life imprisonment research for Penal Reform International

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Vienna Bar Association
  • Transparency International (leader of a working group)
  • Austrian White Collar Crime Association (AWCCA)