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Prevention of Commercial Crime

The International Chamber of Commerce for Austria would be delighted to be of service in preventing commercial crime. In accepting our tailor-made advice, we would show you precisely how you and your firm can act to curtail the present effects of white-collar crime, as well as reduce the likelihood of future problems. For instance, our professionals can peruse contracts in your consideration, examining them for those suspicious signs that may indicate the potential for abuse, in the wording, structure, and so forth. In doing so, we can spot inconsistencies before they become a problem, thereby preventing our client from taking unreasonable offers. We have the unrivalled quality of experience, product of years upon years in the assessment and evaluation of every face of commercial crime. Added to this is the expertise we draw from our international and extensive network of professionals in the field, as part of the global institution that is the International Chamber of Commerce. Together, these work to our credit in proving our credibility and demonstrating that we are the authoritive institution in this respect.


Should you be experiencing a certain hesitance in signing a contract, do allow us to give it a good, hard look before mistakes and losses are made.


We can offer you advice in the following areas:

  • Investment fraud
  • Fraudulent investments into 'clean' firms
  • Fraud in the form of loans and project finance
  • Dupery in Import and Export
  • Reproduction and fake goods
  • Corruption
  • Corporate espionage and blackmail
  • IT-Safety and maintenance of an effective firewall
  • Internal fraud within the firm
  • Cybercrime

The International Chamber of Commerce has taken to heart its mission of supporting and lobbying for the growth of international trade and the spread of globalisation as a matter of course. However, with the expansion and consolidation of globalisation and its plethora of benefits, commercial crime has reared its ugly head and thrived. In battling this surge, the ICC has erected a series of structures and organisations on a global scale, foremost among these, the ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) headquartered in London, which works in co-operation with Interpol to fight white-collar crime.


The CCS relies on three independent, specialised divisions:


ICC Financial Investigation Bureau
primarily concerned with fraud in investment, the financing of credit, import-export, etc.


ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau
specifically dealing with counterfeit goods and measures to curb their emergence


ICC International Maritime Bureau
concerning fraud in shipping, in the port, and maritime piracy

Should you have already experienced an abuse in the way of commercial crime, we could certainly be of great use, however we urge you as a matter of great importance to inform the appropriate government authorities, eg. financial police, as well as your lawyer.


ICC Anti-Corruption Clause

ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit
ICC Rules on Combating Corruption

Anti-Corruption Third Party Due Diligence

ICC Guidelines on Gifts and Hospitality

ICC Whistleblowing Guidelines

RESIST (Resisting Extortion and Solicitation in International Transactions)

ICC Guide to Responsible Sourcing

ICC Guidelines on Agents, Intermediaries and Third Parties
Business Case against Corruption

ICC Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in Enterprises



The ICC and its legions of experts would be thrilled to be of service in answering any of your questions and queries in the prevention of commercial crime:

ICC Austria - International Chamber of Commerce

Wiedner Hauptstrasse 57, 1040 Wien
Tel: +43-1-504 83 00
E-Mail: icc(at)