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Dr. Matthias Cernusca

Attorney at Law, Managing Partner at LANSKY, GANZGER + partner

Dr. Matthias Cernusca

Current position: Attorney at Law, Managing Partner at LANSKY, GANZGER + partner
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Correspondence: German, English, French

Matthias Cernusca is an attorney-at-law at LGP who specialises in criminal law. He advises and represents his clients on all matters relating to national and international criminal law, on questions of legal assistance and on extradition law. Matthias Cernusca has broad-based experience in defending private individuals and companies in criminal investigations, in the main court proceedings and in appeals procedures. One focus of his work is on handling criminal cases on behalf of plaintiffs, in drafting criminal complaints and in pursuing plaintiffs’ claims in criminal proceedings. Matthias Cernusca also has comprehensive expertise in providing advice on matters of commercial criminal law. Furthermore, he has acquired a specialism that is rarely seen in Austria: international criminal law. This involves providing a defence and representing victims in connection with the most serious crimes (e.g. war crimes). The criminal law expert’s profile is completed by his skills in drafting compliance programmes and on questions of criminal law prevention – such as offering opinions to avoid executives or CEOs being liable under the business judgement rule. In addition to criminal law, contentious civil law also comprises one of his key advisory areas.

Fields of activities

  • Criminal law
  • International criminal law
  • White-collar crime
  • Compliance
  • Defense and victim representation
  • Business Judgment Rule (BJR) opinions
  • Litigation


  • 2018 Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Dr. iur.
  • 2016 Austrian bar exam
  • 2011 University of Vienna, Mag. iur.
  • 2010 Université de Genève

Professional experience

  • Since 2019 Managing Partner at LANSKY, GANZGER + partner
  • Since 2018 LANSKY, GANZGER + partner, attorney-at-law
  • 2013–2017 Schönherr Rechtsanwälte, associate
  • 2011–2012 University Göttingen, scientific assistant
  • 2008–2011 University Vienna, assistant lecturer 

Membership in professional organizations

Austrian Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Other occupations

since 2009 Active mountain rescuer
since 2017 Country Director of the Mountain Rescue Lower Austria / Vienna

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