Section 29 – Special representative

(1) If the corporation has no legal representative or if all legal representatives of the corporation are excluded from representation, the chairperson of the court dealing with the matter shall appoint a special representative until a legal representative is appointed. The special representative shall have the position of a legal representative in the proceedings. He can carry out all procedural acts necessary for the defense and can make and receive statements.

(2) If the absence of the only or all legal representatives of the corporation or any other obstacle in their person prevents the opening or conduct of the main proceedings or the main hearing for a longer period of time, the chairman of the court may appoint a special representative of the corporation according to Section 1, if the interest in conducting the proceedings outweighs the rights of the corporation.

(3) Before the public action is filed, the special representative shall be appointed upon application of the prosecuting authority. For the appointment the local court is competent,

1. in whose district the prosecuting authority or its branch office making the application has its seat

2. in whose district the corporation has its seat or a branch office, or

3. which is responsible for a judicial hearing requested by the prosecuting authority under the third sentence of Section 162 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure if the prosecuting authority considers this necessary to expedite the proceedings.