This paper is composed of the topics lobbying as an unregulated phenomenon, the legal framework of lobbying along with a statement and lobbying in practice.The origins and the characteristics of lobbying and the connection to party financing and corruption shall give an simple description of lobbying as an unregulated phenomenon .The chapter of the legal framework of lobbying is about the definition and the empirical study of the statute of lobbying in Austria, named LobbyG. Not only the LobbyG but also the remaining laws of the Austrian legislative package for transparency and international regulations of lobbying are being discussed. The LobbyG, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of the United States of America and the transparency register of the European Union share essential commonalities referred to the legal framework of lobbying.The statement about the legal framework of lobbying in Austria shows vague definitions, admission regulations and legal loopholes, which on the one hand complicates the precise distinction between lobbying and corruption and on the other hand decreases the legal scope. This is why the LobbyG (basically transparent lobbying and the regulation of integry) fails to reach its aim. That fact connects with practical relevance.Lobbying under the valid legal position of the LobbyG can only be transparent by compliance. Being a member of a society for lobbying, doing lobbying under stricter codes of behaviour and following the principles of the Austrian corporate covernance codex, named ÖCGK, are basic modules of a lobbying-compliance-organisation. Not only a company s complaince-organisation but also reputation contributes to observe a voluntarily written system of rules. Such a system of rules leads to transparent and reliable lobbying.