Banking & Finance:

 

Notable banking and finance team regularly seen advising on restructuring mandates and on refinancing of loan agreements. Represents both borrowers and lenders in local and global corporate and structured finance projects and facility agreements. Offers additional experience in regulatory matters and insolvency litigation.
Alexander Illigasch has lengthy experience in the sector and advises on regulatory aspects of structured finance deals further to acting as international counsel on cross-border transactions.

 

Corporate/M&A:

 

Notable corporate team particularly active on private equity and energy M&A. Also visible in a wide range of other sectors, including media, transport and real estate. Known for acting on significant joint venture projects. Advises clients on corporate restructuring, as well as day-to-day corporate issues and compliance mandates.
A client describes the team as ‘really competent, quick and very target- and solution-oriented. Really recommendable - you feel that you are well looked after.’
Michael Barnert is a well-known and respected practitioner who assists mainly Austrian and German clients with both M&A share deals and complex corporate issues. A client describes him as ‘quick, with a keen perception, very friendly and very pragmatic’.

 

Competition/European Law:

Notable practice advising international and domestic clients on a full range of competition issues, with established expertise in merger control filings. Particularly strong in antitrust and cartel cases, frequently assisting with issues related to abuse of position and anti-competitive behaviour. Supports clients in investigations and regulatory issues, with additional expertise in competition litigation. Works closely with well-known foreign law firms on international mandates.
Clients endorse the firm for its ‘practical and efficient’ work and also report that the firm ‘gives very good general advice in this area.’
Isabella Hartung maintains her position as a market-leading lawyer, providing clients with expertise in complex merger control proceedings and abuse of dominance. Clients regard her as ‘very efficient, very good at giving a prognosis of how long everything will take and what is realistic,’ further describing her as ‘very down-to-earth with great social skills and a pleasure to work with.’

 

Employment:

Clemens Egermann of Barnert Egermann Illigasch represents both employers and executives in a broad range of contentious employment mandates, with additional strength in individual and collective labour law. He draws substantial praise from interviewees, one of whom says: ‘He is quick, concise, well prepared and thinks economically.`