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Banking & Finance:

This Viennese firm is well known and respected, and handles acquisition finance, energy projects and large loan facilities for prestigious lenders. The team also receives instructions from borrowers and makes a positive impression on clients. Sources say: “A very talented team.”
Alexander Illigasch is considered a leading finance lawyer. "He's efficient and helpful," says a source. "You can give him material in the evening and next morning it is ready."

 

Corporate/M&A:

This compact team is admired for its efficiency and high-quality service, and is in particular demand from clients in the energy, publishing and technology sectors. While especially active in the domestic market, it has built up a successful strategy across CEE and can deliver a cross-border service in the region through its co-operation with foreign firms. The group has been busy advising Alpine Equity Management on various corporate and M&A matters, including its acquisition of Amann Girrbach. Other notable clients include ASFINAG, EVN and EQUITY ONE Management.
Michael Barnert has a wide-ranging practice covering M&A, energy and competition law. He is characterised as a friendly, highly skilled lawyer who can be very tough in negotiations.

 

Competition/European Law:

This team has a strong focus on competition matters related to the transport and logistics, media and construction industries, and represented Gebrüder Weiss in cartel proceedings against Austrian freight forwarding companies. The group works closely with other departments in the firm as well as handling standalone mandates. Recent work has included merger control filings, alleged abuse of dominance and compliance training.
Department head Isabella Hartung impresses with her work on a variety of interesting mandates and her client-focused approach.

 

Employment:

This firm advises chiefly employers, but also executive-level employees, on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. One of the team's long-standing clients is Avcon Jet, whom it most recently assisted with a litigation. Transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is another client. Sources say: "Reliable and client-oriented advice.”
Clemens Egermann leads the team. “He provides fast, sound responses to our queries and precisely tells us what our options are and the possible consequences of decisions,” reports a client.