"Banking & Finance:

Expertise in banking and finance has underpinned the development of this firm since its 2004 inception. It offers clients the flexibility they desire in what is a most uncertain market, and primarily represents financial institutions, though has plenty of admirers among domestic corporates. It advises on several types of finance, though its activity in the energy and real estate sectors is especially notable. (...)

Sources Say: 'A high-quality boutique.'

Alexander Illigasch heads the finance practice and 'offers clients very specialised knowledge and experience, which cannot be easily found in the Austrian market,' say sources. (...)

Competition/European Law:

This Freshfields spin-off is increasingly prominent in the competition law market. Clients enthuse that the firm 'more than met our expectations with quick response times and good business acumen.' (...) The team proves especially popular for its expertise in the telecoms, transport and energy sectors. Commentators report that the team is quick to develop a 'well-grounded knowledge of our business,' and peers acknowledge that the outfit has the knowledge to meet the needs of any client. Key practitioner Isabella Hartung is highly regarded by market sources, who note that she is 'quick to familiarise herself with a case and handle it well.' Having gained considerable international experience, she is described as 'extremely reliable and talented, with a rare combination of skill and speed.'


This firm has established an admirable boutique brand for itself in the Austrian and regional market.

Sources Say: 'A young and ambitious corporate and M&A team.' 'Especially strong advising Eastern European investors coming into the Austrian market.' 'It has made good inroads with some large Austrian corporates.' 'Extremely capable lawyers in their respective fields.'

Michael Barnert is one of the firm's most notable lawyers from an M&A perspective. 'He has a great network of contacts and is superb at facilitating deals,' say sources.


This firm has won considerable prestige for its successful representation of former employees of the Austrian trade union federation ÖGB before the Austrian Supreme Court. Leading the case was Clemens Egermann, a 'very strong player in employment law.' Despite his successes, he spends the majority of his time handling advisory rather than contentious matters."