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Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH
- Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
- Graf & Pitkowitz
- Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwälte
Hasch & Partner Anwaltsgesellschaft mbH
- Hauser Partners Rechtsanwalte GmbH
- Hausmaninger Kletter Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH
- monlaw Mondl Leuthner Rechtsanwälte
Pöch Krassnigg Rechtsanwälte GmbH
- Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)
The large and ‘reliable’ team at CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati is led by Edith Hlawati, and delivers ‘quick and brilliant answers’. It recently worked with AT&S Austria Technologie in relation to a €100m bond; and advised SPAR Österreich on a €200m prospectus for offerings to Austrian and Luxemburg retail investors, where it was responsible for the entire drafting and approval process with the regulators.
Noted for its ‘expertise and top-level service’ and ‘extremely advanced’ industry knowledge, Dorda Brugger Jordis has within its ranks ‘top industry experts’ Andreas Mayr and Christoph Brogyányi. Its work in 2012 included assisting major banks on OMV’s capital increase, via a placement of over 27 million new shares. The firm also advised Miba Aktiengesellschaft as issuer on its first corporate bond, worth €75m.
Noted for its international credentials, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is ‘the best law firm for complex legal matters’ and is able to ‘present pragmatic solutions’. It acted for UniCredit SpA in connection with its capital increase and rights offering of up to 3.8 million new shares, and for EVN AG on the offering and issuance of a €300m bond. Thomas Zottl has ‘outstanding’ dedication.
The ‘very responsive’ and ‘client-oriented’ team at Schoenherr acted for UNIQA on its €500m rights offering, as an intermediate step towards a possible re-IPO in 2013. It also advised JPMorgan on the 2012 update of Erste Bank’s €30bn EMTN programme. Peter Feyl and Ursula Rath are ‘very professional, strong lawyers’.
Wolf Theiss’ capital markets group, led by Richard Wolf, acted for metal recycling company Scholz AG on its first bond issuance in Austria, valued at €150m; and also assisted Telekom Austria on the establishment of its €2.5bn EMTN programme, and subsequent €750m bond issuance. It has ‘excellent legal and market knowledge’, and a team of ‘excellent negotiators’.
Baker & McKenzie Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s four-partner team, led by Philipp Spatz, represented Crédit Agricole (as arranger) in the €1bn debt issuance programme of voestalpine AG, an Austrian steel producing company. The firm also recently closed an unlimited debt issuance programme for renewable energy company W.E.B Windenergie.
Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte advised new client Incadea on a capital increase and listing on the London Stock Exchange, carrying out a due diligence exercise and review from the Austrian law side. The firm was also involved in a large number of prospectus approvals with the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA), assisting 3-Banken Wohnbaubank (also a new client), among others. Tibor Fabian covers debt capital markets issues.
Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s small capital markets team is led by Thomas Talos with support from four other attorneys including Ernst Brandl. The firm recently advised financial services provider ifa on a private limited partnership acquiring hydroelectric power plants, valued at €22m. It also works closely with entertainment company bwin on transactional matters.
CMS assisted Hypo Alpe Adria Bank on its €800m tender offer for notes under its €1.35bn MTN programme, and advised multinational clients such as Bloomberg and UBS on regulatory issues.
DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach advised real estate developer UBM Realitätenentwicklungt as issuer and three major banks on the successful placement of a €75m corporate bond. Christian Temmel is recommended.
Eisenberger & Herzog provides a ‘cost-saving’ and ‘extremely solution-driven’ service, and its ‘down-to-earth’ team has ‘excellent expert knowledge’. The firm won a significant instruction advising Pecik Group and Sawiris Group on its sale of 21% of the outstanding shares in Telekom Austria to América Móvil; the deal was worth €900m. Peter Winkler is ‘very flexible’.
Weber & Co. is a boutique firm with the capacity to act on major transactions. It counts Deutsche Bank AG and Raiffeisen Centrobank among its active clients, and is led by the experienced Stefan Weber.
bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte OG’s expertise includes issues of convertible bonds. Its strong relationship with Immofinanz Group has led to a steady flow of instructions. Hanns Hügel is the lead contact.
Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH’s capital markets practice is led by Phillip Kinsky and Christoph Wildmoser. The firm is known for its structured finance work.
‘Excellent in all aspects’, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised Canadian company Research in Motion in connection with the structuring and implementation of its share option plan for employees in Austria.