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Binder Grösswang

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Innsbruck, Vienna

Dr iur Andreas Hable

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Binder Grösswang

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, tax.


Partner, specialised in corporate/M&A, tax and private client & entrepreneur.


Partner, Binder Grösswang since 2005; Attorney at Law, Binder Grösswang, 2001-2004; Associate, Haarmann Hemmelrath Hügel, 1997-2001; Associate, Tax Advisor, Europa Treuhand Ernst & Young, 1996-1997. Lecturer for corporate law at the FH Campus Wien – University of Applied Sciences, Master studies Leaderhip, Politics and Management: lectures in the areas of international and national corporate law and tax law. Numerous publications in regard to corporate and tax law.


German, English, French.


International Bar Association (IBA); International Fiscal Association (IFA); Society of Trust and Estate Practicioners (STEP); Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht (VGR).


University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna (LL.M. 2000); University of Innsbruck (Dr. iur. 1996, Mag. iur. 1995); Université Paris XII, Val de Marne (1995).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'very responsive, highly professional and deal-driven' team at Binder Grösswang attracts praise for its strong M&A and corporate offering and is also well versed in handling restructurings and private client mandates. In the corporate sphere, Florian Khol and 'grand seigneur' Michael Kutschera acted as legal counsel for Lenzing on forming a joint venture with Duratex to build a dissolving wood pulp plant in Brazil and, in the transactional space, Thomas Schirmer advised Ardian on the sale of its shares in Esim Chemicals to Sun Capital Partners. The team, which includes Andreas Hable and Gottfried Gassner, also assisted the founding shareholders of the Greek company Argo SA with the sale of 100% of its shares to Alpla. Hermann Schneeweiss joined Eisenberger & Herzog in March 2018.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Binder Grösswang’s ‘exceptionally professional’, ‘determined’ and ‘very flexible and co-operative’ private client team provides ‘comprehensive expertise’ on matters relating to succession planning and foundations, including their establishment, structuring and dissolution, investments, real estate and change of residence. Recognised for ‘his exceptional skill’, the ‘very calm and collectedAndreas Hable jointly heads the team with Bernd Schneiderbauer, who is ‘able to think beyond borders and to take a holistic view of the entire case.’ Hable and Schneiderbauer have recently been advising a well-known Polish entrepreneurial family on the establishment of an Austrian private foundation with respect to international succession and wealth planning.

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Within: Tax

Binder Grösswang's corporate prominence translates into a steady flow of mandates at the intersection of tax and corporate law but the 'responsive' team also handles international tax including base erosion and profit shifting matters, tax litigation and private client issues. 'Commercially savvy' co-head Christian Wimpissinger advised Constantia Flexibles on tax law issues pertaining to the sale of its Labels division to Multi-Color, and co-head Andreas Hable acted for Heitkamp Construction in proceedings concerning the recovery of tax withheld by Alpine Bau, the Swiss subsidiary of Alpine Bau GmbH.

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Legal Developments by:
Binder Grösswang

  • Foreign investors face new barrier when acquiring Austrian companies

    On December 8, 2011 an amendment of the Foreign Trade Act 2011 (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz 2011, until then Außenhandelsgesetz 2011, “FTA 2011”) entered into force imposing a substantial new barrier on foreign investors when acquiring shares in Austrian companies that operate in areas of public security and order. This amendment came as a surprise as part of the Budget Consolidation Act 2012 (Budgetbegleitgesetz 2012), governing different topics. The key points of the new barrier for foreign investors are the following:
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    Good things come to those who wait? Finally, the main implementing regulation for the Austrian Law on Network and Information System Security ( Netz- und Informationssystemsicherheitsgesetz , " NISG ") was published last week. It serves primarily to define which companies are actually affected by the NISG. Now it is getting serious for the operators of " essential services ". What does that mean?
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    Black Friday is unquestionable one of the most profitable and busiest days of the year for retail, particularly online. Worldwide almost all online store do offer sales or special promotions on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Already after this practice has established online, a trademark for " BLACK FRIDAY " was registered in Germany back in 2013. In 2016 a Chinese company acquired the trademark and then filed in 2017 for its extension to Austria. Based on the registered trademark, it granted exclusive rights to an Austrian company, which licensed usage rights to various partner stores against remuneration. Further, an exclusive " Black Friday-Cooperation Program " was established. Non-partners who used the event name or trademark were prosecuted and requested to either pay a license fee or refrain from running Black Friday promotions. Some followed the request and entered into license agreements. Some, however, did challenge the validity of the trademark. Finally, respective proceedings to check the actual protection of the trademark were initiated. Austrian courts now held that the trademark " BLACK FRIDAY " is not protected in Austria .
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    On 5th December 2018, the Austrian data protection authority ( Datenschutzbehörde , "DSB") issued a decision (DSB-D123.270/0009-DSB/2018) on data subject's right to data deletion according to Art 17 GDPR. In a nutshell, the DSB accepted consistent anonymisation as a valid alternative to physical and technical deletion. Beside the clear statement that anonymous data is not subject to the GDPR, the DSB provided detailed information on (technical) requirements of anonymisation methods:
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  • Consent or pay – a valid scheme under the GDPR?

    Media companies throughout Europe struggle with a difficult economic environment: Shrinking sales figures for print products, the digitalisation and consumer demand force publishers to offer their content also on the internet. However, generating money for online publications is not quite easy as – at least in Austria – online subscription against renumeration has not been well accepted by customers. This partially has its root in the lack of suitable micropayment means in the past and users thus getting acquainted to online information being offered for free. Thus, publishers have instead focused on financing their platforms by online marketing activities such as placement of banners. Nowadays such digital advertisement is usually targeted to the specific user. For this purpose, cookies are stored on the user's computer upon his first visit of the website, which then collect data about his location, technical equipment used and online behaviour. This finally allows to display specific, user targeted advertisements. However, such cookies may cause issues with applicable consent requirements under the telecommunication and data protection regulations:
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  • fwp expands know-how thanks to new junior partner

    Vienna, March 2019. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner GmbH (fwp) adds valuable competence and expertise to the team by welcoming Pavel Bachleda in its midst as a new attorney-at-law and junior partner.
  • fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    Processing operations subject to the requirement of a data protection impact assessment.
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  • Rien ne va plus!

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  • DORDA advises on the acquisition of Austrian office properties Denk Drei

    Stefan Artner , Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice Group, and real estate attorney Klaus Pfeiffer of DORDA advised Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH ( ARE , a subsidiary of Bundesimmobilien-Gesellschaft, the Austrian privatization agency) on the acquisition of the Denk Drei office properties from IC Development . The successful closing of the forward purchase transaction took place on April 30, 2018. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
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  • Austrian "White List"

    Exceptions from the OBLIGATION TO CARRY OUT A data protection impact assessment
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