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Administrative law and public sector
Administrative law and public sector - ranked: tier 2

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners assists companies and public authorities with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious energy, infrastructure and planning matters including PPPs. Team head Michael Hecht acted for the City of Vienna as an advocate for the Vienna International Airport’s third runway project in proceedings before the Austrian Constitutional Court, and advised ÖBB-Infrastruktur on the railway construction project Semmering Base Tunnel, which included representing the client before the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court in an appeal lodged by the environmental organisation Allianz für Natur. JTP 3 Alpha GmbH & Co instructed the team to assist with various zoning, construction, environmental and railway law matters pertaining to a mixed-use development in Vienna.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners’s ‘reliable’ team is best known for its strength in restructuring and banking litigation; other areas of expertise include compliance, portfolio sales and refinancing work. Team head and ‘very tough negotiator’ Markus Fellner advised BAWAG P.S.K. on the sale of a mortgage loan portfolio to a special securitisation vehicle in a public securitisation transaction. Together with Christian Thaler, he also acted for Snam and several members of the Allianz Group as sponsors and indirect shareholders in refinancing matters related to the acquisition financing for Gas Connect Austria. On the contentious side, Gregor Schett advised Raiffeisenbank Niederösterreich-Wien in litigation brought by a number of investors pertaining to faulty investment advice.

Leading individuals

Markus Fellner - Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners has ‘excellent knowledge of Austrian and EU capital markets law’ and advises issuers alongside underwriting banks on a broad range of matters including public offerings, capital increases, the issuance of corporate bonds and investment structurings. ‘Fast and reliable’ team head Christian Thaler advised WEB Windenergie on debt security issues pertaining to an issuance programme, while Markus Fellner assisted Semper Constantia Privatbank with convertible bond matters.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners has transactional work at its core but also handles a wide range of corporate law instructions including restructurings, distressed M&A and contentious matters. Recent work includes Markus Fellner’s advice to WED Donau-City Gesellschaft on the sale of the DC Tower 1 to a banking group and, with Lukas Flener and Paul Luiki in the lead, assisting Jaggaer on its merger with Pool4Tool. Fellner also advised the owners of Austrian start-up company sendhybrid on the structuring of a joint venture with Österreichische Post.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners is well equipped to guide clients through a wide range of collective and individual employment law matters. The team recently assisted ÖBB Postbus and Imperial Tobacco Austria Marketing with various employment law issues. Kurt Wratzfeld heads the group, which lost Philip Neubauer to Rath & Partner in April 2017.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

With a specialism in creditor-side work, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners is well versed in advising financial institutions on a broad range of reorganisation and restructuring matters. Team head Markus Fellner advised a consortium of banks led by UniCredit Bank Austria on restructuring issues pertaining to the financing of an Austrian media group. Other clients include corporates such as Schlumberger Technologies and Chiho-Tiande.

Leading individuals

Markus Fellner - Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 4

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners handles a wide range of PPP and public procurement matters and has particular expertise in infrastructure and healthcare projects. Team head Michael Hecht advised Graz Airport on various procurement law issues including procurement review procedures.

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Austria: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners provides ‘reliable and quick responses’ to a wide range of corporate clients and banks, representing them in disputes over mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, capital markets transactions, class actions and employment-related litigation. Gregor Schett heads the team, which includes ‘very well-connected’ and ‘tough negotiator’ Markus Fellner.

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