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Graf & Pitkowitz

STADIONGASSE 2, 1010 WIEN, AUSTRIA
Tel:
Work +43 1 401 17
Fax:
Fax +43 1 401 17 40
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Web:
www.gpp.at
Graz, Vienna

Dr Ferdinand Graf

Tel:
Work +43 1 401 17 0
Graf & Pitkowitz

Work Department

Competition, commercial and corporate.

Position

Ferdinand Graf heads the M&A, competition and cartel law practice groups. He often handles cross-border transactions, such as recent company acquisitions in Italy, Moldova and Bosnia.

Career

Founding Partner of Graf & Pitkowitz, 1994; associate with Austrian law firms, 1990 to 1994; internship at ArentFox, Washington DC, 1991; assistant at the University of Vienna (Institute of Civil Law), 1988 to 1989.

Languages

English, German.

Member

Austrian Bar Association - American Bar Association - New York State Bar Association - International Bar Association

Education

University of Vienna (1990 JD); New York University (1991 Master of Laws).


Austria

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Graf & Pitkowitz stands out for its ‘strategic approach and great business understanding’, while also being praised for its ‘fast and reliable advice’ and ‘experience in international transactions’. Additionally to its M&A expertise, the team also advises on restructurings and general corporate matters with a sweet spot for energy and life sciences sector clients. The ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ Ferdinand Graf, who is ‘pleasant to work with’ and ‘explains complex matters comprehensively’, and Andreas Edlinger advised Lukoil Lubricants on the cross-border merger of the group’s Finland-based operational company with Lukoil Lubricants Europe in Vienna. Stephan Schmalzl ‘responds quickly’.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Graf & Pitkowitz handles a range of contentious and non-continuous IP work with a strong client base in the life sciences sector. Claudia Csáky and Ferdinand Graf regularly advise Ferring Pharmaceuticals on various unfair competition issues, and represented the window supplier Velux Österreich in trade mark infringement proceedings against a competitor. Other clients include QuantaRed Technologies and Kraftwerk Agentur für neue Kommunikation.

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