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Within Corporate and M&A, tier 7

With a particular stronghold in the IT industry, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises clients such as Austrian Post, Hannover Finanz, Kempinksi, Rexel and Mondial. Hanno Schatzmann is the contact.

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Within Employment, tier 4

Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH has gradually expanded its employment practice under the leadership of Robert Prchal. It is particularly active in the hotels sector, advising clients such as Kempinski.

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Within Intellectual property and media, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a first tier firm,

For many the ‘go-to-firm’ for IP matters and with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical sector, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including cross-border matters; the practice spans patent and trade mark prosecution and litigation, design rights, copyright, product piracy and unfair competition. Christian Gassauer-Fleissner and Dominik Göbel are ‘creative but at the same time realistic’. Michael Wolner moved to an in-house role at Accenture.

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Within IT and telecoms, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a second tier firm,

Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s IT group is noted for its ‘consistently high quality’, and works in close co-operation with the firm’s renowned IP department. Max Mosing specialises in e-commerce, internet, data protection and telecoms matters. Clients include TTTech, Novomatic and PXP, and also a number of companies on the customer side. Michael Wolner has moved to an in-house position at Accenture.

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Within Private client, Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a second tier firm,

Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises on wealth structuring and management, including acting for family offices. Main contact Christian Gassauer-Fleissner also advises private foundations and sits on several advisory boards. Many of the team’s clients are investors in hi-tech companies or are otherwise linked to the IP industry.

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Within Real estate and construction, tier 4

The expanding real estate team at Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH has been particularly active in advising the hotel industry. Klaus Fischer is the main contact.

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