The Legal 500

WALLNERSTRASSE 4, 1010 WIEN, AUSTRIA
Tel:
Work +43 1 205 206 0
Fax:
Fax +43 1 205 206 207
Web:
www.gassauer.at
Email:

Austria

Top-tier recommendations

Recommendations


Austria

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.

[back to top]

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.

[back to top]

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.

[back to top]

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.

[back to top]

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.

[back to top]

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.

[back to top]


Further information on Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH in other jurisdictions.

Austria

Offices in Vienna

Legal Developments in Austria

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Bulgaria: Decision of the Supreme Court regarding termination of a lease agreement

    In its decision (No. 24/2nd commercial department) of 12 September 2013, the Supreme Cassation Court of Bulgaria comprehensively expressed its opinion on the substantive legal aspects of the economic adverse change clause[1] and ruled on the termination of a lease agreement on this ground. According to the decision, a fundamental change of the circumstances could lead to early termination of an agreement if such change was not caused by any of the parties and neither of them was able to predict it at signing, as well as if further force and effect of the agreement are contrary to the principles of justice and the bona fide rules. The decision is of major importance, since it marks the first time that a long-term lease agreement has been terminated by court ruling due to an economic adverse change. read more...
  • European Union: Unitary Patent System

    Nowadays, the protection of a patent can be obtained by using the following routes: read more...
  • EU: ECJ rules that Natura 2000 sites not carved in stone!

    By its 3 April 2014 judgment in a preliminary ruling procedure, the ECJ has held that in certain cases, the Member States are required to propose to the Commission the declassification of a site on the list of SCIs. This is especially true for those cases in which the owner of land forming part of a site on that list makes a request to declassify that site and proves that the relevant site cannot contribute to the achievement of the objectives set forth in the Habitats Directive. read more...
  • Poland: Limitations of the Rules of Representation of a Company - Practical Solutions

    Limiting the rules of representation of a company is one way to secure the company against unauthorised actions on its behalf. How to do this properly? read more...
  • EU: Retention denied - ECJ declares Data Retention Directive invalid

    On 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") declared the Data Retention Directive (the "Directive")[1], which had been the subject of great debate, invalid. The Directive required telecommunications providers to retain certain categories of traffic and location data in order to allow law enforcement authorities to access this data for the purpose of (severe) crime and terrorism prevention and prosecution. read more...
  • AT: Breach of trust - A recent Supreme Court ruling has broad implications for Stock Corporations

    Austria's breach of trust provision found its way back into the limelight only recently via the prominent criminal proceedings against the former management of LIBRO AG, a leading non-food retailer. 
  • Poland: Shale gas - recent developments

    Poland is widely regarded one of the countries with the most substantial reserves of shale gas in EU.
  • Austria: Abolishment of GmbH 'light'

    The amendments to Austria's federal tax law (Abgabenänderungsgesetz 2014 - AbgÄG 2014), by which inter alia the Limited Liability Companies Act (GmbHG) are amended, were published (BGBl I 2014/13) on 28 February 2014 and came into force on 1 March 2014. read more...
  • Romania: New perspective on dawn raids and leniency following criminal legislation amendments

    The entry into force in Romania on 1 February 2014 of the new criminal codes implementing laws - i.e. Law no. 187/2012 and Law no. 255/2013, respectively - brought important changes to certain non-criminal laws such as Competition Law no. 21/1996 republished, as further amended and supplemented ("Competition Law"). 
  • EU's Ukraine-related sanctions - Are you compliant?

    Council regulations imposed by the EU In response to the developments in Ukraine unfolded by the Euromaidan protest movement in early February 2014, the EU Council on 5 March 2014 decided to impose restrictive measures against individuals who have been identified as being responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian State funds and/or human rights violations ( Council Regulation (EU) No. 208/2014 ).