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Eversheds Sutherland | Stolitzka & Partner RAe OG

KÄRNTNER RING 12, 1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Work +43 1 516 20
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Fax +43 1 516 20 20
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www.eversheds-sutherland.at

Austria

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland | Stolitzka & Partner RAe OG

The team at Eversheds Sutherland | Stolitzka & Partner RAe OG 'understands its clients' and 'can be relied on to look after their business interests and identify the best solution without generating endless paperwork'. It acts mainly for employers, although it also handles employee-side work. The 'outstanding' Silva Palzer heads the practice, which recently advised a biosciences company on a series of lay-offs, and assisted Patagonia Group with the employment law aspects of its entry into the Austria market; other retail clients include Urban Outfitters and Forever 21.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland | Stolitzka & Partner RAe OG

Trade marks are a significant area of expertise for Eversheds Sutherland | Stolitzka & Partner RAe OG’s IP team, which also handles patents and copyrights. The practice acts from clients from a wide range of industries, such as clothing (where clients include shoe companies Legero Schuhfrabrik and Think Schuhwerk), pharma and life sciences, as well as film and media. Aurelius Freytag is the team head.

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