The Legal 500 is delighted to formally announce the inaugural GC Summit Austria, taking place on 9th March 2023 in Vienna.
GC Summit Austria looks at Austria on the world stage and how GCs and senior in-house lawyers are coping with the legal and business challenges that domestic and international companies are faced with.
In association with our partners for this event, petsche pollak, Wolf Theiss & HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH; this event will include a series of panel sessions covering a variety of cutting edge and up to date topics for discussion.
This includes understanding and overcoming data privacy challenges, managing international disputes, adapting to a new M&A landscape, the rise of legal tech, the growing importance of ESG and overcoming labour and employment issues.
Drawing on the vast experience of our highly accomplished speakers, this event will provide practical, hands-on advice to all in-house counsel.
It is a must-attend event for any in-house counsel in Austria who are aiming to reach the next level of their professional development.
12:30pm – 1pm Registration
1.00pm – 1.10pm Welcome Address and Introductory Remarks
1.10pm – 1.30pm Opening Presentation
1.35pm – 2.25pm Panel Session One
2:25pm – 3.15pm Panel Session Two
3:15pm – 3.30pm Coffee Break
3.30pm – 4.20pm Panel Session Three
4.20pm – 5.30pm Panel Session Four
5.30pm – 6.00pm Closing Fireside Chat
6.00pm – 7:00pm Networking Drinks
Andreas Pollak, partner, petsche pollak
Andreas, a former federal public prosecutor at Central Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combatting Economic Crime and Corruption, is a sought after dispute resolution specialist with a distinct focus on white collar crime. Before joining the Public Prosecutor’s Office, he was part of the M&A team of Wolf Theiss, Austria’s largest law firm. As he also holds a degree in business administration (Mag. rer. soc. oec.) in addition to his doctorate in law (Dr. iur.), he uniquely combines extensive knowledge of the Austrian public prosecution system with vast corporate understanding.
Based on his strong background as defense counsel and his corporate expertise, Andreas has been involved as advisor and counsel in numerous high profile white collar crime matters. He regularly gives lectures on criminal law, for example at the Austrian Academy of Certified Public Accountants. Andreas is furthermore author of several articles on white collar crime.
Simone Petsche-Demmel, partner, petsche pollak
Having been a litigator from the beginning of her career, Simone has more than 15 years of experience in dispute resolution. Her focus especially lies on complex white collar crime matters and cross-border commercial litigation. After being a partner with the dispute resolution team of Wolf Theiss, Austria’s largest law firm, for more than 10 years, Simone co-founded petsche pollak. As an expert in white collar crime and litigation, she regularly holds lectures and seminars on related topics, for example at the Academy for Law, Tax and Economy (ARS – Akademie für Recht, Steuern & Wirtschaft) or the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
Among others, she is co-author of the upcoming commentary on White Collar Crime (Linde), the commentary on the Austrian Sales Agents Act (second edition, LexisNexis, 2015) and co-author of the Handbook on Business Contracts (second edition, Manz, 2012). Simone is admitted to practice law as an attorney in Austria (2002) and the Czech Republic (2003).
In association with...
petsche pollak is one of the leading Austrian boutique law firms for dispute resolution. Our team of dedicated experts provides highest quality legal services in all aspects of litigation, arbitration and white collar crime including dispute prevention and dispute management.
We see ourselves as long-term partners to our clients who walk the extra mile to achieve their goals. Based on in-depth experience as counsel and representative, we support clients not only as strong advocates but also as dependable strategic advisors and masterful communicators. Being utmost service oriented, we are committed to personal advice and individual solutions – legally and economically.
Wolf Theiss opened its first office in Vienna in 1957 and soon established a reputation as one of the region’s leading law firms. The firm has since grown into a multinational team of approximately 340 lawyers, making it one of the largest integrated law firms in the region. It has offices* in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.
This presence on the ground is one of the firm’s key strengths. It works in a fast-moving part of the world that requires deep local knowledge and experience. By combining expertise with a strong international network, the firm is well-placed to handle complex cross-border transactions with a high degree of speed and flexibility. Apart from its local offices in 13 CEE/SEE countries, Wolf Theiss also offers extensive regional experience in other countries in the region, such as Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia.
HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a highly specialized and internationally operating law firm located in Vienna, Austria. HSP law’s experience of more than 20 years is expertly applied to any legal issue. At the same time, the firm is curious and open to new approaches. As consultants, solving tasks and problems is not only the firm’s mission but also their passion.
The firm specalise in a number of key areas including: Banking & Finance, Commercial and Corporate Criminal Law, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Corporate Law and M&A, Data Protection, IP, IT & Telecom, Labour Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Private Clients and Foundations, Public Law, Real Estate, Residency and Immigration to Austria
For many years, Baker McKenzie Vienna has been one of the leading law firms in Austria. Our lawyers work on some of the most significant matters in the country. No matter how unique the work, or how international the projects, we claim to be ‘one idea smarter’ in advising our clients.
In an increasingly complex world, one thing counts most in legal matters: innovative ideas. Developing such ideas for our clients is what drives us. We are a young, fresh team on the ground, backed by a large international network. We are constantly exchanging ideas with colleagues, both locally and worldwide. And we have a sharp eye for new developments. For what happens in London, New York or Beijing means gaining expertise and being ahead of the curve for the benefit of all our clients – in Austria and all over the world.