Binder Grösswang > Vienna, Austria > Firm Profile

Binder Grösswang
STERNGASSE 13
1010 VIENNA
Austria

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 1

Binder Grösswang's impressive client portfolio consisting of Austrian and international banks, large corporates and Austrian infrastructure providers stands testament to the team's wide-ranging banking and finance capabilities. Michael Binder and Stephan Heckenthaler are key contacts for regulatory matters with Heckenthaler routinely taking the lead in (cross-border) mandates pertaining to payment services and fintech, while banking M&A (handled by both Binder and Heckenthaler) and bank licensing makes up another large share of its regulatory work. In the financing space, Emanuel Welten and Stefan Tiefenthaler assist borrowers and lenders with corporate, real estate, acquisition and project finance, including ESG-linked finance (Welten is a key contact for this), as well as with securitisation transactions and matters at the intersection with capital markets. This offering is complemented by recently promoted partner Stefan Frank's expertise in compliance and administrative criminal proceedings before the FMA.

Testimonials

‘Binder Grösswang has an excellent Banking & Finance team with broad market experience. They deliver high-end legal advice in a very timely and efficient manner and are very responsive.’

‘Dr. Stephan Heckenthaler thinks outside the box and has a very good understanding of the industry and clients’ needs, he is a valuable strategic partner assisting in core projects of our institute.’

‘Emanuel Welten: He is able to present complex presentations in a very comprehensible way and demonstrates exceptional professional competence. Emanuel can negotiate very well and consensually and has a large international network.

Key clients

Société Générale

BNP Paribas

Commerzbank

ING

Deutsche Bank

UniCredit Bank Austria

Erste Bank

Austrian Anadi Bank

Volksbanken

Allianz Investmentbank

ÖBB Group and ÖBB-Holding

Hirtenberger Holding, Weitblick Holding

Lenzing AG

VERBUND AG

Wiener Stadtwerke

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)

Austrian Post

bank99

Wüstenrot Group

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co.

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba)

Opel Bank

Arval Austria

paysafecard group

Work highlights

  • Advising Lenzing as international lead counsel on the financing aspects of a cross-border joint venture with Duratex in Brazil.
  • Advised the European Investment Bank on a €538m securitisation transaction aimed to support new lending to SMEs and Mid-Caps in Austria affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Advised ING Group on the sale of its Austrian retail banking business to bank99, the bank of Österreichische Post.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 1

Due to the team's close cooperation with other practice groups, Binder Grösswang's litigation team is well placed to handle large-scale disputes across various sectors including class actions and private enforcement proceedings. This translates into regular mandates from private and public sector players alike, and includes matters at the intersection with white-collar crime, for which Stefan Albiez is a key contact. He is part of Christian Klausegger's team; Klausegger, while having a focus on litigation, also handles arbitration. Other key individuals include Ingeborg Edel, who has a specialism in cross-border and insolvency-related disputes alongside automotive and construction sector litigation, and senior associate Elisabeth Tretthahn-Wolski, who is particularly well versed in warranty and liability claims as well as the enforcement of IP rights.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team has a very strategic and result-oriented approach to litigations and their management. It is very effective, reliable and responsive.’

‘Mr. Christian Klausegger is an expert and leading professional in his area of work. As the entire team, he has a very result-oriented and pragmatic approach to both the case handling and the litigation management.’

‘Christian Klausegger is used to work with international clients and cases, has an excellent understanding of the impact of foreign law aspects on Austrian cases, has an IT background which makes him very valuable for clients from the IT sector and also knows and understands the way international clients operate.’

‘We highly appreciate the very high quality of legal advice, including capital market issues, as well as proceedings at court and before the Public Prosecutor. They are very reliable, always in time and deliver solutions with a win-win approach.’

‘Dr. Stefan Albiez is a very smart negotiator, a very good lawyer and always keeps the best for his client in mind.’

‘This team is really experienced in pursuing claims and in court proceedings and they also help with negotiations. The preparation of claims going into court has been extraordinary. We fought several disputes with this team. The combination of support in writing contracts and the knowledge of contracts makes dispute discussions easier and faster.’

‘Mrs. Ingeborg Edel’s experience is extraordinary and she is very thorough in investigating the facts. It does not matter if it is night or the weekend, whenever we needed fast support we got it. Also her analysis about the chances of a win was always very honest and helpful for the next steps.’

‘Dr. Klausegger has the ability to analyse very complex legal issues.’

Key clients

UNIQA Insurance Group AG

Russian Federation

SIG-Seeliegenschaftengesellschaft Kärnten Verwaltungs GmbH

Commercial Court Vienna

Liebherr

Zürich LebensversicherungAG

Austrian Federal Railways

City of Vienna

Province of Carinthia

Province of Upper Austria

Renault Österreich AG

Cardiff Assurance

TIWAG Tiroler Wasserkraft

Lenzing AG

Work highlights

  • Advising UNIQA Versicherung AG as one of the insurers to the bank’s auditors, following the revocation of Commerzialbank Mattersburg AG’s banking licence as a result of accounting fraud allegations.
  • Representing the Province of Carinthia and its subsidiaries in several civil (and criminal) proceedings against former advisors, expert consultants, and current contract partners in connection with the client’s purchase and lease of real estates (lakefront property) in Carinthia.
  • Represented SIX Austria Holding GmbH in a dispute against BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse Aktiengesellschaft (BAWAG) pertaining to a special indemnity given in a transfer agreement.

Austria > Employment Tier 1

The employment law practice at Binder Grösswang was recently heavily involved in Covid-19-related issues, ranging from advice on short-time work and workforce reductions to testing and vaccination obligations. The firm also noted an increase in employment litigation matters, which constitutes one of the strong suits of the practice along with restructurings, contract drafting and supporting supervisory boards in employment law matters. Horst Lukanec and Angelika Pallwein-Prettner lead the team, with the former well versed in collective labour law and restructuring and the latter heavily involved in data protection topics and litigation work.

Testimonials

‘Good coordination in the team, always someone available.’

‘Very professional and fast response.’

‘Fast and reliable.’

‘Provides solid service with a dedicated, competent team.’

‘Ms. Pallwein-Prettner was very competent, expert, pleasant, friendly and at the same time “laid back & low key” even if very impressive. A “quiet force ” I would summarize or “force tranquil” as the French say.’

‘Very professional team, flexible and always oriented to find solutions. The rates are reasonable for the quality they stand for and deliver.’

‘Mrs. Pallwein-Prettner is an outstanding lawyer. Very professional, always friendly and flexible.’

‘Out of the box thinking, always approachable.’

Key clients

Media Markt Saturn Gruppe

Peek & Cloppenburg KG

Klarna Bank (AB)

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.

ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

IPG Mediabrands

Federal Ministry of Finance

Schiesser AG

Energie Burgenland AG

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co Aktiengesellschaft

SeneCura Kliniken- und HeimebetriebsgmbH

Tobaccoland Handels GmbH & Co KG

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG

PURE Storage Inc.

Detego GmbH

Heinemann Austria GmbH

Veeam Software UK Limited

Granite AUT GmbH

Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG

Starbucks Coffee Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised ING on its withdrawal from the Austrian retail banking sector and the connected sale of the specific business to bank99 (Post AG) inclusive of the parallel advice in connection with the set up and negotiating of a social plan for transferred employees.
  • Issued an expert opinion for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance concerning the internal processes of data gathering to comply with the execution of the evidence resolutions by the parliamentary investigating committee set-up for the alleged corruption of the former federal government (“Ibiza-corruption affair”).
  • Advised MAN on a major reorganisation of the business structure and a connected long-term workforce reduction programme inclusive of the swift set up and conclusion of a social plan in the client’s interest.

Austria > EU and competition Tier 1

Binder Grösswang handles the full spectrum of competition law at both a national and EU level, with particular strengths in litigation, merger control filings and competition law at the intersection with digitalisation and public procurement matters. The team, which is noted for its ‘long track record and comprehensive experience’, is headed by Raoul Hoffer, who has expertise in antitrust law, internal investigations, and merger control, among other matters. Christine Dietz is also noted for her experience in Austrian and EU antitrust and competition law.

Practice head(s):

Raoul Hoffer

Testimonials

‘BINDER GRÖSSWANG is the only firm we deal with in relation to Austrian matters as we’re very happy with their work.’

‘Christine Dietz: She is very helpful and pragmatic in her approach. We have overall obtained swift clearances because of her quality work and responsiveness.’

‘Track record and reputation in competition litigation; excellent collaboration.’

‘Very responsive, excellent collaboration, long track record and comprehensive experience.’

‘The competition practice of Binder Grösswang is very strong and experienced. The BG team definitely is one of the best in Austria. They are very professional, responsive, reliable and fast.’

‘When it comes to Austria, BG is our first choice for competition law.’

‘It is always a pleasure to work together with Christine Dietz. She is always looking for a practical approach and is a real team player. Very fast and responsive. Extremely good cooperation and communication.’

‘Raoul Hoffer has a broad knowledge and experience.’

Key clients

Estée Lauder

BNP Paribas

Coca-Cola HBC Austria

Daimler

City of Vienna

Scania

Nissan Center Europe

Renault Austria

Wiener Wohnen (City of Vienna)

Lenzing

Region of Upper Austria

Nomad Foods

TEGA – Technische Gase und Gasetechnik

Mutares

Columna Capital

SeneCura

TX Group

ÖBB-Infrastruktur

Prysmian Group

VTG Aktiengesellschaft

Grünenthal

TIWAG

Lidl Österreich

Berglandmilch

Argand

Indorama

Semperit

Kingspan

VF Corporation

Faerch

DCC

Dussmann Group

Smurfit Kappa

Sandvik

Work highlights

  • Defending Scania in several court proceedings against follow-on damage claims in connection with the pan-European truck cartel case.
  • Representing Wiener Wohnen as claimant against Airbnb before the Commercial Court in Vienna in an action under unfair competition and abuse of dominance provisions in Ireland.
  • Successfully represented Estée Lauder in Austrian merger control proceedings related to the acquisition of Deciem Beauty.

Austria > Private client Tier 1

Binder Grösswang advises private clients on the whole gamut of related matters including succession planning, investments, acquisition of luxury goods, real estate, and philanthropy. The firm is also well versed in handling the reorganisation of the family's businesses' ownership structures as well as change of residency and citizenship. The team can also draw on to interdisciplinary expertise within other departments for private client needs. Andreas Hable and Bernd Schneiderbauer are the key contacts, with the latter focusing on succession planning processes and corporate governance matters.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Hable; Bernd Schneiderbauer

Testimonials

‘The team provides expertise in all area. The also have international benchmarks in many different areas.’

‘They were available nearly 24/7 and work very efficiently!’

‘It’s about the people in combination with technology. Technology is used as a tool and supports the competence of the individual and not the other way round.’

‘They have always an open ear, even if the requirements are very complex and seem unsolvable.’

Excellent relationship with the customer.

Andreas Hable is extremely organized and never losses the track and focus on different cases.

Key clients

Family Baturina

Family Freudenberg

Family Gudzowaty

Family Gromes

Family Beier

Family Kaufmann

Family Hoffmann

Family List

Family Marberger

Family Kreiner

Family Sarmini

Family Bründlmayr

Family Springer

Family Neubrand

Family Scheuch

Family Heinemann

Family Jerie

Austria > Tax Tier 1

A leading firm in the area of tax, Binder Grösswang advises domestic and multinational clients on transactional tax law, procedural matters as well as tax litigation and international and EU tax law. The team is also experienced in assisting with accounting law, tax audits, and acting for private clients in this field. Christian Wimpissinger, Andreas Hable and Clemens Willvonseder, who made partner in February 2021 and regularly advises on tax aspects of cross-border transactions, are the practice heads. Hable’s expertise includes cross-border restructurings and private clients, while Willvonseder is particularly active in the tax aspects surrounding large M&A deals and accounting law issues.

Practice head(s):

Christian Wimpissinger; Andreas Hable; Clemens Willvonseder

Testimonials

‘I have worked with Binder Groesswang for many years. They are always my first port of call on Austrian tax matters.’

‘Christian Wimpissinger is an assured adviser – technically excellent, very responsive and delivers clear and useful advice. He leads a broad and highly capable team.’

‘Clemens Willvonseder provided valuable assistance on a complex VAT matter.’

‘Excellent capabilities in international taxation and great experience in dealing with large corporations operating in multiple jurisdictions. Excellent collaboration in teaming up with my firm in working jointly in international tax projects, they are reliable, highly skilled and responsive.’

‘Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a top player in Austria and has very good diversified teams, which include the relevant and necessary legal scope of a company.’

‘All partners and associates have very good technical and vocational skills. They understand the corporate structure and put themselves in senior management’s position, which helps a lot during the legal process.’

‘The tax team of Binder Grösswang covers a variety of fields from corporate income tax to international tax and from VAT to tax litigation matters. It is their size and knowledge of their area of practice which makes them stand out on the market.’

‘Christian Wimpissinger and his team are very responsive and well connected at the international level. Also, they are not only lawyers, but very good in handling the projects we work on with firms in other countries and with our internal group members.’

Key clients

Mutares

The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)

Partners Group

AUVA (Public Accident Insurance)

Pritzker Private Capital, Vertellus

Europcar

DPE (Deutsche Private Equity)

Deezer

Netz Burgenland

BNP Paribas

IBM

Macquarie

Mubadala

Lenzing

Renault Austria

Agilent Technologies

Johnson & Johnson

Mayr-Melnhof

Société Générale

Auto1-Group

Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung (Holding Company of the State of Carinthia)

Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH, Air Liquide, AXA Gruppe, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Danone, Michelin Reifenwerke AG & Co. KGaA, Sanofi Schneider Electrics, VINCI and others

Work highlights

  • Advised Mubadala on the tax aspects of its $4.68 billion sale of 39% in Borealis AG to OMV.
  • Advised the ING Group together with Linklaters on the sale of its entire retail banking business to bank99, the bank of Österreichische Post AG.
  • Advised BNP Paribas on the sale of Austria’s largest online-broker Hello bank! to BAWAG P.S.K.

Austria > Capital markets Tier 2

Binder Grösswang is best known for advising issuers on the issuance of bonds on the one hand - this has recently included an increasing number of ESG-linked and green bonds - and for assisting banks with the implementation and update of debt issuance programmes on the other. Florian Khol and Tibor Fabian are key contacts for both segments, while Khol has also been increasingly active advising on shareholder disclosure. Thanks to its interdisciplinary approach based on a strong interplay between the firm's banking and finance and capital markets experts, the group is also well placed to handle a wide range of regulatory matters. This type of work is frequently handled by Michael Binder and Stephan Heckenthaler.

Testimonials

Competent, professional and reliable.’

Good contacts with supervisory boards.’

Key clients

Lenzing AG

BKS Bank AG

Hypo Tirol Bank AG

Hypo-Wohnbaubank AG

Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg AG

Sparkasse Oberösterreich

VERBUND AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Lenzing AG on the successful issuance of a hybrid bond with an issue volume of €500m.
  • Advised VERBUND AG on a sustainability-linked ESG bond with a volume of €500m.
  • Advised BKS Bank AG on the structuring of its debt issuance programme, in particular the preparation of the capital market prospectus and the execution of the approval procedures before the Austrian Financial Market Authority.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Binder Grösswang 'has a very skilled M&A team which is highly capable of providing top-notch advice to investors seeking to acquire businesses in Austria'. It is particularly noted for its private equity activity, but the group also advises Austrian and international corporations as well as public sector clients. The group's close collaboration with the firm's banking and finance, tax and competition practices adds value. Prominent practitioners are the experienced Thomas Schirmer and Andreas Hable, who covers M&A transactions as well as corporate law. Philipp Kapl is a 'very fast thinking advisor'.

Other key lawyers:

Gottfried Gassner; Michael Kutschera; Thomas Schirmer; Philipp Kapl; Christian Zwick; Andreas Hable

Testimonials

‘Excellent mix between the right size to be able to provide expert knowledge in each relevant legal area but still of a size that makes clients feel “close” to (senior) partners, who are still involved in the daily business and client work.’

‘Excellent level of expertise, hands-on approach, easy to work with; solution oriented.’

‘Great internal interaction between the departments in the law firm.’

‘Excellent and reliable international network when handling international cases.’

‘It’s as easy to communicate and co-operate as if you would deal with a well-organized and business-minded in-house legal department.’

‘Thomas Schirmer: strong private equity knowledge, probably best PE lawyer in Austria, commercial reasoning, very nice guy to work with.’

‘Binder Grösswang has a very skilled M&A team which is highly capable of providing top-notch advice to investors seeking to acquire businesses in Austria. The level of service is very high and definitely comparable to any market-leading firms in Austria, the EU, and worldwide.’

‘I recently worked with Philipp Kapl and his team. Philipp is a very fast-thinking advisor who was very capable of identifying the pressure points of our joint client from the very outset of our joint matter.’

Key clients

Daimler

Novartis

Blackstone Group

Magna International

Scout24

Allianz

Lenzing

BNP Paribas

Voestalpine

Mubadala

ARDIAN

Arval Austria GmbH / BNP Paribas S.A.

Wiesenthal Holding GmbH

Dussmann group

Cube Infrastructure Fund II

Paramit Corporation

ÖBB-Technische Services GmbH and the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

4 Styrian Raiffeisen banks

GTCR, Corza Health

BASF Performance Products GmbH

Peneder Privatstiftung, Peneder Holding GmbH

Lafayette Mittelstand Capital

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co. AG

Waterland Private Equity Investments

FedEx Corporation

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Daimler

Novartis

Blackstone Group

Magna International

Scout24

Allianz

Lenzing

BNP Paribas

Voestalpine

Mubadala

ARDIAN

Arval Austria GmbH / BNP Paribas S.A.

Wiesenthal Holding GmbH

Dussmann group

Cube Infrastructure Fund II

Paramit Corporation

ÖBB-Technische Services GmbH and the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

4 Styrian Raiffeisen banks

GTCR, Corza Health

BASF Performance Products GmbH

Peneder Privatstiftung, Peneder Holding GmbH

Lafayette Mittelstand Capital

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co. AG

Waterland Private Equity Investments

FedEx Corporation

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Mubadala on its $4.68bn sale of 39% in Borealis to OMV.
  • Advising Pritzker Private Capital and Vertellus as international lead counsel on the acquisition of Intermediates and Specialty Chemicals business of ESIM Chemicals.
  • Advising ING Group on sale of retail banking business to bank99.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

Binder Grösswang frequently acts as Austrian local counsel when advising corporates on corporate, financial and debt restructurings spanning various sectors including financial services, retail and manufacturing. Its recent work includes a number of Covid-19-related mandates, where the team was called upon to provide insolvency avoidance advice, while other instructions stemmed from creditors requiring assistance with insolvency proceedings. Gottfried Gassner complements this offering with expertise in distressed M&A, where he is assisted by recently promoted partner Georg Wabl and routinely acts for bidders. Gassner co-heads the group with Emanuel Welten, who is a key contact for finance-related work. For contentious mandates the team is able to call on colleagues from the dispute resolution practice.

Testimonials

Well known restructuring team in Austria.

Gottfried Gassner is an exceptionally good lawyer. He understands the complex twists in international/ cross-border transactions and is very responsive.

Gottfried Gassner is an expert in his field. He delivers high quality advice in a pragmatic way.

We really liked working with Georg Wabl. He has a clear vision and approaches every problem in a strategic manner.

Gottfried Gassner and his team are excellent. They are extremely easy to work with and fulfilled all our needs.

They are extremely pragmatic, a breeze to work with.

Stand out in the market for their ability to provide crisp and practical advice on complex topics.’

Key clients

Erste Group

UniCredit Bank Austria

Raiffeisen Landesbank NÖ-Wien

Lafayette Mittelstand Capital

HEMA B.V.

Swissport Group

Superior Essex Inc.

Work highlights

  • Acted as Austrian local counsel in the Swissport restructuring.
  • Acted as Austrian counsel to the international co-ordinating committee formed by the Steinhoff Group’s main creditors (banks and funds); provided assistance with the ongoing negotiations on a group-wide restructuring.
  • Representing a US-listed company as creditor in the insolvency of ATB Spielberg.

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 2

Binder Grösswang’s team is involved in worldwide trademark and design portfolio management, the registration of IPRs as well as infringement proceedings. Moreover, the practice covers a range of IP issues from various contentious work to IP transfer and licensing projects. The team’s strengths in internet-related matters and its ‘outstanding international network’ are also of note. Ivo Rungg, a ‘focused attorney and a tough negotiator’, leads the practice, supported by counsels Hellmut Buchroithner  and Michael Horak.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘We have been working with Ivo Rungg for a couple of years now. He is our main legal contact at Binder Grösswang which is a highly reputable law firm in Austria and we are also working with his team of around ten lawyers and paralegals.’

‘I am happy to recommend Ivo Rungg at BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH.’

‘Let me characterize Ivo in short: He is a very bright and focused attorney and a tough negotiator, very analytical with an excellent sense for the IP needs of our company. He works very efficient and also strategically thinking. Furthermore, I appreciate Ivo as a highly competent and dedicated legal professional.’

‘Hellmut Buchroithner: very practical and professional approach, accessible.’

Key clients

Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG

Lenzing AG

Renault Österreich GmbH

Tiroler Glashütte GmbH

Embracer Group AB

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy Foundation

BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse AG

“FREY WILLE” GmbH & Co. KG.

Springer Kommunaltechnik GmbH

KIA AUSTRIA Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Zillertal Tourismus GmbH

Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG Millennium Tower, 22. Stock

Soundreef SPA.

Trodat

Kitzbühel Tourismus

Work highlights

  • Advised Lausanne 2020 (organiser of the 2020 Youth Olympic Games) on labelling matters as well as other aspects to be considered for a timely start of the distribution of the mascots prior to the commencement of the Games.
  • Advised SAT Sportnahrung GmbH on succession rights after an insolvent former market leader for nutritional supplements for athletes with respect to various IP rights and know-how.
  • Advised Travel Partner Group, one of Austria’s biggest incoming travel agency, in its efforts to acquire licenses in a new IT and software system.

Austria > Administrative law and public sector Tier 3

Foreign direct investment, state aid law, trade law and compliance all feature in Binder Grösswang's caseload and the group advises domestic and international clients on a range of regulatory matters. The firm also represents clients before administrative courts, public authorities and the Austrian supreme courts. Sector expertise spans industries including life sciences, telecoms, transport and banking. Johannes Barbist, who is 'second to no one when it comes to cases that require both regulatory and competition law knowledge' according to one client, leads the team. His further specialisations include environmental law and dispute resolution matters. Associate Regina Kröll is another key contact; she focuses on energy, public commercial, and environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We usually have cases that require advice on the interplay between regulatory, public policy and competition questions. There are only very few firms who are able to adequately handle these cases in Austria and Binder is certainly one of them. We hugely benefitted from their Partners’ and Lawyers’ broad expertise.’

‘Johannes Barbist is second to no one when it comes to cases that require both, regulatory and competition law knowledge. He has an incredible knowledge of both of these areas which is very helpful for us. At the same time he is very easy (and a pleasure) to work with.’

‘Excellent knowledge combined with can do attitude.’

‘Great insight in foreign trade issues, particularly investment control proceedings.’

‘Johannes Barbist and Regina Kröll: Both are great team workers and have a high knowledge of national and international trade issues.’

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

Binder Grösswang's close cross-practice cooperation allows the arbitration group to handle a wide range of disputes, which has recently included disputes pertaining to warranty claims, construction contracts, distribution agreements and infrastructure projects. It is also well placed to handle arbitrator mandates and assist with the enforcement of arbitral awards. Christian Klausegger heads the practice and, while also handling arbitration, is best known for his litigation capabilities.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent team led by Christian Klausegger; definitely one of the market leaders in litigation, but also highly recommended in arbitration. Easy to work with, also in co-counsel constellations.’

‘Christian Klausegger – I experienced him as a party appointed arbitrator in a very complex construction arbitration related to steel work supply for a Serbian mining project. Extremely well prepared, knowing the facts of the case just as good as the parties and undisputably a great lawyer.’

‘Ingeborg Edel: Superb lawyer, quick-witted, responsive and very likeable.

‘Valuable and professional advice in a short time and very business-oriented.’

‘Smart individual people in any situation, very well prepared on the subject matter requested, highly qualified and professional individuals.’

‘Business acumen; capable of representing in a high-profile and high-value arbitration; ability to quickly understand the business and various technical aspects dealt with in the arbitration.’

‘Michael Kutschera and Ingeborg Edel have the ability to develop and implement a case strategy.’

‘The biggest advantages of Binder Grösswang for our company is the broad and professional team of lawyers, who cover almost all spheres of applicable law. Simply when we have any question/ problem concerning Austrian law we have one point we can discuss it with.’

Key clients

Renault

Liebherr

Springer

KIA

Lenzing AG

Austrian Federal Railways

Work highlights

  • Continuing to support the Brazilian producer of pulp Eldorado Group in connection with an ICC arbitration in Brazil over a failed share deal.

Austria > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud) Tier 3

Binder Grösswang assists corporates, financial institutions and public sector bodies with internal investigations into allegations of embezzlement, bribery, breach of trust and fraud as well as with investigations conducted by various authorities such as financial market and tax authorities. To a lesser extent, it also acts for individuals including those who have fallen victim to white-collar crimes. As an integral part of the firm's dispute resolution practice, the team led by Stefan Albiez, whose expertise extends to industrial espionage, is also well placed to handle associated litigation.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We highly appreciate the very high quality of legal advice including capital market issues and proceedings before courts and the public prosecutor. They are very reliable, always on time and deliver solutions with a win-win approach.’

‘Dr. Stefan Albiez is a very smart negotiator, a very good lawyer and always keeps the best for his client in mind.’

‘The team led by partner Dr. Stefan Albiez has a vast understanding of dispute resolution cases. Given its leading role in many legal fields, the firm has immediate access to legal experts when it comes to white-collar issues. The team is acting swiftly with a practical approach and an understanding for the clients’ needs.’

‘Stefan Albiez is a great listener and provides pragmatic solutions after having considered the relevant options.’

‘The white-collar crime team is very experienced, both in terms of classical knowledge of good case handling and client care, which is also evidenced by the impressive number of mandates.’

The firm stands out for its discreet and professional handling of matters.’

‘The team is characterised above all by its empathy and simultaneous professionalism in the implementation of solutions tailored specifically to the individual client.’

Key clients

ShareWood Switzerland AG

SIG-Seeliegenschaftengesellschaft Kärnten Verwaltungs GmbH (Province of Carinthia)

Euronet Payment Service Ltd

ERSTE Bank Group

Immoconsult Group

Ria Financial Services Austria GmbH

Microtec S.r.l.

Nokia Solutions and Networks Österreich GmbH

Nachtragsverteilungsmasse (Province of Carinthia)

Lenzing AG

Work highlights

  • Representation of the Province of Carinthia in several criminal (and civil) proceedings against former advisors, expert consultants and current contract partners in connection with suspicions of fraud, embezzlement and breach of trust of the client’s former directors.
  • Representation of a famous US-businessman as victim of a fraud in connection with fake wines (the so-called Jefferson-Bottles-Scandal).
  • Representation of Nokia as victim in criminal proceedings against the former CEO.

Austria > Projects and energy Tier 3

Binder Grösswang has a cross-disciplinary approach to projects in this space, and draws on the firm's real estate, corporate M&A and banking and finance practices depending on the nature of the matter. In terms of energy, the firm has a specialised team advising on acquisitions, construction and the operation of power plants, financing, as well as regulatory and compliance-related issues. Infrastructure, transport, and grid-based industries are other areas of expertise in addition to a strong international focus. Johannes Barbist and Andreas Hable are noted for their experience in this field.

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Key clients

VERBUND AG

CORESTATE CAPITAL Fund Management S.à.r.l.

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Mubadala

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf

Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung

ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

CUBE Infrastructure Fund II

Rail Cargo Austria AG

ÖBB-Holding AG

ÖBB group

CAPE 10 Errichtung & Betrieb GmbH

viktor kaplan muerz gmbh

TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG

Austria > Data privacy and data protection Tier 4

The team at Binder Grösswang covers employee data protection, represents clients in proceedings before the Data Protection Authority and reviews marketing measures. It also provides data protection support with new products and technologies, with data transfers or with data breach notifications. Ivo Rungg, who has strengths in digital law and data protection and Angelika Pallwein-Prettner, who focuses on employee data protection, are the practice heads.

Testimonials

‘Very friendly and helpful, straight to the point, meets all deadlines’

‘Angelika Pallwein Prettner is a very engaged and has a pragmatic approach which is highly appreciated. She fully understands our needs. She easily talks with non-lawyers and lawyers so its very efficient as we as in-house lawyers do not need to translate/simplify her opinion.’

Key clients

Österreichische Post AG

Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG Millennium Tower, 22. Stock

BNP Paribas

OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH

Volksbanken Wien

Renault Österreich GmbH

Stadt Wien

Association NOVID20

Starbucks Coffee Austria GmbH

Glaxo SmithKline plc

Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance

Work highlights

  • Issued an expert opinion for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance concerning the internal processes of data gathering to comply with the execution of the evidence resolutions by the parliamentary investigating committee set up for the alleged corruption of the former federal government (‘Ibiza-corruption affair’).
  • Advised Association NOVID20 with respect to the roll-out of one of the first Corona-apps on the market, this included evaluating various law issues of the contact tracing, especially data security measures.
  • Advised international manufacturer of consumer electronics on the handling of personal data of employees and third persons in internal compliance investigations by the Austrian subsidiary.

Austria > Public procurement Tier 4

Situated in the wider regulatory practice group at Binder Grösswang, the public procurement team advises private companies, service providers, contracting authorities and public companies on contentious and non-contentious matters. The department often works with large international law firms in cross-border issues and is well versed in representing non-EEA investors in public procurement proceedings. Practice head Johannes Barbist has notable strength handling matters in the energy, transport, life sciences, and services industries.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist

Testimonials

‘Johannes Barbist we were very impressed and satisfied.’

‘Mr. Barbist was attentive and flexible, he quickly understood the situation we were in and provided pertinent and knowledgeable legal counselling and assistance. We were very happy with the dialogue and assistance we received.’

‘Breadth and depth of practice areas covered within the firm.’

‘Highly responsive and constructive. Johannes Barbist – strong on regulatory, public procurement, state aid and FDI.’

Austria > Real estate Tier 4

With M&A expert Markus Uitz co-heading the team with banking and finance specialist Tibor Fabian, Binder Grösswang's real estate group receives regular instructions from real estate investors, developers and owners alongside corporates and private clients to assist with real estate transactions but the team is also adept at handling tenancy law matters. Its transactional work spans various asset classes and has recently included a number of healthcare sector instructions.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Markus Uitz and his team are great! They know their stuff! Clear and helpful advice always.’

‘Markus Uitz is great.’

‘Binder Grösswang is a rather big association with experts in most legal fields. The teams cooperate regularly to provide comprehensive legal advice.’

‘Markus Uitz: has a good sense for the practical implementation of legal concepts.’

‘Great team, responsive and commercially driven.’

‘Markus Uitz is a young partner with a high level of expertise – great availability.’

Key clients

voestalpine AG

Raiffeisen Property International GmbH

GIC

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf

Travel Partner Group GmbH

VB Real Estate Services GmbH

CORESTATE CAPITAL Fund Management S.à.r.l.

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Leasinvest Real Estate

Five Guys

P3 Logistic Parks s.r.o.

UBM Development

SeneCura Kliniken- und HeimbetriebsgmbH

Frey Invest GmbH

Ennismore International

Work highlights

  • Advising Swiss real estate investor CORESTATE Capital on the acquisition of the third TrIIIple tower as part of a forward purchase deal.
  • Advising UBM Development on the sale of its housing project in Vienna’s Nordbahnviertel urban housing project.
  • Assisted Central Group / KaDeWe with the establishment and ongoing restructuring of a joint venture with SIGNA (in the course of which Central indirectly acquired 50% in the real estate) to transform the former Leiner flagship store at Vienna’s main shopping street Mariahilfer Straße into a premium department store.

Austria > TMT Tier 4

Major Austrian telecoms providers, multinational media and technology companies are among the clients instructing Binder Grösswang in TMT matters. The firm’s practice covers e-commerce matters, domain law, and IT due diligences among others, as well as handling TMT litigation matters. Practice lead Ivo Rungg is particularly experienced in licensing, IT contracts and new technologies including IoT and cloud.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Rungg

Key clients

MBmedien Group GmbH

Arval Austria GmbH

BNP Paribas

OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH

Vinted UAB

MBmedien Group GmbH

Arval Austria GmbH

BNP Paribas

OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH

Vinted UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on its E-Banding System, an online platform where interested parties can apply for licenses for Lenzing’s trademarks, where more than 2,000 license agreements are processed per year.
  • Advised Travel Partner Group on its efforts to acquire licenses in a new IT and software system.
  • Advised OVE Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik in connection with the protection and exploitation of its technical standards and norms for the electrotechnical industry.

The firm: Binder Grösswang’s successful strategy is based on outstanding professional expertise combined with a teamwork approach. More than 100 highly specialised legal experts work together in teams to give the firm’s clients outstanding support. The firm has gained an excellent reputation for its sophisticated and business-oriented approach and individually tailored solutions. Its legal experts are widely connected and rank amongst the best in their various practice areas.

The firm has ranked among Austria’s leading law firms for 60 years. Today it is one of the largest law firms in Austria and advises major Austrian and international corporations and financial institutions.

The firm strives to meet market expectations by identifying tomorrow’s legal challenges, working with optimum efficiency and offering competitive prices, without compromising highest quality and full loyalty.

International experience: Binder Grösswang focuses particularly on complex cross-border transactions whenever Austrian law issues are relevant and maintains close contacts with top international law firms on a global level.

The majority of the firm’s assignments are transnational. By working in cooperation with a global network of top-flight partner firms and selecting those local experts best qualified for the matter at hand in each particular case, Binder Grösswang is able to provide flexible, customised solutions in all major jurisdictions. In turn, Binder Grösswang is a reliable partner for international law firms seeking legal expertise in Austria.

Areas of practice: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, EU & Competition, Corporate/M&A, Data Protection, Digital Law, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Restructuring & Insolvency, Private Clients, Real Estate, Regulatory, Tax, Intellectual Property & Information Technology, White Collar Crime

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Michael Binder
Banking and finance Tibor Fabian
Banking and finance Stephan Heckenthaler
Banking and finance Stefan Tiefenthaler
Banking and finance Emanuel Welten
Capital markets Tibor Fabian
Capital markets Florian Khol
EU & Competition Johannes Barbist
EU & Competition Christine Dietz
EU &Competition Raoul Hoffer
Corporate/M&A Gottfried Gassner
Corporate/M&A Andreas Hable
Corporate/M&A Florian Khol
Corporate/M&A Michael Kutschera
Corporate/M&A Thomas Schirmer
Corporate/M&A Bernd Schneiderbauer
Corporate/M&A, Private Clients Christian Zwick
Corporate/M&A Philipp Kapl
Dispute resolution Stefan Albiez
Dispute resolution Johannes Barbist
Dispute resolution Ingeborg Edel
Dispute resolution Christian Klausegger
Dispute resolution Michael Kutschera
Employment Horst Lukanec
Employment Angelika Pallwein-Prettner
Restructuring & Insolvency Gottfried Gassner
Restructuring & Insolvency Emanuel Welten
Private clients Andreas Hable
Private clients Bernd Schneiderbauer
Real estate Tibor Fabian
Real estate Markus Uitz
Regulatory Johannes Barbist
Regulatory Raoul Hoffer
Tax Andreas Hable
Tax Christian Wimpissinger
Tax Clemens Willvonseder
Unfair Competition and IP Ivo Rungg
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Dr iur Stefan Albiez photo Dr iur Stefan AlbiezPartner, specialised in dispute resolution, white collar crime, corporate and commercial litigation.
Dr iur Johannes Barbist photo Dr iur Johannes BarbistPartner, specialised in regulatory, energy law, competition, and compliance.
Dr iur Michael Binder photo Dr iur Michael BinderPartner, specialised in financial services regulation, regulatory,  banking & finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A.
Dr iur Hellmut Buchroithner photo Dr iur Hellmut BuchroithnerCounsel, specialised in unfair competition and IP, copyright and industrial design law,…
Mag iur Christine Dietz photo Mag iur Christine DietzPartner, specialised in competition, european law, state aid law, commercial law.
Mag iur Ingeborg Edel photo Mag iur Ingeborg EdelPartner, specialised in dispute resolution, international corporate and commercial litigation, arbitration, automotive,…
Dr iur Tibor Fabian photo Dr iur Tibor FabianPartner, specialised in banking & finance, capital markets, real estate and structured…
Dr Stefan Frank photo Dr Stefan FrankPartner
Mag Barbara Gangl photo Mag Barbara Ganglattorney at law
Mag iur Gottfried Gassner photo Mag iur Gottfried GassnerPartner, specialised in corporate /M&A, insolvency and restructuring and private trust law.
Dr iur Andreas Hable photo Dr iur Andreas HablePartner, specialised in corporate/M&A, tax and private client & entrepreneur.
Dr iur Stephan Heckenthaler photo Dr iur Stephan HeckenthalerPartner, specialised in banking & finance, financial services, capital markets, structured finance,…
Dr iur Raoul Hoffer photo Dr iur Raoul HofferPartner, specialised in competition, regulatory, public procurement law, state aid law, energy…
Dr Michael Horak photo Dr Michael HorakCounsel,  specialized in supporting businesses and creative entrepreneurs in protecting and defending…
Dr iur Isabelle Innerhofer photo Dr iur Isabelle InnerhoferCounsel, specialised in competition, state aid law, public procurement law, european law,…
Dr iur Philipp Kapl photo Dr iur Philipp KaplPhilipp Kapl is a partner in the Corporate / M&A team of…
Dr iur Florian Khol photo Dr iur Florian KholPartner, specialised in capital markets, corporate/M&A, takeovers.
Dr iur Christian Klausegger photo Dr iur Christian KlauseggerPartner, specialised in dispute resolution, commercial litigation and arbitration, white collar crime,…
Dr iur Alexander Kramer photo Dr iur Alexander KramerCounsel, specialised in real estate, contract and commercial law, financing.
Dr Regina Kröll photo Dr Regina KröllAttorney at law, specialized in the regulatory framework for clients’ activities in…
Mag iur Horst Lukanec photo Mag iur Horst LukanecPartner, specialised in employment, data protection law, corporate law.
Mag Manuel Müllner photo Mag Manuel MüllnerAttorney at law, specialized in advising national and international companies in all…
Dr iur Angelika Pallwein-Prettner photo Dr iur Angelika Pallwein-PrettnerPartner, specialised in employment and data protection law.
Dr iur Thomas Schirmer photo Dr iur Thomas SchirmerPartner, specialised in corporate/M&A, private equity/venture capital, international cross-border transactions, joint ventures,…
Dr iur Bernd Schneiderbauer photo Dr iur Bernd SchneiderbauerPartner, specialised in corporate/M&A, private clients & entrepreneurs, corporate finance, real estate.
Dr iur Stefan Tiefenthaler photo Dr iur Stefan TiefenthalerPartner, specialised in banking & finance, structured finance, project finance, acquisition financing,…
Mag Elisabeth Tretthahn-Wolski photo Mag Elisabeth Tretthahn-WolskiAttorney at law, specialized inadvising and representing international and national corporations in…
Dr iur Markus Uitz photo Dr iur Markus UitzPartner, specialised in real estate and corporate M&A.
Mag Georg Wabl photo Mag Georg WablPartner, specialized in national and cross-​border restructurings, reorganisations and transactions in the…
Mag iur Emanuel Welten photo Mag iur Emanuel WeltenPartner, specialised in banking & finance, insolvency and restructuring, structured finance, acquisition…
MMag Clemens Willvonseder photo MMag Clemens WillvonsederPartner, specialised in Austrian and international tax law
Dr iur Christian Wimpissinger photo Dr iur Christian WimpissingerPartner, specialised in international tax planning, taxation of restructurings, EU tax law.
Dr iur Christian Zwick photo Dr iur Christian ZwickChristian Zwick is a partner in the firm’s Corporate / M&A team.…
Number of lawyers : 100
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Contacts : Andreas Hable (managing partner)
Other offices : Innsbruck

Binder Grösswang is fully committed to promoting and ensuring diversity and equal opportunities at all levels of the company. As an internationally operating law firm, we have set ourselves the goal of creating a diverse and inclusive work culture in which the appreciation of each individual and his/her work is of central importance. We do not tolerate any discrimination against individuals, be it on the basis of gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, origin, race, religious or political affiliation, ethnic background, nationality or any other grounds. We are determined to create a working environment for our employees in which every employee feels like a valued part of the company, and in which the boundaries between personal space and working life are respected at all times. 

Within the company, there is a well-defined diversity policy, the implementation of which is regularly reviewed from the very top by the Management Board. We are committed to observing the principles of diversity and equal opportunity as defined in our policy when recruiting and selecting our employees. 

  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK 

Binder Grösswang is known in the market as the top employer among international law firms. 

Not least because of this, Binder Grösswang was the first law firm to receive the Great Place to Work® Award for best employers in Austria. Three years in succession, Binder Grösswang has won the Great Place to Work® Award and is still the only law firm in Austria to hold this Award.  

Great Place to Work® awards prizes for best employers in Austria, which are conferred for trust-based workplace relations and corporate culture. The assessment leading to the award is based on a world-wide benchmark study rating values such as credibility, respect, fairness, pride and team spirit in the corporate setting. 

WE CARE 

For many years, Binder Grösswang has been committed to helping people in need within the framework of the firms WE CARE program, which was established specifically for this purpose. Through hands-on activities, monetary donations and donations in kind, Binder Grösswang regularly supports various projects suggested by staff members. 

  • Binder Grösswang Supports Development of Crisis Management App Novid20 Pro Bono 

In the battle against the extremely rapid spread of the Corona virus, a team of experts has been workingintensively on the development of an automated Corona warning system in the form of a smartphone app. The technology platform Novid20 is conceived to slow down the infection rate of the Covid-19 virus by notifying app users of risk zones.  

This is one of the leading private initiatives in this field. The non-profit association “NOVID20 – Technologieplattform zum Krisenmanagement” (NOVID20 – Technology Platform for Crisis Management) is supported by the physician Franz Wiesbauer, numerous app developers, scientists and legal experts, as well as data-protection and technology companies. 

  • “AIAS Innsbruck – Verein zur Registrierung von Stammzellenspenden”: Stem Cell Donor Registration in Austria
    Every day, three people in Austria are diagnosed with leukaemia. Two out of ten leukaemia patients lose their lives because no suitable stem cell donor can be found. For this reason, the non-profit student initiative “AIAS – Studierende gegen Blutkrebs” (AIAS – Students Against Leukaemia), begun in Germany, organizes registration campaigns to gain potential stem cell donors. 

In cooperation with the Austrian Red Cross and the Austrian National Union of Students, psychology students brought this non-profit initiative to Austria, with the objective of having more stem cell donors typed in this country as well. Binder Grösswang advised the students pro bono on the establishment of the the first branch of the initiative in Austria, based in Innsbruck 

  • CAPE 10- House of the Future and Social Innovation 

Binder Grösswang supported the project “CAPE 10 – Haus der Zukunft und sozialen Innovation”, a future medical treatment centre and day centre for homeless and socially disadvantaged people, initiated by the well-known Viennese doctor Siegfried Meryn. The team of lead partner Emanuel Welten and Florian Khol advised on the financing of the project, particularly in connection with the creation of a social impact hybrid bond intended to get the non-profit foundation up and running. This financial instrument, a new, innovative financing model, was used in Austria in connection with a double-digit million euro project for the first time. The construction of the care centre was completed in February 2021  and the first tenants have moved in. 

  • Binder Grösswang supports MOMO, Viennas mobile hospice and palliative team for children 

Being diagnosed with a life-limiting disease is traumatizing for a child and impacts the entire family. For many years, the MOMO team has provided extensive care to more than 200 critically ill children and their families at their homes. Help is tailored to the needs of each family, depending on the care required. If needed, MOMO supports affected families from the moment of diagnosis, for weeks, months or even for many years, until the children pass away, and afterwards. 

  • Binder Grösswang supports Canisibus Food Buses run by Caritas 

Binder Grösswang has actively supported the team of the Canisibus food buses several times. Canisibus is an institution run by Caritas. Every evening, 365 days a year, the Canisibus buses provide homeless persons with hot soup and bread. Up to 450 persons are served daily along the buses regular routes.  

  • Binder Grösswang cooks for the Gruft 

Binder Grösswang cooks for the Gruft, a charitable institution run by Caritas, which provides homeless people in Vienna with food, clothing, etc. free of charge. The basic principle behind “cooking for the Gruft” is simple. The ingredients are purchased beforehand and brought along to the Gruft, where the meal is prepared. Every year, around 150 cooking groups actively support Caritas in this way; Binder Grösswang has participated in this project several times. 


Binder Grösswang is a consistently top-ranked, leading full-service Austrian law firm with a substantial international practice. The firm has significant experience and expertise in all areas of commercial law, especially in M&A/corporate, banking & finance, dispute resolution, banking supervisory, tax, real estate, regulatory and competition law.  

The firm has gained an excellent reputation for its sophisticated and business-oriented approach and individually tailored solutions. Its more than 100 highly specialised legal experts are widely connected internationally and rank amongst the best in their various practice areas. 

Binder Grösswang thinks and acts in a global context. 

Even though Binder Grösswang is based only in Austria, most of the firm’s assignments are of an international nature. Be it in Central and Eastern Europe or in the world’s important financial centres, the firm works together with local experts, always selecting those who are best qualified for the matter at hand.  

Global Network 

The firm’s global network of partner firms is not exclusive in any jurisdictions and therefore enables the firm to provide clients with flexible, customised solutions while meeting the highest standards of quality. Binder Grösswang identifies significant changes in the market, reacts to them effectively and seeks to anticipate market developments.  

Expertise and International Activities 

The partners at Binder Grösswang regularly lecture at international universities, publish on the latest legal issues and are themselves active as entrepreneurs and members of supervisory boards and foundations. They also hold important positions in international networks such as the IBA, the ABA, etc. 

Languages 

German, Croatian, Czech, English, French, Italian, Russian, Slovak and Spanish 

Binder Grösswang impulse: Crypto assets – Where does the journey go?

(Vienna, 07 June 2022) As part of the FinTech Week, Binder Grösswang invited to a panel discussion with top-class experts from the fields of cryptocurrency, economic research and politics on 2 June 2022.

Top Award for Binder Grösswang: Austria’s Best Employers

(Vienna, 20 May 2022) For the fourth time, Binder Grösswang has been honoured with the award “Austria’s Best Employers” by the Great Place to Work institute. The award was presented to the firm on 19 May at a festive ceremony held at the Ariana Eventhalle in Vienna.

Binder Grösswang Advises Cryoshelter on Entry of Hexagon

Binder Grösswang advised Cryoshelter GmbH on the entry of Hexagon Composites ASA into the liquid natural gas (LNG) business segment and the entry of Hexagon Purus ASA into the liquid hydrogen (LH2) business segment, in each case in the form of a minority shareholding with an option for the acquisition of all the shares within a specified period of time after the closing.

Pia-Alena Havel: A New Attorney for Binder Grösswang’s Corporate/M&A Team

As of May 2022, Pia-Alena Havel LLM. (31) has been strengthening Binder Grösswang’s Corporate/M&A team, led by partner Thomas Schirmer, as an attorney at law.

Binder Grösswang Wins IFLR Europe Award 2022

Binder Grösswang has once again been honoured with the prestigious IFLR Europe Award “Austrian Law Firm of the Year” (national winner).

The Legal 500: Top Rankings for Binder Grösswang

Binder Grösswang has once again been awarded top rankings in The Legal 500. The firm was ranked in Tier 1, the highest category, in six practice areas. 17 lawyers were mentioned by name; one practice area and three lawyers improved their rankings over last year.

Binder Grösswang Advises Tigris Web3 and Venionaire Capital on Launch of First Austrian Crypto Fund

Binder Grösswang advised Venionaire Capital on the launch of the first Austrian investment fund that invests solely in digital assets. Tigris Web3, as the innovative crypto fund is called, was registered by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) as an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF).

Binder Grösswang advises Apleona on the acquisition of Siemens Gebäudemanagement & Services

Binder Grösswang together with Hengeler Mueller advised Apleona on the acquisition of Austrian Siemens Gebäudemanagement & -Services GmbH (SGS). Based in Vienna, the subsidiary of Siemens Austria puts its focus on technical facility management. Apleona is a leading European integrated facility management company based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

Binder Grösswang advises Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH on the purchase of Sunray d.o.o, and indirectly a production plant in Mirna, Slovenia

Binder Grösswang advised Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH on the purchase of Sunray d.o.o., from Atlantic Droga Kolinska, Živilska industrija, d.o.o., and thereby indirectly a production plant in Mirna, Slovenia.

Binder Grösswang Expands the Management Board and Adds Two New Partners and One Counsel

In the new business year, the commercial law firm Binder Grösswang will have a larger management board, two new partners and a new counsel.

Binder Grösswang Advises Nissan on the Sale of its Austrian Dealer and Distribution Network

In the course of an asset deal, the German Nissan Center Europe has sold its dealer and sales network in Austria, which is operated by its Austrian branch, to the Spanish mobility provider ASTARA MOBILITY (formerly Bergé Auto). ASTARA MOBILITY will, thus, take over all sales and service activities for Nissan in Austria. After signing the contract documentation in mid-December 2021, closing is expected to occur by the end of February 2022, once all conditions precedent have been fulfilled.

Binder Grösswang Advises BNP Paribas on the Reorganisation of Stellantis’ European Financing Offering

Together with Clifford Chance, Binder Grösswang has advised leading European bank BNP Paribas Personal Finance on the reorganisation of the European financing landscape of leading automaker and mobility provider Stellantis N.V.

Binder Grösswang Advises Raiffeisen Property Holding International on the Sale of a Fully Rented Office Property in Vienna

Binder Grösswang advises Raiffeisen Property Holding International on the sale of a fully rented office property in the Austrian capital as part of a share deal to the open-ended real estate fund “Swiss Life Ref (DE) European Real Estate Living & Working”.

Binder Grösswang advises founder of Origimm on sale of her company shares to Sanofi

Binder Grösswang advised Sanja Selak, founder, co-shareholder and managing director of ORIGIMM Biotechnology GmbH, on the sale of the company to Sanofi.

Exceet Group, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has entered into an agreement for the sale of its portfolio company GS Swiss PCB AG to AFINUM. GS Swiss PCB AG is a manufacturer of highly miniaturized printed circuit boards for the medical technology and aerospace sectors. Bär & Karrer acts as legal advisor to exceet Group in this transaction. The team includes Mariel Hoch, Marlene Lienau, Fabienne Perlini-Frehner and Jasmin Bächtold (all M&A), Jonas Bornhauser (IP/IT), Mani Reinert (Antitrust), Rehana Harasgama (Data Protection), Laura Widmer and Laura Rubeli (both Employment), Kilian Müller (Real Estate), Ruth Bloch-Riemer (Pensions and Social Security), David Weimann (Pensions and Social Security/Tax) as well as Raoul Stocker (Tax).

Binder Grösswang is pleased to announce its partnership with the female factor, a global community for the next generation of female leaders and the brand behind Europe’s first job platform for integrative companies.

Binder Grösswang advises Insight Partners in the context of a strategic Investment in PSPDFKit amounting to 100 million euros

Binder Grösswang advised Insight Partners together with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP on an investment in PSPDFKit, a leading document processing and manipulation platform for developers and enterprise businesses.

A New Attorney at Binder Grösswang: Patrick Mayrhuber

As of 1 August 2021, Patrick Mayrhuber (34) will be supporting the banking & finance team as an attorney at law.

Binder Grösswang advises BNP Paribas on the sale of Hello bank! Austria to BAWAG P.S.K.

Binder Grösswang advised the leading international bank BNP Paribas on the sale of Austria’s largest online-broker Hello bank! to BAWAG P.S.K.. The signing took place on July 22, 2021. The closing is expected by the end of 2021.

Binder Grösswang advised OLMeRO AG on the acquisition of INFO-TECHNO from WEKA Group

Binder Grosswang advised OLMeRO AG, a BYGGFAKTA Group subsidiary, on the acquisition of INFO-TECHNO Baudatenbank GmbH (“INFO-TECHNO”) from WEKA Group.

Binder Grösswang Advises Blockpit GmbH in connection with its USD 10 Million Series A Financing Round

The Linz-based startup Blockpit GmbH, specializing in control software for crypto investors, has concluded a Series A investment round in the amount of USD 10 million. The capital raised will be used primarily to further accelerate the company’s Europe-wide growth. Blockpit’s medium-term target is to operate in all European markets.

Binder Grösswang Advises Austrian Anadi Bank on Cooperation with Austria’s Tobacconists

The Austrian Anadi Bank plans to offer banking services at Austrian tobacconist shops, under the brand name “MARIE”. Therefore, it will soon be possible to have bank accounts and cards, make incoming and outgoing payments and obtain consumer loans at numerous tobacconist shops. In addition, each partner shop will have a tablet that is directly connected with the systems of the Austrian Anadi Bank; using this tablet, customers will be able to choose and order the available banking products themselves. It will also be possible to make cash transactions at the participating tobacconist shops.

(Vienna, 10 June 2021) Binder Grösswang advised Vertellus, a global supplier and manufacturer of speciality chemicals, and Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing, in connection with the acquisition of the Intermediates and Specialty Chemicals business of ESIM Chemicals (IM Chemicals).

Binder Grösswang advises Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and its portfolio company FAST LEAN SMART Group G

FAST LEAN SMART Group GmbH invests in impactit GmbH and becomes Solvares Group.