Binder Grösswang > Vienna, Austria > Firm Profile

Binder Grösswang
STERNGASSE 13
1010 VIENNA
Austria

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 1

Binder Grösswang ‘has continued to grow in size and reputation‘, building on its strong track record of acting in complex, cross-border financing transactions. The team recently advised the European Investment Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen on the financing of a PPP project which considered the competing interests of the banks and the city of Vienna. International banks form a key part of the group’s client base, along with Austrian banks, infrastructure providers, and multinational corporate companies. The trio heading up the team is Stefan Tiefenthaler, Emanuel Welten, and Stephan Heckenthaler; Welten and Tiefenhaler are key names to note for acquisition finance and real estate finance work. Stefan Frank is a key name to note for regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Tiefenthaler; Emanuel Welten; Stephan Heckenthaler

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Frank; Mathias Drescher

Testimonials

‘Excellent firm that has continued to grow in size and reputation. The firm works together as a team very well, is technically excellent and gives result-oriented and practical advice. Documents are delivered promptly and deadlines are always met. It is always a pleasure to work with the team and handing a matter to them means it is well looked after.’

‘Stefan Tiefenthaler is an excellent lawyer who combines deep industry and legal expertise with an ability to provide to-the-point and hands-on practical advice. Together with his always calm manner, this makes him an excellent negotiator.’

‘The team has broad experience and is exceptionally well placed for complex matters. I appreciate the timely, pragmatic and solution-oriented advice.’

‘The passion and drive to help achieve the client’s goals is outstanding. Stephan Heckenthaler is amazing to work with. One receives timely, pragmatic and solution-oriented advice. Stefan Tiefenthaler is one of the best finance lawyers in Austria.’

‘High professional competence combined with solution orientation and partnership.’

Key clients

Erste Bank

European Investment Bank

Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien

BNP Paribas

Société Génerale

Austrian Anadi Bank

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich

FAST LEAN SMART Group

AUTO1

Grover

KELAG

Work highlights

  • Advised the European Investment Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen on the financing of the PPP project ‘Bildungscampus Rappachgasse and Landgutgasse.’
  • Advising BNP Paribas on the restructuring of Stellantis’ European financing offering.
  • Advised Crédit Agricole on Austrian finance law aspects of an unprecedented securitisation transaction involving AUTO1 Group.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 1

Binder Grösswang‘s offering leverages close connections with other practice areas and a roster of highly experienced litigators to litigate a wide range of mandates. In 2022, ‘brilliant litigator‘ Stefan Albiez was promoted to co-practice head, alongside Christian Klausegger. The firm excels in class-action litigation, and is also noted for its extensive experience in cross-border disputes. Ingeborg Edel is another key individual, who advises on a wide range of high-level commercial disputes and is particularly known for her industry know-how in the automotive and construction sectors. Elisabeth Tretthahn-Wolski is likewise recommended.

Practice head(s):

Christian Klausegger; Stefan Albiez

Other key lawyers:

Ingeborg Edel; Michael Kutschera; Elisabeth Tretthahn-Wolski; Thomas Hartl

Testimonials

‘Binder Grösswang has a strong dispute resolution practice and is definitely one of the leading firms in this area. I regard them as highly capable, knowledgeable and proficient colleagues, efficient in their approach and very commercial with impressive case management.’

‘Very motivated and clever, uniting outstanding litigation expertise with high level know-how.’

‘The practice consists of an excellent team of experienced experts with an impressive track record. The collaboration works out easily, the team is flexible and very responsive, the work results are right to the point and immediately useable.’

‘Christian Klausegger is a well-known expert in the dispute resolution area, with a broad knowledge and experience in IT-related disputes both locally in Austria and cross-border. He perfectly understands the challenges of IT projects, provides very effective advice and drives disputes with a strong strategic focus.’

‘Stefan Albiez is a brilliant litigator with impressive skills in efficiently handling parallel litigations. He always stays on top of things, always remains very calm, considerate and respectful. He is convincing in and out of court, a great communicator and talented strategist.’

‘Thomas Hartl keeps the reins firmly in his hand no matter how complex an issue, no matter how many parties involved. He is a true professional, a powerful litigator, skilled negotiator and, foremost, a superb specialist in connection with claims of mis-selling and prospectus liability.’

‘Excellent expertise in the subject area. Always seeking the best solution for the client in open discussions on a par and with pragmatic results if needed.’

‘In particular, we work with Stefan Albiez, who always convinces with his experience and expertise. Especially in our subject-specific topics, it’s nice when you don’t have to explain the business from the beginning every time but can get straight to the heart of the matter.’

Key clients

UNIQA Versicherung

City of Vienna

Province of Upper Austria

Province of Carinthia

Commercial Court Vienna

Zürich Lebensversicherung AG

Cardif Assurance

TIWAG Tiroler Wasserkraft

Lenzing AG

Bank Austria UniCredit

Commerzbank AG

Austrian Federal Railways

Erste Bank

Balcke Dürr

Russian Federation

Commerzbank

Renault Österreich

Work highlights

  • Representing numerous minority shareholders of BUWOG following a squeeze-out.
  • Represented numerous skiing resorts in class-action proceedings concerning claims relating to Covid-19 driven shut-downs.
  • Representing an Austrian pension fund against a Dutch trading platform following the alleged wrongful cancellation of several trades.

Austria > Employment Tier 1

Over the past year, Binder Grösswang‘s employment law practice has seen an increase in mandates concerning employment-related reorganisations and restructurings, as well as litigation cases dealing with compliance breaches. Horst Lukanec who has over 25 years’ experience advising national and international clients on all aspects of individual and collective employment law, jointly heads the practice with Angelika Pallwein-Prettner who specialises in data protection, compliance and restructuring issues, as well as having a strong litigation practice. Counsel Johannes Bammer was promoted in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Horst Lukanec; Angelika Pallwein-Prettner

Testimonials

‘Perfect understanding of the practice, great collaboration with other practices to identify innovative and out-of-the box solutions, always reachable.’

‘Angelika Pallwein-Prettner is a real expert, very engaged, highly innovative, open to new creative solutions, pragmatic.’

‘Excellent knowledge, fast reaction times, good negotiation skills.’

‘Horst Lukanec: smart, skilled, good communication skills, hard worker. Cannot say enough positive things about him.’

Key clients

3i Group

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co Aktiengesellschaft

BNP Paribas S.A.

Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Detego GmbH

Energie Burgenland AG

Federal Ministry of Finance

Granite AUT GmbH

Heinemann Austria GmbH

Husky-KTW GesmbH

IPG Mediabrands

Klarna Bank (AB)

MAN Truck & Bus Vertrieb Österreich GmbH

Media Markt Saturn Gruppe

Orchard Global Asset Management LLP

ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

Pirlo Holding GmbH

Prochaska Handels GmbH

PURE Storage Inc.

Rigetti & Co. Inc.

Schiesser AG

SeneCura Kliniken- und HeimebetriebsgmbH

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG

Stabilo International GmbH

Starbucks Coffee Austria GmbH

Tobaccoland Handels GmbH & Co KG

TripAdvisor LLC

Veeam Software UK Limited

XXL Sports & Outdoor GmbH

SopraSteria

Work highlights

  • Representing state-owned Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung in a case concerning the dismissal of a former manager due to several compliance breaches.
  • Advising ChargePoint on the acquisition of has.to.be, an Austrian electronic vehicle charging company.
  • Advising a financial services provider on a group-wide reorganisation of financing in the automotive sector.

Austria > EU and competition Tier 1

Binder Grösswang is highly regarded for the breadth of competition and antitrust work, both domsetic and international. The team most notably advises private clients and large public entities on highly strategic matters including abuse of dominance, merger control filings, and competition law issues at the intersection of digitalisation and public procurement matters. The team, headed by Raoul Hoffer, fields a roster of recommended specialists including Christine Dietz, Johannes Barbist and Isabelle Innerhofer, and is referred to by clients as ‘among - if not the - biggest and most esteemed competition law teams in the Austrian market'.

Practice head(s):

Raoul Hoffer

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The competition practice of Binder Grösswang is among – if not the – biggest and most esteemed competition law teams in the Austrian market. They are super-well organised and up to the task, and it is always a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Excellent knowledge, good contacts within the Competition Authority, fast, responsive and practical. Fun to work with.’ 

‘Raoul Hoffer and Christine Dietz are the best competition lawyers in Austria.’

‘Isabelle Innerhofer is a reliable professional, technically very smart and prepared, who is able to address even complicated legal issues with speed and accuracy.’ 

‘The BG competition team is my first choice for high-value, complex competition law matter. For me, they are the top pick among the competition teams in Austria.’ 

‘The practice of Raoul Hoffer and his team is very unique and special. The applied strategies and tactical ideas are creative and at the end really successful. The working style is very ambitious and vivid.’ 

‘Raoul Hoffer has great strategic skills and experience. He is the person to ask in complex cases and dealings with authorities. An absolute leader in the competition law field in Austria!’

‘Christine Dietz: there is no-one suited better in Austria when it comes to getting a merger through. She is not only super experienced, but also extremely creative and can fix almost any issue that one would have in merger control cases. High recommendation!’

Key clients

Aptiv

Argand

Berglandmilch

BNP Paribas

Cargill Incorporated

City of Vienna

Coca-Cola HBC Austria

Columna Capital

Court Square Capital

Daimler

Dussmann Group

eBay Inc.

Estée Lauder

Faerch

Grünenthal

Indorama

KIA

Kingspan

Lenzing

Lidl Österreich

Mutares

Nissan Center Europe

Nomad Foods

ÖBB-Infrastruktur

Rail Cargo Austria

Prysmian Group

Region of Upper Austria

Renault Austria

ROSSI Biofuel

Sandvik

SCANIA CV AB

Semperit

Smurfit Kappa

TIWAG

TX Group

VF Corporation

VTG Aktiengesellschaft

Wiener Wohnen (City of Vienna)

Comer Industries S.p.A.

Beretta Holding S.A.

FSN Capital Partners

Azelis

Work highlights

  • Defending Scania in several court proceedings against follow-on damage claims in connection with the pan-European truck case.
  • Assisting seller Court Square Capital with its $1.2bn sale of wholesale hotel business Getaroom to Booking.com.
  • Representing Wiener Wohnen, as claimant, before the Commercial Court in Vienna in an action concerning unfair competition law and abuse of dominance provisions against Airbnb Ireland.

Austria > Private client Tier 1

Binder Grösswang‘s private wealth department works alongside the firm’s tax, corporate and M&A, and real estate teams to assist HNWIs, their families, businesses and foundations on issues ranging from cross-border estate and tax structuring, to succession planning, real estate transactions and associated litigation. The team is led by corporate law specialists Andreas Hable, who has extensive experience in cross-border tax structuring and restructuring in connection with M&A transactions. Bernd Schneiderbauer left the firm in early 2023 to set up private practice.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Hable

Work highlights

  • Advised an ultra-high-net-worth family on the purchase of a prominent Viennese cultural institution.
  • Advised a high-net-worth family and its private foundation on restructuring the family holding company.

Austria > Tax Tier 1

Displaying a ‘deep knowledge of international tax and corporate income tax‘, Binder Grösswang specialises in a range of areas within tax law, including international tax, cross border acquisitions, accounting, and tax litigation. Christian Wimpissinger, Andreas Hable and Clemens Willvonseder are the trio leading the team. At associate level, Barbara Gangl‘s previous post in Austria’s Federal Tax Court enables her to bring significant tax law expertise to the team, and she has been instrumental in the acceleration of the team’s tax litigation work.

Practice head(s):

Christian Wimpissinger; Andreas Hable; Clemens Willvonseder

Other key lawyers:

Manuela Wenger; Barbara Gangl

Testimonials

‘The team members are always extremely responsive, professional, knowledgeable and solution-oriented. For example, if something does not work or might be sub-optimal from an Austrian tax perspective, they are keen to offer a potential alternative solution. They invest the time to offer alternatives that might work.’

‘I very much enjoy working and collaborating with Christian Wimpissinger and he is my go-to contact. He is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and business-minded.’

‘They are technically extremely competent and are also recommended for their cutting-edge innovation.’

‘I fully trust Christian Wimpissinger as a reliable, responsive, business and client-oriented professional.’

‘They have a deep knowledge of international tax and corporate income tax and they know how to handle projects efficiently working together with advisors in multiple countries.’

‘Christian Wimpissinger and Manuela Wenger from the tax team are very responsive and have the ability to explain complex tax law matters in words that do not sound all that technical.’

‘With Barbara Gangl our questions were always taken up and answered immediately.’

‘The team is very responsive and their advice is straight to the point.’

Key clients

Egeria

Mutares

The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)

Insight Partners

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Egeria on the acquisition of Isoplus.
  • Advised Insight Partners on the a strategic growth investment into PSPDFKit.
  • Advising ChargePoint Holdings on the acquisition of Has-to-be.

Austria > Capital markets Tier 2

Binder Grösswang is noted for its ability to advise on capital markets transactions which combine regulatory and tax advice, as well on matters which combine banking and finance and capital markets issues. Key team member Florian Khol focuses on cross-border equity, debt and hybrid capital markets transactions, and Tibor Fabian provides advice on debt issuances and ESG mandates. Stefan Frank was made partner in February 2022, and Stephan Heckenthaler is another name to note within the team. Michael Binder retired in early 2023.

Key clients

VERBUND

Lenzing

OMV (Supervisory Board)

Mayr Melnhof

Rosenbauer

Semperit Holding

BTV Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg Aktiengesellschaft

BKS Bank AG

Sparkasse Oberösterreich

Hypo-Wohnbaubank

Hypo Tirol Bank

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co. Aktiengesellschaft

Oberbank

Work highlights

  • Advised BTV Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg Aktiengesellschaft on the conversion of preferential shares into common shares.
  • Advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and a consortium of banks as lead arrangers on the update of Raiffeisen-Landesbank Niederösterreich Wien AG’s €10bn debt issuance programme.
  • Advising Citigroup on a consumer loan asset backed securitisation for AUTO1 Group.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lauded for its prowess in transactions, the ‘approachable, knowledgeable and commercially minded‘ group at Binder Grösswang is regularly involved in high-value M&A deals in Austria. Sector knowledge within the team runs the gamut when it comes to corporate, commercial and M&A issues. Private equity transactions are a key area of expertise for Thomas Schirmer, who is praised as a ‘great team mentor with deep market and legal insights‘. Notably, Andreas Hable‘s practice covers international tax structuring work, corporate governance issues, and successions planning mandates, among other areas, and Philipp Kapl is singled out by clients as ‘an absolute star individual‘.

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘A very proactive, innovative and creative firm. They always offer unique and tailor-made solutions for each and every case.’

‘Great transactional practice. They have the right balance between focusing on legal issues and keeping the commercial impact in mind.’

‘Thomas Schirmer – quick, responsive, commercial and to the point.’

‘Always approachable, knowledgeable and commercially minded.’

‘Thomas Schirmer – great team mentor with deep market and legal insights.’

‘An absolute star individual is M&A partner Philipp Kapl. Philipp is developing a highly prestigious and loyal following. Super sharp, and extremely client-friendly.’

‘My go-to partner is Thomas Schirmer, who is quick to answer, very hands-on, and pays attention to detail.’

‘The team has a great expertise and is very professional. However, what makes the difference is the pragmatic thinking and ability to simplify complicated situations/cases.’

Key clients

Mayr Melnhof

Lenzing

OMV Supervisory Board

Insight Partners

Aptiv

ING Bank N.V.

BNP Paribas

Birkenstock

Vertellus / Pritzker Private Capital

Continental AG

Nissan Europe

SK Capital Partners, LP

Blockpit

Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH

Founder, co-shareholder and managing director of ORIGIMM Biotechnology GmbH

Benford Capital

ChargePoint Holdings, Inc.

Gemspring Management LLC and TMP SuperHoldCo LLC (Radancy)

DCC Energy Ltd, TEGA – Technische Gase und Gastechnik GmbH

Azelis Holding S.A.

Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co. Aktiengesellschaft, Wüstenrot Versicherungs-AG, Ärztekammer Salzburg

Work highlights

  • Advising Nissan on the sale of its Austrian Dealer and Distribution Network.
  • Advising Insight Partners on an investment in PSPDFKit.
  • Advising Aptiv on the investment in TTTech Auto.

Austria > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud) Tier 2

Binder Grösswang represents a range of high-profile clients, including corporations, financial institutions and public sector bodies, in national and cross-border white-collar crime matters. The team advises on matters ranging from risk and compliance management to internal and external investigations, and defends clients against allegations of fraud, embezzlement, bribery, and industrial espionage. Practice head Stefan Albiez is noted for his expertise in litigating parallel civil commercial and criminal matters.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Albiez

Other key lawyers:

Christian Klausegger; Thomas Hartl

Testimonials

‘What makes the practice unique is the perfect interplay of professional competence with the understanding of what clients need, responsiveness coupled with the desire to bring out the best for the client, outstanding knowledge of current developments in the body of law and a sense of upcoming developments, which gives the client a secure feeling of being perfectly prepared for the future.’

‘Stefan Albiez is an absolute specialist in the field of white-collar crime and anti-corruption law. Perfect team spirit with strong collegiality, but always focussed on the best representation and the client’s protection. Creativity to seek ways of defense not yet trodden and yet always successful.’

‘Very responsive, with comprehensive assessments of the cases at hand by sufficiently identifying the risks associated with the matter and showing pragmatic solutions and alternatives.’

‘Stefan Albiez is very deliberate and calm, acts in an unagitated manner and conveys security following a profound assessment of the factual and legal situation; he communicates openly and transparently. He consequently implements the strategy presented to and developed with the customer and achieves good results. Great expectation management.’

Key clients

Oberalp Group

Nokia Solutions and Networks Österreich GmbH

SIG-Seeliegenschaftengesellschaft Kärnten Verwaltungs GmbH (Province of Carinthia)

Work highlights

  • Defending Oberalp Group, as international lead counsel, in criminal proceedings.
  • Representing Nokia Solutions and Networks Österreich in multi-level criminal investigations.
  • Represented legal entities of the Province of Carinthia in several criminal and civil proceedings.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

The multidisciplinary practice at Binder Grösswang collaborates closely with the firm’s banking and finance team, making it an advisor of choice for clients looking for assistance with any restructuring and corporate rescue mandate. Georg Wabl was promoted to partner in February 2022 and works on a range of  restructurings and reorganisations. Practice head Gottfried Gassner works on complex and cross-border restructuring processes, and the group as a whole handles a range of cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Gottfried Gassner

Other key lawyers:

Emanuel Welten; Georg Wabl

Testimonials

‘We have worked with different partners and associates of Binder Grösswang in recent years and our experience was very good with all of them. I would highlight the fact that they respond quickly and that their legal analyses do not only focus on the legal aspects, but also take the business goals into account.’

‘The partners and associates are highly skilled.’

Key clients

Erste Group

UniCredit

Bank Austria

Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien

Robert Bosch GmbH

Lafayette Mittelstand Capital

Société Générale Vienna Branch

Seisenbacher GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing International Investment Group – as the main shareholder and secured creditor – in the €550m insolvency proceedings of CPI Immobilien group.
  • Advising a major Austrian insurance company of auditors involved in the bankruptcy of Commerzialbank Mattersburg.

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 2

Binder Grösswang‘s IP team is well versed in advising TMT clients on trade mark management, making use of the firm’s international network to support their global portfolios and assist with new applications. In addition, the practice group is active in guarding against potential infringers, monitoring numerous jurisdictions and acting against companies that seek to register trade marks similar to those of its clients. Head of IP Ivo Rungg advises on licensing and data protection matters, while Hellmut Buchroithner specialises in the protection and enforcement of IP rights, including trade mark infringements and counterfeiting. Michael Horak, promoted to partner in February 2023, is the team’s litigation specialist, frequently appearing before the Austrian Patent office and Supreme Court, as well as the EUIPO.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Rungg

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Our main contact is Ivo Rungg, a brilliant attorney and negotiator, very analytical with a great sense for the needs of the company. He provides excellent legal advice and is very focused and hands-on.’

‘The IP team which is lead by Ivo Rungg is very experienced and responsive.’

‘Michael Horak has been very supportive, business-oriented and with a deep understanding of both the business and the IP perspective in our work together. Responsive and available.’

Key clients

LVMH Group

Harley-Davidson

BAWAG Group

ByteDance

Embracer Group

Lenzing

aneon

Capgemini

StubHub

THQ Nordic

Moser Holding

Hypo Vorarlberg Bank

Renault Österreich

Tiroler Glashütte

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Frey Wille

Springer Kommunaltechnik

KIA Austria

OVE Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik

Zillertal Tourismus

Soundreef

Trodat

Kitzbühel Tourismus

Work highlights

  • Advising BAWAG, as global lead counsel, on the management and defence of its trade mark portfolio.
  • Advising ByteDance on IP-related matters in connection with new projects.
  • Advised the LVMH Group on action against counterfeiting and on issues relating to customs seizures.

Austria > Administrative law and public sector Tier 3

Binder Grösswang specialises in advising clients seeking to navigate Austria’s FDI regulations, assisting companies that are looking to invest in or purchase local companies. Questions of competition and trade law, environmental regulations and administrative law are all part of the offering provided by the team, which is led by Johannes Barbist, who focuses on advising businesses in regulated sectors, including energy, transport, life sciences and telecoms clients on matters of public and administrative law. Regina Kröll, who made partner in February 2023, advises healthcare and energy clients on matters of environmental law, state aid issues and competition work.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘One of the top practices in Austria. Broad portfolio and efficient.’

Key clients

aws (Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH)

Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung

ChargePoint

Cryoshelter

Work highlights

  • Advised ChargePoint on Austrian public law and regulatory matters relating to its €250m acquisition of has.to.be, an Austrian e-mobility technology provider.
  • Advised Cryoshelter on the public law aspects relating to Hexagon’s entry into Austrian liquefied natural gas and liquefied hydrogen market.
  • Representing the state-owned entity Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung (Carinthian Investment Administration) in high-profile litigation in connection with the dismissal of a managing director due to (alleged) infidelity and untrustworthiness.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Clients instructing the dedicated team at Binder Grösswang range from international companies, to SMEs and start-ups. The team is noted for its expertise and strong ties to data protection authorities, and is headed up by Ivo Rungg and Angelika Pallwein-Prettner. Among the team’s varied workload are employment related data protection matters and on broader data protection compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Rungg; Angelika Pallwein-Prettner

Testimonials

‘The team works on the important topics our company needs the most. Especially finding solutions and legal differences between Austria and Germany cause, and the support of the correct use is most important for us.’

‘Competent, quick, friendly. They give good advice.’

‘You can tell that they have a great deal of expertise.’

Key clients

ByteDance (TikTok)

Société Générale

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Renault

BNP Paribas

Vaya Fieberbrunn

HELLWEG Baumärkte

CCT Software Solutions

Österreichische Post

Stadt Wien

Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance

Buildtelligent

SF Filterdienst

Glaxo SmithKline plc

AUDI

OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH

Easy Park

Work highlights

  • Advising Jazz Pharmaceuticals on admissibility of collecting sensitive data in connection with Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
  • Advising Chinese internet giant ByteDance on data protection matters in connection with new video creation tools.
  • Advising large DIY store chain HELLWEG on data protection matters in connection with General Terms & Conditions and customer cards.

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

Binder Grösswang‘s arbitration practice is valued for its broad industry know-how, most notably in the IT, automotive, insurance, and banking sectors. The team represents high-profile clients including corporates, banks and financial service providers, as well as government agencies. Joint practice heads Christian Klausegger and Ingeborg Edel are frequently instructed to represent clients in national and international arbitrations, as well as enforcing arbitral awards.

Practice head(s):

Christian Klausegger; Ingeborg Edel

Other key lawyers:

Michael Kutschera; Elisabeth Tretthahn-Wolski

Testimonials

‘Christian Klausegger is a far-sighted, calm and highly knowledgeable arbitrator.’

‘Great international arbitration team, dedicated and capable.’

‘Superb organisation which stands out.’

‘Quick and pragmatic hands-on support.’

‘Christian Klausegger is a really great lawyer. One of the best I have met over the last 30 years.’

‘We worked with Ingeborg Edel who is a very competent lawyer and very dedicated to her cases. She was available 24/7 and we appreciated that very much. The client always came first.’

‘People with experience and know-how, fast reaction and outstanding performance.’

‘Christian Klausegger is among the best dispute resolution attorneys in Austria.’

Key clients

State of Libya

Austrian Federal Railways

Lenzing AG

Liebherr

Renault Austria

Starlinger & Co GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing producers of luxury products in a VIAC arbitration.
  • Representing a Czech producer of petrochemical raw materials in an ICC arbitration.
  • Representing a Brazilian producer of pulp in an arbitration.

Austria > Projects and energy Tier 3

Binder Grösswang‘s regulatory-focused offering is headed up by Johannes Barbist, who is ‘very knowledgeable about Austrian law relating to design and construction issues'. Regina Kröll is another noted practitioner with regulatory expertise; the pair are referred to as ‘absolutely informed about all regulatory developments'. More widely at the firm, there is a close collaboration between teams, and the group is able to provide tailored projects and energy advice.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Johannes Barbist is very knowledgeable about Austrian law relating to design and construction issues. Easy to talk to and to the point.’

‘Johannes Barbist and Regina Kröll are absolutely informed about all regulatory developments and provide fast and highly qualified advice.’

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

CAPE 10 Errichtung & Betrieb GmbH

viktor kaplan muerz gmbh

TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Cryoshelter on the entry of Hexagon Composites ASA into the liquefied natural gas business and Hexagon Purus ASA into the liquefied hydrogen business.
  • Advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien on the financing of Windpark Berg.
  • Advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien on the financing of Windpark Trautmannsdorf.

Austria > Public procurement Tier 4

Clients turning to Binder Grösswang for assistance with administrative and public procurement matters include large European banks and other financial institutions. Practice head Johannes Barbist and recently promoted partner Regina Kröll focus on public commercial law, regulatory law (in particular in the energy and life sciences fields), state aid and competition law, and environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

European Investment Bank

Gemspring Capital

Radancy

Apleona

Work highlights

  • Advised Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and European Investment Bank on public procurement matters relating to the PPP project Bildungscampus Rappachgasse and Landgutgasse.
  • Advising an Austrian province on public procurement matters related to investments and real estate.
  • Advising a provider of communication and IT solutions for the aviation industry on public procurement issues.

Austria > Real estate Tier 4

The broad practice at Binder Grösswang has equal strength on both the regulatory and transactional sides, and has a particular niche in tenancy law. ‘Highly reliable, smart and flexibleMarkus Uitz leads the team. Another key practitioner in the team is Tibor Fabian, who has over a quarter of a century’s experience in real estate law, including transactions and financing.

Practice head(s):

Markus Uitz

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Markus Uitz is highly reliable, smart and flexible. He reacts fast, and has high integrity.’

Key clients

voestalpine

Raiffeisen Property International

GIC

Travel Partner Group

VB Real Estate Services

The Blackstone Group

Leasinvest Real Estate

Five Guys

P3 Logistic Parks

Frey Invest

Ennismore International

Belvilla

Work highlights

  • Advised Ennismore on the acquisition of a large hotel portfolio in Austria.
  • Advising international holiday home platform Belvilla on real estate matters related to its expansion to Austria.
  • Advising P3 Logistic Parks, a developer of European warehouse properties with headquarters in the Czech Republic, on all real estate matters in Austria.

Austria > TMT Tier 4

Binder Grösswang advises start-ups and established players in the Austrian technology market, supporting a number of major multinational internet, fibre, media and e-commerce companies. The team specialises in advising its clients on matters revolving around digitalisation and social media, in addition to providing broader internet law advice. Practice head Ivo Rungg supports clients with licensing and IT contracts in addition to regulatory issues and trade mark matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Rungg

Other key lawyers:

Hellmut Buchroithner;

Testimonials

‘Competent, quick and friendly, always give good advice.’

‘You can tell that they have a great deal of expertise.’

Key clients

ByteDance

Lenzing

Embracer Group

THQ Nordic

Buildtelligent

ChargePoint

BAWAG Group

StubHub

Capgemini

aneon

Marc Rousavy

CCT Software Solutions

SF Filterdienst

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OVE Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik

Soundreef

MBmedien Group

Arval

Work highlights

  • Advised Lenzing as lead global IT counsel on a range of IT-related cross-border matters.
  • Advised Chinese internet player ByteDance on regulatory and IP-related matters in connection with new video creation tools.
  • Advised Viennese start-up Buildtelligent on regulatory, contractual and IP matters related to its digital system.

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 and finance, capital markets, EU and competition, corporate/M&A, data protection, digital law, dispute resolution, employment, restructuring and insolvency, private clients, real estate, regulatory, tax, intellectual property and information technology, white-collar crime.

Department Name Email Telephone
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, 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
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Stefan Albiez photo Dr iur Stefan Albiez Partner, specialised in dispute resolution, white collar crime, corporate and commercial litigation.
Johannes Barbist photo Dr iur Johannes Barbist Partner, specialised in regulatory, energy law, competition, and compliance.
Michael Binder photo Dr iur Michael Binder Partner, specialised in financial services regulation, regulatory,  banking & finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A.
Hellmut Buchroithner photo Dr iur Hellmut Buchroithner Counsel, specialised in unfair competition and IP, copyright and industrial design law,…
Christine Dietz photo Mag iur Christine Dietz Partner, specialised in competition, european law, state aid law, commercial law.
Ingeborg Edel photo Mag iur Ingeborg Edel Partner, specialised in dispute resolution, international corporate and commercial litigation, arbitration, automotive,…
Tibor Fabian photo Dr iur Tibor Fabian Partner, specialised in banking & finance, capital markets, real estate and structured…
Stefan Frank photo Dr Stefan Frank Partner
Barbara Gangl photo Mag Barbara Gangl attorney at law
Gottfried Gassner photo Mag iur Gottfried Gassner Partner, specialised in corporate /M&A, insolvency and restructuring and private trust law.
Andreas Hable photo Dr iur Andreas Hable Partner, specialised in corporate/M&A, tax and private client & entrepreneur.
Stephan Heckenthaler photo Dr iur Stephan Heckenthaler Partner, specialised in banking & finance, financial services, capital markets, structured finance,…
Raoul Hoffer photo Dr iur Raoul Hoffer Partner, specialised in competition, regulatory, public procurement law, state aid law, energy…
Michael Horak photo Dr Michael Horak Counsel,  specialized in supporting businesses and creative entrepreneurs in protecting and defending…
Isabelle Innerhofer photo Dr iur Isabelle Innerhofer Counsel, specialised in competition, state aid law, public procurement law, european law,…
Philipp Kapl photo Dr iur Philipp Kapl Philipp Kapl is a partner in the Corporate / M&A team of…
Florian Khol photo Dr iur Florian Khol Partner, specialised in capital markets, corporate/M&A, takeovers.
Christian Klausegger photo Dr iur Christian Klausegger Partner, specialised in dispute resolution, commercial litigation and arbitration, white collar crime,…
Alexander Kramer photo Dr iur Alexander Kramer Counsel, specialised in real estate, contract and commercial law, financing.
Regina Kröll photo Dr Regina Kröll Attorney at law, specialized in the regulatory framework for clients’ activities in…
Horst Lukanec photo Mag iur Horst Lukanec Partner, specialised in employment, data protection law, corporate law.
Manuel Müllner photo Mag Manuel Müllner Attorney at law, specialized in advising national and international companies in all…
Angelika Pallwein-Prettner photo Dr iur Angelika Pallwein-Prettner Partner, specialised in employment and data protection law.
Ivo Rungg photo Dr iur Ivo Rungg Partner, specialised in IP/IT, data protection law, corporate.
Thomas Schirmer photo Dr iur Thomas Schirmer Partner, specialised in corporate/M&A, private equity/venture capital, international cross-border transactions, joint ventures,…
Stefan Tiefenthaler photo Dr iur Stefan Tiefenthaler Partner, specialised in banking & finance, structured finance, project finance, acquisition financing,…
Elisabeth Tretthahn-Wolski photo Mag Elisabeth Tretthahn-Wolski Attorney at law, specialized inadvising and representing international and national corporations in…
Markus Uitz photo Dr iur Markus Uitz Partner, specialised in real estate and corporate M&A.
Georg Wabl photo Mag Georg Wabl Partner, specialized in national and cross-​border restructurings, reorganisations and transactions in the…
Emanuel Welten photo Mag iur Emanuel Welten Partner, specialised in banking & finance, insolvency and restructuring, structured finance, acquisition…
Clemens Willvonseder photo MMag Clemens Willvonseder Partner, specialised in Austrian and international tax law
Christian Wimpissinger photo Dr iur Christian Wimpissinger Partner, specialised in international tax planning, taxation of restructurings, EU tax law.
Christian Zwick photo Dr iur Christian Zwick Christian 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 Elects New Management Board

The renowned commercial law firm Binder Grösswang will start the 2024 business year on 1 February with a newly elected Management Board.

Binder Grösswang Advises Semperit on Sale of Medical Business to Glove Producer HARPS

Binder Grösswang successfully advised the Semperit Group on the sale of its medical business (Sempermed: surgical and examination gloves) to the Southeast Asian glove producer HARPS GLOBAL PTE. LTD.

Closing: Binder Grösswang advises PAI Partners on the acquisition of Savory Solutions Group

Binder Grösswang, as local counsel, advised PAI Partners, a pre-eminent private equity firm, on the acquisition of NovaTaste, formerly Savory Solutions Group, a global leader in taste innovation, from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).


Chambers Europe Awards 2023: Binder Grösswang is Austrian Law Firm of the Year

Binder Grösswang, one of Austria’s leading commercial law firms, has once again been honoured by an international legal publication. The renowned British publisher Chambers and Partners has designated Binder Grösswang as the Austrian Law Firm of the Year 2023.

Anian Gruber: Now an Attorney at Law at Binder Grösswang

Since the beginning of May, Anian Gruber has been strengthening the Binder Grösswang regulatory team as an attorney at law.

Binder Grösswang Appoints Two New Partners and One Counsel

As of the beginning of the new business year, Regina Kröll and Michael Horak will become partners at Binder Grösswang; Johannes Bammer is being promoted to counsel.

Deal announcement – Binder Grösswang Advises Investors on the Acquisition of large Parts of Veritas Group

Binder Grösswang has advised Turkish investor families around Mr. Baran Celik and Mr. Nuvit Gundemir in cooperation with SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz on the acquisition of large parts of the Veritas Group, an insolvent German automotive and industrial supplier. Signing of the purchase agreement (asset deal) occurred on 1 December 2022 with insolvency administrator Dr. Jan Markus Plathner (Brinkmann & Partner) acting as seller. The acquisition includes the Austrian subsidiary of the Veritas Group, three German plants in Gelnhausen (Hessen), Polenz and Neustadt (Saxony) as well as all subsidiaries located in Bosnia, China, Turkey and Hungary. The Binder Grösswang team consisted of partner Philipp Kapl (lead partner, Corporate/M&A), senior associate Mona Holzgruber and associate Florian Höllebauer (all Corporate/M&A) as well as senior associate Regina Kröll (FDI). The SZA team was led by Max Hirschberger (Corporate/M&A) and included, amongst others, in particular Stephanie Birmanns (Antitrust), Andreas Herr and Phillip Kablitz (all Corporate/M&A). Binder Grösswang was also responsible for Hungary together with Lakatos, Köves és Társai (Ádám Máttyus (lead partner, Corporate/M&A), Kornél Dirner and Viktoria Tamás (all Corporate/M&A)) and Bosnia together with BDK Advokati (Vladimir Dašić (lead partner, Corporate/M&A), Nikolina Bajić and Sanja Dedović (all Corporate/M&A)). Partner and media contact: Dr. Philipp Kapl is a partner at Binder Grösswang specializing in M&A transactions and private equity. T +43 1 534 80-810, kapl@bindergroesswang.at Mag. (FH) Petra Hinterberger, Head of Corporate Communications & Business Development T +43 1 534 80-669, hinterberger@bindergroesswang.at About Binder Grösswang: As one of the leading Austrian commercial law firms with a strong international focus, Binder Grösswang has been advising on all questions of commercial law for 60 years. Binder Grösswang employs more than 180 people in Vienna and Innsbruck. The law firm advises well-known national and international companies from all sectors.

Mathias Drescher: A New Attorney at Binder Grösswang

Binder Grösswang has added a new attorney to its banking & finance team. Since the end of November, Attorney-at-Law Mathias Drescher (32) has been strengthening the successful finance team led by Binder Grösswang partners Stefan Tiefenthaler and Emanuel Welten.

Binder Grösswang Advises Trill Impact on Growth Partnership with Komet Austria

Binder Grösswang, in cooperation with Hengeler Mueller, advised Trill Impact on entering into a growth partnership with Komet Austria, the leading manufacturer of irrigation system components in Austria. Komet Austria produces high-quality pivot sprinklers, precision regulators and long range sprinklers, supplying regional famers worldwide through its international distribution network. The company addresses global challenges such as water scarcity, an increased demand for food caused by population growth, and issues with food security through a portfolio of products focussing on increased water efficiency, decreased energy consumption, and subsequently higher crop yields. The partnership with Trill Impact is intended to further expand Komet Austria’s global presence, in particular in strategically relevant agricultural markets. Financial details of the transaction will remain undisclosed.

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.