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EU and competition Tier 3
Taylor Wessing Austria handles dawn raids, penalty proceedings before the Cartel Court and merger control proceedings, among other matters, with particular expertise in the food retail and construction industries. Highlights included practice head Martin Eckel representing BGO, the owner of the two biggest Austrian office furniture producers, before the Austrian competition authorities in merger control proceedings relating to the acquisition of Hali and Svoboda, the third and fourth largest players in the Austrian office furniture market. The team regularly handles merger control filings across the CEE region and also advises clients on competition compliance. Other clients include VÖB, Nestlé and Pernod Ricard. Senior associate David Konrath is also noted.
Advising debtors, shareholders and directors, Taylor Wessing Austria focuses on insolvency administration, particularly involving transnational elements, distressed M&A and insolvency litigation. Team head Susanne Fruhstorfer was appointed as insolvency practitioner on numerous occasions, including for real estate company WienWert Getreidemarkt 10 Immobilienbesitz and Lemos Industrieservice, and represented AGCO in the insolvency proceedings of a major supplier.
Taylor Wessing Austria focuses on cross-border corporate and commercial litigation alongside contentious IP, unfair competition and trade mark work. In recent work, Martin Prohaska-Marchried represented A1 Telekom Austria in unfair competition proceedings. Wolfgang Kapek jointly heads the team with Dieter Natlacen.
Employment Tier 4
The team at Taylor Wessing Austria advises on the full range of employment law, covering collective labour law issues such as collective bargaining agreements, redundancies and reorganisations, cross-border employment law issues such as the posting of employees and transfer of undertakings, and questions of employment status, as well as working time, data protection and wage and social dumping. The IT, trade and commerce, and personnel leasing sectors are particular areas of expertise for the team, which is led by Wolfgang Kapek. Clients include Lafarge, Nestlé and Agrana. Brigitte Sammer is also noted.
Intellectual property Tier 4
Taylor Wessing Austria’s team is active in all areas of contentious and non-contentious IP law in a variety of industry sectors, including furniture, food and technology. Practice co-head Martin Prohaska-Marchried specialises in unfair competition litigation, trade mark, design rights and copyright law. He advised Orange in a complex unfair competition and trade mark violation dispute, which was settled. Prohaska-Marchried also successfully represented Eternit Austria in a case seeking a declaration of invalidity of a community design. Well-known new clients include Continental and Sanpellegrino. Dieter Natlacen is the other co-head.
Tax Tier 4
Taylor Wessing Austria puts significant emphasis on transactional and corporate tax structuring work, which is frequently handled in close co-operation with colleagues from various other departments. Michaela Petritz-Klar's team also handles criminal tax proceedings.
Banking and finance Tier 5
Taylor Wessing Austria assists clients with financing structures pertaining to M&A and private equity transactions alongside regulatory matters. CEE managing partner and team head Claudia Steegmüller assisted Barclays with various financing transactions, and advised Norske Skog Bruck on matters pertaining to its group-wide refinancing and debt structuring. Philip Hoflehner is another key individual.
Taylor Wessing Austria assists clients with the entire corporate life cycle including cross-border transactions, most notably in the CEE and SEE regions, reorganisations, joint ventures and buy-outs. Philip Hoflehner advised Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and its subsidiary Mascus International on the acquisition of its online business from foreign licensees, and Raimund Cancola and Claudia Steegmüller advised Eternit Österreich on its group reorganisation. Iman Torabia was appointed counsel in January 2018.
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The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.
Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.
International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.
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|Dr Susanne Fruhstorfer||View Profile|
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