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Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is able to draw on its presence in the CEE/SEE region to serve clients in cross-border litigation with specialisations in practice areas including IP/IT, real estate as well as restructuring and corporate recovery. Wolfgang Kapek and Dieter Natlacen jointly lead the practice. Martin Prohaska-Marchried and Stefan Turic are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek; Dieter Natlacen

Other key lawyers:

Martin Prohaska; Stefan Turic; Manuel Müllner


Taylor Wessing ensured an efficient handling of the dispute we had in Austria, ensured a good outcome for our business by providing practical solutions which resulted in an out-of-court settlement.’

The strength lies in the direct communication and rapid implementation of the client’s wishes.

The advice is always to the point & considers the commercially important considerations of our company. When giving advice they provide you not only with the legal aspects and limit it to the lawyer aspects but also to commercial facts (costs vs expected success/impact etc). Also excellent litigation know how compared to other average Austrian litigators. The team really knows the law without the need of previous intense research. You always get immediately an advice on the phone in case of urgency.

Taylor Wessing has a very professional and competent team. Furthermore there is a perfect availability and fast response which is very helpful in urgent cases.

Stefan Turic has an excellent on-the-ground knowledge. We appreciated to work with him and absolutely can recommend him for dispute resolutions in Austria.’

The team speaks our language in terms of everyone can understand them without the need having an Austrian law degree. Hence, they speak human which is highly appreciated and do not bother us with too lawyer-ish talks. When it comes to the excellent litigation know-how we want to mention Stefan Turic. He is an extraordinary skilled litigator and knows the litigation rules like we have not seen before. His skillset is especially obvious when he litigates your case in front of the court. Very strong litigator who counters objections from counter-party and/or the judge with convincing arguments and referring to the procedural rules. He is not afraid of a judge which we see as an asset. It seems he knows all the relevant rules and regularly convinces the court of our legal point of view.

Martin Prohaska is a brilliant and reliable lawyer especially in cases or claims regarding unfair competition practises. The processing times are very short, so that fast results can be achieved.

Beside his excellent knowledge, Wolfgang Kapek stands out in particular also through his great understanding of economic interrelationships. He adapts the peculiarities and specific requirements of the different business models and submits pragmatic and business-oriented solution proposals. This distinguishes him from most attorneys who focus solely on the legal aspects.

Key clients

LimeBike Germany GmbH

Bitpanda GmbH

Otto GRAF GmbH – Kunststofferzeugnisse

A1 Telekom Austria Aktiengesellschaft



Lafarge Perlmooser GmbH


Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG

Waldviertler Sparkasse AG

Infront Sports & Media

NADA National Anti-Doping Agency Austria

Ceskoslovenska obchodná banka, a.s

City of Banská Bystrica


Derag Livinghotels AG + Co. KG

ANEXIA (part of ANX Holding)

ACE European Group Limited


Orange Brand Services Limited

Pisek – Vitli Krpan d.o.o.

AP&P Export & Consulting GmbH

Employment Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH's two-partner team is led by Mag Wolfgang Kapek, who focuses on redundancies, reorganisations and restructurings. The practice, which has 'excellent labour law know-how', mostly covers non-contentious work, such as advising a cosmetics company on implementing a whistleblowing system and Panasonic on cross-border engagement of employees. It regularly acts for businesses in the food sector, such as Nestlé, and has branched out into the transport sector, for example handling post-merger integration of a logistics company.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek


‘The team, led by Wolfgang Kapek, is very reactive and they know how to “make the law work”. Wolfgang Kapek is “on top of things” and not just remotely following files as responsible partner. You feel that the approach is partner driven.’

‘Excellent labour law know-how and they are able to give you hands-on advice even if the legal situation is not 100% clear. Considering the Austrian labour law we highly appreciate this approach.  Very fair billing,  quick reaction time in case of urgency; we can always call and get some quick advice on how to react in a immediate and legally correct way. This is the most important aspect of Taylor Wessing’s labour law service for us. Wolfgang Kabek – partner, but always available for us and ready to give advice (via telephone, email – no matter how).’

‘Very experienced, international expertise, focused on solutions. Very reliable, excellent know-how, fast responding. Best recommendation: Wolfgang Kapek, partner.’

Key clients

Wiener Medizinische Akademie Kongreß GmbH (WMA)

Nestlé Österreich GmbH / Nespresso Österreich GmbH & Co OHG

SThree GmbH


GroupM OG, MediaCom – die Kommunikationsagentur GmbH

maihiro GmbH

Tyrolit Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.

Eisbär Beteiligungs GmbH

Lafarge Perlmosser GmbH

eismann Tiefkühl-Heimservice GmbH

Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG




Panasonic Electric Works Austria

Leykam Let’s Print Holding AG

Europapier Austria GmbH

Bitpanda GmbH

Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH

EU and competition Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH counts dawn raids and cartel court penalty proceedings among its core areas of expertise. The team covers every aspect of competition law and is led by Martin Eckel, who has particular experience in the design and implementation of competition compliance programmes including trainings and audits. Senior associate David Konrath advises clients from the insurance, logistics and transport industries on all areas of competition law, including contractual competition restraints.

Practice head(s):

Martin Eckel


‘Excellent praxis-oriented advice, fast responses and excellent industry knowledge.’

‘Martin Eckel is very hands-on.’

Key clients

REWE Group

NIKE European Operations Netherlands B.V.

Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club

Verband österreichischer Handelsunternehmen

Heinzel Group

Saint-Gobain Weber GmbH


Froneri Austria GmbH

ZAG – Zentrale Arbeitgemeinschaft der Österreichischen Geflügelwirtschaft

Ankerbrot GmbH & Co KG

Europapier Austria GmbH

Perlmooser Beton GmbH

Pernod Ricard Austria GmbH

Walstead Group

grosso holding Gesellschaft mbH

Eternit Österreich GmbH

Roland Spedition GmbH



BGO Holding GmbH

Kirchdorfer Industries Group

Welser Profile GmbH

VÖB – Verband Österreichischer Beton- und Fertigteilwerke

Austro Holding GmbH

ADEG Handelsaktiengesellschaft

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH stands out for its 'excellent network of relationships' and 'the highest integrity and quality of work'. It acts for debtors, shareholders and directors. Areas of expertise include corporate financial restructuring, insolvency litigation, international restructuring and distressed M&A. 'Experienced insolvency expertSusanne Fruhstorfer also acts as an insolvency administrator for a range of clients, among them manufacturing company Metallwerkstätte Walter Schulz and real estate group Wienwert Getreidemarkt 10 Immobilienbesitz. In other recent work, the practice is acting for Mariborska livarna Maribor in negotiating with the insolvency practitioner of a major customer.

Practice head(s):

Susanne Fruhstorfer


The team is highly influenced by its leaders’ remarkably hands-on approach.

Dr. Susanne Fruhstorfer is a very experienced insolvency expert. Her work is solution-orientated and focused. She is straightforward and easy to communicate with. Her flexibility is of great help in difficult multi-party cases.

Well-connected within the industry. Entrepreneurially driven. Client-centric.

It is a traditional, well-established and recognised law firm with an excellent network of relationships. You can expect the highest integrity and quality of work. Their practice is especially well known in the areas of bankruptcy law, corporate financial restructuring, corporate insolvency, international restructuring and corporate M&A.

I am especially delighted to work together with Susanne Fruhstorfer (Partner) and Andreas Howadt (associate). I appreciate their absolute high professional competence in their legal fields (bankruptcy law, corporate financial restructuring, corporate insolvency, insolvency litigation, international restructuring and corporate M&A). Further, both work with highest integrity and reliability. Susanne Fruhstorfer’s professional publications in the area of corporate insolvency are outstanding, showing her extraordinary competence and long-term experience.

Key clients

WienWert Getreidemarkt 10 Immobilienbesitz GmbH

Erste Bank

KGAL Asset Management Österreich GmbH


Waldviertler Sparkasse Bank AG / Československá obchodná banka, a.s.

Metallwerkstätte Walter Schulz GmbH


Stugger, Liselotte

Sparkasse Neunkirchen

ALB Anlagen- und Leitungsbau GmbH

Drytec consulting & engineering GmbH

Gri Handels GmbH


NYC Fashion GmbH

GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH

Mariborska livarna Maribor d.d.

Metallwerkstätte Walter Schulz Gesellschaft m.b.H

Eiendomsgruppen AS

Data privacy and data protection Tier 4

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides data protection advice, predominantly focusing on GDPR implementation and compliance, to clients in a variety of sectors, including Nestlé, Panasonic Electric Works, Bosch Software Innovations and Otto Bock Healthcare Products. Andreas Schütz, who 'always manages to propose pragmatic solutions', prepared internal damage assessment documentation for Hiscox Insurance Company as well as advising on necessary reports to the data subject and/or the data protection authority following a data breach.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Schütz


Andreas Schuetz is our main point of contact and has been so for many years. Particularly in data protection, professional experience and practical relevance are decisive factors for targeted advice. Andreas Schuetz has exactly these skills and always manages to propose pragmatic solutions. The advantage also lies in the fact that Andreas Schuetz and the data protection team have been familiar with our company for many years.

Key clients

TNT (Express) Austria

ZGONC Handel GmbH

Vorwerk & Co KG

Pirelli Österreich GmbH

Nestlé Österreich GmbH


Great Lenghts Haarvertriebs GmbH

FRONERI Austria GmbH

IKEA of Sweden AB

Sky Österreich Fernsehen GmbH

Dr. A. & L. Schmidgall GmbH & Co

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

Elektra Bregenz Aktiengesellschaft

Casper Sleep GmbH

Eilenberger Consulting

Fielmann GmbH

Hill International GmbH


ARGO Personalentwicklung Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Norske Skog Industrier ASA

kununu GmbH

Eilenberger Consulting SteuerberatungsgmbH

Haberkorn Holding AG

Haberkorn GmbH

Claus Haberkorn

Familie Haberkorn Privatstiftung

GroupM OG

Davinci Lab OG

Alois Dallmay OHGr

Wolters Kluwer CENTRAL EUROPE Beteiligungsgesellschaft m. b. H.

Unified Logic

Fette Compacting GmbH

Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel GmbH

HoReCA Digital GmbH

Theater Der Jugend

Tyrol Equity AG

Punto Fa, S.L (Mango)

Cythus EXQUIRE Pharmaforschungs GmbH

„Dach und Wand“ Handels GmbH

Tiffany & Co

Urban Massage Limited

Agrana Juice Holding GmbH

Agrana Beteiligungs- Aktiengesellschaft

Bearing Point GmbH

Salonmeister GmbH (Treatwell)

Roland Spedition GmbH

ISO Leadership GmbH

Lafarge Perlmooser GmbH

Lafarge Perlmooser AG

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH

Perlmooser Beton GmbH

Prema Autozubehör Handelsgesllschaft m. b. H.

Ricoh Europe PLC

Ricoh Austria GmbH

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG

KGAL Asset Management Österreich GmbH

Nuance Communications, Inc.

Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH


Stanton Chase International

Angelini Group


Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Elektra Bregenz AG

Panasonic Electric Works Austria GmbH

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH

LexisNexis Verlag ARD ORAC GmbH & Co KG


Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd

Intellectual property Tier 4

The team at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH covers a broad range of IP matters, including trade mark portfolios, trade mark disputes and copyright law. Recent highlights include advising on the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir’s trade mark and domain portfolio, and advising Austria's oldest winery on the settlement of a trade mark dispute and on the conclusion of a settlement with Patrón Spirits International. The team is led by Martin Prohaska-Marchried, Dieter Natlacen and Andreas Schütz.

Practice head(s):

Martin Prohaska; Dieter Natlacen; Andreas Schütz


I appreciate the fast, friendly, and competent manner that Taylor Wessing has applied in all contact with us.

We highly appreciate Taylor Wessing’s business minded approach, their straight to the point advice and their experience, all of which are a great support for us.

We value Martin Prohaska-Marchried’s very pragmatic view of things which often leads to quick solutions rather than lengthy processes.

Key clients

Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys Choir)

Bergverlag Rother

Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg

Inter Ikea Systems B.V.

A1 Telekom Austria AG

Europapier Austria GmbH (Part of Heinzel Group)

Zellstoff Pöls AG (Part of Heinzel Group)

Laakirchen Papier AG (Part of Heinzel Group)

Weltbild Verlag GesmbH

Computeruniverse GmbH

Great Lengths Haarvertriebs GmbH

Eternit Österreich GmbH

Develey Senf & Feinkost GmbH

Cyberport GmbH

Also Austria GmbH

Fronius International GmbH

Österreichische Apotheker-Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Angelini Pharma

NIKE European Operations Netherlands B.V.

Neudoerfler Office Systems GmbH

Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

Haberkorn GmbH

Dr. Schär AG


MHA Reinhard Müller HandelsgmbH

CodeSeeder KG

Graphisoft Deutschland GmbH

Kununu GmbH

Adeg Österreich Handelsaktiengesellschaft

Urban Massage Limited

Primavera Life GmbH

Altigi GmbH (Goodgame Studios)

Nespresso Österreich GmbH & Co OHG

SKY Österreich Fernsehen GmbH

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH

Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

Chapter 4 Corp. d/b/a SUPREME

Tax Tier 4

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles novel tax structures for transactions and provides support to other practices, leading to close cooperation between the tax, corporate, M&A, banking, finance, capital markets and real estate teams to assist clients with multi-jurisdictional matters. Michaela Petritz-Klar leads the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Petritz-Klar


The tax advice they deliver to us is the type of advice we need. In the field of tax we receive expert advice which is understandable to us (important when we are in the lead of handling the transaction), which is pragmatic for the precise type of transaction and which is delivered on short notice (as those questions often arise – at one point or the other – as an ancillary matter to the transaction as such).

Michaela Petritz-Klar’s approach is pragmatic, transaction-oriented, focused on what is needed – all while being well founded (with the legal analysis being  explained to me more in substance where needed).

Key clients

Acuva Privatstiftung


Banking and finance Tier 5

With a key presence in the CEE/SEE region, Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is instructed by borrowers on cross-border syndicated loan and bond financings. Banks also look to the team, which is under Claudia Steegmüller's leadership, for advice on high-value business issues; the group also provides regulatory advice to banks and financial service providers, including alternative investment funds. Philip Hoflehner is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Claudia Steegmüller


Good price-performance ratio; high experience in corporate transactions and structured, time efficient processes.

Focused, time efficient way of working; deliver on time; good consultancy in finding alternatives for difficult matters; strong powerful performance and strengths in corporate transactions.

Key clients

Barclays Bank plc

Covivio / Immeo Wohnen / Foncière des Régions

Credit Suisse AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Festo Management Aktiengesellschaft


Norske Skog Bruck GmbH / Norske Skog-Group


PNC Bank, National Association

Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg

Ricoh Austria GmbH

Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH has substantial experience in advising on cross-border transactions and mergers, particularly in the CEE/SEE region. Acting for venture capital investors, start-ups, technology-oriented private equity houses and strategic investors, the team, which is led by Raimund Cancola, typically advises on all stages of the corporate life cycle, from establishing companies and joint ventures to company wind-ups, restructurings and buy-outs. Other key names include Philip Hoflehner and Claudia Steegmüller.

Practice head(s):

Raimund Cancola

Key clients


Covivio (formerly: Immeo Wohnen / Foncière des Régions)

Eternit Österreich GmbH / Swisspearl Group






Nestlé SA / Nestlé Österreich GmbH

Norske Skog AS / Norske Skog Bruck GmbH


Pirelli GmbH


Swarovski shareholders

TNT Express (Austria) Gesellschaft m.b.H.


Urban Massage

Vorwerk Austria




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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Competition, EU and trade
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
Private client
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Photo Name Position Profile
Mag Martin Eckel  photo Mag Martin Eckel Martin Eckel is a partner and Head of Competition, EU and Trade…
Dr Susanne Fruhstorfer  photo Dr Susanne Fruhstorfer Susanne Fruhstorfer is a partner and Head of Restructuring & Corporate Recovery…
Mag Allan Hahn  photo Mag Allan Hahn Allan Hahn is a senior associate and a member of the Banking…
MMag Philip Hoflehner  photo MMag Philip Hoflehner Philip Hoflehner is a partner at Taylor Wessing Vienna. He advises national…
Mag Wolfgang Kapek  photo Mag Wolfgang Kapek Wolfgang Kapek is a partner at Taylor Wessing Vienna and heads the…
Mag David Konrath  photo Mag David Konrath David Konrath is a Senior associate and a member of the Competition,…
Dr Dieter Natlacen  photo Dr Dieter Natlacen Dieter Natlacen is a partner and CEE Head of the industry group…
Dr Martin Prohaska-Marchried  photo Dr Martin Prohaska-Marchried Martin Prohaska-Marchried is a partner and Head of the IP team at…
Mag Brigitte Sammer  photo Mag Brigitte Sammer Brigitte Sammer is a partner and member of the Corporate as well…
Mag Andreas Schütz  photo Mag Andreas Schütz Andreas Schütz is a partner and a member of the IP/IT team…
 Mario Schiavon  photo Mario Schiavon Mario Schiavon is a partner and heads the Real Estate & Construction…
Mag Claudia Steegmueller  photo Mag Claudia Steegmueller Claudia Steegmüller is Managing Partner and Head of Banking & Finance at…
Mag Stefan Turic  photo Mag Stefan Turic Stefan Turic is a partner and a member of the Litigation &…
Dr Georg Walderdorff  photo Dr Georg Walderdorff Georg Walderdorff is a partner and was a founding member of e|n|w|c…
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
Contacts : Raimund Cancola
Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw