E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Firm Profile

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > EU and competition Tier 1

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s ‘proactive, pragmatic and solution-oriented’ team advises clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and transport sectors on cartel and merger proceedings in the EU, with Jochen Anweiler leading on such matters from the firm’s Brussels office. The firm also takes instructions concerning Austria’s FDI regulations. Dieter Thalhammer spearheads the firm’s competition group, specialising in antitrust compliance, cartel investigations and merger controls. Judith Feldner represents clients in EU and Austrian merger and investment control proceedings, while Andreas Zellhofer combines abuse of dominance expertise with a strong IP/IT practice.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Thalhammer

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Zellhofer; Judith Feldner; Jochen Anweiler; Felix Frommelt; William Redl


‘The antitrust team at E+H Rechtsanwälte is very proactive, pragmatic and solution-oriented. At the same time, they are technically very strong.’

‘Jochen Anweiler is an outstanding competition lawyer and it is always a great pleasure to work with him. He is technically outstanding and always on the ball. ‘

‘Judith Feldner is the go-to person for all our deals globally that require Austrian merger control filings. She is super responsive, an excellent advocate and one of the leading individuals in her age class in merger control in Austria.’

‘The team has a track record that is second to none in Austrian merger control proceedings before the regulator and the courts. They integrate perfectly with larger international teams and economists.’

‘Dieter Thalhammer has extensive experience and impressive skills in advising international clients on Austrian antitrust law. Felix Frommelt is a very well versed advisor with a top notch knowledge of the legal environment and his clients’ businesses. You want Felix on your team.’

‘Solution-oriented. Excellent collaboration. Great network.’

‘The team has a great know-how of competition law, is very experienced and works well together.’

‘I particularly appreciate working with Judith Feldner. She is very experienced in merger control work, remains calm in critical situations, is very responsive, knows how to handle difficult cases and has established a very good team around her.’

Key clients

Meta (Facebook)

Austrian Airlines

Volvo Trucks





Amgen Inc.

Rail Cargo Austria


Work highlights

  • Represented Meta in proceedings regarding the violation of the Austrian standstill obligation with regard to its acquisition of GIPHY, as well as in respective Austrian Phase II merger control proceedings.
  • Defended Volvo/Renault in litigation claiming damages from the trucks cartel, including at the appellate level.
  • Act for Austrian Airlines in state aid proceedings before the ECJ.

Austria > Projects and energy Tier 1

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s dedicated energy and infrastructure practice has extensive experience in overseeing the construction of both public and private renewable energy projects, including wind parks and PV installations, in addition to handling matters pertaining to a broad range of infrastructure projects. The practice’s leadership group combines a number of specialisms, with Tatjana Katalan taking on matters of public law, including EIAs and plant operations, and Ulrike Sehrschön handling public procurement matters and tender bids, while Marco Steiner is sought after for M&A and real estate transactions in a variety of regulated industries. Christoph Lejsek advises private equity investors on transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

Marco Steiner; Tatjana Katalan; Ulrike Sehrschön

Other key lawyers:

Christoph Lejsek; Marie Reitinger; Titus Kahr


‘Christoph Lejsek is very dedicated, always available for his clients and extremely quick in implementation.’

‘Exceptionally good knowledge of public law, especially environmental law, very quick responses.’

‘Tatjana Katalan has very extensive knowledge of public law, a creative approach to finding solutions and a very good standing with authorities.’

Key clients

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Burgenland Energie Group

ECOWIND Handels- & Wartungs-GmbH


Kommunalkredit Austria AG

öGIG Group

Wien Energie GmbH

Wiener Stadtwerke Group

Windpark Bärofen

Work highlights

  • Represented KELAG in an EIA procedure concerning Windpark Lavamünd in Carinthia.
  • Advised ECOwind on entering into a joint venture with a subsidiary of EVN, which has constructed the largest floating photovoltaic plant in central Europe.
  • Acted for BE Energy GmbH regarding various tender procedures and the structuring of the construction of photovoltaic power plants.

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH delivers ‘excellent work’ with well-rounded experience in financial restructuring as well as in acquisition financings. The team has a particular focus on the renewable energy sector and is jointly led by Peter Winkler, who excels in finance transactions, capital markets, and M&A, and by Marcus Benes, who handles international financings in addition to providing advice on structured finance products. Acting in various acquisition and real estate financing transactions, Laurenz Liedermann is recommended by his international clients for his ‘knowledge of the peculiarities of Austrian law’. Karoline Hofmann was promoted to partner in July 2023.  

Practice head(s):

Peter Winkler; Marcus Benes

Other key lawyers:


‘Deliver excellent work, good international networking, and competent advice even in complex transactions.’

‘E+H is a reliable and experienced partner for financing transactions.’

‘We especially appreciate Laurenz Liedermann for his practical approach and his knowledge of the peculiarities of Austrian law.’


Key clients


Wiener Stadtwerke

Brisen Group

Erste Goup

Wiener Wohnen

Work highlights

  • Advised Altor Funds on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in VTU Group GmbH.
  • Advised Brisen Development on the refinancing of a development facility for the construction of the Mandarin Hotel on the former commercial court in the city of Vienna.
  • Advised Santander Bank Polska S.A. on a refinancing transaction involving a facility supported by an OeKB guarantee.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH fields a team of M&A experts and is particularly well versed in distressed transactions and post-M&A disputes. Peter Winkler leads the practice alongside real estate expert Alric Ofenheimer, whose offering encompasses advice on corporate law, private equity deals, and cross-border strategic transactions. Austria and New York-qualified lawyer Dominik Juster joined the team in November 2022 from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Johannes Feilmair, who has specialist knowledge of the pharma and biotech industries, was promoted to partner in July 2023 alongside ‘outstanding lawyer’ Stefan Jeitler .

Practice head(s):

Peter Winkler; Alric Ofenheimer

Other key lawyers:

Clemens Lanschuetzer; Marco Steiner; Philipp Nidal Karaman; Josef Schmidt; Stefan Jeitler, Johannes Feilmair


‘The team at this law firm is unique in that it brings together specialists from all areas. You are not only advised from a legal point of view, but especially in the field of M&A, you are also advised on accounting and tax issues. Another strength of the firm is the responsiveness of the entire team.’

‘Highly professional M&A practice, seasoned staff with a personal attitude. Good mixture of corporate and personal firm culture. ’

‘Philipp Schrader is both highly competent and pleasant to work with.’

‘The highly skilled M&A team is renowned for its exceptional capabilities and expertise in the field. Comprising a group of seasoned professionals, this team is well-equipped to handle complex M&A transactions with precision and proficiency.’

‘Clemens Lanschuetzer is a highly regarded M&A practitioner renowned for his expertise in navigating complex cross-border transactional environments.’

‘They are very distinguished lawyers and excellent experts, always available and can handle very complicated isues extremely well.’

‘Peter Winkler, Philipp Schrader and Steven Jeitler are outstanding lawyers. They are skilled, very experienced and responsive and pleasant to work with.’

‘Josef Schmidt has advised us on many transactions and has never let us down. He is very flexible, supportive, creative in finding compromises and has an immense knowledge. We always feel very comfortable to have him on our side.

Key clients

KBC Bank Group

Various Hypo Banks

Affiris Group

Materna Group


IFM Investors

IFM Global Infrastructure Fund

GRAWE Banking Group

B&C Privatstiftung

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Wien Energie

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Wallenko Family



Shareholder of TAC GmbH

KanAm Grund Group

Wienerger AG

BWT Group

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Work highlights

  • Advised the B&C group on a range of matters, including compliance and financial restructuring as well as post-M&A disputes.
  • Advised Wienerberger AG on the acquisition of major business units of the Terreal Group.
  • Advised the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund on its increased stake in Flughafen Wien Aktiengesellschaft, operating Austria’s main airport.

Austria > Employment Tier 2

Being described by clients as ‘one of the best choices for employment law and labor law litigation’, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s varied caseload features a particular focus on employment issues in the context of corporate transactions, such as dismissals related to restructurings. Practice head Jana Eichmeyer‘s practice includes litigation, settlement negotiations, and advice on executive employment contracts, while Natalie Hahn is particularly well-versed in cross-border labour matters. Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner is another key member, with her areas of expertise including HR matters and employee incentive programs.

Practice head(s):

Jana Eichmeyer


‘Highly skilled and very responsive, understand client needs and provide practical and easily understandable advice.’

‘Collaboration with internal practice teams if the case requires expert opinion in another division, excellent communication with a number of important authorities.’

‘Jana Eichmeyer: extraordinary theoretical and practical knowledge, always includes a practical perspective.’

‘E+H is one of the best choices for employment law and labor law litigation.’

‘The Employment Law practice group has advised us on all employment law matters in the context of complex corporate transactions and also transfers of businesses. The team is a sparring partner for our HR department on general as well as strategic issues.’

‘Natalie Hahn is extremely client-orientated and always looking for pragmatic solutions, keeping her eyes on efficient timing.’

‘Jana Eichmeyer is extremely fast, reliable and always gives our clients the best recommendations, also from a practical point of view. Working with her is extremely good and reliable.’

‘Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner is a pleasure to work with. She is helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly, and never makes us feel foolish for asking basic questions.’

Key clients

Volvo Group

Pfizer Group

Austrian Airlines AG

RHI Magnesita Group



Austrian Railways


Stark Group


Best in Parking



Steyr Motors

Wien Energie

Schur Flexibles Group

Immofinanz AG

Lexis Nexis Group

Würth Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Steyr Motors and Sberbank AG on restructurings plus social plan negotiations.
  • Represented Austrian Railways and Austrian Airlines AG in various litigations.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

The interdisciplinary offering from E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH draws together corporate law, M&A, finance and real estate expertise to offer a range of restructuring advice to clients across the energy, finance, automotive, manufacturing and construction sectors. Debtors in particular, including management and supervisory boards, rely on the team in distress situations. Practice head Marcus Benes is frequently present in complex cross-border restructurings of loans and listed bonds instruments, and is joined by Peter Winkler, who also specialises in financial restructurings. Karoline Hofmann, who excels in both restructuring and representation of creditors in insolvency proceedings, was promoted to partner in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Benes

Other key lawyers:


‘Karoline Hofmann is very experienced, has a comprehensive understanding of matters, is calm and convincing, and always responsive.’

‘Karoline Hofmann and the rest of the E+H team has been incredibly agile and very flexible in meeting the client’s demands. Even across timezones, it is not an issue for the team to get on a call at any time in the evening, over the weekends, etc. The team has been really quick in providing the required draft documents and advice.’

‘Karoline Hofmann is extremely responsive. She could not have been more accommodating, turning documents quickly, often overnight, and attending conference calls late into the night.’

‘Karoline Hofmann is excellent. Clear and commercial advice. Very responsive. Good understanding of cross border commercial issues. Good market intelligence from the Austrian market.’

‘High commitment; always available.’

‘Marcus Benes is both pleasant and highly committed.’

‘Very dedicated, practical/commercial approach, very good availability, fast and efficient service.’

Key clients

One Square Advisors

Fattal Group / Leonardo Hotels

Alexander Volk

Aminolabs Belgium NV

Dr. Kurt Wolff Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Fattal Group / Leonardo hotels on the acquisition of Star Inn Hotelbetriebs GmbH while Star Inn was undergoing an insolvency proceeding.
  • Advised several clients in the gas sector after market disruptions in the gas market in summer 2022, focusing on additional liquidity facilities to fund margin security.
  • Advised One Square Advisors regarding its position as permanent representative of bondholders regarding several bonds issued by Eyemaxx Real Estate GmbH.

Austria > Public procurement Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s procurement practice works alongside the firm’s corporate, finance and public law teams to assist public authorities, ranging from municipal bodies to federal bodies, on matters ranging from infrastructure construction to printing services. Ulrike Sehrschön heads the team with a particular specialism in advising both public authorities and bidders on procurement for regulated sectors, including energy and healthcare. Niklas Nigl assists with matters at the interface of procurement, banking and pharmaceutical law.

Practice head(s):

Ulrike Sehrschön

Other key lawyers:


‘A great team which is always available and delivers on time.’

‘We can always count on Ulrike Sehrschön, no matter what time we call her, she delivers solutions.’

‘Working with both team members was very satisfying. The professionalism, efficient way of working and competent legal advice on our queries impressed us. We recommend them unreservedly.’

‘The people we worked with distinguished themselves through their knowledge of their areas. Their engagement on and capability to solve complex problems stand them apart. Particularly recommended are Niklas Nigl and Ulrike Sehrschön, who are indispensable resources for us.’

‘Fast response times to queries. Competent support on matters.’

‘Ulrike Sehrschön and Niklas Nigl provided competent support and are knowledgeable about their areas.’ 

‘Niklas Nigl is our number one contact point when it comes to public procurement issues. He has the ability to analyse complex legal questions in a very profound and coherent manner.’

Key clients

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich – WKÖ

Wirtschaftskammer Wien – WKW

Market Town Perchtoldsdorf

Bergisel Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH

EAK – Elektroaltgeräte Koordinierungsstelle Austria GmbH

COFAG – Covid-19-Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Wirtschaftskammer Österreich and Wirtschaftskammer Wien in multiple procurement procedures.
  • Acted for Market Town Perchtoldsdorf in a number of procurement procedures, including road reconstruction work, the construction of solar panels on various buildings owned by the municipality and the expansion of a kindergarten.

Austria > Real estate Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH has built up a strong presence in the hotel and hospitality market, where it acts for real estate investors and developers on transactions for both single properties and hotel portfolios. Practice head Clemens Lanschützer, who handles pure real estate deals in addition to M&As that involve significant real estate assets. Alric Ofenheimer is regularly instructed on hotel and logistics deals, while Johannes Feilmair, who was made partner in July 2023, acts on matters concerning energy and infrastructure. Helena Neuner is a name to note for real estate deals in the hospitality and leisure industry.

Practice head(s):

Clemens Lanschützer

Other key lawyers:


‘The real estate team at E+H is a great example of efficient and effective teamwork. One of their strength lies in their ability to seamlessly collaborate with the other practice groups.’

‘Clemens Lanschützer is an excellent negotiator with exceptional attention to detail. When the going gets tough, Clemens remains the calm in the storm. Helena Neuner’s tireless work ethic, dedication to our success, and commitment to excellence made her a standout choice for us.’

‘I can attest to their professionalism, expertise, and dedication. E+H’s real estate group is top-notch, which you hardly find on the Austrian market. They are extremely hard-working, available around the clock and they excel in providing innovative ideas to complex problems.

‘Clemens Lanschützer is our go-to partner when it comes to real estate transactions. He is a tough but fair negotiator, keeping our objectives in mind and not getting lost in details. Clemens possesses a keen understanding of the intricate nuances and complexities inherent in real estate transactions.’

‘Helena Neuner is the best example of a next generation lawyer in the real estate sector – always prepared, extremely smart, quick at repartee, dedicated, creative and always looking for the best possible outcome for her clients.’

‘The E+H team is flexible and efficient in processing inquiries.’

‘Helena Neuner is highly skilled, extremely dedicated and hard-working. Strongly outcome-oriented and very proactive. Definitely someone to put on your watch list.’

‘E+H has supported us on several transactions and has done an excellent job. They are very quick, knowledgable and supportive with an excellent value for money.’

Key clients

UBM Development AG


KanAM Grund Group



Brisen Group

STC Development GmbH

Wiener Stadtwerke Group

Mogotel Group

Volvo Group Austria

ECOWIND Handels- & Wartungs-GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Leonardo Hotels on the acquisition of a portfolio of ten hotel properties with over 1,400 rooms in Austria.
  • Acted for Ecowind on the sale of two wind farms in Carinthia, Austria, to energy provider KELAG via an international auction process.
  • Supported STC on the development and sale of a part of the “Am Kempelenpark” real estate portfolio.

Austria > Administrative law and public sector Tier 3

With a broad practice that particularly targets clients in sectors such as healthcare and infrastructure, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH is especially well-known for providing expert advice in energy and environmental law and has extensive experience handling matters related to water, photovoltaic and biomass energy. The team is jointly steered by Tatjana Katalan, who clients describe as ‘extremely competent and reliable’, and Ulrike Sehrschön, who is very experienced at representing contracting authorities and bidders in tender proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Tatjana Katalan; Ulrike Sehrschön


‘Teamwork, professional competence and cooperation as well as quick and competent action.’

‘We appreciate the work done by and with Tatjana Katalan, especially their quick comprehension of problems and their solution approaches. She and her team are extremely competent and reliable. We feel very well advised and very well represented.’

Key clients

Altor Equity Partners

Bioenergiewärme Group

Diagnostikum Gruppe

ECOwind Handels- & Wartungs-GmbH

Glock ecotech GmbH

Hofer KG

Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

MARE Holding GmbH

öGIG Group


Windpark Bärofen GmbH

Work highlights

  • Represented a company in a landmark ruling in case C-411/22 Thermalhotel Fontana of the European Court of Justice, restoring the freedom of movement of workers in connection with the Epidemics Act.
  • Advised Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH on a project regarding the relief of streetcar lines in the city center of Graz.
  • Represented KELAG – Kärntner Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft in an EIA procedure concerning the third wind farm in Carinthia, Windpark Lavamünd.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Compliance advice, data transfers linked to transactions and data privacy litigation all fall under the remit of E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s data protection team, which acts for household names in the automotive and IT sectors, among others. Leading the team is Andreas Zellhofer, who specialises in matters covering aspects of data protection, IT and IP law, with further expertise in unfair competition issues. Helmut Liebel ‘brings a unique technical understanding’ of data protection to the practice, and also advises on IP and IT matters.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:

Helmut Liebel; Florian Sagmeister


‘We have a long and regular history of collaboration and cooperation, which allows us to facilitate transactions in the CEE Region with seamless benefits for our clients.’

‘For data protection matters, Helmut Liebel is our number one contact, with exceptional knowledge of the IT industry. Having studied IT, Helmut brings a unique technical understanding to his legal work that is unmatched in Austria. His attention to detail is invaluable.’

‘E+H and its team members are an excellent partner for all legal matters. The team is available 24/7, urgent issues are dealt immediately and there are no wishes that remain unfulfilled. The coordination between internal departments also leaves nothing to be desired.’

‘Highly professional, competent, respectful and professional approach.’

Key clients








Stark Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on the lawful use of Office 365 cloud computing services by Austrian business customers.
  • Assisted Toyota with the introduction of new smart and connected services for vehicles.
  • Advised Stark Group on the acquisition of Schilowsky as well as Dach & Wand.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s multifarious practice extends to corporate litigation, defence work in lawsuits filed by consumer protection associations, and disputes in sectors such as automotive, payment services, energy and real estate, and has noted an increase in instructions from pharmaceutical companies. Group lead Jana Eichmeyer specialises in employment law, while Mario Spanyi‘s vast litigation offering includes white collar crime. Thomas Krach specialises in distribution and insolvency law, as well as private antitrust enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Jana Eichmeyer

Other key lawyers:

Mario Spányi; Thomas Krach


‘Perfect and timely communication, great at explaining complex matters in simple words.’

‘Mario Spanyi is a great professional, always thinking in advance on potential issues.’

Austria > TMT Tier 3

Occupying a strong niche in the automotive market and also advising notable retail and internet clients, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises on IP and data protection matters in addition to handling transactions and associated competition matters. Heading the team is Andreas Zellhofer, who focuses primarily on matters of IT and IP law, with further expertise in unfair competition and antitrust proceedings. Helmut Liebel leverages his background in the IT industry to assist clients with IT projects and data protection law, while Florian Sagmeister is noted for handling competition matters for technology clients.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:


‘Helmut Liebel is our number one contact, with exceptional knowledge and experience in the IT industry. Having studied information technology, Helmut brings a unique technical understanding and background to his legal work that is unmatched on the Austrian market.’

Key clients






Stark Group


Haus der Musik

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on the lawful use of Office 365 cloud computing services by Austrian business customers.
  • Assisted Toyota with the introduction of new smart and connected services for vehicles.
  • Acted for Honda on the introduction of new smart and connected services for vehicles.

Austria > Capital markets Tier 4

Led by Peter Winkler, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises clients with an interdisciplinary approach, working seamlessly with the firm’s corporate, M&A, banking and finance, and regulatory practice groups to handle both debt and equity capital markets transactions. ‘Stand-out lawyer’ Dominik Juster joined the team in November 2022 from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and is dual-qualified in Austria and New York, as is Josef Schmidt, whose multi-faceted practice includes an emerging focus on private equity-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Peter Winker

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Juster; Josef Schmidt; Philipp Schrader


‘The E&H team are responsive and provided clear advice that makes sense. It was great working with Dominik Juster and the team. ’

‘Dominik Juster really impressed us. He was always available when needed. He navigated complicated matters and provided solutions that worked for the business. ’

‘Responsive, precise and able to work constructively alongside others.’

‘Dominik Juster is a stand-out lawyer – smart, detailed and always reliable.’

Key clients


KA Finanz AG

Aventa AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Airports Group Europe S.à r.l., an indirect subsidiary of IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, on the increase of its stake in Flughafen Wien Aktiengesellschaft.
  • Advised AVENTA AG on a capital increase for an investment by a strategic investor.
  • Advised Citibank NA as agent in connection with the Republic of Austria’s €30bn MTN programme.

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 4

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH's ‘highly diligent and effective’ IP team often collaborates with the firm’s competition and data protection specialists to assist clients with the management of their IP portfolios and IP-heavy transactions. The group is also known for acting in contentious matters, handling infringement proceedings before the Austrian courts. Andreas Zellhofer leads the team, advising clients at the intersection of unfair competition and trade mark, copyright or patent law, while Helmut Liebel assists with matters touching on IP, IT and data protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:

Helmut Liebel; Florian Sagmeister


‘Strong teamwork skills and profound knowledge.’

‘I worked with Andreas Zellhofer on numerous projects and was astonished by his deep IP/IT and competition knowledge. Always friendly and fully committed to his work. ‘

‘For IP matters, Helmut Liebel is our number one contact, with exceptional knowledge and experience in the IT industry. Helmut brings a unique technical understanding and background to his legal work that is unmatched on the Austrian market. His attention to detail is invaluable.’

‘E+H’s IP practice group is highly diligent and effective. We really enjoy working with them.’

‘Despite his young age, Helmut Liebel is a very experienced IP lawyer, which the opposing side has learned again and again to their chagrin. We value his technical background knowledge and structured approach. In his field he is a star that is rising steadily, with no end in sight.’

‘Andreas Zellhofer and Helmut Liebl were extremely professional and well-organised, a pleasure to work with.’

‘Helmut Liebl is an excellent and ambitious young IP attorney whom we can recommend to anyone.’

Key clients




Jung von Matt

Wien Energie


Stark Group

Verein Plattform Fenster Österreich

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on the lawful use of Office 365 cloud computing services by Austrian business customers.
  • Represented Toyota in legal proceedings regarding trade mark infringements.
  • Advised Stark Group on the acquisition of Schilowsky and Dach & Wand.

The world is changing faster and faster. Every day, new challenges arise that require new approaches. As an innovation driver, E+H is always at the forefront. We support our clients in implementing their visions.

Our clients can focus on their core business while we do what we do best: find innovative solutions to legal challenges.

With exceptional lawyers at its offices in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt and Brussels, E+H ranks amongst Austria’s largest law firms. The firm is driven by a team of partners with an international background and practice. Thus, E+H is guided by a spirit of innovation, dedication and creativity. Throughout the lifetime of each project, partners assist their clients personally, ensuring quality, flexibility and efficiency.

With a well-established network of partner law firms all over Europe and strong ties with first-tier business law firms in the US and Asia, E+H has become one of the leading Austrian referral firms and premier addresses for international clients.

Areas of practice
Antitrust + Competition Law: With more than ten lawyers, our antitrust + competition law practice group is one of the largest and foremost antitrust teams in Austria. The practice group advises on national and international cases, and coordinates cases in multiple jurisdictions. With our office in Brussels, we also represent our clients’ interests there.

Banking + Finance: Our banking + finance practice group has decades of experience advising on sophisticated financing transactions; we are a leading Austrian law firm in this field. Our solution-oriented approach, combined with a high level of economic understanding, sets us apart. In an increasingly complex environment, we work daily on innovative solutions for our clients.

Capital Markets: Our capital markets practice group is closely linked to the practice groups corporate + M&A, banking + finance, and public law. The team members are highly qualified with many years of experience in capital markets issues and transactions. Our clients appreciate our entrepreneurial approach, which guides us towards pragmatic solutions even when time is of the essence.

Corporate + M&A: We are a proven and established Austrian law firm, at the forefront of the M&A market. Our clients trust us to manage transactions of all kinds, whether large-volume, in regulated industries, or with complex structures. Apart from private and public mergers and acquisitions, the firm handles strategic partnerships, joint ventures, auction sales and takeovers of listed companies.

Dispute Resolution: The dispute resolution practice group has decades of experience in major commercial disputes. Our experts will represent our clients in court, arbitration, or settlement proceedings. With multiple practice groups available to work on larger cases, we can assemble the perfect team to meet our clients needs.

Employment Law: Our employment law practice group advises on all areas of individual and collective employment law. The team also has many years of litigation experience in employment law disputes and in advising on due diligences. Our experts advise on reorganizations and restructurings, as well as management contracts.

IP/IT Law: Our experts in the IP/IT law practice group advise in the areas of unfair competition, data protection, e-commerce, trademarks, software licensing, contract drafting, and distribution systems. Special emphasis is placed on advising and representing clients dealing with complex issues where these areas of law intersect with competition and antitrust law.

Public Law and Environment: The experts of the public law practice group advise on all issues of public commercial law. The team has clout, exceptional expertise, and the necessary stamina in challenging cases. We are particularly strong in environmental law and energy law.

Public Procurement: The public procurement practice group primarily advises public-sector clients on procurement projects and represents them in the public review process. We also advise bidders participating in public tenders. E+H Rechtsanwälte is the law firm for all questions concerning Austrian public procurement law.

Real Estate: Our experts in the real estate practice group advise in real estate transactions and all other questions of real estate law. We see ourselves as our clients strategic partners in real estate investments. By working together, our practice groups are able to keep pace with the increasingly complex challenges in the real estate industry.

Restructuring + Insolvency: Our restructuring + insolvency practice group has a wealth of experience in advising on complex restructuring transactions that require a high level of expertise and experience in the areas of corporate + M&A, restructuring, financing, and real estate law. With experts in all related fields, we are able to offer tailor-made solutions for our clients. Using this interdisciplinary approach, our restructuring + insolvency practice group has established a unique market position in Austria.

White-Collar Defense: Our white-collar defense practice group has expertise in all areas of white-collar defense: starting with preventive advice, through support in a crisis situation, to representation in main proceedings. We have a strong team that can support our clients on short notice in a crisis situation. In complex cases involving white-collar defense, we will quickly provide our clients with the best possible solutions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust + Competition Law Jochen Anweiler j.anweiler@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Capital Markets; Resturcturing + Insolvency Marcus Benes m.benes@eh.at
Dispute Resolution; Employment Law Jana Eichmeyer j.eichmeyer@eh.at
Corporate + M&A; Real Estate Christopher Engel c.engel@eh.at
Corporate + M&A; Real Estate Johannes Feilmair j.feilmair@eh.at
Antitrust + Competition Law Judith Feldner j.feldner@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Restructuring + Insolvency Karoline Hofmann k.hofmann@eh.at
Corporate + M&A; Real Estate Stefan Jeitler s.jeitler@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Restructuring + Insolvency Christian Jöllinger c.joellinger@eh.at
Banking + Fincane; Capital Markets; Corporate + M&A; Restructuring + Insolvency Dominik Juster d.juster@eh.at
Capital Markets; Corporate + M&A Philipp Nidal Karaman n.karaman@eh.at
Public Law and Environment Tatjana Katalan t.katalan@eh.at
Corporate + M&A; Real Estate Clemens Lanschützer c.lanschuetzer@eh.at
Corporate + M&A; Real Estate Christoph Lejsek c.lejsek@eh.at
IP/IT Law Helmut Liebel h.liebel@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Restructuring + Insolvency Laurenz Liedermann l.liedermann@eh.at
Corporate + M&A; Real Estate Alric Ofenheimer a.ofenheimer@eh.at
Antitrust + Competition Law; IP/IT Law Florian Sagmeister f.sagmeister@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate + M&A; Restructuring + Insolvency Josef Schmidt j.schmidt@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate + M&A; Restructuring + Insolvency Philipp Schrader p.schrader@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Capital Markets; Public Law; Public Proucurement Ulrike Sehrschön u.sehrschoen@eh.at
Dispute Resolution; White-Collar Defence Mario Spányi m.spanyi@eh.at
Corporate + M&A; Real Estate Marco Steiner m.steiner@eh.at
Antitrust + Competition Law Dieter Thalhammer d.thalhammer@eh.at
Banking + Finance; Corporate + M&A; Capital Markets; Restructuring + Insolvency Peter Winkler p.winkler@eh.at
IP/IT Law; Antitrust + Competition Law Andreas Zellhofer a.zellhofer@eh.at
Photo Name Position Profile
Jochen Anweiler photo Dr Jochen Anweiler Jochen Anweiler heads the firm’s Brussels office. He advises clients in investigations…
Marcus Benes photo Dr Marcus Benes Dr. Marcus Benes is co-head of the Banking + Finance and Restructuring +…
Jana Eichmeyer photo Dr Jana Eichmeyer Jana Eichmeyer heads the Employment Law and Dispute Resolution practice groups. She advises…
Christopher Engel photo MMag Dr Christopher Engel Christopher Engel advises on corporate and real estate law, including mergers and acquisitions…
Johannes Feilmair photo Johannes Feilmair Johannes Feilmair practices in the areas of corporate/M&A, venture capital/private equity, and real…
Judith Feldner photo Mag Judith Feldner Judith Feldner represents clients in merger control and antitrust proceedings before the European…
Karoline Maria Hofmann photo Mag Karoline Maria Hofmann Karoline Maria Hofmann specializes in advising creditors and debtors in crisis situations and…
Stefan  Jeitler photo Dr Stefan Jeitler Dr. Stefan Jeitler has considerable experience and expertise in corporate and real estate…
Christian Jöllinger photo Dr Christian Jöllinger Dr. Christian Jöllinger is a partner in the Banking + Finance, Restructuring + Insolvency,…
Dominik Juster photo Dr Dominik Juster Dominik Juster is a member of our practice groups Corporate + M&A, Restructuring…
Philipp Nidal Karaman photo Mag Dr Philipp Nidal Karaman Philipp Nidal Karaman practices in the areas of private and public M&A, corporate…
Tatjana Katalan photo Mag Dr Tatjana Katalan Tatjana Katalan (née Dworak) is co-head of the Public Law practice group…
Clemens Lanschützer photo Mag Dr Clemens Lanschützer Clemens Lanschützer advises on general corporate and real estate law, domestic and international…
Christoph Lejsek photo Mag Christoph Lejsek Christoph Lejsek advises on M&A transactions and corporate law, and has extensive experience…
Helmut Liebel photo Dr Helmut Liebel Helmut Liebel advises on IT and data protection law, intellectual property law…
Laurenz Liedermann photo Dr Laurenz Liedermann Laurenz Liedermann practices in the areas of acquisition finance, corporate loans, real estate…
Alric Ofenheimer photo Dr Alric Ofenheimer Alric A. Ofenheimer is head of the Real Estate practice group and co-head…
Florian  Sagmeister photo Mag Florian Sagmeister Florian Sagmeister practices in the areas of unfair competition (UWG), distribution systems, state…
Josef Schmidt photo MMag Josef Schmidt Josef Schmidt advises on capital markets law, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. Josef…
Philipp Schrader photo Dr Philipp Schrader Philipp Schrader advises on corporate + M&A, banking + finance and capital…
Ulrike Sehrschön photo Mag Ulrike Sehrschön Ulrike Sehrschön is head of the Public Procurement practice group and co-head of…
Mario Spanyi photo Mag Mario Spanyi Mario Spányi is head of the White Collar Defense practice group and member…
Marco Steiner photo Mag Marco Steiner Marco Steiner practices in the areas of corporate law and M&A, venture capital/private…
Dieter Thalhammer photo Dr Dieter Thalhammer Dieter Thalhammer is head of the Competition and Antitrust Law practice group. Nationally,…
Peter E.J. Winkler photo Dr Peter E.J. Winkler Peter E.J. Winkler is co-founder of our Vienna office, member of our management…
Andreas Zellhofer photo Dr Andreas Zellhofer Andreas Zellhofer is head of the IP/IT Law practice group. He advises clients…
Number of lawyers : 70
at this office : 50
Other offices : Graz
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Brussels

E+H is a commercial law firm operating worldwide. With exceptional lawyers in our offices in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt and Brussels, we combine outstanding legal expertise with in-depth entrepreneurial understanding. E+H is driven by a team of partners with an international background and practice. Our firm is regularly at the table when high-stakes and high-profile transactions related to Austrian markets are involved.

Our clients

We have become one of the leading law firms in Austria using our entrepreneurial approach. Both Austrian and international corporations rely on our experience. We represent:

Trailblazers of Technology

American Big Tech corporations, including preeminent global software and IT groups

Notable Financiers

International banks, investment companies, asset management groups, and high-profile investors

Titans of Energy

Upstream oil and gas companies, multinational energy suppliers and infrastructure providers

Leaders in Transportation

Aviation, rail, and automotive household names

Media Moguls

Media and communication providers, online platforms, as well as TV and broadcasting groups

A global panoply of business icons

Top-tier pharma companies, Europe’s foremost water technology group, a prominent global coffeehouse chain, commercial real estate magnates, insurance companies, industrial corporations, infrastructure providers, etc.

Our team

Our team consists of the best-qualified and experienced lawyers whose dedication and commitment always follow one goal: to find the best innovative solution for all legal challenges of our clients. We speak a range of languages including English, French, German, Italian, Croatian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Czech.

Our network

Over many years, we have established a sophisticated network of elite international law firms, with whom we collaborate regularly. This allows us to coordinate transactions with a worldwide scope, while providing top-tier advice on our domestic markets.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion at every level within the firm. Our doors are open to applicants on a global level, of all genders, backgrounds, and cultures. Welcoming new perspectives enriches our service offering to clients and broadens our worldview. The firm provides support for employees and encourages open dialogue about all issues. The teams foster leadership abilities and promote growth for both individuals and the firm. Above all, we respect each other and work together towards our common goals. More than 25% of our partners are female.

E+H has been certified with the quality seal “equalitA” for the promotion of women within the company by the Federal Ministry for Digitalization and Economic Location.

The equalitA seal of approval recognizes companies that (i) promote women internally, (ii) ensure gender equality within the company, and (iii) promote and make visible women’s careers and thus support the professional equality of both genders, both within their own company and beyond.

E+H advises the founders of Single Use Support on the sale of a majority stake to Novo Holdings

Single Use Support GmbH is a scale-up company based in Kufstein, Austria. Founded by Johannes Kirchmair and Thomas Wurm in 2017,

E+H advises PAI Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in VAMED’s European rehabilitation business

E+H advised PAI Partners ("PAI") on the acquisition of VAMED Group's rehabilitation business ("VAMED") from Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA.

E+H advises Coveris as transaction counsel on the acquisition of S&K Label in the Czech Republic

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH has advised Coveris, a leading packaging company in Europe and UK/EMEA, as transaction counsel on the successful acquisition of S&K LABEL spol. s r.o. in the Czech Republic.

H starts the year 2024 with new partner Christian Jöllinger

With the start of the new year, E+H is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christian Jöllinger as partner.

E+H advised Carlyle as Austrian counsel on its majority investment in GBTEC

E+H advised the global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) with respect to matters of Austrian law on its majority investment in GBTEC Software AG and its affiliates ("GBTEC"). GBTEC's founder and CEO Gregor Greinke remains the largest single private shareholder and CEO of GBTEC.

E+H successfully advises Burgenland Energie on its entry into the SOLAH Group

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH successfully advised Burgenland Energie on its strategic entry into the SOLAH Group. BE Solution GmbH, a subsidiary of Burgenland Energie,

E+H advises FUNKE Mediengruppe on the successful acquisition of a stake in High Five GmbH

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH advised FUNKE Mediengruppe on the successful acquisition of a significant stake in High Five GmbH. High Five GmbH operates platforms such as "iamstudent.de" and "studiumfinden.com." The transaction was executed in close cooperation with the Cologne office of the law firm Osborne Clarke.

E+H advised Takko Fashion as Austrian counsel on its financial restructuring and refinancing transactions

E+H advised the Takko Fashion group with respect to matters of Austrian law on its financial restructuring and refinancing transactions.

E+H accepts equalitA seal of approval for the advancement of women

On 13 May 2022, E+H received the equalitA seal of approval from the Federal Ministry for Digitalization and Economic Location. The equalitA seal is awarded to companies for the promotion of women within the company, gender equality within the company, the promotion and visibility of women's careers, and the support of equality of all genders. The seal of approval is awarded for three years at a time.

E+H advises HV Capital on Series B financing round of an Austrian CMS provider

E+H advised one of the lead investors, HV Capital, on the Series B financing round of a Linz company for content management systems (CMS). Together with the second lead investor Mubadala Capital, a total of $47 million was invested in the Series B financing round.

E+H strengthens antitrust team with additional lawyer from its own ranks

With the addition of William Redl as a lawyer, E+H is continuing on its path of success and growth in 2022! This promotion gives the Vienna office and the antitrust practice group a real boost.

E+H advises Riverside on the acquisition of GFP

E+H advised The Riverside Company (Riverside) on the acquisition of Austrian GFP HandelsgmbH (GFP) by its portfolio company TOOLPORT GmbH (Toolport). The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Toolport's successful acquisition of GFP, the leading online retailer of greenhouses, raised beds, and similar products in the DACH region, will enable GFP to further leverage the potential of the individual product categories in the European market. In 2019, Riverside invested in Toolport, one of Europe's leading online retailers of professional tents and spare parts for consumers and corporate customers. Since then, they have together been driving a dedicated internationalization strategy. The resulting pan-European platform now offers further growth opportunities for GFP. The Allen & Overy team (led by Astrid Krüger) advised Riverside in particular on complex financing aspects and on the sell-side re-investment in Toolport. The E+H team led by Philipp Nidal Karaman advised on the Austrian aspects of the transaction.

Advisers to The Riverside Company:

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH Philipp Nidal Karaman (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner (Partner, Labor Law), Andreas Zellhofer (Partner, IP/IT), Helmut Liebel (Partner, IP/IT), Christopher Engel (Partner, Real Estate), Ulrike Sehrschön (Partner, Public Law), Judith Feldner (Partner, Antitrust), Marcus Benes (Partner, Banking & Finance), Florian Sagmeister (Attorney at Law, IP/IT), Karoline Hofmann (Attorney at Law, Banking & Finance), Martin Zankl (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Laura Glibusic (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Vincenz Stockert (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Daniela Birnbauer (Associate, IP/IT), Maximilian Kröpfl (Associate, IP/IT), Agnieszka Blonska (Associate, Antitrust Law), Christian Cacic (Associate, Banking & Finance). Allen & Overy: Astrid Krüger (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Thomas Neubaum (Partner, Banking & Finance), Börries Ahrens (Partner, Antitrust), Jan-Hendrik Bode (Counsel, Banking & Finance), Sebastian Schulz (Counsel, Labor Law), Tobias Hugo (Sr. Associate, Corporate/M&A), Johannes Graßl (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Hans-Joachim Jähnichen (Associate, Banking & Finance), Sören Burdinski (Associate, Antitrust).

About E+H:

E+H is a commercial law firm operating internationally, with offices in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, and Brussels. The firm regularly receives awards and top spots in international rankings and directories, such as Chambers & Partners Global & Europe, Legal 500, JUVE, and Mergermarket. https://www.eh.at/en/

About The Riverside Company:

Riverside, a global private equity firm, focuses on investments in growing companies valued up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has made more than 800 investments. Riverside's international private equity and structured capital funds include more than 140 companies.

E+H advises STARK Group on the Acquisition of Dach & Wand Handels GmbH

STARK Group has acquired Austrian Dach & Wand Handels GmbH from Swisspearl Group.

öGIG continues to invest in fiber optic expansion in Lower Austria, advised by E+H

E+H comprehensively advised Österreichische Glasfaser-Infrastrukturgesellschaft (öGIG GmbH), a 100% subsidiary of Allianz Group, regarding the cooperation with Breitband Holding GmbH of the Province of Lower Austria for the further expansion of the fiber optic network in Lower Austria. The closing of the transaction took place in December 2021.

E+H advises Kommunalkredit Austria AG on trailblazing investment in green hydrogen

Kommunalkredit Austria AG (Kommunalkredit) will build and operate the largest electrolysis plant for green hydrogen in Austria together with a partner in the future. The plant is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2023. E+H provided legal advice to Kommunalkredit on this pioneering project.

E+H advises Wien Energie on expanding wind power in Styria

E+H advised Wien Energie on the acquisition of the remaining 51% of the shares in the Austrian wind farms Pongratzer Kogel, Herrenstein, and Zagersdorf from the wind and solar farm operator Encavis AG. Wien Energie had acquired a 49% stake in the project companies in December 2020 and was also represented by E+H at that time.

IMMOLA, advised by E+H, sells residential project in Graz to WEALTHCORE

E+H advised the IMMOLA Group on the sale of a new residential project in Graz to WEALTHCORE (for its real estate fund "Wealthcore Austria Living I"). IMMOLA is a leading expert in urban development in Graz, Klagenfurt, and Linz. WELTHCORE Investment Management offers individual investment products for investors. The transaction was carried out as part of a forward deal. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

E+H advises Wien Energie on joint venture with blockchain company RIDDLE&CODE

E+H advised Wien Energie on the establishment of the joint venture RIDDLE&CODE Energy Solutions. RIDDLE&CODE Energy Solutions is a joint subsidiary of Wien Energie with the leading European blockchain interface company RIDDLE&CODE. The signing of the joint venture agreements took place on 9 December 2021.

AFFiRiS, advised by E+H, announces license agreement with Frontier Biotechnologies for AFFITOPE® AT04 for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia

E+H advised AFFiRiS AG on the negotiation of an exclusive license agreement with Frontiers Biotechnologies Inc. AFFiRiS is an Austrian clinical stage biotechnology company. Frontier Biotechnologies Inc. is a publicly traded Chinese commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. The agreement is to develop and commercialize AFFITOPE® AT04 to treat patients with hypercholesterolemia in Greater China, which consists of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. AFFiRiS will retain all rights to AT04 in the remaining regions of the world. The license agreement is subject to customary regulatory approvals in Austria.

Antitrust law at E+H bolstered by new lawyer

The E+H antitrust team welcomes Felix Frommelt as an attorney who will fortify the practice!

KBC Group, advised by E+H, acquires Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria

E+H advised KBC Bank NV on an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) EAD, comprising the Bulgarian banking operations of Raiffeisen Bank International, for EUR 1,015 million. The transaction also includes Raiffeisen Leasing Bulgaria, Raiffeisen Asset Management, Raiffeisen Insurance Broker and Raiffeisen Service. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected by mid-2022.

E+H goes Brussels – E+H welcomes Jochen Anweiler as partner in antitrust law and opens office in Brussels

As of 01 October 2021, Jochen Anweiler (54) has joined E+H as a partner in the antitrust practice group. Jochen Anweiler is an internationally recognized antitrust lawyer with proven expertise in Austrian and EU merger control.

GRAWE Banking Group, advised by E+H, undertakes reorganization

The GRAWE Banking Group, which is wholly owned by Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung (GRAWE), has simplified its structure through two intra-group mergers in order to further increase efficiency in the Group.