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

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > EU and competition Tier 1

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s wide-ranging practice spans state aid litigation, merger controls, private enforcement cases following cartel decisions, and high-profile antitrust, EU and competition litigation. The team's client roster comprises notable domestic and international clients, with a focus on the digital, pharmaceutical and healthcare, technology, transport, and energy sectors. The group regularly acts in a large volume of competition cases before the European Commission. Dieter Thalhammer heads the team, which also includes Andreas Zellhofer, Judith Feldner and Jochen Anweiler.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Thalhammer

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is very well experienced in national and European competition law.’

‘The team is extremely experienced and very focused. They have a short response time. Proactive handling. Good international network.’

‘Dieter Thalhammer is perfect in competition law and can give clear advice on how things should be handled.’

Key clients

Meta (Facebook)

Austrian Airlines

Volvo Trucks





Rail Cargo Austria

Bregal, the investment company

Wien Energie

Work highlights

  • Represented Meta in proceedings regarding the violation of the Austrian standstill obligation with regard to Meta’s acquisition of GIPHY, as well as in the respective Austrian merger control proceedings, obtaining conditional clearance in phase II.
  • Defending Volvo/Renault in litigation claiming damages following the truck cartel case.
  • Representing Austrian Airlines in state aid proceedings before the European Court of Justice.

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH works on large financing transactions both in the Austrian and international market, particularly since the recruitment of Laurenz Liedermann in 2021, who is known for his ‘pragmatic approach, responsiveness and reliability’ and focuses on acquisition and real estate financing transactions. Practice head Marcus Benes concentrates on international financings, complex restructurings, and structured products, and fellow practice head Peter Winkler is a key name to note for banking and finance matters with M&A elements. More widely, the group has recently become particularly active in green energy matters domestically.

Practice head(s):

Peter Winkler; Marcus Benes

Other key lawyers:

Laurenz Liedermann; Philipp Schrader


‘Highly regarded firm that offers substantial expertise in banking & finance, including restructuring projects.’

‘Marcus Benes is a brilliant legal mind, very creative, tailors his advice to what is needed for the situation.’

‘They are reliable, friendly and deliver excellent work within the agreed time frames.’

‘My go-to person is Laurenz Liedermann. I value him for his pragmatic approach, responsiveness and reliability. He knows the market and he knows how to advise Germany on Austrian law. I can rely on him quickly telling me what the issue is and what his recommendation is based on the particularities of the individual transaction.’

Key clients

Erste Group Bank AG

Burgenland Energie

Zr pharma& GmbH

Riemergasse 7 Entwicklungs und Verwertungs GmbH / Brisen Group

Coveris S.A.

Kreisel Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Burgenland Energie on an ongoing basis in relation to the group’s financing arrangements with national and international banks.
  • Advised the Brisen Group regarding the financing of the Vienna landmark building Riemergasse 7.
  • Advised Coveris S.A in connection with an ESG linked financing.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s corporate and M&A team ‘has great knowledge of M&A transactions‘, an area of focus for practice co-head Alric Ofenheimer, who specialises in private M&A transactions in particular, including private equity and cross-border matters. Practice co-head Peter Winkler is noted for his ability to deal with time-sensitive and critical matters for major clients. The team’s deep bench also includes Josef Schmidt, who is ‘able to bring his extensive knowledge to bear in negotiations‘ and often handles private equity mandates, utilising his extensive banking and finance knowledge.

Practice head(s):

Alric Ofenheimer; Peter Winkler

Other key lawyers:

Clemens Lanschuetzer; Josef Schmidt; Marco Steiner; Philipp Nidal Karaman


‘The team has great knowledge in M&A transactions and is very clear in their communication with their clients. They proceed very strategically and are able to incorporate the economic aspects of the transaction into their work in the best possible way.’

‘Josef Schmidt is able to bring his extensive knowledge to bear in negotiations. He is a great support to his clients.’

‘The group is professional and very capable.’

‘The individuals who we were privileged to work with perfectly managed to read the situation and challenges even beyond the legal case.’

Peter Winkler was a perfect, reliable, very professional and experienced leader in all the cases we worked on together.’

‘Josef Schmidt and Peter Winkler are our main contacts. They are excellent lawyers, always available, quick, hands-on and very pragmatic. We are absolutely satisfied with their services.’

Key clients

KBC Bank Group

Austria > Employment Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH's employment team fields a strong all-female trio of senior practitioners, with Jana Eichmeyer, Natalie Hahn and Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner overseeing the department.The team advises clients on employment contracts, termination and severance payments, work and collective bargaining agreements, with particular expertise in business restructurings and employment litigation. While Eichmeyer is appreciated for her strength in a wide range of advisory employment-related matters including settlement negotiations, social insurance, and works constitution aspects, Hahn and Andréewitch-Wallner are noted for their cross-border capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Jana Eichmeyer

Other key lawyers:


‘Team is very well staffed and bears no risk of loss in quality in case of change in contact partners. Very good capability to target practical solutions for complex cases.’

‘Natalie Hahn – very strong performance over the years – has been of important value to us.’

‘The whole team was excellent.’

‘Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner was superb.’

‘The speed with which inquiries are answered straight to the point in a top quality way should be emphasised.’

‘Especially working with Natalie Hahn is always a pleasure. She solves even difficult issues and situations not only perfectly in terms of content, but also has a good intuition and empathy to anticipate the reaction of the other party. We always feel well taken care of and perfectly looked after and this has been the case for many years now.’

Key clients

Schur Flexibles


NOVOMATIC/ Greentube

Austrian Railways (ÖBB)




Casinos Austria



Best in Parking


Work highlights

  • Conducting all labour law proceedings, associated criminal proceedings, and civil recovery actions for Schur Flexibles.
  • Providing general employment law advice to NOVOMATIC/Greentube, as well as advising on a restructuring, which involves the reduction of around 100 employees.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s restructuring and insolvency team brings 'a high degree of specialised knowledge' to the full spectrum of clients in this area, and its broad offering includes an increasing amount of restructuring advice in the energy sector. The group also has particular experience in advising debtors. Marcus Benes and Marco Steiner jointly lead the team, with the latter often including assisting board members with restructuring issues. Peter Winkler is also a key contact for complex corporate and financial restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Benes; Marco Steiner

Other key lawyers:


‘Extremely competent and dedicated team. Collaboration is efficient and hands-on.’

‘Peter Winkler is extremely professional, hard working, and always focuses on the most important matters.’

‘Strong experienced team with a high degree of specialised knowledge. Highly responsive and quick, flexible and creative in finding the best solution for a given situation.’

‘Very experienced and have quick response times. Very good at finding the best available solution. Good coordination within the team.’

Key clients









Counterparties Sberbank

Work highlights

  • Advised One Square Advisors, as the joint representative of the bondholders, on bonds issued by Eyemaxx Real Estate.
  • Advised the Kreisel Group on the stabilisation of the company and subsequent sale to John Deere.
  • Advised Gunvor on a prepayment demanded by Sberbank Europe.

Austria > Projects and energy Tier 2

Between them, the ‘pragmatic‘ and multi-disciplinary team members at E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH have expertise in regulatory, finance, and corporate law. Marco Steiner, Ulrike Sehrschön and Tatjana Katalan-Dworak jointly lead the team, with Steiner being the main point of contact for many of the firm’s key clients in the projects and energy area. Christoph Lejsek is a key contact for transactional issues, particularly those with a cross-border element, and often works matters with a nexus to private equity.

Practice head(s):

Marco Steiner; Ulrike Sehrschön; Tatjana Katalan-Dworak

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has swift response times.’

‘Ulrike Sehrschön is highly professional in her legal analyses. She and the team are strongly focused on attaining a positive result for the client, in a way which is both legally sound and pragmatic.’

Key clients

Wien Energie GmbH

Energie Burgenland Green Energy GmbH


Three Seas Investment Funds

Global Infrastructure Partners

Allianz Capital Partners

Verbund AG

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Bioenergiewärme Gruppe

Klade Verwaltungs Gmbh

Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising, as local Austrian counsel, the consortium of GIP, KKR, and Stonepeak on the bidding process for Deutsche Telekom’s radio tower division.
  • Advising Energie Burgenland Green Energy and its subsidiary Sonnenbau on the construction of 500MW photovoltaic power plants.
  • Advised Österreichische Glasfaser-Infrastrukturgesellschaft, a 100% subsidiary of Allianz Group, on its co-operation with Breitband Holding for the further expansion of the fiber optic network in Lower Austria.

Austria > Public procurement Tier 2

Since the covid-19 pandemic, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s ‘solution-oriented and efficient' group which 'offers a comprehensive and high-quality service' has increased its focus on the healthcare sector, and now counts an ever-increasing number of pharmacies and hospitals among its clients. Group leader Ulrike Sehrschön typically advises clients from heavily regulated sectors, such as infrastructure and energy. A standout recent mandate was advising the Austrian Academy of Sciences on a range of procurement issues.

Practice head(s):

Ulrike Sehrschön

Other key lawyers:

Niklas Nigl


Ulrike Sehrschön and Niklas Nigl are outstanding advisors. They are always available for projects.’

‘Ulrike Sehrschön is immensely convincing with her expertise in public procurement law. Practice-oriented solutions and legally sound advice. Good accessibility and uncomplicated communication are among her strengths and every procurement project is in good hands with her.’

‘The firm offers a comprehensive and high quality service, and is always available, even at short notice.’

‘Ulrike Sehrschön and her team work with the highest standards and with excellent quality. The cooperation is solution-oriented and efficient. The team provides outstanding services.’

Key clients

Austrian Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich – WKÖ)

Bildungsplattform der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich GmbH

Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften – ÖAW)

COFAG – Covid-19-Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH

Market Town Perchtoldsdorf

Vienna Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Wien – WKW)

WG 97 Errichtung & Verwaltung GmbH & Co KG

via donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Work highlights

  • Advising Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transport operator, on the procurement procedures regarding the construction works for the extension of the U2 and U5 subway lines in Vienna.
  • Advising the Federal State of Salzburg on several procurement procedures and two multi-step architectural competitions regarding the establishment of a museum in the palace (Salzburg Residenz).
  • Advising the Ministry of Finance on the complex, high-profile procurement of an IT-System regarding the implementation of the new Union Customs Code.

Austria > Administrative law and public sector Tier 3

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s public law team specialises in advising clients in regulated industries and municipalities on matters covering planning and environmental law, in addition to assisting with public procurement processes. The firm is particularly well versed in the wind energy sector, advising a number of players on a spectrum of issues pertaining to wind farm construction and operation; it is also increasingly involved in the healthcare sector. The practice group is jointly led by renewable energy and infrastructure specialist Tatjana Katalan and Ulrike Sehrschön, who advises on procurement issues and public tenders.

Practice head(s):

Tatjana Katalan; Ulrike Sehrschön


‘Always accessible and target-orientated according to clients’ needs. Perfect cross-divisional support and communication.’

‘Personnel – teamwork, professional competence, cooperation as well as quick and competent action.’

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

‘The team is quick to react to the latest development in this field and have a very business-oriented approach. Ulrike Sehrschön was quick to understand the specificities of my industry and our needs.’

‘The team has excellent know how in corporate, public and administrative matters, especially concerning energy business and environmental impact assessment procedures. They react fast and are very reliable. Excellent case management.’ 

‘Tatjana Katalan: Excellent lawyer in public law, especially concerning renewable energy projects – she knows how to structure the permitting phase and supports clients perfectly throughout difficult public procedures.’

Key clients

Kommunalkredit Austria AG


MARE Holding GmbH ua

Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung

Klade Verwaltungs GmbH

KELAG Kärntner Elektrizitäts Aktiengesellschaft

Windpark Herrenstein GmbH

Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH

KanAM Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

ECOWIND Handels- & Wartungs-GmbH (BAY Wa-Konzern)

Work highlights

  • Advised ECOWIND on the planning and realisation of renewable energy projects.
  • Advised and represented Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH – Straßenbahn-Innenstadtentflechtung regarding the unbundling of the tram lines in the city centre of Graz.
  • Advised Österreichische Glasfaser-Infrastrukturgesellschaft (öGIG GmbH) regarding the cooperation with Breitband Holding GmbH of the Province of Lower Austria for the further expansion of the fibre optic network in the state.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH is noted for ‘being at the cutting edge of this area of law ‘ as well as on IT issues, and is instructed on mandates involving due diligence in the run-up to corporate acquisitions, contract drafting and review, and enforcement, as well as contentious work. Data protection law expert Helmut Liebel ‘is always able to distill concepts to their most critical and present solution‘. Practice head Andreas Zellhofer leads the group and often works on matters at the intersection of IT/data privacy and unfair competition law.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is very smart, and provide answers in a detailed manner.’

‘The team members I work with can express themselves very well, They provide us with concrete answers to our questions.’

‘As the concept of data protection grows, we have extreme confidence in the team because they have been at the cutting-edge of this area of law over the past several years. They are experts in advising on data protection compliance, and we have benefitted greatly from their input on IT-situations, from the basic to the complex. It is clear that the team is committed to being leaders in this newer area of law, and we can rest assured that we are being assisted by top minds in the field. The firm also has a Legal Tech Enabler, helping them to stay at the forefront of developments that can streamline processes for clients.’

‘Few attorneys are as well-versed in data protection law as Helmut Liebel. His knowledge of the application of this area of law is constantly increasing and keeping pace with new developments and requirements. Despite his wide-ranging expertise, he is always able to distill concepts to their most critical and present solutions that are easily implemented. Helmut Liebel is our number one resource for data protection and is an indispensable business asset to every company.’

Key clients








Riverside / GFP

Stark Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Microsoft on the lawful use of “Office 365” cloud computing services for Austrian customers.
  • Advising LinkedIn on the new Austrian “hate speech” law.
  • Advised Stark Group on the acquisition of Dach & Wand.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH represents national corporations, as well as major international players, in the gamut of sensitive and high-profile commercial disputes. The practice, led by Jana Eichmeyer, who also heads up the employment law department, is active in consumer protection disputes, contentious restructurings, banking and finance litigation, and energy disputes. More recently, the team, including white-collar crime specialist Mario Spanyi, has seen an increase in civil litigation mandates arising from disputes in the life sciences sector.

Practice head(s):

Jana Eichmeyer

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Schur Flexibles

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 3

Clients appreciate E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s broad spectrum of competences, with the firm advising clients on trade marks, contracts and licenses, in addition to antitrust and data protection matters. Practice head Andreas Zellhofer‘s team is often instructed on contentious cases, acting for plaintiffs and defendants in trade mark infringement proceedings and unfair competition claims. Helmut Liebel is active at the crossroads between IP and IT law, assisting clients with trade mark, IT and data protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:


‘They are experts at advising on all IP matters, and we have benefitted greatly from their input. It is clear that E+H is committed to being a leader in this area of law.’

‘Helmut Liebel’s strengths include his energetic commitment to excellence, his ability to manage complex matters with composure, and his astuteness for intellectual property law in general.’

‘The IP practice group at E+H is available 24/7. Moreover, they are great on IP and antitrust issues. Thus, the practice group is able to solve overarching problems much faster, more efficiently and thus more cost-effectively than any other law firm I know, because all the others do not have the corresponding skills in one team.’

‘Helmut Liebel is a great lawyer and a great guy. Although I know that he has many clients, I always feel like I am the #1 client. Swift replies and “on point” advice.’

Key clients






Wien Energie



Stark Group

Fachverband Fenster

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on the lawful use of Office 365 cloud computing services for Austrian customers.
  • Advised Toyota on the unauthorised use of the Toyota trade mark by independent dealers and shops.
  • Advised Stark Group on the acquisition of Dach & Wand.

Austria > Real estate Tier 3

With capabilities spanning transactional work, asset management, and finance, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s team assists clients with a wide range of real estate projects. Practice head Alric Ofenheimer‘s diverse workload includes projects relating to portfolio transactions, luxury hotel projects, and commercial logistics centers. The team’s deep bench also includes Marco Steiner, who concentrates on infrastructure projects and large-scale development projects.

Practice head(s):

Alric Ofenheimer

Other key lawyers:

Johannes Feilmeir


‘A key legal player in the Austrian market. Very strong reputation and good team.’

‘Very focused on the project. Takes the time to advise the client quickly and properly. Highly responsive.’

‘Excellent legal expertise and accuracy. Good accessibility.’

‘Our primary contact is Johannes Feilmeir who we would gladly recommend to others. One can rely on a timely and excellent handling of all concerns. Complex legal issues are prepared in an understandable and clear manner, down to the last detail. In negotiations, Johannes Feilmair demonstrates negotiating skills and a feeling for his counterpart.’

Key clients

UBM Development AG


KanAM Grund Group



Brisen Group

STC Development GmbH

Wiener Stadtwerke Group

Mogotel Group

Volvo Group Austria

Work highlights

  • Advising a consortium consisting of GIP, KKR and Stonepeak on the intended acquisition of Telekom’s radio tower bus.
  • Advised KanAm Grund on the acquisition of a logistics object in Austria.
  • Advised Wien Energie on establishing a joint venture with ARE (a subsidiary of Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) regarding the development of a new district- called Village im Dritten.

Austria > TMT Tier 3

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises software, social media and automotive clients on a host of TMT-related issues, ranging from e-commerce and software licensing to contract drafting, data protection and IP matters. The firm is also well-versed in supporting clients at the crossroads of IT and competition law, with practice head Andreas Zellhofer advising on cases of unfair competition related to copyright, patents and trade marks. Helmut Liebel focuses on trade mark matters and also advises clients on questions of unfair competition and distribution law.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Zellhofer

Other key lawyers:


‘At E+H, the TMT practice is highly responsive with innovative solutions.’

‘They have a strong understanding of the industry and its regulations, they are able to provide comprehensive advice, while managing to explain things concretely and specifically. The team takes our needs and goals into account when charting a legal course, and they are well-attuned to reducing risks.’

‘Helmut Liebel pays attention to detail but never loses sight of the overarching objective, which we value greatly. He strikes a perfect balance of professionalism and creativity. We rely on him to deliver results, and we trust his sound judgement. He stands out by excelling in all areas of TMT, from the technical aspects to the regulatory hurdles.’

Key clients







Stark Group



Haus der Musik

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on the lawful use of Office 365 cloud computing services by Austrian customers.
  • Advised LinkedIn on issues pertaining to the new Austrian hate speech law.
  • Advised Stark Group on the acquisition of Dach & Wand.

Austria > Capital markets Tier 4

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH utilises the group's ‘strong commercial acumen‘ to advise on complex transactions, and has recently expanded its work within DCM and ECM transactions. ‘Distinguished expert‘ and practice head Peter Winkler is also head of the firm’s banking and finance team and counts international and national banks among his diverse client base. Winkler is well supported by Josef Schmidt, who is able to provide expertise in financial services and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Peter Winkler

Other key lawyers:

Josef Schmidt; Philipp Schrader


‘Very good understanding of what clients want and need; very commercially aware.’

‘Very efficient work, and strong commercial acumen.’

‘Josef Schmidt and Peter Winkler are distinguished experts. Quick, likeable and very practical. We are also happy with their availability.’

Key clients

IFM Investors / IFM Global Infrastructure Fund

KA Finanz

Deutsche Bank, Jeffries, BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Advising Airports Group Europe S.à r.l. on the increase of its stake in Flughafen Wien Aktiengesellschaft to over 40% and on its voluntary public tender offer pursuant to the Austrian Takeover Act.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank, Jeffries, BNP Paribas on the issuance of €300m senior notes by SIGNA Development Finance S.C.S.

The firm: 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
Banking + Finance: E+H has established a unique position in the market by its interdisciplinary approach combining the firm’s top-tier corporate/M&A, restructuring and finance practice groups. The firm advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions, funds and other actors in the finance sector, as well as foreign governments.

Capital Markets: E+H has a strong practice in debt and equity capital markets transactions. The firm advises on complex bond transactions, regulatory securities law matters and stock exchange listings. Work includes structuring, documentation and rendering legal opinions.

Central and Eastern Europe: providing expert advice on complex cross-border transactions, the CEE region is one of the most important strongholds of E+H’s practice. E+H has gained an excellent reputation in the market for its expertise in this area.

Corporate + M&A: E+H has a strong track record of advising on all aspects in relation to corporate and M&A and is widely recognised for the high-profile transactions entrusted to the firm. Apart from private and public mergers and acquisitions, the firm handles strategic partnerships, joint ventures, auction sales and takeovers of listed companies.

Competition: recognised as one of the leading Austrian law firms in this area, E&H represents clients in numerous cartel and abuse of dominance proceedings pending before the European and Austrian authorities. The firm also regularly advises clients in merger control proceedings at the European and national level. In addition, E&H has particular experience in internal investigations and compliance matters.

Dispute Resolution: a well-trained team of experts handles litigations, arbitrations and settlements, ensuring that claims are adequately enforced in and out of court. Further, E+H serves as arbitrator in arbitration cases.

Employment: E+H has particular expertise in advising clients in all areas of employment law, including HR matters, compliance and competition law. E+H is also strong in employment-related litigation.

IP/IT: E+H supports clients active in a broad range of industries in effectively protecting their intellectual property, including trade marks, copyright works, software and know-how. The firm also has a specific focus on IT law and new media, and advises clients on complex projects at the interface of competition and IP/IT law.

Procurement Law: due to its sector specific knowledge and grasp of clients’ businesses, E+H is a specialist in complex procurement law matters that require creative and innovative integrated solutions. The firm regularly advises clients on tender proceedings, including representation before review bodies, and covers all legal aspects of procurement transactions.

Public Law and Environment: E+H has a long-standing and well-known public law team with extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of public law, including environmental and planning law, pharmaceutical, energy and data protection law.

Real Estate: E+H has a strong track record advising on all legal aspects in relation to real estate transactions and projects. E+H regularly advises on large portfolio transactions, real estate development projects and all types of real estate contracts.

Restructuring + Insolvency: unlike any other law firm in Austria, E+H has a track record of successfully advising on restructurings, both as company’s counsel as well as lenders’ counsel. This is the immediate consequence of the firm’s strong position in the areas of corporate/M&A and finance.

White-Collar Defence: E+H represents clients in criminal investigations and proceedings, any connected civil claims, and (in cooperation with external media consultants) provides media relations support. Furthermore, E+H offers support during raids and prevention measures, such as staff trainings, codes of conduct and crisis communications strategies.

Banking and Finance Peter EJ Winkler
Banking and Finance Marcus Benes
Banking and Finance Ulrike Sehrschön
Banking and Finance Laurenz Liedermann
Banking and Finance Josef Schmidt
Banking and Finance Philipp Schrader
Capital Markets Peter EJ Winkler
Capital Markets Josef Schmidt
Capital Markets Philipp Schrader
Central and Eastern Europe Peter EJ Winkler
Central and Eastern Europe Marco Steiner
Corporate/M&A Alric A Ofenheimer
Corporate/M&A Marco Steiner
Corporate/M&A Peter EJ Winkler
Corporate/M&A Nidal Karaman
Corporate/M&A Clemens Lanschützer
Corporate/M&A Josef Schmidt
Corporate/M&A Christopher Engel
Corporate/M&A Philipp Schrader
Competition and Antitrust Dieter Thalhammer
Competition and Antitrust Andreas Zellhofer
Competition and Antitrust Judith Feldner
Competition and Antitrust Jochen Anweiler
Dispute Resolution Jana Eichmeyer
Employment Jana Eichmeyer
Employment Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner
Employment Natalie Hahn
IT, IP and Media Andreas Zellhofer
IT, IP and Media Helmut Liebel
Public Law and Environment Ulrike Sehrschön
Public Law and Environment Tatjana Katalan (née Dworak)
Real Estate Alric A Ofenheimer
Real Estate Marco Steiner
Real Estate Clemens Lanschützer
Real Estate Christopher Engel
Restructuring and Insolvency Peter EJ Winkler
Restructuring and Insolvency Marcus Benes
Restructuring and Insolvency Marco Steiner
White-Collar Defense Mario Spanyi
Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner photoDr Karolin Andréewitch-WallnerKarolin Andréewitch-Wallner is a partner in our Vienna office. She is a member…
Jochen Anweiler photoDr Jochen AnweilerDr. Jochen Anweiler is a partner and member of our competition law practice…
Marcus Benes photoDr Marcus BenesMarcus Benes is a Partner at E+H’s Vienna office and heads the…
Jana Eichmeyer photoDr Jana EichmeyerJana Eichmeyer is a Partner at E+H’s Vienna office and heads the…
Christopher Engel photoMMag Dr Christopher EngelChristopher Engel is a partner at E+H’s Graz office and a member of…
Judith Feldner photoMag Judith FeldnerJudith Feldner is a partner at our Vienna office and a member of…
Natalie Hahn photoDr Natalie HahnDr. Natalie Hahn is a partner in our Vienna office and a member…
Philipp Nidal Karaman photoMag Dr Philipp Nidal KaramanNidal Karaman is a partner in our Vienna office. He specializes in…
Tatjana Katalan photoMag Dr Tatjana KatalanTatjana Katalan (née Dworak) is a partner in our Graz office. She additionally…
Clemens Lanschützer photoMag Dr Clemens LanschützerClemens Lanschützer is a partner in our Vienna office. He is a…
Helmut Liebel photoDr Helmut LiebelHelmut Liebel is a partner in our Vienna office and member of…
Laurenz Liedermann photoDr Laurenz LiedermannPartner
Alric Ofenheimer photoDr Alric OfenheimerAlric A. Ofenheimer is a partner and co-head of E+H’s Corporate +…
Josef Schmidt photoMMag Josef SchmidtJosef Schmidt is a partner in our Vienna office and a member…
Philipp Schrader photoDr Philipp SchraderPhilipp Schrader is a partner at E+H, where he is a member…
Ulrike Sehrschön photoMag Ulrike SehrschönUlrike Sehrschön is a partner in our Vienna office where she heads…
Mario Spanyi photoMag Mario SpanyiMario Spanyi is a partner in our Vienna office. He is head…
Marco Steiner photoMag Marco SteinerMarco Steiner is a partner in our Vienna office and a member…
Dieter Thalhammer photoDr Dieter ThalhammerDieter Thalhammer is a partner in our Vienna office and head of…
Peter Winkler photoDr Peter WinklerPeter E.J. Winkler is a partner and head of our Corporate +…
Andreas Zellhofer photoDr Andreas ZellhoferAndreas Zellhofer is a partner in our Vienna office and head of…
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 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 GmbHPhilipp 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.