Dr Ferdinand Graf > GRAF ISOLA > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

GRAF ISOLA
STADIONGASSE 2
1010 WIEN
Austria

Work Department

Competition, commercial and corporate.

Position

Ferdinand Graf heads the M&A, competition and cartel law practice groups. He often handles cross-border transactions, such as recent company acquisitions in Italy, Moldova and Bosnia.

Career

Founding Partner of GRAF ISOLA, 1994; associate with Austrian law firms, 1990 to 1994; internship at ArentFox, Washington DC, 1991; assistant at the University of Vienna (Institute of Civil Law), 1988 to 1989.

Languages

English, German.

Memberships

Austrian Bar Association – American Bar Association – New York State Bar Association – International Bar Association

Education

University of Vienna (1990 JD); New York University (1991 Master of Laws). Fulbright Scholar 1990/91

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Intellectual property

In addition to a strong focus on litigation and patent disputes in particular, Graf & Pitkowitz covers a diverse array of IP work. Department co-head Claudia Csáky is highly involved in trade mark, patent, copyright and unfair competition issues. Fellow co-head and founding partner Ferdinand Graf is also a skilled litigator and has recently expanded his practice to advise on data protection.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

Graf & Pitkowitz is particularly involved at the intersection of data protection and other areas of law such as competition, corporate and IP law. The ‘highly competent’ Marija Križanac, who is also active in data protection litigation, jointly heads the team with Ferdinand Graf. The latter predominantly covers data issues overlapping with M&A and IT.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Graf & Pitkowitz has a core focus on work at the intersection of corporate, M&A and restructuring. High-end disputes and cross-border matters are often led by Ferdinand Graf, with Andreas Edlinger particularly active in transactions as well as spin-offs and corporate governance. Alexander Isola covers matters that overlap with insolvency such as distressed M&A.