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

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Work Department

Competition, commercial and corporate.


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.


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.


English, German.


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

GRAF ISOLA 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.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

GRAF ISOLA 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 > Intellectual property

In addition to a strong focus on litigation and patent disputes in particular, GRAF ISOLA 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.