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Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH
ROSENBURSENSTRASSE 2
WIEN 1010
Austria

Austria > EU and competition Tier 3

Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH has recently added FDI-screening matters to its service portfolio within the EU and competition practice group, which is headed by Isabella Hartung. The firm is active in a range of sectors including media and entertainment, healthcare, logistics and energy. Hartung is well versed in handling advisory work and contentious matters including cartel proceedings for domestic and international corporations.

Practice head(s):

Isabella Hartung

Testimonials

‘Isabella Hartung: quick, capable, unpretentious, nice to work with.’

Key clients

PORR

EVN AG / Netz Niederösterreich

Bertelsmann / RTL Group

Amann Girrbach

De’Longhi

Triton

Curium Pharma

AerCap

Work highlights

  • Acted for RTL in the Austrian merger control proceedings required for RTL’s acquisition of Disney’s 50%-share in Super RTL.
  • Obtained Austrian merger clearance for a cooperation between Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) regarding national print advertisements.
  • Obtained approval under the Austrian foreign direct investment rules regarding Curium Pharma’s acquisition of the IASON-Group.

Austria > Employment Tier 5

The 'very competent' team at Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH is involved in advising businesses and executive employees on employment and labour law matters pertaining to date protection, compliance, terminations, and mobility strategies. Practice head Clemens Egermann, who is 'extremely solution oriented,  fast reacting and a perfect business partner', has experience of both individual and collective labour law including litigation.

Practice head(s):

Clemens Egermann

Testimonials

‘The team reacts quickly and in a very nice manner at all times.’

‘Very competent. Strategic thinkers.’

‘Strong reactivity; high availability; adequate responses to our questions.’

‘Clemens Engelmann: he understood very quickly our needs and answered our questions rapidly. He delivered on time products and was able to contextualize his answer to help us better understand our legal environment.’

‘Highly professional team for all business topics.’

‘Dr. Egermann is extremely solution oriented, fast reacting and a perfect business partner. Being able to discuss an issue from different perspectives like risk, resources, revenues, costs e.g. with him has always led to very good solutions.’

Key clients

EVN AG

Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft m.b.H.

“Xvise” innovative logistics GmbH

Rittal GmbH

Philips Austria GmbH

Bauarbeiter Urlaubs- und Abfertigungskasse

Gesellschaft österreichischer Kinderdörfer

Institut français d’Autriche-Vienne

Managing director and shareholder of a medical device manufacturer

Ledvance GmbH

Medical doctor

European American Investment Bank AG

Curium Pharma

Work highlights

  • Representing EVN AG in disputes related to employment.
  • Representing Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft m.b.H in litigation relating to employment.
  • Counsel for employment law aspects of Curium’s acquisition of IoGmbH.

The firm:

BARNERT EGERMANN ILLIGASCH is a leading full-service Austrian law firm with specific strengths in corporate/M&A, banking and finance, competition law, employment law, real estate and dispute resolution. BARNERT EGERMANN ILLIGASCH was founded in 2004. Since then, its lawyers have grown a substantial and diversified client base and have made their name in the legal and business communities, being consistently ranked in the highest tiers.

All partners have extensive backgrounds in high-profile international transactions as well as in international work and have obtained training in magic circle and other leading international law firms before joining BARNERT EGERMANN ILLIGASCH. They provide advice with the knowledge and experience of a leading international law firm while maintaining all the benefits of flexibility, transparency and efficiency a smaller firm can offer.

Areas of practice:

Banking and Finance:

The Banking & Finance team has extensive experience in advising Austrian and international banks, funds as well as national and foreign companies on all aspects of banking law and financings of all kinds. The main focus is on providing legal advice to borrowers or lenders (or other financing parties) in complex financing transactions in a national and cross-border context; given its excellent contacts with foreign law firms, the team can provide tailor-made cross-border support for financing transactions. The team regularly advises on unsecured and secured (syndicated) loan financings (in particular, acquisition financings, asset financings and project financings) as well as on structured financings, trade financings, leasing transactions, factoring transactions and cash pooling structures. Furthermore, the team regularly advises credit institutions and financial institutions on regulatory and supervisory law issues of banking law and lending law. In this context, the focus is on the advancing digitalization of the financial sector, FinTech companies and digital assets. The range of legal advice is rounded off by the team’s comprehensive activity in capital markets transaction, for example in the issuing of securities of all kinds or other capital market instruments.

Corporate/M&A:

The Corporate/M&A team has extensive experience in advising on M&A transactions in Austria and on a cross-border level. It acts for large Austrian and international corporates, financial institutions and funds. Team head Michael Barnert advises on large-scale public and private M&A transactions and joint ventures. Moreover, he is active in corporate restructurings and corporate disputes.

Competition:

The Competition team has long-standing experience in advising on all aspects of EU and Austrian competition law, including cartel investigations, merger control and compliance matters. The firm represents clients before the Austrian competition authorities, civil courts as well as the EU Commission, and also handles foreign direct investment control matters before the Austrian Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs. Clients include private sector companies, industry associations, public utilities and other public bodies/authorities. Team head Isabella Hartung regularly holds lectures, has published numerous articles and is co-author of a textbook on Austrian competition law.

Dispute Resolution:

The team advises national and international clients in litigation matters before Austrian courts as well as administrative authorities and in arbitration proceedings. The firm has specialist experience in labour law and corporate litigation.

Employment:

The Employment team represents before civil courts and gives advice to renowned national and international businesses in all areas of employment law. The team also advises in cross-border M&A transactions, including downsizing and remuneration changes. Team head Clemens Egermann has ample experience with, inter alia, structuring of group-wide company benefits, compensation systems and reward programs (executive and non-executive); he also advises on mobility strategies and assists with employee assignments as well as domestic and cross-border transfer of employees.

Energy:

The Energy practice deals with regulatory matters, including proceedings before the regulatory authority E-Control and administrative courts. The team also has experience with competition-related issues (such as long-term contracts) and M&A deals in the energy sector.

Real Estate:

The track-record in Real Estate includes, amongst others, advice on commercial real estate development projects, advice on various hotel projects and advice to high-net-worth individuals on asset planning and structuring, in particular with regard to succession planning (such as the establishment of private foundations and re-structuring within group companies) with a focus on real estate issues.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate/M&A Michael Barnertbarnert@beira.at+43 1 513 8008 52
Dispute Resolution | Employment | Real Estate Clemens Egermannegermann@beira.at+43 1 513 8008
Competition | Energy Isabella Hartunghartung@beira.at+43 1 513 8008 60
Banking and Finance Alexander Illigaschilligasch@beira.at+43 1 513 8008 56
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Michael Barnert photo Michael BarnertPartner, head of Corporate/M&A Department. Has particular experience in corporate law, public…
Clemens Egermann photo Clemens EgermannPartner, head of Employment Law Department. Has advised Austrian and foreign companies…
Isabella Hartung photo Isabella HartungPartner, head of Competition/Antitrust Department. Advises on all areas of Austrian and…
Alexander Illigasch photo Alexander IlligaschPartner, head of Banking and Finance Department. Has considerable experience advising major…
Partners : 4
Lawers : 15
English
German
Austrian Bar Association
Lexwork
Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
IBA
Austrian Arbitration Association

 

Diversity fuels creativity

Different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results:

  • We foster multiple approaches and points of view.
  • We seek talent regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, religious belief or sexual orientation.
  • We continuously strive to create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Approximately 50% of fee earners and 25% of partners at BARNERT EGERMANN ILLIGASCH are female. For a better reconciliation of work and family life, we offer part-time arrangements at all levels of the firm and regardless of gender.

Our team members have various national origins and spent time abroad during their education and careers. We maintain highest commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining individuals from all backgrounds and experiences.

As a team, we are unified by our enthusiasm for client success.

 


Diversity fuels creativity

Different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results:

  • We foster multiple approaches and points of view.
  • We seek talent – regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, religious belief or sexual orientation.
  • We continuously strive to create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Approximately 50% of fee earners and 25% of partners at BARNERT EGERMANN ILLIGASCH are female. For a better reconciliation of work and family life, we offer part-time arrangements at all levels of the firm and regardless of gender.

Our team members have various national origins and spent time abroad during their education and careers. We maintain highest commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining individuals from all backgrounds and experiences.

As a team, we are unified by our enthusiasm for client success.