Firm Profile > Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria

Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH
ROSENBURSENSTRASSE 2
WIEN 1010
Austria

EU and competition Tier 3

Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides legal advice on a wide variety of competition matters and has established itself as a key player acting for third parties in merger control proceedings. The firm is also gaining traction for foreign direct investment advice. The team is led by the 'extremely reliable' Isabella Hartung, who is well versed in both merger control and cartel proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Isabella Hartung

Testimonials

‘Hard-working, focused, fast and cost-efficient.’

‘Isabella Hartung is a dedicated, extremely reliable and swift working colleague, who provides excellent client service.’

Key clients

PORR

EVN AG / Netz Niederösterreich GmbH

Gebrüder Weiss

Amann Girrbach

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH is an Austrian full-service firm with a corporate and M&A department aimed at domestic and international clients alike. Michael Barnert is the key contact.

Employment Tier 5

Ongoing advice on individual and collective employment law is the key focus of Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH's employment group. The team, which is led by Clemens Egermann, also represents clients in court in collaboration with the firm's dispute resolution department.

Practice head(s):

Clemens Egermann

Testimonials

‘Very fast reacting – even being abroad, highly pragmatic and solution oriented, deep knowledge, very fair and good value for money.’

‘Dr. Egermann: very fast reacting, gets straight to the point, broad legal knowledge.’

Key clients

Philips Austria GmbH

RITTAL GmbH

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Gesellschaft Österreichische Kinderdörfer

ON AG

Bauarbeiter Urlaubs- und Abfertigungskasse

Kromberg & Schubert Austria GmbH & Co KG

HSL Logistik Austria GmbH

Banking and finance Tier 6

Alexander Illigasch heads the team at Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH and acts for national and international companies alongside financial institutions in various finance transactions, including debt and structured finance, and also provides regulatory advice.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Illigasch

Testimonials

‘Alexander Illigasch is competent, solution-orientated, reliable and on time.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

EVN AG

Erste Group Bank AG

KPMG

Kromberg & Schubert

MC Management GmbH (Millhouse Capital Gruppe)

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 lenders or borrowers (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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Michael Barnert barnert@beira.at +43 1 513 8008 52
Dispute Resolution | Employment | Real Estate Clemens Egermann egermann@beira.at +43 1 513 8008
Competition | Energy Isabella Hartung hartung@beira.at +43 1 513 8008 60
Banking and Finance Alexander Illigasch illigasch@beira.at +43 1 513 8008 56
Photo Name Position Profile
 Michael Barnert photo Michael Barnert Partner, head of Corporate/M&A Department. Has particular experience in corporate law, public…
 Clemens Egermann  photo Clemens Egermann Partner, head of Employment Law Department. Has advised Austrian and foreign companies…
 Isabella Hartung photo Isabella Hartung Partner, head of Competition/Antitrust Department. Advises on all areas of Austrian and…
 Alexander Illigasch  photo Alexander Illigasch Partner, 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.