EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Firm Profile

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > Real estate Tier 3

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH works alongside colleagues from the EY network to advise on the structuring of real estate transactions, particularly those centred on residential and retail assets, while also acting for landlords and tenants on leasing contracts. Stephan Größ is the team head, with a practice that ties real estate transactions to project development. Philipp Moritz is noted for his transactional work in the real estate market.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Größ

Other key lawyers:


‘We really enjoy working with Stephan Größ and his real estate team. They advise us on transactions as well as on project development issues. Stephan Größ has excellent expertise, he is very pragmatic and he can get deals done.’

‘Strong team within the EY family.’

‘Stephan Größ is an experienced and well-connected deal lawyer.’

‘Stephan Größ is very efficient and focused. Good availability, fast response time.’

‘High level of advisory service, especially the cooperation with their tax and public law teams.’

‘Stephan Größ is calm, smart, and has an eye for detail.’

Key clients

Nuveen/European Cities Fund

ERSTE Immobilien KAG


Stadtgemeinde Korneuburg Stadtentwicklungsfonds Korneuburg

B&B Hotels

LIMESTONE Developers

Odyssey Hotels


ARE Development

HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH


Wien3420 Aspern Development AG

DWK Die Wohnkompanie

ZBI Zentral Boden Immobilien Gruppe

Moser Wohnbau

FMZ Family Point Beteiligungs Zwei GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG on “Seestadt Aspern,” currently the largest urban development project in central Europe at approx. 240ha.
  • Assisted FMZ Family Point Beteiligungs Zwei GmbH with the acquisition of the “SC17” shopping mall for approx. €37.5 million.
  • Acted for the municiplality of Korneuburg and its development fund on the urban development project of the former Korneuburg shipyard on the Danube.

Austria > EU and competition Tier 4

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH brings together ‘great experience and expertise’ and its international network to advise clients on merger and FDI control proceedings in Austria and Europe, while also assisting clients with maintaining competition compliance and mitigating risks. David Konrath heads the team and specialises in antitrust proceedings and cross-border merger control matters.

Practice head(s):

David Konrath

Other key lawyers:

Mario Gall


‘The team has great experience and expertise. It is noticeable that the legal tasks of the clients are handled as a team.’

‘Mario Gall and David Konrath take time on all tasks related to the client’s assignment so that the client himself has as little work to do as possible.’

‘EY Law is our go-to place for competition law matters. The team is motivated and has a thorough knowledge of our business. Their advice is practical and efficient.’

‘We enjoy working with David Konrath, he is sharp-minded and very responsive.’

‘Extremely professional and uncomplicated process. A short-term project with a tight timeline was completed on time without any problems. We had the feeling of being in good hands throughout.’

‘Very good job by David Konrath throughout the project. Availability, responsiveness, professionalism, everything was very good.’

Key clients

BWT Group

DMK Group


Geflügelwirtschaft Österreich



Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V.

Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Universal Scientific Industrial in Austrian merger control proceedings regarding the acquisition of the automotive wireless division from TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Assisted the BWT Group in competition law matters, including compliance and concerning distribution agreements with sales partners.
  • Acted for the foundations of Julian and Paul Zehetmayr on the sale of their cloud-based e-signature solution provider eversign GmbH to PDFTron.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Offering an ‘excellent legal practice’, EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s focus areas are split between the two practice heads, Helen Pelzmann and Mario Gall. Gall is a key contact for public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures and public takeovers, while Pelzmann specialises in cross-border reorganisations, carve-outs and restructurings. Georg Perkowitsch offers experience in various sectors, including TMT, packaging, and food.

Practice head(s):

Helen Pelzmann; Mario Gall

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm offers a broad range of services, working with them is always a pleasure. ’

‘The partners and associates are fully committed, proactive and have excellent technical and social skills. They are responsive and clients can benefit from their experience.’

‘Very practice oriented and hands on. Great availability and excellent legal practice.’

Key clients

Zehetmayr Foundation




The MoonVision

Weber Hydraulik GmbH

Venture Capital & Private Equity Investor

Work highlights

  • Advised an international hotel group with >10,000 hotel rooms on the acquisition of an international hotel group engaged in Austria, Germany, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advised the founders on the sale of their cloud-based e-signature solution provider Eversign GmbH to PDFTron.
  • Advised Anticimex GmbH on the acquisition of various Austrian targets through share and asset deals.

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 5

Under the leadership of ‘one of a kind lawyer’ Martin Hanzl, the IP team at EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH specialises in handling the protection and licensing of novel IP, including AI, Blockchain and NFT-related products and services. The practice regularly assists with the prosecution of trade marks in Austria and Europe and represents clients in infringement litigation.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hanzl

Other key lawyers:

Marie Winter


‘This law practice uniquely blends deep legal expertise with advanced knowledge in AI, cryptocurrency and data management. Their tech-savvy lawyers, combined with a collaborative approach, set them apart, offering clients innovative solutions in today’s digital age.

Martin Hanzl stands out as a beacon of excellence. Martin’s recognition in the legal community is well-deserved, and his contributions to both the firm and the broader legal world are invaluable.’

‘We love working with EY Law. Their unmatched expertise and deep knowledge in IP related to new tech set them apart. The team’s multidisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive solutions for clients. Their holistic and forward-thinking approach is unparalleled.’

‘Martin Hanzl is a one of a kind lawyer. He really understands clients’ needs not only from a legal POV, but also from an economic perspective. Having Martin as lawyer, really helps to grow your business.’

‘The team is best known for its vast knowledge in IP around new technologies, especially AI, Blockchain, NFTs and Data Act-related questions. We love that the team is super focused, business-oriented and knows how to negotiate IP terms without putting a deal in jeopardy.’

‘Strong team, especially in the context of transactional advice, and at the interface with startup advisory. Have built up the practice significantly lately.’

‘Very practice-oriented and hands on. Great availability and excellent legal practice.’

‘Martin Hanzl is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. Available around the clock, understands every case instantly, does great research, excellent lawyer.’

Key clients

LimeWire GmbH

Bitpanda GmbH

Matter Labs


SmartBytes GmbH (Coinpanion)

Anticimex GmbH

Spixnet GmbH

black.com GmbH

Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald

ReGreen GmbH

Dishtracker GmbH

mediClass Gesundheitsclub GmbH (20x health)

506 Data & Performance GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised LimeWire on the registration of several national and European trade marks via the Austrian Patent Office and EUIPO.
  • Assisted Matter Labs with an extensive analysis of IP right contracts concerning the management and transfer of IP rights.
  • We advised BFW – Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald on the transfer of IP rights tied to the development of an augmented reality app.

Austria > TMT Tier 5

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a strong choice for clients seeking advice on crypto matters and issues rooted in EU technological and data regulations, while also supporting clients setting up their own digital platforms. The ‘outstanding’ Martin Hanzl leads the team, specialising in AI, blockchain and cryptoassets, while Lorenz Marek acts at the crossroads of new technologies, financial markets and consumer protection law.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hanzl

Other key lawyers:


‘This practice stands out for its unparalleled focus on TMT, especially in new technologies and pivotal legislations like the AI Data Acts. Their expertise in these areas is evident in our collaborative work on the Data Governance Act, a testament to their forward-thinking approach.’

‘Martin Hanzl’s expertise in the legal landscape is truly unparalleled, especially when it comes to his profound knowledge in areas like blockchain/crypto assets, the Data Commercialisation, Data Management and AI Acts. His contributions to these pivotal areas of law make him an invaluable asset.’

‘Exceptional service from EY Law Austria on AI, the Data Act and crypto matters. Their expertise in these niche areas is unmatched. As a busy client, I appreciate their efficient and forward-thinking approach. A top choice for TMT legal needs. Highly commendable!’

‘In the dynamic realm of new tech law, especially within the European crypto landscape, few shine as brightly as Martin Hanzl. His distinction is not just in his profound expertise, but in the way he seamlessly bridges the gap between intricate legal frameworks and real-world applications.’

‘The team consists of young, very motivated and super-focused attorneys that really know their way around technology & law. We especially liked that they were willing to use our communications tools where appropriate.’

‘The team stands out as it really is a unique experience to work with such motivated lawyers. Martin Hanzl in particular stands out as he is very well known throughout Europe as the “go-to lawyer” when it comes to legal questions around crypto, AI or data management.

‘The EY Law Austria team stands for technology law as they are the leading practice in everything around new technologies. The department’s head, Martin Hanzl, was one of the first lawyers focusing on IP, IT and regulatory questions around blockchain.’

‘For me Martin Hanzl is the most outstanding lawyer at EY, as he really knows his way around new tech regulations. Regardless of whether we are talking about EU crypto regulation, IP questions around blockchain or the AI Data Acts, he seems to always be on top of these new regulations.’ 

Key clients

Bitpanda GmbH

One Trading Exchange B.V.

Coinpanion (SmartBytes GmbH)

LimeWire GmbH


Blockpit AG

Bundesforschungsinstitut für Wald

Consolafi GmbH

Dishtracker GmbH

Talentir GmbH

Nodeventure (TMIA GmbH)

spixnet GmbH

MoonVision GmbH

mediClass Gesundheitsclub GmbH

Lightning Company – LTNG GmbH

Matter Labs

Work highlights

  • Advised the Bitpanda Group on the set-up of its business model, service offerings, terms and conditions as well as the overall legal structuring of its digital platform.
  • Advised Bundesforschungsinstitut für Wald on the establishment of a general framework for the digital management and digital provision of information on this Austrian public entity under new EU legislation.
  • Acted for Matter Labs regarding its digital product offering, in the form of a Layer 2 blockchain application based on the Ethereum blockchain.

EY Law Austria (Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH ) is an independent law firm with global reach. We serve our clients in all fields of business law, combining practical advice with specific industry experience. In addition to outstanding legal advice, we embrace innovative solutions and technologies and closely cooperate with experts in tax, strategy and transaction, (IT-)consulting and other professional services disciplines from EY.

Our clients benefit from our global EY Law network with more than 2,400 specialized lawyers in over 90 countries worldwide. We believe that, even in a digital world, personal contact and advice are of highest value. Therefore, you will find our team at four offices in Austria: Vienna, Salzburg, Linz and Klagenfurt.

Legal advice: We go news ways in the area of legal advice
Digitization and the ever increasing globalization hold enormous potential for business people, but these often also bring complex legal issues with them. In these cases, precise and quick answers from experts are critical to success. For us as a full-service law firm, internationality, interdisciplinarity and innovation are the focus of our services. Thus, our teams consist of lawyers with specific industry knowledge and digital know-how as well as many years of experience in their respective fields of law.

  • Employment law
    We advise companies worldwide on complex labor law issues.We support you in securing your company’s long-term success.
  • Banking and capital markets
    Our integrated, cross-disciplinary approach helps your company find its way.
  • Compliance & Sustainability
    Compliance incidents will often have serious negative consequences. Our teams use their expertise and experience to get you back on your feet after compliance violations.
  • Data protection and cybersecurity
    The digital economy is data driven. Violations of the relevant regulations can lead to serious damage to the company’s image and result in high fines.
  • Digital law: blockchain and tokenization
    Digitization with the help of new technologies has the potential to revolutionize classic business models and the relationships between companies.
  • Digital law: AI Act to Metaverse
    We accompany and advise our clients in the legal analysis and market-oriented structuring of their business model and the use of new technologies. With our expertise and focus on digital law, we can develop targeted, innovative and future-oriented solutions even for previously unresolved legal issues. Through our comprehensive and reliable advice on the legal problems of tomorrow, we already put our clients in a pioneering role today. In cooperation with IT experts from EY, we can ensure even more comprehensive advice.
  • Corporate and commercial law
    Companies looking to expand internationally not only need to bridge cultural differences, but to also keep regulatory risks in mind.
  • Real estate
    We scrutinize the opportunities and risks of a real estate transaction, draft sales contracts and support our clients in sales contract negotiations.
  • IP/IT
    Due to the fast-paced digitalization and the associated technology-savvy business models, the protection of intellectual property is becoming increasingly important. Technology, brands and data must be protected as effectively as possible in order to maintain a strategic competitive advantage over competitors.
  • Legal operations / legal managed services
    With increasing size, the organizational structure of multinational corporations also becomes larger and more complex.
  • Public law and procurement
    Public law permeates almost all areas of business and life. Due to the large number of national and European legal regulations, supplemented by international regulations, the challenge in all business areas (also) to fully comply with public law compliance requirements increases. Even small mistakes can lead to considerable delays in project execution or to lengthy and costly legal disputes. We show ways in which restrictions can be reduced and unjustified government intervention averted in order to achieve your economic goals.
  • Transactions / mergers and acquisitions
    In today’s fast-paced business environment, many companies are taking advantage of market changes to expand through acquisitions. The transactions are becoming more and more complex. Contact our EY Law M&A Transactions team!
  • Antitrust and competition law
    An early anti-trust assessment, especially in the context of company acquisitions and mergers, is essential nowadays.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition law David Konrath david.konrath@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2288
Banking and capital markets Mario Gall mario.gall@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2110
Compliance David Konrath david.konrath@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2288
Corporate and commercial law Helen Pelzmann helen.pelzmann@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2145
Corporate Law | Salzburg Katrin Speigner katrin.speigner@eylaw.at +43 662 877 777-2185
Employment law Helen Pelzmann helen.pelzmann@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2145
Fintech, Data Protection Martin Hanzl martin.hanzl@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2100
IT/ IP/ Artificial Intelligence Martin Hanzl martin.hanzl@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2100
Mergers and acquisitions Mario Gall mario.gall@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2110
Mergers and acquisitions Isabella Ladstätter isabella.ladstaetter@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2112
M&A | Corporate Law Georg Perkowitsch georg.perkowitsch@eylaw.at +43 1 26095-2155
Public law Christian Zimmer christian.zimmer@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2167
Real estate law Stephan Größ stephan.groess@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2205
Real estate law Julia Karl julia.karl@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2202
Regulatory, Financial Services Elisabeth Reiner elisabeth.reiner@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2155
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Mario Gall photo Mario Gall Partner at EY Law Austria | Mergers & Acquisitions | Corporate Law…
Stephan Größ photo Stephan Größ Partner EY Law | Sector Leader Real Estate of EY Austria |…
Martin  Hanzl photo Martin Hanzl Head of New Technologies at EY Law Austria, PhD  in IT &…
Julia Karl photo Julia Karl Partner EY Law | Attorney-at-law (admitted in New York) | Real Estate…
David Konrath photo David Konrath Head of Antitrust & Competition Law at EY Law Austria,  attorney at…
Helen Pelzmann photo Helen Pelzmann Partner at EY Law Austria ,   Head of Employment Law Department | …
Georg Perkowitsch photo Georg Perkowitsch Partner at EY Law Austria,  15 years of experience as M&A lawyer,…
Katrin  Speigner photo Katrin Speigner Head of EY Law in Salzburg | Attorney-at-law at EY Law Pelzmann…
Christian Zimmer photo Christian Zimmer  Public Law | Procurement Attorney at law at EY Law Austria, Vienna…
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