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EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > Real estate Tier 4

The group at EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH leverages its multidisciplinary strengths, consequently 'acts as a one-stop shop for law and tax services'. Another standout feature of the group is its regulatory knowledge, and its assistance with the planning and implementation of development and construction projects, specifically large urban development projects. Stephan Größ heads the group, in which Julia Karl is also notable; the pair are described as ‘excellent lawyers and negotiators’.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Größ

Other key lawyers:

Roman Jatzko; Julia Karl


‘We really enjoy working with Stephan Größ and the team. They advise us on transactions as well as on project development issues.’

‘Stephan Größ has deep expertise. He is very pragmatic and he can get deals done.’

‘Strong and experienced legal practice. Big team.’

‘Good negotiators that test the limits of what is achievable.’

‘Stephan Größ and Julia Karl are excellent lawyers and negotiators. They are deal-oriented and very responsive. The team is very well known for its real estate expertise.’

‘The firm is well positioned. We have been working with the relevant people in the field of real estate for years. The cooperation with other departments always works very well.’

‘Partners are always involved. Feedback is direct and fast. We appreciate the cooperation very much. I would like to emphasise in particular Stephan Größ and Roman Jatzko.’

‘We like to work with Stephan Größ und his EY Law team on complex transactions. We highly appreciate their thorough understanding of real estate law and of regulatory matters. The team seamlessly cooperates with EY Tax, and so they act as a one-stop shop for law and tax services.’

Key clients

Nuveen / European Cities Fonds

ERSTE Immobilien KAG


ARE Development

B&B Hotels

LIMESTONE Developers

Odyssey Hotels


Stadtgemeinde Korneuburg Stadtentwicklungsfonds Korneuburg



Wien3420 Aspern Development AG

DWK Die Wohnkompanie

ZBI Zentral Boden Immobilien Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Advising Stadtgemeinde Korneuburg sowie Stadtentwicklungsfonds Korneuburg on the development and structuring of a project relating to the former Korneuburg shipyard on the Danube.
  • Advised Zentral Boden Immobilien Gruppe on the purchase and development of the residential project High 5 in Linz.
  • Advising Wien 3420 Aspern Development on the Seestadt Aspern urban development project.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s workload includes cross-border reorganisations and restructurings, as well as M&A transactions and joint ventures. Another element of the practice is public takeovers and representing clients before the Austrian Takeover Commission. This is a field of expertise for Mario Gall, who leads the team alongside Helen Pelzmann.

Practice head(s):

Helen Pelzmann; Mario Gall

Other key lawyers:

Georg Perkowitsch


‘Super availability and the customer is looked after very professionally.’

Key clients

BWT Aktiengesellschaft

Grosso Tec

SkiStar AB

Link Mobility Group



Stommpy Group

Work highlights

  • Advising an international hotel group on the acquisition of an international hotel group engaged in Austria, Germany, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advising Grosso Tec on the acquisition of a shareholding in S&T AG including a public takeover offer to the shareholders of S&T AG.
  • Advising SkiStar AB on the sale of St Johanner Bergbahnen in a structured auction process.

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 5

EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH specialises in advising on trade marks and copyright in relation to new technologies, and is particularly noted for advising clients on IP issues in relation to cryptocurrency assets, NFTs, blockchain and AI. The team, led by Martin Hanzl, is also active in the traditional IP space, handling national and international trade mark registrations, in addition to appearing before Austrian courts and the EUIPO.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hanzl

Other key lawyers:

Marie Winter


‘Very good, responsive and young team of attorneys that helped us with classic IP topics as well as with new tech related topics. New tech is definitely what the practice group is best known for in Austria and is, probably, the leading practice in Austria for dealing with new technologies.’

‘Martin Hanzl is the leading expert for all questions related to new technologies and IP/IT Law. He is very well recognised in Austria and Europe. We really enjoy working together with Martin as he is super responsive, brings huge knowledge to the table and is great at negotiating fair terms. He even helped us with negotiating a deal that otherwise almost fell through.’

‘One of the leading practice groups in the context of new technologies and IP/IT law in Austria. The team consists of young, super focused attorneys that really understand the business of fintechs and are currently working with all major fintechs in Austria.’

‘Martin Hanzl was one of the first attorneys in Austria that focused on blockchain and crypto. He is well recognised throughout Europe and participates in (or heads) several working groups on blockchain-related matters. Martin is definitely an attorney you can go to, if you need prompt, pragmatic and high-profile advice in IT/IP related matters.’

‘Marie Winter is part of the new tech team and is the consumer protection specialist there. We consulted her on several tricky topics, and she always supported us with super helpful advice.’

‘Martin Hanzl is an exceptionally motivated lawyer and, in terms of crypto assets and virtual currencies, he is a person who actually uses and understands these technologies. The legal output is flawless – balancing the risk-friendly mentality of a young company while highlighting potential legal pitfalls.’

‘Martin Hanzl’s expertise in crypto – definitely a rare find.’

‘They are friendly in a real and not just forced manner and tell you the truth, even if you may not want to hear it. Martin Hanzl manages to create a relaxed but very productive atmosphere.’

Key clients

Bitpanda GmbH

Blockpit AG

“Coinpanion” (SmartBytes GmbH)

LimeWire GmbH


Bundesforschungsinstitut für Wald (BFW) (UBO Republic of Austria)

Dishtracker GmbH

black.com GmbH

black:crypto GmbH

Gravitrade GmbH


Work highlights

  • Advised Bitpanda on multiple highly specific IP-related issues, as well as assisting with the legal qualification of crypto assets.
  • Advised LimeWire on multiple national and international trade mark applications, as well as on copyright issues concerning NFTs.
  • Advised SmartBytes on an infringement of its IP rights and trade marks by a third party and took successful action against the infringers.

Austria > EU and competition

Under David Konrath, EY Law - Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH has developed an integrated offering, which is well placed to handle alleged antitrust violations and assist with internal investigations and e-discovery, as well as representing clients in penalty proceedings.

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
    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 & 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 & 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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Banking and capital markets Mario Gallmario.gall@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2110
Antitrust and competition law David Konrathdavid.konrath@eylaw.at+43 1 26095 2288
Compliance David Konrathdavid.konrath@eylaw.at+43 1 26095 2288
Corporate and commercial law Helen Pelzmannhelen.pelzmann@eylaw.at+43 1 26095 2145
Employment law Helen Pelzmannhelen.pelzmann@eylaw.at+43 1 26095 2145
Financial services Georg Harergeorg.harer@eylaw.at+43 1 26095 2100
Fintech, Data Protection Martin Hanzlmartin.hanzl@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2100
IT/ IP/ Artificial Intelligence Martin Hanzlmartin.hanzl@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2100
Mergers and acquisitions Mario Gallmario.gall@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2110
Mergers and acquisitions Isabella Ladstätterisabella.ladstaetter@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2112
Real estate law Stephan Größstephan.groess@eylaw.at+43 1 26095 2205
Real estate law Julia Karljulia.karl@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2202
Regulatory, Financial Services Elisabeth Reinerelisabeth.reiner@eylaw.at+43 1 26095 2155
Public law Christian Zimmerchristian.zimmer@eylaw.at +43 1 26095 2167
Mario Gall photo Mario GallPartner at EY Law Austria | Mergers & Acquisitions | Corporate Law…
Stephan Größ photo Stephan GrößPartner EY Law | Sector Leader Real Estate of EY Austria |…
Christian Gusenbauer photo Christian GusenbauerHead of EY Law Linz, Attorney-at-law at EY Law – Pelzmann Gall…
Martin  Hanzl photo Martin HanzlHead of New Technologies at EY Law Austria, PhD  in IT &…
David Konrath photo David KonrathHead of Antitrust & Competition Law at EY Law Austria,  attorney at…
Sebastian Manschiebel photoMag Sebastian ManschiebelAttorney-at-law at EY Law Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte since February 2022 Attorney-at-law…
Helen Pelzmann photo Helen PelzmannPartner at EY Law Austria ,   Head of Employment Law Department | …
Georg Perkowitsch photo Georg PerkowitschPartner at EY Law Austria,  15 years of experience as M&A lawyer,…
Katrin  Speigner photo Katrin SpeignerHead 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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