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The firm: Lugger | Bankler is a modern, independent Austrian business law firm. The firm provides clients with personal, individual and efficient legal advice to the highest professional standards.

The firm advises national and international commercial entities, as well as public institutions in the areas of business and commercial law. It also advises private clients on commercial issues. The firm’s major practice areas are corporate, M&A, commercial, banking and finance, and dispute resolution. Further it focuses on environmental law and energy law.

Areas of practice: Corporate: the firm advises businesses of all sizes both in Austria and abroad on corporate matters. It matches its expertise to the specific needs of clients’ businesses, whether it is a small or mid-sized business or a multi-national enterprise. The firm especially advises on incorporation of companies, restructuring, preparation of shareholder meetings, board meetings and resolutions, corporate compliance, as well as, and any kind of, corporate housekeeping.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm’s lawyers assist clients in national and transnational transactions. It advises and supports clients on the acquisition and sale of companies from the letter of intent, due diligence, negotiating and drafting of the contract through to the closing. The firm also advises on strategic reorganisations, mergers and de-mergers.

Commercial: the firm offers a full spectrum of commercial legal services to national and international entities of all sizes, from start-up businesses, small and medium-sized business to the large corporate enterprises. It advises on all aspects related to the law of contracts, in particular distribution law, as well as on the restructuring of companies.

Litigation, arbitration: the firm represents national and international entities and public authorities, as well as private clients in civil proceedings before state courts and in arbitration proceedings. This is one of the firm’s core areas of practice and its services also cover preliminary remedies and enforcement of (foreign) judgments and arbitration awards. Further the firm offers a full service legal claim management for prompt and efficient debt collection.

Public administrative: the firm covers environmental law, water management, energy, trade law/trade licences, plant authorisations, waste management, representation in administrative proceedings before public authorities, and representation in proceedings before Austrian constitutional and administrative courts.

Banking and finance: the firm offers legal advice to Austrian and international financial institutions and corporates in the areas of banking and finance. The firm’s experts have many years of experience in all areas of banking supervisory law. It also advises in the area of payment services law.

Environmental: the firm provides advice in connection with all issues of environmental law. This includes, in particular, industrial plant law, water law and contamination proceedings. The firm represents clients in administrative procedures before public authorities and before the Austrian Administrative and Constitutional Court.

Energy: the firm provides advice to national and international companies in the field of energy law. It represents clients before administrative authorities and courts in all issues of energy law.

Employment: the firm advises Austrian and international clients on all areas of labour law. It provides assistance in drafting and negotiating employment agreements, agreements for boards of directors and managing directors and shop agreements. The firm advises on labour-related matters in the course of company acquisitions and restructuring measures.

Real estate: the firm advises clients on real estate transactions of any kind and size. It especially assists in purchasing and selling properties and in development of condominiums. The firm also provides advice on all aspects of tenancy and residential property law. Its key areas also include landlord-tenant disputes and assistance with claim management.

  • Contacts

  • Kersten Bankler

  • Stefanie Lugger

  • Number of lawyers: 4
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Turkish

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