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Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH fields a CEE data protection team with a strong skill set in data transfer, GDPR implementation, cloud computing and online payment systems. The group is led by Andreas Schütz, who is particularly sought after by IT, telecoms and food sector clients. Associate Christopher Bakier excels in data protection matters in the health sector.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Schütz

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

TNT (Express) Austria

ZGONC Handel GmbH

Vorwerk & Co KG

Pirelli Österreich GmbH

Nestlé Österreich GmbH


Great Lenghts Haarvertriebs GmbH

FRONERI Austria GmbH

IKEA of Sweden AB

Sky Österreich Fernsehen GmbH

Dr. A. & L. Schmidgall GmbH & Co

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

Elektra Bregenz Aktiengesellschaft

Casper Sleep GmbH

Eilenberger Consulting

Fielmann GmbH

Hill International GmbH


ARGO Personalentwicklung Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Norske Skog Industrier ASA

kununu GmbH

Eilenberger Consulting SteuerberatungsgmbH

Haberkorn Holding AG

Haberkorn GmbH

Claus Haberkorn

Familie Haberkorn Privatstiftung

GroupM OG

Davinci Lab OG

Alois Dallmayr OHGr

Wolters Kluwer CENTRAL EUROPE Beteiligungsgesellschaft m. b. H.

Unified Logic

Fette Compacting GmbH

Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel GmbH

HoReCA Digital GmbH

Theater der Jugend

Tyrol Equity AG

Punto Fa, S.L (Mango)

Cythus EXQUIRE Pharmaforschungs GmbH

„Dach und Wand“ Handels GmbH

Tiffany & Co

Urban Massage Limited

Agrana Juice Holding GmbH

Agrana Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft

Bearing Point GmbH

Salonmeister GmbH (Treatwell)

Roland Spedition GmbH

ISO Leadership GmbH

Lafarge Perlmooser GmbH

Lafarge Perlmooser AG

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH

Perlmooser Beton GmbH

Prema Autozubehör Handelsgesllschaft m. b. H.

Ricoh Europe PLC

Ricoh Austria GmbH

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG

KGAL Asset Management Österreich GmbH

Nuance Communications, Inc.

Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH


Stanton Chase International

Angelini Group


Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Elektra Bregenz AG

Panasonic Electric Works Austria GmbH

LexisNexis Verlag ARD ORAC GmbH & Co KG


Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd

ALSO Austria GmbH

Atradius Credit Insurance

Axa France IARD Societe Anonyme

Bierwirth & Kluth Hotel Management GmbH

Salamantex GmbH

Austria > Employment Tier 3

The employment practice at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a core focus on advisory work. Wolfgang Kapek, who is renowned for his whistleblowing expertise, heads the practice. Together with his team, he is also active in cross-border matters and collective labour law.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek

Other key lawyers:


Fast, friendly, client-oriented.’

‘The expertise and in particular the bundled expertise is very strong, up-to-date and often ahead of news. As clients, we appreciate this proactiveness which is crucial and helps us to be most efficient.’

Key clients


Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

DSV Österreich Spedition GmbH / PANALPINA Welttransport Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Landesholding Burgenland GmbH

Europäisches Forum Alpbach

Lafarge Holcim

Panasonic Electric Works Austria GmbH


Bitpanda GmbH

Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Austria GmbH

Wiener Medizinische Akademie Kongreß GmbH (WMA)

SThree GmbH


GroupM OG, MediaCom – die Kommunikationsagentur GmbH

Tyrolit Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.

Eisbär Beteiligungs GmbH

eismann Tiefkühl-Heimservice GmbH



Leykam Let’s Print Holding AG

Europapier Austria GmbH

Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH

Austria > EU and competition Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is particularly prominent in merger work, penalty proceedings and ongoing competition law advice, where it largely acts for clients in the retail as well as construction and building materials industries. Martin Eckel heads the CEE competition group and focuses on multi-jurisdictional merger control and filings. He receives key support from senior associate David Konrath in all areas of competition law.

Practice head(s):

Martin Eckel

Other key lawyers:


‘Besides the fact that the Taylor Wessing Competition Team is highly experienced in antitrust, merger control and compliance matters, one of the strengths is its long-standing stable team composition as well as constant growth. Furthermore, the team is regularly representing clients in very complex merger control proceedings.’

‘Martin Eckel as well as David Konrath are top experts in the field of competition law with profound knowledge, paired with superb response time and a hands-on approach.’

Key clients

REWE Group

LafargeHolcim Group

Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club

Tyrolit AG

Binca Group

Pharmig – Verband der pharmazeutischen Industrie Österreichs

Heinzel Group

GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH

Europapier Austria GmbH

Pernod Ricard Austria GmbH

grosso holding Gesellschaft mbH



Kirchdorfer Industries Group

Demeter Österreich

Julius Blum GmbH

reifencom GmbH

“Ring” International Holding AG

ZGONC Handel GmbH

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles various insolvency-related matters, such as asset purchases and claim assertions for creditors. Team head Susanne Fruhstorfer also routinely acts as an insolvency administrator.

Practice head(s):

Susanne Fruhstorfer


Competent lawyers with international connections.

Susanne Fruhstorfer has deep knowledge in restructuring and insolvency law. She supports pragmatic solutions. Her advice and services are very helpful.

Key clients

SBI Mechatronik GmbH / Lohia Group

Immopro Immobilienentwicklung GmbH

AZvin Global Trading & Construction Company GmbH

Freiraum – Büro für Spiel, Sport und Reisen, Spielwarenhandel Gesellschaft m.b.H,

Broadway NYC Fashion GmbH

WENS Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.

WienWert Getreidemarkt 10 Immobilienbesitz GmbH

Erste Bank

KGAL Asset Management Österreich GmbH

Sparkasse Neunkirchen

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 4

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH specialises in cross-border litigation - with a focus on the CEE and SEE region - and follows an interdisciplinary approach. Practice head Wolfgang Kapek has a focus on employment-related disputes. With the arrival of Ivo Deskovic, who joined the firm in February 2020 from Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH, the team increased its strength in representing financial sector clients in various proceedings including mass litigation. Other sectors include construction, engineering and retail.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek


The team handles complex and demanding cases, often involving multiple parties and jurisdictions. We are satisfied and impressed with their competences.

Concise, uncomplicated, high-professional competence, very structured approach, clear language – written and spoken.

Limited to the essential, no digressions.

Great responsiveness, excellent partner availability and impressive strategic thinking combined with attention to tactics.

They are very well prepared to provide legal assistance remotely.

All their lawyers are great to work with. On the financial side, we should emphasise their transparent billing and great value for money.’

Ivo Deskovic is a great strategist who combines excellent legal skills with a pragmatic approach and the ability to find the best solutions for clients.

Stefan Turic impresses with his vast experience, no-nonsense approach and responsiveness.

Key clients

Debitos GmbH

AAB Bank (former Meinl Bank)

LimeBike Germany GmbH

NADA Nationa l A nti Dopin g Agency

Pirelli Tyre S.p.a

Bitpanda GmbH

A1 Telekom Austria Aktiengesellschaft



Lafarge Perlmooser GmbH (part of LafargeHolcim)


Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG

Infront Sports & Media

Ceskoslovenska obchodná banka, a.s

City of Banská Bystrica


Derag Livinghotels AG + Co. KG

ANEXIA (part of ANX Holding)

ACE European Group Limited


Pisek Vitli Krpan d.o.o.

AP&P Export & Consulting GmbH

Eternit Werke Ludwig Hatschek GmbH

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 4

The intellectual property practice at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is jointly headed by Martin Prohaska-Marchried, who focuses on unfair competition issues, trade mark and copyrights; Dieter Natlacen, who handles arbitration as well as licensing; and Andreas Schütz, who advises on matters at the intersection of IP and IT law.

Practice head(s):

Martin Prohaska-Marchried; Dieter Natlacen; Andreas Schütz


‘Fast and accurate responses to my questions. – Despite the short reaction time well argued. – Good personal relationship with Martin Prohaska.’

‘My main contact is Martin Prohaska and I enjoy to work with him. The main reasons are his fast and accurate response time, his personal Integrity, the ideas he brings to my business and his advice on which lawyer in which country could help on topics outside his practice. ’

‘We have been working with Taylor Wessing and in particular Partner Martin Prohaska-Marchried for many, many years and have always been most happy with this cooperation.’

‘The firm has in-depth knowledge of the food & beverage as well as the retail industry which makes our cooperation even more smooth.’

‘In IP, Partner Martin Prohaska-Marchried is our main point of contact and has been so for many years. We value his very pragmatic view of things which often leads to quick solutions rather than lengthy processes’

Key clients

Österr. Handelsverband (Austrian Trade Association)

Vamed Engineering GmbH

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Badev IT e.U.

MAN Truck & Bus AG

Nestlé Switzerland

ÖAMTC (Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club)

Heinzel Group

ADEG Österreich Handelsaktiengesellschaft

acccoi partners GmbH

Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys Choir)

Bergverlag Rother

Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg

Europapier Austria GmbH (Part of Heinzel Group)

Zellstoff Pöls AG (Part of Heinzel Group)

Laakirchen Papier AG (Part of Heinzel Group)

Great Lengths Haarvertriebs GmbH

Eternit Österreich GmbH

Develey Senf & Feinkost GmbH

Cyberport GmbH

Also Austria GmbH

Fronius International GmbH

Österreichische Apotheker-Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Angelini Pharma

NIKE European Operations Netherlands B.V.

Neudoerfler Office Systems GmbH

Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

Haberkorn GmbH

Dr. Schär AG


MHA Reinhard Müller HandelsgmbH

CodeSeeder KG

Graphisoft Deutschland GmbH

Adeg Österreich Handelsaktiengesellschaft

Primavera Life GmbH

Altigi GmbH (Goodgame Studios)

Nespresso Österreich GmbH & Co OHG

SKY Österreich Fernsehen GmbH

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH

Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

Austria > Tax Tier 4

Innovative tax structures for transactions are a notable strength of the department at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which has an additional foothold in private wealth tax advice. Practice head Michaela Petritz-Klar is an international tax specialist with significant knowledge of reorganisation, M&A and private equity matters.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Petritz-Klar


‘Very friendly, professional and creative.’

‘Very pleasant, friendly, good listener, very professional.’

Key clients

WeFox Group


Austria > Banking and finance Tier 5

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH focuses on cross-border work, which the team led by corporate and acquisition finance expert Claudia Steegmüller routinely handles in close cooperation with various other offices within the firm's network. Much of its work lies at the intersection with corporate and M&A, where the group advises clients - most notably borrowers but also banks - on the financing structures of such transactions but it is also well equipped to guide clients through contentious and regulatory matters. Its litigation offering was recently strengthened by the arrival of Ivo Deskovic in 2020, while Peter Solt boosted the team's real estate finance capabilities. Both joined from Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH.

Practice head(s):

Claudia Steegmüller

Key clients


Bayerische Landesbank


Credit Suisse AG

VR Bank Niederbayern-Oberpfalz

Raiffeisenbank Fehring

Erste Group Bank AG


Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH assists clients with all stages of the corporate lifecycle. Thanks to the firm's regional outreach, the department, which is headed by Raimund Cancola, often advises on European transactions, especially in the CEE region. Philip Hoflehner takes the lead on several matters, particularly those concerning venture capital and private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Raimund Cancola

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Wefox Group Plus AG / FinanceApp AG

DKV Mobility Services Group

amedes group

The Rohatyn Group

Österreichische Apotheker-Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Norske Skog AS / Norske Skog Bruck GmbH


REWE Group

Eternit Österreich GmbH / Swisspearl Group




Swarovski shareholders

AviaRent Invest AG


UBM Development AG

Walstead Group

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Competition, EU and trade
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
Private client
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Raimund Cancola photo Dr Raimund Cancola Raimund Cancola is Managing Partner and Head of Corporate / M&A at…
 Ivo Deskovic photo Ivo Deskovic Ivo Deskovic is a partner in the Disputes & investigations team. His…
Mag Martin Eckel  photo Mag Martin Eckel Martin Eckel is a partner and Head of Competition, EU and Trade…
Dr Susanne Fruhstorfer  photo Dr Susanne Fruhstorfer Susanne Fruhstorfer is a partner and Head of Restructuring & Corporate Recovery…
Mag Allan Hahn  photo Mag Allan Hahn Allan Hahn is a senior associate and a member of the Banking…
MMag Philip Hoflehner  photo MMag Philip Hoflehner Philip Hoflehner is a partner at Taylor Wessing Vienna. He advises national…
Mag Wolfgang Kapek  photo Mag Wolfgang Kapek Wolfgang Kapek is a partner at Taylor Wessing Vienna and heads the…
Mag David Konrath  photo Mag David Konrath David Konrath is a Senior associate and a member of the Competition,…
Dr Dieter Natlacen  photo Dr Dieter Natlacen Dieter Natlacen is a partner and CEE Head of the industry group…
 Walter Pöschl  photo Walter Pöschl Walter Pöschl is a partner and advises numerous national and international employers…
Dr Michaela Petritz-Klar  photo Dr Michaela Petritz-Klar Michaela Petritz-Klar is a partner and head of the Tax team in…
Dr Martin Prohaska-Marchried  photo Dr Martin Prohaska-Marchried Martin Prohaska-Marchried is a partner and Head of the IP team at…
Mag Brigitte Sammer  photo Mag Brigitte Sammer Brigitte Sammer is a partner and member of the Corporate as well…
Mag Andreas Schütz  photo Mag Andreas Schütz Andreas Schütz is a partner and a member of the IP/IT team…
 Peter Solt photo Peter Solt Peter Solt is recognized for his experience in Real estate & construction,…
Mag Claudia Steegmueller  photo Mag Claudia Steegmueller Claudia Steegmüller is Managing Partner and Head of Banking & Finance at…
Mag Stefan Turic  photo Mag Stefan Turic Stefan Turic is a partner and a member of the Litigation &…
Dr Georg Walderdorff  photo Dr Georg Walderdorff Georg Walderdorff is a partner and was a founding member of e|n|w|c…
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
Contacts : Raimund Cancola
Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw

Taylor Wessing advised MLP Group on the next bond issue

The Warsaw team of the international law firm Taylor Wessing provided comprehensive legal advice to MLP Group S.A., one of the leading developers of logistics and production space, in connection with the public offering of bonds for EUR 20 million and their introduction to trading on the alternative market Catalyst.