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Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

At Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH, 'the team's structure is centered on efficiency, transparency and commerciality'. Practice head Andreas Schütz advises clients on the full spectrum of unfair competition and IT law and is a 'well-known expert in data protection.' Among the standout team members is associate Christopher Bakier, who assists Schütz on matters relating to IT law, as well offering advice related to data protection and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Schütz

Other key lawyers:


‘The data protection team gives us advice on every aspect of our business, with a focus on the implementation of data protection regulations. The team, like other Taylor Wessing teams, has a strong, effective, on-point, and pragmatic partner leadership. The team’s structure is centered on efficiency, transparency and commerciality, which truly distinguishes them from other firms. Another evidence of Taylor Wessing’s excellent leadership and the strength of its teams is incredibly effective and straightforward communication. They are also constantly on the lookout for new trends and innovations in the market.’

‘Andreas Schütz and Christopher Bakier truly combine proactiveness, business acumen, and practical counsel in a brilliant way. Andreas is a well-known expert in data protection, and he always performs above and beyond to uphold his stellar reputation.’

Key clients

„Dach und Wand“ Handels GmbH

Agrana Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft

ALSO Austria GmbH

Angelini Group

Axa France IARD Societe Anonyme

Da Vinci Lab OG

Die Menu-Manufaktur GmbH

Easy Park

Elektra Bregenz AG

Fielmann GmbH

Functional Software GmbH

Great Lenghts Haarvertriebs GmbH

GroupM OG

Haberkorn GmbH

Haberkorn Holding AG

Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd

Immobilien Deutinger GmbH

Lafarge Perlmooser AG

Lafarge Perlmooser GmbH

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH

Nestlé Österreich GmbH

Nespresso Österreich GmbH & Co OHG

NEW WORK AUSTRIA XING kununu Prescreen GmbH

Norske Skog Industrier ASA

Österreichische Apotheker-Verlagsges.m.b.H.

Perlmooser Beton GmbH

Pirelli Österreich GmbH

Ricoh Austria GmbH

Ricoh Europe PLC

Ruggable LLC

Salonmeister GmbH (Treatwell)

Shiseido Group

SHOW FACTORY Entertainment GmbH

Tyrol Equity AG

Urban Massage Limited

Valentino S.p.A.

Volkshilfe Wien Gemeinnützige Betriebs-GmbH

Vorwerk & Co KG

Workiva Inc.


Work highlights

  • Advised Easypark Group on the implementation of data protection requirements, data protection issues concerning a new app advice in connection with all data protection matters regarding Austrian data protection regulations.
  • Advised Nespresso Österreich GmbH & Co OHG on the implementation of data protection requirements and provides advice in connection with all data protection matters.

Austria > Employment Tier 3

The employment team at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH leverages its strong presence in the CEE region to handle a wide range of employment mandates with cross-border elements. Practice head Wolfgang Kapek stands out for his expertise in whistleblowing and compliance matters. Brigitte Sammer is a key contact for consumer and retail employment matters, while Walter Pöschl specialises in remuneration systems in banks and social security law. Issues brought up by the Covid-19 pandemic, including health and safety measures, have become a recognised specialism for the group.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek

Other key lawyers:

Walter Pöschl; Brigitte Sammer


‘Collaboration with the firm is very smooth and our issues are always solved fast and in the best manner.’

‘Wolfgang Kapek is well connected and knows the practice in the market by having deep insight and knowledge. What I like most is that he is extremly fast in connecting the dots.’

‘I think I could call Wolfgang Kapek at any time, he is either immediatelly available or calling back very fast. Excellent support which suits very well our business and our company culture. Best fit.’

Key clients


Ring International Holding

Keyence International

Association for the Promotion of International Development and Stability (APIDS)

Universal Laser Systems GmbH

CoachHub GmbH

TTI Techtronic Industries EMEA Limited

GR (Gebrüder Riha) Group



Litmus Automation Inc.

Riese & Müller GmbH

Functional Software / Sentry

Mitel Networks (International) Limited

Landgard Group

„Show Factory“ Entertainment GmbH

CREDIT SUISSE (LUXEMBOURG) S.A., Zweigniederlassung Österreich

TTTech Computertechnik AG

Möller Feuerfesttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Shockwave Medical, Inc.

Concept Cool Vertriebsgesellschaft m.b.H / binca group


Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

T-Systems Austria GesmbH

Jafra Cosmetics Handelsgesellschaft mbH

IES Abroad Institute for the International Education of Students

W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

Holmes Place Wien GmbH

CYATHUS EXQUIRERE PharmaforschungsGmbH

Atradius Kreditversicherung, Zweigniederlassung der Atradius Crédito y Caución S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros

Lafarge Holcim

Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

Panasonic Electric Works Austria GmbH



Tyrolit Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.



Leykam Let’s Print Holding AG

Europapier Austria GmbH

Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH

DSV Air & Sea GmbH

Theater der Jugend

Work highlights

  • Advised TTI on the conclusion of several cross-border bonus agreements between group members, as well as assisting with the preparation of an international ESG report as part of the client’s internal compliance requirements.
  • Advised Vorwerk on the transition of its entire workforce to a new salary scheme.
  • Advising Nestlé on issues concerning the emergency situation in Ukraine, including assisting with the relocation of Ukrainian employees to the client’s premises in Austria.

Austria > EU and competition Tier 3

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides a broad competition, EU and trade offering, assisting clients with antitrust and penalty issues, dawn raids, FDI screenings, compliance management and multi-jurisdictional merger filings. The group, headed by Martin Eckel, also acts in cartel investigations and represents clients before the Austrian Competition Authority and cartel courts. Most recently, the team has been expanding its expertise in the area of whistleblowing.

Practice head(s):

Martin Eckel

Key clients

REWE Group

LafargeHolcim Group

Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club

Österreichische Apotheker-Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Heinzel Group

Europapier Austria GmbH


Work highlights

  • Advising Heinzel Group on the acquisition of UPM-Kymmene Austria,  including assisting with merger control notification requirements in five jurisdictions (Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine).

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Among the diverse workload of mandates undertaken at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH are insolvency administration, distressed M&A, and insolvency litigation. Practice head Susanne Fruhstorfer is an experienced insolvency lawyer and administrator, and is also a standout team member when it comes to litigious issues. Fruhstorfer has recently been working particularly actively in the real estate sector.

Practice head(s):

Susanne Fruhstorfer

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Howadt

Key clients

Alpha ESI GmbH

Josef Jakubek Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Ing. Josef Himmel

Stroili Stone GmbH

Peonies Wellness GmbH

MMS Holding s.r.o.

Mladen Bodenmontage GmbH

APLIS bau GmbH

CULTUS Trading GmbH

Power Diagnostic Services Austria GmbH


WAAW Architektur und Projektmanagement GmbH

HD Consulting & Communications GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising ALPHA ESI on the insolvency of the operator of multiple nursing homes owned by the client in Styria.
  • Acting as insolvency administrator in Stroili Stone’s insolvency proceedings.
  • Acting as insolvency administrator in MMS Holding‘s insolvency proceedings.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 4

Due to its strong cross-border presence, most notably in the CEE and SEE regions, Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is well placed to handle a wide range of multi-jurisdictional commercial and corporate cases. Headed by Wolfgang Kapek, the practice predominantly represents clients in disputes relating to banking and finance, IP, real estate and restructuring issues.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek

Other key lawyers:

Dieter Natlacen; Ivo Deskovic; Stefan Turic; Martin Prohaska-Marchried; Susanne Fruhstorfer

Key clients

The Change Group Wechselstuben GmbH

MABA Fertighaus GmbH

Stroili Stone GmbH

Realbesitz – Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Slovenska sporitelna a.s

HD Consulting & Communications GmbH

Debitos GmbH

AAB Bank (former Meinl Bank)

NADA National Anti-Doping Agency

Pirelli Tyre S.p.a

A1 Telekom Austria Aktiengesellschaft


Lafarge Perlmooser GmbH (part of LafargeHolcim)

Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG

Ceskoslovenska obchodná banka, a.s

City of Banská Bystrica


ANEXIA (part of ANX Holding)


Pisek Vitli Krpan d.o.o.

Eternit Werke Ludwig Hatschek GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing clients who had deposited funds with Commerzialbank Mattersburg im Burgenland, which was officially closed and declared insolvent in 2020 due to fraud.

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 4

The IP team at Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is able to support clients in a broad range of IP matters, both commercial and litigious, and advises on a number of specialist areas, including art, video game, gambling and biotechnology law. Practice head Martin Prohaska-Marchried focuses on trade mark and copyright infringement, in addition to unfair competition. Dieter Natlacen is an arbitration and licensing specialist with strong ties to the Italian market, while Andreas Schütz is experienced in handling IP matters pertaining to the IT sector.

Practice head(s):

Martin Prohaska-Marchried

Other key lawyers:

Dieter Natlacen; Andreas Schütz

Key clients

Candy Connection Foods

Vetter Slovakia spol s.r.o

Daibau doo

Srysty Holdings Inc

Innerio Heat Exchanger GmbH

Rupert Fertinger GmbH

Reuters News Agency

cdb-sales KG

Storch Malerwerkzeuge & Profigeräte GmbH

Eisbär Sportmoden GmbH – a group company of Tyrol Equity AG

Österreichischer Handelsverband (Austrian Trade Association)

Vamed Engineering GmbH

Tyrol Equity AG

Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

ÖAMTC (Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club)

Heinzel Group

ADEG Österreich Handelsaktiengesellschaft

Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys Choir)

Bergverlag Rother GmbH

Weingut Stift Klosterneuburg

Europapier Austria GmbH (Part of Heinzel Group)

Develey Senf & Feinkost GmbH

Develey Holding GmbH & Co Beteiligungs KG

Mautner Markhof Feinkost GmbH

Zellstoff Pöls AG (Part of Heinzel Group)

Laakirchen Papier AG (Part of Heinzel Group)

Great Lengths Haarvertriebs GmbH

Eternit Österreich GmbH

Cyberport GmbH

Also Austria GmbH

Fronius International GmbH

Österreichische Apotheker-Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Angelini Pharma

NADA – Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Austria GmbH

NIKE European Operations Netherlands B.V.

Neudoerfler Office Systems GmbH

Tyrol Equity AG

Vorwerk Austria GmbH & Co KG

Haberkorn GmbH

NEW WORK AUSTRIA XING kununu Prescreen GmbH

Nespresso Österreich GmbH & Co OHG

Austria > Tax Tier 4

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is particularly strong in relation to tax litigation, and clients benefit from the cross-practice approach of the firm. A large part of practice head Michaela Petritz-Klar‘s work is the representation of clients in tax audit and appeal proceedings, but she is also described by one client as ‘one of the most skilled experts on the market when it comes to large-scale transactions and intricate tax structuring‘.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Petritz-Klar


‘Very competent and fast completion.’

‘Michaela Petritz-Klar was very service-oriented and competent. She immediately generated the necessary trust in her skills.’

‘What sets Michaela Petriz-Klar apart is that she is both a tax lawyer and tax advisor. She is one of the most skilled experts on the market when it comes to large-scale transactions and intricate tax structuring. Her military precision saves you a lot of headaches in the future.’

‘Michaela Petriz-Klar is a brilliant, seasoned tax lawyer with a special skillset that more than exceeds the industry standard.’

‘Quick responses to calls. Prompt appointments.’

‘Excellent cooperation with both partners and specialists in our case.’

Key clients

The Change Group

SET Ventures

Emerald Technology Ventures

Work highlights

  • Representing the Change Group in litigation proceedings against the funding agency set up by the Austrian Republic for granting Covid-19-related aid.
  • Advising Emerald Technology Ventures, as lead investor, on Austrian corporate and tax issues relating to its first investment and transaction in Austria in the course of a Series A investment round in enspired, an Austrian start-up.
  • Advised Set Ventures, as lead investor, on Austrian tax issues relating to its first Austrian investment and transaction on the Austrian market as part of a series A investment round in Easelink.

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 5

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s team is led by Claudia Steegmüller, whose acquisition finance prowess is especially acute on the borrower side. The team more widely is known for its work advising borrowers on cross-border syndicated loan and bond financings. Philip Hoflehner handles multinational transactions as well as the complex financing aspects of these transactions, and also advises clients on regulatory issues relating to banking and securities law.

Practice head(s):

Claudia Steegmüller

Other key lawyers:


‘Very capable and experienced team. Their negotiation of financing documentation benefits from an analytical and pragmatic approach, focusing on identifying issues that are relevant in the specific matter and finding practical solutions to them.’

‘Philip Hoflehner is an excellent banking and finance partner who has consistently delivered advice of the highest quality over a number of years, including on several complex multi-party financing arrangements. He is always hands-on and dedicated to move the process ahead in an efficient manner. A highly valued legal adviser.’

Key clients


Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Bank of America Merill Lynch




Erste Group Bank AG

Hamburg Commercial Bank AG


Norske Skog

PNC Bank

Raiffeisenbank Region Fehring

VR Bank Niederbayern – Oberpfalz

Walstead Leykam Druck


Work highlights

  • Advising Credit Suisse on the “referral deal” with Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Österreich) AG and on the subsequent wind-down and closure of the Austrian business and/or the Austrian branch.
  • Advising Norske Skog on the project financing for the conversion of a newsprint paper machine to the production of sustainable packaging papers at the Austrian site Bruck an der Mur.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Described as a ‘a true local, regional and international powerhouse‘, Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH's practice is led by Raimund Cancola, whose experience in cross-border transactions is a key asset to the team. The firm’s bench strength has been bolstered by the addition of Philipp Zumbo, who recently joined the team from Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners and has a deep knowledge of matters relating to the enforcement of shareholders’ rights.

Practice head(s):

Raimund Cancola

Other key lawyers:


‘Taylor Wessing’s corporate team is a true local, regional and international powerhouse. They are dedicated, sophisticated, business savvy and up to date on the latest trends and technologies. They use their international network to the advantage of their clients, always being diligent, clear, and structured. Their strength lies in building trusting and long-lasting relationships, which distinguishes them from other competitors. A fantastic combination of brainpower and skill, as well as value for money.’

‘Claudia Steegmüller is our first point of contact for all corporate and commercial law matters, as well as M&A transactions. She is a brilliant lawyer with the knowledge and ability to handle a variety of issues that fall outside the purview of her areas of expertise while still providing the highest calibre of service.’

Key clients

Campfire Solutions GmbH

Career Partner GmbH

Hyper Ventures

SET Ventures

Ross Video Ltd.



amedes group



DKV Mobility Services Group

Encavis AG

Eternit Österreich GmbH / Swisspearl Group




Körber Group


Nestlé SA / Nestlé Österreich GmbH / Nespresso

Norske Skog AS / Norske Skog Bruck GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised German Encavis AG on its recent follow-up deal with Austria’s largest regional energy provider Wien Energie.
  • Advised Eternit / Swisspearl on its sale of Dach & Wand to an SPV of the Stark Group.
  • Advising Temasek Holdings on a cross-border investment as part of a series B investment round in Waterdrop Microdrink GmbH, an Austrian company specialised in the development, production and distribution of food supplement products.

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.

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Christopher  Bakier photo Mag Christopher Bakier Christopher is a Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing Vienna, who specialises in…
Raimund Cancola photo Dr Raimund Cancola Raimund Cancola is Managing Partner and Head of Corporate / M&A at…
Ivo Deskovic photo Mag Ivo Deskovic Ivo Deskovic is a partner in the Disputes & investigations team. His…
Martin Eckel photo Mag Martin Eckel Martin Eckel is a partner and Head of Competition, EU and Trade…
Susanne Fruhstorfer photo Dr Susanne Fruhstorfer Susanne Fruhstorfer is a partner and Head of Restructuring & Corporate Recovery…
Allan Hahn photo Mag Allan Hahn Allan Hahn is a senior associate and a member of the Banking…
Philip Hoflehner photo MMag Philip Hoflehner Philip Hoflehner is a partner at Taylor Wessing Vienna. He advises national…
Andreas Howadt photo Andreas Howadt Andreas is a senior associate and a member of the Restructuring &…
Wolfgang Kapek photo Mag Wolfgang Kapek Wolfgang Kapek is a partner at Taylor Wessing Vienna and heads the…
Ines Ljeskavica-Jergovic photo Mag Ines Ljeskavica-Jergovic Ines is a counsel specialising in dispute resolution in Vienna. Her focus…
Dieter Natlacen photo Dr Dieter Natlacen Dieter Natlacen is a partner and CEE Head of the industry group…
Michaela Petritz-Klar photo Dr Michaela Petritz-Klar Michaela Petritz-Klar is a partner and head of the Tax team in…
Sandra Popp photo Mag Sandra Popp Sandra is a senoir associate at Taylor Wessing.  Sandra is a member…
Walter Pöschl photo Mag Walter Pöschl Walter Pöschl is a partner and advises numerous national and international employers…
Martin Prohaska-Marchried photo Dr Martin Prohaska-Marchried Martin Prohaska-Marchried is a partner and Head of the IP team at…
Silvia Schenner photo Mag iur Silvia Schenner Silvia is a senior associate at Taylor Wessing, and a member of…
Andreas Schütz photo Mag Andreas Schütz Andreas Schütz is a partner and a member of the IP/IT team…
Peter Solt photo Mag Peter Solt Peter Solt is recognized for his experience in Real estate & construction,…
Claudia Steegmueller photo Mag Claudia Steegmueller Claudia Steegmüller is Managing Partner and Head of Banking & Finance at…
Erik Steiner photo Mag Erik Steiner Erik is a distinguished and integral member of the IT/IP practice group…
Martina  Stranzinger photo Mag Martina Stranzinger Martina is a senior associate at Taylor Wessing. Martina specialises in dispute…
Iman Torabia photo Dr Iman Torabia Iman is a Counsel as well as an attorney at law and…
Stefan Turic photo Mag Stefan Turic Stefan Turic is a partner and a member of the Litigation &…
Georg Walderdorff photo Dr Georg Walderdorff Georg Walderdorff is a partner and was a founding member of e|n|w|c…
Tuğçe  Yalçın photo Mag Dr Tuğçe Yalçın Tuğçe is a dual-qualified lawyer (Attorney at Law in Austria and Solicitor…
Philipp Zumbo photo Dr Philipp Zumbo Philipp is a Partner at Taylor Wessing Vienna. Philipp is known for…
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
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