Firm Profile > Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG > Vienna, Austria

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG
SCHOTTENRING 25
1010 VIENNA
Austria

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG stands out for its strength in the contentious space. It recently represented one of Austria’s leading newspapers in a dispute that resulted in a ground-breaking decision where the Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) decided that the business model used by the newspaper is valid under data protection law. The team also has a strong record advising on non-contentious matters, including assisting with the implementation of online identity verification, and regulatory obligations when entering the EU market. Practice head Lukas Feiler made partner in July 2019.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Feiler

Testimonials

They just seem to have excellent people.

Key clients

STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud) Tier 2

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG's white-collar crime practice handles the implementation and development of compliance management systems, and also assists with internal investigations and acts as defence counsel. Acting for corporations, executives and directors, Georg Krakow and 'fantastic strategist' Alexander Petsche jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Georg Krakow; Alexander Petsche

Testimonials

‘Perfect combination of expertise in legal & compliance topics.’

Legal skills specifically in matters of compliance above the average.

Excellence, experience, hands-on-mentality and feeling for the practical needs of an in-house counsel.

Alexander Petsche is a fantastic strategist and a real leader you would like to have representing you in bet-the-company situations.

Alexander Petsche – very experienced, good presenter, fair cost approach, very supportive.

Alexander Petsche – excellent and experienced as well as reachable, pragmatic approach and open communication.

Employment Tier 2

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG  solely acts for employers, advising on a range of matters from M&A support to corporate restructurings. Dr Philipp Maier heads the team, which handles work from high-profile clients such as Amazon and Austrian subsidiaries of international corporations. The practice's work includes advice on remuneration and terminations, as well as some contentious matters, such as aiding a firm in a multi-million Euro dispute against a former employee.

Practice head(s):

Dr Philipp Maier

Testimonials

‘Reliable, accurate, very committed.’

Key clients

Amazon

SimCorp

Kemira Chemicals

LEO Pharma

Serviceplan

ServiceNow

Functional Software dba Sentry B.V.

Lam Research

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG has a strong regional SEE focus and handles post-M&A disputes under the VIAC,  DIS and Swiss Rules; it also acts in disputes arising out of financial distress as well as investor-state matters. Dual-qualified (Austria and New York) Filip Boras and 'fantastic strategist' Alexander Petsche jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Filip Boras; Alexander Petsche

Testimonials

Perfect combination of expertise in legal & compliance topics.

Legal skills specifically in matters of compliance above the average.

Alexander Petsche is a fantastic strategist and a real leader you would like to have representing you in bet-the-company situations.

Alexander Petsche – excellent legal and social skills and qualities.

Alexander Petsche – excellent and experienced, reachable, pragmatic approach and open communication.

Key clients

Gavrilović

Municipality of Vlora (Albania)

Nautica Point

HIL Limited / CK Birla Group

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

With a focus on the SEE region, Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG acts for clients in disputes arising out of financial distress, restructuring and insolvency proceedings, but also handles private enforcement matters. Alexander Petsche, who has specific expertise concerning contentious distribution law, particularly termination payments and damage claims for investments, leads the commercial litigation department together with Filip Boras.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Petsche; Filip Boras

Testimonials

Their commitment, preparation and, above all, winning attitude in a ethical manner all contributed to our victory. The preparation was of the highest order.

Filip Boras was extraordinary.

Key clients

FCC Construcción S.A.

Schindler Elevator and Escalator Group

MBI & Partners U.K. Ltd. and affiliated JJW hotel companies

EU and competition Tier 3

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG covers the full spectrum of competition law and provides one-stop-shop services for cross-border work thanks to the firm's international presence. Department head Andreas Traugott and his team put a strong focus on regulated industries and competitions law compliance. Furthermore, the department has experience with matters at the intersection of antitrust and energy law and handles litigation as well as arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Traugott

Testimonials

‘The whole team performs very well as each individual’s role is clearly defined. Team members are professionals able to fully cover the topic.’ 

‘Marc Lager is an excellent antitrust lawyer. He is very responsive, smart and helpful. He has a strong understanding of our company.’

‘Andreas Traugott has been my go-to antitrust adviser for roughly a decade. He is the only one in this field that I know who can help me navigate tricky antitrust questions on the spot, provide me with a first rough estimate in minutes.’

Key clients

Schindler Elevator and Escalator Group

SIX Austria (formerly Paylife Bank)

Sappi

Husqvarna Group

Servier SA

Platinum Equity Group

Delachaux

Shell

VERBUND

Nidec Corporation

Projects and energy Tier 3

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG's practice is headed by Andreas Traugott, who has led on competition law issues relating to energy procurement matters and water rights. The team, which includes former senior case handlers of the Austrian Competition Authority, recently represented Max Energy in a regulatory discrimination complaint against the dominant energy network operator. The practice also collaborated with the corporate department to advise Shell on its acquisition of sonnen.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Traugott

Key clients

Shell

Verbund

Max Energy

TMT Tier 3

The practice at Baker McKenzie advises global and multinational clients on every aspect of TMT, with particular expertise in computer hard- and software, social media, search engines, and cloud computing, as well as data protection issues. Lukas Feiler leads the team, having previously worked as a software developer and system administrator at IT companies in Vienna, he has in-depth technical knowledge. Senior associate Martina Grama provides additional support, particularly on IP-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Feiler

Key clients

STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Banking and finance Tier 4

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG's 'very experienced and hands-on team' is led by Georg Diwok  and handles acquisition finance, refinancing and regulatory work and banking M&A issues. Following Dieter Buchberger and Wendelin Ettmayer's departure in mid-2019 to Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH (KPMG Law), the firm recruited counsel Robert Wippel from Binder Grösswang into the team in late 2019; Wippel is responsible for banking law and financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Georg Diwok

Testimonials

Baker McKenzie’s legal practice is governed by extraordinary professional expertise in the field of banking & finance and capital markets law. Extremely complex products are opined on precisely. This expertise is unique in the respective market.

Very experienced and hands-on team which helps to solve issues in an easy way, not over complicating things.

Deep expert knowledge and business understanding.

Georg Diwok is a specialist in the field. He is a proven expert in capital markets and banking transactions. He is published as well.

Key clients

s Wohnbaubank AG

UBS

Atos SE

Worldline SA

Amundi

Bank Frick

Santander Consumer Finance GmbH

Capital markets Tier 4

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG's expertise in public takeover matters has been further strengthened by the recent arrival of counsel Wolfgang Eigner, formerly head of the legal department at the Austrian Takeover Commission. Other key areas of focus include assisting with capital markets compliance issues and advising on ordinary and extraordinary general meetings of listed companies in Austria. The practice also 'has a great advantage, as they have US-certified lawyers in the team', allowing it to offer integrated US and Austrian law advice. 'Very smart lawyerEva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac is the key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac

Testimonials

This practice has a great advantage, as they have US-certified lawyers in the team. This means they provide both local and international knowledge in one person. This makes working with them quite efficient.

Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac: she is a very smart lawyer, very dedicated, combines a smart and charming approach vis-a-vis counterparties, always good to have her on your side and not on the other side.

Key clients

s Wohnbaubank AG

C-QUADRAT Investment AG

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA / FCC Construccion SA

Intellectual property Tier 4

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG counts a number of high-profile international companies as IP clients. Practice head Lukas Feiler, who was promoted to partner in July 2019, specialises in IP issues arising in the IT sector, with expertise in digital copyright and open source licensing, among other areas. Recent work for the team includes trade mark and copyright litigation for technology firms, an unfair competition dispute for an entertainment organisation, and negotiating a design infringement settlement for a luxury goods firm.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Feiler

Key clients

THQ Nordic

F.LIST GmbH

Tax Tier 4

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG's tax practice is recognised for the close cooperation between the tax and criminal law teams in fiscal criminal matters, dealing with voluntary disclosures, VAT work and customs compliance. The group also continues to be a key name for tax advice on international corporate restructurings and reorganisations as well as transfer pricing issues and wealth management mandates. Christoph Urtz leads the department.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Urtz

Key clients

Felix Baumgartner

Klaus Flügel, Flügel and Klement corporation

RHI Magnesita

Tupperware Österreich GesmbH

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG is particularly adept at handling M&A and private equity transactions for clients in the TMT, life sciences and the financial sectors. The team, under Gerhard Hermann's leadership, also acts in contentious corporate matters and is regularly asked to advise on cross-border corporate restructurings. Wendelin Ettmayer and Dieter Buchberger left to set up Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH (KPMG Law) in 2019, and Wolfgang Eigner joined from Pelzmann Gall Größ Rechtsanwälte GmbH.

Practice head(s):

Gerhard Hermann

Key clients

TA Associates

Compagnie des Alpes

Delachaux

FCC Construcción

HIL Limited

Intact GmbH and their shareholders

KLAITON Advisory GmbH and their shareholders

Linauer & Wagner group-shareholders

RE/MAX

SimCorp

SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa

Real estate Tier 5

Wolfgang Eigner joined Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG in August 2019 to head the real estate practice. His key strengths include advising on M&A and private equity transactions. The team assists with a range of real estate matters, including transactions and lease agreements, focusing particularly on the retail, urban development and tourism sectors.

Please visit https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/ to know more about our Firm.

Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Georg Diwok  photo Dr Georg Diwok
Dr Gerhard Hermann  photo Dr Gerhard Hermann
Herr Georg Krakow  photo Herr Georg Krakow
Mag Marc Lager  photo Mag Marc Lager
Mag Simone Liebmann-Slatin, MSc.  photo Mag Simone Liebmann-Slatin, MSc.
Dr Philipp Maier  photo Dr Philipp Maier
Dr Alexander Petsche  photo Dr Alexander Petsche
Dr Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac  photo Dr Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac
 Andreas Traugott  photo Andreas Traugott
Prof Dr Christoph Urtz  photo Prof Dr Christoph Urtz