Claudine Vartian > DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile
DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Offices
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DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach advises on all key areas of competition law at a national and European level. Working closely with the firm’s German and Brussels offices, the team, which is led by Claudine Vartian, is often involved in multi-jurisdictional matters and has a notable strength in matters relating to abuse of market dominance. Additionally, Vartian and counsel Florian Schuhmacher frequently assist clients with questions regarding merger control.
DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach‘s sizeable team is well equipped to handle large-scale and multi-jurisdictional proceedings, particularly under US law. In addition, the group has financial services disputes at its core, acting for Austrian and international banks. Claudine Vartian leads the commercial litigation department, which also stands out for its pro bono litigation practice. David Christian Bauer is also noted.
Under the joint leadership of Thomas Kralik and Claudine Vartian, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach‘s white-collar crime team represents financial institutions, companies and high-profile individuals in sensitive criminal disputes. Other work includes advising on crime prevention and compliance matters, in-house investigations, tax issues and fiscal criminal mandates.
DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach is recognised for its project finance work, particularly in the CEE and SEE region. The group also has a strong banking litigation practice through Armin Hendrich; his team acts for financial institutions in large disputes and investigations including US-driven investigations relating to the compliance of European banks with US and US-Iran sanctions. Oskar Winkler and Claudine Vartian jointly lead the team, which also fields Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik, who has experience in the infrastructure sector; litigator and regulatory expert David Christian Bauer, and Christoph Urbanek.
- Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - Austria
- Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud) - Austria
- Banking and finance - Austria
- EU and competition - Austria