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DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach
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Austria > Projects and energy

The ‘versatile’ projects and energy practice at DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach notably focuses on cross-boarder work, acting on concessions and project finance matters. The team, led by practice co-heads Andreas Gunst and Oskar Winkler, recently advised a project company on the development of a gas interconnector, which will run along the Serbian-Bulgarian border, through Serbia and up to the Serbian-Hungarian border. The group also assisted the IFC with the award of a concession for Beirut Airport. Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik focuses on infrastructure mandates and is ‘responsive and legally firm with a pragmatic approach‘.

Austria > Real estate

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach is particularly active in advising on financing, regularly acting for real estate investors. Practice head Oskar Winkler advised Partners Group/Greystar, a US company specialising in multi-family houses and dormitories, on the purchase of the DC 3 Tower, located in the Vienna Donau City, in a deal worth €100m.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach‘s team handles a wide range of matters, including cross-border insolvency cases, distressed acquisitions and the refinancing of comprehensive projects. The ‘proactive and hands-on‘ team is advising KBC on a restructuring relating to the insolvency of Uljanik, a Croatian shipyard, in a cross-border matter worth over €160m. The firm acts for international and domestic creditors and companies, including Raiffeisen Bank International and UniCredit Bank Austria. Oskar Winkler is the key contact.

Austria > Banking and finance

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.