Practice areas

Real estate

We are advising on real estate contracts, establishing commonhold, leasing land and flats as well as businesses. Additionally, we focus on construction law and tenancy law litigation as well as on registration of real estate transactions in the land register.

  • Drafting, implementing and registering of real estate contracts (purchase, swap, gift, transfer, commonhold, etc.)
  • Construction law and contracts
  • Lease contracts on private and business premises
  • Tenancy litigation
  • Land register law, law on servitudes

Law of inheritance and estate planning

Due to numerous legal and tax peculiarities, a timely and far-sighted estate planning is crucial . We advise you on tailored implementation regarding your assets.

  • Law of inheritance
  • Division of heritage
  • Contracts of transfer
  • Establishing and advising private foundations
  • Establishing, registering and custody of wills
  • Representation in hereditary proceedings in and out of court.

Litigation

Be it construction claims, insurance law, warranties or torts. We understand our clients’ businesses and strive to assert your claims. In this regard, we are transparently informing you on opportunities and risks.

  • Representation in court proceedings, in particular construction law, warranties, tort claims, commonhold and tenancy law.
  • Claims arising from accidents (injury awards)
  • Enforcement of claims

Corporate

It may be crucial for a business’ success to choose the suitable legal form and to adapt agreements to the pertaining requirements. Apart from establishing new businesses and the on-going advice on corporate law matters, we also have substantive experience regarding restructurings and drafting shareholder agreements and general terms and conditions.

  • Establishment, on-going adivce and liquidation of companies and other entities (private foundations, associations)
  • On-going corporate advice and representation, in particular drafting, negotiation and review of contracts/general terms and conditions
  • Drafting and review of distribution, franchise, supply and commission agreements
  • Corporate restructurings, in particular mergers, contributions and spin-offs
  • Corporate finance (capital increase and decrease)

Banking and capital markets

We are advising and representing banks, investment firms, insurers and other institutional investors in different areas of banking and capital markets.

  • Bank and insurance contracts
  • Representation in proceedings with the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) and Austrian courts
  •  Anti-money laundering issues
  • Marketing and compliance regarding
  • UCITS funds and alternative investments funds under AIFMD
  • Drafting of prospectuses for securities and investment funds

Matrimonial and family law

We are advising in connection with alimony, divorce and division of assets as well as re drafting of  pre-nuptial agreements allowing to adjust rights and obligations from a marriage to your specific needs.

Insolveny and restructurings

We have substantive experience regarding corporate financial recovery and private insolvencies. We are advising on recovery options as well as on liability and avoidance issues.

  • Advice and representation in corporate and private insolvency and recovery proceedings.
  • Acting as bankruptcy trustee

Criminal law

We are focussing on criminal defence, appeals in criminal matters and representation of victims.

Regulatory

Regulation is becoming increasingly confusing. At the same time, infringements are triggering severe fines. We are your advisor regarding public law issues and safeguard your interests.

  • Data protection
  • Public procurement
  • Water law
  • Construction law, trade law
  • Representation in proceedings with public authorities, administrative tribunals as well as the Austrian constitutional and administrative court.