Freshfields in Austria
We are the only law firm in Austria that has a strong local offering but also works truly globally.
Our Vienna office gives domestic and international legal advice with one aim: to help clients achieve their objectives. We cover all practice disciplines and sectors, with particular strengths in M&A, finance, international dispute resolution, sanctions, family-owned businesses, restructuring, as well as technology, media and telecoms.
Many lawyers in the Vienna office have international roots, particularly in central and eastern Europe, in addition to being licensed to practice in the most important European jurisdictions, Australia, England and the US. We not only overcome language barriers but also act as a bridge across international borders in order to provide superior worldwide service.
Rooted in local expertise and an excellent network throughout the region, the Vienna office provides a powerful link to central and eastern Europe, as well as offering support in Iran, China, and other emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.
Outstanding legal knowledge that extends beyond national boundaries, a cohesive team spirit, cultural awareness, and a deep understanding of business markets empowers us to give clients unmatched Freshfields-standard advice that is 'made in Austria'.
Advising Vonovia, a Frankfurt-listed German residential real estate company, on the voluntary takeover bid for BUWOG, an Austrian real estate company listed on the Vienna, Frankfurt and Warsaw stock exchanges, for €3.6bn.
Advising Air Berlin PLC, Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (Air Berlin) and its subsidiary, NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, on the sale of substantially all of their respective assets.
Advising Hutchison Drei Austria on the acquisition of Tele2 Austria, part of Tele2 group, for a consideration of up to €95m. The deal started as an auction process, but became bilateral once agreement on the main perimeters was reached.
Advising Multi-Color Corporation, based in the US city of Cincinnati, on its acquisition of the labels business of Constantia Flexibles Group, with the deal valued at approximately $1.3bn.
Advising LG Electronics and LG Corporation on their joint acquisition of the Austrian automotive supplier ZKW for €1.1bn.
Dr. Thomas Zottl Partner
Dr. Stephan Denk Partner
Dr. Konrad Gröller Partner
Dr. Florian Klimscha Partner
Dr. Thomas Kustor Partner
Dr. Stephan Pachinger Partner
Vienna, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Maria Dreher Partner
Dr. Ludwig Hartenau Partner