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Practice Areas

Employment+-

We develop comprehensive, practice-oriented solutions for our clients in all fields of individual and collective labor law, helping them achieve long-term business success with the best employees while minimizing personnel risks.

Our services include:
  • Assisting with employment law issues in the course of transactions and reorganizations
  • Drawing up terms of employment, employee and executive employment contracts, consultancy agreements and working time models
  • Advice on international employee assignments; drafting contracts and guidelines
  • Designing remuneration models and employee stock option programs
  • Advice concerning the termination of employment contracts
  • Negotiating works agreements, reconciliations of interests and social compensation plans
  • Advice on co-determination on the supervisory board
  • Advice on company pension schemes, transfer of pension obligations to external entities
  • Representing before labor courts
Contact:
Dr. Helen Pelzmann, LL.M.
Dr. Helen Pelzmann, LL.M.

E: helen.pelzmann@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2145
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Banking & Capital Markets+-

In light of the global transformation of the banking and capital markets industry, there is a great need for innovative, creative and efficient models for capitalizing and structuring financial institutions. Our team of dedicated lawyers develops customized solutions to the issues our clients face in order to help them meet the demands of our changing times.

Our services include:
  • Advice in acquiring financial institutions or parts of financial institutions, including due diligence services
  • Restructuring of financial institutions
  • Advice on optimizing the capital structure of financial institutions
  • Advice regarding regulatory issues (Banking Act, Insurance Supervision Act, Stock Exchange Act, Payment Services Act, Securities Supervision Act, Pension Fund Act, E-Money Act, Investment Fund Act, Alternative Investment Fund Managers Act, Consumer Credit Act, Alternative Financing Act, etc.)
  • Fit&Proper trainings in cooperation with auditors
  • Training courses for bank employees (e.g. prevention of  market manipulation and insider trading)
  • Drafting, reviewing and optimizing bank-related agreements (e.g. warranties, loan agreements and others)
  • Advice and representation with respect to administrative procedures and administrative penal procedures
  • Banking and capital market proceedings before civil courts
  • Advice on crowdfunding
  • Advice concerning all areas of capital markets law, including ad-hoc disclosure, prohibition of insider trading and other obligations of listed companies
  • Advice on Corporate Governance (implementation, review of compliance etc)
  • Assisting in the realization of delistings and squeeze-outs
  • Advice on compliance of public companies
  • Advice on capital markets prospectuses
  • Advice on all questions concerning public takeovers (public takeover bids, notification proceedings before the Austrian Takeover Commission, etc.)
Contact:
Dr. Mario Gall, LL.M.
Dr. Mario Gall, LL.M.

E: mario.gall@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2155
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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MMag. Thomas Breuss
MMag. Thomas Breuss

E: thomas.breuss@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2115
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Dr. Wolfgang Eigner, LL.M.
Dr. Wolfgang Eigner, LL.M.

E: wolfgang.eigner@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2135
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Compliance+-

More than ever before, corporations are now requested to organize their business so as to ensure that commercial activities are consistent with applicable laws and society’s moral values. Offences may result in penalty payments, loss of reputation and criminal charges. We help companies create effective corporate compliance structures that contribute to lasting business success.

Our services include:
  • Analyzing the general legal framework of an organization
  • Developing an effective corporate compliance structure
  • Implementation of compliance management systems
  • Advising internal compliance officers
  • Developing guidelines for good corporate governance
  • Advice with respect to the implementation of the Federal (Public) Corporate Governance Code
  • Advising corporate bodies on compliance obligations and questions of liability
  • Developing and running training courses, seminars and workshops for employees (in particular with respect to anti-corruption, capital markets and competition law)
  • Implementation of compliance reporting systems (hotlines)
  • Legal assistance in the course of internal investigation procedures
Contact:
Mag. Georg Perkowitsch
Mag. Georg Perkowitsch

E: georg.perkowitsch@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2155
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Data Protection+-

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became effective on May 25 2018  provides for a fundamentally new legal framework. 

Considering the new investigative power of the Data Protection Authority and the much more severe penalties for infringements, it is vitally important for companies to be compliant with data protection regulation. 

We support clients in preparing for the existing legal framework. Due to our cooperation with IT-experts, we are in the rare position to consider legal and technical aspects as we work interdisciplinary.  

Our services include:
  • Support in achieving a data protection status that is in compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Data protection compliance audits to determine the compliance status and to develop suggestions for improvement
  • Training of data protection officers, employees of the legal or compliance department, and the workforce in general
  • Support with the analysis and documentation of all data protection applications
  • Ensuring compliance with data security measures and documentation of these measures
  • Developing and updating policies
  • Supporting with data protection impact assessments
  • Planning and implementing a data breach concept in case of emergency
  • Conceptualization of procedures to preserve the rights of affected persons (obligations to inform about, to correct, and to delete data)
  • Legal representation before authorities and courts
Ansprechpartner:
MMag. Thomas Breuss
MMag. Thomas Breuss

E: thomas.breuss@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2115
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Dr. Johannes Peter Gruber
Dr. Johannes Peter Gruber

E: johannes.gruber@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2155
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Corporate & Commercial+-

We advise large stock corporations and midmarket companies as well as family-operated businesses on matters of corporate and commercial law in everyday business as well as during the preparation and execution of complex reorganizations and restructurings.

Our services include:
  • Reorganizing and restructuring companies and groups of companies
  • Mergers (national and cross-border), demergers, changes in legal form and other reorganizations
  • Ongoing assistance in corporate matters for companies of all legal forms as well as for groups
  • Representation in disputes with shareholders
  • Preparation of and assistance during the course of general shareholders’ meetings
  • Advice on the liability and remuneration of general managers, members of the management board and members of the supervisory board
  • Drawing up (international) sale and purchase agreements
  • Drafting cooperation contracts as well as distribution, sales representative and commission contracts
  • Drawing up contracts for intra-group services
Contact:
Dr. Helen Pelzmann, LL.M.
Dr. Helen Pelzmann, LL.M.

E: helen.pelzmann@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2145
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Dr. Stephan Hofmann
Dr. Stephan Hofmann

E: stephan.hofmann@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2135
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Real Estate+-

We advise private and institutional investors as well as real estate project developers on all questions of real estate law. We analyze the legal risks of a real estate transaction, draw up purchase contracts and assist our clients during purchase contract negotiations.

Our services include:
  • Drafting and negotiating and real property acquisition agreements
  • Drafting commercial rental and lease agreements
  • Advising on real estate project developments
  • Performing real estate due diligence investigations
  • Rendering property management advice
  • Representing before courts and agencies in all matters of real estate and tenancy law
Contact:
Dr. Stephan Hofmann
Dr. Stephan Hofmann

E: stephan.hofmann@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2135
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Dr. Wolfgang Eigner, LL.M.
Dr. Wolfgang Eigner, LL.M.

E: wolfgang.eigner@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2135
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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IP/IT+-

Securing, utilizing and enforcing intellectual property is of vital importance for almost every business. We assist our clients in the protection and utilization of their intellectual property rights. We also advise on legal issues concerning advertising and branding, as well as on internet liability issues and during the execution of complex IT outsourcing projects.

Our services include:
  • Drafting license and software agreements
  • Assistance with IT outsourcing projects
  • Reviewing copyright issues
  • Advising on brand strategies and the protection of trademarks
  • Drafting contracts for the purchase or sale of intangible assets
  • Advising on internet liability issues
  • Reviewing websites, webshops and terms and conditions in e-commerce
  • Representation before regulatory bodies
Contact:
Dr. Ermano Geuer
Dr. Ermano Geuer

E: ermano.geuer@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2100
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Mergers & Acquisitions+-

We advise national and international groups, small and medium-sized companies, managers, financial investors and providers of venture capital on company acquisitions and sales as well as on joint ventures. In cross-border transactions, we offer one-stop legal advice with the support of our cooperation partners.

Our services include:
  • Legal structuring of acquisition and sale processes, including auctions
  • Performing legal due diligence investigations
  • Drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements and ancillary transaction documents
  • Advising on private equity and venture capital transactions, including management buy-outs
  • Setting up joint ventures, including drafting and negotiating shareholder agreements
  • Advice on structuring and documenting acquisition finance
  • Performing carve-outs
  • Post-transaction integration
  • Advice on public takeover proceedings, representation before the Austrian Takeover Commission
Contact:
Dr. Mario Gall, LL.M.
Dr. Mario Gall, LL.M.

E: mario.gall@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2155
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Mag. Georg Perkowitsch
Mag. Georg Perkowitsch

E: georg.perkowitsch@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2155
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Dr. Wolfgang Eigner, LL.M.
Dr. Wolfgang Eigner, LL.M.

E: wolfgang.eigner@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2135
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Public Law+-

The public economic law and the environmental law consists of a virtually unmanageable number of national and international legal provisions and even the smallest mistake can lead to considerable difficulties in implementing a project, or in subsequently, to long lasting legal disputes. Therefore, we advise and support our clients from the project development phase through the approvals process and all the way to implementation as well as before the competent authorities and courts.

Our services include:
  • Trade law
  • Public procurement law
  • Energy law
  • Environmental law
  • Telecommunication and broadcasting law
  • Public construction law
  • Incentives and state aid law
  • Representation in proceedings before public agencies and other administrative proceedings
Contact:
Dr. Johannes Peter Gruber
Dr. Johannes Peter Gruber

E: johannes.gruber@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2155
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Dr. René Mayer, LL.M.
Dr. René Mayer, LL.M.

E: rene.mayer@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2146
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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Competition Law+-

We represent our clients in dealings with the Austrian and European antitrust agencies and help them to comply with the European Commission’s vast number of laws, regulations, guidelines and other publications.

Our services include:
  • Drawing up cooperation agreements in line with competition laws
  • Advice on and representation in matters relating to mergers as well as merger control notifications on a national and EC level
  • Advising companies with a dominant market position, for example with regard to conditions and discount systems
  • Drawing up joint venture/ consortium agreements
  • Advice in relation to antitrust-related third-party behavior
  • Developing distribution systems
  • Representation before the Austrian Competition Authority, the antitrust courts and the European competition authorities
Contact:
Dr. Johannes Peter Gruber
Dr. Johannes Peter Gruber

E: johannes.gruber@eylaw.at
T: +43 1 26095-2155
F: +43 1 26095-2199

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