GHR

Focuses

Corporate and commercial law, foundation law, distribution law

  • Structuring, documentation and execution of all types of reorganization
  • Counseling in the context of the effective use of private foundations and special types of foundations and trusts
  • Counseling on distribution agreements to Austrian and foreign manufacturers
  • Counseling on cross-border leasing transactions
  • Set-up of foundations and current legal counseling

Legal aspects of takeovers, M & A Transactions and anti-trust law

  • M & A Transactions of all kind
  • General legal as well as corporate law and tax law legal advice on mergers and acquisitions and business combination agreements
  • Structuring and restructuring of Austrian and international groups of companies
  • Representation of sellers and buyers of significant shareholdings before the Austrian Takeover Commission
  • National and international anti-trust and merger control proceedings
  • Counseling in matters of shareholders agreements in stock corporations
  • Counseling in privatization projects

Real Estate law

  • Counseling to real estate developers in matters concerning private residential projects and commercial real estate
  • Counseling on leasing projects
  • Development of models for the realization of real property or shares in real property, including tax aspects
  • Counseling in real estate project development, including aspects of civil law and public law issues
  • Extensive counseling and representation in tenancy matters
  • Legal counseling to condominium property organizers in respect of new projects and existing property

Banking and capital markets law

  • Ongoing support to banks and financial service providers in all issues of banking and capital markets law (Austrian Banking Act, Securities Supervision Act, Stock Exchange Act, Investment Funds Act)
  • Litigation, especially concerning the liability of investment consultants, on behalf of credit institutions as well as investors
  • Representation in administrative penal proceedings before the Austrian Financial Market Authority
  • Counseling and representation in legal actions concerning letters of credit and documentary collection
  • Ongoing lecturing activities for employees of credit institutions and financial service providers under the aegis of the Austrian Society for Bank Research (training of investment advisers and financial consultants), in-house training for credit institutions

Procurement law (and public law)

  • Counseling of legal entities subject to supervision in the context of Court of Audit reviews
  • Counseling in the context of establishing public control instruments for enterprises
  • Handling of procurement proceedings on the bidders’ or awarders’ side

Protection of industrial property, trademark law

  • Ongoing support and extension of the trademark portfolio of Austrian companies (Austrian and international trademarks, EU trademarks)
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