What the team is known for
CERHA HEMPEL effectively combines strong domestic expertise with a clear international outlook. The firm adopts a hybrid strategy of developing a network of its own teams throughout Eastern Europe with its membership to the elite legal network Lex Mundi, enabling it to provide clients with in-house capabilities, as well as strong connections to local and international practices worldwide.
On transactional mandates, the team has developed a strong client base made up of homegrown corporations with operations overseas, while also acting for multinationals with interests in Austria. The firm's financing specialists regularly advise on cross-border matters, particularly those involving Eastern Europe, while certain members of the team are particularly well versed in handling cross-border transactions involving the energy sector.
CERHA HEMPEL's dispute resolution team's caseload is also largely international in nature. The firm exhibits strength in both cross-border litigation and international arbitration, counselling domestic and overseas clients from an array of industry sectors including financial services, manufacturing, technology and retail.
The firm is recognised by clients for its international footprint and global connections. One client comments: "Cross-border work is one of the main strengths of the firm, and besides their own offices in CEE, the firm is also a member of Lex Mundi."
Another similarly outlines the firm's strength in multinational work: "For cross-border aspects we like to use CERHA HEMPEL, due to their high degree of international expertise and their international network."