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DLA Piper LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Represents a range of notable clients, including financial services providers, as well as life sciences and technology companies. Assists with the Austrian aspects of global corporate reorganisations and transactions thanks to its strong global network. Additional experience in private foundation law. Further advises on joint venture establishments and terminations.

Strengths

"We consistently felt well advised and had the best impression of the firm," a client states.

One client praises the service, saying: "Their strength is the commitment and availability to the client’s needs and requests."

Work highlights

Advised UniCredit on the sale of its ultimate beneficiary rights to B&C Privatstiftung.

Notable practitioners

Christoph Mager advises a range of companies from the financial and life science sectors on high-profile joint ventures as well as on transactions. One client states: "We value him as a discussion partner for strategic business and legal decisions as well as a strong support in preparing and carrying out negotiations and transactions."

Elisabeth Stichmann is best known for acting as Austrian counsel on major global transactions and joint ventures. One lawyer lauds: "She is always responsive, highly dedicated, strong and she understands our business."

Maria Doralt is "great at negotiating complex contracts and at spotting win-win opportunities," according to her clients, whom she advises on reorganisations, joint ventures and M&A.

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Overview

DLA Piper's Austrian corporate and M&A practice advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of corporate law, from establishing a company to carrying out complex cross-border reorganizations, as well as on national and international M&A transactions. The team's clients range from global corporations to medium-sized international and domestic companies to start-ups and University spin-offs.

Embedded within DLA Piper's global corporate practice spanning more than 40 countries and over 90 offices, the Austrian team is in an ideal position to support its clients with the most complex cross-border deals.

Furthermore, the Vienna corporate team has particular experience in the Life Sciences and Automotive sectors as well as with inbound investments from China. Having advised on some of the most significant M&A investments undertaken by Chinese investors in Austria so far, the Austrian team established a dedicated China Desk at its Vienna office.

The core advisory services provided by the Austrian corporate team include:

  • Structuring transactions
  • Share and asset purchase contracts
  • Structuring and establishing joint ventures
  • Post-merger integration advice
  • Private equity and venture capital deals
  • Advice on exit strategies
  • National and cross-border reorganization
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate housekeeping
  • Litigation related to corporate law


Corporate/M&A

DLA Piper LLP

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Location

Schottenring 14

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Corporate/M&A


Christoph Mager
Band 4
Elisabeth Stichmann
Up and Coming
Maria Doralt
Band 4