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DLA Piper LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

DLA Piper represents a range of notable clients, including financial services providers, as well as life sciences and technology companies. The team assists with the Austrian aspects of global corporate reorganisations and transactions thanks to its strong global network. The law firm has additional experience in trust law. DLA Piper further advises on joint venture establishment and termination.

Strengths

Clients value DLA Piper's international network, praising its "outstanding cross-border capabilities," adding: "They are a very business-driven team and extremely pleasant to work with."

Another client notes: "The corporate/M&A team have always been extremely hard-working. They are very clear with their communication and work well as a team, especially as this has been during the COVID-19 pandemic and they have had to work from home. Their key strengths are diligent research, creative problem solving, communication, clear action planning and negotiation."

Work highlights

DLA Piper advised Erber AG on the EUR980 million acquisition of Erber Group by Royal DSM.

Notable practitioners

Christoph Mager acts on cross-border transactions, including acquisitions and spin-offs. His client roster includes companies from the energy, real estate and financial services sectors. "We highly value his input when taking strategic business and legal decisions, as well as his strong support in preparing and carrying out negotiations and transactions," one client attests.

Clients appreciate Elisabeth Stichmann "for her ability to think outside the box. Her attention to detail has proven valuable in various situations." She is particularly active on cross-border M&A transactions including corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

Maria Doralt assists clients from the life sciences, technology and industrial sectors on transactional mandates and restructurings. Clients call find her to be "an outstanding negotiator, very business-driven, efficient and to the point,"adding: "She stands out for her unrivalled commitment; people love working with her."

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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