Client Insight

This session will be an opportunity for those in private practice to hear directly from General Counsel about the current issues they are facing, and what it is that law firms can do to assist them. By attending this session, those in private practice will gain valuable insight into the current mindset of General Counsel and be able to focus their practice to best serve their clients. 

Introduction:

Marco Remiorz
Managing Partner
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Marco Remiorz was admitted to the German Bar in 2001, joined Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 2004, and is currently their Managing Partner. He is an advisor and service provider to the (transportation) industry, has extensive knowledge in drafting and negotiating project, supply and logistics contracts for forwarders, ship owners, airlines, airports, offshore companies, the trading and the manufacturing industry; provides solution-oriented advice on transport liability, transport and hull loss damage in respect of all modes of transport insurers and P&I clubs; and is an experienced litigator and arbitrator. He has a PhD in law from Dresden Technical University (2005) and is a lecturer on insurance law at Hamburg University.

Moderator:

Anton Maria Ostler
Partner
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Anton Maria Ostler is a partner at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein. His expertise covers the following practice areas: Intellectual Property Rights and Preliminary Relief (focus and point of intersection on corporate law, restraints of competition, Act against Unfair Competition, patent law, trademark law, copyright law), Corporate Law and Tax Law (Structuring, Transaction, selected law suits at Finance Courts), Construction and Public Procurement law, Counseling of worldwide operating hospitality companies, real estate development, Elevator Industry, Automotive, Airport equipment, Mining and manufacturing (eg. Lithium, Batteries, precious metals).

He studied law at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich) and at the London School of Economics and trained in Munich, Dubai and New York.

Speakers:

Alexey Amvrosov
Lead Counsel Cognitive Process Transformation Europe and Global Business Services CEE
IBM

Alexey Amvrosov leads the legal support related to major transactions and complex projects for a set of IBM services businesses. Alexey was previously Head of Legal for all Russia/CIS operations of IBM. Prior to moving in-house, he worked for Norton Rose (2001-2005) and Noerr (1997-2001). Alexey has over 20 years of in-house and private practice experience, and deep knowledge of commercial, corporate, IT laws and international practices, and legal department management. 

Franz Fazekas
Vice President and General Counsel
AMS

Franz Fazekas is Vice President & General Counsel of ams, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor solutions. Franz is responsible for all legal matters concerning the group on a global level including its Corporate/M&A activities as well as capital markets law. Prior to joining ams, Franz was responsible for the restructuring of a European mid-size financial services group (2011 – 2013) and held the role as General Counsel of a European investment advisory group (2014 – 2016). Prior to moving in-house, Franz worked as a lawyer for Wolf Theiss (2007 – 2011). Franz studied law at Karl-Franzens-University Graz, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and achieved a Master of Business Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Christa Gschweitl
Head of Legal Department
Viadonau

Christa Gschweitl is a legal generalist who focusses on infrastructure project realization, with 20 years of experience in cross-sectoral working and a strong technical understanding of the sector. Examples of her work are public procurement and construction law/anti-claim management for tunneling at Westbahn and Koralmbahn, Hauptbahnhof Wien and Salzburg, as well as transnational tender procedures for EU-wide standardization projects for the European Commission (European Hull Database, FAIRway Danube project). Real estate transactions and M&A complete her track record.

Her recognized expertise also comprises quality control and business development (Global Executive Master of Business Administration, University of Minnesota/WU Vienna, 2018). Christa operates anticipatory with strong strategic thinking and stakeholder management. 

Robert Kaukal
Head of Legal Services Corporate/M&A
Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Robert Kaukal has been imployed at Raiffeisen Bank International and its predecessor (Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich) since 1989 and holds his present position as Head of Legal Services Corporate/M&A since 2003. He has been responsible for RBI‘s IPO/SPOs and for building up RBI‘s network of banks, amongst others.

Renata Hrnjak
Head of Legal Affairs
Samsung Electronics

Renata Hrnjak is the Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance at Samsung Electronics Austria GmbH. She previously held the position of Group Manager for Law and Insurance and Compliance Officer with AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG.

She underwent her legal education at the University of Vienna, moving onto postgraduate studies of IT Law in Sweden at Stockholm University.