Number of partners: 19
Number of lawyers: 70
Languages: English, German
With more than 70 lawyers at its offices in Vienna, Graz and Klagenfurt, Eisenberger & Herzog (E&H) ranks amongst Austria’s largest law firms. The firm is driven by a team of partners with an international background and practice. Thus, E&H is guided by a spirit of innovation, dedication and creativity. Throughout the duration of each project, partners assist their clients personally, ensuring quality, flexibility and efficiency. With a well-established network of partner law firms all over Europe and strong ties with first-tier business law firms in the US and Asia, E&H has become one of the leading Austrian referral firms and premier addresses for international clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
E&H has established a unique position in the market by its interdisciplinary approach to combine the firm’s top-tier corporate/M&A, and restructuring and finance practice groups. The firm advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions, funds and other actors in the finance sector, as well as foreign governments.
Contacts: Peter EJ Winkler, Marcus Benes
E&H has a strong practice in debt and equity capital markets transactions. The firm advises on complex bond transactions, regulatory securities law matters and stock exchange listings. Work includes structuring, documentation and rendering legal opinions.
Contact: Peter EJ Winkler
Central & Eastern Europe:
Providing expert advice on complex cross-border transactions, the CEE region is one of the most important strongholds of E&H’s practice. E&H has gained an excellent reputation in the market for its expertise in this area.
Contact: Michael Strenitz
E&H has a strong track record of advising on all aspects in relation to corporate and M&A and is widely recognised for the high-profile transactions entrusted to the firm. Apart from private and public mergers and acquisitions, the firm handles strategic partnerships, joint ventures, auction sales and takeovers of listed companies.
Contacts: Peter EJ Winkler, Alric A Ofenheimer
Recognised as one of the leading Austrian law firms in this area, E&H represents clients in numerous cartel and abuse of dominance proceedings pending before the European and Austrian authorities. The firm also regularly advises clients in merger control proceedings at the European and national level. In addition, E&H has particular experience in internal investigations and compliance matters.
Contacts: Dieter Thalhammer, Andreas Zellhofer
A well-trained team of experts handles litigations, arbitrations and settlements, ensuring that claims are adequately enforced in and out of court. Further, E&H serves as arbitrator in arbitration cases.
Contact: Jana Eichmeyer
E&H supports clients active in a broad range of industries in effectively protecting their intellectual property, including trade marks, copyright works, software and know-how. The firm also has a specific focus on IT law and new media, and advises clients on complex projects at the interface of competition and IP/IT law.
Contacts: Andreas Zellhofer, Wilhelm Offenbeck
Due to its sector specific knowledge and grasp of clients’ businesses, E&H is a specialist in complex procurement law matters that require creative and innovative integrated solutions. The firm regularly advises clients on tender proceedings, including representation before review bodies, and covers all legal aspects of procurement transactions.
Contacts: Ulrike Sehrschön, Wilhelm Offenbeck
Public Law & Environment:
E&H has a long-standing and wellknown public law team with extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of public law, including environmental and planning law, pharmaceutical, energy and data protection law.
Contacts: Georg Eisenberger, Ulrike Sehrschön
E&H has a strong track record of advising on all legal aspects relating to real estate transactions and projects. E&H regularly advises on large portfolio transactions, real estate development projects and all types of real estate contracts.
Contacts: Alric A Ofenheimer, Michael Strenitz
Restructuring & Insolvency:
Unlike any other law firm in Austria, E&H has a track record of successfully advising on restructurings, both as company counsel and lender counsel. This is an immediate result of the firm’s strong position in corporate/M&A and finance.
Contacts: Marcus Benes, Michael Strenitz
E&H has particular expertise in advising clients in all areas of employment law, including HR matters, compliance and competition law. E&H is also strong in employment-related litigation.
Contact: Jana Eichmeyer
E&H represents clients in criminal investigations and proceedings, any connected civil claims, and (in cooperation with external media consultants) provides media relations support. Furthermore, E&H offers support during raids and prevention measures, such as staff trainings, codes of conduct and crisis communications strategies.
Contact: Mario Spanyi