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Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

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Number of partners: 32
Number of counsels: 15
Number of associates: 25
Languages: Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Firm Overview:
Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) is one of Austria´s leading business law firms. The firm’s roots date back to 1946. Based on this long-standing tradition, the firm’s focus is to provide comprehensive legal advice in all relevant fields of domestic and international business and commercial law by using their wide-ranging and in-depth experience and understanding of sectors, industries and markets. Saxinger Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) has an excellent, ambitious team of lawyers eager to benefit their clients’ businesses. They differentiate themselves from other Austrian law firms with their excellent level of client care by explaining and summarising any legal problems and providing the respective tailored solutions to their client’s technical and/or commercial needs. Through its global network combined with local expertise and in-depth know-how they can thus guarantee their clients the best possible legal advice in many different juristictions.

Main Areas of Practice:
SCWP Schindhelm provides legal services in all areas of law relevant to businesses and, in particular, when clearance with public authorities is necessary. Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners advises Austrian and foreign, large and medium-sized, public and private companies, as well as Austrian and international governments and governmental organisations. The firm’s partners have a wide range of experience in providing legal advice in the implementation of cross-border transactions, as well as in the structuring and legal coordination of companies’ activities in foreign countries.

Corporate/M&A:
Whether it is the purchase or disposal of companies or shareholdings — the firm’s advisory activities cover the entire range of possible transaction forms. The firm advises on all phases of the transaction, from the letter of intent, the structuring and control of the transaction to due diligence and contract creation, to post-closing. Its clients include both international corporations and public companies, as well as medium-sized companies, also in the form of large family-run companies. The team ensures comprehensive M&A advice by drawing upon the experience of specialists from the areas of corporate, capital market, tax and employment, as well as cartel and unfair competition law. An individual interdisciplinary team compiled based on the clients requirements and, when requested an international team, work hand in hand, thus ensuring tailor-made solutions — even with cross-border transactions.

Real Estate:
A highly complex field: real estate legal advice requires a broad range of legal and commercial knowhow. Whether it is acquisition or sale, development or management, utilisation or financing of real estate, the firm advises in all aspects of real estate, from property and construction law to corporate and capital markets, and tax and environmental law. With complex and international real estate transactions, the firm works in interdisciplinary and cross-border teams. Whether it is purchases, tenancy, leasehold or leasing. Whether it is a building, architect contract or general contractor contract. Here, it is precisely about the details for which years of experience in real estate law are required. Perhaps this is one reason why SCWP Schindhelm is one of the leading law firms for real estate in Austria. Even when it is the firm’s goal to avoid conflicts right from the outset with the drafting of a corresponding contract, the firm’s advice does not end in the case of a dispute.

Banking & Finance/Capital Markets:
The firm advises large and medium-sized companies and international corporations, public institutions and national and international banks and funds on all issues of financial management. The range of its services extends from the formulation of contracts to possible proceedings and disputes, both out of court and before courts, arbitral tribunals and other authorities. The firm accompanies its clients from the start to the completion of a project, often over several years, and support them from the project planning and the formulation of new and innovative financing to the negotiation and creation of the corresponding contracts. The team accompanies IPOs, placements and bond issues of varying forms and advises on national and international loan and option transactions as well as regulatory affairs, asset finance and leasing, the financing of commercial goods and development of tax-optimised structures.

Litigation/Dispute Resolution:
The renowned dispute resolution practice of SCWP Schindhelm has vast experience in both advising and representing foreign, multinational and international clients before national and European courts as well as before arbitral tribunals. The experts of SCWP Schindhelm litigate in all areas of law and represent their clients in all kinds of disputes such as post M&A, corporate and construction disputes. SCWP Schindhelm’s experts are among others especially experienced in the industry sectors automotive, energy, construction and industrial engineering, distribution and franchising, health care and pharmaceutical, financial services, real estate as well as transportation. Further, SCWP Schindhelm’s experts are also active as arbitrators and business mediators.

Further Areas of Expertise:
■IP/IT
■Employment Law
■Insolvency & Restructuring
■Antitrust/Distribution
■Public Construction & Environmental Law
■Tax Law
■Procurement
■Asset Succession
■Commercial Criminal Law/Compliance

International Alliances:
Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) is a member of the SCWP Schindhelm Services SE, alliance of European business law firms with offices in Central and Eastern Europe and China/Southeast Asia. The alliance members accompany national and international companies in all areas of corporate law. The offices of the alliance are located in: Bilbao, Bologna, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Denia, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Graz, Hanover, Istanbul, Linz, Madrid, Munich, Osnabrück, Palma de Mallorca, Pilsen, Prague, Shanghai, Sofia, Taicang, Valencia, Vienna, Warsaw, Wels, Wroclaw Due to its long and successful multi-office operation and its intensive and experienced cooperation with the teams of other alliance offices in numerous major transactions, PPP-projects and daily legal support, the firm has a rich experience with cross functional and cross-border cooperation in various jurisdictions, in particular in the CEE/SEE- and the East Asian region.