Partners: Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky, Nikolaus Vavrovsky, Dieter Heine, Christian Marth, Philipp Strasser, Daniela Pitzek, Anne-Karin Grill
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 32
Languages: German, English, French
With offices in Vienna and Salzburg, Vavrovsky Heine Marth supports corporate and private clients in all aspects of commercial life. The firm’s main focuses are controversy and real estate, while its Salzburg office is a renowned firm for insolvency, restructuring and corporate recovery as well as private clients. In controversy, Vavrovsky Heine Marth leads clients through all phases of complex disputes. The team provides strategic support, leads the way through conflicts, avoids, manages and resolves disputes, and secures rights. In real estate, Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a one-stop firm that advises clients in all real estate and construction related matters — from transactions and financing, project development, construction and utilisation to real estate and construction law related disputes.
As the exclusive Austrian member of the Alliance of International Business Lawyers ALLIURIS, Vavrovsky Heine Marth provides access to over 450 experts all over the world.
Main Areas of Practice:
Many years of experience in complex cases, a passion for challenges, and individually selected teams make Vavrovsky Heine Marth a go-to address to guide clients through all facetes of controversial situations. The firm’s experts offer strategic advice in contract negotiations and the drafting phase, design clear strategies, models and procedures to prevent and resolve potential conflicts and support clients in contract and claim management. The partners are highly experienced in representing clients before national and international courts and authorities. They expertly defend clients against claims, advocate on their behalf, protect and enforce their rights. Following an integrated cross-method approach, Vavrovsky Heine Marth’s professionals are, furthermore, highly adept as counsel and arbitrators in institutional as well as ad-hoc arbitration proceedings and support clients throughout all stages of arbitration. Based on extensive expertise, Vavrovsky Heine Marth offers the same high service quality in all other forms of Alternative and Consensual Dispute Resolution (ADR/CDR). Especially in mediation, Vavrovsky Heine Marth advises clients in a wide range of jurisdictions and cultures. The partners also often act as conflict managers and mediators themselves.
Vavrovsky Heine Marth’s controversy portfolio covers all economic sectors and industries including M&A, corporate and commercial, capital markets, banking, insurance, competition law, IP, IT and media law, as well as energy, infrastructure, real estate and construction.
A special focus lies on:
■ Corporate & M&A:
Corporate law is a core expertise at Vavrovsky Heine Marth. Services cover strategic development, the setting up and execution of agreements, the dissolution of corporate structures and business successions. In addition, the firm advises national and international clients in all aspects related to management issues. Strong focus also lies on transactions, financing, corporate and commercial litigation
Vavrovsky Heine Marth offers its clients peerless competence in insurance law. The firm combines extraordinary dispute resolution and arbitration expertise with impeccable know-how in national and international insurance law, inter alia regarding Financial Lines/Specialty Lines (D&O, E&O, PI, POSI, W&I/TRI, etc), product and public liability, vehicle liability as well as property insurance. Among the firm’s clients are renowned national and international (re-)insurers as well as industrial and institutional entities. Vavrovsky Heine Marth represents the clients’ interests particularly in the area of insurance contract law and insurance related supervisory law, as well as in connection with underwriting risks. Moreover, the firm offers guidance in complex recovery actions and regularly acts as monitoring counsel in connection with handling major losses. Furthermore, the firm’s experts successfully represent clients in insurance law related disputes
In the area of competition law — ranging from anti-trust issues to unfair competition law — clients at Vavrovsky Heine Marth profit from extensive legal and industry expert knowledge. The firm counsels companies in connection with the filing of merger notifications and competition law implications of transactions. Furthermore, its experts advise clients with respect to their market presence and represent them in disputes concerning competition law
■ IP, IT & Media:
Vavrovsky Heine Marth holds long-lasting expertise in securing and defending registered and non-registered intellectual property rights. The firm has profound experience in media law and counsels media companies as well as private individuals and legal entities in disputes with the media. Vavrovsky Heine Marth also supports clients with respect to matters of transparency and the duties of due diligence. The firm’s clients’ matters are supported with ancillary Litigation-PR.
Real Estate & Construction:
Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a one-stop firm for all real estate and construction related matters. The focus lies on complex national and cross-border transactions, where the team has long-standing experience in advising and representing clients in matters with a multitude of parties. Among the firm’s clients are national and international investors and developers; another focus lies on the representation of national and international real estate funds. The real estate specialists at Vavrovsky Heine Marth are likewise familiar with all stages of project development and utilisation including tenancy and property law, zoning laws, heritage protection, total and general contractor agreements and easements. Services, furthermore, cover all real estate and construction related areas, especially corporate law and finance. As first contact point for its clients, the team regularly takes over the overall coordination for projects. Based on long-standing dispute resolution expertise, Vavrovsky Heine Marth is moreover sought-after counsel in real estate and construction law related disputes.
Corporate Recovery, Restructuring & Insolvency:
Vavrovsky Heine Marth regularly advises distressed enterprises. Its experts attain sustainable workout solutions and assist clients in restructurings as well as optimisation processes. Other services regard distressed M&A, outsourcing, cost-cutting as well as financing and refinancing. The firm, furthermore, counsels companies and individuals in all insolvency issues and takes over debtor and creditor representation.
Vavrovsky Heine Marth provides services to foundations and private individuals in all aspects related to asset structuring, estate planning and succession issues. In addition, the firm counsels and represents clients in all family law issues.