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Restructuring/Insolvency | Europe

Austria

This table ranks firms and individuals advising on cases of insolvency, bankruptcy and the restructuring of distressed assets. Restructuring work should be limited to situations of financial distress and work aimed at avoiding liquidation or insolvency. This can include administration, receivership, distressed M&A and pre-pack sales.

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Band 1
  1. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
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    Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    The team at the law firm Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners is highly experienced in handling prominent restructuring mandates across Austria. The team regularly advises banks on large-scale financial and corporate restructurings including expert loan agreements and credit financing. Clients also benefit from the firm's experience in assisting with insolvency proceedings. Furthermore, the team is well placed to handle enforcement claims. The firm's excellent client roster predominantly includes leading banks and financial institutions.
  2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    The international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is widely recognised as one of Austria's top advisers for complex restructuring and insolvency mandates. Its team is particularly known for its prowess in the financial sector, frequently assisting with financial restructurings, the wind-down of banks and NPL transactions. Corporate restructurings and insolvency proceedings also fall within the firm's excellent service offering. In addition, the team is experienced in handling insolvency and restructuring related litigation. Banks and alternative lenders as well as distressed companies from sectors including manufacturing and automotive belong to Freshfields' prominent client roster.
  3. Schoenherr
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    Schoenherr
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    The law firm Schoenherr is renowned for its excellence in comprehensive restructuring and insolvency mandates, acting for well-established clients across a various industry sectors. The team is particularly known for its work on debt restructuring and refinancings. Furthermore, clients benefit from the firm's strength in distressed M&A aided by its outstanding M&A practice group. In addition, Schoenherr enjoys a strong standing among creditors as well as debtors for its prowess in handling court proceedings concerning damages claims. As a Vienna-based law firm with an international network, Schoenherr is also recognised for its involvement in cross-border cases across Europe, especially CEE.
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Band 2
  1. BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH
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    BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    BINDER GRÖSSWANG is home to a highly reputed team, advising well-known clients on a variety of restructuring and insolvency issues. The law firm enjoys a particularly strong standing among creditors as well as international debtors for its strength in complex and large cross-border mandates. Key areas of expertise include company insolvencies, debt and financial restructurings and distressed M&A. Furthermore, clients benefit from the firm's prowess in handling large refinancings. In addition, BINDER GRÖSSWANG often represents clients in insolvency-related litigation, rendering it a strong choice for diverse and comprehensive mandates. Besides international banks and investors, the firm also acts for corporates from the manufacturing, fashion and energy sectors.
  2. DORDA
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    DORDA
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    The Austrian law firm DORDA houses a highly regarded practice group which often acts on large restructuring mandates. The team is regularly sought after by creditors, investors and insurers for its strength in cross-border mandates, whereby DORDA closely cooperates with leading international law firms. Large out-of-court debt and financial restructurings as well as distressed M&A transactions are frequently handled by the team. Besides its strength in advising creditors, the firm is also sought after by debtors from the retail and manufacturing sectors. Furthermore, the firm's expertise encompasses contentious matters and novelty issues such as prospectus insurance coverage in insolvency cases. With its experience in insolvency proceedings, DORDA complements its strong offering.
  3. Wolf Theiss
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    Wolf Theiss
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Wolf Theiss is well placed to handle a wide variety of complex restructurings across Austria and beyond, often in close coordination with renowned international law firms. The team offers high-quality advice on the full breadth of insolvency and restructuring issues ranging from large corporate and financial restructurings, including asset liquidations, to company voluntary agreements and portfolio sales. Furthermore, clients benefit from the team's long-standing experience in enforcement of, as well as defence against, insolvency-related claims. The team is regularly mandated by investment firms, banks and corporate creditors, as well as debtors from various industries, including retail and real estate. Wolf Theiss enjoys an excellent reputation for working on complex cross-border matters across Europe.
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Band 3
  1. E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH
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    E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    E+H Rechtsanwälte is a well-known Austrian law firm with a robust offering in the restructuring world. The team is particularly well placed to advise on large refinancings and also assists with corporate restructuring. Its expertise further covers the representation of creditors in insolvency proceedings. Leading clients across various industry sectors also seek the firm's assistance with damages claims and liquidity issues. The firm is particularly active handling Austrian law-governed aspects of international restructurings, aided by its close cooperation with notable international law firms across Germany, CEE and the UK.
  2. GRAF ISOLA
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    GRAF ISOLA
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    GRAF ISOLA houses a well-reputed restructuring and insolvency practice in Vienna, often advising debtors and creditors alike. Its team members are particularly renowned for their roles as administrators and trustees in complex cases, often nominated by courts and senior management. Additionally, the firm advises on financial restructurings and distressed M&A with further strength in insolvency-related litigation. Restructuring plans as well as debt collection also fall within the firm's expertise. GRAF ISOLA has a particular focus on Austrian mid-sized companies, with additional experience handling larger and cross-border mandates for internationally active clients.
  3. Jaufer Rechtsanwälte
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    Jaufer Rechtsanwälte
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Jaufer Rechtsanwälte regularly handles a variety of restructuring mandates ranging from corporate and financial reorganisations to distressed M&A transactions. Self-administration equally falls within the firm's expertise with its team members also drawing on their experience as insolvency administrators. Furthermore, the firm represents clients against enforcement claims. Its clientele includes debtors and creditors with industry knowledge in the finance, retail and technology sectors. Jaufer is not only visible in Austrian mandates but also those involving other jurisdictions.
  4. Scherbaum Seebacher
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    2023 | Band 3