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Ateus Rechtsanwälte Attorneys at Law

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Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 5
Languages: English, German

Firm Overview:
ATEUS Attorneys at Law ranks among the leading Austrian firms in its specialist fields. The firm’s main fields of expertise are real estate and construction, corporate and M&A, public law, procurement law, lifesciences, state aid as well as white-collar crimes. With its team of highly trained lawyers, originating from leading Austrian and international law firms, ATEUS has built up a remarkable reputation in its areas of expertise, providing advice in all relevant aspects to clients all over Austria and Europe as well as Asia. ATEUS’ client structure ranges from private clients, corporate entities and public-sector enterprises to government authorities. Thanks to its client structure, ATEUS has been able to acquire substantial experience in highly complex fields of legal expertise.

Main Areas of Practice:

-Arbitration
-Commercial Contracts
-Compliance
-Construction
-Corporate & M&A
-Dispute Resolution
-Finance & Restructuring
-Foodstuffs Law
-Insolvency Law
-IP/Unfair Competition
-Lease Law
-Life Sciences
-Public Law
-Procurement
-Real Estate
-State Aid
-White Collar Crimes

Construction:
ATEUS assists principals and contractors in construction projects, and provides advice to clients regarding the acquisition of real estate, its financing, drafting construction contracts as well as contracts with architects and technical planning offices. The team provides advice in tendering processes and legal support during the construction phase. ATEUS also represents clients in claim and anti-claim management. Due to the interdisciplinary training of ATEUS lawyers, the firm is able to provide legal advice to its clients with technical and economic aspects in mind. Contacts: Alexander Strehn, Dieter Stibi, Andreas Sabadello

Corporate and M&A:
Corporate and M&A count among ATEUS’ main areas of activity. The ATEUS team provides advice to clients in Austria and abroad on all legal and strategic aspects, assists in setting up companies, corporations and partnerships, group restructurings (mergers, spin-offs, etc.), dissolutions of companies as well as providing ongoing corporate legal advice involving even the most complex corporate law issues. ATEUS’ focus is on classic M&A, as well as on complex – also cross-border – issues in a practical and commercially-oriented manner. The ATEUS team is skilled in finding optimal solutions in these fields, boasting extensive knowledge and vast experience in the required legal areas.
Contact: Michael Herzer

Finance & Restructuring:
ATEUS provides advice to domestic and international clients on all matters relating to financing, ranging from loans and syndicated loans in particular, acquisition and real estate financing, project financing and asset financing through to capital market transactions. ATEUS further focuses on advising lenders and distressed borrowers on pre-insolvency re-organisation and re-financing. Dieter Stibi is appointed as trustee in bankruptcy by the Vienna Commercial Court and the Higher Regional Court of Eisenstadt on a regular basis. The team works closely with the firm’s transactional team on distressed M&A.
Contacts: Michael Herzer, Dieter Stibi

Public Law:
ATEUS provides advice to companies as well as to regional and municipal entities on all issues concerning building, planning and zoning law. ATEUS also assists clients in the foodstuffs industry, the life sciences industry and the transport industry on regulatory matters specific to these trades. Furthermore, ATEUS advises and represents clients with regard to regulatory compliance issues and in public law litigation including administrative criminal proceedings. The firm’s clients include inter alia global pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, Austrian and international food companies as well as national public transport companies and freight forwarders.
Contact: Andreas Sabadello

Procurement:
ATEUS specialises in the implementation of complex major procurement projects and PPP projects in the fields of energy, construction, infrastructure, health care, public transport, IT, intellectual services and supply services. ATEUS provides advice to public contractors and industry-specific contractors as well as bidders in procurement and review proceedings before Procurement Review Authorities. Alexander Strehn and Nikolaus Hiltz combine vast experience and knowledge in construction law and public procurement law.
Contacts: Alexander Strehn, Nikolaus Hiltz

Real Estate:
From the beginning, the firm has always had a strong focus on advising clients from the real estate industry. ATEUS assists clients in real estate projects from the cradle to the grave. The team provides advice in real estate transactions, including financing and refinancing of projects. ATEUS advises property developers, real estate funds and other commercial and individual property owners. The team has extensive experience in lease negotiations, tenant management and the sale of real estate through bidding proceedings.
Contacts: Andreas Sabadello, Alexander Strehn, Dieter Stibi

State Aid:
ATEUS provides ongoing advice to public authorities regarding the implementation of bidding and appraisal proceedings for the sale of property and real estate in compliance with state aid provisions.
Contacts: Alexander Strehn, Nikolaus Hiltz

White-Collar Crimes:
The ATEUS team is able to provide advice in highly specialised white-collar crimes, thanks to its experience in domestic and international fraud cases and corporate investigations as well as in criminal litigation. ATEUS defends and represents corporate clients and individuals in white-collar criminal proceedings, including several of the relevant major proceedings recently conducted in Austria before the competent authorities and criminal courts.
Contacts: Michael Herzer, Andreas Sabadello