- Number of partners: 16
- Number of lawyers: 81
Binder Grösswang has been ranked among Austria’s leading business law firms for 50 years. Today it has more than 80 lawyers and 16 partners and is one of the largest law firms in Austria. The firm advises major Austrian corporate, banking and industry clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s activities in the acquisition and sale of companies are a key part of its expertise. The firm conducts legal due diligence, provides optimum transaction structuring and prepares required contracts and documents. The firm assists clients in negotiations, obtains necessary approvals and focuses on bringing transactions to their successful conclusion. The firm has handled numerous transactions for publicly traded companies, and in the private sector has acted as an adviser to purchasers and investors, as well as investment banks.
Banking & Finance:
In financing transactions, the firm supports clients in preparing the credit documentation, structuring security packages and rendering legal opinions. Binder Grösswang has successfully worked on structuring innovative products such as securitisations and dealt with sensitive issues under banking supervisory law. When it comes to project finance or public private partnerships (PPP) the firm’s advisory services include all aspects of law, particular public law and public procurement law.
Capital Markets & Takeovers:
In capital markets transactions the firm assists clients from listings on Austrian and foreign securities exchanges, prospectus requirements to takeover issues. The firm regularly assists companies with their IPOs and SPOs as well as banks and issuers in documenting bonds and debt issuance programmes. This includes the preparatory work and the preparation of the prospectus, advice on the bond issue and handling agreements and the rendering of legal opinions. The firm advises numerous investment funds, banks and companies on the use of financial derivatives.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm’s range of services involves ongoing legal advice for corporations and partnerships as well as restructurings, such as transformations,mergers or spinoffs including necessary tax planning. Clients are domestic and large multinational companies.
The firm regularly represents and advises clients in major civil and arbitration proceedings and is regularly involved in arbitration proceedings abroad. The firm’s experience in procedural law and various arbitration rules and the team’s tactical strength help clients assert their legal rights. Services range from civil law and competition law disputes to the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitration awards. Members of Binder Grösswang are also active as arbitrators in Austria and abroad.
Antitrust, Public Procurement & State Aid:
In competition law matters, the firm’s activities include antitrust advice, representation in proceedings before national authorities and the European Commission, merger notifications and the assessment of privatisations according to EU state aid law.
Telecommunications & Energy:
In the fields of telecommunications, energy and infrastructure law the firm helps clients to establish or maintain their positions on regulated markets. When it comes to energy law, activities range from providing advice on regulatory matters, including representation before Austrian and EU authorities, to the structuring of co-operations and agreements between market participants.
A team of experts advises on all issues of Austrian and international corporate tax law. Binder Grösswang offers clients tax advice on M&A transactions, restructurings or financing projects and asserts the clients’ positions before financial authorities and courts. The firm has special expertise in administering and structuring funds, advising expatriates and structuring and implementing stock option schemes.
Public Law & Environment:
The firm’s specialists deal with a broad range of questions under public law. As issues of data protection and environmental law are becoming increasingly important Binder Grösswang has a strong background regarding the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and the mechanisms of emissions trading.
The firm’s Labour Law Practice focuses on counselling employers in the management and improvement of labour relations.This includes the preparations of contracts for key employees, development of shop agreements and litigation. The firm also has special experience in structuring and implementing stock option plans and similar instruments for the motivation of management and employees.
Unfair Competition & IP:
The firm reviews advertising campaigns to identify unfair competition and represents clients in legal proceedings concerning violations of competition law, particularly with respect to temporary injunctions. The firm also handles the registration and transfer of national and international brands and their protection.
The acquisition, development and financing of real estate and the consultation of real estate funds are a focus of the firm’s activities. Additionally the firm represents clients in all questions of lease agreements.
The firm maintains close contacts with top international law firms which guarantee effective solutions for the firm’s Austrian clients in all major jurisdictions. On the other hand Binder Grösswang is a reliable partner for international law firms whenever Austrian law issues are relevant in cross-border transactions.