With a team of approximately 70 highly qualified legal practitioners, fwp is one of Austria’s leading business law firms. Its major fields of specialisation include banking & finance, corporate/M&A, real estate, infrastructure and procurement law, reorganisation and restructuring. fwp as a full-service law firm operating on a global scale represents mainly Austrian and international private companies but also clients from the public sector.
CERHA HEMPEL is one of Austria’s leading corporate law firms, with an integrated Central and Eastern European practice. With a team of over 200 lawyers, CERHA HEMPEL offers clients expertise and experience in all areas of corporate and commercial law in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. Comprehensive specialist knowledge and hard work, but also an understanding of the client’s business environment are pre-conditions for CERHA HEMPEL. The organisational structure links up core teams with specialists, allowing to deliver top-notch advice and first-class service to clients. CERHA HEMPEL can look back on a successful track record. Over the past 20 years CERHA HEMPEL has played a leading role in virtually all significant transactions in Austria. This distinguishes CERHA HEMPEL as one of the leading law firms in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, privatisations, financings, real estate, litigation & arbitration. The expertise – combined with years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe and the Lex Mundi network – ensures that clients receive high-quality, intellectually rigorous advice, across disciplines and across borders.
Today, CERHA HEMPEL has offices in Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Minsk, Prague, Sofia and Vienna. . In addition, CERHA HEMPEL has close relations with leading law firms in jurisdictions where they do not have their own offices. The CERHA HEMPEL offices in Central and Eastern Europe primarily specialise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, and real estate and project development. All of CERHA HEMPEL’s Central and Eastern European offices have continuous access to the resources and skills of the entire CERHA HEMPEL network.
The firm was established in 1933. It provides advice and representation in all business-related matters. Key practice areas, industries and specialisations are insurance law, banking (regulatory, corporate and finance), life sciences, labour law and management liability, investor protection (defence against investor’s claims and representation of institutional investors in Austria) and corporate law. Clients are Austrian and international funds, banks, insurances and public institutions. The firm is regularly involved in ECB and national regulatory proceedings.