CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati is a top corporate law firm with an integrated practice in Central and Eastern Europe. Sources attest to the firm’s ability to advise clients across the region in all areas of corporate and commercial law and it has thus garnered a “fantastic reputation” in the legal market. Counting over 180 lawyers across its nine offices, expert practitioners are well positioned to coordinate transactions in the areas of M&A, civil and corporate law, banking, finance, real estate and project development. In our research the firm achieves a total of eight listings across seven practice areas.

Commercial Litigation 1 Franchise 1
Competition 1 Insurance & Reinsurance 1
Construction 1 M&A and Governance 2
Corporate Tax 1

CHSH’s M&A practice is renowned by both peers and clients alike. The team specialises in resolving complex issues and has developed particular expertise in public M&A and regulatory compliance. Edith Hlawati is considered a “leading authority” on takeover law and boasts decades of experience in the field. Albert Birkner heads the M&A practice group and is known for his “expert handling” of cross-border transactions.

Irene Welser is a “superb” litigator according to our sources and heads the contentious business department at the firm. Bernhard Kofler-Senoner is a “big name” in the competition field. His practice involves representing clients in competition and state aid proceedings.

The firm’s real estate and construction team provide “top-notch” project management services through every stage of a project. Peter Vcelouch is a “superb” practitioner and has a practice encompassing litigation, lease agreements and public construction law.

Tax is another “strong area” for the firm and lawyers offer clients strategic advice on tax-optimised structuring and litigation services. Johannes Prinz demonstrates “impressive breadth” in his tax practice, and is an “expert” in the taxation of groups and corporate reorganisations.

Further recognition goes to Benedikt Spiegelfeld, an “outstanding” franchise lawyer, and Clemens Hasenauer, who is “particularly adept” in complex insurance and reinsurance matters.

CHSH boasts a dominant presence in the market and is “deserving” of its position in the top tier of firms in Austria.

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