Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie is one of the top performing global firms in the Austrian market, harmonising local skill with international expertise.

Arbitration 2 Competition 1
Banking 1 Commercial Litigation 1
Business Crime Defence 1 Franchise 1
Capital Markets 2

Two lawyers from the firm are recommended in our capital markets chapter. Philipp Spatz advises issuers, underwriters and shareholders in capital market transactions, with “commercial precision” and “a responsive approach to clients”. Georg Diwok, head of banking and finance in Austria, comes “highly recommended” for advising banks and enterprises on securitisation and structure finance products. He is also noted in our banking chapter for his “diligent and skilful regulatory advice.”

Two lawyers are also recommended for their arbitration practices. The “outstanding” Stefan Riegler represents domestic and international clients in commercial arbitration disputes, especially with regard to infrastructure and construction projects, as well as oil and gas. Alexander Petsche heads the litigation and arbitration practice group, representing clients in matters related to construction and infrastructure projects, damage claims, distribution law and other corporate disputes. He is often recommended for his “natural skills as a negotiator”. As a lawyer with “a broad knowledge base”, he is also recognised for his disputes expertise in business crime defence and franchise law.

The firm also receives a listing in our competition chapter. Head of the practice group in Vienna Andreas Traugott is “an excellent name” in merger control, abuse of dominance, cartel investigations and state aid matters.

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