Dieter Thalhammer

Leaders in Law endorses Dieter Thalhammer as our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in Austria. If you wish to get in touch with Dieter please use the contact information provided above.

Dieter Thalhammer is a Partner at our Vienna office and head of our “Competition Law” practice group. Dieter is one of the leading Austrian experts in the areas of European and national competition law and represents national and international clients in merger control proceedings, cartel and abuse of dominance cases as well as in cartel damages proceedings (private enforcement). His profile is completed by broad experience with the execution of internal investigations and the implementation of antitrust compliance programs.

Under his guidance, our “Competition Law” practice group evolved into one of the leading teams in Austria. Dieter represents clients from diverse industries such as transport, automotive, media, energy, postal services, telecommunications, the chemical industry, real estate, finance, health care as well as the food industry and the electronic engineering industry. His most recent cases comprise advising a client in cartel proceedings concerning transport before the European Commission.

Dieter represented clients before the Austrian Supreme Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice in the proceedings against the Austrian freight forwarding cartel. Furthermore, he advises an energy supply company in antitrust proceedings before the Austrian Cartel Court and regularly counsels prestigious Austrian and international companies in several Austrian and European merger proceedings.

Prior to joining our firm, he worked for a leading international law firm in Vienna for six years. He started his career as an intern at the Legal Service of the European Commission. Dieter is the author of several articles on competition law and lectures at the University at Graz.

Dieter holds law degrees from the University of Vienna (Dr iur, Mag iur) and the Saarland University (LLM Eur). He speaks German and English.

Accolades

“He is a great negotiator who has authority even with CEOs and the heads of boards of multinational companies. He has detailed knowledge of competition law and gives pragmatic and quick advice.” Chambers Europe 2015

“He doesn’t over-complicate things: he understands all the key issues and delivers a good product.”, says a client. An other interviewee says: “He stands out from all the other lawyers I have worked with across Europe. He has really strong technical and personal skills.” Chambers Europe 2014

“Solution-oriented approach, short-term availability, excellent support”, says a client; “he is an eminent player who combines technical competence and personal skills”, says a competitor in  JUVE 2014

Firm Overview:

With more than 50 lawyers at its offices in Vienna and Graz, Eisenberger & Herzog (E&H) ranks amongst Austria’s largest law firms. The firm is driven by a team of partners with an international background and practice. Thus, E&H is guided by a spirit of innovation, dedication and creativity. Throughout the lifetime of each project, partners assist their clients personally, ensuring quality, flexibility and efficiency. With a well-established network of partner law firms all over Europe and strong ties with first-tier business law firms in the US and Asia, E&H has become one of the leading Austrian referral firms and premier addresses for international clients.

 

Marcus Benes

Marcus Benes is a Partner at our Vienna office and heads the practice groups Banking & Finance and Restructuring. In his recent work he advised banks and investors in international financing, complex restructuring and sales of credit portfolios throughout Southern and Eastern Europe. He relies on an international network of partner law firms.

Marcus combines in-depth experience in the private economy, restructuring a family business between 2001 and 2003, with many years of law practice at the international law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper and Wolf Theiss.

Marcus holds degrees from the University of Vienna (Dr iur, 1999; Mag iur, 1994) and the University of Pennsylvania (LLM, 1996), as well as a business degree from Wharton School (MBA, 2001). He is also admitted in New York.

Marcus speaks German, English and Spanish.

Accolades

Marcus is recommended by Chambers for “Banking & Finance” and “Restructuring & Insolvency”.

“A very commercial approach and all the technical skills we are looking for.” Mandant in Chambers 2015

“He spots the big issues of a project and doesn’t get stuck on the minor matters which are not the focus.” Chambers 2015 – Banking & Finance

“High personal commitment, long-standing experience and creativity with regard to possible solutions.” He is also noted for his experience in international transactions and pragmatic approach: “He knows which points to fight and which to leave.” Chambers 2015 – Restructuring/Insolvency

“Excellent negotiator” Legal500 2015 – Insolvency, Corporate Recovery

“Available 24/7”, “highly intelligent and commited”. Legal500 2014  Banking & Finance

“Excellent legal work combined with in-depth entrepreneurial understanding.” Client in JUVE 2014

Firm Overview:

With more than 50 lawyers at its offices in Vienna and Graz, Eisenberger & Herzog (E&H) ranks amongst Austria’s largest law firms. The firm is driven by a team of partners with an international background and practice. Thus, E&H is guided by a spirit of innovation, dedication and creativity. Throughout the lifetime of each project, partners assist their clients personally, ensuring quality, flexibility and efficiency. With a well-established network of partner law firms all over Europe and strong ties with first-tier business law firms in the US and Asia, E&H has become one of the leading Austrian referral firms and premier addresses for international clients.

 

 

Christoph Moser

Leaders in Law endorses Christoph Moser as our exclusively recommended Corporate Finance Law expert in Austria. If you wish to get in touch with Christoph, please use the contact information provided above.

Christoph Moser is a partner / attorney-at-law at WEBER & CO., one of the leading Austrian corporate finance law firms. Christoph specializes on Corporate Finance, Banking, Capital Markets and M&A/Corporate. He regularly advises financial institutions and corporates on large financings and refinancings, including secured and unsecured bond issuances, rights issues, IPOs and syndicated loans. Further, in addition, Christoph also deals with M&A transactions with a particular focus on stock exchange listed companies and on Banking regulatory aspects.

Expertise

– Johannes Kepler University Linz (Mag. iur. 2004)

– University Linz, law clerk for Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Dolinar (2003-2005)

– Associate/Senior Associate, Vienna (2005-2006; 2008-2011)

– Attorney-at-law, Vienna (since 2011)

Practice Areas

Corporate Finance, Capital Markets Law, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Languages

German, English

Various

Author of numerous publications on capital markets and takeover law Austrian bar exam (2009)

The Firm

WEBER & CO.  assists companies, entrepreneurs as well as governments in developing and implementing their objectives and strategies. We offer custom-made and pragmatic legal solutions based on our knowledge of the client’s business as well as the economic and political environments.

We work closely together with our clients to create strategy implementation options that meet the highest legal standards, produce optimal economic benefits, and are workable. Our clients receive a detailed assessment of the risks inherent in the structure or transaction and an assessment of the interests involved.

WEBER & CO. offers the highest standards of legal service and proficiency with the flexibility and discretion of individually formed teams. Our lawyers have practised, studied and worked abroad. The consequent and permanent education of our lawyers guarantees the sustainability of our expertise.

Lawyers of the firm have authored numerous articles and books on domestic and international business law and teach at leading European law schools. They are regularly consulted by the Austrian legislature on legislative matters. WEBER & CO. substantially influences legal developments and implements new laws immediately.

The hallmarks of our firm are absolute discretion and the personal relationship of our lawyers to our clients. We place special emphasis on providing our clients with individual and personal advice from legal teams while maintaining continuity with the client throughout the service relationship. Corresponding to the requirements of each mandate individual teams are formed. A balanced mix of partners and associates adapted to the respective mandate guarantees fast and efficient teamwork under the close management of the responsible partner.

WEBER & CO. operates internationally. Our lawyers have extensive experience with cross-border transactions and with the management of cross-border projects either outbound or inbound. In foreign jurisdictions, following our best experts strategy, we cooperate with local law firms and lawyers chosen through a careful selection process. Our clients enjoy the advantage of being served by the best specialists who are familiar with the local situation as well as a “one-stop” shop.

WEBER & CO. advises Austrian and foreign companies and entrepreneurs in all business related legal matters. Our comprehensive services range from day-to-day legal assistance to the handling of complex national and international transactions and the development of innovative legal structures. Through our close co-operation with other advisory services, such as accountants, tax advisors, banks, and corporate finance experts we are in the position to present entrepreneurial solutions efficiently and on short notice.

 

Andreas Wildhack

Leaders in Law endorses Andreas Wildhack as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Austria. If you wish to get in touch with Andreas please use the contact information provided above.

Andreas Wildhack (Dr techn, Dipl-Ing) is admitted as an Austrian and European patent and trademark attorney.

He graduated from the Technical University of Vienna and Lunds Tekniska Högskola in Sweden.

He is a senior partner at Wildhack & Jellinek Patentanwälte and advises on all aspects of IP matters, including proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO), the Austrian Patent and Trademark Office, the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Mr Wildhack’s practice focuses both on prosecution and on related litigation matters of patents, utility models and supplementary protection certificates, as well as trademarks and designs. This includes opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO and nullity and opposition proceedings before the Austrian Patent Office and the Austrian Regional High Court Vienna, and before OHIM.

Mr Wildhack is experienced in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry and life sciences.

He is regularly involved in patent infringement proceedings, especially pharma litigation, mostly representing generic companies, and has acted as international coordinator in pharma cross-border patent litigation.

CURRICULUM VITAE AND EDUCATION

Andreas Wildhack

– Austrian Patent and Trademark Attorney

– European Patent Attorney

– Representative to the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market in Alicante (European Trademark and Design Attorney)

– 1999 Diploma Degree in Technical Chemistry, Technische Universität Wien and Technische Universität Lund (Lunds Tekniska Högskola LTH, Sweden)

– 2002 Doctoral Degree in Technical Chemistry, Technische Universität Wien

– 2002-07 Patent Attorney candidate at Wildhack & Jellinek

– 2006 European Patent Attorney

– 2007 Austrian Patent Attorney

– 2008 Partner at Wildhack & Jellinek

 

TECHNICAL FOCUS

– Technical Chemistry

– Pharmaceutical Chemistry

– Plastics and Polymer Chemistry

– Biotechnology

– Food Chemistry

LANGUAGES

German, English, French, Swedish, Italian

MEMBERSHIPS

– Executive board member of the Austrian Chamber of Patent Attorneys

– EPI

– FICPI

– AIPPI

– LIDC

– Austrian Intellectual Property Law Association (ÖV)