Ewald Oberhammer

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

Ewald Oberhammer is admitted to the Austrian Bar Associations and specialises in corporate immigration matters.  Ewald Oberhammer and his team have been dealing with corporate immigration matters since 1999, and assist international and local Austrian companies in obtaining work permits, residence permits and working visas.  In addition, Ewald Oberhammer and his team assist clients in monitoring and maintaining their compliance with immigration laws and regulations. In the course of the compliance assistance, Ewald Oberhammer is leading the firm’s immigration litigation team which focuses on the defense of corporations and their directors against incompliance allegations raised by the Austrian authorities.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate Migration
  • Corporate Law
  • Capital Markets and Takeover Law
  • Contract and Labour Law
  • Italian Law


  • Law Degree, University of Innsbruck & Padua (Mag.iur., dott. 1998)
  • LL.M., University of Nottingham (LL.M., 2001)
  • Legal Clerkship, Innsbruck (1999)
  • Associate at a reputable law firm, South Tyrol (2000 – 2002)
  • Italian Bar exam (2003)
  • Austrian Bar exam (2004)
  • Associate at highly reputable Austrian law firms (2002 – 2006)
  • Attorney-at-Law and Partner at highly reputable Austrian law firms (2007 – 2014)
  • Founding Partner at Oberhammer Rechtsanwaelte GmbH (2014)


  • German
  • English
  • Italian

Oberhammer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Ewald Oberhammer founded the law firm in 2014 and has since been able to continuously expand his team of proven experts in the areas of corporate migration with a special focus on posting regulations, labour law, corporate law and capital markets law.

In the summer of 2019, the law firm opened a new office in Wels, expanding Oberhammer’s expertise in the areas of M&A, financing, restructuring, venture capital and real estate law.

Our experts work with passion and professional excellence on innovative solutions fit for our national and international clients’ needs. Our methods are efficient, we speak a clear language.


Tony Butterworth

I am a Senior UK Immigration Consultant with 15 years’ experience in UK immigration, seven of which were spent in the Home Office as their Executive Officer. I work with large multinational companies and individuals of all nationalities, such as skilled migrants, investors and high net worth individuals who are seeking work authorisation for economic based activities. I enjoy the variety of working with clients across a range of sectors including Magic Circle global law firms, financial services, IT, Oil and Gas and natural resources.

I pride myself in being a recognised immigration expert, known for providing advice and processing support to all of Ferguson Snell’s clients. Throughout my career in immigration I have forged long standing relationships with UKBA migration policy managers and case workers; these relationships enable me to offer an efficient, proactive approach to my immigration clients. I embrace the constant challenges presented to me within my role and work hard to establish excellent working relationships with my clients, taking the time to understand their needs, to operate within each business client’s company ethos and offer innovative solutions for all immigration needs, no matter how complex.

Ferguson Snell:

Ferguson Snell is the most established immigration company in the business. Operating in the UK since 1985, the company has continued to evolve. We pride ourselves in our provision of accurate, compliant, high-touch immigration services to individuals and organisations alike.

On 5 May 2016, CSC (NYSE: CSC), a leading provider of next-generation technology solutions and services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Xchanging plc, Ferguson Snell’s parent company. Ferguson Snell is now part of CSC.

Today Ferguson Snell is expanding internationally and, while the company continues to grow, we still maintain the friendly, approachable, solution-finding ethos that has always made Ferguson Snell stand out amongst other immigration services.

Ferguson Snell has dedicated UK immigration, US immigration and Global teams working on business and private client immigration. The company is headquartered in London with an Asia Pacific office based in India and Global immigration capabilities across 88 countries.