Expertise


WN LAW FIRM is the first law firm in Austria to combine outstanding expertise in the most important areas of private and public commercial law. Whether entering a market, buying or selling an enterprise, or simply day-to-day business life: our team will prepare integrated, practical solutions and ensure efficient realisation.

Business and Corporate Law

Business and corporate law are core specialisations in our portfolio. Within the field of business and corporate law, our focus is above all on advising and representing clients in the context of corporate takeovers, mergers and investments. Beyond this, our extensive experience includes in particular the setting up of national and cross-border joint ventures. Thanks to our thorough knowledge of the field, our team is able to offer clients from all sectors and branches of the economy individualised advice and enterprise and industry-specific solutions at all stages of their business and thus secure smooth processes and successful realisation.

M&A

When it comes to the acquisition and selling of enterprises or shares in enterprises as well as changing ownership and share structures, we find the legally and economically optimal results for our clients. Thanks to extensive experience accompanying national and international transactions, our team provides you with a strong partner at all project stages – from letter of intent to strategic planning, structuring and financing right up to drafting, concluding and implementing the contracts. Besides this, we provide you with strong representation in all disputes connected with your business. We are also happy to take over the task of coordinating those involved and keeping full and complete documentation.

Corporate financing, Private Equity, Venture Capital

Whether corporate financing, investment or loans – we give our clients new opportunities. Our team stands by you with comprehensive legal expertise and sound economic know-how, to develop tax and risk optimised solutions. We are happy to advise you on all aspects of national or cross-border transaction financing. Our service also includes finding investors, structuring or restructuring debt, preparing and realising contracts, collateralisation and competent debt management.

Restructuring

In a tense market environment it is often necessary to optimise corporate structures. Drawing on our extensive corporate law experience and our comprehensive financial experience across all sectors and branches, we find organisational and legal solutions when our clients are faced with financial challenges. Likewise we support transactions (Distressed M&A) successfully on both purchaser and seller side to realise strategic or tax optimised restructuring and in crisis situations.

Land law

The acquisition, sale, financing, development, exploitation and administration of real property presents numerous challenges. This is why our firm offers a wide range of consultancy services in connection with the law of property. Our clients profit in particular from our internationally recognised expertise in public commercial law. Our team is happy to accompany you at all stages of a project and support you with their extensive experience in all legal aspects – from contract and corporate law to real estate, planning, building and tenancy law to environmental law and the protection of historical buildings and monuments.

Anti-trust law

WN LAW FIRM advises clients comprehensively in all areas of anti-trust law, in particular in relation to horizontal and vertical agreements between competitors, suppliers and customers as well as merger control. Above all in connection with our extensive experience in procurement law, we are also specialised in questions relating to submission cartels. Our team helps clients with compliance audits and regularly offers seminars and training on how to avoid anti-competitive behaviour as well as in preventative compliance.

Projects, Environment and Energy

Public law gains ever more importance in the economic environment: complex building and development projects can usually only be realised subject to corresponding EIAs. WN LAW FIRM offers you a one-stop shop for the successful structuring and realisation of your projects. In addition to our business and corporate law expertise, we offer comprehensive advice on all planning and permit related public law aspects. In connection with real property projects, our clients benefit in particular from our extensive experience in the fields of planning, building and zoning law, environmental impact assessments and the protection of historical buildings and monuments. A further focus in our portfolio is the law on water and electricity utilities, in particular renewable energies. Furthermore, we are your reliable partner when it comes to waste management too. As your first port of call, we are happy to take over the coordination of all the professionals and authorities involved.

Procurement law

When it comes to procurement, WN LAW FIRM accompanies both (public) contracting bodies as well as bidders at all stages of procurement procedures. We are happy to advise and represent you from the preparation of the tender documents and the drafting of the contract to the submission and selection processes and right up to representation before the courts when decisions are being reviewed. Numerous procurement procedures also involve anti-trust issues. Thanks to our expertise – in particular with respect to submission cartels – we can find the best possible solutions for our clients.

Market entry

Very often numerous public law permits and approvals have to be obtained before an entrepreneurial project can be realised. WN LAW FIRM offers you a strong partner at your side for all proceedings to get all necessary trade and plant operational law permits and approvals, including such for cross-border services and for trading activities in Austrian registered branches of companies based elsewhere in the EU or EEA. We are also happy to help with the hiring of employees, particularly key personnel, from third countries. Besides this we help with obtaining the necessary residence permits as well as preparing all necessary documents and assist companies, applicants and their family members during the entire residence permit proceedings.

Data Protection

Very often numerous public law permits and approvals have to be obtained before an entrepreneurial project can be realised. WN LAW FIRM offers you a strong partner at your side for all proceedings to get all necessary trade and plant operational law permits and approvals, including such for cross-border services and for trading activities in Austrian registered branches of companies based elsewhere in the EU or EEA. We are also happy to help with the hiring of employees, particularly key personnel, from third countries. Besides this we help with obtaining the necessary residence permits as well as preparing all necessary documents and assist companies, applicants and their family members during the entire residence permit proceedings.