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Attorneys


KARASEK WIETRZYK Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Attorneys

Mag. Arno Cichocki

Education: University of Graz (Mag. iur. 1997) Practice Areas: Corporate, Protection of Industrial Property,

Intellectual Property, Litigation and Arbitration Languages: German, English.

Dr. Otto Dietrich

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 2001); William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul,

Minnesota (1994) Professional Experience: Associate Expert for International Law at the United Nations,

New York (1996-1997); Foreign Associate with McDermott, Will & Emery, New York (1998) Practice Areas:

M&A, Project Finance, Corporate, International Litigation and Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Public International

Law Languages: German, English, Spanish.

Mag. Isabella Eder

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2001) Practice Areas: Civil Law, Real Estate, Competition, Damages

and Warranty, Pharmacy Law Languages: German, English, French, Russian.

Dr. Wolfgang Eigner LL.M. (Cambridge)

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1998; Dr. iur. 2002), University of Cambridge (LL.M. 2006), laureate of the

Walther Kastner Prize 2004 and of the Figdor Prize by the Austrian Academy of Science 2004 for his monograph in the

field of loan securities Professional Experience: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Civil Law, Business

Law and Securities Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (2000-2005); lecturer at

the Institute of Civil Law, Business Law and Securities Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

(until 2007) lecturer in the field of company acquisition in the masters programme “Corporate and E-Business

Management” of the University of Applied Sciences Krems (since 2009) Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Civil

Law, Corporate, Trade, Consumer Protection, Banking and Capital Markets Languages: German, English.

Dr. Thomas Frad

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1994, Dr. iur. 1999); Academic Expert in EU Law (Danube University

Krems, 1999) Professional Experience: Chairman of the Austrian Students’ Association (1991-1993); lecturer

at the University of Applied Sciences for Banking and Finance (1999-2004); committee member of the Vienna

Bar Association (since 2008); arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Building and Planning Disputes at the

Austrian Standards Institute (ON), the Court of Arbitration of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Bar

Association in Vienna, and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); Managing Partner at KWR; lecturer

on topics regarding damages and compensation, as well as construction Practice Areas: Damages and Warranty,

Litigation and Arbitration, Construction, Corporate Languages: German, English.

Dr. Stephan Größ LL.M. (Brügge)

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1997, Dr. iur. 2002); College of Europe, Bruges (LL.M. 1998)

Professional Experience: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Civil Law, Commercial Law and

Securities of the University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna, and at the Institute for Civil

Law of the University of Vienna (1998-2002) Practice Areas: Real Estate, Competition, Corporate, Sports and

Associations Languages: German, English, French, Spanish.


Dr. Johannes Peter Gruber

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1985, Dr. iur. 1987) Professional Experience: Lecturer at the University

of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt (since 1999); member of the American Bar Association and

the International Bar Association Practice Areas: M&A, Corporate, Antitrust and Merger Control Languages:

German, English, French.

Priv.-Doz. MMag. Dr. Thomas Haberer

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1998, Dr. iur. 2002); Vienna University of Economics and Business

Administration (Mag. rer. soc. oec. 1999) Professional Experience: Assistant at the Institute of Civil Law, Business

Law, and Securities Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (1998-2001); Research

and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Commercial and Business Law of the University of Vienna (from

2002); associate at a renowned law firm in Vienna (2003-2006); further thesis for habilitation and qualification as

university lecturer in the fields of business law, corporate law, securities law and competition law at the University

of Vienna (2009); various lectures and publications in the fields of corporate and business law, competition law,

law of accounting and intellectual property law Practice Areas: Corporate Languages: German, English, French.

Dr. Herwig Hauenschild

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1997, Dr. iur. 2002) Professional Experience: Research and

Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna

(1999-2004); legal counsel of „Helping Hands“; lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna

and at the College for Higher Education bfi; contributor to the Journal of Traffic Law and several other

publications Practice Areas: Energy and Environment, Plants and Industrial Facilities, Transportation, Public

Building and Planning, Public Commercial Law, Local Communities, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Languages: German, English.

Dr. Stephan Hofmann

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2000, Dr. iur. 2005); Brookes University Oxford and University of

Leiden (1999); Pennsylvania University (2000) Professional Experience: Research and Teaching Assistant at

the Institute of Civil Law, Business Law and Securities Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business

Administration (2001-2004); laureate of the Walther Kastner Prize 2006 for his book „Due Diligence“

Practice Areas: M&A, Corporate, Trade, Banking and Capital Markets Languages: German, English.

Dr. Georg Karasek

Education: University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1980) Professional Experience: Chairman of the Austrian Students’ Association

(1976-1977); member of the Society for Construction Law; lecturer at the University of Vienna; constant

lecturing in the fields of construction law, public procurement law, and architects’ law; member of the Federal

Communications Board (since 2001); author of numerous books and articles on contract law and construction

law; arbitrator at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and at the Austrian Standards Institute; member of the

Board of Management of Josefstadt Theatre (since 2005) Practice Areas: Construction and Real Estate, Public

Procurement, Architects‘ Law, Litigation and Arbitration Languages: German, English, French.

Mag. Wolfgang Müller

Education: Vocational training as construction tracer with ILF Beratende Ingenieure ZT GmbH Dornbirn

(1994-2001); University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2001) Professional Experience: ILF Beratende Ingenieure ZT

GmbH Dornbirn, Vienna and Zurich (1991-1994); lecturer at FH Campus Vienna (construction engineering

- construction management); member of the Society for Construction Law (Gesellschaft für Baurecht) and of

the Austrian Society for Geomechanics (ÖGG); editor of the construction magazine „SOLID“ Practice Areas:

Civil Law, Corporate, Construction, Torts and Warranties, Litigation, Construction and Engineering Sector

Languages: German, English.


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Dr. Helen Pelzmann LL.M (LSE)

Education: University of Graz (Mag. iur. 1991); University of Vienna and Paris (Dr. iur. 1993); London School

of Economics (LL.M. 1994) Professional Experience: Attorney at law in Vienna since 1999 Practice Areas:

Corporate, M&A, International Transactions, Distribution Law, Employment Languages: German, English,

French.

Dr. Thomas Rabl

Education: University of Vienna and Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Mag. iur. 1995, Dr.

iur. 1999) Professional Experience: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Civil Law of the University

of Vienna (1995-1999); attorney at law in Vienna since 2002; lecturer at the University of Vienna, the

University of Linz, and the University of Salzburg; lecturer and author of numerous publications in the fields of

energy law and corporate law; contributor to the law journal “ecolex”; laureate of the Walther Kastner Prize in

2001; editor of the column “Energierecht auf den Punkt” in the VEÖ-Journal Practice Areas: Energy, Climate

and Renewable Energy, (European) Commercial Law, Public Grants, Public Sector, Sector-Related Contracts,

Litigation and Transactions, Compliance Languages: German, English, French.

Dr. Paul Schmidinger

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2002; Dr.iur. 2006) Professional Experience: Setting up and management

of the Citizen Hotline and the telephone hotline of the Austrian Federal Chancellery (2000 - 2002);

legal advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Art and Media (2003 - 2006) Practice Areas: Construction

and Real Estate, Architects’ Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Arbitration Languages: German, English.

Mag. Clemens Schöfmann

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2004) Professional Experience: Lecturer at the University of Applied

Sciences in Banking and Finance (since 2008) Practice Areas: Civil Law, Corporate, Insolvency, Damages,

Litigation, Construction Languages: German, English.

Dr. Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2000, Dr. iur. 2001) Professional Experience: Lecturer at the University

of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (since 2000) and at FH Campus Vienna (since 2005); author

of numerous publications Practice Areas: Public Procurement, State Aid, Public Law Languages: German,

English.

Mag. Diana-Maria White LL.M. MBA

Education: University of Göttingen (1993); University of Berkley (1996); First State Examination, University of Konstanz

(1998); LL.M. European/International Business Law, University of Amsterdam (1999); Bar Exam, High Court

Hamburg (2002); admission to the Bar 2002 (RAK FFM); MBA Global Management & Business Administration, University

of Phoenix/Arizona (2004); registered as Austrian and European Lawyer Professional Experience: COUDERT

BROTHERS, Berlin (1999-2000); JONES DAY, Frankfurt (2001-2002); Head of Legal, THE THOMSON CORPO-

RATION, Westlaw, Frankfurt (2002-2005); lecturer at the European Business School (EBS) (since 2004) and at the

Berufsakademie Nordhessen in Germany and Croatia (since 2003); lecturer in the field of corporate and business

law in Germany and Austria (since 2006); Head of German Desk at one of the world leading international law

firms (2006-2009) Practice Areas: Corporate, M&A, Joint Ventures, Compliance, Contract and Commercial Law,

Pharmaceutical Law Languages: German, English.


MMag. Dr. Gerold Wietrzyk

Education: University of Graz (Mag. iur. 1988, Mag. rer. soc. oec. 1989), University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1995)

Professional Experience: Tax adviser and auditor at Neuner + Henzl (1989-1992); tax adviser since 1993;

tax adviser and partner at Ernst & Young Austria (1996-2003) Practice Areas: Corporate, Tax, Restructuring,

M&A, Foundations, Banking and Capital Markets Languages: German, English.

DDr. Jörg Zehetner

Education: University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1994, Dr. iur. 1999, Dr. rer. soc. oec. 2001); Vienna University

of Economics and Business Administration (Mag. rer. soc. oec. 1994); University of Wolverhampton (1991)

Professional Experience: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Commercial and Business Law

of the University of Vienna; lecturer at the University of Vienna School of Law (since 1995), at the University

of Salzburg (since 2000), and at the Danube University Krems (since 2008); lecturer at the University of

Applied Sciences Vienna in “Banking and Finance” (since 1998) and Head of the Law Department of the University

of Applied Sciences Vienna (1998-2007); author of numerous books, commentaries on various acts

in the field of commercial law, articles, commentaries on high court decisions, co-editor of „GmbH-Bulletin“

(law journal on company law), laureate of the Walther Kastner Prize 1999; member of the Commission on

Competition of the ICC (since 2004) Practice Areas: Corporate, Competition, Antitrust and Merger Control,

Banking and Capital Markets, Restructuring Languages: German, English, French.

Defense Attorney

O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter

Education: University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1980) Professional Experience: University Professor at the Institute

for Criminal Law of the University of Vienna (1998-2006); lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Brno

(Czech Republic); University Professor at the Institute for White-Collar Crime at the Vienna University of Economics

and Business Administration (since 2007) Practice Areas: Criminal Law - White Collar Crimes, Fiscal

Offences, Media Law Languages: German, English.


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