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Corporate, M&A and Transactions

Mission Statement

M&A transactions and joint ventures constitute an important strategic option for companies, financial institutions, and private equity investors to optimize development potentials. The spectrum of the parties involved ranges from start-ups to listed companies. In this context and against the backdrop of the various possibilities offered by corporate law and contract law, the correct structuring and carrying out of transactions calls for tailored and sustainable solutions both in Austria and internationally. Particularly the strategic complexity of M&A transactions, which requires a structured consultation process between the client, investment bankers, corporate attorneys, and corporate finance specialists, demands practical experience, profound market knowledge, and the ability to optimally coordinate all participants and resources. At fwp, we believe that corporate attorneys need to assume a central and leading role in this context in order to safeguard client interests in all phases of the transaction as best as possible. Strategic, planning, entrepreneurial, and focused legal advice are the key factors for success in this context. They also apply to the preparation and implementation of complex corporate law related transactions such as demergers, mergers, and transformations. Key questions of corporate law, such as the range of capital protection, or corporate governance measures also require a high degree of legal expertise, as well as creativity in connection with the target-oriented development of possible solutions.

Developing optimal solutions from a legal perspective in this area requires extensive legal knowledge and vast experience in corporate law, civil law, capital markets and takeover law, and many other related fields of law. The drafting of contracts and adequate division of risks between the parties is of equal importance. fwp's legal experts possess longstanding and indepth advisory practice in designing and supporting transactions. Our comprehensive experience in cross-border transactions, complex corporate law issues, public takeover bids, and in the area of private equity and venture capital, ensures the highest degree of efficiency and deal stability. Apart from advising on specific contracts our legal support also involves representing clients in corporate law and transaction-related litigation.

„Very fast and high expertise. The team has incredible speed and can deal with urgent questions and also deal with topics in other countries.“
Chambers and Partners

Key Services and Practice Areas

  • M&A transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Structuring under transformation law such as mergers and demergers
  • Due diligence reviews for M&A and joint venture projects
  • Design and review of corporate governance structures
  • Capital measures
  • Monitoring of compliance with capital maintenance rules
  • Public takeovers
  • Corporate and transaction-related litigation

Attorneys

Markus Fellner, Partner
Paul Luiki, Partner
Florian Kranebitter, Partner
Lukas Flener, Partner
Peter Blaschke, Attorney
Elisabeth Fischer-Schwarz, Attorney
Jasmin Hahn, Attorney
Florian Henöckl, Attorney
Helene Rohrauer, Attorney
Roswitha Seekirchner, Attorney
Peter Stiegler, Attorney
Edda Unfricht, Attorney