We offer preventive advice to stop accusations that imply you did not obey the rules from even arising. The goal of administrative criminal law is to relieve any allegations raised against you. When fighting for a case, there is one thing we never lose sight of: what decisions should we make, what structures should we change in order to avoid any future dispute with authorities?
See also Business criminal law.
Order of the provincial government of Carinthia dated 16.6.1953, LGBl 18/1953: “Sec. 3 It is forbidden to fish while swimming.“ And this is exactly the case in administrative law; it is an area that is not very clear. In economically relevant areas, from industrial sites law to privacy, from commercial law to wine law or even event law: We create a path for you through the jungle of provisions and fight where necessary – even in front of administrative courts, the Constitutional Court or the Higher Administrative Court where needs be.
See also Administrative criminal law.
Harmonious working relationships are an invaluable asset for any company. Well thought-out contracts (employment and service contracts, managing director contracts, bargaining agreements etc.) are an essential foundation for this.
Substantial professional expertise and years of experience in credit security, appeal, investment refunds and equity compensation law make us competent banking partners as well as experienced consultants for companies in restructuring and banking discussions.
We offer advice on regulation, banking and capital market law issues. The structuring of alternative financing (crowd financing and crowd funding) is of particular interest to us.
You: Funding agency or applicant for a subsidy. Us: We check the admissibility of subsidies for you from the perspective of procurement and competition law, take into account the demarcation between subsidy and procurement and keep a vigilant eye on potential illegal grants.
Entrepreneurs and their employees must take entrepreneurial decisions which can also have penal consequences: of course, “hindsight is twenty-twenty”. From the point of view of business criminal law, it is essential to make sound decisions with discretion and based on sufficient information. The business judgement rule offers a “filter” – if its conditions are met, we can exclude criminal liability. We offer preventive advice to our clients – so that they are never even faced with criminal proceedings. During preliminary proceedings, our goal is to attain termination before charges are even pressed.
See also Administrative criminal law.
Are you about to found or restructure a company? We will help you explore the current and future constellations of interest and offer advice on all areas of corporate law. Together with other experts such as management or tax consultants, we will find you the best economic solution – even when managing companies in crisis.
We connect start-up companies with investors.
See also Antitrust law.
A wooden outhouse can be considered a “installation” within the meaning of Sec. 32 Para. 1 of the Austrian Water Law Act, because such an installation is, by definition, intended for the “introduction” of substance in water, and not a merely small one. Supreme Administrative Court 2145/76, 8.6.1978. As you can see, we know our way around industrial sites law. But that is only one area of commercial law. We can assist you in all aspects of industrial sites law. Often, this starts with the registration of your business; we can explore many complex industrial law regulations for you – right up to the provisions for the protection of non-smokers in the catering trade.
“Ignorance of the law does not release you from responsibility. But knowledge often does.” (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec). Well. Maybe not from the responsibility – but from liabilities and other unwanted side-effects. Many people would like to acquire a dominant position in the market – we can advise you on how to get there, but also fight against the misuse of this position for our clients. And after all, many compliance issues are also a matter of antitrust law.
We offer advice on the structure of financing; we explore every contractual arrangement possibility, in particular in the area of securities, and create suitable bases for cooperation between banks and clients. We check compliance with capital maintenance rules to avoid the risk of having to refund contributions.
A car buyer talking about his car: “The steering was so awful, I had to find a route to work with only right-hand turns.” A clear case of warranty claim! And we might even get some compensation for damages.
We work with both on an everyday basis – both in and out of court. Tort law also allows you to assert claims for defects against the seller/contractor after expiry of the deadline for warranty claims.
Are you founding a company? Let us help you!
We were among the first to specialise in start-ups, crowd funding and everything that entails. To best support our customers in this area, we also work together with the start-up investor network primeCROWD.
You’re facing a vital phase in the life of your company: succession. Are successors in your family business taking over, is your self-managed company going to be taken over by a third party, are you introducing external partners, is your company being reorganised as an associated company and a holding foundation? A company can go many ways – we can help you identify the best route for yours and draft verifiable scenarios.
The right to award public contracts is full of pitfalls for both the client and the contractor. We offer advice on the choice of procedure type and the preparation of tender documents and accompany you during the procedure as well as represent you in review procedures. Does your company want to succeed on the market in the public procurement segment? We offer advice from the preparation of the participation to the tender opening and represent you, should the need arise, before procurement review bodies. In addition to legal advice, we also provide high technical competence in the IT field in order to carry out quick and efficient lawful procurement procedures.
See also Grants and subsidies.
“Some people see exactly the same thing with their right and left eye. And they think this is objectivity.” (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec) We try something else and put ourselves in the shoes of both contracting parties. Because our contracts must last, ours are never “off the peg”. Thanks to our wide wealth of experience, we can find tailor-made solutions for all interests. Our broad spectrum ranges from distribution agreements to general terms and conditions, from cooperation and licence agreements to testaments, from articles of association to real estate agreements. Our contracts have one thing in common: They are “custom-made”, easy to understand – and they last.