Awards & Accolades

We have been ranked as one of the leading commercial law firms in Austria, based on reviews by our clients and peers. In 2015 we were named “Austria Law Firm of the Year” by both Chambers & Partners and the German ranking agency JUVE. Legal 500 designated us as a “Leading Firm in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.”

We are grateful to receive such positive feedback from our clients on the results we deliver. Far from resting on our laurels, we accept these distinctions as fortitude to launch us to even greater achievements. Our firm is the proud recipient of the following awards:

2019

2018

2017

2016

Chambers & Partners
Austria Law Firm of the Year 2016 - NOMINEE

Chambers & Partners nominated us for this year's "Austria Law Firm of the Year" award, thus recognizing our firm’s pre-eminence in Austria. We feel honoured and hope to receive this award again.

2015

Chambers & Partners
Austria Law Firm of the Year 2015

The coveted Chambers Europe award reflects not just our law firm’s pre-eminence; it also highlights notable achievements over the past 12 months, our impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

Juve
Austria Law Firm of the Year 2015

The German ranking JUVE named Eisenberger & Herzog "Austria Law Firm of the Year". Our team was present at the award ceremony in Frankfurt.

The Legal 500
EMEA Leading Firm

The Legal 500 2015 lists Eisenberger & Herzog as Leading Firm in Europe.

Impressive banking and finance practice acknowledged for its experience in acquisitions, restructurings and banking litigation.

Strengths: One commentator remarks that the team’s“key strengths are their broad experience with restructuring, their excellent network and their willingness to innovate.”

Comprehensive team offering an all-encompassing range of advice on competition and antitrust matters, including cartel proceedings, abuse of dominance, merger control and regulatory mandates. Highly proficient in European law, representing clients in litigation and arbitration before national and EU courts. Assists with damages claims and compliance schemes, including mock investigations and training programmes. Clients include national and international corporations in the electronics, transport and energy sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Very motivated,” with “great expertise”, “the work was just flawless.”

“Really delivers excellent work,” they “just get to the point, there are no unnecessary digressions. The lawyers are also always available.”

Thriving corporate practice with in-depth expertise in the financial services, infrastructure, real estate, technology and media sectors. Increasingly visible on significant transactions, including both public and private M&A deals as well as major corporate restructurings and voluntary takeovers. Also assists with day-to-day corporate issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They delivered even more than what had been agreed on.”

Highly respected firm with a flourishing public law practice based in Graz and Vienna. Handles the planning and environmental aspects of energy and public infrastructure projects. Additionally advises on public procurement and PPP mandates, with particular expertise in the construction, transportation and utilities fields. Represents clients in contentious cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The go-to firm for environmental law in Styria.”

Regularly acts on restructuring loan exposures. Strong links with the corporate team ensures its ability to act on large corporate restructurings. Active on behalf of financial institutions and banks Well-regarded team with a strong reputation for corporate and financial restructuring, including the restructuring of debt, bonds and loans. Also handles distressed M&A transactions and out-of-court insolvency proceedings. Able to handle cross-border mandates thanks to its links to partner firms in overseas jurisdictions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The lawyers were able to prepare a great plan for us that perfectly steered the process.”
“Always available from the partner down to the associates.”

Much of Eisenberger & Herzog’s work pertains to infrastructure and energy projects alongside large-scale developments, having recently advised the City of Graz on the city development project Reininghausgründe, which included regional planning contracts and zoning law issues. In another highlight, team head Georg Eisenberger assisted Frutura Obst & Gemüse and SPAR with matters pertaining to a large-scale greenhouse including a thermal heat supply. Ulrike Sehrschön provides ‘sustainable down-to-earth solutions’.

Eisenberger & Herzog’s team is able to call on colleagues from the firm’s corporate and public law departments, thereby generating a steady flow of transactional, regulatory and contentious work.

Eisenberger & Herzog’s team provides “high quality and user-friendly advice” and takes “a pragmatic hands-on approach”. Hypo-Alpe Adria-Bank is a client, “the best of the best”, Peter Winkler is considered “impressive” by peers and clients alike.

The team at Eisenberger & Herzog is “business-oriented, with a pragmatic hands-on approach. The outstanding Peter Winkler and Alric Ofenheimer co-head the practice, which has strength in M&A and draws on an expanding international network. A highlight was advising Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International on the divestment of its Austrian operations via an auction process.

Eisenberger & Herzog has a strong profile for merger control, antitrust and private enforcement work as well as internal investigations. Recommended team head Dieter Thalhammer represented ÖBB-Infrastruktur and Wiener Hafen in phase II merger control proceedings, while the ‘very good and client-oriented’ Judith Feldner assisted Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail with the establishment of a joint venture and subsequently represented the clients in merger proceedings before the Austrian Competition Authority. Andreas Zellhofer is ‘knowledgeable, very responsive and focused’.

Eisenberger & Herzog calls upon its corporate, M&A and capital markets expertise to advise corporate clients and financial institutions on corporate and financial restructurings alongside debt, bonds and loan reorganisations.

Eisenberger & Herzog’s ‘professional and responsive’ practice is highly adept at handling trade mark work and exhibits particular expertise at the intersection of IP and competition law. Team head Andreas Zellhofer regularly advises Honda on a range of IP matters including trade mark infringement proceedings.

Noted for its expertise in advising clients on national and EU-wide tenders […]. Additionally to its energy sector expertise, the team also has a strong reputation for infrastructure sector projects. Wilhelm Offenbeck and the recommended Ulrike Sehrschön jointly head the practice.

Noted for its quick ‘response times’, Eisenberger & Herzog is best known for its transactional expertise but also handles project development work. Michael Strenitz, who co-heads the team with ‘great negotiator’ Alric Ofenheimer, advised investor group Pecik on the development and sale of various luxury apartments in Vienna. Clemens Lanschützer is ‘dedicated’.

Eisenberger & Herzog boasts one of the largest competition teams in Austria. Dieter Thalhammer is a revered member of Vienna’s competition bar, and leads a team that prides itself on its ability to find innovative ways to tackle complex legal challenges.

Notable team that regularly appears on high-value individual and portfolio transactions, acting for both sellers and buyers. Visible on cross-border transactions. Also active in real estate development projects, covering corporate and residential properties. Particular experience in advising energy sector clients, including renewable energy producers, on the real estate aspects of their projects.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): Clients appreciate the team’s ability to be on hand and efficient, commending its “accuracy, efficiency, availability and speed.”

Highly respected firm with a flourishing public law practice based in Graz and Vienna. Handles the planning and environmental aspects of energy and public infrastructure projects. Additionally advises on public procurement and PPP mandates, with particular expertise in the construction, transportation and utilities fields. Represents clients in contentious cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The go-to firm for environmental law in Styria.”

Much of Eisenberger & Herzog’s work pertains to infrastructure and energy projects alongside large-scale developments, having recently advised the City of Graz on the city development project Reininghausgründe, which included regional planning contracts and zoning law issues. In another highlight, team head Georg Eisenberger assisted Frutura Obst & Gemüse and SPAR with matters pertaining to a large-scale greenhouse including a thermal heat supply. Ulrike Sehrschön provides ‘sustainable down-to-earth solutions’.

Eisenberger & Herzog advised Lykos on its successful public takeover offer for Inform P. Lykos S.A.’s shares. Marcus Benes and the ‘knowledgeable, calm and pragmatic’ Peter Winkler jointly head the team, which includes the ‘technically excellent’ Michael Strenitz.

Eisenberger & Herzog’s team is co-headed by Alric Ofenheimer and the ‘very experienced’ Peter Winkler and is particularly active in handling M&A transactions and joint ventures for energy, media, financial and real estate sector players.

Well-regarded team with a strong reputation for corporate and financial restructuring, including the restructuring of debt, bonds and loans. Also handles distressed M&A transactions and out-of-court insolvency proceedings. Able to handle cross-border mandates thanks to its links to partner firms in overseas jurisdictions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The lawyers were able to prepare a great plan for us that perfectly steered the process”, [] “always available from the partner down to the associates.”

Eisenberger & Herzog works for a number of renowned corporations, advising them on software transfers and licensing agreements, data protection, and due diligence. Andreas Zellhofer is advising Microsoft on the introduction of cloud-computing services in Austria.ended.

Having established itself in recent years as one of Austria’s top business law outfits, Eisenberger & Herzog has developed a significant presence in the trademark arena. Working deftly across the spectrum, it performs best as an outsourced in-house counsel for major brands, shaping IP strategy and executing prosecution campaigns. Dynamic and passionate, its specialist practitioners also possess keen business awareness and a cosmopolitan outlook – most cut their teeth at major international law firms. Former Freshfields lawyer Andreas Zellhofer provides assured leadership; he works proficiently across the board, managing the national and continental portfolio of Immofinanz, Austria’s leading real estate developer; and doggedly pursuing unauthorised resellers for Honda and Nikon. Trademark-heavy deals are another strong point: Zellhofer lately acted as lead counsel for German media giant ProSiebenSat. 1 PULS 4 Group in its acquisition of ATV; he also brokered a cooperation agreement on behalf of Vienna’s Haus der Musik.”

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