Chambers Europe 2016

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über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte 

Banking and Finance:
The team is known as a robust banking and finance team, consisting of 2 partners and 2 other qualified lawyers and is regularly seen representing the lender side in corporate and structured finance. They are particularly active in the renewable energy sector. Sources say "the lawyers are all very engaged and capable" and clients commend the "well-informed" Alexander Illigasch for his knowledge of the "banks and understanding of clients' expectations, which makes it easier to find a solution. He is available and timely in his advice." He regularly advises on asset, project and structured finance.

Corporate and M&A:
The corporate and M & A team of 2 partners and 3 other practitioners is a strong and established boutique particularly known for energy M&A and restructuring work. It also advises life sciences and transport clients and assists with complex joint venture projects. Uber and citizenM are amongst the new client wins for the firm. Work highlights include the advice for Dutalys on its USD 488.75 million sale to Roche as well as the assistance for ASFINAG, ÖBB, ÖAMTC and a number of other public transport operators with an ongoing joint venture project. Department head Michael Barnert has a strong track record in advising on local and cross-border deals, representing multinationals, financial institutions and Austrian companies. He also advises on complex joint venture projects. Sources report he is "doing a fine job. He is smart and knows his stuff, and his clients like him." Significant clients are for example Gruner + Jahr, EVN, Wien Energie, Energie Burgenland, Millhouse Capital.

EU and Competition:
Renowned lawyer Isabella Hartung receives high praise from peers and clients, who regard her as "really one of those who stands out across all jurisdictions. She is responsive, to the point and business-oriented." She advises clients on merger filings and contentious cartel proceedings. She continues to act for PORR on a range of competition mandates including merger filings. The team around this partner is made up of 2 more qualified lawyers and is known for its well-regarded practice, advising international and domestic clients in the construction, energy and transport sectors on a full range of competition issues, including merger filings and cartels. They work closely with renowned foreign law firms on international mandates such as Herbert Smith Freehills and its client Arrow Electronics on the merger filing required for its acquisition of Data Modul. Their clients say "We had a good relationship with the team. It was really working well, with good contact and good advice, and we are really satisfied with the work." Clients include ASFINAG, EVN and Gebrüder Weiss on cartel proceedings initiated by the ACA stemming from the freight cartel.

Department head Clemens Egermann has expertise in all aspects of employment law. He represented EVN and its subsidiaries in a number of contentious labour law issues. Peers praise him as a "very solution-driven" practitioner and clients admire his "high level of service orientation and flexibility." The team – consisting of 1 partner and 3 other qualified lawyers – acts for both employers and employees in a variety of labour law mandates and "was very quick and listened very well to the customer and our needs." "Barnert Egermann Illigasch were perfect - profound knowledge and good contacts", are frequently seen acting for senior executives on complex and high-profile litigation cases, advised Gebrüder Weiss on a number of contentious and non-contentious labour law issues including civil court proceedings and regularly act for Avcon Jet on a variety of domestic employment issues.