Chambers Europe 2019

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte 

Banking & Finance:
Notable banking and finance team regularly seen advising on restructuring mandates and on refinancing of loan agreements. Represents both borrowers and lenders in local and global corporate and structured finance projects and facility agreements. Offers additional experience in regulatory matters and insolvency litigation.
Alexander Illigasch has lengthy experience in the sector and advises on regulatory aspects of structured finance deals further to acting as international counsel on cross-border transactions.

Corporate/M&A:
Notable corporate team particularly active on private equity and energy M&A. Also visible in a wide range of other sectors, including media, transport and real estate. Known for acting on significant joint venture projects. Advises clients on corporate restructuring, as well as day-to-day corporate issues and compliance mandates.
A client describes the team as ‘really competent, quick and very target- and solution-oriented. Really recommendable - you feel that you are well looked after.’
Michael Barnert is a well-known and respected practitioner who assists mainly Austrian and German clients with both M&A share deals and complex corporate issues. A client describes him as ‘quick, with a keen perception, very friendly and very pragmatic’.

Competition/European Law:
Notable practice advising international and domestic clients on a full range of competition issues, with established expertise in merger control filings. Particularly strong in antitrust and cartel cases, frequently assisting with issues related to abuse of position and anti-competitive behaviour. Supports clients in investigations and regulatory issues, with additional expertise in competition litigation. Works closely with well-known foreign law firms on international mandates.
Clients endorse the firm for its ‘practical and efficient’ work and also report that the firm ‘gives very good general advice in this area.’
Isabella Hartung maintains her position as a market-leading lawyer, providing clients with expertise in complex merger control proceedings and abuse of dominance. Clients regard her as ‘very efficient, very good at giving a prognosis of how long everything will take and what is realistic,’ further describing her as ‘very down-to-earth with great social skills and a pleasure to work with.’

Employment:
Clemens Egermann of Barnert Egermann Illigasch represents both employers and executives in a broad range of contentious employment mandates, with additional strength in individual and collective labour law. He draws substantial praise from interviewees, one of whom says: ‘He is quick, concise, well prepared and thinks economically.`

Das österreichische Kartellrecht - Ein Handbuch für Praktiker

Wir freuen uns mit Isabella Hartung über die im März 2019 erschienene 4., aktualisierte Auflage des Buches "Das österreichische Kartellrecht" (Linde Verlag).

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Magdalena Ziembicka (31) wurde im Jänner 2019 in die Liste der Rechtsanwälte eingetragen.

Sie startete ihre Karriere bei Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte im Jahr 2014 als Rechtsanwaltsanwärterin. Zuvor hatte Magdalena Ziembicka ihr Studium an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (LL.M. LL.B.) absolviert. Sie spricht neben Deutsch und Englisch auch fließend Polnisch.

Magdalena Ziembicka ist nun als Rechtsanwältin im Team von<br />Dr. Clemens Egermann tätig. Ihre Schwerpunkte liegen weiterhin in den Bereichen Arbeitsrecht und Litigation. „Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Magdalena Ziembicka unser Team auch in Zukunft mit ihrer Expertise unterstützen wird.“, so Clemens Egermann.

Österreichs beste Anwälte 2018

Im Rahmen des vom Handelsblatt in Kooperation mit dem US-Verlag BEST LAWYERS durchgeführten Rankings ÖSTERREICHS BESTE ANWÄLTE 2018 wurden vier Rechtsanwälte der Kanzlei als führend in ihrem jeweiligen Tätigkeitsbereich ausgezeichnet: Michael Barnert im Gesellschaftsrecht, Clemens Egermann im Arbeitsrecht, Alexander Illigasch im Bank- und Finanzrecht und Isabella Hartung im Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrecht. Alexander Illigasch wurde überdies im Rechtsgebiet Insolvenzrecht/Restrukturierung zum Anwalt des Jahres gewählt.

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Legal 500 EMEA 2018

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte

Banking and Finance:
Cross-border financing transactions are Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s core strength, having recently advised Constantia Flexibles on the repricing of acquisition financing, but the group is also adept at assisting clients with bonded loans, investment structuring and facility agreements. 

Commercial, Corporate and M&A:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises on a broad range of corporate matters, including restructurings and transactions, and has specialist expertise in energy and media sector work. Michael Barnert is the key contact.

EU and Competition:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH routinely handles competition authority investigations, merger control filings, follow-on damage claims and compliance matters. ‘Smart and prompt’ team head Isabella Hartung, who provides ‘straightforward advice’, continues to advise Porr on various competition law matters including merger control filings. In another highlight, she obtained merger clearance for the freight forwarding logistics group Gebrüder Weiss with regards to its acquisition of Deutsche Transport-Compagnie Erich Bogdan (DTC).

Employment:
Dealing with contentious and non-contentious work, Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s client roster includes Avcon Jet, TARW Consulting Personalleasing and BNP Paribas. ‘Highly pragmatic and solution-oriented’ team head Clemens Egermann ‘is always up-to-date on any recent changes in the law’.

Die "MUST-KNOWS" im Kartellrecht 2017/18

Die kartellrechtlichen Highlights des letzten Jahres hat Isabella Hartung (Barnert Egermann Illigasch, Wien) gemeinsam mit Axel Schulz (White & Case, Brüssel) am 22.03.2018 vor interessierten Unternehmensvertretern Revue passieren lassen.

Im Rahmen der Abendveranstaltung in den Räumlichkeiten von Barnert Egermann Illigasch wurden unter dem Titel DIE "MUST-KNOWS" IM KARTELLRECHT 2017/18 die neuesten Entwicklungen bei Gesetzgebung, Behördenpraxis und Rechtsprechung in Österreich und auf EU-Ebene diskutiert. Darunter das Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrechts-Änderungsgesetz 2017, der Leitfaden der BWB für Hausdurchsuchungen, die Online-Plattform der BWB für anonyme Anzeigen und "Landmark"-Entscheidungen des EuGH wie Intel und Coty.

Legal 500 EMEA 2017

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte

Banking and Finance:
With a focus on financing transactions, Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises national and international financial institutions, private equity funds and corporates. As a highlight, practice head Michael Raninger assisted Constantia Flexibles with a senior secured covenant-lite syndicated facilities agreement.

Corporate and M&A:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s practice is headed by Michael Barnert, who is experienced in representing clients from the energy, media and private equity sectors. He advised Gruner + Jahr on the sale of its News Publishing Group shares to News manager Horst Pirker. Other clients include EVN and Wien Energie.

EU and Competition:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s team is led by the ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ Isabella Hartung, who is ‘among the best Austrian antitrust lawyers’. She advised PORR on various competition law matters, including merger control filings. EVN and Wien Energie are also clients.

Employment: 
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides ‘quick and clear advice’ primarily to employers but also acts for executives. The ‘knowledgeable’ Clemens Egermann acts for clients such as TARW Consulting Personalleasing and BNP Paribas.

Barnert Egermann Illigasch berät Bertelsmann / Gruner+Jahr bei Verkauf der Verlagsgruppe NEWS

(JUVE vom 21. Juni 2016)

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Chambers Europe 2016

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. Some significant clients are BNP Paribas, Alpine Equity Management and Gazprom Neft Trading.

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.

Employment:
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. 

Legal 500 EMEA 2016

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte

Banking and Finance:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH has ‘extensive knowledge of international financing transactions’. Practice head Alexander Illigasch is well versed in syndicated loans and project finance. New partner Michael Raninger, who joined the team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, frequently acts on the sponsor side. Constantia Flexibles and Alpine Equity Management are clients.

Corporate and M&A:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s ‘great’ team has notable experience in the energy and private equity sectors, and handles transactions for a number of energy providers. In other work, ‘top lawyer’ and practice head Michael Barnert advised privately held biotechnology company Dutalys on its $485m sale to Roche.

EU and Competition:
The practice at Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH is led by Isabella Hartung, who has significant experience in the transport and logistics sectors and construction industry. Hartung is advising PORR on a number of competition issues, including merger control filings. Austrian freightforwarding company Gebrüder Weiss and German automotive manufacturing company Continental are also clients.

Employment:
The ‘very assertive’ Clemens Egermann leads Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s practice, which ‘provides good value for money’ and assists employers and high-level individuals with contentious and non-contentious employment matters. The client roster includes banks, national and international companies from a wide range of industries. 

Chambers Europe & Global 2015

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte

Banking and Finance:
The team regularly appears on renewable energy projects and often assists large companies with financing issues. Also represents several international and domestic banks in Austrian and cross-border projects. Sources say 'A very strong group of individuals who are all excellent lawyers.' Top-ranked Alexander Illigasch 'is a brilliant banking lawyer,' say market observers, adding: 'He is a very reasonable and clever guy.' He also handles insurance supervisory law matters in addition to his highly successful banking practice. Some significant clients are BNP Paribas Fortis, Alpine Equity Management, MC Management, Gazprom Neft Trading.

Corporate and M&A:
A flourishing boutique firm with a strong focus on energy M&A also covers a range of other industry sectors, including publishing and media. Department head Michael Barnert focuses on blue-chip clients in the energy sector. Sources praise his 'responsive and reactive' attitude, adding: 'He is to the point, a good negotiator and pleasant to work with'. The team recently advised Alpine Equity Management comprehensively with regard to the corporate aspects of its stake in Innovacell Biotechnologie.

EU and Competition:
Compact but focused team with great international connections, often instructed by international firms on the Austrian merger control aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions. Further areas of strength include cartel investigations and marketing. Sources praise 'From our point of view the firm is doing an excellent job. Response times are short and the lawyers have great business acumen.' 'A modern, state-of-the-art firm. The lawyers are service oriented and are quick to respond. They focus on the questions we raise and their implications, instead of theoretical jargon.' Clients and peers praise the 'well-informed' Isabella Hartung for her practical approach and in-depth understanding of antitrust and competition matters. One client says: 'She is highly skilled in her area of practice and does her job quickly and accurately.'

Employment:
The team assists employers and employees with contentious and advisory employment matters. Strong focus on representing managers in labour law disputes. Clients regard Clemens Egermann as a ‘quick, cost-efficient and experienced‘ lawyer, noting: ‘He puts himself in our shoes and really tries to understand how a company thinks and what's important to us. He thinks outside the box and responds extremely fast.' EVN group is a new client for the practice. Other sources are quoted: 'I am very satisfied. The lawyers were still as motivated at the very end as they were at the very beginning and always responded within the time limit. They are easy to reach.' 'I really recommend Barnert Egermann Illigasch. I appreciate being able to reach the lawyers at any time, their prompt answers and that they stick to deadlines. Working with them was a great experience.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2015

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte 

Banking and Finance:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises lenders, investment funds and borrowers, especially among energy sector companies and SMEs. ‘Exceptional expert’ and practice head Alexander Illigasch is the local counsel to BNP Paribas, which he advises on regulatory, compliance and transactional matters.

Corporate and M&A:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s team is led by energy and private equity expert Michael Barnert. Barnert assisted Asfinag with its restructuring and regularly advises Alpine Equity on private equity transactions and general corporate matters.

EU and Competition:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides ‘a very good overall level of service’ to domestic corporations and international clients. Practice head Isabella Hartung continues to advise clients such as Gebrüder Weiss and Porr on various competition issues and merger control filings.

Employment:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s ‘prudent and accurate’ team represents companies and high-level individuals, increasingly in connection with exits and compensation for damages. The ‘reliable’ Clemens Egermann is known for his ‘knowledge’ and ‘first-class’ skills in court proceedings.

BEIRA berät USD 485 Mio Verkauf von Dutalys an Roche (Ausgabe vom 12.Jänner 2015)

BEIRA hat sämtliche Verkäufer beim Verkauf des Wiener Biotech-Unternehmens Dutalys an den Schweizer Life-Science-Konzern Roche beraten. Dutalys ist ein auf die Entwicklung biospezifischer menschlicher Antikörper spezialisiertes Unternehmen. Sämtliche Verkäufer, die für ihren Ausstieg einen Kaufpreis von bis zu USD 485 Mio erhalten, wurden vom BEIRA-Team um Michael Barnert beraten.

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Legal 500 EMEA 2014

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte

Banking and Finance:
The team at Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises private equity investors on the financing of investments in Austrian entities, and developers in the alternative energy sector on financing arrangements. Alexander Illigasch assists BNP Paribas Fortis with regulatory, compliance and transactional matters.

Corporate and M&A:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s well-regarded corporate practice, led by Michael Barnert, has a focus on the energy sector, acting for clients such as EVN and Wien Energie. It also expanded its work for Gruner + Jahr, and regularly advises ASFINAG.

EU and Competition:
The ‘excellent’ and ‘efficient’ team at Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH represents blue-chip domestic companies and some international clients, focusing on merger control matters and the defence of cartel proceedings. Isabella Hartung ‘is not afraid to find new ways’, and continues to represent Gebrüder Weiss in cartel proceedings against more than 40 Austrian freight forwarding companies.

Employment:
‘Always to the point’ and ‘focused on clients’ needs’, Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH has seen an increase in contentious employment issues. The ‘quickthinking’ Clemens Egermann is recommended for his ‘strength at trial’, and recently acted in relation to a challenge to a blue-collar works council election in Lower Austria. Clients include BNP Paribas Fortis, Gebrüder Weiss and Rittal.

Die Presse - Advocatus '13 Clients' Award

Die österreichische Tageszeitung "Die Presse" hat auch 2013 den "Advocatus Clients' Award" veranstaltet, im Rahmen dessen die Klienten der Wirtschaftskanzleien ihre Stimme für ihre Favoriten abgeben konnten.

Barnert Egermann Illigasch wurde in 6 von 8 Kategorien unter die Top 10 Wirtschaftskanzleien gewählt. 

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Chambers Europe 2011

über Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte

Banking & Finance:
Barnert Egermann Illigasch is perceived on the market as 'a young firm doing high-profile work.' Sources go on to report that it 'has a well-defined foothold in the area.' The team offers a full banking service to clients, with the exception of pure workout work. The practice group primarily represents investors in domestic and international transactions. Its team is known for its provision of responsive and cost-effective service. It advised Fortis as local Austrian counsel with regards to its integration into the BNP Paribas group. Alexander Illigasch led the deal and is recommended as 'a very active and successful banking lawyer.' He is focused on syndicated lending.

Competition / European Law:
This small but mighty boutique punches well above its weight in various areas of law, including competition. It wins effusive praise from clients and rival practitioners for its flourishing practice, which includes cartel litigation, state aid and competition law advice. The personal service and 'a strong enthusiasm for and curiosity about the subject matter' set the firm apart, say clients. Isabella Hartung acted for one of the defendants in a cartel investigation into the freight-forwarding sector, and she represented a defendant in similar proceedings over bids for plumbing services. She further defended an arthouse cinema in a state aid case. Clients note her 'keen perception, and ability to quickly find the core of the matter,' as well as her 'excellent knowledge of EU and competition law.' Her good working relationships with the competition authorities are considered yet another strength.

Corporate / M&A:
This compact team focuses on Austrian and international business law. It is recognised for its solid client base in the energy sector, which includes ENERGIEALLIANZ AUSTRIA, EVN and Gazprom Neft Trading. The firm has good working relationships with foreign firms, allowing it to also cover the CEE market. Sources say: 'A successful and strong firm. The team finds practical solutions and is very responsive.' Michael Barnert is commended by clients for his 'impressive knowledge, experience and hands-on approach.' His practice includes corporate, M&A and competition law.

Employment:
This compact team, made up of Clemens Egermann and an associate, packs a punch in the employment arena, sources agree. He continues to act for the former employees of the Austrian trade union federation ÖGB in a class action over pension claims. On the advisory side, Egermann recently handled various employment issues for Avcon Jet and Gebrüder Weiss. He receives praise for his flexibility, accessibility and legal prowess. 'I always pass more sophisticated issues on to Clemens,' one client says. He also has experience in corporate, insolvency and real estate law, and the breadth of his experience is greatly appreciated by clients.