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about 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.'
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.'