Unsere Mandanten vertrauen uns, weil wir stets darum bemüht sind, die bestmöglichen Ergebnisse für sie zu erzielen. Wir arbeiten unter Einhaltung der höchsten juristischen Standards und unter voller Einbindung unserer Partner. Gleichzeitig erlaubt uns unsere Struktur, weitgehend konfliktfrei und flexibel zu agieren.

Unsere Erfahrung erstreckt sich über alle wichtigen Industriesektoren. Wir sind der festen Überzeugung, dass das Verständnis des spezifischen unternehmerischen Umfelds eines Rechtsstreits der Schlüssel zu seiner erfolgreichen Beilegung ist.

Konsumgüter

Wir bieten strategische Rechts- und Geschäftsberatung für eine Vielzahl von Facetten des Einzelhandels.

Wir verstehen die Herausforderungen, denen sich Einzelhändler, Konsumgüterhersteller und Markeninhaber stellen. Unsere Mandanten verlassen sich darauf, dass wir ihnen rechtliche Beratung bieten, die ihren individuellen strategischen Zielen gerecht wird.

Wir beraten im Zusammenhang mit Dienstleistungsverträgen, Lieferantenverträgen, Vertriebskanälen und -problemen, der Zusammenarbeit mit Verkaufspartnern, Fragen der Lieferkette, Transportverzögerungen und -schäden, Standortfragen, E-Commerce und finanziellen Schwierigkeiten.

Ein wichtiges Beispiel für unsere Arbeit im Konsumgüterbereich sind Möbel und Haushaltswaren. Wir haben viele Kunden in der Möbelindustrie, die wir unter anderem in Gerichts- und Schiedsverfahren sowie in arbeitsrechtlichen Verfahren vertreten.

Unsere unternehmensorientierte Herangehensweise ermöglicht es uns, unsere Mandanten schnell und praxisnah zu beraten.

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Luxusgüter

Wir beraten Unternehmen in der Luxusgüter- und Modebranche.

Dank unserer Branchenkenntnis können wir unsere Mandanten in jeder Phase des Produkt- und Markenzyklus unterstützen, von Design und Herstellung bis hin zu Vertrieb und Einzelhandel.

Unsere Marktkenntnis zeichnet uns aus. Wir kümmern uns um sämtliche rechtliche Fragen, die im Luxusgütersektor auftreten.

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Nahrungsmittel und Getränke

Wir bieten unseren Mandanten eine Kombination aus juristischem Fachwissen und einer umfassenden Kenntnis der Rahmenbedingungen und der Dynamik im Lebensmittel- und Getränkegeschäft.

Unsere Kanzlei arbeitet mit Unternehmen der gesamten Lebensmittel- und Getränkeindustrie zusammen, von Start-ups bis hin zu multinationalen Konzernen. Wir vertreten sowohl Lebensmittel- als auch Getränkehersteller, Groß- und Einzelhändler, Restaurants und Fast-Food-Ketten sowie Supermärkte.

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Arbeitsrecht im Einzelhandel und Konsumgütersektor

Wir sind Experten für alle arbeitsrechtlichen Fragen im Einzelhandels- und Konsumgütersektor. Neue Formen der Kommunikation über soziale Medien und drastische Veränderungen der Beschäftigungsverhältnisse für Gig-Worker unterstreichen die Notwendigkeit für Unternehmen, innovativ zu bleiben.

Wir unterstützen unsere unter anderem durch Erklärung und Erläuterung der zur Verfügung stehenden staatlichen Hilfsprogramme, beim Personalwechsel, bei Entwurf und Anpassung von Home-Office-Vereinbarungen, bei Handelsverträgen sowie bei Fragen zu Lieferketten und Liegenschaften/Immobilien.

Die Einzelhandelsbranche ist wohl der von der digitalen Revolution am stärksten betroffene Sektor. Die rechtlichen, technischen und kommerziellen Auswirkungen entwickeln sich rasch weiter und betreffen jedes Unternehmen. Wir unterstützen unsere Mandanten bei allen rechtlichen Fragen, die sich dabei auftun.

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Lisa Beisteiner
Partner - Wien
Alfred Siwy
Partner - London, Wien
Alexander Zojer
Senior Associate - Wien
Innhwa Kwon
Associate - Wien
  • Representation of a large Austrian multinational in various shareholder disputes regarding the nullity of corporate resolutions (EUR 85 million, Austrian courts including Austrian Supreme Court).

  • Representation of shareholders of a large Austrian industrial conglomerate against a global conglomerate in disputes relating to several share purchase agreements (EUR 700 million, Austrian state courts).

  • Assisting a leading North American sportswear manufacturer regarding employment related aspects of their retail stores in Austria.

  • Representing an Austrian leading construction and engineering company in the court proceedings against a former consultant claiming damages based on the alleged existence of an employment contract after the consultant contract was terminated (Austrian courts).

  • Assisting the client, a Japanese manufacturer of data carriers, in employment matters such as its bonus scheme or redundancies.

  • Assisting a German manufacturer of luxury goods in its day-to-day employment law matters, such as working time or redundancies, in its Austrian boutiques.

  • Assisting the client, a U.S. multinational confectionery, food, holding and beverage company, regarding employment law questions and company pension schemes.

  • Assisting a global tea and coffee company with regard to all employment and pensions related aspects of an asset deal (TUPE); assisting the client in drafting an asset purchase agreement; adjustments to contracts as well as meeting information and consultation requirements; drafting of information letters to employees and works council.

  • Representation of a large Austrian multinational in five interrelated arbitration proceedings regarding the validity of various strategic corporate decisions (EUR 40 million, ad hoc arbitration).

  • Supporting a French luxury goods company with regard to transfer of a key employee from Austria to France.

  • Employment law support of a British auction house with regard to its Austrian subsidiary.

  • Assisting a British luxury fashion company with their day-to-day employment matters.

  • Ongoing support of a leading Austrian company in the electronics engineering and manufacturing services sector regarding various employment matters, including the drafting of employment and shop agreements, employee data protection and terminations of employment relationships.

  • Supporting a German franchise company in the self-serving bakery sector with regard to the recall and appointment of the managing directors of its Austria subsidiary.

  • Assisting a Croatian consumer goods company with regard to their Austrian employment relationships and the appointment and registration of the managing directors.

  • Representation of a 10%-shareholder against another 10%-shareholder in a corporate litigation on whether the contribution of 80% of the shareholding in a world-leading sport equipment manufacturer to an Austrian Private Foundation was valid (EUR 800 million, Austrian courts).

  • Representation of a large Austrian multinational in the proceedings on constitutionality of the Austrian Squeeze out Act (EUR 10 million, Austrian Constitutional Court).

  • Advising an Austrian glass producer with regard to employment and industrial relation law matters including claims under the collective bargaining agreement, employee data protection and the implementation of home office schemes.

  • Supporting a leading German multinational home improvement supplies retailing company in all employment related matters, including assistance in drawing-up a data-protection law compliant HR system and its implementation, in line with the respective requirements under Austrian employment law, for about 3,500 employees in Austria.
    Assisting the company in defending their current working time schemes against claims of numerous employees and the works council for introduction of a 4-day working week, based on the newly introduced collective bargaining agreement.
    Representing the company in court proceedings against one of its former employees claiming re-instatement of her employment based on allegedly socially unfair notice of termination and discriminatory treatment in connection with employment termination (Austrian courts).

  • Supporting a multinational Italian/American car manufacturer and seller (one of our long-standing clients) in all operative day-to-day employment law, industrial relations and pension issues. Providing support, from Austrian employment law perspective, in possible restructuring measures, including potential reduction in force, mergers and shut-downs of certain operations in Austria. Representing the client against employee’s alleged sexual harassment claims.

  • Advising a U.S. manufacturer of golf equipment with setting up an Austrian branch.

  • Assisting a British sports car manufacturer with regard to an employment relationship in Austria.

  • Assisting a Japanese sewing machine producer in a restructuring process.

  • Representation of a Korean luxury car dealer in a court proceedings against an Austrian supplier (Austrian courts).

  • Representation of a Central Asian beverages producer in arbitral proceedings against a Central European manufacturer regarding damages for defective deliveries (EUR 1 million, VIAC).

  • Representation of a global franchise company in a court proceedings against local franchisees (Austrian courts).

  • Representation of a large Austrian multinational in a damage claim against a minority shareholder (EUR 20 million, Austrian courts).

  • Representation of a global leader in packaging and paper in a post M&A dispute regarding the purchase of an Asian company ( EUR 70 million, ICC/Singapore).

  • Representation of a Western European financial entity in Austrian annulment proceedings regarding an ICC award against several European entities (EUR 10 million, Austrian courts – including the Supreme Court).

  • Assisting a world’s premier manufacturer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment with regard to claims of employees resulting of the applicability of a bonus program and the subsequent changes to the employer’s very bonus program for the future.

  • Representation of a lage Austrian multinational in the proceedings against contractual claims brought by a former manager (EUR 30 million, Austrian state courts and an ad hoc arbitral tribunal).

  • Representation of an European industry holding company in arbitral proceedings against an Asian industrial group regarding indemnity and warranty claims following an M&A transaction in the paint and coatings industry (EUR 7 million, ICC).

  • Representation of a market-leading, global consumer goods manufacturer and retailer against a Central European supplier regarding damages for breach of contract (EUR 5 million, ICC).

  • Representation of a German manufacturer of modern technological products in court proceedings against an Austrian employee with regard to the cross-border applicability of the protection against termination under Austrian Labour Constitution Act and German law (Austrian courts, including the Austrian Supreme Court).

  • Representation of a large Austrian multinational in the squeeze-out of a minority shareholder (EUR 10 million, Austrian courts).

  • Representation of a German lamp and illuminate manufacturer in court proceedings against an Austrian employee regarding the cross-border applicability of the protection against termination under Austrian Labour Constitution Act (Austrian courts including Austrian Supreme Court).

    Chambers Global & Chambers Europe 2020

    • Lisa Beisteiner
      Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 2020 - Band 3
      "Lisa Beisteiner represents clients from the energy, retail and telecommunications sectors on corporate and commercial arbitration."
    • Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
      Dispute Resolution in Austria 2020 - Band 2
      "What the team is known for: Dynamic disputes boutique predominantly active in the arbitration sphere, acting on significant cross-border matters, most notably in the CEE region. Noted for its involvement in investment arbitrations relating to energy, with further strength in insurance and construction-related disputes. Clients stem from a range of industries including retail, engineering and manufacturing."