• Pursued a claim for major US commodities trading house for damages in respect of late delivery / unseaworthiness against vessel owners in LMAA arbitration proceedings. Also handled negotiations with Mediterranean receivers. Brought related actions in Texas and Turkey for discovery and vessel arrest against the owners.

  • Legal advice to a major petroleum product importer in a dispute relating to out of specification oil products

  • Legal advice to a major American oil company on disputes relating to their fleet of vessels, including queries relating to demurrage, off-hire and cargo contamination.

  • Commenced ad hoc London arbitration proceedings for an Italian coal trader claiming wrongful arrest in respect of a time charterparty. Involved complex conflict of laws questions.

  • Pursued a large energy company for shipowner clients seeking damages arising due to delay / fire to a terminal in Brazil. We intervened into related English Court of Appeal proceedings and obtained a favourable outcome.

  • Advised a Norwegian chartering company, as borrowers, in relation to an alleged default under a trade finance loan agreement. Client’s financiers commenced the claim in the High Court of England of Wales, seeking approximately US$1.5m.

  • Ongoing, comprehensive support of a nursing home operator on various issues of employment including working time and data protection rules.

  • Advising a large industrial company on the planned change of its shift-work scheme under the new working time rules.

  • Assisting a large laboratory in the consultation process conducted by the employers’ organisation regarding working time schemes. Andreas is advising this client also on various other employment law issues such as posting of workers and data protection law.

  • Ongoing representation of one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies in a pension case before the employment court where a former male employee claims that the pension scheme discriminates against men.

  • Advice to the Chief Science Officer (CSO) of a listed stock-company regarding the renewal of her service agreement

  • Ongoing representation of an Austrian printing company against a former employee in a non-competition case before the employment court including the compensation of damage.

  • Advising an international manufacturer headquartered in Austria on the renewal of the European works council and on its plans to divest one of its business units involving information and consultation requirements towards the works council and business transfer rules.

  • Advising and representing a bank on various issues of employment law including terminations of employment due to prolonged sick leave.

  • Ongoing, comprehensive advice to an international pharmaceutical group of companies on various aspects of employment law including restructuring and social plans, employee representative matters (works agreements, participation rights of the works council in relocation matters), data protection law, terminations and posting of workers. Andreas also successfully defended one group company against dismissal claims brought by several employees that had been laid-off due to business reasons.