Corporate / M&A

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Corporate and company law have been among the core competencies of our firm from the outset. Ferdinand Graf heads a strong team that provides comprehensive advice to companies and their governing bodies on all corporate and company law issues – from formation and ongoing advice to liquidation: literally “from the cradle to the grave”.

Our clients include domestic and foreign companies from a wide range of industries, including global conglomerates, small and medium-sized enterprises and larger investors.

We assist our clients in corporate transactions and restructurings, such as capital increases, mergers, de-mergers and transformations – also in a cross-border/multi-jurisdiction context. Our team recently advised LUKOIL on cross-border restructurings and capital measures, helped the publicly-listed Andritz Group on the de-merger and merger of group subsidiaries and counselled Hubert Burda Media on the acquisition of the Austrian and Swiss medical platforms and

A strong focus of our work in recent years has been the handling of corporate disputes – both before state courts and in arbitration proceedings. For example, we represented the French/Belgian DEXIA Group in a dispute arising from the nationalisation of Kommunalkredit. A particular strength lies in the coordination of our expertise in corporate law, dispute resolution and insolvency regulations.


Ferdinand Graf
LL.M. (NYU) | Dr.iur. (University of Vienna) | Partner
T:+43 1 401 17 - 0
Otto Waechter
LL.M. (NYU) | M.B.L.-HSG | Dr.iur. (University of Vienna) | Partner
T:+43 1 401 17 - 0
image expand Areas of expertise
  • Company set-up
  • M & A
  • Due Diligence
  • Corporate Restructurings, including Merger, Spin-off, and liquidation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Distressed companies / Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Compliance
  • Joint Ventures
  • Start-ups


Award for Excellent Teaching – Patent Law

Gunter Nitsche – professor emeritus and Of Counsel in our firm has received the „Award for Excellent Teaching 2019/2020“ for his particularly outstanding teaching concept at Graz University of Technology and his great personal commitment to teaching. This is another example that academics are of high priority in our firm.

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Graf Isola once again named as IFLR Top Tier Firm

In this year’s IFLR1000 Guide 2019 the prestigious British publication International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has named Graf Isola (f.k.a. Graf & Pitkowitz) as a Top Tier Firm in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance, Project Development and Capital Markets. Partners Ferdinand Graf and Otto Waechter have furthermore been recommended as highly regarded attorneys.

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