The Legal 500 (2019) – Once again top ratings for Graf Isola

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Graf Isola (f.k.a. Graf & Pitkowitz) has been awarded top positions in this year’s edition of the prestigious international client guide “The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2019”.

Our Insolvency & Restructuring practice group under Alexander Isola and Stefan Weileder has once again been ranked in top position Tier 1.

In total 8 of our practice groups have been highly ranked in their fields.

Alexander Isola (Insolvency & Restructuring) and Armenak Utudjian (Private Client) have furthermore been listed in the “Leading Lawyers” category. Nine partners and attorneys of our firm have been recommended as leading experts in their field.

Here you can find some quotations from the recent Legal 500 EMEA edition:

Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

[Graf Isola’s] insolvency and restructuring team covers a wide array of insolvency work, from restructurings, insolvencies and reorganisations to distressed M&A. When not advising debtors, creditors, investors, family-owned businesses, managing directors and board members, co-heads Alexander Isola and Stefan Weileder are routinely appointed as insolvency administrators.

Private Client

Acting for high-net-worth clients at the interface of wealth management and restructuring, [Graf Isola’s] ‘well-functioning’ and ‘extremely competent’ team provides comprehensive contentious as well as non-contentious advice in relation to trusts and private foundations, succession and inheritance law, as well as real estate and tax law, in Austrian and cross-border matters. In addition to heading the team with a ‘very high degree of professionality’ and an ‘outstanding personality’, Armenak Utudjian is a ‘renowned and respected authority’ when it comes to questions of Austrian private foundation law.

Intellectual Property

With ‘high analytical competence’, ‘enormous specialist knowledge’ and a strong emphasis on IP litigation work, [Graf Isola’s] team is adept at handling patents, unfair competition and trade mark matters for domestic and international clients, particularly those active in the life sciences field. Valued for their ‘convincing sovereignty in critical negotiation situations in court’, practice head Claudia Csáky and Ferdinand Graf are acting for new client KTM Fahrrad. Csáky is also representing renowned watch manufacturer Daniel Wellington in a counterfeiting case.

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