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Vienna

(telephone: prefix 01 in-country, or internationally +43 1)

Dr. Markus A. Andreewitch, Stallburggasse 4/1, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 31 58, Fax: 533 20 91, e-mail: office@andsim.at, homepage: http://www.andsim.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1980, was admitted to the bar in April 1986. His specialties are corporate, commercial, tax, unfair competition, antitrust, contract, estate and computer law, as well as international transactions. Dr. Andreewitch has practiced law with the U.S. law firms of Barnes, Richardson & Colburn (1980), and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (1981). He speaks English and French.

Dr. Claudio Arturo, of Petsch Frosch Klein Arturo Law firm, Eßlinggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 586 21 80, Fax: 586 22 35, e-mail: claudio.arturo@pfka.eu, homepage: http://www.pfka.eu, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1994, was admitted to the bar in 2001. Dr. Arturo specializes in civil law and corporate law and also handles trade disputes and estate cases. He also accepts some criminal cases, but not those involving violation of narcotics law. Dr. Arturo speaks English and Italian.

DDr. Georg Bahn, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15-0, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: vienna@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in November 1965, was admitted to the Bar in December 1973. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are corporate law and real estate. Dr. Bahn has been handling various M&A transactions and real estate transactions concerning hotels, office buildings and shopping centers including dispute matters. In dealing with corporate matters he has broad experience with the problems of the automotive industry and the construction industry. Dr. Bahn speaks English and has a working knowledge of French.

Dr. Gerhard Benn-Ibler, of Benn-Ibler Thun-Hohenstein Law firm, Rotenturmstrasse 13, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 535 15 15, Fax: 535 15 15 10 15, e-mail: benn-ibler@pro-recht.at, homepage: http://www.pro-recht.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1964, admitted to the bar in 1970. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are real estate, corporate, administrative and constitutional law, general civil law, as well as collection cases, estates and trade disputes. Dr. Benn-Ibler is the vice president of the Austrian Bar Association and is fluent in English.

Dr. Karl Bernhauser, Schmerlingplatz 3/III, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 402 12 27 or 402 44 28, Fax: 408 55 38, e-mail: karl.bernhauser@aon.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1966, was admitted to the bar in 1975. He has a general practice, specializing in criminal law including drug offenses. He speaks English.

Dr. Brigitte Birnbaum, Beatrixgasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Tel.: 713 13 57, Fax: 713 77 76, e-mail: office@rakanzlei.co.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1975 and was admitted to the bar in 1981. She has a general practice specializing in family, marriage and divorce law, child abduction cases, real estate law and inheritance law. Dr. Birnbaum is fluent in English.

Dr. Jürgen Brandstätter, of BMA Brandstätter Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Wallnerstrasse 3, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 535 16 30, Fax: 535 16 30 40, e-mail: juergen.brandstaetter@bma-law.com, homepage: http://www.bma-law.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1979, was admitted to the bar in 1985. Dr. Brandstätter is vice chair of the Committee of Product Law and Advertising of the International Bar Association, associate member of the American Bar Association, member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member of the Licensing Executives Society (USA - Canada), and member of the legal committee of the Austrian Federation of Industrialists. Dr. Brandstätter is specialized in European Community Law, corporate law and unfair competition. His firm has a general focus on business law (excluding criminal law), and also offers a wide range of legal services relating to employment law and family law. His firm provides legal services in German, English, French, Spanish, Hungarian and Romanian.

Dr. Martin Brodey, LL.M., of Dorda Brugger Jordis law firm, Universitätsring 10, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 47 95 38, Fax: 532 01 23, e-mail: martin.brodey@dbj.at, homepage: http://www.dbj.at. Dr. Brodey graduated from the University of Vienna in 1988 and the University of Virginia in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1994. He has a general practice, excluding criminal and narcotics cases. He is specialized in mergers and acquisitions, competition law, telecommunication law and collection cases. The law firm also handles business and trade law, general advice to corporate clients and individuals in all business-related areas of Austrian and EU law and transactions (M&A, banking & finance, etc.). He is a member of the law firm's steering committee and a member of the board of directors of several private trusts. Dr. Brodey speaks fluent English and French.

Mag. Dr. Roland Deissenberger, of Deissenberger & Partners, Dominikanerbastei 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 516 37 00, Fax: 516 37 07, e-mail: rd@deissenberger.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1981 and was admitted to the bar in 1988. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases. His specialties are intellectual property, trade, unfair competition, trademarks, licensing, communications, media corporate law, international commercial and business law, tax, banking and finance, as well as litigation and arbitration. Dr. Deissenberger is fluent in English and corresponds in Russian and also speaks French and Italian.

Mag. Ivo Deskovic, of Benn-Ibler Law Firm GmbH, Universitätsring 14, 1010 Vienna, Tel: 531 55, Fax: 531 55-555, e-mail: ivo.deskovic@benn-ibler.com, homepage: http://www.dlapiper.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1988, was admitted to the bar in 1993. He has a general practice excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are real estate, property, environmental law, investment funds, collection cases, estates and trade disputes. Mag. Deskovic speaks fluent English.

Dr. Helge Doczekal, Wickenburggasse 3/11, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 403 44 04, mobile phone: 0664/153 00 68, Fax: 403 44 04-40, e-mail: ra.kanzlei@doczekal.at, graduated from the University of Vienna on June 12, 1980, was admitted to the bar on April 14, 1987. He has a general practice, with special emphasis on criminal (including narcotics) and civil cases and family law. He speaks fluent English and also speaks Italian.

Mag.Dr. Stefan Eder, of Benn-Ibler Law Firm GmbH, Universitätsring 14, 1010 Vienna, Tel: 531 55, Fax: 531 55-555, e-mail: Stefan.eder@benn-ibler.com, homepage: http://www.dlapiper.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984, was admitted to the bar in 1992. He has a general practice excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are financing, infrastructure projects, corporate, tax law, Central and Eastern European investments, estates and trade disputes. Dr. Eder speaks fluent English.

Dr. Thomas G. Eustacchio, M.A., of Eustacchio & Schaar, Währingerstrasse 26, 1090 Vienna, Tel.: 319 97 00, Fax: 319 97 00-22, (also with a branch office in Graz), e-mail: t.eustacchio@eustacchio.com, homepage: http://www.eustacchio-schaar.com, graduated from the University of Graz in 1991 and the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium in 1993, and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1997. He has a general practice, including international civil trade procedure and arbitration cases. His specialties are general business law, intellectual property, law of damages, corporate law, real estate law, and inheritance and labor law. Dr. Eustacchio has been a guest attorney at the U.S. law firms of McCarter & English in New Jersey (1998) and Bigham Englar Jones & Houston in New York (1998). Dr. Eustacchio is fluent in English and also speaks French, Italian and Spanish.

Mag. Wolfgang Friedl, of Vienna Legal Group, Döblinger Hauptsrasse 66, 1190 Vienna, Tel.: 369 08 070, Fax: 369 08 07 99, e-mail: wolfgang.friedl@viennalegal.at, graduated from the University of Vienna School of Law in 1989. He is an expert on real estate law and has represented several American clients in the sale and acquisition of commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Mag. Friedl has also advised clients during the construction and renovation of various structures. Mag. Friedl is experienced in the enforcement of judgments and is a lecturer on Civil Law at the Vienna Technical University.

Dr. Alexander Fruehmann, LL.M. (Yale), Attorney and Counselor at Law (New York), Schubertring 6, 1010 Vienna, Tel: 51510, Fax: 5151025, e-mail: alexander@fruehmann.eu, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1999 and from Yale Law School in 2003. He was admitted to the Austrian Bar and to the New York bar in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Alexander Fruehmann has over 10 years experience in the corporate and financial field and is specialized in business transactions, cross-border counseling and private clients. Dr Fruehmann speaks fluent German, English and has a good command of French and Serbo-Croat.

Dr. Christoph Gottesmann, LL.M., Lehmanngasse 7, 1230 Vienna, mobile phone: 0699/115 91 747, Tel: 867 36 52, Fax: 867 3652-105, e-mail: christoph.gottesmann@chello.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in 1994. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2001 and was admitted to the New York bar in 2002. He has a general practice, specializing in civil law, commercial and business law, including media law, intellectual property, unfair competition, landlord and tenant law, European Union law and civil rights. He also represents clients in criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Ferdinand Graf, LL.M., of Graf, Maxl, Pitkowitz law firm, Stadiongasse 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 401 17, Fax: 401 17 40, e-mail: graf@gmp.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1989 and the New York University School of Law in 1991, was admitted to the bar in Austria 1994 and the New York bar in 1993. He has a general practice excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are private law, distribution law, Austrian and European Antitrust law, protection of industrial property (legislation against unfair competition, trademark and design law) labor law, industrial law and banking law. Dr. Graf speaks fluent English.

Dr. Wolfgang T. Graf, LL.M., of Graf Patsch Taucher Law Firm, Brucknerstrasse 2/4, 1040 Vienna, Tel.: 53 54 820, Fax: 53 54 820-44, e-mail: office@gpra.at, homepage: http://www.gpra.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1995, and was admitted to the Bar of Austria in February 2002. He graduated from Penn State University in 1998 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1999. He is a lecturer at Technical College Wr. Neustadt in contracts and data protection law. His specialties are corporate, commercial, contract, m&a and capital markets. He speaks fluent English and French.

Dr. Alexander Grohmann, of Baier Lambert, Attorneys at Law, Kärntner Ring 12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 50 110, Fax: 515 50 50, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1978, was admitted to the bar in 1984. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases. His specialties are international commercial and business law, trade, tax, corporate finance, real estate, trusts, private foundation and franchising (author of The Practice of Franchising in Austria, Manz 1992). Dr. Grohmann is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of English.

Dr. Kathrin Guertler & Mag. Nikolaus Reisner, LL.M., Seilergasse 3, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 75 75, Fax: 513 83 03, e-mail: guertler@anwalt-wien.at or reisner@anwalt-wien.at, homepage: http://www.anwalt-wien.at, all members graduated from the University of Vienna. Mag. Reisner was admitted to the bar in 2002, and Dr. Kathrin Guertler in 2003. The office has a general practice, including criminal cases. Its special fields are agricultural, forestry, hunting and fishing law, general law of contracts and damage proceedings (especially representaton in front of the court), employment law, inheritance law and the law relating to private foundations (respectively company law in all its fields such as advising and setting up companies and branch establishments), acquisition of businesses in international and national enterprises in Austria, family law (in particular matrimonial law and the law relating to children), corporate law, property law and real estate (in all its fields), media and competition law, environmental law (in particular licensing proceddings for industrial plants), trade law, traffic law and compensation for damage. The lawyers correspond in English and French. Mag. Reisner is fluent in Russian as well.

Dr. Wulf Gordian Hauser, LL.M., of Hauser Partners Law Firm, Seilerstätte 18-20, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 29 0014, Fax: 513 77 42, e-mail: hauser@hauserpartners.com, homepage: http://www.hauserpartners.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1974, and the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983. He was admitted to the bars of New York State (January 1984), District of Columbia (June 1984), and Austria (January 1986). Dr. Hauser has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotic offenses, specializing in Corporate, commercial and international law. He speaks English and French.

Dr. Thomas Herndl, LLM, of Herndl & Poeltner law firm, Tulpengasse 2, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 402 7844, Fax: 402 7844 - 55, e-mail: office@herndl-poeltner.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1982 and the University of Virginia in 1984, admitted to the bar in Austria in 1990 and New York in 1987. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are commercial and corporate transcations, sponsering, real estate, estate cases and trade disputes. Dr. Herndl speaks fluent English.

Drs. Johannes Hock Sr. and Jr., Stallburggasse 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 50 62, Fax: 533 09 89, e-mail: office@hock-ra.com, studied at the University of Vienna. Father, admitted to the bar in 1952, also holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon. Son, admitted to the bar in January 1987, did additional studies at the Columbia School of Law. Dr. Johannes Hock, Sr. has a general practice, including criminal cases, specializing in corporation law, trade mark law and divorce cases with international background. Dr. Johannes Hock, Jr. specializes in commercial and corporate law, unfair competition and trade marks, lease contracts and litigations in rent matters. He handles criminal cases only in connection with Food Act matters and copyright infringements. Father and son are fluent in English. Son also speaks French.

Dr. Wolfgang Hofer, of Grohs Hofer law firm, Helferstorferstrasse 4/12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 534 35-0, Fax: 534 35-36, email: w.hofer@ghr.at, homepage: http://www.ghr.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1974, was admitted to the bar in 1980. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offences. His specialties are national and international management consulting, mergers & acquisitions and banking law. Dr. Hofer is fluent in English.

Dr. Alexander Hofmann, Biberstrasse 3/8, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 513 22 79, Fax: 513 22 79 30, email: a.hofmann@hofmannlaw.at, homepage: http://www.hofmannlaw.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984 and New York University School of Law in 1994. He was admitted to the Austrian Bar in 1992 and the New York State Bar Association in 2004. Dr. Hofmann specializes in wills, probate procedures, trusts and estates, general business practice and also handles trade disputes. He does not accept criminal or narcotics cases. He has professional experience in the law office of a Notary public, where he was entrusted with handling probate and estate cases. Dr. Hofmann serves as a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Viennese Bar Association. He speaks English.

Mag. Ralph Hofmann-Credner, of Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte, Schubertring 6, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 10 5630, Fax: 51510 66 56 30,
e-mail: ralph.hofmann-credner@wolftheiss.com, homepage: http://www.wolftheiss.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 2001 and from University of St. Gallen 2003 (Executive M.B.L.-HSG). He is admitted to the Austrian Bar. He specializes in corporate law, commercial law, insolvency law, litigation and insurance law. He is fluent in English.

Mag.DDr. Paul Hopmeier, Rathausstrasse 15, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 405 33 82, Fax: 408 84 67, e-mail: rechtsanwalt@aon.at, graduated from the University of Vienna and from the Vienna School of Economics in 1974, was admitted to the bar in 1980. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are tax law and company law. He is a court interpreter for the English language and also speaks French and Spanish.

Dr. Günther J. Horvath, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15 205, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: vienna@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, graduated from University of Graz in June 1976, was admitted to the bar in December 1981. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are corporate, commercial, tax, contract and estate, as well as international transactions and arbitration. Dr. Horvath speaks English and has a working knowledge of Italian.

Dr. Christoph H. Kerres, LL.M., Kerres Partners Rechtsanwälte, Schubertring 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 51 660, Fax: 51 660-60, e-mail: christoph.kerres@kerres.at, homepage: http://www.kerres.at, studied law at the University of Vienna receiving his doctorate degree in law in 1982. He received an LL.M from Georgetown University in 1987, and practiced as an attorney in Washington, D.C. with the law firm of Seifman, Semo & Slevin 1986. Christoph Kerres was admitted to the Vienna Bar in 1988 and to the New York Bar in 1987. For more than 20 years, Christoph Kerres has been working in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with a specialized focus on M&A transactions. Dr. Kerres is fluent in English and speaks Spanish.

Carl Alan Key, Attorney at Law, Johann Strauss Gasse 30/5, 1040 Vienna, mobile phone: 0699/17525 525, e-mail: alankey@alankey.at. Alan Key is a US citizen who graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Miami School of Law. He has lived in Austria for over fifteen years and is a member of an English and German speaking team specializing in cross border commercial transactions. Since 1990, Alan Key has assisted in the representation of major Austrian aviation, transportation, power, and telecommunications companies and provincial and municipal governments, in over sixty complex cross border commercial transactions. Alan Key has also worked on advising and representing several airlines in the purchasing, selling, dry and wet leasing, and financing, including cross border leasing, of all types of aircraft with parties in the US, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Alan Key has participated in representing clients such as the Austrian Airlines Group, several of the largest US banks, a number of Austrian leasing companies, and several Austrian local governments. He is a member of the California Bar Association. He has no Austrian law degree and is therefore not authorized to practice law in Austria. He speaks English (native speaker).

Dr. Helene Klaar, of Dr. Helene Klaar, Mag. Norbert Marschall Rechtsanwälte OEG, Prinz Eugen-Strasse 34, 1040 Vienna, Tel.: 505 04 62, Fax: 504 39 50, e-mail: Kanzlei@ra-klaar-marschall.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1972, was admitted to the bar in 1976. Her specialties are family law, labor law, and real estate law. She is proficient in English.

Dr. Alexander Klauser, of Brauneis, Klauser & Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Bauernmarkt 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 12 10 0, Fax: 532 12 10 20, e-mail: a.klauser@bkp.at, homepage: http://www.bkp.at graduated from the University of Vienna in 1983, was admitted to the bar in 1990. He practiced European Competition Law as an intern at the European Commission (DG IV) in Brussels. Dr. Klauser has a general practice, primarily in civil and commercial matters, antitrust, intellectual property, copyright, administrative, real estate, tenancy, family, insolvency and litigation. He is a lecturer at the McGeorge School of Law (Salzburg) in Private International Law. He accepts criminal cases only as an exception. Dr. Klauser speaks fluent English, French and Italian.

Dr. Bettina Koeck, of Greindl & Koeck Rechtsanwaelte GmbH, Gusshausstrasse 14, 1050 Vienna, Tel.: 494 63 63, Fax: 494 63 63 63, e-mail: bettina.koeck@greindlkoeck.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 2001 and Northwestern University in Chicago in 1998 and was admitted to the bar in 1997. Dr. Koeck specializes in Employment law and Company law and handles estate cases, trade disputes. She is proficient in English and has worked with American clients in the past.

Dr. Gerhard Kornek, of Hasch & Partner Anwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Zelinkagasse 10, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 12 70, Fax: 532 12 70 263, e-mail: ra.kornek@inode.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in January 1970, was admitted to the bar in 1974. He has a general practice, including criminal cases, and specializes in divorce law, real estate law, traffic accidents, insurance claims, trade and labor. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Veronika Kozak, Attorney at Law, Josefstädterstrasse 62/4, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 236 20 60, Fax: 236 20 60 9, e-mail: veronika.kozak@airius.at. Dr. Veronika Kozak specializes in aviation law and aircraft financing. Since 1990, she has advised and represented Austrian and foreign airlines, aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturers, banks, and aviation consultants in the purchasing, selling, leasing, and financing (including over 200 domestic and cross-border sale, lease, and debt finance transactions and including EXIM, ECA, JOL, JLL, LILO, and GLL transactions) of various types of aircraft with and for businesses and individuals in the US, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific. Dr. Veronika Kozak's team, which includes an American attorney, of counsel to her firm and residing in Vienna, can provide comprehensive legal advice and representation - in both the English and German languages, at a native-speaker level - for structuring and negotiating everything from complex transactions to simple contracts. Dr. Kozak is fluently bilingual in English and German.

Dr. Elmar Kresbach, LL.M., Schottengasse 4/4/29, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 26 90, Fax: 533 27 90, e-mail: kresbach@ra-kanzleien.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1982 and the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in 1984, was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1992. He has a general practice with special emphasis in criminal cases (including narcotics), divorce cases, collection cases, general litigation practice and unfair trade practices. Dr. Kresbach speaks fluent English and French.

Dr. Alfred Kriegler, Hoher Markt 1, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 42 65, Fax: 533 42 65-4, e-mail: kriegler@divorce.at, homepage: http://www.divorce.at, 1977 Baccalauréat from the Lycée Français in Vienna, 1983 Doctorate in Legal Studies from the University of Vienna, 1984 Master of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, 1986 Diploma summa cum laude from the Schola Litterarum Latinarum of the Papal Gregoriana University in Rome, 1991 sworn in as a member of the Austrian Bar, 1992 winner of the endowment awarded by the Maria Anna Ertl Foundation to the most highly qualified newly registered lawyers of the year, 1994 after many years with his father`s chambers, which specialized in family law, he opened his own chambers at Hoher Markt 1, 1010 Vienna. Dr. Kriegler is the only Viennese member of the IAML (International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers). He is also president of the "Lawyers´ Club" of Vienna, which he founded, vice president of the European Lawyers Union (U.A.E.) and cofounder of the European Bar Rights Institute. Dr. Kriegler is fluent in English and speaks several languages (German, French, Italian, English, Spanish and Latin) and specializes in family law. He wrote the bestseller Ratgeber Scheidung (Divorce Advice) from Ueberreuterverlag publisher.

Dr. Peter Lambert, of Lambert Eversheds, Savoyenstraße 3, 1170 Vienna, mobile phone: 0664 152 4634, Fax: 516 20 20, e-mail: p.lambert@lambert-law.at, homepage: http://www.lamberteversheds.com, graduated from the University of Vienna and McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California in 1979, was admitted to the bar in 1983. He practiced in San Francisco, California with the law firm of Maron, Reed & Sheehy from 1982 to 1983. Dr. Lambert has a general practice, excluding criminal cases. His specialties are international commercial and business law, trade, tax, unfair competition, intellectual property, real estate, administrative, estate and probate law, as well as litigation and arbitration. Dr. Lambert is fluent in English, speaks French, and is Chairman of the American Bar Association's Austrian Chapter.

Dr. Andreas Lintl, of Lintl-Kornfeind-Thalhammer, Singerstrasse 27/28, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 60 50, Fax: 512 86 05, e-mail: office@lintl-law.at, homepage: http://www.lintl-law.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1983 and was admitted to the bar in 1991. He has a general practice, with special emphasis on Austrian inheritance, estate, trade disputes, personal injury and insurance matters. He is a court interpreter for the English language and also maintains a practice in London, where he is an admitted solicitor and can be reached on Fridays.

Dr. Werner J. Loibl, Schottenfeldgasse 85, 1070 Vienna, Tel.: 512 88 82, Fax: 512 88 62, e-mail: office@law.co.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1981, was admitted to the bar in 1988. Dr. Loibl also holds a master's degree from New York University. He has a general practice, specializing in international business law, corporate law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Loibl speaks English, French and Spanish.

Dr. Paul Luiki, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Schottenring 12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 537 70-0, Fax: 537 70 70, e-mail: paul.luiki@fwp.at, homepage: http://www.fwp.at, was born in the U.S. and received his first legal education at the University of Iowa and practiced as an attorney in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Austria in 1992. He obtained a law degree from the University of Vienna in 1993 as well as a doctoral degree from the same University in 1996. He is admitted to the Austrian and Ohio Bars and has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are M&A, joint ventures, banking and finance law as well as general corporate law. Dr. Luiki speaks English and German.

Dr. Norbert Marschall, of Dr. Helene Klaar, Mag. Norbert Marschall Rechtsanwälte OEG, Prinz Eugen-Strasse 34/4, 1040 Vienna, Tel.: 505 04 62, Fax: 504 39 50, e-mail: kanzlei@ra-klaar-marschall.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 2000. His specialties include family law, labor law, real estate law, and medical malpractice law.

Dr. Marco Nademleinsky, Dornbacher Straße 4a, 1170 Vienna, Tel.: 480 15 52, Fax: 480 15 52-9, e-mail: office@nademleinsky.at, homepage: http://www.nademleinsky.at, graduated from the University of Vienna 2000, Doctorate in Legal Studies from the University of Vienna (cum laude) 2004, University Assistant and Lecturer at the University of Vienna 2004-2007, Department of Comparative Law and Private International Law. In 2011, Dr. Nademleinsky opened his own law firm in Vienna, specialising in family law, health law and private international law. He is author of numerous publications on family law, e.g. Internationales Familienrecht (International Family Law), 2007, together with M. Neumayr, Judge at the Austrian Supreme Court. Dr. Nademleinsky also teaches International Family Law at the University of Vienna and is a contributing member of the legal magazine Zeitschrift für Ehe- und Familienrecht. He is fluent in English.

Dr. Peter Philipp, Graben 17, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 80 01, Fax: 533 09 59, e-mail: ra-p.philipp@aon.at, graduated from the University in Vienna 1970 and was admitted to the bar in 1975. He has a general practice, with special emphasis in criminal cases, including narcotic offenses and family law. Dr. Philipp speaks English, French and Italian.

Jarred Pinkston, Dorda Brugger Jordis Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 10, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 4795 14, Fax: 533 47 95-5014, e-mail: jarred.pinkston@dbj.at. Mr. Pinkston is an American admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and England/Wales and his practice focuses on international dispute resolution. Dorda Brugger Jordis is a leading, full service law firm in Austria and advises in all areas of corporate, commercial and civil law. The firm's main practice areas also include corporate and tax law, restructuring, competition and anti-trust, real estate law, employment law, IT and IP, private client and public law. He is not authorized to practice law before the courts of Austria. He speaks English (native speaker).

Mag. Martin Platte, LL.M., Lothringerstrasse 3/12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 0420, Fax 804 8053 - 4220, e-mail: office@platte.co.at, homepage: http://www.platte.co.at. He graduated from Vienna Law School in 1998 and the London School of Economics in 2000. He has a general practice excluding criminal law, with a strong focus on dispute resolution, corporate (in particular distribution and transport Iaw, as weil as company Iaw) and real estate law. He lectures on Commercial Arbitration and Copyright Iaw and has authored many publications on these matters. He has 2 years‘ experience with an American lawfirm in London and two further years with an American lawfirm in Vienna. He speaks fluent English and has practiced, lectured and published in the English language.

Dr. Peter Pöch, of Pöch Krassnigg law firm, Strauchgasse 1-3, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 535 37 21, Fax: 533 15 55, e-mail: office@p-k.at, homepage: http://www.p-k.at, studied at the Universities of Vienna, Grenoble and Kansas, graduated in Vienna in 1964. He was admitted to the bar in 1972. The law firm of which Dr. Pöch is a partner specializes in banking, capital markets, venture capital, financing, EU-law (in particular state aid), corporate, commercial, and also has a general practice. Dr. Pöch is Austrian advisor for the European Intellectual Property Review and the Journal of International Banking Law. He speaks fluent English and some French.

Dr. Peter M. Polak, LL.M., Getreidemarkt 1, 1060 Vienna, Tel.: 582 58-0, Fax: 582 58-2, e-mail: fplp@fplp.at, homepage: http://www.fplp.at, graduated from the Vienna law school and UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He was admitted to the bar in California in 1985 and in Austria in 1989. He specializes in corporate and M & A and heads the firms M & A and International Transactions department. FPLP is a leading business law firm which assists multinational corporations in all areas of business law in Austria and CEE. Apart from its core competence in corporate project finance, competition,real estate, and IP,the firm is also known for its specific expertise in complex litigation and arbitration . FPLP has built for a very long time specific industry know how in the life science, media and energy industries. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the Austrian and the California bar.He is a certified interpreter for the English language and fluent in German, English and French; FPLP provides, in addition, service in Spanish and Polish.

Jenny Power, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15-0, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: jenny.power@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, holds a J.D. (juris doctor) degree from the University of Miami School of Law. She has no Austrian law degree and is therefore not authorized to practice law in Austria. She is a member of the Florida and American Bar Associations. Freshfields has a commercial law practice. The primary focus of Ms. Power's practice is the representation of clients as counsel in international arbitration including those conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC) as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She speaks English and German.

Dr. Michael Prager, Seilergasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 62 20, Fax: 512 62 21, e-mail: office@pragerlaw.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in June 1984, was admitted to the bar in June 1992. He has a general practice, specializing in corporate law & civil disputes including company formation, business licensing, real estate conceptions, rental agreements, employment relations, trade disputes, trademark matters, agency and distribution, joint venture set up, M & A, aviation & insurance. Dr. Prager does not accept criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Felix Prändl, LL.M., J.S.M., of Brauneis, Klauser and Prändl, Bauernmarkt 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 12 10 0, Fax: 532 12 10 20, e-mail: f.praendl@bkp.at, homepage: http://www.bkp.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1982, from Tulane Law School, New Orleans, in 1984 and from Stanford Law School in 1986. He was admitted to the bar in 1992. Dr. Prändl practiced law in a San Francisco law firm and in a Brussels EC-law firm. He has a general practice, primarily in corporate and commercial matters, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, European Community, probate, wills, computers and software, agency and distributorships and cross-border transactions. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Prändl speaks fluent English.

Dr. Rose-Marie Rath, Weissgerber Lände 40, 1030 Vienna, Tel.: 713 13 79, Fax: 713 02 62, e-mail: office@ra-rath.at, homepage: http://www.ra-rath.at, studied law at the universities of Vienna and Graz, graduated from the latter in January 1983. She was admitted to the bar in 1988. She has a general practice and, with the exception of narcotics offenses, accepts all criminal and civil cases. Dr. Rath speaks English.

MMag. Dr. Axel Reidlinger, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15-0, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: axel.reidlinger@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfieldsbruckhausderinger.com, obtained an LLM/DEA in European Community Law from the College of Europe in Bruges. He is a member of the Austrian Bar and has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are the antitrust competition & trade, more precisely competition law in energy sector liberalization as well as Austrian and European telecommunications and e-commerce law. Dr. Reidlinger speaks English and has a working knowledge of French.

Hon.Prof. Dr. Andreas Reiner, Maîtrise de Droit Privé, D.E.A., Andreas Reiner and Partners, Helferstorferstrasse 4/Freyung 6/12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 23 32 0, Fax: 532 23 32 10, e-mail: office@reiner-arp.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1975, and from the University of Orleans, France, in 1980. In addition, Dr. Reiner did post-graduate studies in EC-law at the University of Paris. From 1981 to 1985 he worked as a Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. He was admitted to the bar in 1989. r. Reiner has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are commercial, distribution, corporate, unfair competition, industrial property, labor arbitration. He lectures at the Vienna School of Economics and is fluent in English and French.

Dr. Wolfgang Renner, LL.M., of Renner Höllerl Attorneys-at-Law, Gonzagagasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 523 3833, Fax: 523 3820, e-mail: wr@renner-law.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1992 and from N.Y.U. Law School in 1993. Admitted to the New York bar (1994) and the Austrian bar (1999). Dr. Renner has spent three years with law firms in N.Y.C. and is fluent in English. The specialties of his firm are general civil law (contract law, commercial law, collection cases, estates and trade disputes), corporate law (including private foundations) and IT/media law. He is fluent in English.

Dr. Wieland Schmid-Schmidsfelden, Gauermanngasse 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 40443 5400, Fax: 40443 95400, e-mail: wieland,schmid-schmidsfelden@cms-rrh.com, homepage: http://www.cms-rrh.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984, admitted to the bar in 1989. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotic offenses. His specialties are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe and trade disputes. Dr. Schmid-Schmidsfelden is the Secretary General of the Austrian Joint Venture Association and speaks fluent English.

Mag. Harald Schuster, Wickenburggasse 13, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 406 61 47, Fax: 406 61 47-15, e-mail: law-office@advocat-schuster.at, homepage: http://www.advocat-schuster.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1989, was admitted to the bar in 1994. He has a general practice with special emphasis in criminal cases (including narcotics offenses) and civil law. Mag. Schuster speaks fluent English.

Dr. Friedrich Schwank, Law Offices, Stock Exchange Building, Wipplingerstrasse 34, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 57 04, Fax: 533 57 06, e-mail: offices@schwank.com, homepage: http://www.schwank.com, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1972 and was admitted to the bar in 1976. Dr. Schwank did postgraduate work in London and Paris. He has a general practice with a focus on international corporate, tax and wealth planning matters.  The other lawyers of his firm handle immigration, labour law and industrial relations, court, banking, litigation, and philanthropy. Dr. Schwank does not accept criminal cases and traffic accidents. In his firm the following languages are spoken: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Armenian and the Scandinavian languages.

Dr. Michael Sedlaczek, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15-0, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: vienna@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, holds the degree of Master of Laws (Mag. iur.) from the University of Vienna and the degree of PhD in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Innsbruck. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His area of practice is tax, includes tax related corporate law, and investment fund law. He specialises in structuring national and international M&A transactions; corporate tax planning and group reorganisations (including domestic and cross-border mergers, spin-offs, split-ups, contributions in kind, post acquisition tax planning); financial instruments, their tax driven structures (including derivatives, swaps, stock lending and repo transactions, hybrid instruments, etc.) and investment funds; international taxation (e.g. tax planning for artists). Dr. Sedlaczek speaks English and has a working knowledge of Italian.

Dr. A. Nicholas Simon, Stallburggasse 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 31 58, Fax: 533 20 91, e-mail: office@andsim.at, homepage: http://www.andsim.at, graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1980 and from the University of Vienna in December 1985. He was admitted to the bar of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court, Massachusetts in 1980 and 1981, respectively. In January 1990, he was admitted to the bar in Austria. Dr. Simon's practice specializes in international business law, estate proceedings and arbitration. He is also a professor of business law at Webster University's Vienna campus. He is fully bilingual in English and German.

Hon.Prof. DDr. Hellwig Torggler, of Torggler Rechtsanwälte, Universitätsring 10/5, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 31 70 71, Fax: 532 31 70 80, e-mail: h.torggler@torggler.at, homepage: http://www.torggler.at, is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Graz, Austria. He also has a Master of Comparative Law from the Law School of the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Torggler has general practice, primarily in corporate matters, private foundations and arbitration. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Torggler is an official interpreter for the English language.

Dr. Michaela Tulipan, LL. M., Praterstraße 66/4/41, 1020 Vienna, Tel.: 271 73 31, Fax: 271 73 31 17, e-mail: michaela@tulipan.at, homepage: http://www.tulipan.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1976. After postgraduate studies in European law in Paris, legal practice in Germany and additional studies in the U.S., she was admitted to the Austrian bar in 1986. Her practice covers civil matters including international law and family law. She speaks fluent French and English and has a fair knowledge of Italian.

Dr. Peter Wagesreiter, LL. M., of Hasberger Seitz & Partner law firm, Gonzagagasse 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 05 33, Fax: 533 05 33 33, e-mail: wagesreiter@hsp-law.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1991 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1998 and New York in 2001. He has a general practice, specializing in international business transactions and contract law and trade disputes. He does not handle criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Gunther Weichselbaum, Kohlmarkt 1, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 99 03, Fax: 533 99 03 18, e-mail: weichselbaum@kohlmarkt1.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1983. He was admitted to the bar at the end of 1989. He has a general practice, specializing in commercial and corporation law including tax, currency and industrial property matters. He does not handle criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Ingrid Weisz, LL.M., Florianigasse 7/9, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 406 00 51, Fax: 406 00 5116, e-mail: office-weisz@gmx.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984 and the New York University School of Law in 1991 and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1991 and New York in 1992. She has a general practice, specializing in litigation (civil and commercial law), administrative law, insurance and product liability law. She also accepts criminal cases except narcotics cases. Dr. Weisz speaks fluent English.

Dr. Richard Wibiral, Prinz Eugen Strasse 36, 1040 Vienna, Tel.: 513 42 88, Fax: 513 42 88 14, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1981 and was admitted to the bar in 1986. He has a general practice, specializing in civil law, compensation, commercial law, companies legislation, formation of associations, joint ventures, restoration to profitability, contracts of sale and gift regarding real estate and apartments, estate proceedings and administration, contracts of lease, land register, trade marks registration act, foundations and trusts. He also handles criminal cases including narcotics offenses. Dr. Wibiral speaks fluent English.

Dr. Wolfgang Winkler, Gigergasse 6 (entrance Henslerstrasse 3), 1030 Vienna, Tel.: 710 79 29 0, Fax: 710 79 19 19, graduated from the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg in 1985 and was admitted to the bar in 1992. He has a general practice, specializing in contractual right law, trade disputes and criminal law (including narcotis). He speaks fluent English and also speaks French.

Dr. Stefan Wurst, of Wurst & Ströck Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, Mahlerstrasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 290 50 90, Fax: 290 50 90 50, e-mail: wurst@austrialaw.at, homepage: http://www.austrialaw.net, graduated from the University of Linz in 1985, was admitted to the bar in 1991. Dr. Wurst has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). He speaks English.

Mag. Gabriel Wutti, Türkenstrasse,1080 Vienna, Tel. 585 69 10 18, e-mail: office@wutti.at, homepage: http://www.wutti.at, graduated from the Vienna law school. He was admitted to the bar in 1997. He has a general practice, with a focus on real estate law (including freehold property law and tenancy law) and inheritance law. Mag. Wutti serves as a member of the Legal Association for Mediation and Cooperative Negotiation. His firm provides legal services in German, English, Slovenian and Croatian.

DDr. Hans-Georg Zeiner, Schellinggasse 6, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 23 64, Fax: 512 33 25, e-mail: hans.georg.zeiner@zeinerlaw.at, graduated from the Vienna University in July 1967, also studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and the New York University. He practiced law in New York for one year. He has offices in Alicante, Spain and Prague, Czech Republic. His fields of specialization are corporate law, tax law, cartel law, unfair competition, patent and trademark law. He does not handle criminal cases. He is a court interpreter for the English language and also speaks French.