CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Member firm for Austria

Firm Overview

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati (“CHSH”) is one of Austria’s leading corporate law firms and offers clients expertise and experience in all areas of corporate and commercial law.

Banking and Finance CHSH supports its clients in their borrowing and investment decisions from financial planning to treasury operations management. It is a recognized leader in the banking regulatory sector, advising international banks on establishing Austrian branches and the selling and trading of securities in Austria. CHSH acts as adviser to over 100 managed investment funds and has extensive expertise in the banking and finance sector.

Capital Markets For over 20 years, CHSH has handled the largest transactions of the Austrian capital markets and has set the standards for this sector, covering all aspects of initial public offerings, capital increases and bond issuances. CHSH advises on due diligence matters, prepares prospectuses and structures corporate documentation for share capital transactions.

Central and Eastern Europe CHSH has an extensive network of contacts and offices and many years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe and specializes in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and project development.

Litigation and Arbitration CHSH’s success rate is enviable when it comes to construction disputes, damages in contract or tort, insurance law, unfair competition and warranty issues. The team covers the entire spectrum of corporate and commercial law and gives clients a clear picture of the opportunities and risks involved. Members of the firm act as arbitrators and counsel in ICC, ad hoc arbitration proceedings and under the Rules of VIAC.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law CHSH provides legal advice regarding classic mergers and acquisitions transactions and private equity transactions. It also specializes in resolving complex, cross-border legal issues in a practical manner, provides ongoing legal advice on corporate reorganizations, and has expertise in public mergers and acquisitions, including takeover law and regulatory compliance.

Privatizations Over the past 20 years, CHSH has handled Austria’s largest privatizations in the airport and aviation, construction, energy, postal service, steel, telecommunications and tobacco industries.

Real Estate CHSH supports its clients with claims management, construction litigation, landlordtenant disputes, the negotiation and drafting of financing agreements, the preparation of planning and construction agreements, project development, and residential and commercial leases.

Tax Law CHSH offers its clients far-reaching expertise on the tax-optimized structuring of transactions, particularly in connection with corporate restructurings, debt and equity financing, group taxation, holding structures in a cross-border context, and mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s tax practice also provides solutions for private clients, and has extensive experience in tax litigation.

Other Offices

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Surganova Str. 29, Accomodation 3, Office 16
Minsk, BY-220012
Belarus
Tel. 375.17.266.3417
Fax 375.17.266.3421

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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
33, Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, App.4
Sofia, BG-1504
Bulgaria
Tel. 359.2.401.09.99
Fax 359.2.401.09.90


CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Zlatnická 10
Prague, 110 00
Czech Republic
Tel. 420.221.111.711
Fax 420.221.111.725


CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Fö u. 14-18.
Budapest, H-1011
Hungary
Tel. 36.1.457.80.40
Fax 36.1.457. 80.41


CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Str. Polona 68-72, Et. 1, Sector 1
Bucharest, RO-010505
Romania
Tel. 40.21.311.12.13
Fax 40.21.314.24.70


CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
10 Brediceanu, City Business Center, Mezanin
Timisoara, RO-300011
Romania
Tel. 40.356.007.033
Fax 40.356.007.034


CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Palisady 33
Bratislava, SK-811 06
Slovak Republic
Tel. 421.2.2064.8580
Fax 421.2.5441.0186