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<b>MICHAEL HERZER</b></br> Dr. iur. LL. M. (Penn State)

MICHAEL HERZER
Dr. iur. LL. M. (Penn State)

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

  • Corporate and company law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Transactions
  • Capital markets law
  • Restructuring and reorganization of companies
  • Arbitration

CAREER DEVELOPMENTCAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Currently self-employed lawyer and partner at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2008 to 2012 Attorney at law in a law firm specializing in commercial law in Vienna
  • 2003 to 2008 Associate in a law firm specializing in commercial law in Vienna
  • 2002 to 2003 Court internship

TRAINING

  • since 2008 Attorney at Law
  • 2008 bar exam (with very good results)
  • 2004 to 2005 Master studies at Penn State University, USA (LL.M.)
  • 2002 to 2003 Doctoral studies at Vienna University (graduated with distinction)
  • 1997 to 2002 Law studies at Vienna University (Mag. iur.)

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017 “Handbuch zur Aktiengesellschaft” ² (Handbook for public limited companies, Ed. Gratzl / Hausmaninger / Justich), chapter “Executive Board and Dissolution & Liquidation”
  • 2012 ”Handbuch zur Aktiengesellschaft”1 (Handbook for public limited companies, ed. Hausmaninger/Gratzl/Justich) chapter Board of Management
  • 2012 “Wandelschuldverschreibungen in der Emittenteninsolvenz” (Convertible bonds in the issuer insolvency (ed. Taufner/Herzer) ÖBA
  • 2012, 587ff 2010 to 2012 Getting the Deal Through, A Global Arbitration Review, Austrian Chapter
  • 2003 Dissertation on the topic: „Die Entscheidung Holzmüller und die Auswirkungen auf das österreichische Aktienrecht” (The Holzmüller decision and the effects on the Austrian stock corporation law“)

 

CONTACT
Dr. Michael Herzer
Attorney-at-law
Wipplingerstraße 32 Mezzanin
1010 Wien Austria

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10
F. +43 (1) 533 77 84-20
E. herzer@ateus.at

<b>DIETER STIBI</b> </br>Dr. iur. LL. M.

DIETER STIBI
Dr. iur. LL. M.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

Commercial law

  • Insolvency administration (LG Eisenstadt | HG Vienna)
  • Debtor representation
  • Reorganization
  • Restructuring
  • Private Clients
  • Civil and civil procedure law
  • Construction contracts / real estate law

Construction law and construction contract law

  • Representation in construction disputes (claim and disclaim management)
  • Real estate transactions
  • Architects and civil engineers law
  • Legal project support for construction projects
  • Tenancy and residential law

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Currently partner at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2010 to 2018 Partner at MSW Attorneys at Law (now ATEUS Attorneys at Law)
  • 2009 to 2010 independent lawyer and cooperation partner at Knirsch, Gschaider & Cerha Attorneys at Law OG, 1010 Vienna
  • 2005 to 2009 Associate at the law firm Knirsch, Gschaider & Cerha Attorneys at Law OG, 1010 Vienna, specialized in commercial law
  • 2004 to 2005 court internship

TRAINING

  • Since 2009 Attorney at Law
  • 2008 Bar exam (passed with distinction)
  • 2004 to 2005 LL.M. studies in European Law with a focus on European Business Law at the Danube University Krems
  • 2003 to 2004 EURO-JUS University Course for European Law – Academic European Law Expert
  • 2002 to 2004 Doctoral studies at the University of Vienna (Dr. iur.; graduated with distinction)
  • 1997 to 2002 Law studies at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur.)

SEMINARS / LECTURES

Practical seminars on real estate law at WIFI WIEN:

  • Der Immobilienkauf (Buying Real Estate)
  • Bauverträge Effizient Abwickeln (Efficient Handling of Construction Contracts)

 

CONTACT
Dr. Dieter Stibi
attorney-at-law
Wipplingerstraße 32 Mezzanin
1010 Wien, Austria

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10
F. +43 (1) 533 77 84-20
E. stibi@ateus.at

Fabrikstraße 12
7344 Stoob, Austria
T. +43 (2612) 43466 17

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019
Commemorative publication „40 Jahre ÖGEBAU“ (40 Years ÖGEBAU)
„Der Bauwerkvertrag in der Insolvenz – Grundlagen und praktische Überlegungen zu § 21 IO“ (The Construction Contract in Insolvency – Basics and Practical Considerations for § 21 IO)

2018
Handbook „Der Energieausweis und die Energieeffizienz von Gebäuden“ (The Energy Performance Certificate and Energy Efficiency of Buildings) (Ed. Artner/Trauninger)
Chapter: „Legal Aspects of the Energy Performance Certificate“

Legal Handbook „Land- und Forstwirtschaft“ (Agriculture and Forestry)
Chapter 3 – „The construction contract – from contract conclusion to completion“.

Handbook „Straßenerhaltung und Straßenbetrieb“ (Road Maintenance and Road Operation Manual (ed. Weninger-Vycudil)
Chapter 2.3.3 – „Planner’s liability for construction measures

Current practical manual „Bau & Recht“ (Construction & Law, Ed. Kropiunik/Sabadello)
Chapter „Complaints“

Blog post PlanRadar-Blog
„ÖNORM B 2110 – Documentation on the construction site“

2017
Comments on decisions of the Supreme Court:
Scope and interpretation of a contractual disclaimer of warranties
OGH 4 Ob 197/16y; ZRB 2017, 167

Settlement discussions / reservation in the final account
OGH 9 Ob 4/16b; ZRB 2017, 32

Contractual penalty for amicable modification of the construction sequence – Interpretation ÖNORM B 2110 – Burden of proof in case of judicial right of moderation
OGH 7 Ob 68/16z; ZRB 2017, 58

Statute of limitations of the work wage
OGH 9 Ob 32/16w = ZRB 2017, 60

2016
Legal qualification of the architectural contract
OGH 6 Ob 196/15i; ZRB 2016, 36

2015
Contractual penalty in the event of delays – the question of whether the repair costs for a missing vapor barrier can be reimbursed
OGH 2 Ob 2 Ob 176/14t; ZRB 2015, 151

Documentation provisions of ÖNORM B 2110 – legal significance
ZRB 2015/3, XI

Verifiability of the invoice, obligation of the entrepreneur to provide evidence
OGH 1 Ob 161/14d; ZRB 2015, 17

2012
Current Practical Manual Construction & Law (Ed. Kropiunik/Sabadello)
Chapter ‚Construction contract, warranty, damages‘.

2010
The power deviation according to ÖNORM B 2110 (2009)- Power change and disturbance of the power supply immolex 2010, 170

Comments on decisions of the Supreme Court:

Leaving of tenancy rights in the event of bankruptcy of the tenant
OGH 2 Ob 88/09v; immolex 2010/71

Interest of the tenant worthy of protection
OGH 6 Ob 125/09i; immolex 2010/61

Temporary injunction to prevent the barrier of access to the rented parking lot?
OGH 2 Ob 146/09y; immolex 2010/53

Disputes between fellow tenants concerning the use of the common property
OGH 5 Ob 135/09b; immolex 2010/34

Start of the raising period pursuant to Section 46a (3) sentence 2 MRG in the event of late delivery of the raising request
OGH 5 Ob 7/09d; immolex 2010/26

Cancellation of a dispute note as intermediate entry?
OGH 5 Ob 18/09x; immolex 2010/20

Obligation of the lessee to tolerate interference with his tenancy law
OGH 5 Ob 61/09w; immolex 2010/1

2009
Comments on decisions of the Supreme Court:

On the permissibility of the contractual passing on of costs for the establishment of the contract to the pre-emptive right holder
OGH 8 Ob 161/08x; immolex 2009/129

No competition between the liability norms of § 1319 and § 1319a ABGB
OGH 1 Ob 260/08d, immolex 2009/119

Damage to a private fence due to snow removal from the municipality
OGH 4 Ob 239/08p; immolex 2009/116

Termination of a business premises – equivalent use
OGH 6 Ob 286/08i; immolex 2009/113

No Notification of Sale of Company – Liability of the Managing Director of the Tenant Company?
OGH 4 Ob 220/08v; immolex 2009/97

Inventory taker and inventory giver in one person
OGH 5 Ob 170/08

2008
Comment on the application for revaluation of utility value – non-contentious proceedings
OGH 5 Ob 29/08p; immolex 2008/148

2005
Energy and taxes – Systematic overview of income, turnover and excise taxes, Mayer/Stibi, Verlag LexisNexis ARD Orac

2004
Dissertation on „The taxation of internationally active energy supply companies (VAT and consumer tax aspects)“ (in German)

 

<b>ALEXANDER STREHN</b></br> Ing. Dr. iur.

ALEXANDER STREHN
Ing. Dr. iur.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

  • Advice on claim and disclaim management for construction projects
  • Development of strategies for coping with legal problems in construction projects
  • Drafting contracts for building contractors
  • Handling of bidding procedures for the sale of real estate and buildings
  • Advice on the development of real estate projects
  • Representation and advice in construction disputes
  • Contract management for property developers, real estate funds and construction companies
  • Condominium ownership and developer contract law
  • Architects‘ and civil engineers‘ law
  • Building law
  • Contract management and debt collection for real estate operators
  • Public procurement law
  • Supervision of tenders and support of contracting authorities and bidders in award procedures
  • Supervision of review proceedings

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • currently partner at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2009 to 2018 Partner at MSW Attorneys at Law (now ATEUS Attorneys at Law)
  • 2007 to 2009 Lawyer and partner in a law firm specializing in commercial law in Vienna
  • 2002 to 2006 Associate in a law firm specializing in commercial law in Vienna
  • 2001 to 2002 Court internship
  • 1991 to 1998 construction technician / site manager in the construction industry

TRAINING

  • 2006 Bar exam
  • 2001 to 2003 Doctoral studies at the University of Vienna (Dr. iur. with distinction)
  • 1995 to 2001 Law studies at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur.; top 1% of the unofficial ranking of the University of Vienna)
  • 1986 to 1991 Secondary technical college (HTL) for civil engineering in Vienna

 

CONTACT
Ing. Dr. Alexander Strehn
Attorney-at-law
Wipplingerstraße 32 Mezzanin
1010 Wien Austria

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10
F. +43 (1) 533 77 84-20
strehn@ateus.at

<b>NIKOLAUS HILTZ</b></br> Mag. iur.

NIKOLAUS HILTZ
Mag. iur.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

  • Real estate transactions
  • Tenancy and residential law
  • Construction and building contract law
  • Public procurement law
  • Commercial contract law
  • Tort law
  • Debt collection and execution law
  • Administrative criminal law
  • Civil and civil procedure law

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Currently self-employed attorney at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2013 – 2019: Associate at MSW Attorneys at Law (now ATEUS Attorneys at Law)
  • 2006 – 2013: Associate in law firms specializing in commercial law in Vienna
  • 2005 – 2006: Court internship at the Vienna Higher Regional Court (OLG)
  • 2001 – 2005: legal assistant in a law firm specializing in commercial law in Vienna

TRAINING2010:

  • Bar exam
  • 2005: Master of Law at the University of Vienna
  • 2000 – 2005: Law studies at the University of Vienna

PUBLICATIONS

Several discussions of decisions on real estate and construction law decisions of the Supreme Court in the ZVB – Zeitschrift für Vergaberecht und Bauvertragsrecht:

  • “Wann ist eine vertragliche Verkürzung von Verjährungsfristen sittenwidrig?” (When is a contractual shortening of limitation periods immoral?) 8 Ob 164/08p, ZVB 2009/100.
  • “Zur Qualifikation des Architektenvertrags als gemischter Vertrag.” (On the qualification of the architects‘ contract as a mixed contract.) 2 Ob 203/08d, ZVB 2009/101.
  • “Haftung des Wohnungseigentumsorganisators als Bauherr für Baumängel”( Liability of the Condominium Owner Organiser as the Building Owner for Construction Defects.) 5 Ob 64/09m, ZVB 2010/10.
  • “Auslegung einer Schriftformklausel bei subsidiärer Geltung der ÖNORM B2110” (Interpretation of a written form clause with subsidiary validity of ÖNORM B2110. ) 7 Ob 35/08k, ZVB 2010/11.
  • “Geforderte Sachkunde des Geschädigten und Mehrwert bei „Neu für Alt“ (Required expertise of the injured party and added value for „new for old“.) 1 Ob 261/08a, ZVB 2010/25
  • “Auslegung einer Überwälzungsklausel des Generalunternehmers”(Interpretation of a passing on clause of the general contractor. ) 6 Ob 97/09x, ZVB 2010/26.
  • “Ist der Einzelgewerke herstellende Subunternehmer von Schutz- und Sorgfaltspflichten aus dem Planungsvertrag mit dem Bauherrn umfasst? (Is the subcontractor manufacturing the individual trades covered by the duties of protection and due diligence arising from the planning contract with the client?) 2 Ob 128/09a, ZVB 2010/88.
  • “Verjährung von Schadenersatzforderungen – Erkundigungsobliegenheiten des Geschädigten.”(Statute of limitations for claims for damages – investigation obligations of the injured party.) 7 Ob 96/10h, ZVB 2010/129.
  • “Entfall des Entgeltanspruchs bei Leistungsverweigerung eines Erfüllungsgehilfen” (Elimination of the claim to remuneration in the case of refusal to perform by a vicarious agent.) 6 Ob 216/10y, ZVB 2011/26.
  • “Warnpflicht des Werkunternehmers bei Undeutlichkeiten in den vom Werkbesteller übermittelten Plänen.”(Obligation of the contractor to warn in the event of ambiguities in the plans submitted by the customer.) 2 Ob 185/10k, ZVB 2011/110.
  • “Zur Erstreckung vertraglicher Schutzpflichten auf Dritte.”(For the extension of contractual protection obligations to third parties.) 2 Ob 210/10m, ZVB 2011/111.
  • “Warnpflicht des Statikers bei Änderung der Baugrubensicherung durch das ausführende Bauunternehmen?”(Warning obligation of the structural engineer in the event of a change in the excavation securing by the executing construction company?) 3 Ob 94/11m, ZVB 2011/123.

 

CONTACT
Mag. Nikolaus Hiltz
Attorney-at-law
Wipplingerstraße 32 Mezzanin
1010 Wien Austria

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10
F. +43 (1) 533 77 84-20
E. hiltz@ateus.at

<b>LORENZ WICHO</b></br> Mag. iur.

LORENZ WICHO
Mag. iur.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

  • Legal support for public procurement – from tender documents to contracts
  • Advice and support for companies in all aspects of public procurement law
  • Project support for construction processes
  • Commercial and industrial plant law
  • Water law
  • Environmental law
  • Monument protection law
  • Remediation of contaminated sites and sites
  • Regulatory law
  • General administrative procedure
  • Administrative criminal proceedings

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • currently self-employed attorney at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2018 to 2019 Associate and attorney at law at a boutique law firm specializing in public procurement law in Vienna
  • 2014 to 2017 Associate in the public commercial law team of a large commercial law firm in Vienna
  • 2013 Court practice in the district of Vienna Higher Regional Court
  • 2008 to 2013 legal counsel of a life science company in Vienna

TRAINING

  • 2017 Bar exam
  • 2009: Master of Law at the University of Vienna
  • 2003 to 2009: Law studies at the University of Vienna

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Rettungswesen und Daseinsvorsorge”(Rescue and Services of General Interest), Michael Breitenfeld / Lorenz Wicho, Österreichische Gemeindezeitung (ÖGZ 03/2019);
  • “Zur Antragslegitimation eines an sich auszuscheidenden Bieters,”(On the eligibility of a bidder to be withdrawn) VGW Wien 17.5.2016, VGW-123/074/3979, RPA 2018 / Issue 3
  • “Der letzte Weg der Altfahrzeuge” (The last route of end-of-life vehicles), Bernhard Müller / Lorenz Wicho, wirtschaftsanwaelte.at, 26.11.2015, 218,
  • “Due Diligence im Umweltbereich” (Environmental Due Diligence), Bernhard Müller / Michael Staudacher / Lorenz Wicho in Althuber / Schopper, Handbook Company Acquisition & Due Diligence Volume 1: Legal

 

CONTACT
Mag. Lorenz Wicho
Attorney-at-law
Wipplingerstraße 32 Mezzanin
1010 Wien Austria

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10
F. +43 (1) 533 77 84-20
E. wicho@ateus.at

<b>STEFANIE MÜHLEDER</b></br> Mag.ª iur.

STEFANIE MÜHLEDER
Mag.ª iur.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

  • Construction law and construction contract law
  • Property transactions
  • Drafting of contracts for the use and development of real estate (from the development of real estate to development projects and superaedificates)
  • Warranty and compensation law
  • Residential, condominium and tenancy law
  • Commercial contract law
  • General civil and civil procedural law
  • Administrative (criminal) procedure

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • since June 2017 Associate at MSW Attorneys at Law
  • 2007-2017 Legal assistant and associate in renowned Viennese law firms
  • 2012 Court practice at the Vienna Higher Regional Court (OLG-Sprengel Wien)

TRAINING

  • 2020 Bar exam
  • 2006 to 2011 Study of law in Vienna (during the study awarded scholarship of the University of Vienna for outstanding academic achievements) with a focus on mediation

PUBLICATIONS

  • immolex 2017/118 Issue No. 4, note to OGH 22.11.2016 5 Ob 126/16i, EVB nach WWFSG 1989 iVm § 13 Abs 2 SanierungsV 2008 must be agreed in writing

LANGUAGES: German, English, Bulgarian

CONTACT
Mag.ª Stefanie Mühleder
Trainee lawyer
Wipplingerstraße 32 Mezzanin
1010 Wien Austria

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10
F. +43 (1) 533 77 84-20
muehleder@ateus.at

<b>MARCO STEINDL</b><br>Mag.

MARCO STEINDL
Mag.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

  • Tenancy and residential law
  • Construction contracts / real estate law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Damages and warranties
  • Insolvency administration
  • Civil and civil procedure law
  • Claim management in enforcement proceedings

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Currently Associate at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2019 to 2020 Legal Assistant at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2019 to 2020 court internship
  • 2016 to 2018 Assistant at Funk International Austria GmbH

TRAINING

  • since 2019 LL.M. studies „real estate and tenancy law“
  • 2014 to 2019 Law studies at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur.)

LANGUAGES

German, English

CONTACT

Mag. Marco Steindl
Rechtsanwaltsanwärter | Associate
Wipplingerstraße 32 Mezzanin
1010 Wien, Austria

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10
F. +43 (1) 533 77 84-20
E. steindl@ateus.at

Fabrikstraße 12
7344 Stoob, Austria
T. +43 (2612) 43466 17