Compensation for damages/warranty law/product liability law
Real property & construction
Legal and regulatory requirements are increasing, available construction land is shrinking, and legal questions are becoming more complex. Our experts in property law are familiar with the challenges in this sector, and their approach to property is not merely legal – they also focus on the commercial, financial and technical aspects. We advise project developers, investors, construction and planning businesses, private individuals, property management firms, architects and public sector clients on all legal matters surrounding the topic of real property; from due diligence to land transactions and construction agreements, on to architectural services and (commercial) landlord-tenant law.
Economic globalisation, integration of markets, individual mobility. Private individuals, foundations and family businesses operate in a challenging and frequently complex environment, which we, as lawyers, are extremely familiar with, because we operate in it every day. We offer our clients comprehensive support and advice, particularly in matters of immigration and employment law, and thus cover the entire spectrum of immigration and citizenship law. In connection with our family office service, we also advise clients on all matters relating to their personal and private sphere.
Digitalisation and interconnections of machines, systems and logistics (“M2M”), intelligent processing of large-scale volumes of data (“Big Data”) or IoTs are nowadays an important part of our society and their importance continues to grow. They will have substantial impacts on aspects of liability law, telecommunications and IT law as well as data protection law in commercial agreements. We support you on classic IT law matters regarding software licence models, cloud solutions and distribution issues, e-commerce and m-commerce and provide individual tailoring of your contracts for digital business transactions.
The processing of personal data is being placed on a new legal footing as a result of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May 2018. The GDPR confronts businesses with the challenging task of fundamentally reviewing and modifying their own data protection management. In light of the steep increase in potential fines envisaged under the GDPR, it is already becoming indispensable to begin dealing with these issues now. Acting in essence as your “external data protection office”, we will be pleased to advise you as you navigate your way towards modern data protection in conformity with all of the relevant legal requirements. We will get to know your business, advise your management team and staff on data protection and help and counsel you in developing your information processing procedures.
In addition to acting as classic defence counsel in criminal matters, we also take on mandates to serve as defence counsel to business entities, including on internal investigations, and we advise and counsel clients in matters of preventative compliance. When compliance measures are systematically structured and updated on a permanent basis, in combination with preventative action in terms of teaching, informing and training staff, this will ensure that you retain proper control of your internal corporate processes so as to minimise legal risks.
We advise clients from the restaurant, hotel, leisure and travel industries, and counsel businesses from these sectors in connection with the organisation and execution of events. Our work includes legal advice on designing, setting up and taking over hotel, leisure and restaurateur operations, trade law matters and licensing of trademarks and franchise arrangements. We will place your contracts with your guests, staff, partners, service providers and suppliers on a sound footing.
Public services are undergoing constant change in the provision of health services, IT, cultural and tourism services, social housing services and supply engineering. With us as your lawyers, you will be able to keep track of changing legal framework conditions, and we will help you to operate in the most commercially successful way possible. By working together, we will develop commercially sustainable solutions with you and provide you with comprehensive advice on all phases of a public procurement process – from the invitation to tender to the contract award and legal protection in connection with this, as well as during contract execution.
We will advise you in all corporate law matters, starting from the selection of the corporate form that best suits your objectives and going all the way to actual formation of your legal entity, and will counsel and guide you on all of the transactions and corporate restructuring measures that may arise. In addition, we will advise you on civil law in all of the areas of life, including, in particular, preparation of contracts, marital property law (prenuptial agreements) and amicable divorce proceedings, dunning for payment and receivables collections and matters of warranty and damages.
The courthouse is often an unavoidable destination, but it is not the best choice for every client for every dispute. Frequently, a letter before action will suffice, or it may be possible to achieve the desired objectives by means of alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and conciliation. We will help you to find the most suitable strategy for resolving conflicts in order to enforce your legal claims and optimally defend your legal position and your rights. We advise you in all aspects of litigation management, from communications with insurance providers through to litigation financing and litigation PR.
The digital revolution and new media are having a huge impact on the competitiveness of commercial entities. As your partner to help you enforce your rights, we feel it is particularly important to strengthen our clients’ position on the market, whilst ensuring compliance with the rules of fair competition. Your website, an indispensable business tool nowadays, is subject to a whole host of legal rules: there are scores of duties of information and design requirements to be complied with in respect of advertising email, websites and webshops. We will review your website materials, advise you on the whole spectrum of media and publishing law, assess the legal risks of your advertising and corporate strategies and represent you in competition actions against competitors.
As has always been the case, the protection of your trademarks and intellectual property rights continues to be of enormous commercial importance. We will help you to ensure effective protection for your trademarks, products and inventions, and advise and guide you, in particular, in registering national, European and international IP rights such as trademarks and utility models. We will also represent you in regulatory proceedings in respect of challenges or interference by third parties with your trademarks, utility models, other trademarks and copyrights. With respect to your IT infrastructures, we advise you using solid cloud, data protection and software licensing solutions and help you with social media, e-commerce and m-commerce and contract arrangements.
We will be at your side as you start out your new entity, from the initial plan through to successful implementation of your start-up and beyond. In start-up matters, we will assist you (with legal advice) in respect of financing and equity participation, and in developing, introducing and marketing your product or services and securing your trademark. In connection with setting up and legally structuring your entity, we will show you potential alternatives and find the best fit for your new business.
compensation for damages/warranty law/product liability law
We have a comprehensive knowledge in all fields of civil law, especially in sectors of tort law, warranty claims and product liability claims. A key part of our practice involves providing strategic advice on intrinsically contentious matters, as well as handling legal project management. In the event of (impending) disputes, we develop a comprehensive conflict resolution strategy. We establish the facts, weigh up the risks and benefits of taking the matter to court or arbitration, identify alternatives, and prepare detailed analyses of the associated risks and costs. Together with our clients, we then develop and implement solutions that serve their best interests.
Our law firm, Wieneroiter Raffling Tenschert & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, was selected as the outright winner and recipient of the Finance Monthly Law Awards 2018 in the category of – Condominium Law – Law Firm of the Year – Austria. Daniel Raffling: We are delighted about this recognition and that our work exceeds our clients expectations.
Wieneroiter Raffling Tenschert & Partner attorneys at Law LLC was selected as the outright winner and recipient of the 2018 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards in the category of – Real Estate Law – Law Firm of the Year - Austria.
We are delighted to announce that Markus Wieneroiter has been selected to be the outright winner in the category of “Construction Law – Lawyer of the Year – Austria“ from Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2017.
We are pleased to announce that Daniel Raffling has been successfully chosen as the outright winner in the category of “Condominium Law – Lawyer of the Year – Austria“ from Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2017.
With great pleasure our firm “WRTP” announces on have been chosen as the outright winner in the category of “boutique-firm – Law Firm of the Year – Austria” from Lawyer Monthly Private Client Awards 2018.
CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, nominated WRTP to be one of the “top 10 Offices of the Year 2017 Austria”. The “Office of the Year 2017 Award“ will be awarded on January 25, 2018 in a festively context at k47. Daniel Raffling comments: “We are very pleased that our office premises are amongst the most innovative and best office concepts”.
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