Schoenherr has established a dedicated firm-wide Consumer Protection group, led by Partner Wolfgang Tichy.
The group consists of Austrian and CEE experts from relevant practice groups such as regulatory, dispute resolution, corporate/M&A, EU, and competition.
According to Schoenherr, the group will provide advice on "consumer protection-related matters to ensure compliance with the applicable consumer protection laws and regulations, providing instant crisis management services to clients in all industries, and litigating on their behalf."
"Consumer protection is complicated and affects all legal relationships between entrepreneurs and consumers," commented Tichy. "The EU commission has prioritized the strengthening of consumer rights, which makes it a growing concern for all involved. We advise our clients in all compliance matters in order for them to pre-empt and avoid cost-intensive court proceedings or reputational damage."
Tichy has been with Schoenherr since 2005. He studied law at the University of Vienna and was admitted to the bar in 2010.