Baker McKenzie has opened a new Procurement Law and Public Law practice in Austria, led by Kathrin Hornbanger.
According to Baker McKenzie, "[Hornbanger's] most important task during the first months will be to navigate public sector suppliers through the corona crisis to enable them to continue providing their vital public services."
Hornbanger studied law in Salzburg and Vienna, and wrote her diploma thesis in Paris. She has worked with both Schoenherr and as Head of the Legal Department at the Austrian Federal Procurement Agency. She established her own law firm in 2005, where, according to Baker McKenzie, "she has, until recently, successfully advised domestic and non-domestic clients in public tenders. Last year, she started a cooperation with Heid & Partner."
"Joining Baker McKenzie provides me with the best possible conditions to align my expertise in procurement and European law with my international experience," Hornbanger said, "and to draw on a top organization. The corona crisis, in particular, demonstrates how international the public sector supply chains have become and which strategic challenges this entails for companies."