Binder Grosswang has promoted Banking/Finance attorney Stephan Heckenthaler and Corporate/M&A attorney Markus Uitz to Partner, effective as of February 1, 2014.
Heckenthaler specializes in banking and capital markets law and advises primarily on corporate funding, the financing of acquisitions and projects, and supervisory law matters for banks and insurance companies. He was significantly involved in advising Oesterreichische Volksbanken AG on its restructuring in the course of the creation of a group pursuant to Art. 3 of the Capital Requirements Directive as well as in advising the Prinzhorn group and its financing banks on the acquisition of the listed Turkish paper production plant Dentas Ambalaj ve Kagit Sanayi. He has been at Binder Grosswang since 2010.
Uitz joined Binder Grosswang in 2006. Recently he was one of the primary advisors to the Swiss SIX group on its acquisition of the Austrian PayLife Bank GmbH, to BAWAG P.S.K. on the sale of the listed Postsparkasse building, and to the founders of kununu GmbH on the sale of their share in XING AG. He also advises numerous start-up companies on ongoing legal matters.
Binder Grosswang Partner Michael Kutschera and Managing Partner Thomas Schirmer released as a statement saying that: "We are very pleased that Stephan Heckenthaler and Markus Uitz are joining us as Partners. Both are recognized experts in their fields and have contributed substantially to the great success of the firm in recent years. Adding them to our team of highest-level advisors in Corporate/M&A and Banking/Finance reflects our precept of always giving our clients the best possible counsel, particularly in view of the ever-increasing complexity of legal issues and the challenges involved."