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Binder Grosswang Appoints 4 New Partners


Binder Grosswang has announced that four of its senior lawyers will become partner at the beginning of the firm’s fiscal year in February. Competition expert Christine Dietz, Dispute Resolution lawyer Ingeborg Edel, Employment lawyer Angelika Pallwein-Prettner, and Bernd Schneiderbauer will all be joining the partnership.

Competition expert Christine Dietz specializes in advising national and international companies across various sectors on antitrust issues. She is also experienced in advising on general European legal issues and on state aid issues. Her clients have included OBB Infrastructure AG and the voestalpine group companies. She studied at the Universities of Vienna (Mag. Iur. 1996), Paris II, and London (LL.M. 1998), and before joining Binder Grosswang in 2001 she worked at the Llewelyn Zeitman firm in London and Neil Wilkof & Co. Advocates in Tel Aviv.

Edel Ingeborg has been a member of the Binder Grosswang Dispute Resolution Team since 2005, specializing in both litigation and arbitration. She regularly appears in insolvency-related disputes, especially those involving the enforcement of creditors' rights. She is also experienced in adopting or preventing injunctions related to the contraction of bank guarantees, especially in the context of building contracts.She also regularly advises international manufacturers and Austrian automotive general importers. She studied in Vienna (Mag. Iur. 2001), Massachusetts, and Paris (DEA 2005), and prior to joining Binder Grosswang she worked at Weiland & Partenaires, Paris, and the International Chamber of Commerce in Vienna.

Angelika Pallwein-Prettner specializes in employment law and data protection law. She advises national and international companies in all collective and individual employment matters and litigation. One focus of her work is complex employment law litigation, and she also regularly represents clients before arbitration boards, especially in the context of work-time legal problems, and in the consultation and negotiation of social plans. She has been responsible for the privacy section at the firm since 2008, with an emphasis on employment records and data protection issues in the employment relationship. She publishes regularly on work and data protection laws. She has been with Binder Grosswang since 2005, and she studied at the University of Vienna (Dr. iur 2004; Mag. Iur 2002) and New York University (LL.M. 2007).

Finally, Bernd Schneiderbauer has been on the Corporate/M&A team of Binder Grosswang since 2012, where he specializes in complex business succession matters in family businesses, as well as transactions, M&A, and private equity. He also advises foundations and Austrian family and foreign clients in business and legal matters. Schneidebauer joined Binder Grosswang in 2012, and before that he worked for four years as a trainee lawyer in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank, as well as at the Barnert Egermann Illigasch law firm for a year and at Freshfields for another. He studied at the University of Vienna (Mag. Iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2003) and at the Vienna University of Economics (Mag. Rer. Soc. Oec. In 2001, Dr. rer. Soc. Oec. 2003).

Managing Partner Michael Kutschera said of the promotions that: "I am delighted that Binder Grosswang receives four young, outstanding personalities in the partnership. Thus, we are a big step into the future. This expansion of personnel and rejuvenation reflects the outstanding performance of our firm and strengthens its solid foundation.”