Austria – Real Estate
THE FIRM This team debuts in the rankings this year as a result of its increased visibility and market share, with the addition of Birgit Harasser also bringing additional strength. The group operates on residential and commercial transactions, as well as disputes. In a recent matter of note it assisted an outlet centre developer and operator with leasing and tenant matters. Other clients include Credit Suisse Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Immobilien Ogris.
Sources say: "The lawyers are all very diligent and also pleasant people to work with."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Birgit Harasser "has the ideal combination: she is thorough, has excellent negotiation skills, and a fantastic business understanding," enthuses one source. Another describes her as "an excellent lawyer who has a great understanding of the market."