Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner
Our office has a skilled staff of approximately 30, 10 of them partners. One of our main fields of practice is Corporate and Commercial Law, whereby we also represent numerous international clients. We correspond in German, English, Italian and French.

The law firm Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partners was founded by Dr. Josef Greiter in 1897. Since then clients have been putting their trust in us. Today we see ourselves as a modern service company based on sound tradition, with a team of specialists advising and representing clients in nearly every field of law. Our clients’ success is our success. A horizon reaching far beyond our own borders goes without saying. We have personal contact to a network of lawyers throughout the world and correspond in four languages: German, English, French and Italian. We pass our wide experience and knowledge on in lectures, in particular at universities and colleges.

Our specialist fields of law include the following:Antitrust Law and Subsidies LawConsultation and representation in matters of European and Austrian antitrust and subsidies law, in particular in connection with mergers, the abuse of a dominant market position, Vertical Agreements (group exemption regulations) and financing of public service providers (e.g. public transport).

Architectural and Construction LawPreparation and examination of contracts involving architects, (general) planners, contractors and subcontractors; in-court or out-of-court settlement of damage claims resulting from construction defects; drawing up general business terms and conditions for the construction branch.

Banking and Capital Market LawConsultation and representation in banking matters and securities transactions, regarding finance service providers and protection of investors.

Business MediationOut of court settlement of disputes in the sense of fair play to the advantage of the companies involved.

Company LawConsultation and representation for the establishment of a company (e.g. AG, GmbH, OG, KG, dormant partnerships); reorganisation or restructuring (contributions, partitioning, demergers, consolidation, changes of corporate form), mergers and acquisitions, assignments, participation contracts, change of shareholders, disputes between shareholders, business transfers (particularly family enterprises), appointment and dismissal of managing directors and proxies.

Competition and Marketing Law (Unfair Competition Law)Consultation and representation in all matters involving unfair competition, in particular the examination of advertising and marketing campaigns, pursuing infringements of unfair competition law.

Constitutional Law and Administrative LawTrade and industrial law, university and college law; representation before tribunals and courts of Public Law (Independent Administrative Board, Administrative Court, Constitutional Court), fundamental-rights complaint; representation and consultation in matters concerning the European Convention on Human RightsContract Law (National and International)Preparation and examination of contracts under civil law and of general terms and conditions, in particular sales, work and labour and service contracts, agreements involving cross-border and international elements (import / export transactions), distribution, research and cooperation agreements, real property contracts, etc.

Corporate TransactionsPreparation and examination of sales contracts, work and labour contracts or service agreements as well as of general terms and conditions; international sales transactions; assertion of claims or defence in guarantee or warranty claims.

Distribution LawPreparation and examination of contracts for commercial agents, licensed dealers and franchisers, supply and distribution agreements and commission contracts, representation in court proceedings or in out-of-court settlement of disputes in the field of commercial agency and distribution law (e.g. compensation claims of commercial agents).

Energy and Telecommunication LawPreparation and examination of general terms and conditions, consultation and representation of clients in proceedings before the energy and telecommunication authorities.

Enforcement of Foreign JudgementsRepresentation in the enforcement of foreign judgements in Austria; consultation regarding proceedings outside Austria.

Environmental LawWaste Law, Water Law , environmental impact assessment, Nature Conservation Law.

European Union LawConsultation in questions of European Union law, representation before the European Commission (e.g. infringement proceedings for non-compliance with community law or competition proceedings), representation before the European Court of Justice (EGJ) and the Courts of First Instance (CFI).

IT LawConsultation and representation in the field of e-commerce (drawing-up of contracts, preparation of general terms and conditions), in particular preparation and examination of software agreements (licence contracts, maintenance contracts), research and cooperation agreements; consultation and representation in matters concerning internet law (e.g. liability for links, SPAM etc.), domain law and data protection.

Labour and Employment LawPreparation and examination of employment and management contracts, advice in contract dissolution (termination, dismissal, redundancy) and mergers and acquisitions (restructuring, outsourcing), labour-management agreements, employee protection law and working time law, representation in labour disputes (in particular representing employers).

Land and Real Estate LawConsultation and representation in matters regarding the purchase of real estate, preparation and examination of sales contracts, entry in the cadastral register, trusteeships, tenancy agreements, lease contracts and leasing agreements, donation agreements and transfer contracts, freehold ownership (subsequent property division).

Law of AssociationsFounding of associations, drawing up statutes, liability of officials.

Law of successions and WillsDrawing up testaments, last wills, testamentary dispositions (including cross-border issues), consultation and representation in probate proceedings.

LitigationRepresentation in civil law proceedings and arbitration procedures as well as criminal proceedings involving administrative and financial criminal law; consultation regarding proceedings in foreign countries.

Medical LawConsultation and representation in cases of liability of medical practitioners and hospital law.

Mergers and AcquisitionsConsultation and representation regarding the purchase or sale of companies or interests in companies, including legal due diligence and participation in the tendering procedure; preparation and examination of company sales contracts; advice regarding antitrust law.

Preparation for NegotiationsThe preparation of clients for business negotiations, working out possible tactics to manage the movement of the negotiation to a desired outcome by taking in view the position and arguments of the negotiating parties.

Private FoundationsFormation of private foundations, consultation and representation in disputes in connection with private foundations.

Product Liability and WarrantyConsultation and representation in cases of product liability, assertion of claims or defence in product liability, guarantee or warranty claims.

Public Tenders Law (Public Procurement Law)Preparation and examination of tender documents, public private partnerships, consultation and representation of public principals and bidders at public tenders and in the revision of contract award procedures.

Real Property TransactionsConsultation in all questions regarding Tyrolean land transfer law, representation in land transfer proceedings, purchase of holiday homes.

Tax and Customs LawConsultation and representation before fiscal or customs authorities, in cases of gift tax or inheritance tax as well as in general tax questions or financial criminal proceedings.

Tort Law and Personal Injury CompensationAssertion of compensation claims for damages including damages for pain and suffering following accidents, in particular skiing or other sports accidents; in-court or out-of-court settlement of claims with insurance companies; legal representation in liability cases.

Trademark Law, Industrial Design Law, Patent Law and Copyright LawRegistration of Austrian, European and international trademarks and utility models, preparation and examination of licensing agreements, trademark and patent purchase agreements, research and cooperation agreements, artists’ and sponsoring agreements, as well as pursuing claims of intellectual property rights infringement out-of-court or in court proceedings.

Transport and Forwarding LawPreparation and examination of forwarding contracts, consultation and representation in the event of damages during transportation (especially CMR).

practice areas

ArbitrationBanking LawCommercial LawEnvironmental LawGovernment ProcurementImport and Export LawInformation TechnologyIntellectual PropertyLabor and EmploymentLitigationReal EstateTaxationTransportationUnfair CompetitionWills and ProbateWorkers Compensation

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