We are specialized in MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, strive on CORPORATE GOVERNANCE- and TAX-optimization, and cover for our clients on all LABOR LAW-matters. From financial institutions to global fashion retailers, our corporate team has served clients from a variety of INDUSTRIES.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Trained on the mean streets of New York, we pride ourselves of a world-class corporate practice that delivers quality, dedication, speed and client service not normally known in smaller legal markets. With a great practice come complex projects, and we’re always looking for the next challenge to raise the bar.

Most recently, we have counselled on a number of more complex restructurings – in part tax-driven –, such as split-offs, spin-offs and a triangular, cross-border merger. As for more standardized asset or share purchases, we typically have at least two such transactions going on at any given time.

Translating spreadsheets into contracts. Since 1870 2006.

Corporate Governance

With businesses facing increasingly rigorous corporate regulation, we advise company leaders and investors on all governance and compliance issues. When stakeholders’ interests diverge, we draw on international best practices to develop practical, long-term solutions.

So, are you considering HIRING A LAW FIRM?


Building on extensive academic work, including publications and lectures on Austrian and international tax law, we go all out on tax optimization. We routinely handle all Austrian tax aspects of PE and VC investments, fund formation, employee incentive schemes, cross-border reorganizations and a variety of financial instruments.

Tax law means business. What’s YOURS?

Labor Law

42law has significant experience advising Austrian and international corporate clients on all aspects of labor law. From recruitment to outplacements, from incentive schemes to works council formations and industrial relations, our team delivers high-quality, commercial advice on all aspects of the employment relationship.

We know how it works. #overregulation


With some projects, legal advice really benefits from the lawyers’ industry experience. Among the regulated industries we know very well are financial services providers, PE and VC funds, retailers, online businesses and the gambling sector. But we’re naturally curious, so we have to ask:

What do YOU do?

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