We help start-ups and international SMEs to establish their businesses in Austria, optimize their legal form, do corporate housekeeping and restructure or adapt to changing circumstances (VUCA). We work from a legal and a business perspective with a focus on cross-border structures with companies based in Austria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. baumgartner.law is experienced with m&a work, contract drafting and transaction management. Due to our international network and experience we smoothly think, conceptualize and establish corporate structures across the European continent. We can set up an impactful and efficient team of lawyers and business advisors (www.european-lawyers-group.eu).
We help our clients to enforce or defend their rights in all Austrian courts. Adversary proceedings are not always the most efficient solution. Thus we also work in the area of mediation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 524/2013.
baumgartner.law represents clients in all Austrian courts and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.
We offer advice to international and national SMEs in the financial services sector dealing with US-clients and FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). We help with system requirements as well as ongoing reporting to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). We have an effective network of specialized tax attorneys who are familiar with Austrian, Swiss and Liechtenstein structures and reporting requirements.
We inform and help to implement the OECD CRS (Common Reporting Standard) to our clients’ businesses. This includes legal advice and information on legal issues in connection with technical requirements and proceedings pursuant to the OECD CRS.
baumgartner.law is an expert on Austrian penitentiary law. baumgartner.law helps white collar crime convicts and their families with all questions in connection with a prison sentence they must face. baumgartner.law knows how to approach the situation and how to handle family and business matters. We create the legal circumstances to constructively overcome a prison sentence.
Language barriers should not be business barriers. French and Italian SMEs can accede the Austrian market with our help. We make our French and Italian clients understand Austrian legal requirements for their businesses – in their language.
Due to our experience in Liechtenstein and Switzerland we are familiar with legal and administrative issues in connection with the establishment of businesses, cross – border corporate structures and trust- and foundation law. Our well-established network in both countries extends to lawyers and business advisors.
baumgartner.law has established relationships with US expert law firms focused on US tax law and FATCA. Due to our participation in the UoT Alumni club (Rotman School of Management, Toronto), we are happy to help set up a legal team for our clients in Canada too.
baumgartner.law offers virtual lawyering to clients. Clients can have their private secured web space where we can directly share our work with our clients, and our clients can share their comments, work and ideas with us. We are supported by FABASOFT. Data is stored in Austria and the security standards comply with the CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe) Guidelines on the use of Cloud Computing Services by Lawyers. Data is encrypted according to the secure HTTP standard TLS and is stored on encrypted hard disks (self encrypting disks). Fabasoft is widely certified and complies inter alia with ISO 9001, ISO 20000-1, and ISO 27001 standards.
Smart clients need witty lawyers. Our hands on experience in the area of start-ups and establishment of businesses in Europe is backed by academic achievements (M.B.A. UoT, Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada and G.E.M.B.A. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland). Legal design thinking, new approaches for legal work, its decomposition and ideas to revolutionize legal work (such as online dispute resolution) are our areas of interest and research.
Our virtual lawyering solution includes permanent updates on the cost structure and the current amount of work to be performed and already completed. If our clients opt for traditional lawyering, we are happy to update them on a regular basis on all work performed and costs incurred. This way, our clients know at all times where we stand.