Dr. Sylvia Freygner, LL.M.

Dr. Sylvia Freygner has been a licensed attorney in Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland since 2007 and is an expert in European competition and international tax law. For more than ten years, Dr. Freygner has specialized in trademark law, vertical distribution channels, as well as concession and licensing models. Further, Dr. Freygner focuses on tax arrangements regarding assets, companies and international licensing systems. She also lectures in the Masters Program in International Tax Law at the University of Vaduz.

As a certified expert in fiscal criminal law, Dr. Freygner provides clients with professional and empathetic support in sophisticated and challenging fiscal criminal cases.

For the last five years, Dr. Freygner has led an independent research institute in Vienna that addresses topics related to European competition, liberalization, and privatization of state services.

In establishing the first Public Social Responsibility Institute for government services in Europe, Dr. Freygner initiated a new school of thought in the field of European business, competition, and procurement law. The resulting Public Social Responsibility Charta and the Public Social Responsibility Code provides the impetus for a European dialogue with all stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Freygner supports the Committee of the Centre of Excellence for the Public Economy, Infrastructure and Public Service e. V. at the University of Leipzig.

In 2017, she completed the Course on Strategic Leadership held by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

Firm Overview:

In 2007, Dr. Sylvia Freygner founded FREYGNER ADVOCATUR in the heart of Vienna. She continues to work as an independent attorney and personally intervenes on behalf of her clients’ concerns. The primary focuses of her law firm are international and cross-border tax law, especially intellectual property and European competition law as well as international company law. In the field of fiscal criminal law, FREYGNER ADVOCATUR has established a name for itself in leading and internationally recognized cases.

FREYGNER ADVOCATUR is very well-versed in fiscal matters in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria, particularly in connection with intellectual property and licensing vehicles such as IP Boxes, that offer very attractive models for tax structuring. With our comprehensive know-how we assure best possible solutions to meet your and your clients’ individual requirements.

Our passion is to consult and assist in the above-mentioned fields of business and we allow ourselves to take pride in the fact that FREYGNER ADVOCATUR is the only law firm offering a combination of IP and tax services in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria.

Our locations in Feldkirch, Stans, Vaduz, Zürich and Vienna reflect the international orientation of our law firm represented by Dr. Sylvia Freygner and her seven staff in collaboration with a wide-ranging network of experts.

Due to our international expertise it is our passion to support a worldwide clientele with experience and a distinctive strategic understanding.

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • International Tax Law
  • IP Services
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Client Law
  • Tax Advisory
  • Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Trust and Estate Law
  • Competition Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Mediation
  • Blockchain
  • Accounting

Contact:

FREYGNER Advocaturbuero AG

Mitteldorf 1
PO Box 759
9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechtenstein
T + 423 377 99 60
F + 423 377 99 65
M +423 792 99 60
[email protected]

Limmatquai 1
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
CH – 8001 Zurich
M +41 79 245 09 76
[email protected]

Dorfplatz 12
PO Box 1021
6371 Stans
Switzerland
T + 41 41 622 00 96
F + 41 71 622 00 96
M +41 79 245 09 76
[email protected]
Dr. Sylvia Freygner

Nibelungengasse 13
1010 Vienna
Austria
T +43 1 512 33 93
F +43 1 512 33 93 50
[email protected]

Neustadt 45
6800 Feldkirch
Austria
T + 43 664 255 6404
[email protected]

https://www.freygner.com/
https://www.freygner-ip.com/

Dietmar Erwin Ruttensteiner

Market entry and expansion to Austria

Physical borders are becoming ever less important due to new technologies but everyday technologies are not so simple to apply in the real world of business.

We can now communicate with the whole world thanks to digital media but it is not possible to establish a business with new customers in Austria on a digital basis alone. After all, business is still done between people and this means that you need to meet people in person and build up mutual trust. You will also find lots of networks and relationships in Austria which, despite the use of new technologies, you will be unable to exploit without an on-site partner. Each country has its own specific peculiarities in terms of how to do business. One of the peculiarities of Austria is that people prefer to choose the second-best deal with a familiar company than the best deal with an unknown company with no contact partner in Austria. In addition to these informal challenges, there are also various ‘formal’ hurdles to be overcome in terms of requirements, guidelines and regulations.

This explains why many companies which have been successful in other countries have failed to achieve the required results in Austria because they have nobody to advise them, represent their interests or help them secure an appropriate positioning.

And this is the advantage of my services:

I serve as a local interface for you; my team and I can identify potential customers or business partners for you; I can devise a strategy to enable you to operate successfully on the Austrian market; I can establish a site for you and position your company in line with your goals. If you want to drive your expansion through company acquisitions, I can support you by providing background information. If there are any issues to be addressed at a political level, I can make contact with the relevant political bodies for you.

The key thing is that you will have an informal representative of your company in Austria in the form of me and my team, providing you with much easier access to the information and business you require. I can provide the following:

  • Faster access to new business
  • Faster access to new partners
  • Strategies tailored to Austria
  • Information about the Austrian market
  • Financial & economic data about potential customers and partners
  • Support with business set-up and authorisation procedures

With some 630,000 companies, around 4.3 million employees, public tenders worth 35 billion euros and a GDP of approx. 428 billion USD, Austria is an attractive location as a springboard or gateway to other countries as well as being an independent market and a strategic and profitable option.

If you want to operate successfully on the Austrian market, request an initial appointment with us in the form of a telephone conference or suggest a date when we can meet in person. We would be happy to accept your invitation and visit you at your company premises.

Dr. Monika Hupfauf

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Comprehensive accompanying legal advice
/   in the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices up to market launch
/   of technology companies in connection with research and development projects
/   research centers and consortia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND COMMERCIAL LEGAL PROTECTION

MEDICINAL PRODUCT AND MEDICAL PRODUCT

R & D, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

IT LAW / DATA PROTECTION

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ECONOMIC MEDIATION

EXPERIENCE: 

1999/2000: Diploma Cardiff University, Wales   ///   2001: University of Innsbruck – Mag. iur.   ///   2006: University of Innsbruck – Dr. iur.   ///  2008: Attorney’s examination OLG Vienna   ///   2008: Degree Falk Business Mediation – Registered Business Mediator at WIPO   ///   2011 Judge’s Admission OLG Innsbruck /// Attorney at law and trainee lawyer in national and international law firms Professional experience in a patent law firm and a cancer research center 

LANGUAGES:

German and English

CURRENT LABOR / PUBLICATIONS:

University of Innsbruck, Pharmig Academy, European QP Association, Austrian QP Association, WIPO, Pharma Law Convention, World IP Day, AWS, FFG   Cloud Migration (co-author); Tobias Höllwarth (ed.) 2012   Only weak antidote to counterfeit medicines; The standard 08.02.2016  Setback by DDoS: The data bomb as an emergency measure; The standard 24.07.2016

Anton Becker

In 2009, I established my own law firm specialising in commercial law. Increasingly I found clients approaching me with questions relating also to their private lives. Commercial and private matters often intertwine, it seems. As a consequence, I successfully tackled divorce and alimony cases and developed my knowledge and skills in these areas of law, too.

Now clients can additionally rely on my expertise in such matters. Clients have come to appreciate and, indeed, expect an all-round service that includes an admixture of fine negotiation skills, a diplomatic touch and dogged perseverance. They get what they expect.

I go beyond the call of duty. Providing legal advice is where it starts. However, it is not enough to achieve a satisfactory legal result. A keen eye has at all times to be kept on its practicality and cost. It is essential that one should not lose sight of the bigger picture, particularly when the wood gets lost in a forest of complex legal detail.

Moreover, thanks to my extensive work for some of the most renowned Austrian and international legal firms, I have become accustomed to working to the highest possible standards: nothing less is acceptable. This experience in a small practice translates into personalised, tailor-made and hands-on service that achieves results.

Professional and Academic Qualifications / Membership

– Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, 2007
– Attorney at Law, Vienna Chamber of Attorneys, 2006
– LL.M. (Chinese Law), National University of Singapore, 2005
– Magister iuris, University of Vienna, 1998

Professional Career

– Founded BECKER LAW in 2009.
– Held the following positions between 2000 and 2009
– Partner, bpv Huegel Rechtsanwaelte, Vienna
– Partner, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwaelte, Vienna
– Head of Asian Desk & Partner, Binder Groesswang Rechtsanwaelte, Vienna
– Visiting Attorney, King & Wood, PRC Lawyers, Shanghai
– Associate, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwaelte, Vienna
– Research Associate, China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), Shanghai
– Part Time Associate, EY Law Luther Menold, Singapore

Becker Law:

Clients rely on my expertise in divorce and alimony cases. They have come to appreciate and, indeed, expect an all-round service that includes an admixture of fine negotiation skills, a diplomatic touch and dogged perseverance. They get what they expect.

Friedrich Jergitsch

Friedrich specialises in banking and finance – from raising new capital to restructuring and regulatory issues. He also carries out structured finance and derivative work and advises banks on legislative changes. He also advises creditors on insolvency matters.

His mix of skills – banking, structured finance, regulatory law and insolvency law – is unusual and enables Friedrich to resolve cases where questions in these areas come together. He describes himself as ‘solution-driven’ but he is careful to make sure his advice is clear and that he explains difficult legal concepts in easy-to-understand terms.

He works in the finance group of the Vienna office which he believes comprises the best legal expertise and the most dedicated team in its field in Austria.
Friedrich is part of an international covered bond working group and is a regular speaker at conferences

Banking and Finance Law Practice:

Our global finance practice is known for its skill in complex and structured finance.

More than 300 lawyers worldwide take on high-profile and challenging work with emphasis on structured products; securitisation; derivatives; banking; restructuring and insolvency; asset finance; project finance; and financial services.

Our lawyers work across our offices and with groups such as tax, property and financial services.

Rudolf K. Fiebinger

Rudolf Fiebinger is co-founding partner of Fiebinger Polak Leon Attorneys-At-Law and head of the firm’s litigation and international arbitration group. He graduated from the University of Vienna School of Law with a J.D. in 1979 and was admitted in Austria in 1986. Before joining Fiebinger Polak Leon Attorneys-at-Law he was assistant to the chairman of the board of Austroplan de Mexico S.A (an international settlement developer in Mexico City) (1977–1978), associate with the law offices of Heller, Löber, Bahn & Partner (today Freshfields) Vienna and Dr. Johannes Patzak, Vienna (1980–1986).

His principal areas of practice include arbitration and litigation. Rudolf Fiebinger frequently acts as counsel and arbitrator (whether party- or institution-appointed) in German, English, Spanish and French language arbitrations ad hoc as well as under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, the Vienna Economic Chamber and other institutions. He is member (Austria) of the ICC Court of Arbitration and of the Austrian Arbitration Association (of which he was also member of the Board from 2001 until 2009 and Chairman of the Board in 2008 and 2009) and his experience covers a wide variety of disputes

Dispute Resolution Practice:

Lady Justice cannot tell apples from oranges as she is blind. We are not. Our eyes are permanently peeled to discern the finest of details. With foresight and finesse, prudence and precision, we litigate to tip the scales in your favour.

We are conditioned to fight and do not shy away from disputes, but we nonetheless always keep an eye on the economic outcome. We regularly take action for our clients in complex litigation, arbitration and court proceedings. We are regularly summoned as arbitrators in the ICC, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, and in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings at home and abroad

Fiebinger Polak Leon:

We see it as a constant challenge to keep restructuring ourselves as an organization. We are a large firm with the qualities of a small one. We are international. We are the (not so) small among the mighty. We think economically and show courage in finding solutions. We are modern service providers with traditional virtues, and see our clients as our partners.

In international business law each case requires a customized team of specialists. Integrating their strengths and competencies in an optimum way is the main service of Fiebinger Polak Leon Attorneys at Law. All of our clients get their own reliable partner they can fully count on. The expert teams are in the background but always on hand when needed. This calls for great flexibility on the part of our high-profile attorneys and a willingness to embark upon new trails without drifting too far afield. It requires a capability to change based on principles such as confidentiality and loyalty. Our ability to respond to societal change quickly, with the right strategy and verve, and to fulfill our clients’ wishes, is confirmed by a growing list of prominent clients.