LEGAL 500 empfiehlt HASCH & PARTNER in zahlreichen Rechtsgebieten:

*) Capital Markets:
H&P specialises in venture capital work, and acts for a number of Austria's venture capital companies. Wolfgang Luschin also has experience managing IPOs.

*) Central and Eastern Europe:
H&P is distinguished for ist CEE work, thanks to Czech Republic and Austria dual-qualified Alexander Hasch. Hotel projects in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia and Montenegro generated much of the firm's activity over the past year.

*) Corporate and M&A:
H&P is very internationally minded, with standout work in international M&A transactions.

*) Dispute resolution:
H&P represents an international client base, and is experienced in cross-border arbitration proceedings. The firm is also capable of handling the enforcement of awards. Bernhard Steindl is recommended.

*) EU, competition and public procurement:
H&P benefits from an international outlook, advising on antitrust issues arising from the firm's M&A capabilities. Wolfgang Luschin and Gerhard Hochedlinger are rated.

*) Employment:
Contractual matters remain the main area of focus for H&P, where Christian Lutz is the name of note. The firm also advised on the adaption of international option programmes for Austrian employees.

*) IT and Telecommunications:
At H&P, Bernhard Steindl is adept at handling e-commerce and new media-related issues.

*) Insolvency and Corporate Recovery:
H&P's experience in this field is broad, and the firm is capable of handling insolvency proceedings from start to finish, including advising on composition, bankruptcy and reorganisation. The team also has international capability, often advising on cross-border bankruptcy issues.

*) Intellectual Property and Media:
International work is a feature of H&P's practice and has experience advising brands and spirits clients. The team is also adept at handling registration and administration of international and domestic trade marks and patents.

*) Private Client:
Alexander Hasch at H&P is recognised for advising a high number of private foundations, and the firm enjoys a very good reputation in the market. Other areas of strength for the team include significant experience in private foundation-related litigation, and advising on estate issues and family succession. Gerhard Hochedlinger is also rated.

*) Real Estate:
H&P's areas of experience include building law and trusteeship, although it is also experienced in real estate financing. Franz Guggenberger and Bernhard Steindl are rated.