trend.LAW (July 2021) featured GEISTWERT partner Juliane Messner in the article “The Start-Up Whisperers”.
The magazine trend.LAW (July 2021) featured GEISTWERT partner Juliane Messner in the article “The Start-Up Whisperers”.
Juliane was voted one of the top 3 specialists in Austria for start-ups in this year’s trend.ranking:
Now the article by Barbara Steininger in trend.LAW magazine (July 2021) states [translated from German]:
“[…] Juliane Messner from the law firm GEISTWERT emphasises another role: the ‘translation’ between investors and founders. Among other things, she advises large domestic and international companies that acquire companies or implement large IT projects several times a year: ‘Clarifying where the business journey should go is the key. It makes a huge difference whether the start-up is to be built up as a profitable company, whether the founders are planning purely for an exit or whether the start-up is to live only on subsidies. The complexity of intellectual property requires special interface competence when advising.’
Photo: Wolfgang Wolak/ trend
International perspectives. The US also provides impetus in legal matters. GEISTWERT partner Messner: ‘From time to time, legal matters also spill over from Silicon Valley. In the field of artificial intelligence, there are already completely new implications that have to be considered and covered with contractual clauses.’ One example: it is important to big tech investors that when artificial intelligence is used, measures are put in place to ensure that human rights are respected and that there are no automated decisions that could affect persons. And the US-style employee participation models must also find its equivalent in Austria. […]”