GEISTWERT highly recommended by LEGAL500
LEGAL500 MARKET OVERVIEW AUSTRIA: […] Generally, the greater cost-sensitivity of clients has led to a rise in instructions for smaller, more flexible law firms on increasingly complex mandates. Reflecting this trend, the Austrian legal market witnessed a number of significant developments. Perhaps the most significant was the establishment of GEISTWERT, an IP and IT boutique founded by former partners of Baker & McKenzie Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG, Gassauer-Fleissner and TaylorWessing e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law; the firms from which those lawyers departed now have to rebuild their practice groups. […]
Intellectual property and media: Geistwert is a newly established IT/IP boutique comprising five former partners and practice group heads from four leading law firms. IP asset deals, particularly those involving patents and trade marks, constitute a key portion of the workload along with unfair competition and other disputes. Rainer Schultes […] handles a portfolio of litigation and other proceedings concerning patents, trade marks and unfair competition. The firm represents many pharmaceutical companies.
IT and telecoms: Geistwert is a newly established IT/IP boutique comprising five former partners and practice group heads from four leading law firms. Data protection compliance comprises half of the workload and software licensing as well as IT outsourcing are other key themes. The ‘exceptionally strong’ Juliane Messner is recommended along with Alexander Schnider, who has ‘in-depth industry knowledge’.