Austria – Graff Nestl & Partner

Main Address

Kärntner Ring 4
A-1010 Wien, Austria

Contact Info

Dr. Franz Markus Nestl.
Tel. (43) (1) 533 66 61 – 0
Mobile. (43) (1) 533 66 61
Fax. (43) (1) 533 66 61 – 10

Additional Info

In today’s cross-linked world the ability to recognize and correlate the legalities of international business is becoming increasingly important. In order to sharpen our knowledge on the global level GNBZ is actively involved in a variety of organizations and activities aimed at creating awareness in the ever changing competitive global market place. Our partners‘ activities and functions range from former Membership of the Austrian Parliament and secretary general of Österreichische Volkspartei (conservative party), stakeholder of the Common Frame of Reference regarding existing Acquis and Unification of European Contract Law (CFR) and standing committee „European Contract Law“ of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), membership in various committees of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice regarding new legislation or presidency of the working group for the amendment of the most important „ÖNORM“ (Austrian industry standard) in the building industry as legal expert of the Austrian Standardization Institute, member of the advisory board of Webster University Vienna, invitation as visiting professor abroad over contributions to national and international publications, memberships in the commissions „Tax“ and „Financial Services“ of the International Commercial Chamber in Paris and the presidency of the supervisory board of a leading financial services company to high ranking positions in the bar association. Experiences and contacts we make in these fields provide added value for our clients in our core business.

Specialist practise areas
  • General Litigation especially on corporate and financial matters
  • Merger and Acquisitions   
  • Corporate and financial law (including structuring for e.g. family offices)
  • Assets and Equity structuring
  • Real estate law
  • Media Law including IP
Organization of Enterprises

corporate law, corporate governance, restructuring, M&A, joint ventures, succession of entrepreneurs

Finance & Capital Markets

banking and insurance business, capital markets supervision, trade in securities, compliance, accounting and revision, project finance, corporate finance (structured finance, private equity, IPOs, SPOs, ABS), leasing, funds


cartels and merger control, EU-law (free movement of goods and services), unfair competition

International Trade

distribution, international commercial contracts, e-commerce, license and franchise agreements, foreign currency and exchange hedging

Dispute Resolution

litigation, national and international arbitration, alternative dispute resolution

Intellectual Property & Information Technology (IP/IT)

designs, trade marks, semi-conductors, product piracy, license agreements

Public Business Law

public procurement, energy business, trade law affairs (in particular industrial plants), data protection

Human Resources

individual and collective labour law, management contracts, labour law aspects of transfer of enterprise, outsourcing

Real Estate & Construction

real estate transactions and real estate development, public building law and land use planning, private building law (construction contracts), commercial landlord and tenant law, property and facility management, real estate related tax law

Private Wealth

formation and protection of wealth, private trusts

Logistics, Transport and Aviation

transport, airport management, railway station operation, rail und street infrastructure projects, convergence of networks

Economic Crisis

administration of insolvents’ estates, debt relief, reorganizations