International Rankings in Corporate / M&A

"Considered a ‘very good choice’, Dorda acts for corporate clients, investment banks and private equity firms in cross-border transactions and corporate matters at the intersection of banking and finance and capital markets law. Felix Hörlsberger and the ‘dedicated, focused and solution-oriented’ Christian Ritschka, who made partner in February 2017, advised Austrian real estate investor and developer Supernova on two real estate transactions in Croatia. The ‘very approachable’ Martin Brodey, who co-heads the team with Andreas Mayr, assisted Miba with the acquisition of full ownership of Brazilian sinter component manufacturer Mahle Metal Leve Miba Sinterizados. Bernhard Rieder is ‘smart, responsive and dedicated’ and provides ‘practical advice’." (Legal 500, 2018 edition)

"Senior partner Christian Dorda is a major figure of the Austrian M&A market. He has an unrivalled breadth of experience and an outstanding depth of knowledge in his field. Martin Brodey [...] ‘has a convincing way about him, which is a real skill, and he has a very friendly manner. He's someone who can deal well with people’, a client says. Another source adds: ‘He always stays focused on the goal at hand’. He is active on both domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as restructurings and corporate advice. He is also highly active on international M&A deals involving the CEE regions. Highly respected Andreas Mayr is known for his M&A skill as well as strong background in capital markets. He has extensive knowledge of public M&A and also covers private equity. Jürgen Kittel is active in large-scale corporate reorganisations and restructurings, as well as M&A, public takeovers and private equity mandates. Clients describe him as a ‘fast thinker and very good negotiator. He is motivated to obtain a positive result for the client’." (Chambers Global, 2017 edition)

"Strong corporate team recognised for handling complex, high-value cross-border public and private transactions. Assists with significant corporate restructurings, international joint venture projects and demerger proceedings. Advises enviable international clients including global corporations, investment banks and private equity players. Healthcare, real estate and leisure travel have been active sectors of late. Strengths: ‘Available at least until very late at night. They have a pleasant manner, are very strong in negotiations and always have a competent stand-in when they are on holidays or away.’ ‘They are great communicators.’ ‘I would gladly recommend them; we work well together. There's never been anything they couldn't deal with. The technical quality is excellent’." (Chambers Europe, 2017 edition)

"One of the country's top public M&A experts. [...] Clients who have used the firm for a range of corporate transactional advice (M&A, equity capital markets issues, competition, restructuring, private equity) recommend the firm. ‚Dorda (Dorda Brugger Jordis) did a great job helping us analyse, structure and implement the transaction,‘. says the managing partner ofa consultancy firm which worked with the firm on an M&A deal. ‚Their work was very detailed while always keeping an eye on the commercial aspects of the transaction. Their effìciency experience and business acumen made the transaction a great success.‘ An in-house counsel from a travel agency that sought the firm’s M&A advice notes: ‘I have found this firm to be hard working and responsive. It provides solid commercial legal advice at affordable rates and the team are a pleasure to work with.’ [...] Another compliments Martin Brodey, saying: ‚Martin really knows his stuff, is pragmatic in his advice and a pleasure to work with.‘ Bernhard Rieder is also praised. ‚His diligence, experience and business acumen make him an exceptional lawyer and person to work with,‘ says a client. [...] In M&A the firm’s notable recent mandates included assisting bauMax with various divestments across Central Eastern Europe as part of the DIY chain's restructuring, and advising investment groups KKCG and EMMA Capital on the takeover of Casino Austria.” (ILFR 1000, 2017 edition)

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