Discover Germany, Issue 33, December 2015

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Portraits: Stefanie Lugger (left) and Kersten Bankler (right), founding partners.

Business vision and legal precision Lugger | Bankler Attorneys at Law is a modern, independent Austrian business law firm which significantly stands out from large corporate law firms. While their main emphasis is put on fundamentally understanding their clients’ businesses, Lugger | Bankler impress with close and personal client relationships, as well as with a solution-oriented way of working rather than a problem-oriented one. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: PETRA SPIOLA

Representing and advising clients in almost all fields of corporate and business law, Lugger | Bankler Attorneys at Law’s special expertise lies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, litigation and arbitration, as well as in payment services law. An additional key activity of Lugger | Bankler is energy law.“We advise national and international commercial entities and private clients. What makes us stand out is our strongly personal approach,” says Stefanie Lugger, founding partner. Alongside founding partner Kersten Bankler, the duo decided to establish their own law firm

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after working as lawyers in large corporate law firms.“We both were convinced that we were able to offer better and more efficient services to our clients than large firms which have to deal with organisational challenges,” Kersten Bankler notes. Thus, the fundamental idea was to establish a law office with strongly personal and tailormade advice, short decision-making routes, quick response time and an efficient, solution-oriented way of working. The individual expertise of Stefanie Lugger (litigation and arbitration, payment serv-

ices and energy law) and Kersten Bankler (mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law) perfectly complement each other and therefore solidify the foundation of the law firm.Their success proves that they have made the right decisions, with numerous happy national and international clients confirming that the founding partners have evaluated the needs of clients correctly.“The added value for our clients is obvious: we find solutions for their matters in an uncomplicated, quick and efficient way,” Stefanie Lugger smiles. Kersten Bankler adds: “Our well-attuned team of highly qualified lawyers shows great commitment for our clients. We love what we do.” This can be felt throughout their entire range of juridical work which impresses with a high degree of competency and reliability.