Whether in the establishment of startups, corporate restructurings, or corporate succession, reorganisations regularly play a major role in the various phases of existence of a successful company.
Establishment of a company and succession
For several years, our law firm has been advising clients in all phases of the establishment and succession of a company in connection with the most suitable corporate structure and form. In the case of start-ups, the main focus is on the suitable corporate form and/or flexible financing or participation opportunities for investors. Corporate restructurings in connection with reorganisation measures must regularly take into account rules for the preservation of corporate assets of the company concerned. Finally, in the settlement of corporate and asset succession, e.g. for the establishment of private foundations, the need for the clarification of inheritance claims is paramount.
In all corporate restructurings and reorganisations, the tax optimisation within the limits of the corporate configuration possibilities is also part of our consulting activities. To achieve this, our firm collaborates with renowned tax consulting and auditing companies.
Advice on participation in start-ups
For several years, we have been advising founders and investors on participation in start-ups, flexibly adjusting the forms of participation according to the preferences of those involved, so as to provide the new company with tne most suitable form of financing.
Our experience and specialisation on inheritance issues allows to considerably minimise the risk of disputes in restructurings and reorganisations over planned asset successions between the individuals concerned, while always ensuring that the transferors' wishes are met within the statutory limits.
The rules on the preservation of corporate assets in Austrian corporate law, in particular the ban on the repayment of contributions, and the regime of equity replacement play a central role in restructurings as part of reorganisation efforts.