ABOUT US

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG is an internationally acting law firm specialising in commercial law, company and trust law including succession in business, contract and civil law, labour law, insolvency law, and litigation and arbitration. The attorneys of WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advise entrepreneurs of all economic areas in commercial legal matters, both domestic and international.

ABOUT US

About us

Competences

The attorneys of WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG studied in Austria, France and the UK and obtained an excellent academic education. They gained valuable experience
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About us

Competences

The attorneys of WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG studied in Austria, France and the UK and obtained an excellent academic education. They gained valuable experience working several years in recognised business law firms in Vienna.

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Tailored Advice

At WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG the client is our highest priority, the partner-oriented team structure guarantees competent and tailored advice in order to
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About us

Tailored Advice

At WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG the client is our highest priority, the partner-oriented team structure guarantees competent and tailored advice in order to efficiently meet the clients´s needs.

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Cooperation

Whenever necessary, WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG cooperates with domestic and international law firms and experts in order to facilitate the communication between all involved parties. 

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PRACTICE AREAS

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises in all business law matters, with a particular focus on

PRACTICE AREAS

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises in all business law matters, with a particular focus on

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PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial and company law

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises entrepreneurs and companies, their organs as well as shareholders (e.g., companies with limited
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PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial and company law

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises entrepreneurs and companies, their organs as well as shareholders (e.g., companies with limited liability, stock corporations, limited partnerships, trusts, associations). The offered services range from the foundation of a legal entity, corporate housekeeping, restructuring, preparation of succession, to reorganisation and liquidation of companies.

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Labour law

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises in all matters of individual and collective labour law and supports in connection with the drafting of management and employment
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Labour law

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises in all matters of individual and collective labour law and supports in connection with the drafting of management and employment contracts, the termination of employment contracts, restructurings, and in out-of-court negotiations and litigations.

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Civil and contract law

As law firm specialized in advising entrepreneurs WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG also assists in general civil law matters. This contains legal advice in connection
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PRACTICE AREAS

Civil and contract law

As law firm specialized in advising entrepreneurs WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG also assists in general civil law matters. This contains legal advice in connection with the negotiation and conclusion of contracts of all kind, including confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements and joint ventures. The attorneys of WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG support their clients regarding the legal enforcement of claims, such as warranty claims and claims for damages. 

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Arbitration

Arbitration is a valuable alternative to court litigation. WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises in connection with domestic and international arbitration proceedings
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Arbitration

Arbitration is a valuable alternative to court litigation. WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advises in connection with domestic and international arbitration proceedings (e.g., ICC Rules, LCIA Rules, SIAC Rules, SCC Rules, DIS-Rules, Swiss Rules, Vienna Rules, etc). The attorneys of WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG also act as arbitrators.

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Insolvency law

Insolvency law questions arise in various situations of the daily business life or in crisis situations, eg during contract reviewing or contract drafting and within the scope of court cases. ...

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Insolvency law

Insolvency law questions arise in various situations of the daily business life or in crisis situations, eg during contract reviewing or contract drafting and within the scope of court cases. The attorneys of WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG advise and represent entrepreneurs and companies as debtors as well as creditors and support with regard to company restructuring.

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Team

Dr. Julia Kusternigg, LL.M. and Mag. Rainer Werdnik, LL.M. are attorneys at law and the founding partners of WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG.

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Dr. Julia Kusternigg

Julia Kusternigg

Julia Kusternigg was born in Carinthia and studied law at the University of Graz and the Institut d´études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris), France. After obtaining her degree as „Doctor iuris“ at the University of Vienna and completing her post-graduate studies in law at the University of Cambridge, England Julia worked in renowned business law firms in Vienna from 2005 to 2012. In September 2012, together with Rainer Werdnik she founded WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG, a young, independent law firm in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Julia is specialized in business and company law, trust law, labour law and contract law. She also acts as board member of an Austrian trust.


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Mag. Rainer Werdnik

Rainer Werdnik

 

Rainer Werdnik was born in Carinthia and studied law at the University of Vienna. After an internship with the EU Representation Office of Carinthia in Brussels, Belgium in 2006, Rainer worked in internationally recognised business law firms in Vienna focusing on business and company law as well as arbitration. In September 2011 Rainer began his post-graduate studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. In September 2012, together with Julia Kusternigg, he founded WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG, a young, independent law firm in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Rainer is an expert in business and company law, civil law, contract law and arbitration.

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Publications

Julia Kusternigg and Rainer Werdnik have published numerous essays and articles as author and co-author, inter alia in the fields of business and company law, labour law, arbitration, and insolvency law.

Current publications:

 

Publications

Julia Kusternigg and Rainer Werdnik have published numerous essays and articles as author and co-author, inter alia in the fields of business and company law, labour law, arbitration, and insolvency law.

Current publications:


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Directors

Werdnik, Zum im Gesellschaftsvertrag bestellten GmbH-Geschäftsführer (ecolex 2013, 888)
Directors of limited liability companies ...

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Directors

Werdnik, Zum im Gesellschaftsvertrag bestellten GmbH-Geschäftsführer (ecolex 2013, 888)
Directors of limited liability companies (GmbH) who are also shareholders may be appointed as directors in the articles of association. However, their term of office is limited with their position as a shareholder. This has to be borne in mind in case of the exit of the shareholder. In this respect also issues regarding "de facto" directors may arise.

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Emergency Arbitrator

Werdnik, The Enforceability of Emergency Arbitrators´ Decisions (Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2014, 249 ...

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Emergency Arbitrator

Werdnik, The Enforceability of Emergency Arbitrators´ Decisions (Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2014, 249; Klausegger, Klein, Kremslehner, Petsche, Pitkowitz, Power, Welser & Zeiler, eds.; 2014)
Parties in arbitration are often in need of interim measures. In the last years many arbitration rules implemented the possibility to gain such interim measures - before the constitution of the arbitral tribunal - by an emergency arbitrator. As arbitral awards may be enforced under the New York Convention the question arose whether or not emergency arbitrators´ decisions can also be enforced pursuant to the New York Convention.

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Arbitration Clauses in AoA

Werdnik, Schiedsklauseln in Gesellschaftsverträgen - eine Frage der Gesellschafterqualifikation (SWK 2014, 684)
In general, shareholders ...

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Arbitration Clauses in AoA

Werdnik, Schiedsklauseln in Gesellschaftsverträgen - eine Frage der Gesellschafterqualifikation (SWK 2014, 684)
In general, shareholders may agree to settle a dispute before an arbitration court. Special consumer protection provisions with regard to arbitration provide for that consumers may only agree on arbitration for already existing disputes. For the legitimacy of an arbitration clause in the articles of association it is therefore necessary to examine whether or not shareholders are classified as consumers.

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CONTACT

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Viktringer Ring 5/3
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Austria
T +43 463 909 600
F + 43 463 909 600 - 910
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CONTACT

WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Viktringer Ring 5/3
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee 
Austria
T +43 463 909 600
F + 43 463 909 600 - 910
office@w-k.at
www.w-k.at

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WERDNIK KUSTERNIGG Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Viktringer Ring 5/3
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

FN 385271 a, Landesgericht Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

office@w-k.at

T +43 463 909 600
F +43 463 909 600 910

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Managing Shareholders: Dr. Julia Kusternigg, LL.M.; Mag. Rainer Werdnik, LL.M.

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