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CERHA HEMPEL gains another partner

Dr. Holger Bielesz strengthens the dispute resolution team at CERHA HEMPEL as a partner from 1 January 2020.

(l.t.r.): Mag. Julian Feichtinger, Dr. Michaela Siegwart, Hon-Prof. Dr. Irene Welser, Dr. Holger Bielesz

Dr. Holger Bielesz strengthens the dispute resolution team at CERHA HEMPEL as a partner from 1 January 2020. Prior to joining CERHA HEMPEL, Dr. Bielesz was a partner at Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte in Vienna.

Dr. Holger Bielesz, LL.M., studied law at the universities of Vienna and Fribourg (Switzerland) and at the College of Europe in Bruges. In the past 15 years, he has specialised in litigation and the resolution of commercial disputes, including in the fields of white collar crime and compliance. His practice areas include in particular providing representation to banks and financial institutions and supporting businesses in strategically relevant liability proceedings under civil and corporate law. In this regard, he recently represented a renowned international bank before the European Court of Justice and institutional investors in bail-in proceedings in Austria.

Dr. Holger Bielesz: "I regard it as an exceptional challenge to strengthen the fantastic dispute resolution team at CERHA HEMPEL headed by Prof. Dr. Irene Welser by contributing my many years of litigation experience. Together we will continue consolidating the lead enjoyed by the dispute resolution practice at CERHA HEMPEL."

"We're delighted that Holger Bielesz, another recognised litigation expert, has decided to join our team. Consequently, we're continuing to work towards achieving our strategic goal of being a leading Austrian law firm in every area of corporate law", said Managing Partners Dr. Albert Birkner, LL.M. and Dr. Clemens Hasenauer LL.M./MBA.