Binder Grösswang has appointed attorneys Dr Stephan Heckenthaler and Dr Markus Uitz as partners in the firm, effective 1 February 2014.
Heckenthaler specialises in banking and finance, while Uitz is an expert in corporate and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Heckenthaler, an expert in banking and capital markets law, advises primarily on corporate funding, the financing of acquisitions and projects and supervisory law matters for banks and insurance companies. He was involved in advising Österreichische Volksbanken on its restructuring in the course of the creation of a group pursuant to article 3 of the Capital Requirements Directive, as well as advising the Prinzhorn group and its financing banks on the acquisition of the listed Turkish paper production plant Dentas Ambalaj ve Kagit Sanayi.
Before joining Binder Grösswang in 2010, Heckenthaler worked for US law firm Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt. He is also a member of the bar in New York. He studied in New York, Vienna and Leuven (Belgium) and publishes regularly on topics of banking law and company law.
Uitz specialises in corporate/M&A and was one of the primary advisers to the Swiss SIX group on its acquisition of the Austrian PayLife Bank to BAWAG PSK on the sale of the listed Postsparkasse building, and to the founders of Kununu on the sale of their share in XING. He also advises numerous start-up companies on ongoing legal matters.
Uitz joined Binder Grösswang as an associate in 2006 and became an attorney at law in 2009. In 2010–11 he acquired international experience as a foreign associate with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam).