Ferdinand

Dr. Ferdinand Graf LL.M. (NYU)

Partner

T +43 1 401 17 - 0

E f.graf@gpp.at

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Ferdinand Graf is founding partner of Graf & Pitkowitz. He practices corporate law (M&A and Competition & Antitrust) and IT law (including Data Protection) – he is head of the firm’s corresponding Practice Groups.

He regularly advises Austrian and foreign companies on all general corporate law matters as well as on complex – often cross-border - M&A transactions and corporate restructurings – he most recently advised LUKOIL and the Danish VKR group.

Ferdinand Graf is furthermore highly regarded as a litigator in his areas of expertise. For example, he recently advised and represented the French/Belgian Dexia group in its EUR 102 million lawsuit against the Republic of Austria throughout the course of the nationalization of the Austrian Kommunalkredit Bank; he also advised the Province of Salzburg in handling its much publicized “financial scandal” and represented in the respective litigation.

He has vast international expertise from his law studies in the United States and his practice in New York and Washington law firms. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Ferdinand Graf regularly publishes legal articles in his areas of specialization - especially on Competition & Antitrust Law and most recently on Data Protection.

He speaks German and English.

CV

  • NYU School of Law (LL.M. in Corporate Law), 1991
  • University of Vienna, (Dr.iur.), 1990
  • University of Vienna (Mag.iur.), 1989

Publications

 

Dr. Ferdinand Graf hat zahlreiche Fachartikel und Publikationen veröffentlicht, insbesondere in den Bereichen Haftungsrecht, Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht, sowie Intellectual Property.

  • "The Best Lawyers" in Austria 2018 Edition: Recommended individual - Corporate Law
  • "Anwalt aktuell" April 2017: LUKOIL Energy setzt auf Graf & Pitkowitz
  • "International Law Office" 2017: Client Choice Award Winner
  • "Legal 500" 2016. Band 5: Corporate and M & A
  • "Legal 500" 2016. Band 4: EU and competition
  • "Legal 500" 2016. Band 4: Intelectual Property & Media
  • "Chambers Europe" 2015. Notable practitioners: Corporate and M & A
  • "Legal 500" 2015. Band 5: Corporate and M & A
  • "Legal 500" 2015. Band 4: EU and competition
  • "Legal 500" 2014. Band 4: Intelectual Property & Media
  • "International Law Office" 2014: Client Choice Award Winner
  • "Chambers Europe" 2014. Band 4: Corporate and M & A
  • "The Legal 500" 2014. Tier 5: Corporate and M & A
  • "The Legal 500" 2014. Tier 4: EU and competition
  • "The Legal 500" 2014. Tier 4: Intellectual property and media
  • "Chambers Europe" 2013. Band 4: M & A
  • "IFLR 2013". Tier 4 Mergers & Aquisitions
  • "The Legal 500" 2013. Tier 4: Corporate and M & A
  • "The Legal 500" 2013. Tier 4: EU and competition
  • "The Legal 500" 2013. Tier 3: Intellectual property and media
  • "Chambers Europe" 2012. Band 4: M & A
  • "IFLR 2012". Tier 4 Mergers & Aquisitions
  • "The Legal 500" 2012. Recommended Firm: Corporate and M & A
  • "The Legal 500" 2012. Recommended Firm: EU and competition
  • "Chambers Europe" 2011. Band 4: M & A
  • "IFLR 2011". Tier 4 Mergers & Aquisitions
  • "The Legal 500" 2011. Top 5: Corporate and M & A
  • "The Legal 500" 2011. Top 4: EU and competition
  • "The Legal 500" 2011. Top 3: Intellectual property and media
  • "PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook" 2011: Recommended individual - M & A

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Conferences

Job experience

  • Since 1994: Partner with Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna
  • 1991 - 1994: Court practice, Associate with various Viennese law firms
  • 1991: Internship with Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, Washington DC
  • 1988 – 1989: Assistant at the Institute for Civil Law, University Vienna

Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Center for International Studies, Salzburg
  • Verein der österreichischen Fulbrighter, Wien

Awards

Professional licenses

  • Austria
  • New York
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