Taylor Wessing is announcing that former DLA Piper Weiss Tessbach Head of Real Estate Clemens Barenthaler will join its CEE Real Estate in Austria as a Partner on September 1, 2016.
Barenthaler worked for CHSH Cerha Hempel Spieglfeld Hlawati from 2003-2007, for Schoenherr for 16 months in 2007/2008, and then for DLA Piper from January 2009 to the present. Taylor Wessing reports that Barenthaler "has years of experience in advising national and international clients in Real Estate law. His main areas of focus include Real Estate transactions and financing as well as project development and the development of retail, office, and business premises. After having worked in renowned law firms like CHSH and Schoenherr he now joins Taylor Wessing coming from DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, where he was Head of the Real Estate Practice Group."
Erwin Hanslik, CEE Head of Real Estate at Taylor Wessing, commented in a statement released by the firm that: "I very much look forward to the cooperation with such an experienced attorney, who will – especially on an international level – add a lot of know-how to the group."
According to Raimund Cancola, Taylor Wessing CEE Managing Partner, "besides Corporate and IP/IT, Real Estate is one of the three core Practice Areas which Taylor Wessing has a clear focus on. Because we see the global demand, these practices will be enlarged with top-lawyers. Bearing this in mind, Clemens is a perfect fit for our team and we look forward to the joint professional future."
Speaking about his new challenges, Barenthaler added: "Taylor Wessing CEE — being the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of a global law firm with 33 offices in 20 jurisdictions – to me that is the perfect surrounding to which I can contribute with my knowledge and my – also CEE – experience."