MMag. Maximilian Höltl

Attorney at Law for Corporate Law and Commercial Law in Vienna

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My Ambition

Legal Advice on all aspects of Austrian Corporate Law and Business Law

My law firm in 1010 Vienna advises (future) entrepreneurs, companies, shareholders and managing directors in Austria, in particular in Vienna and the surrounding area, in both German and English on all matters of corporate and business law. This includes, in particular, advice on the choice of the appropriate legal form, formation of a company, admission or withdrawal of shareholders or transfer of shares in a company, drafting and negotiating contracts and disputes arising from contracts, the corporate relationship or with business partners.

It is my ambition to be a reliable partner for any of your corporate and business law issues and to achieve the best possible result in every situation.

Corporate law and business law in Austria, in particular in Vienna and the surrounding area


In the area of corporate law and company law, my law firm situated in Vienna provides legal advice on for example the foundation of companies, start-ups, sale of companies and reorganizations and limited liability company law and assists with drafting and negotiating of any contracts as well as disputes arising from contracts, disputes between shareholders or with business partners and other corporate and company law cases.

Foundation of companies and businesses

When it comes to the formation of companies, at the beginning we usually analyze the envisaged business model and consider the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of companies available in Austria. Austrian law provides for several options, such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. After the ideal form of organization for the respective project has been determined, the articles of association are drawn up in close cooperation and coordinated with the other shareholders (if any). In addition to the agreements for day-to-day cooperation, such as those governing the management or representation towards third parties, particular attention should be paid to govern the various exit scenarios, as disputes often only arise when one or more of the shareholders (wish to) withdraw from the company. Rules of procedure for the managing directors allow defining the competences of the respective managing directors and to bind certain actions of the management (at least internally) to the approval of the shareholders. In addition, certain required steps in connection with the establishment of the company must also be taken into account, such as the fulfillment of the requirements under trade law and the notifications to the tax office and social security. Appropriate tax advice is ensured through close cooperation with tax advisors.

  • General advice on setting up a business
  • Advice on the choice of legal form
  • Preparation and negotiation of articles of association and syndicate agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of rules of procedure for the management of companies
  • Formation of companies (limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, etc.)

Sale of Companies and Reorganizations

My services as a lawyer also include legal assistance and support in all kinds of company acquisitions and sales, mergers, transformations, contributions and other reorganizations of companies. Given the complexity of the matter and the far-reaching legal provisions governing such legal transactions, legal and tax advice is certainly recommended in such cases. For example, solely the seller’s statutory subsequent liability and the buyer’s liability for obligations can have far-reaching consequences if no corresponding contractual agreements are in place.

  • Advice on structuring the transaction
  • Preparation and negotiation of the necessary contractual documentation
  • Due diligence review
  • Acting as trustee for the payment of the purchase price
  • Enforcement and defense of warranty and damage claims arising from company purchase agreements

Drafting of contracts and disputes arising from contracts

Given my long-standing experience in the field of contract law, I offer to my clients the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of all types of business-related contracts and assist them with disputes arising from contracts. The anticipatory drafting of contracts, taking into account possible future developments, aims to prevent future conflicts from arising in the first place by means of precise and comprehensive provisions. Furthermore, I advise on the extrajudicial and judicial enforcement and defense of claims under contracts as well as on the rescission and withdrawal from contracts.

  • Articles of Association
  • Rental Agreements
  • Purchase Contracts
  • Leasing Contracts
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Contracts for Work and Services
  • Construction Contracts
  • Financing Contracts

Further corporate and business law advice

My law firm in Vienna also advises on all other issues of corporate and business law, such as representation in and out of court in disputes between shareholders or with business partners, advising managing directors on liability issues and advising on limited liability company law. Furthermore, with my second specialization, I also cover your real estate law topics. In the context of a free initial consultation, I will be happy to discuss your questions with you and I can usually already provide the first recommendations for action.

  • Out-of-court and in-court representation of companies, their management and shareholders
  • Liability of Managing Directors
  • Corporate Housekeeping
  • Liquidation of Companies
  • Applications to the Company Register


Free initial consultation and fair conditions

I offer interested parties a free initial orientation meeting. During this meeting, I gather the facts of the case and, ideally, I can already provide an initial assessment of the legal situation and a recommendation on how to proceed.

I am offering a fair and transparent fee solution adapted to the respective situation. The following alternative billing options can be considered:

hourly rate
lump sum agreement
attorney rate according to the RATG
legal costs insurance

I am happy to discuss these options in more detail during the initial consultation.


Experience of my clients

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You can reach me by e-mail, phone or with the following contact form. You may also send documents via the contact form or by e-mail to me. I will revert to you as soon as possible.

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