He who wants to build high towers must spend a lot of time at the foundations.

Anton Bruckner

scope of service

Corporate law/M&A

Corporate law is closely related to commercial and contract law, and governs in-house and external relations of companies under private law. This gives the opportunity of providing legal guidance for clients, both when founding companies of any type and also regarding the preparation of all the necessary documents. Further functions in the field of Corporate law are services in connection with the trade register and the provision of consultation services regarding assignments of company shares and partner’s interest shares. Both nationally and abroad, our lawyers are sough-after experts regarding questions of transactions and reorganizations, who offer advice to companies in all matters under Corporate law. Also, in the event of purchasing or selling company, in cases of transfers of businesses and concerning all joint venture-matters, as well as the provision of advisory services to managing directors, our clients will get the best possible advice from the lawyers of our firm. In each of the major areas of corporate law, such as mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate finance and insolvency and banking, we have earned a reputation as a firm that anticipates and responds in today’s global environment. Our clients benefit from our longtime experience, which helps to avoid many difficulties that already exist at the stage of the foundation of a company. As a matter of course, BLS also offers legal support to their clients in all legal disputes stemming from these matters, both in an extrajudicial way and before court.

Examples of our legal activities

  • Numerous clients assigned us with the execution of changes to their Articles of Association, managing directors, procurists, supervisory board, and company address. We regularly prepare commercial registry filings and organize the signing of the corresponding shareholder's resolutions.

  • In the last year, we were assigned with the full legal assistance of a German corporate group when founding its Austrian subsidiary.

  • We advised on the sale of shares, both intra-group as well as to third parties.

  • We advised a holding company with blocking minority of a leading Austrian big corporation in the building sector in connection with a planned change of its corporate form from a limited liability company into a joint stock company.

  • We represented the managing director and shareholder of a manufacturing company regarding the enforcement of his claims for shares against its holding company.

  • We were assigned with elaborating a joint strategy for a partner holding 50% of the shares so as to keep the business operating; alternatively, we were mandated to elaborate an exit-scenario.

  • A worldwide Austrian power company assigned us with the drawing up of comfort letters.

  • We have advised a leading wind power plant on their corporate and contractual structure for the implementation of a tax efficient cross-border deal.

  • We have provided legal assistance to a leading company active in the field of heating technology in Austria, and their partners in connection with the implementation of an advisory board as controlling body.

  • We provided legal advice to a train cargo company in connection with liquidity problems.


"BLS Rechtsanwälte [...] focuses on general corporate transactions and reorganisations. Thomas Boller advised a leading technology company on the integration of Austrian subsidiaries following a recent acquisition." Legal 500 (2014)

"The emphasis of Dr. Thomas Boller's legal practice revolves around the collective and individual provision of legal advice to well-staffed, renowned companies, most of which have been his clients for many years, as well as their legal representation. [...] Aside from Boller's focus on Labour Law, which has been growing strong over the years, he is also very invested in Corporate Law and on a regular basis provides legal advice in connection with mergers and transactions." JUVE Journal for business lawyers (July/August 2014)

"Dr. Thomas Boller's labour law firm has managed to add even more high-calibre names to their already remarkable clientele. What makes the firm interesting to clients is among others Boller's double function, as he is also firmly anchored in company law and thus able to cover both sides in a transaction [...]." JUVE Journal for business lawyers (July/August 2016)

Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Austria (Corporate Intl Magazine 2016 Global Award)

Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Austria (Global Law Experts 2016 Annual Awards)