Taylor Wessing enters CEE with leading Austrian firm e|n|w|c


09-05-2012

Taylor Wessing has announced a merger with leading Austrian firm e|n|w|c that sees it gain eight offices across six new jurisdictions.

Taylor Wessing has been implementing an ambitious international strategy for expansion into the world's growth economies, with one of the Firm's target regions being the CEE. With offices across Central and Eastern Europe, including in Budapest, Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Warsaw, Kiev, Klagenfurt and Vienna, Taylor Wessing's merger with e|n|w|c has allowed the Firm to realise that goal.

e|n|w|c was founded in 1986 and today has 24 partners and more than 70 lawyers operating across its eight offices, advising major international companies in the commercial, industrial, service, banking and insurance sectors.

e|n|w|c formally became part of Taylor Wessing as 'Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law' last week (4 May 2012). The merger takes Taylor Wessing's fee earning headcount to almost 900 across 22 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Tim Eyles, Managing Partner of Taylor Wessing UK, comments:  "Our merger with e|n|w|c is part of our wider strategy to service the demands of our international client base operating in the industries and economies of tomorrow. Ensuring a depth of coverage in CEE and SEE is a key element of that strategy, in tandem with our expansion plans for Asia and the Middle East. e|n|w|c's embedded legal and industry knowledge will give us a strong foothold in CEE and SEE and, as such, the capability to help our clients achieve their ambitions with a comprehensive service tailored to local legal environments, cultures and market conditions."

Dr. Raimund Cancola, Managing Partner of e|n|w|c, comments:  “The ability to deliver top quality service to our clients across practice areas and jurisdictions has always been our aspiration. As our clients become increasingly international in their outlook and requirements, the decision to become part of an international law firm is the logical corollary of our corporate philosophy, allowing us to grow with them in this fast changing and increasingly competitive environment.”


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