Susanne is our Head of Restructuring & Insolvency in CEE. Her clients benefit from her quick-thinking and decisiveness on complex issues. Over a career of 25 years Susanne has made a name for herself as one of the most experienced insolvency lawyers in Austria.
Susanne joined in 2010 after managing her own insolvency, litigation and real estate law firm for just over a decade. She has worked on a huge variety of restructuring and insolvency cases, and passes this experience on to clients through her commercial wisdom, stand-out technical knowledge, and close professional network in the field. Susanne has been appointed as insolvency administrator by the Commercial Court in Vienna since 1995 and advises clients on all aspects of corporate insolvencies. As she spent two years working in-house with an Austrian bank, Susanne is also a specialist in banking law. She has particular experience in working with financial institutions, manufacturers, and technology, media & communications companies.
|Since 2010||Partner, Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c|
|2004 – 2010||Partner, Fruhstorfer & Günther|
|1999 – 2004||Partner, Fruhstorfer & Knittl|
|1995 – 1999||Partner, Weiss-Tessbach OEG|
|1992 – 1995||Associate, Weiss-Tessbach OEG|
|1990 – 1992||Lawyer, Creditanstalt|
|1987 – 1990||Academic assistant, Institute of Civil Law, International Private Law and Comparative Law, University of Trier, Germany|
|1985||Judicial clerkship, Higher Regional Court of Vienna|
|1995||Admitted to the bar, Austria|
|1986 – 1987||Postgraduate studies, University of Trier, Germany|
|1985||Doctoral degree, University of Salzburg, Austria|
|1980 – 1985||Legal studies, University of Salzburg, Austria|
Fruhstorfer / Geroldinger, Insolvency administrators as addressees of the law governing the profession and professional ethics of lawyers; ZIK 2022/93
The implementation of the Directive in Austria – New opportunities for companies? – Eurofenix, 2021/2022, Winter Edition
Austrian associations for creditor protection, Fruhstorfer / Howadt – Eurofenix, 2019 Summer Edition
Leasing contracts and insolvency, in Konecny, Insolvency Forum, November 2017
Litigation in the event of bankruptcy - insolvency and restructuring law as well as execution law, Yearbook, 2017
Unresolved issues of offsetting in restructuring proceedings, ZIK, 2016
Statute of limitations for disputed insolvency claims, RdW, 2016
Out-of-court debt restructuring: Implementation of INSOL Principles in Austria, Eurofenix, 2014
Duty of the majority shareholder to file for insolvency, Breach of the separation principle, 2013
The fulfilment of the restructuring plan, RdW. 2011
Commentary on business supervision of banks and the Genossenschaftskonkursverordnung, Buchegger, Austrian insolvency law, 2009
Restructuring of securities service providers, ZIK, 2008
Assessment basis and remuneration for the use of special expertise, 2008
The maintenance of a current account credit relationship as disadvantageous legal transaction in the sense of 31 exp, OEBA, 2007
Termination of continuing obligations in bankruptcy, ZIK, 2003
Current account credit and claw back claims, ÖBA, 2001
Obligation of banks to provide information on bills-of-exchange discounts, ÖBA 2000, p.871
Vienna Bar Association
ReTurn - Forum for restructuring and turnaround
Austrian Society for Bank Research
INSOL Europe (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals)
DIS - the German institution for arbitration
European lawyers association (ELA)
Latest news & insights
Austrian Supreme Court clarifies bank deposit guarantee scheme
Austrian Supreme Court clarifies guarantee coverage after avoidance actions
Austrian Supreme Court clarifies "de facto" managing director’s liability for wrongful trading
Implementing the Restructuring Directive in Austria
Andreas Howadt, LL.M., LL.B.
Torsten Braner, LL.M.
Thomas Rechberger, Ph.D.
Radovan Pala, Ph.D., LL.M.