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Commercial Law // Corporate Law

For Entrepreneurs and Managing Directors

  • Who can help me set up my company - quickly, efficiently and inexpensively?
  • As a managing director, I am given instructions that could have considerable disadvantages. Do I still have to follow these instructions or am I at risk of directors' liability?
  • What is the best way to defend myself in a shareholder dispute?

For founders of associations and societies, board members and auditors

  • What is the best way to formulate my association's articles of association?
  • What tax advantages does an association bring? How do I design my association so that it is recognized as a non-profit or charitable organization?
  • Can I be personally liable as a member of the association's board?

For Entrepreneurs and Commercial Agents

  • I have a great business idea. Which legal form is best suited to implementing my ideas?
  • How do I have to design my website so that it is legally compliant and there is no risk of administrative penalties?
  • I worked in sales for a company and acquired a lot of customers. What about my compensation claim as a commercial agent?

For Tradesmen

  • In my spare time, I occasionally program websites for friends. Do I already need a trade license for this?
  • Do I need a certificate of competence under the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act to carry out my intended trade?
  • What are the requirements for being appointed managing director of a company under trade law?

Reasons for Schmelz lawfirm

  •  Thanks to our many years of experience in a large Viennese commercial law firm, we have extensive expertise in advising companies of all sizes: We are just as familiar with the problems of young entrepreneurs and start-ups as we are with those of established entrepreneurs, with those of EPUs and SMEs as well as those of large corporations.
  • Together with our network partners, we offer entrepreneurs one-stop-shop solutions: You deliver your problem to us, we deliver a complete solution package.
  • Our partner Dorian Schmelz passes on his know-how and practical experience as co-author of the specialist book "partnerships in case studiespartnerships in case studies" and the knowledge platform "corporate law online".

The keypoint is sound consultancy.



Here you can find us


  •  Währinger Strasse 16 Top 14, 1090 Wien
  •  +43 1 946 11 60
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