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Gregor Famira

Partner
Attorney-at-law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko and partners
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Ilica 1
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Bleiweisova 30
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Languages German, English
Corporate/M&A

Specialisation in corporate law/M&A

Gregor Famira is a corporate and M&A attorney-at-law and a leading expert in the hotel and leisure industry. He is a partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Vienna and founder of the CMS offices in Zagreb (2003) and Ljubljana (2008). Since 2005, Gregor Famira has been advising Austrian start-up companies in the IT sector in the areas of telephony, gaming, social networking and computer vision.

Industries

Frequent themes are the financing of new companies, company law, data protection and the contractual documentation of the respective business model—understanding the company in question, its goals and opportunities for new approaches and efficient consulting "outside the box".

Gregor Famira’s second pillar is the coordination and professional support of transactions in CEE.

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Gregor Famira “excels in M&A and tax”.

Legal 500, 2015

Sources acknowledge him as “an international player”.

Chambers Europe, 2014

Memberships & Roles

  • ISHC – International Society of Hospitality Consultants
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Education

  • 1996 - Faculty of Law at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. iur. (with distinction)
  • 1995 - Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Innsbruck, Mag. rer. soc. oec.
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Hotels & Leisure

Specialisation in the hotel & leisure industry

Gregor Famira is an attorney-at-law for the hotel and leisure industry and a leading expert in corporate law/M&A. He is a partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Vienna and founder and head of the CMS offices in Zagreb (2003) and Ljubljana (2008); he also coordinates the firm’s activities in the area of Real Estate in CEE and has been active in CEE for 20 years. During this time, he has advised on numerous corporate and real estate transactions in the region.

Industries

Gregor Famira focusses on the asset classes ‘hotels’ and ‘trade’; he advises owners, financiers and operators/traders not only on transactions, but also on rental and lease agreements as well as franchise and hotel management contracts and real estate developments.

Gregor Famira’s second pillar (since 2005) is advising mainly Austrian start-up companies.

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Gregor Famira “excels in M&A and tax”.

Legal 500, 2015

Sources acknowledge him as “an international player”.

Chambers Europe, 2014

Memberships & Roles

  • ISHC – International Society of Hospitality Consultants
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Education

  • 1996 - Faculty of Law at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. iur. (with distinction)
  • 1995 - Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Innsbruck, Mag. rer. soc. oec.
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01/02/2022
Mia Kala­jdžić and Saša Sodja pro­moted to part­ner; Irena Šik Bukovnik pro­moted...
Ef­fect­ive im­me­di­ately, CMS Croa­tia and CMS Slov­e­nia are each pro­mot­ing one seni­or as­so­ci­ate to part­ner, and CMS Slov­e­nia is also pro­mot­ing one to coun­sel. Mia Kala­jdžić, formerly seni­or as­so­ci­ate in the em­ploy­ment as well as the real es­tate and con­struc­tion teams in Croa­tia, will now head the Croa­tian Em­ploy­ment Prac­tice Area Group. Saša Sodja, formerly seni­or as­so­ci­ate in the cor­por­ate and M&A team in Slov­e­nia, will now head the Slov­e­ni­an Cor­por­ate and M&A Prac­tice. Irena Šik Bukovnik from Slov­e­nia has been pro­moted to coun­sel and will con­tin­ue to fo­cus on bank­ing and fin­ance and re­struc­tur­ing mat­ters. Mia Kala­jdžić has close to a total of 10 years’ ex­per­i­ence and six years of post-qual­i­fic­a­tion ex­per­i­ence, mostly in em­ploy­ment law mat­ters, ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al groups and com­pan­ies on the full scope of em­ploy­ment and la­bour mat­ters, wheth­er they arise from daily work or from trans­ac­tion­al and re­struc­tur­ing mat­ters. Mia’s as­sist­ance to the man­age­ment board mem­bers and HR de­part­ments is of­ten stra­tegic, in­clud­ing high level of im­ple­ment­a­tion­al and op­er­a­tion­al sup­port. CMS Croa­tia is Mia’s first law firm. Saša Sodja is a leg­al pro­fes­sion­al with more than 15 years of hands-on ex­per­i­ence ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al and loc­al cli­ents in the leg­al sec­tor. She has played an act­ive role in most of the loc­al and cross-bor­der cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions as well as mer­gers and ac­quis­i­tions en­gage­ments handled by the Slov­e­ni­an team. Saša provides all-round sup­port and ad­vice to cli­ents from vari­ous in­dus­tries all the way from or­gan­ising and man­aging an M&A deal team to post-mer­ger in­teg­ra­tions. On top of reg­u­lar leg­al en­gage­ments, Saša is also in­volved in activ­it­ies that are shap­ing the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of our firm such as sus­tain­able busi­ness, a ment­or­ship pro­gramme and last but not least di­git­al­isa­tion. CMS Slov­e­nia has also pro­moted Irena Šik Bukovnik to the po­s­i­tion of coun­sel for the firm in its Bank­ing & Fin­ance prac­tice. Irena is a long-serving law­yer with CMS. She has more than 10 years of work­ing ex­per­i­ence in the leg­al branch, is a hold­er of an LL.M. from the Uni­versity of Vir­gin­ia School of Law and is a mem­ber of the New York State Bar. Irena has ex­pert­ise in bank­ing & fin­ance, in­solv­ency & re­struc­tur­ing.Com­ment­ing on the ap­point­ments, Gregor Famira, Man­aging Part­ner of both CMS Croa­tia and CMS Slov­e­nia, said: “With these pro­mo­tions we are ac­know­ledging high mo­tiv­a­tion, ex­em­plary know-how, team spir­it, in­nov­at­ive mind­sets and a cli­ent-fo­cused ap­proach—the qual­it­ies CMS is look­ing for in their fu­ture lead­ers. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all three of them.”Mia Kala­jdžić com­men­ted: “I see my pro­mo­tion to the po­s­i­tion of part­ner as an hon­our and a re­spons­ib­il­ity, both to­wards our cli­ents and my CMS team. I very much look for­ward to my fu­ture path in the firm and am ex­cited about the chal­lenges ahead.”Saša Sodja said: “I see my ap­point­ment as part­ner not just as an hon­our but also as re­cog­ni­tion that I have the trust both of my team as well as my su­per­i­ors and the wider CMS net­work. I'm ready for the fu­ture: I ex­pect to see changes in the way law firms op­er­ate and, hav­ing be­come a part­ner, I am de­lighted that I will be able to play an even great­er part in this.”
12/10/2021
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Croa­tia
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? Risk as­sess­mentThe pri­or­ity for dir­ect­ors is un­der­tak­ing an as­sess­ment...
26/04/2021
CMS named CEE Law Firm of the Year at Cham­bers Europe Awards 2021
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has been named CEE Law Firm of the Year at the Cham­bers Europe Awards, where CMS has once again been re­cog­nised as the lead­ing law firm in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe. The Cham­bers...
21/04/2021
Real es­tate trans­ac­tion costs and taxes in Croa­tia
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24/03/2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to European care homes
The world is get­ting older by the minute.Ac­cord­ing to the the 2021 Age­ing Re­port of the EU, the old-age de­pend­ency ra­tio in the EU’s demo­graph­ic old-age de­pend­ency ra­tio (i.e. the ra­tio between people...
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23/02/2021
CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
We are de­lighted to present the sixth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
07/10/2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to I&L In­vest­ment In­cent­ives in CEE-17
This Ex­pert Guide is part of Ex­CEEd­ing Bor­ders 2020 Re­port CMS and So­rain­en have provided a coun­try-by-coun­try guide to un­der­stand­ing and com­par­ing what in­cent­ives are po­ten­tially avail­able to In­dus­tri­al&Lo­gist­ics...
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15/07/2020
CMS an­nounces glob­al rev­en­ues of EUR 1.426bn
Sig­ni­fic­ant in­vest­ments in­clude Lupl, an open in­dustry plat­form, which has the po­ten­tial to trans­form the col­lab­or­a­tion between law firms and leg­al de­part­ments, and ex­pand­ing the firm­'s foot­print in Afri­caRanked...
01/07/2020
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
17/06/2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of rent­al agree­ments in Aus­tria dur­ing Cov­id-19
Up­dated on 01.04.2020. 1. Is a less­ee eli­gible for rent re­duc­tion due to a sig­ni­fic­ant de­cline in foot­fall and con­sequently its turnover as a res­ult of COV­ID-19? No, in prin­ciple not (un­less in case...
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CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early...
14/11/2019
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (UCITS)
The pur­pose of this guide is to provide a broad over­view of the key ele­ments of pass­port­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to EEA UCITS Scheme in the coun­tries covered in this guide. The guide makes no claims...