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About Leonhard Prasser

Leonhard specialises in employment law and company pension law.

He advises on individual and collective labour law issues and company pensions, and on employment issues in M&A and restructuring projects.

While at Freshfields, Leonhard completed secondments in the firm's London and Madrid offices.

Leonhard is fluent in German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising Mayr-Melnhof on the sale of two fresh fiber carton plants to Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Advising MAN SE on the sale of the MAN plant in Steyr to WSA Beteiligungs GmbH ("Steyr Automotive").
  • Advising a multinational trading company in a litigation against its former management board member.
  • Advising Bristol Myers Squibb in connection with the acquisition of Celgene and related integration steps.
  • Advising KWS on a global restructuring project affecting for more than 30 countries.
  • Advising adesso AG on the foundation of an SE and the associated employee participation process.
  • Advising LG on the €1,1bn acquisition of the automotive supplier ZKW Group.
  • Advising Hawesko on its acquisition of Wein&Co.
  • Advising UniCredit/Bank Austria on the restructuring of the occupational pension scheme and transfer to the state scheme.
  • Advising a large multinational distribution company in the automotive sector on working time arrangements and other employment matters.
  • Advising various clients on the implementation of video surveillance systems and whistleblowing policies.



  • University of Vienna, Austria (Mag)
  • Vienna University of Business Administration, Austria (BSc)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Austrian bar