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em. RA Dr. Heinz Kosesnik-Wehrle

The senior partner was admitted to the Vienna bar in April 1963 and retired in April 2003. For 35 years, Heinz Kosesnik-Wehrle had been regularly appointed by the commercial court in Vienna as receiver or adminstrator in insolvency proceedings. He has successfully handled, inter alia, large insolvency cases such as Aehrenstolz GmbH (bakery enterprise of the large "KONSUM" group that went insolvent in 1995), City-Forum Handels GmbH and Kaindl Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. Over this period of time, he has also been active in the area of consumer law and represented the largest Austrian consumer protection organizations in countless sample court procedures that have resulted in numerous landmark judgements. He was also active in unfair competition law.

Heinz Kosesnik Wehrle was the author of the "Kurzkommentar zum Konsumentenschutzgesetz" (Commentary on the Austrian Consumer Protection Act). The fifth edition (published in December 2003) is co-authored with Hans Peter Lehofer, Gottfried Mayer and Stefan Langer.

He is known as one of the leading specialists on Austrian consumer law.