Grilc Vouk Škof

Lawyers

committed

to Central and Eastern Europe

Three professionals.

The main practice areas of the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof are commercial and corporate law in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro. Furthermore, we also provide all “standard legal services” – handling everything from purchase agreements to the recovery of debts, from divorces to traffic accidents. Years of professional experience guarantee the quality of our legal advice.

All partners, lawyers and assistants at the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof are multilingual, which enables us to communicate with clients in their own language and without consulting translators. Our main goal is to tender our clients with tailor-made solutions - promptly, innovatively and effectively.

Rudi Vouk
Rudi Vouk

+43 (0)463 542 67 vouk@gvs3.at

Dr. Maria Škof
Dr. Maria Škof

+43 (0)463 542 67 skof@gvs3.at

Dr. Roland Grilc
Dr. Roland Grilc

+43 (0)463 542 67 grilc@gvs3.at

Team play

Naturally, our clients expect only the best performance and the best results. A reliable and qualified team is hereby of essential importance. Flexibility, commitment and an extensive knowledge of languages can guarantee customized and efficient solutions.

Competences

European Law

Situated on the intersection of several countries, the mastery of the European law is most essential. On a daily basis we deal with fundamental...

Situated on the intersection of several countries, the mastery of the European law is most essential. On a daily basis we deal with fundamental questions regarding jurisdiction, applicable law and feasibility of EU directives. The law firm Grilc Vouk Škof has successfully represented clients in numerous proceedings before the European Court of Justice (preliminary rulings).

Commercial Law

In the field of Commerical Law law we provide our clients a “full legal service” in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia...

In the field of Commerical Law law we provide our clients a “full legal service” in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.

We assist clients in setting up business enterprises, acquiring assets, obtaining licenses, providing advice in relation to entering into the aforementioned markets, addressing real estate issues, handling financing and securitizations, processing building projects, recovering debts, and managing the commencement and termination of employment relationships.

Contract Law

  • purchase contracts
  • share and asset purchase contracts
  • contracts related to real estate
  • facility agreements and securitizations
  • ...
  • purchase contracts
  • share and asset purchase contracts
  • contracts related to real estate
  • facility agreements and securitizations
  • fiduciary payments
  • standard business terms
  • acting as commercial representatives
  • distribution agreements and franchise agreements
  • building contracts

Labour Law

There are fundamental differences between the Austrian labour law and the labour law in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, e.g. with regard to the...

There are fundamental differences between the Austrian labour law and the labour law in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, e.g. with regard to the termination of employment contracts, the calculation of remuneration, as well as the conclusion of contracts for an indeterminate period of time.
We advice our clients in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia while bearing in mind these fundamental differences.

Furthermore, the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof regularly advises clients in relation to posted workers, related social insurance and tax issues.

Arbitration

The partners at the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof often represent Austrian, Slovenian and Croatian companies in arbitration proceedings.

The partners at the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof often represent Austrian, Slovenian and Croatian companies in arbitration proceedings.

Civil Law

We also advise clients in the following areas of expertise:

  • Damages
  • Product liability
  • Civil nuisance
  • Law of traffic accidents
  • ...

We also advise clients in the following areas of expertise:

  • Damages
  • Product liability
  • Civil nuisance
  • Law of traffic accidents
  • Insurance law
  • Transport law

Family law and Law of inheritance

We represent clients also in the following areas:

  • divorce and division of marital assets
  • maintenance and care

Furthermore, we advice...

We represent clients also in the following areas:

  • divorce and division of marital assets
  • maintenance and care

Furthermore, we advice clients on inheritance issues
in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and
Montenegro.

Human rights, fundamental freedoms, right of asylum

The partners and lawyers of Grilc Vouk Škof have specific knowledge of issues regarding human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The law firm Grilc...

The partners and lawyers of Grilc Vouk Škof have specific knowledge of issues regarding human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The law firm Grilc Vouk Škof has successfully argued many cases before the Austrian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Thereby we place great emphasis on transparency towards our clients and inform them about their specific prospects of success.

Minority rights

All partners and several employees of the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof are members of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Carinthia. Therefore, particular...

All partners and several employees of the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof are members of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Carinthia. Therefore, particular attention is also paid to minority rights.

The law firm Grilc Vouk Škof has successfully brought a wide range of actions before the Austrian Constitutional Court and achieved numerous groundbreaking decisions, e.g. the decision on bilingual place-name signs and the decision regarding the use of Slovenian as an official language in Carinthia.

Criminal Law

The law firm Grilc Vouk Škof frequently represents clients in criminal law proceedings before Austrian courts. Particularly in this field of law...

The law firm Grilc Vouk Škof frequently represents clients in criminal law proceedings before Austrian courts. Particularly in this field of law direct communication with clients and familiarity with their mentality are of inestimable value and pose a significant advantage.

Workshops and lectures

For over 25 years, the partners of the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof have regularly been holding lectures and workshops on issues in the fields of...

For over 25 years, the partners of the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof have regularly been holding lectures and workshops on issues in the fields of commercial and corporate law in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

History & International cooperation

Founded by dr. Matthäus Grilc in the year 1979, the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof has vast knowledge of the commercial law and political relations in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.

Since the early 1980ies, the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof has advised many companies from the former Yugoslavia now carrying out their business activities in Austria.
Since the independence of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia in the 1990ies, our law firm has regularly advised German and Austrian entities on their business activities in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia.

The law firm Grilc Vouk Škof was shareholder of the first private limited liability company with foreign shareholders established in the former Yugoslavia after 1945.

Furthermore, the law firm Grilc Vouk Škof is one of the founders of the SLG Slavia Law Group, a European association of lawyers specializing in the legal systems of Central and Eastern Europe.

Contact

The law firm Grilc Vouk Škof has three locations: the home office in Klagenfurt and offices in Graz and in Ljubljana. This enables us to provide direct and effective services in the heart of Europe.

Klagenfurt/Celovec

A-9020 Klagenfurt/Celovec
Karfreitstrasse 14/III
Phone.: +43 (0)463 542 67
Fax: +43 (0)463 542 67 77
office@gvs3.at
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Rechtsanwaltskammer für Kärnten

Graz/Gradec

A-8020 Graz/Gradec
Lagergasse 57a/Eingang Grieskai
Phone: +43 (0)316 72 22 20
Fax: + 43 (0)316 72 22 20 330
office@gvs3.at
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Steiermärkische Rechtsanwaltskammer

Ljubljana

SI-1000 Ljubljana
Opekarska 11
Phone: +386 (0)51 650 563
office@gvs3.at
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Odvetniška zbornica Slovenije