Salomonowitz Horak name partner moves to Binder Grösswang

Vienna-based law firm Binder Grösswang is bolstering its intellectual property and IT practice with the addition of Michael Horak. He leaves IP boutique Salomonowitz Horak, where he is currently name partner, to join Binder Grösswang as counsel in June.

27 May 2019 by Amy Sandys

Michael Horak, Binder Grösswang,Salomonowitz Horak Vienna-based firm Binder Grösswang is bolstering its IP and IT practice with Michael Horak, current name partner at Salomonowitz Horak ©mRGB/ADOBE STOCK

A respected lawyer in patent, trademark and unfair competition law, Michael Horak (42) advises major international corporations and Austrian companies. Horak’s clients at Binder Grösswang include Adidas and Bawag P.S.K.

Michael Horak, counsel, Vienna, Binder Grösswang

Michael Horak

Horak also regularly conducts patent litigation and will expand this field at Binder Grösswang. His most recent case was for a manufacturer of elevator systems. Previously, the firm has focused on giving advice in trademark law and competition law.

In addition to head, Ivo Rungg, the practice group now boasts two counsel, two lawyers and three junior lawyers.

Road to Binder Grösswang

Horak began his career as a trainee lawyer in 2003 at what was then Fiebinger Polak Leon & Partner. He joined Schönherr two years later, becoming a fully qualified lawyer in Schönherr’s IP team in 2007. In 2011 Horak founded the firm Salomonowitz Horak with Sascha Salomonowitz.

Sascha Salomonowitz (45) will continue to run the outfit independently. He currently employs one lawyer and three trainees, while a further trainee lawyer will join in June. The firm focuses on Austrian and foreign clients from the telecommunications, entertainment, medical and consumer products sectors.

Salomonowitz began his career in 1999 at Lansky & Prochaska and later worked with Schönherr from 2002 to 2004, and from 2006 to 2011.

This article was originally written in German by Raphael Arnold for publication on