Andrea Gritsch is a Vienna-based Partner specialized in M&A and private equity (with a particular focus on the financial industry), public takeovers, acquisition finance, pre- and post-M&A restructuring and refinancing transactions as well as divestment and exit advice. In the context of her M&A practice, Andrea regularly advises in contentious M&A disputes, with a particular focus on financial arbitration. She recently successfully advised an Austrian insurance group in arbitration proceedings at the Vienna International Arbitral Centre concerning a portfolio investment. She also successfully advised Polish entities in an expert determination procedure and subsequently in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings against a Russian investor group. Andrea studied Austrian law and international economics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and Aston University, United Kingdom. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was a member of the Austrian judicial force.