We welcome our new Eurojuris member EGGER + PARTNER in Bolzano. Partner Hans-Magnus Egger tells us about tradition and innovation, the law firm’s international approach, personal client contact and the need for international cooperation.
In 2019, EGGER + PARTNER celebrates its 90th anniversary. The historic law firm was founded in 1929 by Dr. Fritz Egger senior, was thereafter run by his sons Dr. Fritz Egger junior and Dr. Hanns Egger, and then continued as the partnership of lawyers EGGER + PARTNER.
Today, the law firm combines tradition with a modern mindset. The office based in the historic centre of Bolzano embodies both tradition and topicality: 'the listed historic building was renovated in 2005. Now, our premises are equipped with the latest technology,' says Dr. Hans-Magnus Egger, partner at the family law firm.
Since its establishment in 1929, the law firm has followed an international approach, offering comprehensive advice in all fields of civil, business, criminal and administrative law to national and international clients. 'We act as agents between the Italian legal system and economy and the legal systems and economies abroad.' All services are offered in Italian, German and English. “As long as our territory (i.e. South-Tyrol, the both German and Italian speaking region in northern Italy) is a contact point of different cultures and languages, the transnational approach since the foundation is part of the imprinting our law firm; this mind-set proved to add value to our skills and to the network.' Hans-Magnus specifies, 'legal advice means problem-solving. Since communication, which is essential for problem-solving, requires strong language skills, a multilingual service creates added value for our clients.'
The junior partner also gives an insight into the firm's work strategy. The two founding partners pass on the sense of tradition, including direct, personal contact with all clients. Nowadays, this requires a permanent readiness for business trips, as well as aligning the firm’s structure to new technologies. Hans-Magnus as junior partner is aware of the challenges of today: 'It is our task to preserve the proven values of our firm while making the firm fit for the future.'
With Eurojuris International, EGGER + PARTNER wants to address the complexity of current issues through cooperation. Both interdisciplinary and between law firms. 'As a medium-sized law firm, several years ago we took the conscious decision not to expand or merge into a major international form, but maintain a “boutique approach”; as a consequence we need entrusted contacts and a good network that contribute to offer individual solutions to specific problems also in a wider context. Through Eurojuris Italy we have been a member of Eurojuris before and because of the very good memories of your time with the network we are happy to be part of the Eurojuris family again.'
Hans-Magnus Egger will join us in Ljubljana for the Eurojuris Practice Groups and Training Days. 'I am looking forward to meeting my colleagues, to refresh friendships and to strengthen a common collaborative approach.'