Masuda Funai Hosts Networking Reception on "Smart Cities"


CHICAGO - On June 5, 2017 Reinhold F. Krammer, Austrian Honorary Consul and Principal at Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. and Peter Sedlmayer, Austrian Trade Commissioner in Chicago, hosted a reception on "smart cities" for Renate Brauner, Vienna's State Minister of Finance, Economy & International Affairs and Gerhard Hirczi, Managing Director of the Vienna Business Agency. The event was held in Masuda Funai's downtown Chicago office and included about 30 executives from the Vienna Business Agency and Austrian business community. Renate Brauner was also in Chicago to attend the Chicago Forum on Global Cities 2017, organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times.

In his remarks, Mr. Krammer said "It was a privilege to host Renate Brauner and other top executives from the Austrian business community. Events like this allow relationships to develop and strengthen ties to focus on important government legislation." Mr. Krammer has been the Austrian Honorary Consul for the past 3 years.

About Masuda Funai

Masuda Funai is a full-service corporate law firm, headquartered in Chicago, representing international and domestic companies operating and investing in the United States. With legal professionals located in Chicago, Schaumburg and Los Angeles, the firm services clients in every aspect of business, including: establishing, acquiring, and financing operations; ownership, development and leasing of real estate; transfer of overseas employees to the U.S.; employment, labor, and benefits counseling; dispute resolution; intellectual property rights; business litigation; patent and other intellectual property litigation; creditors' rights; business risk management; legal and regulatory compliance; and structuring the distribution and sale of goods and services throughout the U.S. Masuda Funai services a diverse client base across many industries, including manufacturers; transportation and logistics businesses; construction and development companies; professional service organizations; electronics and technology companies; suppliers of food and consumer products, and financial and investment institutions.

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