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Katja Tautscher Joins OMV as General Counsel

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Former Borealis Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Katja Tautscher has joined OMV AG as Senior Vice President / General Counsel in Vienna.

She takes over from Julia Friebel who served as Chief Counsel of OMV Exploration & Production Gmbh between 2002 and 2010 and has served as OMV AG's General Counsel since 2011.

Prior to her move, Tautscher served as the Senior Vice President Legal and Compliance as well as Human Resources at Borealis since April 2021 (as reported by CEE In-House Matters on April 9, 2021). She first joined Borealis in 2008 as its General Counsel. In April 2014, she was appointed to the role of Chief Legal and Procurement Officer and was also appointed to Member of the Executive Committee of Borealis AG in 2020. Prior to Borealis she was worked as European Legal Counsel at Scientific Games between 2007 and 2008.

Before moving in-house, Tautscher was a Partner with Wolf Theis, a firm she had worked for between 2000 and 2006.

"I‘m humbled to step into the big shoes Julia Friebel left and excited to be part of OMV‘s further growth," Tautsher commented. "We will continue making a difference in people‘s lives through re-inventing essentials for sustainable living."

An interview for CEE Legal Matters's Inside Insight series with Tautscher can be read here

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