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Dispute Resolution — Austria


BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading dispute resolution team providing excellent litigation advice. Also instructed on high-stakes international arbitration cases. Highly regarded for representing financial services providers, including insurance companies, as well as multinationals and regional authorities. Regularly defends against class actions. Active in real estate conflicts and competition law disputes.

Strengths Clients note the team's pre-emptive approach to disputes. "They manage, again and again, to minimise or altogether avoid risks we face, through a correct strategy," a source reports, adding that when disputes go to court, the team offers effective guidance, enabling the client "to bring all proceedings throughout the past years to a satisfying close."

Sources praise the group's "around-the-clock availability."

Work highlights Represented the Russian state in Austrian aspects of an international trade mark dispute relating to the 'Stolichnaya' and 'Moskovskaya' vodka brands, which is a part of a global dispute and included representation before the Supreme Court.

Notable practitioners

Christian Klausegger is an impressive disputes lawyer, with a particularly strong reputation in litigation and also active in arbitration. He handles high-profile cases related to financial services, construction and IT conflicts. He recently represented a global IT company in the Austrian Supreme Court in relation to multi-jurisdictional litigation relating to a customer complaint. A source praises his negotiation skills and strategy, saying that he "played through various scenarios in building a chain of argumentation." Another source adds: "I am impressed by the kind of strategy he proposes." He has also been appointed the president of the Austrian Arbitration Association.

Michael Kutschera is a senior, highly esteemed arbitrator with an impressive track record of handling arbitration cases relating to energy issues. His expertise includes cases under the Vienna Rules and before the ICC, and includes acting as chair and co-arbitrator in high-profile cases.

Stefan Albiez advances in the rankings as a result of positive feedback and his visibility on the firm's key cases. He recently led the team representing the City of Vienna and a number of other large real estate owners before the Austrian Supreme Court in private enforcement proceedings, claiming large damages as a result of the elevator and escalator cartel. Interviewees praise his preparation, court style and strong people skills. "You just feel well cared for," a source reports.

About the Team (content provided by BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH)

We support our clients in attaining their rights with the wide-ranging experience of our team members from legal proceedings and arbitration rules as well as our tactical strengths. With the right mixture of clout and flair, we have already attended a multitude of proceedings and brought them successfully to conclusion. We are known for a realistic assessment of opportunities and risks in each phase of proceedings and a correspondingly targeted approach. Partners of our law firm are sought-after as arbitrators in the domestic market and abroad.

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Representation before courts and arbitration courts, enforcement of rulings, recovery of assets, alternative dispute resolution, intra-company investigations, defence of class Actions, white collar crime, insurance litigation

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DORDA - Dispute Resolution Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding dispute resolution team strong in both commercial litigation and international arbitration cases. Represents clients in a variety of litigious cases, including post-M&A conflicts, investor and issuer claims and insurance disputes, particularly in relation to D&O issues. Acts for notable financial services, TMT, manufacturing and real estate companies. Active as counsel and as arbitrators.

Strengths Clients are highly impressed with the team, with a source calling the team "a top address" for dispute resolution.

Work highlights Acted for AIG on a high-stakes D&O insurance litigation in relation to key people in one of the largest Austrian banks.

Represented BAWAG in a long-running dispute with the City of Linz regarding a derivative swap carried out prior to the financial crisis.

Notable practitioners

Senior practitioner Christian Dorda is a highly regarded arbitrator who is highly respected for his wealth of experience in the field.

Florian Kremslehner is noted for his outstanding litigation work and also often acts as arbitration counsel as well as assisting with white-collar crime matters. A client praises his "outstanding legal knowledge and especially reliable client care."

Felix Hörlsberger is best recognised for his expertise in insurance litigation. He represented AIG in a EUR25 million D&O policy dispute regarding formerly key people in one of the largest Austrian banks.

About the Team (content provided by DORDA)

DORDA advises and represents corporations and private clients in enforcing or defending claims. Our clients rely on the skills of DORDA particularly in complex matters, which require an international experience and network. Lawyers of our firm regularly act as counsel or arbitrator in civil litigations and arbitral proceedings before national and international courts and arbitral tribunals. DORDA also has a wealth of experience in securing and enforcing claims, including in matters of an international and cross-border nature. Amongst our clients are Austrian and international corporations, national and foreign public authorities and governments, as well as private individuals. Furthermore, the size and vigor of our team allows DORDA to successfully represent clients in mass litigation against thousands of claimants. 

Our services include:

  • Assessing chances of success and risks
  • Developing litigation strategies
  • Providing coordinated efforts before civil and criminal courts and public authorities
  • Representing in civil litigations before all Austrian courts
  • Defending against claims in mass litigation
  • Providing advise in cross-border disputes
  • Representing in arbitral proceedings
  • Acting as arbitrators and experts on Austrian law
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Pursuing of claims for and against public institutions
  • Interim relief proceedings before courts and arbitral tribunal
  • Enforcement measures in Austria and abroad
  • Out-of –court dispute resolution

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-level team instructed on prominent domestic and international mandates. Particularly prolific in energy arbitrations, with further activity in disputes concerning the financial services industry. Also active in corporate litigation and commercial arbitration, particularly in cases concerning post-M&A and joint venture disputes. Handling high-stakes cross-border cases that include CEE and SEE countries is a particular strength. Popular with global clients from the USA, and across Asia and Europe.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's service, with one source stating: "We are very happy with their high standard of quality, their efficiency and their responsiveness."

Notable practitioners

Günther Horvath is a distinguished figure in international arbitration, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. "He is experienced, very well organised and knows how to conduct a hearing in a way that is effective and is also conducted in a very friendly way," a source says. Of late, he has been involved in several high-value international arbitration proceedings in the energy sector. He has been appointed president of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre.

Thomas Kustor is a top-tier litigator who is widely respected by market sources for his handling of high-profile, often cross-border commercial litigation cases. He is particularly known for his practical experience of advising clients from the financial services and car manufacturing sectors.

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KNOETZL - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advancing in the rankings, this disputes boutique established in January 2016 demonstrates impressive growth. Offers extensive expertise in the fields of local and cross-border litigation as well as international arbitration. Advises a broad range of clients, including those in real estate and life sciences as well as the financial services sector.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm's strong expertise, appreciating that "emotional and communicative aspects are considered, in addition to pure legal-procedural questions."

A client further praises the team's dedication, stating that "if necessary, the working speed can be enormous"

Work highlights Represented Österreichische Staatsdruckerei against the Republic of Kosovo in an ICC arbitration in Paris regarding the payment for the delivery of identity management technology and printing of biometric Kosovar passports.

Defended Herbert Frantsits, former CFO of Sanochemia Pharmazeutika, in a significant liability dispute.

Notable practitioners

Bettina Knötzl is a founding partner of the firm and an outstanding litigator. Sources appreciate her all-inclusive approach to issues that go beyond the legal technicalities. She leads on high-profile international disputes as well as advising on white-collar crime cases. She is also involved in mediation.

Florian Haugeneder is recognised as an arbitrator and arbitration counsel, acting on commercial as well as investment arbitration cases. Clients appreciate his strategic approach and strong process management skills. He recently represented Österreichische Staatsdruckerei in arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Kosovo relating to the payment for printing of biometric Kosovo passports.

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KNOETZL is Austria’s first large-scale dispute resolution powerhouse dedicated to high–profile and significant cases that matter.

KNOETZL’s diverse expertise encompasses civil, commercial, sovereign, corporate and fraud litigation, focusing significantly on liability claims, corporate – including M&A and joint venture disputes – banking, insurance and financial derivatives cases, investor protection, business crime, energy, technology and life science. Expertise also includes asset-tracing and effective provisional measures, such as freeze orders and attachments, in the domestic and international context, and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

The firm’s practice handles international commercial arbitration, investment protection and arbitration-related court proceedings. Key industries include construction and engineering, energy, gaming, hospitality, automotive, IT & telecommunications, life science, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, aviation and sports. The members of the arbitration team have acted successfully in some of the largest, well-known and most complex disputes in Latin America and the CEE region. Our lawyers are frequently asked to act as arbitrators.

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Schoenherr - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid team with a strong track record in international arbitration cases, representing governments, financial institutions and multinational corporations. Highly involved in disputes concerning CEE and SEE countries, benefiting from its extensive network of offices in the region. Active in investment as well as construction, telecommunications and energy arbitrations.

Strengths Clients value the team's cross-border capacity, and one source highlights their "top experience and high performance in international dispute resolution with local market knowledge and native language capacity."

Work highlights Represented Kunsttrans Holding and its Serbian subsidiary in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Serbia regarding a specialist storage facility used by the National Museum of Serbia.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Christoph Lindinger is a highly regarded arbitrator with a very impressive track record behind his belt. One source is impressed by his strategic thinking and his ability to reach his goals in cases.

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Schoenherr's dispute resolution practice offers extensive experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.
Our lawyers have longstanding experience in drafting complex dispute resolution clauses, and in handling commercial and civil disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions.This makes them reliable partners and strong advocates for our clients' interests. 



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Wolf Theiss - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly reputed team with an exceptional capacity for cross-border conflict resolution thanks to the firm's extensive network in CEE and SEE. Particularly skilled in financial disputes, covering insolvency as well as insurance litigation. Notable experience in cross-border product liability conflicts. Active in shareholder disputes and offers asset-tracing and interim injunction capabilities. Clients also include companies from the life sciences, construction, industrial, IT and car manufacturing sectors. Stefan Riegler joined the practice in January 2018, strengthening the firm's international arbitration offering.

Strengths Sources note the lawyers' commercial approach. A client points out the team's "pragmatic, forward-looking way."

A client notes that the team is "very capable when it comes to communication" and the lawyers "are always there went you need them, with excellent service and expertise."

Work highlights Represented an Austrian energy supplier as defendant in litigation proceedings relating to damage claims resulting from alleged violations of public procurement law.

Acted for PORR on a large-value construction arbitration case against the state-owned railway company of an Eastern European country relating to additional payment.

Notable practitioners

Senior practitioner Andreas Theiss is a long-established litigation expert. He is described as a "brilliant strategist" and is highly respected by peers and clients alike.

Stefan Riegler joined Wolf Theiss from Baker McKenzie in January 2018. He is widely recognised as an experienced arbitration practitioner, described as "one of the big names." Sources note his "very valuable strategic input." He assists with complex disputes, particularly within the energy and construction sectors.

Clemens Trauttenberg divides his time between litigation and white-collar crime matters. He represents international and Austrian corporations as well as senior managers in often cross-border disputes. A client praises him for his "integrity and dedication."

Holger Bielesz specialises in banking and securities litigation as well as assisting with asset-tracing cases, representing financial institutions. A source describes him as a "solid technical lawyer."

Entering the rankings this year on the back of positive market feedback, Venus Valentina Wong focuses on arbitration cases. Sources describe her as "very accurate and efficient."

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Our dispute resolution team combines its business law and commercial litigation experience with industry-specific expertise to assist clients in handling highly contentious matters. We consistently deliver winning results for our clients who include multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity firms, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as their officers and directors.



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zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly dynamic disputes boutique that wins market recognition for its visibility on very significant cross-border matters. Predominantly active in the arbitration sphere. Noted for its involvement in investment arbitrations relating to energy as well as manufacturing and automotive industries. Represents government bodies and commercial enterprises. Increasingly active in litigation that is often related to arbitration proceedings.

Strengths The team is praised by commentators for its thorough dedication to cases. "You already noticed that in an early stage how intensively they had engaged with the case. Through that they stood out," a client says.

Notable practitioners

Gerold Zeiler is universally recognised as one of the most prominent names in the field of arbitration, where he excels as both counsel and arbitrator. In addition to his outstanding expertise, a client also notes his "great business acumen," adding that he is "sharp and comes straight to the point in a few minutes."

Lisa Beisteiner climbs a tier this year as a result of highly positive market feedback and taking a key role in the firm's instructions. "I think she's one of the rising superstars in arbitration in Austria," a client says, and praises her as "highly analytical: getting very deep into the facts and circumstances." Another client notes her impressive working speed.

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Baker McKenzie - Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded dispute resolution group with extensive experience in international investment arbitration. Additionally active in post-merger conflicts and insolvency disputes, and frequently engaged in antitrust-related private enforcement matters. Assists a number of financial sector clients as well as representing private equity and investment funds. Active in cross-border litigation, particularly in the CEE/SEE region.

Strengths Clients describe the team as having "high quality at all levels."

A source notes the team's "sufficient and consistent strategy" and "great cooperation between Baker McKenzie and us as the client."

Work highlights Represented Linauer & Wagner in a number of disputes against a former business partner.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Petsche acts on litigation cases as well as arbitration proceedings. He handles cross-border disputes relating to large insolvency cases and post-M&A conflicts, boasting particular knowledge of construction and infrastructure as well as energy. He also acts on general commercial conflicts, including distribution-related contentious matters, and white-collar crime cases. A source states that he "makes you feel very well represented."

Filip Boras leads on significant matters, such as the ongoing representation of Georg Gavrilović and his company in ICSID proceedings against the Republic of Croatia. "He understands our needs without many words," a client observes, adding: "He also works greatly with witnesses. It was very easy to prepare for a hearing with him." He is dual-qualified in Austria and the USA and is experienced in handling commercial and investment arbitration cases. His particular experience in matters relating to CEE countries distinguishes him as one of the experts for this region.

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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-rounded team experienced in complex litigation matters. Particularly knowledgeable in D&O liability, post-merger disputes, unfair competition proceedings and construction-related conflicts. Additionally, acts on international arbitration matters in ICC and ad hoc contexts, with team members acting as arbitrators and as counsel. Represents clients from a range of industries, including energy, real estate, life sciences and infrastructure. Boasts a market-leading white-collar crime practice.

Strengths Clients value the team's pragmatic approach and strong communication skills. A source particularly highlights its "commitment and efficient solutions."

Work highlights Represented ASFINAG in its claim for compensation regarding the cancellation of a contract it had previously been awarded.

Acted for UNIQA on a claim for damages case relating to the construction of a new medical centre.

Notable practitioners

Irene Welser has a strong reputation in both litigation and arbitration work, with an excellent track record of representing blue-chip companies from the financial, construction and infrastructure sectors. "She has a very strong personality, and what I like is that she works with you on a case, she works with you to come to a fair solution," a source says.

Benedikt Spiegelfeld is a well-regarded arbitrator boasting an impressive track record.

Peter Vcelouch is best known for his litigation work in the areas of real estate and construction, where he represents high-profile clients.

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CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised for its strong commercial litigation practice with a particular focus on real estate disputes. Expertise includes contentious construction and insurance matters as well as damage claims and liability cases. Additionally active in international arbitration, offering both arbitrator and counsel capabilities. A popular choice for cross-border instructions as a result of an extensive network that includes a number of CEE countries.

Notable practitioners

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a strong litigator who is also a well-recognised corporate lawyer. Sources highlight his impressive track record in handling corporate litigation matters, including shareholder disputes.

Daniela Karollus-Bruner is a well-known practitioner in the litigation sphere. Sources describe her as a "very good technical lawyer." She leads on cases in Austria as well as the wider CEE region, often representing financial services and real estate clients.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz has many years of experience in conducting complex litigation for companies from the widest variety of industries, both in Austria and SEE.

The main fields of practice of our specialists include, inter alia:

  • Advising and representing clients in court and public administrative proceedings 
  • Advising and representing clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, including enforcement of and challenges to arbitral awards 
  • Advising clients on alternative dispute resolution methods, including the setting up of "dispute boards", as well as mediation

Members of our dispute resolution team have been and are currently active as arbitrators in disputes under a variety of arbitration rules as well as on an ad hoc basis. Our litigation practice covers a broad spectrum of domestic and international fields of company and commercial law, in a number of languages, particularly including German, English, Russian and French, including disputes in which a sovereign state is a party.

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Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Climbs the rankings as a result of positive market feedback. Notable team with recent activity in data protection, real estate and insolvency-related conflicts. Clients include high-profile multinational corporations, from sectors such as financial services, technology, life sciences and energy. Also participates in international arbitration, appearing as both arbitrators and counsel.

Strengths Sources praise the team's dedicated approach to cases, with a client saying the team's approach is "very thorough, with no stone left unturned."

Notable practitioners

Nikolaus Pitkowitz is well recognised for handling both litigation and arbitration instructions, acting as counsel and arbitrator. "When it comes to overall strategy, Mr Pitkowitz has given us really good advice," a source says.

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Graf & Pitkowitz was founded in 1994 and is one of the leading independent Austrian commercial law firms with offices in Vienna and Graz. The full service firm advises in all fields of Austrian and European business law. with a client base from all sectors of industry – both domestic and foreign – and public authorities. Graf & Pitkowitz has 40 qualified lawyers including 7 partners – most are recognized experts in their field and have years of international experience. The firm is internationally known for its hard work approach and efficient and creative way of handling complex cases in a solution-oriented manner. 

Graf & Pitkowitz is a top tier firm for all types of complex commercial litigation and arbitration - both domestic and international. The team has wide practical experience in arbitration proceedings under all leading institutional rules, including Vienna Rules, ICC, SIAC, Swiss Chambers, KCAB, UNCITRAL, SCC, Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, Czech, and ad hoc arbitrations. The firm has become increasingly well known for its work in high profile cases the areas of restitution of social media /data protection, looted art, white collar crime and shareholder disputes.
Partner Nikolaus Pitkowitz is considered one of the preeminent Austrian arbitration and dispute resolution practitioners. He has participated in nearly 100 arbitral proceedings.


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Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with particular expertise in representing banks in financial and regulatory disputes. Active in commercial litigation and regularly handles damage claims proceedings. Also represents individuals.

Strengths Sources laud the team for its availability and detailed responses, as a client notes: "Their key strength is the ability to respond, not only in a timely fashion, but with advice that is to the point and derived from a thorough analysis of the matter in question."

Notable practitioners

Ernst Brandl is renowned for his knowledge of the financial services sphere, where he often represents Austrian insurance and banking clients in high-value regulatory conflicts, including civil and administrative proceedings. A client notes that "his reputation in regulatory matters is impressive" and further highlights his "proactive advice" and "wealth of experience."

Up-and-coming Christian Lenz acts on financial services-related disputes, representing Austrian banks and other financial services companies. "We always feel comfortable relying on his advice," a client says.

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Brandl & Talos' dispute resolution practice is best known for its unparalleled experience in proceedings involving the banking and financial sectors, evidenced by the number of leading Austrian banks and financial service providers that place their trust in Brandl & Talos' expertise, particularly in matters of alleged negligent advice in connection with complex financial products and trading of closed-end funds.

An increasing amount of litigation work is dedicated to corporate law matters often combined with capital markets issues.

As proven experts in banking, capital markets, corporate law and white-collar-crime, our clients highly appreciate our full service and highly efficient way of coordinating and managing a large number of related but still individual, complex cases before different (civil and criminal) courts and administrative bodies.

Major recent mandates include proceedings against consumer protection associations challenging general terms and conditions (for securities and other banking products). Such proceedings are highly sensitive, as their outcome will ultimately affect the customer relationships of the relevant clients to a large extent.

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Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Offers civil and commercial litigation expertise, including in cross-border disputes. Recognised for its activity in consumer protection cases, where it represents both individuals and groups, including class action-style representation. Also strong in insolvency litigation. Clients include financial institutions, pharmaceutical corporations and professional services companies.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Klauser is an esteemed litigator especially well known for his handling of consumer protection disputes in relation to considerable class action cases.

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bkp – Brauneis Klauser Prändl is one of Austria's leading business law firms. The firm is known for providing clients with high-profile services along with efficient and target-oriented advice. Due to its organizational structure bkp is particularly flexible and quick in advising and representing clients in all aspects of business law.

The firm is appreciated not only for its legal expertise, but also for its lawyers' hard work, commitment and availability. When advising clients, the firm considers it a matter of course to take into consideration the respective client’s economic background and entrepreneurial goals.


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Doralt Seist & Csoklich - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Best known for its representation of financial services providers in regulatory and insolvency conflicts. Also active in damages claims. In addition to financial institutions, the team also acts for clients in the pharmaceutical and insurance sectors.

Notable practitioners

Raimund Bollenberger represents financial institutions in conflicts relating to financial services products. He is also a recognised academic, with a source noting that he successfully combines "academic and litigation skills."

Peter Csoklich is known for his experience handling insurance disputes. A client praises his high availability and quick delivery of advice.

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Fiebinger Polak & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established disputes team known for representing clients from the life sciences and energy sectors. Also active in international arbitration, representing clients as both arbitrators and counsel. Offers additional experience in handling product liability, non-payment and price review disputes.

Notable practitioners

Rudolf Fiebinger enjoys a good reputation in arbitration, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. A source notes that he "understands the business side of the conflict."

Peter Polak focuses on litigation, representing local and international clients in high-value disputes. He handles a broad scope of disputes, including liability claims and contract disputes.

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Konrad & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Newly-ranked boutique focusing on international arbitration with cases heard in Vienna and abroad. Partners act as both counsel and arbitrators. Additionally, has experience of handling insurance-related conflicts. Also has representative offices in London and several CEE countries.

Notable practitioners

Christian Konrad is a highly regarded arbitration specialist. His experience covers a number of CEE jurisdictions and matters often relating to energy-related construction contracts and insurance claims.

Philipp Peters climbs the rankings as a result of positive feedback and growing market recognition. He acts on arbitration cases often relating to conflicts regarding construction contracts and also represents financial services clients. He acts as both arbitrator and counsel. A source describes him as "very talented" and "technically excellent."

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KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Especially recognised for its experience in advising on construction conflicts. Acts for contractors, shareholders and investors on construction-related damages and compensation disputes. Additionally instructed by banks and insurance companies. Represents clients before local courts and in arbitration cases.

Strengths Sources highlight the team as a strong choice for construction disputes and note the team's "solution-oriented work."

Notable practitioners

Thomas Frad is recognised as a litigator who focuses on construction disputes and also acts as an arbitrator in disputes concerning the construction sector. "He doesn't beat around the bush," a source says, adding that he clearly describes "the paths one can take."

Georg Karasek enjoys strong recognition among peers and clients in construction-related litigation, frequently representing contractors and construction companies in property development conflicts. A source says he is "certainly a very good choice" and he is noted for his long-standing experience in the field.

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