Employment in Austria

Binder Grösswang

Providing an ‘excellent level of service’, Binder Grösswang‘s ‘very well-established employment practice’ is especially recommended for advising on mass redundancies, social plan negotiations, terminations, and management changes, with clients regularly instructing the team to handle issues in the finance and manufacturing sectors. The team is jointly steered by Horst Lukanec and Angelika Pallwein-Prettner: Lukanec offers particular experience with employment matters in the context of corporate restructurings and regularly represents clients in contentious proceedings, while Pallwein-Prettner chiefly handles matters at the intersection of data protection and employment law. Sabine Apfl-Trompeter covers employment aspects of M&A and also regularly advises on redundancies.

Practice head(s):

Horst Lukanec; Angelika Pallwein-Prettner

Other key lawyers:

Sabine Apfl-Trompeter; Johannes Bammer


‘Expertise, great international network, high responsiveness.’

‘Very well-established employment practice that provides ready-to-use solutions based on an understanding of client’s background and needs.’

‘The team and their service is great.’

‘The knowledge is unique.’

‘Angelika Pallwein-Prettner: Team leader, competent, very fast comprehension, experienced, and well structured.’

‘Very detail orientated, extremely efficient in working with the client, not a single minute wasted on the calls, very focused and dedicated to delivering the desired results.’

‘Highly professional, great responsiveness, out of the box thinking.’

‘The members of the team we have been working with are highly specialized in each of their fields, providing the clients with an excellent level of service.’

Key clients

IMS Nanofabrication GmbH

AniCura Austria Holding GmbH

BNP Paribas S.A.

Capgemini Consulting Österreich AG

Ifm Electronic GmbH

Burgenland Energie AG

Granite AUT GmbH

IPG Mediabrands

Klarna Bank

MAN Truck & Bus Vertrieb Österreich GmbH

RSM Austria Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH

Austro dent GmbH

Glacier Carbon Reduction GmbH

Magic AI Inc

STIHL Tirol GmbH

UNEEG medical A/S

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG

Starbucks Coffee Austria GmbH

Foot Locker Europe B.V.

TripAdvisor LLC

Positec Germany GmbH

Sumetzberger GmbH

BigBus Vienna GmbH

Tony’s Chocolonely Austria GmbH

Radware GmbH

Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung

Work highlights

  • Advised Corza Medical GmbH on the employment law aspects of the acquisition of the manufacturing business of TachoSil.
  • Advised Opel Bank S.A. and Peugeot Bank Deutschland GmbH in connection with the Europe-wide restructuring of Stellantis’ partnership with various financial service providers.

Cerha Hempel

Cerha Hempel acts as exclusive employment law counsel for numerous companies and is well-equipped to handle the employment aspects of sale and purchase agreements, while also regularly leveraging its contentious expertise to represent clients in court proceedings. Julian Feichtinger leads the team alongside Christopher Peitsch and specialises in litigation, with his expertise covering the full spectrum of individual and collective labour and employment law. Described by clients as the ‘perfect sparring partner for a company that has an employment law problem’, Peitsch also has extensive in-court experience and maintains close relationships with clients in a range of sectors, including retail, aviation, health care, and construction. Nina Neumaier joined the team from Binder Grösswang in September 2022 and offers niche expertise in diversity-related matters. Susanne Molitoris is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Julian Feichtinger; Christopher Peitsch

Other key lawyers:

Nina Neumaier; Susanne Molitoris


‘Very friendly, very fast and professional processing of requests and pragmatic approaches.’

‘Christopher Peitsch is very kind and friendly, sympathetic and very helpful.’

‘The team not only shows a high level of knowledge and understanding but in most cases offers a wide range of alternative solutions, based on their day-to-day experience. ’

‘They quickly adapt to our situation and quickly understand the topic.’

‘Christopher Peitsch understands the client’s needs and gives reliable advice to the point. He is always available and very responsive.’

‘The entire team responds very quickly and understands the problems and wishes of the company. Christopher Peitsch in particular stands out not only for his very deep knowledge but also for his very pragmatic approach.’

‘Christopher Peitsch is always available, answers inquiries in a very short time, has a high level of knowledge and experience, and can always offer pragmatic solutions. We only work with him in Austria and also refer him to all our customers. He is the perfect sparring partner for a company that has an employment law problem. ’

‘Personal, competent partners with comprehensive knowledge, available at any time.’

Key clients


Flughafen Wien

Ecolab Group

SV Group

Dentsu Aegies Network


Lead Horizon


Kyocera AVX

Ritter Sport

Universität für Bodenkultur

Knorr Bremse

Transaktionssysteme Austria

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

ERGO Versicherung AG

Philip Morris



CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH fields a market-leading team of experts that comfortably operates across the whole spectrum of employment law, with areas of expertise including antidiscrimination, EU, and working time law as well as litigation before courts and other authorities. The team is headed by Bernhard Hainz alongside Christoph Wolf and acts in various industries, with particular knowledge of the consumer products, financial services, and consulting sectors. Hainz’ workload includes the negotiation of collective agreements and social plans, while Wolf’s practice focuses on the intersection of labour and compliance issues. Specialising in European labour law, Daniela Krömer was appointed as a partner in May 2023 and co-heads the firm’s international employment law group.

Practice head(s):

Bernhard Hainz; Christoph Wolf

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Potz; Jens Winter; Andreas Jöst; Daniela Krömer


‘The service is always impeccable and the quality of the work is state of the art. They meet every deadline, even if there is a tight one.’

‘Andrea Potz and her team always deliver high-quality documents. Additionally, the consulting services are easy to schedule, amiable, and give clients different perspectives to find the most suitable solutions.’


Key clients

A1 Telekom Austria AG

Telekom Austria Personalmanagement GmbH

Österreichische Post AG

Universität Wien

Medizinische Universität Wien

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Valida Pensionskasse AG

Österreich Werbung


Landestheater Linz

Siemens Austria

elevate staffing

Österreichische Bundesbahnen Österreichische Postbus AG

Stadt Amstetten


ABB E-mobility AG

DPE Deutsche Private Equity


Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG

With a particularly strong litigation practice and a strong presence across the CEE region, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG is recommended for high-quality advice on restructurings, employment contracts, and pensions and benefits-related matters. The team is praised by clients for comprising ‘experienced lawyers with a business-oriented approach’, with practice head Ralf Peschek‘s varied caseload including executive agreements, workers’ participation rights, and manager liability. Matthias Unterrieder is experienced at handling multinational projects such as cross-border staff assignments, while the ‘highly qualified’ Isabel Firneis regularly represents clients in proceedings with authorities and is well-versed in restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Ralf Peschek

Other key lawyers:

Matthias Unterrieder; Isabel Firneis


‘Very strong expertise in employment law, especially cross-border in the DACH region.’

‘Ralf Peschek has always been available to us and accompanies our mandates with a high degree of professionalism. We very much appreciate his interpersonal skills, his calm manner, and how he brings the parties back together and reaches an agreement. On some difficult issues, his network has been extremely helpful.’

‘Isabel Firneis is a very active and solution-oriented person, who offers a deep knowledge of labour law and comes up with pragmatic solutions.’

‘The team understands the needs of the business and always looks for practical solutions. The team is highly motivated and always available in case legal support is required.’

‘Ralf Peschek and Isabel Firneis are highly qualified professionals who always have excellent legal advice taking into account the needs of the business.’

‘Experienced lawyers with a business-oriented approach, available on short notice, if necessary, always finding practical solutions to complex legal matters.’

‘Ralf Peschek and Isabel Firneis both are very experienced lawyers, who are passionate about labour law topics, professional, and very pleasant to work with. They always manage the client expectations and help to find practical solutions.’

‘My main contact is Matthias Unterrieder. I can fully recommend him. His advice is tailored exactly to my needs – and he always advises me to my complete satisfaction.’

Key clients

Lifebrain Covid Labor


Work highlights

  • Represented a company before the Austrian Supreme Court in a precedent-setting dispute around the reduction of an all-inclusive compensation during parental part-time work.
  • Advised a global company on the redesign of its corporate pension scheme, covering company pension law, tax, social security, and accounting aspects.
  • Advised a company on the legal frameworks and reporting obligations related to workcation set-up in Austria and countries in the CEE region.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG‘s practice strengths include employment law aspects of corporate transactions and restructurings, labor law compliance and internal investigations, as well as litigation and advice on dispute settlements. The team maintains close relationships with clients in the financial services, pharma, manufacturing, and construction sectors and is headed by Philipp Maier, who is recommended by clients for his ‘extensive knowledge of Austrian labor law’. Simone Liebmann-Slatin‘s expertise encompasses cross-border transactions and negotiations with unions.

Practice head(s):

Philipp Maier

Other key lawyers:

Simone Liebmann-Slatin; Victoria Fink; Andrea Haiden


‘Smart and outstanding people and high quality of legal advice.’

‘Philipp Maier and his team offer excellent legal advice. Always well prepared he provides smart legal solutions for every client.’

‘Philipp Maier is always very precise and meticulous in giving advice. His extensive knowledge of Austrian labor law is evident. He is very quick with responses and is always available for a call if concepts need to be clarified.’

Key clients



Andritz Inc.

Lam Research


Sika AG

Velocity Global


Foot Locker



Michael Kors


NXP Semiconductors


Open Text



Federal Ministry of Finance

Gebauer & Griller Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Accenture on labor law compliance, employment litigation, and employee data protection.
  • Represented McDonald’s in litigation procedures.
  • Advised Andritz on the compensation of its top executives.

Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH is an employment boutique with a strong pedigree in company pension models, employee protection, and collective labour law issues. Expertise in matters related to business sales, reorganisations, and outsourcing is another standout feature of the team, which is jointly led by Gerald Burgstaller and Helmut Preyer. Preyer is regularly instructed by national and international employers as well as management members to advise on matters related to employer-employee relations, while Burgstaller regulalry advises on equality and compensation matters. The practice heads are well-supported by Patricia Fischer and Dominik Stella.

Practice head(s):

Helmut Preyer; Gerald Burgstaller

Other key lawyers:

Patricia Fischer; Dominik Stella

Work highlights

  • Represneted a former CEO of an Austrian bank in a court case before the Commercial Court in Vienna regarding an alleged cause of damages in excess of €30m.
  • Advised an international company engaged in paper production on the purchase of an Austrian company, especially with regard to aspects of company pension entitlements of employees.
  • Advised the Central Bank of the Republic of Austria on the extension of the leave of absence of a high-ranking employee.

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s team is described by clients as ‘truly exceptional in its field’ and is noted for its capabilities across the full gamut of employment matters. Thomas Angermair leads the group and is particularly experienced in negotiations with works councils and unions as well as in advising on management agreements. Lisa Kulmer is another key contact for works council matters and further specialises in the implementation of whistleblowing systems and non-compete clauses. Manuel Mayr is recommended by clients for his ‘profound understanding of employment law and his remarkable litigation skills’.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Angermair

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Kulmer; Florina Thenmayer; Manuel Mayr


‘Fast communication, competent, always on time  and offering more than one solution for the issue.’

‘Competent, honest, available. ’

‘The team is truly exceptional in its field, boasting a unique blend of expertise, dedication, and innovative approaches that set it apart from its counterparts. Potential clients seeking unparalleled legal services would benefit greatly from the distinct strengths and key capabilities of this extraordinary team.’

‘What sets the Dorda Employment Law Team apart is its unwavering commitment to excellence and client-centric approach. The team is renowned for its in-depth knowledge of employment law and its ability to tailor solutions to meet the specific needs of each client. Their keen understanding of local and international legal landscapes equips them to navigate complex issues seamlessly.’

‘Manuel Mayr embodies legal excellence through his profound understanding of employment law and his remarkable litigation skills. He exhibits a level of dedication and expertise that is unmatched, consistently delivering top-tier legal solutions. His proficiency in navigating complex litigation cases showcases his astute legal acumen and commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients.’

‘What sets Manuel Mayr apart is not only his legal expertise but also his unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. He goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients are well-informed, comfortable, and have a clear understanding of their legal options. This personalized approach, combined with his exceptional advocacy, fosters a sense of trust and confidence in his clients.’

‘highly capable; great internal collaboration and experts for topics involved as necessary, quick turnaround, flexibility to align to business needs.’

‘Understanding the bigger picture, expert in the field, resilience to stress and tranquility in tense moments (even with difficult stakeholders) whilst always keeping the legal facts in the foreground. Florina Thenmeyer went above and beyond to ensure everyone benefited from the content and understood the complex details.’

Key clients


E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Being described by clients as ‘one of the best choices for employment law and labor law litigation’, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s varied caseload features a particular focus on employment issues in the context of corporate transactions, such as dismissals related to restructurings. Practice head Jana Eichmeyer‘s practice includes litigation, settlement negotiations, and advice on executive employment contracts, while Natalie Hahn is particularly well-versed in cross-border labour matters. Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner is another key member, with her areas of expertise including HR matters and employee incentive programs.

Practice head(s):

Jana Eichmeyer

Other key lawyers:

Natalie Hahn; Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner


‘Highly skilled and very responsive, understand client needs and provide practical and easily understandable advice.’

‘Collaboration with internal practice teams if the case requires expert opinion in another division, excellent communication with a number of important authorities.’

‘Jana Eichmeyer: extraordinary theoretical and practical knowledge, always includes a practical perspective.’

‘E+H is one of the best choices for employment law and labor law litigation.’

‘The Employment Law practice group has advised us on all employment law matters in the context of complex corporate transactions and also transfers of businesses. The team is a sparring partner for our HR department on general as well as strategic issues.’

‘Natalie Hahn is extremely client-orientated and always looking for pragmatic solutions, keeping her eyes on efficient timing.’

‘Jana Eichmeyer is extremely fast, reliable and always gives our clients the best recommendations, also from a practical point of view. Working with her is extremely good and reliable.’

‘Karolin Andréewitch-Wallner is a pleasure to work with. She is helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly, and never makes us feel foolish for asking basic questions.’

Key clients

Volvo Group

Pfizer Group

Austrian Airlines AG

RHI Magnesita Group



Austrian Railways


Stark Group


Best in Parking



Steyr Motors

Wien Energie

Schur Flexibles Group

Immofinanz AG

Lexis Nexis Group

Würth Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Steyr Motors and Sberbank AG on restructurings plus social plan negotiations.
  • Represented Austrian Railways and Austrian Airlines AG in various litigations.

Engelbrecht und Partner Rechtsanwälte

Engelbrecht und Partner Rechtsanwälte fields ‘highly specialised experts in labour law’ and specialises entirely on labour, employment, social security and income tax law matters, with the team’s workload including antidiscrimination, pension and collective agreement matters. Led by Helmut Engelbrecht, who is a known expert for public employment matters, and Maria Schedle, the practice is especially recommended for its strength in litigation, with all lawyers being able to offer clients experience in court proceedings. Silvia Wieder left the firm in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Helmut Engelbrecht; Maria Schedle


‘Available when necessary, immediate detailed analysis based on excellent skills, very friendly and competent.

‘They offer customer-oriented, realizable solutions and are always readily available for legal questions.’

‘The team works efficiently, their know-how is outstanding. If you reach out for legal advice you can be sure you are taken seriously and treated with utmost respect. In very urgent cases they also try to help as soon as possible and in excellent quality.’

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte’s practice is praised by clients for its ‘pragmatic approach combined with a lot of experience’ and handles all aspects of labour and employment law, including employment-related advice on restructurings, pension schemes, negotiations of socials plans, and data protection matters. The team is lead by Michaela Gerlach together with Roland Gerlach, who is described as ‘one of the leading employment law lawyers in Austria’. Former co-head Markus Löscher departed in March 2023, while Brigitte Sammer joined in September 2022 from Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Gerlach; Roland Gerlach

Other key lawyers:

Brigitte Sammer; Christopher Badalec


‘Roland Gerlach is one of the leading employment law lawyers in Austria. He is dedicated to identifying, designing, and successfully implementing legal solutions to disputes, with the best commercial interest of the client as an objective. His experience is unmatched and he works great with the team around him.’

‘Roland Gerlach: top labour law lawyer in Austria.’

‘Roland Gerlach is an excellent lawyer and in addition an excellent manager.’

‘We feel that the law firm places us in very good hands and provides competent advice. We always receive quick answers to our concerns immediately and at short notice.’

‘Christopher Badalec is a very friendly, uncomplicated, very competent, helpful lawyer. Even when we have difficult questions, he quickly finds solutions. He explains and advises to an exceptional degree.’

‘Very effective and experienced team.’

‘Very pragmatic approach combined with a lot of experience.’

‘Very hands-on, very responsive, great availability.’

Key clients

EUROWINGS Works Council

Constantia Flexibles Group

Vereinigung der Fußballer


MEDIAPRINT Works Council

ORF Works Council

UNIQA Works Council

RohrMax Rohrreinigungs- und Kanalsanierungsgesellschaft

KLINGER Fluid Control GmbH

Opel & Beyschlag

Otto Bock Healthcare Products

Work highlights

  • Represented the newly founded association of professional football players, Vereinigung der Fußballer, in proceedings concerning the application for a license to negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
  • Advised Constantia Flexibles Group on its labour and employment matters, including representation in various legal proceedings.
  • Represented the Works Council of the Austrian Broadcast in proceedings before the Supreme Court as well as the Constitutional Court concerning unconstitutional provisions of the new Austrian Broadcasting Act.

Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s team stands under the joint leadership of Georg Schima and Birgit Vogt-Majarek and is recommended by clients for its ‘attention to detail and pragmatic approach.’  Vogt-Majarek is well-regarded for acting in individual employment matters such as termination of employment cases, though his practice also extends to collective employment law. Vogt-Majarek, meanwhile, is a key contact for advice on employment contracts and restructuring matters as well as for advice on data protection issues. Philipp Gamauf excels at handling matters at intersection of employment and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Georg Schima; Birgit Vogt-Majarek

Other key lawyers:

Philipp Gamauf; Stefan Burischek


‘Very professional, knowledgeable, and outcome-oriented. Provide clear guidance on legal cases.’

‘The team has an extensive experience in labour law but also in commercial law, which was very helpful for us. Their communication skills mean a lot when the matter is complex.’

‘We are directly working with Philipp Gamauf and his team. He is an energetic lawyer, having a large perspective that helps us in labor and commercial matters. He strictly follows all the details of the case, never stops fighting for his client, and guides in the best way possible. ’

‘The huge attention to detail and pragmatic approach is definitely outstanding. Additionally, there is this human touch and understanding of the broader context. I really appreciate the in-depth understanding of our business and willingness to learn more.’

‘Birgit Vogt -Majarek makes such a great team with Stefan Burischek. They work together very well to the benefit of the clients.’

‘The collaboration was excellent, and the extent of the advice we received was absolutely to our satisfaction. The prompt availability of the legal team was exceptional.’

‘Extremely professional and well-informed of all aspects of relevant case law to get the best outcome for the client. ’

‘Could not recommend more highly – exceptional professional partners.’

Key clients

Canon Austria GmbH

Canon Central Eastern Europe GmbH

Celebi Ground Services Austria GmbH

DXC Technology Austria GmbH

EntServ Enterprise Services Austria GmbH

Ecovium GmbH

EUROTAX Österreich GmbH

EDUSCHO Austria GmbH

Ibis Acam Bildungs GmbH

Johnson & Johnson Group Austria

Kleen-Tex Industries GmbH

Moet Hennessy Österreich GmbH

Moncler Deutschland GmbH

Stone Island Austria GmbH

ÖBB Business Competence Center GmbH


Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG

Raiffeisen-Holding NÖ-Wien


Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Österreich

RHI Magnesita GmbH

RIMC Hotels & Resorts Group

Schülke & Mayr Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Temp Champ GmbH

Western Union International Bank GmbH

Wienerberger AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien on all aspects of employment law, including advice on internal restructuring of departments and review of salary regulations.
  • Advised Remote on the international personnel leasing of 100+ Austrian employees to companies operating worldwide and the required legal steps regarding notifications, documentation, and employment conditions.
  • Advised Moet Hennessy Österreich GmbH on all aspects of employment law.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

With connections to the firm’s large network in the CEE region, Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)‘s labour and employment team under the leadership of Stefan Kühteubl covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment law, with focus areas such as collective agreements, cross-border posting of employees, and advice on the Whistleblower Protection Act. Teresa Waidmann is highlighted by clients for ‘combining great analytical skills with a high level of expertise’ and is particularly well-versed in separation negotiations with senior employees.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Kühteubl

Other key lawyers:

Karin Pusch; Teresa Waidmann


‘Close contact with the partner, high expertise, very practical approach.’

‘Teresa Waidmann is combining great analytical skills with a high level of expertise and exceptional work ethic – she gives you the feeling of having an understanding sparring partner by your side who is not counting every minute. ’

‘I was impressed by how well the interaction with the various employment law teams across CEE worked.’

‘I really appreciate Theresa Waidmann’s solution-orientated approach. Not hiding behind paragraphs but providing solutions. ’

‘What I appreciate about working with Stefan Kühteubl and his team is their commitment, their concrete and pragmatic suggestions, and their professional competence.’

‘Karin Pusch is a great professional who provided high-quality guidance in such a complex field as labour law. Karin always thinks and finds the best solutions for various matters.’

‘Stefan Kühteubl is really excellent. He has the right balance between knowledge and pragmatism.’

Stefan Kühteubl in Austria is particularly impressive. He has a wide breadth of knowledge, is responsive, and has a very pragmatic and commercial approach. Also a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients


Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien

Allianz Elementar Versicherung AG

Bilfinger Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG


Trodat Group


Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH

Leoni AG




Sanus X GmbH

Thales Group

TU Wien

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Waterdrop Microdrink GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised OMV on the establishment of a geothermal energy joint venture with Wien Energie, the largest regional energy provider in Austria, including employment law aspects.
  • Advised AUDI AG on the cross-border activities of AUDI employees in the context of a major press event.
  • Advised INNIO comprehensively on the successful establishment of a European Works Council.

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s recent workload includes advice on delegating duties and liabilities, cross-border staff deployment, and drafting management contracts. The team is led by Wolfgang Kapek, who impresses clients with his ‘outstanding legal knowledge’ and offers particular knowledge on whistleblowing topics. Walter Pöschl is described as an ‘incredible expert when it comes to labour law issues’ and also covers a range of litigation matters. Brigitte Sammer left the firm in September 2022.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kapek

Other key lawyers:

Walter Pöschl


‘We are very satisfied with their services.’

‘We mainly work with Walter Pöschl who is an incredible expert when it comes to labour law issues (both collective and individual labor law).’

‘High grade of legal knowledge, very professional and working within the set deadlines.’

‘Wolfgang Kapek – outstanding legal knowledge, perfect consulting service. Walter Pöschl – very good legal knowledge and understanding of the customers needs.’

‘Proactive, responsive, pragmatic, quick turn-around.’

Key clients

Schillinger Vegan Holding GmbH

People 2.0


DKSH Switzerland Ltd.

Genesys International B.V.

Ring International Holding

Keyence International

CoachHub GmbH

Tti Techtronic Industries Emea Limited

Gebrüder Riha Group

Riese & Müller Gmbh

Functional Software

Mitel Networks (International) Limited

Landgard Group

Tttech Computertechnik AG

Shockwave Medical, Inc.

Concept Cool Vertriebsgesellschaft M.B.H

Binca Group

Nestlé Österreich Gmbh


Vorwerk Austria Gmbh & Co KG

T-Systems Austria Gesmbh

IES Abroad Institute For The International Education Of Students

W.L. Gore & Associates Gesellschaft M.B.H.

Virtual Vehicle Research Gmbh

Atradius Kreditversicherung

Lafarge Holcim


Tyrolit Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.

Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH

DSV Air & Sea GmbH

Theater der Jugend

Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Austria GmbH

numa group GmbH


Work highlights

  • Advised T-systems on a cross-border intra-company group deployment of staff.
  • Advised Numa on its start-up in Austria, addressing legal issues of Austrian employment law, ensuring compliance, and streamlining HR processes.
  • Advised a global company in the transport business on customized and coordinated mobile working solutions, harmonising employment regulations across several CEE countries.

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Praised by clients for ‘providing superb services’, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s team is led by Stephan Nitzl, whose broad practice includes employment-related advice on transactions and corporate restructuring initiatives in addition to representation of clients in litigation proceedings. The group has been further strengthened with the arrival of Jennifer Held from KWR Karasek Wietrzyk in February 2023. Held’s employment practice includes corresponding data protection and contract topics.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Nitzl

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Held


‘Stephan Nitzl provides practical on-the-spot advice, enabling quick decision making.’

‘Stephan Nitzl and his team are providing superb services when it comes to employment and labour relations advice. Stephan’s knowledge encompasses local legal requirements, sectoral know-how, and an understanding of our needs as an international business in developing, maintaining, and operating processes that fit with our network-level systems and interests while fostering local law compliance.’

‘Stephan Nitzl’s profound knowledge of local law is paired with an ability to communicate complex legal issues effectively and quickly and with a view to practical impact and ease of implementation. We particularly value his ability and willingness to deliver top-quality work product under time pressure.’

Key clients

Metro Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH

Hager Electro Gesellschaft mbH

Cube Infrastructure Partner

KML Linear Motion Technology GmbH

Advanced Medical Solutions Group Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Cube Infrastructure Partners on employment law matters in connection with the acquisition of 70% of shares in Müller Logistics-Group, which is based in Austria.
  • Advised METRO Cash & Carry GmbH on day-to-day questions in connection with labour law as well as in litigation cases.
  • Advised Hager Electro Gesellschaft mbH on day-to-day questions in connection with labour law.

Eversheds Sutherland Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Eversheds Sutherland Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s multifaceted offering encompasses particular strengths in HR matters as well as in the employment and pension due diligence aspects of M&A and transfer of undertaking procedures. The team offers a focus on the life sciences, retail, IT, and real estate sectors and is headed by Silva Palzer, who is well-versed in EU and international employment law. Sandra Singhofer joined the firm in December 2022 from PwC Legal Austria-oehner & partner.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Palzer

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Singhofer; Karin Köller; Manuel Boka


‘The team works in a very efficient way. This is very important for our business and they always provide different solutions to our problems.’

‘Silva Palzer and her team always provide punctual and fast advice that gives us a good idea of how to move forward.’

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of this legal area and the relevant case law. Questions and problems are answered promptly and competently’

‘Silva Palzer is clear and concise in her drafting and her advocacy.’

‘I value that they provide deep local expertise in Austria. Their understanding of the urgency of the advice, and flexibility in addressing non-standard requests made it less stressful to manage the work.’

‘Silva Palzer offers exhaustive advice on a variety of transfer of undertakings aspects. Her openness and honesty in answering concerns by providing additional contexts are superbly valuable.’

Key clients

Legero United

Microsoft Österreich GmbH

Rodenstock Österreich GmbH

Nokia Austria GmbH

Experian GmbH

Horizon Therapeutics GmbH

RGIS Austria GmbH

WestRock GmbH

Sebia GmbH

Orgentec Austria GmbH

MOL Austria Handels GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised a private equity fund on the employment and pension due diligence aspects of the acquisition of a KKR portfolio company.
  • Advised Experian Austria GmbH on its merger with Credify Informationsdienstleistungen GmbH and the related employment law issues.
  • Advised an international pharma group on Austrian employment law and assisted with the drafting of all employment law documentation.

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Led by the ‘very experienced’ Kurt Wratzfeld, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners maintains close relationships with a diverse roster of clients in the banking, tobacco, gambling, and public sectors. The team handles the preparation of employment contracts and work agreements, and advice on personnel reductions makes up a further core element of its employment offering. Florian Dauser, who specialises in labour law and dispute resolution, is a further key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Kurt Wratzfeld

Other key lawyers:

Monika Sturm; Florian Dauser


‘No matter which question we have, they have a bright portfolio of expertise and help us as a team in a very quick manner.’

‘They are highly committed and aware that we always need a very quick answer, we do not even need to emphasize this point.’

‘Kurt Wratzfeld is very experienced, super professional, very reliabla and very nice to work with.’

Key clients

UniCredit Leasing (Austria) GmbH

Imperial Tobacco Austria Marketing Service GmbH

City of Vienna

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Work highlights

  • Advised the target Kommunalkredit Austria AG on the acquisition of an 80% majority stake in Kommunalkredit by the Swedish private equity investor Altor, including employment-related topics.


With a specialism in labour and pensions law, GRAF ISOLA is described by clients as a ‘state-of-the-art law firm with dedicated experts’. Exemplifying the team’s strength in representing clients before all relevant courts and authorities, practice head Jakob Widner also leads the firm’s dispute resolution practice group. Axel Guttmann primarily advises clients on employment issues arising in the course of corporate restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Jakob Widner

Other key lawyers:

Axel Guttmann


‘The team can be considered a modern, state-of-the-art law firm with dedicated experts, customer-oriented administration, and hands-on support in case of special requests.’

‘High levels of expertise of counselors and a distinct focus on client support differentiates this law firm from its competitors.’

‘Very responsive and we always receive quality advice.’

‘Jakob Widner is a professional, quick, friendly, and pragmatic lawyer.’

‘Jakob Widner was excellent: very responsive, excellent knowledge, and receptive to our specific needs. I would not hesitate to recommend Jakob to others seeking Austrian employment law advice.’


Key clients





Modul University Vienna




JobRad Österreich GmbH

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Led by Christoph Ludvik, Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH‘s ‘outstanding and highly recommendable’ team offers experience in an array of employment matters, including issues related to the implementation of whistleblowing systems and labour law topics in the context of M&A transactions. A particularly active disputes practice is another feature of the team, which regularly represents its clients in court proceedings and in collective labour law disputes with work councils and trade unions.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Ludvik


‘Economic approach in legal consulting.’

‘engaged and on-time delivery.’

‘Outstanding and highly recommendable team.’

‘Christoph Ludvik is a proven expert for employment law, diligent, and fast responding.’


Key clients

Vivatis Holding

cargo-partner gmbh

CAE Inc.

GIS Gebühren Info Service GmbH

GG Casting Solutions

Isovolta AG

Österreichischer Genossenschaftsverband

accilium GmbH

Constantia Services GmbH

AIG Europe S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised ISOVOLTA AG on restructuring issues, crisis management, and social plan negotiations.
  • Advised VIVATIS on restructuring issues, the digitalization of work processes, employee data protection, working time queries and collective bargaining agreements.

Kinner Korenjak LAW

Jointly steered by Wolfgang Kinner and Ingrid Korenjak, Kinner Korenjak LAW’s team advises a growing roster of clients in sectors such banking and finance, healthcare, hotel, and food on a diverse range of employment and labour issues. Korenjak is described by clients as a ‘hands-on and practice-oriented lawyer with high commercial awareness’ and handles matters at the intersection of employment and data protection law, while Kinner’s recent workload includes the representation of clients in various HR-related court proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Kinner; Ingrid Korenjak


‘Always available, incomparable in strategy and negotiation skills.’

‘We have worked with several law firms in the past, but rarely have we experienced such a tremendous level of professionalism.’

‘We are fortunate to be advised by a competent and great lawyer such as Wolfgang Kinner.’

KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH operates across the full range of employment law, with focus areas including the negotiation of social plans, transactions-related employment work, and contentious matters such as litigation regardingthe  termination of employment contracts. Elisabeth Wasinger leads the group with an ‘exceptional knowledge of the law’ and regularly supports clients with the implementation of group-wide policies, in addition to providing clients with knowledge of mass dismissals and the labour law aspects of M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Wasinger


‘They truly work as a team, extremely detail-oriented and courteous. ’

‘Elisabeth Wasinger managed the team extremely well and we always received the best advice. ’

‘Outstanding quality of service by real experts.’

Key clients

adesso orange AG

ALSTOM Transport Austria GmbH

Blackshark a.i. GmbH

dm drogerie markt GmbH

Implenia Baugesellschaft mbH

Kaleido AI GmbH

Management Factory Corporate Advisory GmbH

Nokia Solutions and Networks Österreich GmbH

PEPCO Austria GmbH

RE/MAX Europe Regional Services

PMSCS Regional Franchise Services GmbH

Salzburg AG

unik GmbH

Verein für Konsumenteninformation

Consapption GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised dm drogeriemarkt on a cross-border project regarding remote work, including coordination of several countries and a close collaboration with KPMG’s tax and social security teams.
  • Advised VKI on the design and implementation of various works council agreements dealing with the requirements of digitalisation and flexible working conditions.
  • Advised Salzburg AG on the employment law aspects of the intended spin-off of its transportation operations with around 700 involved employees into a new subsidiary.

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Providing ‘an outstanding service on HR topics’, Anna Mertinz leads KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s team, with her multifaceted practice encompassing advice on cross-border staff deployments, employment contracts, assistance with company acquisitions, employee data protection, and compliance. Jennifer Held left the firm in February 2023, while Martin Lanner, whose workload includes employee participation schemes, joined in September 2023 from Schindler Attorneys.

Practice head(s):

Anna Mertinz

Other key lawyers:

Martin Lanner


‘Anna Mertinz provides an outstanding service on HR topics.’

‘Prompt and precise answers to all my questions, very high knowledge on all legal issues, and great network.’

‘Anna Mertinz has very high standards concerning knowledge, and a high work ethic. She is for sure working hard.’

Key clients

apetito Österreich GmbH

Norgine Pharma GmbH

Salzburg Global

Ing. Armin Weinrath GmbH

Next MatterGmbH


Burtscher Durig


Lifecare Essentials

Merz Aesthetics GmbH

Milford Tee Austria



LOS 22



Familie & Beruf Management

Diversity Think Tank Consulting GmbH

myneva Austria GmbH

Mister Spex

Nemo Healthcare




Towers Watson

Handler Holding

Rohde & Schwarz

Assa Abloy

Diamond Aircraft

Lindner Group KG

Work highlights

  • Advised Ryanair Group on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
  • Advised Milford on managing directors’ employment contracts, workplace privacy, and new hires.
  • Advised Agrana on the long-term cooperation and employment of a lawyer as head of the legal department and managing director in affiliated companies.

PHH Rechtsanwält:innen GmbH

PHH Rechtsanwält:innen GmbH‘s team is noted for its capabilities in cross-border personnel leasing, work permits, and employment-related tax matters. Described by clients as an ‘outstanding lawyer with excellent communication skills’, Nicolaus Mels-Colloredo leads the practice and is well-regarded for his litigation expertise and advice on M&A transactions as well as his ability to assist with executive employment and termination agreements.

Practice head(s):

Nicolaus Mels-Colloredo


‘They are broad in their competencies and can handle more than one specific topic. If you need a specialist on a concrete issue, it is very likely that they have the right law expert on board. ’

‘Nicolaus Mels-Colloredo is an outstanding lawyer with excellent communication skills. He has a deep understanding of his domain and acts fair with his clients.’

‘High level of commitment, highly trained, available at short notice, great facilities, absolutely modern office.’

Key clients

adesso Austria GmbH

Austrify Medical GmbH


BLANCO Austria Küchentechnik GmbH


INTERZERO Circular Solutions Europe GmbH

FREE NOW mytaxi Austria GmbH

Grünewald Fruchtsaft GmbH

Makita Werkzeug Ges.m.b.H.

Meridiam Investment GmbH

Next March

PharmaMar SA


Sean Morrell and MORR LLC

Selecta Betriebsverpflegungsgesellschaft mbH

The Paragon Fund II GmbH & Co. KG

TFF Consulting GmbH

United Nations

WKO – Wirtschaftskammer Wien

Work highlights

  • Advised French infrastructure fund Meridiam on cross-border employment matters in a joint venture with Magenta Telekom.
  • Advised WKO, the professional group of commercial service providers of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, on a broad range of employment matters.
  • Advised United Nations employees in Vienna and their family members on residence/work permits and citizenship.

Prchal Anwaltsbüro

For clients, Prchal Anwaltsbüro‘s ‘labour law specialisation is reflected in its high-quality work’, and practice head Robert Prchal is praised as an ‘excellent attorney with a high level of practical experience’. Prachl is particularly well-versed in cross-border personnel leasing and employment-related data protection matters. The team also offers notable strengths in advising on corporate reorganisations, contract work, and contentious and non-contentious matters related to working times. Clients stem from a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, trade, pharma, and IT.

Practice head(s):

Robert Prchal


‘Personalised customer service and accessibility.’

‘Customer service and response time, flexibility in prioritising demands and arising workloads ’

‘The firm’s labour law specialisation is reflected in its high-quality work.’

Key clients


Parfümerie Douglas

alfatraining Bildungszentrum GmbH


EQOS Energie

Cornerstone on Demand


Tetra Pak

Red Hat

Morgengold Frühstücksdienste

THQ Nordic

Loisium Hotels


Mjam GmbH



Pegasos Finance

Work highlights

  • Advised ADEG Wolfsberg e.Gen. on all employment-related aspects of the sale and partial closure of its retail outlets.
  • Advised TourRadar on the successful closing of their COVID-19 short-term work projects.
  • Advised THQ Nordic on various terminations in the course of a recent restructuring process, including cross-border aspects with employees working remotely from abroad.

Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich

Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich‘s areas of expertise include pension and benefits, executive contracts, and employee data protection. Practice head Hans Georg Laimer maintains close relationships with clients in an array of sectors, including manufacturing, health care, and gaming, while Andreas Tinhofer has a track record of acting before courts and in proceedings with authorities. Lukas Wieser specialises in litigation regarding employment termination, discrimination and harassment claims.

Practice head(s):

Hans Georg Laimer

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Tinhofer, Lukas Wieser


‘The collaboration is very efficient and professional. We get accurate responses in due time as well as professional advice on all kinds of employment law matters.’

‘Pragmatic, practical support for a complicated employee relations issue.’

‘Lukas Wieser was attentive, responsive and clear in the advice provided.’

Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH

With well-established experience in contentiosu matters, Barnert Egermann Illigasch Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises on a diverse range of employment law issues, including matters related to company benefits, termination of employment, employee mobility strategies and transfer of employees. Complimented by clients for his ‘profound litigation experience’, Clemens Egermann heads up the group and regularly represents both employers and directors before courts and in proceedings with administrative authorities.

Practice head(s):

Clemens Egermann


‘Highest expertise, highest standard of service, very fast responding, most reliable.’

‘Reaction time and quality of information are great.’

‘Highly service-oriented and efficient concerning response time. As a client, you know immediately that your request is being taken care of and what to expect next.’

‘Clemens Egermann’s knowledge in the field of employment law is immense, up-to-date and complemented with a profound litigation experience. His assessment is straight to the point and his advice is highly substantiated and comprehensive for the next steps to be taken.’

‘Supportive, friendly, professional, very quick and competent in various fields.’

‘Clemens Egermann: very experienced, perfect consultative skills, fast thinker, goal-oriented, wide range of competencies and knowledge.’

Key clients


Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Bauarbeiter Urlaubs- und Abfertigungskasse

Municipality of Neunkirchen

Municipality of Lilienfeld

Afry Austria GmbH

Wilhelm Hübner

Microporous GmbH


Deloitte is well regarded for handling employment aspects of cross-border restructurings, including immigration issues, works council agreements, and a wide array of individual HR questions. The team is led by Stefan Zischka, who maintains particularly close relationships with clients in the food, pharma, and real estate sectors and combines expertise in employment, social and immigration law to contribute to the firm’s full-service approach.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Zischka

Other key lawyers:

Friederike Hollmann


‘Outstanding and highly reputable employment practice embedded in a seamless one-stop-shop.’

‘Stefan Zischka regularly goes the extra mile and has best-in-class communication skills to reach agreements in court procedures.’

‘Dedicated support from a highly professional team which always has our company’s interest in the back of their minds. ’

‘Professional support with a human touch. Good legal advice, keeping in mind the challenges we are facing as an employer.’

‘Experienced lawyer Stefan Zischka offers a one-stop shop together with other services of the firm.’

‘Responsiveness, deep knowledge of Austrian labour law.’


Key clients

Armacell International S.A


CCE Holding GmbH

Deloitte Österreich

Denzel Group

Deutsche Telekom

T-Mobile Austria

e&a Film GmbH

Generali Real Estate SpA

Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Krüger Group


M. Müller Privatstiftung

Motorola Solutions Austria GmbH

Paulaner Brauerei Gruppe GmbH & Co KGaA

Sanus X GmbH

Signify Austria GmbH

Stiftung Fürst Liechtenstein

Telefonica Tech

Transalpine Ölleitung in Österreich Gesellschaft m.b.H.

UNITED Marketing Technologies GmbH & Co.KG

Work highlights

  • Advised BRF GmbH and its affiliated group companies on all areas of individual and collective employment law, in particular in the drafting of contracts and the implementation of internal guidelines and policies.
  • Advised Motorola Solutions Austria GmbH on various areas of individual and collective employment law and represented the company before the labor and social courts.
  • Advised Transalpine Ölleitung in Österreich Gesellschaft m.b.H. on the drafting of contracts and represented the company before the labor and social courts.

KÖRBER-RISAK Rechtsanwalts GmbH

KÖRBER-RISAK Rechtsanwalts GmbH‘s multi-faceted areas of expertise include matters related to sexual harassment in the workplace, collective bargaining law, and whistleblowing audits, and the team is capable representing of clients in court proceedings in addition to providing strategic advice. The team is jointly steered by ‘brilliant litigator’ Katharina Körber-Risak and Raphael Elia Schanda, with the latter specialising in matters at the intersection of employment and competition law. Former co-head Sarah Meixner left the firm in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Katharina Körber-Risak; Raphael Elia Schanda


‘Excellent collaboration at any time.’

‘Highly qualified partners and associates counsel about the best solution for the client with exceptional attention to detail, while also looking at the big picture.’

‘Apart from exceptional expertise, in particular in employment law and litigation, the team is extremely committed and provides valuable advice and support beyond the mere legal guidance. ’

Key clients

Österreichischer Rundfunk

ÄrzteEinkaufsService-Equip4Ordi GmbH

Ärztekammer für Wien

Verband der Privatkrankenanstalten Österreich

Vialto Partners Austria

Pimcore GmbH

DAIN Studios GmbH

Gurkerl.at GmbH

Austrian Airlines AG


Work highlights

  • Represented ORF in a case involving an employee’s allegations of abuse of power, sexual harassment, bullying, and gender discrimination during a promotion process.
  • Advised the Medical Chamber of Vienna on an investigation into potential white-collar crime conflicts and represented multiple entities in court cases related to wrongful termination, compensation claims against former executives, and ongoing collaboration with criminal lawyers for investigations.
  • Advisedthe Association of Private Hospitals in Austria on renegotiations of the collective bargaining agreement, resolving difficulties with the trade union through the Federal Conciliation Office.

LeitnerLaw Rechtsanwälte

Based in Linz, the team at LeitnerLaw Rechtsanwälte maintains a diverse workload that encompasses advice on labour leasing, employee participation schemes, business transfers, and working time violations. Jointly led by Johannes Edthaler and Christina Hödlmayr-Traxler, who is praised by clients for her ‘hands-on mentality‘, the ‘very competent’ team is sought out by domestic and international clients from various industries, including food, manufacturing, trade and engineering.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Edthaler; Christina Hödlmayr-Traxler


‘Fast, concise and reliable.’

‘Quick response, no delays, no hiding behind technical terms.’

‘What impressed me most is the firm’s willingness and ability to truly understand their client’s business. My contact at Leitner Law really worked as a partner with us and the particular service we received felt very personal and tailor-made. ’

‘Our main contact was straightforward with us, which we needed as our requirements were complex but also time-sensitive. I always felt that we were a priority and never had to chase responses to our queries. Very impressive. ’

‘The team of LeitnerLaw impressed me most with their very short reaction time and the professional manner they provided a thorough analysis and recommendations on any question that we confronted them with.’

‘Very straightforward and hands-on mentality. Especially Christina Höldmayr-Traxler.’

‘Excellent competence in labour law and great flexibility.’

‘Christina Hödlmayr-Traxler is a great lawyer and extremely competent. She reacts very quickly, and she explains complex legal issues very well and exactly.’

Key clients

TGW Logistics Group GmbH

Lenze Austria Holding GmbH

SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels-AG

Peek & Cloppenburg KG

HARIBO Austria GmbH & Co KG



Leitl Spannton GmbH

Linde Hydrogen FuelTech GmbH

Ing. A. Fritz Voith GesmbH & CoKG

Prinzhorn Holding GmbH

Heinemann Austria GmbH

European Forum Alpbach

A1 Telekom Austria AG

SCM GROUP Branch Austria


Wienerberger AG

Gmundner Molkerei GmbH

Held & Francke Baugesellschaft mbH


Work highlights

  • Advised Gmundner Molkerei GmbH on a business merger.
  • Advised TANNPAPIER GmbH on a business merger and ongoing labour law issues.

PwC Legal Austria-oehner & partner

PwC Legal Austria-oehner & partner‘s employment law team cooperates with other departments to offer a multidisciplinary approach, which includes advice on tax and M&A topics. Ursula Roberts’ recent activities include advice on the implementation of the EU whistleblower directive, flextime agreements, and compliance audits. Eva Krichmayr has since left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ursula Roberts


‘The law firm had an excellent team available at short notice. During the collaboration, in addition to labour law issues, tax law issues also emerged. We are very grateful that this law firm has access to its own tax experts, who are also always available promptly and easily. This broad range of experts gives us the feeling that we are in good hands.’

‘Ursula Roberts’ clarity and knowledge gave us the feeling that she could and would solve our problems.’

‘PwC Legal Austria provided an excellent service.’

‘Ursula Roberts has strong and recognized experience in providing services in the full range of labour law matters related to individual and collective employment relationships. She has proximity and a good relationship with the client, as well as focus on the legal problem raised and concern to provide direct and concrete answers. ’

‘The team is very responsive and reliable. They have a great number of specialists who support clients very well in their distinct areas. ’

‘Very responsive – both in time and content with a hands-on approach. It’s a pleasure to work with them ’

Key clients

Honda Austria Branch of Honda Motor Europe Ltd

JCL Logistics Austria GmbH

Planmeca Oy

Plandent GmbH

IVC Evidensia

The Navigator Company

W.A.C.M. Privatstiftung

JS North Asia Investments Limited

Adina Apartment Hotels

hypo-A GmbH

TTI Electronics Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Honda Austria Branch of Honda Motor Europe Ltd on the preparation of a new flexitime agreement and the adaptation of several internal policies.
  • Advised Planmeca Oy on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Austrian dpMedTech GmbH via its Austrian subsidiary Plandent GmbH and advised on employment agreements for the sellers as managing directors of both dpMedTech GmbH and Plandent GmbH.
  • Advised hypo-A GmbH on a complex employment law issue and on payroll issues with cross-border implications together with PwC Payroll Consulting colleagues.

SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH

Led by Roland Heinrich and Bettina Poglies-Schneiderbauer from Wels and Linz respectively, SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH has a strong presence in the Upper Austria region and operates across the whole spectrum of employment matters, with particular strengths in EU employment law issues. Heinrich is noted for his knowledge of collective agreements, social security matters, and cross-border transfers of employees, while Poglies-Schneiderbauer’s focus areas include temporary employment matters.

Practice head(s):

Roland Heinrich; Bettina Poglies-Schneiderbauer

Work highlights

  • Advised an Austrian recruitment agency on employment issues arising from part-time work undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Represented an international automotive company in wide-ranging court proceedings involving dismissals and a case being heard by a specialist employment law court.
  • Advised a construction company on its review of existing internal employment practices covering issues such as work hours and employment contracts.