Firms To Watch: Public procurement

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG has recently broadened its public law offering, which now includes public procurement law. The team is led by counsel Kathrin Hornbanger, who joined the group in 2020 and is an expert in the field.

Public procurement in Austria

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH is known for its expertise in cross-border procurement procedures and for its knowledge of public procurement and contract law, both domestically and overseas. Practice head Oliver Sturm is extremely active in specialised public procurement matters, specifically in PPP and construction-related projects. Elsewhere, Dominik Zimm is recommended for his ‘outstanding knowledge', and concentrates on the public health and public services sectors.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Sturm

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Zimm


‘They get to the point. Whatever your goal, they help you to get there. No matter how complex your needs. No matter how challenging the issue. With eyes on the big picture, they deliver holistic solutions you can count on.’

‘Dominik Zimm’s knowledge of public procurement law is outstanding. No matter how complex our need or how challenging the issue is, he finds quickly extremely valuable solutions to any problem. He has excellent communication skills.’

‘Responsive to the client and extremely competent advice. Excellent expertise in public procurement law, both nationally and internationally.’

‘It is worth mentioning that Dominik Zimm is always available. His response time is also very short and his advice always very detailed. He is very motivated and a good advisor. We know a matter is in good hands when he is involved.’

‘Highly motivated team, very competent, highly experienced, flexible concerning changing circumstances.’

‘Dominik Zimm is very smart, has outstanding knowledge concerning public procurement practices, and is extremely proactive.’

‘Dominik Zimm deserves a special mention because of his high level of expertise and great understanding of clients.’

Key clients

Oesterreichische Nationalbank

GELDSERVICE AUSTRIA Logistik für Wertgestionierung und Transportkoordination G.m.b.H.

Stadt Wien – Wiener Wohnen


Land Niederösterreich

Land Salzburg

Bundesministerium für Finanzen

Rosenbauer Österreich Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Universität Wien

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund

Wirtschaftsagentur Wien

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

voestalpine Krems Finaltechnik GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transport operator, on procurement procedures regarding the construction works for the extension of the U2 and U5 subway lines in Vienna.
  • Advising the Federal State of Salzburg on several procurement procedures and two multi-step architectural competitions regarding the establishment of a museum in Salzburg Residenz.
  • Advising the Ministry of Finance on the procurement of an IT system for the implementation of the new Union Customs Code.

Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte

According to clients, the ‘overall performance of the team is outstanding‘ at Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte, and the group has a long history of working on public procurement matters. The group is recognised as ‘a big name for public tendering in Austria’, and continues to expand its capabilities by continuously hiring at associate level. Key senior names to note include Johannes Schramm, Matthias Öhler, Georg Zellhofer, Gregor Stickler, Andreas Gföhler, Hannes Pesendorfer, Christian Gruber and Michael Weiner. The group counts government bodies, public corporations and international organisations among its diverse client base.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Schramm; Matthias Öhler; Georg Zellhofer; Gregor Stickler; Andreas Gföhler; Hannes Pesendorfer; Christian Gruber; Michael Weiner


‘Schramm Öhler is a big name for public tendering in Austria.’

‘The entire team has proven highly qualified in all our legal matters. All our requests have been answered promptly.’

‘Christian Gruber: apart from the fact that he is a top expert in public procurement law we can always be sure that he understands our situation and point of view and always executes all requests according to our interests. Furthermore, he is really well informed about what is going on in the Austrian public procurement sector, which has proven very helpful several times. Last but not least, he is a very likeable and reliable person, so it is a pleasure to work with him.’

‘The overall performance of the team is outstanding. Flexible and professional approach to all our needs.’

‘The group guided us excellently through a concession award and negotiation process in an extraordinarily complex procurement procedure, and thus made a project possible that would probably not have happened without their support.’

‘The excellent knowledge of the market, coupled with diplomatic negotiating skills, were decisive in the success of our project. An extremely pleasant cooperation.’

‘Johannes Schramm and Hannes Pesendorfer are true experts in the field of public procurement. They always have consideration for economic parameters. Great negotiation style. Very trustworthy.’

‘Very good availability and extremely good problem-solving skills. Their expertise is unique.’

Key clients

University of Vienna

Federal Province of Lower Austria

ACOmarket GmbH / WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Municipality of Baden

Medical University of Graz

University of Graz

WIGEV – Wiener Gesundheitsverbund

Kärntner Beteiligungsverwaltung

Ministry of Climate Protection

City of Vienna – Municipal department 01 – IT department of the City of Vienna

Burgenländische Krankenanstalten Ges.m.b.H.

Office of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government (Amt der Oö Landesregierung)

City of Vienna

Gesundheit Österreich GmbH

Federal Province of Vorarlberg (Land Vorarlberg / Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung)

City of Bregenz

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG‘ ‘fast, very well co-ordinated and inter-disciplinary work‘ on the public and private side spans sectors such as IT, life sciences, and healthcare. Under the guidance of leadership trio Manfred Essletzbichler, Sebastian Oberzaucher and Silvia Fessl, the group tends to work on large, high-profile and complex tenders. Wolfgang Lauchner also works on complex public procurement matters and tender procedures in various industries and ‘has an excellent market understanding‘.

Practice head(s):

Manfred Essletzbichler; Sebastian Oberzaucher; Silvia Fessl

Other key lawyers:

Wolfgang Lauchner


‘When it comes to public procurement, Wolf Theiss’s team is the most reliable group of professionals in Austria we have worked with. We have always felt fully covered by their expertise and we would recommend such a professional partner to anybody who requires advice on public procurement matters.’

‘Manfred Essletzbichler has excellent communication skills and always demonstrates professional capabilities when working on a matter.’

‘Sebastian Oberzaucher is an excellent, sharp-minded professional. We appreciate his attention to detail but also his creativity when it comes to immensely sophisticated cases.’

‘We appreciate Silvia Fessl’s ability to provide us with high-quality advice in a short time frame. She constantly displays a great deal of creativity in her problem solving. Before starting work on a matter Silvia demonstrates an insatiable desire to gather as much information as possible to make sure that she performs best when working on it.’

‘Wolfgang Lauchner has an excellent market understanding. We worked with him on a large number of matters of different complexities and have always been fully satisfied with the achieved results. We recommend him as a very dedicated and passionate procurement expert.’

‘The team is characterised by fast, very well co-ordinated and inter-disciplinary work and has special intelligence in overcoming situational challenges.’

‘Wolf Theiss and their public procurement team are our long-lasting, reliable partner. We are privileged to work with a team of true professionals that we can always rely on. Through the years our every single request has always been carefully fulfilled. It is important to emphasise that we appreciate the stability of the team.’

Key clients

Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft mbH

Sportzentrum Niederösterreich GmbH

plan-ed GmbH

K-Businesscom AG

Kabelwerk Eupen AG

Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt (AUVA)

Hans Zöchling Gesellschaft m.b.H.

BeMo Tunneling GmbH

Vossloh Locomotives GmbH


HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH

TK Aufzüge GmbH

Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) GmbH


Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien AG)

Lifebrain S.r.l. and its Austrian affiliates

Government of Lower Austria (Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung)

Meridiam SAS

FM-Plus Facility Management GmbH

Abfallwirtschaftsverband Liezen

City of Waidhofen

University of Vienna

FH Wiener Neustadt Betriebs GmbH

Österreichische Gesundheitskasse

Austrian Federal Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen)

Schutzgebietsverwaltung Wildnisgebiet Dürrenstein

NÖ Landesgesundheitsagentur

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund (Vienna Hospital Association)

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund Projektentwicklungs- und Baumanagement GmbH

Ing. Hans Bodner Baugesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Nestlé Österreich GmbH

Bonaventura Infrastruktur GmbH

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien GmbH

SVD Büromanagement GmbH

Bracco Österreich GmbH

KERASAN Mauerwerksanierungs GmbH

Cardinal Health Austria 504 GmbH

Global Blue Austria GmbH

Avia Partner SAS

Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann Werbegesellschaft mbH



Museum für angewandte Kunst

Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H.


Wiener Wohnen Kundenservice GmbH

Bauunternehmung GRANIT Gesellschaft m.b.H.

City council of Vienna

PORR Group

ÖSTU-Stettin Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH

Delta Baumanagement GmbH

Schneidereit GmbH

HOCHTIEF Infrastructure GmbH


CargoMon Systems GmbH

Meona GmbH

Diehl Metering GesmbH

Johann Mödlagl GmbH

ADA Austrian Development Agency

Land Vorarlberg

T-Systems (Akt war KIE-T-Systems/ppp)

Work highlights

  • Advising the Schönbrunn souvenir store on its procurement strategy and assisting with several tender procedures for the procurement of different product groups, including magnets, textiles and jewellery.
  • Advised the Viennese hospital operator Wiener Gesundheitsverbund on all aspects of the investment and restructuring programme of all Vienna Hospitals.
  • Advising SVD Büromanagement on a two-stage negotiated tender procedure for the procurement of a log management tool and a SIEM tool.

Cerha Hempel

Cerha Hempel has a strong relationship with public bodies, and is regularly instructed to assist with the reorganisation of public holdings. The group has latterly seen an uptick in work on the bidder side, although the team retains its stellar track record advising on the contracting authority side. Michaela Siegwart has experience in both areas, and leads the group alongside Georg Konrad and Stefan Huber. In terms of sector specialisms, the group has seen an increase in activity in the IT and media fields.

Practice head(s):

Georg Konrad; Stefan Huber; Michaela Siegwart

Key clients

Consortium D-TOLL (Atlantia S.p.A., Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Autostrade Tech S.p.A.)

Stadler Rail Management AG

Wien Energie

Republic of Austria

GATX Rail Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Assisted Stadler Rheintal with securing a tender for rail wagons from ÖBB.
  • Advised GATX on the introduction of measures all over Europe to qualify for public tenders after convictions in Italy.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The group at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH is particularly prolific when it comes to PPP projects and work in the infrastructure and healthcare sectors, and the team is lauded for its ability to handle complex procurement projects. Practice head Bernt Elsner is referred to by one client as ‘the mastermind behind the well-coordinated team', and often works on contentious issues stemming from public procurement matters. On the regulatory side, Robert Keisler and Thomas Hamerl are the key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Bernt Elsner

Other key lawyers:

Robert Keisler; Thomas Hamerl


‘Very professional. Excellent knowledge.’

‘For complex procurement topics, CMS has a perfectly trained and well established staff. Its knowledge, practical experience, solution-oriented counselling and risk-oriented support are top notch.’

‘Bernt Elsner is the mastermind behind the well-coordinated team. He has very fast response times, gives excellent and clear explanations of possible choices and always supports us in making the right choices.’

Key clients


Tech Data

Global Rail Trust

Alstom Transport Deutschland

Münze Österreich

Österreich Werbung

Swietelsky Baugesellschaft

Plasser & Theurer

Statistik Austria

Strabag AG

Breitband Holding

Leyrer + Graf

hospitals Projektentwicklungsges.m.b.H


ELL European Locomotive Leasing

Gebrüder Haider

Medizinische Universität Wien (Medical University of Vienna)

VAMED Entwicklung

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Since the covid-19 pandemic, E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s ‘solution-oriented and efficient' group which 'offers a comprehensive and high-quality service' has increased its focus on the healthcare sector, and now counts an ever-increasing number of pharmacies and hospitals among its clients. Group leader Ulrike Sehrschön typically advises clients from heavily regulated sectors, such as infrastructure and energy. A standout recent mandate was advising the Austrian Academy of Sciences on a range of procurement issues.

Practice head(s):

Ulrike Sehrschön

Other key lawyers:

Niklas Nigl


Ulrike Sehrschön and Niklas Nigl are outstanding advisors. They are always available for projects.’

‘Ulrike Sehrschön is immensely convincing with her expertise in public procurement law. Practice-oriented solutions and legally sound advice. Good accessibility and uncomplicated communication are among her strengths and every procurement project is in good hands with her.’

‘The firm offers a comprehensive and high quality service, and is always available, even at short notice.’

‘Ulrike Sehrschön and her team work with the highest standards and with excellent quality. The cooperation is solution-oriented and efficient. The team provides outstanding services.’

Key clients

Austrian Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich – WKÖ)

Bildungsplattform der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich GmbH

Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften – ÖAW)

COFAG – Covid-19-Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH

Market Town Perchtoldsdorf

Vienna Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Wien – WKW)

WG 97 Errichtung & Verwaltung GmbH & Co KG

via donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Work highlights

  • Advising Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transport operator, on the procurement procedures regarding the construction works for the extension of the U2 and U5 subway lines in Vienna.
  • Advising the Federal State of Salzburg on several procurement procedures and two multi-step architectural competitions regarding the establishment of a museum in the palace (Salzburg Residenz).
  • Advising the Ministry of Finance on the complex, high-profile procurement of an IT-System regarding the implementation of the new Union Customs Code.

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Practitioners in the planning law, environmental law and public procurement group at Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners have significant cross-practice expertise in areas spanning corporate, financial and public law. Practice head Michael Hecht also heads up the firm’s real estate and construction law group, and his client base includes international companies and public authorities alike. The group’s public procurement practice extends to the structuring of joint ventures between public bodies and private entities, and Hecht plays an important role in this work.

Practice head(s):

Michael Hecht

Key clients


Province of Lower Austria

Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.

City of Vienna

Work highlights

  • Assisted Viadonau with a Connecting Europe facility tender.

FSM Rechtsanwälte

Recently, FSM Rechtsanwälte has been hiring significantly at associate level, adding year on year to its breadth of expertise within the team. Firm co-founder and practice co-head Sebastian Feuchtmüller works on construction and real estate projects, as well as infrastructure projects. Feuchtmüller’s counterpart, Karlheinz Moick, typically assists with complex award procedures in the service and innovation sectors. Generally, the group is also active when it comes to innovation within legal technology, and uses its Update Procurement system to inform clients of the latest court decisions in public procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Karlheinz Moick; Sebastian Feuchtmüller

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Reiter-Werzin


‘The service is really hands-on and uncomplicated.’

‘Karlheinz Moick has a smart and analytic mind. He has very strong creative and client-oriented problem solving skills and provides profound legal expertise in a short time and within a reasonable budget.’

‘FSM combines profound legal expertise and experience with a unique ability to explore innovative solutions, tailormade to any particular client or case.’

Key clients

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund (Vienna Healthcare Association)

Austrian Energy Agency

Parlamentsdirektion (Republic of Austria – Parliament)

Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie (Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology)

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research)

Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (Austrian Research Promotion Agency)

Österreichische Gesundheitskasse (Austrian Health Insurance Fund)

Fonds Soziales Wien (Vienna Social Fund)

Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH

Stiftung für Wirtschaftsbildung (Business Education Foundation)

Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft (Federal Research and Training Center for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape)

AustriaTech – Gesellschaft des Bundes für technologiepolitische Maßnahmen GmbH

Wiener Stadthalle Betriebs- und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft m.b.H.

BABEG Kärntner Betriebsansiedelungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft m.b.H.

ISTmobil GmbH

cafe+co Österreich Automaten-Catering und Betriebsverpflegung Ges.m.b.H.

Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Fund for the promotion of scientific research)

Marktgemeinde Kottingbrunn (municipality Kottingbrunn)

Work highlights

  • Advising Parlamentsdirektion on the award of services for the project Parliament on Tour, which is aimed at the promotion of education on the topic of democracy.
  • Advised Wiener Gesundheitsverbund on the conclusion of a long-term contract for the procurement of medical heart valve implants.
  • Advising Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie on the establishment of an institution for the handling of subsidies for electricity and gas generation from renewable energy sources within the Renewable Energy Expansion Act.

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) works on high-value matters for some of Austria’s most notable public health organisations. According to one client, ‘there is an expert for each legal affair‘. In team news, the latter months of 2021 saw the promotion of Philipp Reinisch to partner. Hanno Liebmann is at the helm, and is well supported by Edwin Scharf, who is lauded for his ‘ability to get to the heart of things‘.

Practice head(s):

Hanno Liebmann

Other key lawyers:

Edwin Scharf; Jana Seywald; Stella Zankl; Philipp Reinisch


‘The lawyers listen carefully and ask lots of relevant questions. The decisions or recommendations are only passed on after thorough examination. There are specialists for every subject area who can explain everything very well.’

‘We always have lively discussions with Edwin Scharf and we achieve the best results thanks to his problem-solving skills.’

‘Edwin Scharf  has the ability to get to the heart of things.’

‘The team works competently and fast. The practitioners are highly motivated and open-minded. There is an expert for each legal affair.’

‘They are great partners for every legal matter – not just for problems.’

‘Edwin Scharf is an excellent partner – very pleasant and competent.’

‘The firm’s attorneys and staff are characterised by a high degree of expertise and empathy. They also approach problems creatively and develop solution scenarios in advance, which are then presented for discussion right at the beginning of a process.’

‘Edwin Scharf has a high degree of empathy and can quickly put himself in the shoes of the client and develop strategies. During the course of our longlasting co-operation, he has built up an atmosphere of trust and is not only an outside lawyer, but is part of the team.’

Key clients

Schiene Salzburg GmbH

Federal State of Salzburg

Schiene OÖ GmbH

Kepler Universitätsklinikum GmbH

Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation

Bundespensionskasse AG

Federal State of Upper Austria

Linz Netz GmbH

Fawo GmbH

GMS Gourmet GmbH

The Crisis Management Unit (Krisenstab) of the Federal state of Upper Austria

Oberösterreichische Gesundheitsholding GmbH

Ärztekammer für Oberösterreich

Oö. Theater und Orchester GmbH

Business Upper Austria

“UEB” Umfahrungsstraße Ebelsberg Errichtungsgesellschaft mbH

Energie AG Oberösterreich Erzeugung GmbH

Road maintenance association Innviertel

Work highlights

  • Advising the Federal State of Salzburg and state-owned rail companies on the procurement of 500 hybrid tram-train vehicles.
  • Advising Kepler Universitätsklinikum on tenders for the construction of a children’s hospital.
  • Advising Bundespensionskasse on an ongoing basis on public law and procurement law issues arising from the acquisition and management of real estate investments.

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH fields a number of specialists in the public procurement field. Specifically, practice head Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl is an expert in procurement and state aid law and procedures, and is also noted for her expertise in contractual issues. Trettnak-Hahnl is ably supported by Mats Schröder, who is especially skilled in business law as well as procurement law, and is therefore a key contact for clients looking for business-focused advice.

Practice head(s):

Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl

Other key lawyers:

Mats Schröder


‘Exceptional core knowledge and abilities in public procurement and construction contracting issues. Solution-oriented, exceptional availability, and leading expertise in Austria regarding public procurement.’

‘Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl is an expert with exceptional knowledge and procurement law skills. She demonstrates expertise, understanding and flexibility.’

Key clients

Wirtschaftsagentur Wien. Ein Fonds der Stadt Wien.

Landeszahnärztekammer für Wien

BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH

Energy IT Service GmbH

EDA EnergiewirtschaftlicherDatenaustausch GmbH

B&F Wien – Bestattung und Friedhöfe GmbH

Friedhöfe Wien GmbH

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere

Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH

Wiener Netze GmbH

Wien Energie GmbH

COVID-19 Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH (COFAG)

Österreichische Beteiligungs AG (ÖBAG)

Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG

Wien 3420 Umwelt und Baulog GmbH

Verein „Österreichs E-Wirtschaft“

Versicherungsanstalt öffentlich Bediensteter, Eisenbahnen und Bergbau (BVAEB)

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Celebi Ground Services Austria GmbH

Nipro Medical Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, as the awarding authority, on a 2-stage negotiation procedure with prior announcement in the upper threshold range.
  • Advising Versicherungsanstalt öffentlich Bediensteter, Eisenbahnen und Bergbau, as the awarding authority, on a 2-stage negotiation procedure with prior announcement in the upper threshold range.
  • Advising the Province of Burgenland on the possible implementation of an award procedure in the upper threshold range concerning the conclusion of framework agreements relating to further education and training measures.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)‘s full service team ‘has deep knowledge of applicable EU rules and regulations and is well equipped to advise on cross-border transactions'; a standout practitioner in this regard is Johannes Stalzer, who heads up the team together with Bernd Rajal and Christian Schmelz. The offering sits within the firm’s wider regulatory group, and on the regulatory side the work includes assisting with the design of a regulatory framework for promoting renewable projects in Austria and Europe. The group is also well versed in environmental and climate change law, as well as planning and permitting procedures.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Stalzer; Bernd Rajal; Christian Schmelz


‘Excellent legal know-how; very good collaboration; very flexible, great availability and responsiveness. Quick at getting back and at reacting.’

‘Legal understanding, quality of know-how, and great collaboration. They listen to the client carefully, and are able to put the case in perspective.’

‘This practice area is a particular strength for this firm. They have a wide expertise and experience of working on public procurement deals across Europe. The team has deep knowledge of applicable EU rules and regulations and is well equipped to advise on cross-border transactions.’

‘The individuals that we worked with are great professionals. Their feedback on various legal documents has helped us advance the project to fruition.’

‘Bernd Rajal and Johannes Stalzer were the go-to people for all legal questions on this transaction. They are very easy to work with, always on time with their work and provide valuable feedback, as well as a deeper understanding of individual projects and the client’s needs.’

‘Johannes Stalzer produces fast and accurate work, and is extremely professional.’

Johannes Stalzer offers expertise, reliability, accuracy, and solution-orientation.’

Key clients

Vienna Technical Museum


Abbott Medical Group

Wien IT GmbH

Neue Heimat Tirol

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Thales Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised the Vienna Technical Museum on designing, structuring, drafting, and conducting an EU-wide tender for the re-design and construction of new exhibition areas.
  • Advising EBRD on designing, structuring, drafting, and conducting an EU-wide tender for the development, design, construction and operaton of a 50MW solar plant in Georgia.
  • Advising ecoplus Alpin on the tendering of a framework agreement for the realisation and provision of an online sales and marketing platform.

Binder Grösswang

Clients turning to Binder Grösswang for assistance with administrative and public procurement matters include large European banks and other financial institutions. Practice head Johannes Barbist and recently promoted partner Regina Kröll focus on public commercial law, regulatory law (in particular in the energy and life sciences fields), state aid and competition law, and environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist

Other key lawyers:

Regina Kröll

Key clients

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

European Investment Bank

Gemspring Capital



Work highlights

  • Advised Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and European Investment Bank on public procurement matters relating to the PPP project Bildungscampus Rappachgasse and Landgutgasse.
  • Advising an Austrian province on public procurement matters related to investments and real estate.
  • Advising a provider of communication and IT solutions for the aviation industry on public procurement issues.

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Bernhard Müller leads the team at DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, and has expertise across many different sectors, with the healthcare and life sciences industries being particular areas of focus. The team regularly receives instructions from private hospital operators, and often works on pharmaceuticals tenders.

Practice head(s):

Bernhard Müller

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

AGFA Healthcare


AMZ Arbeitsmedizinisches Zentrum für Industrie,

Handel & Gewerbe GmbH

Work highlights

  • Represented AMZ in two review proceedings concerning two tenders for Covid-19 testing sites before the regional administrative court of the province of Vorarlberg as well as the highest administrative court of Austria.

KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The multidisciplinary group at KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH, headed up by Franz Josef Arztmann, sits within a firm which ‘has experts in various areas of law and can therefore provide optimal legal support for complex projects’. Practitioners are especially active in tender award and review procedures in the healthcare, IT and infrastructure industries, and associate Stefan Niederstrasser often advises clients on issues arising from procurement proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Franz Josef Arztmann

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Niederstrasser


‘Franz Josef Arztmann is an expert in state aid law and public procurement law. He not only drafts comprehensive, coordinated contracts, but also presents the selected legal construct in an understandable way to non-lawyers.’

‘KPMG Law acts very professionally and has extensive know-how and experience in the area of ​​state aid law and public procurement law. The law firm has experts in various areas of law and can therefore provide optimal legal support for complex projects.’

Key clients

Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation

Schieneninfrastruktur-Dienstleistungsgesellschaft (SCHIG mbH)

Technomed-Service, Planung, Handel mit medizinischen, technischen Geräten und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Ametek GmbH

Zimmer Biomet Austria GmbH

Becton Dickinson Austria GmbH

KPMG Austria

Work highlights

  • Advised Salzburg on issues relating to infrastructure financing in conformity with the PSO Regulation.
  • Advised SCHIG on the award of a framework agreement regarding various technical export services for railway projects and assisted with a tender procedure for auditing services.
  • Advised Technomed on three tender review procedures regarding the award of SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests by the Austrian federal procurement agency Bundesbeschaffung.