Next Generation Partners

Rising Stars

Public procurement in Austria

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s public procurement team operates at an ‘extremely high level,’ assisting city, state and federal authorities with tender proceedings and PPP projects, and representing them in post-bidding reviews and appeals. Under the guidance of ‘leading public procurement expert’ Oliver Sturm, the team handles procurement matters in relation to construction, transport and IT projects among a range of others, with Sturm himself specialising in PPP and construction-related issues. Dominik Zimm, made equity partner in January 2023, has a ‘great comprehension’ of health and public sector procurement.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Sturm

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Zimm


‘Oliver Sturm is one of the leading public procurement experts. He answers inquiries very quickly and his reports are well-founded in terms of content. Dominik Zimm is also very good to work with.’

‘The team performs to an extremely high level and offers excellent knowledge on a wide range of law.’

‘Dominik Zimm carries out every aspect of his work at the highest level. He has excellent communication skills and passion for his job. It is always a great pleasure to collaborate with him! Therefore I will recommend DSC and especially Dr. Zimm for any matter!’

‘Quick to respond and extremely professional. We got great advice and methods that helped with our case.’

‘Dominik Zimm was super easy to work with, he had a great comprehension and knowledge about the issues we were facing and helped immensely.’

‘Very competent team, quick reaction times, good cooperation on our level.’

‘Oliver Sturm and Dominik Zimm are both very competent and they can develop strategies to achieve the desired success.’

‘DSC has a very professional appearance and they clearly show us all possible risks and opportunities.’

Key clients

Oesterreichische Nationalbank

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

Stadt Wien – Wiener Wohnen Kundenservice GmbH


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

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung

Vienna Region Marketing GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Wiener Linien on the procurement procedures regarding the construction works for the extension of the U2 and U5 subway lines in Vienna.
  • Assisted the Federal State of Salzburg with several procurement procedures regarding the construction of its new headquarters in the City of Salzburg and the establishment of a museum.
  • Acted for the Ministry of Finance on the  procurement of an IT system regarding the implementation of the new Union Customs Code and another high-value procurement project regarding replacing two core IT systems with one integrated system.

Schiefer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Practice head(s):

Martin Schiefer; Rudolf Pekar

Key clients

Österreichische Gesundheitskasse

Land Steiermark

AUVA Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt

Stadt Wien – MA 69

Burgenland Energie AG

Salzburger Flughafen

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien

Universität für Weiterbildung Krems


Holding Graz

Energie Steiermark AG

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Province of Styria with the state aid law assessment and implementation of a highly complex structured bidding procedure in connection with the exercise of a takeover and nomination right in relation to the share of the minority shareholder Macquarie in the Styrian energy supply company Energie Steiermark AG (project volume EUR 525 million).
  • Advised Burgenland Energie on the structuring and tender procedure for a partner for a joint venture in the field of green mobility.
  • Advising AUVA on the conception and tendering of various major projects.

Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte

Acting for a number of public authorities, Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte expanded its network in Austria with the opening of an office in Linz in June 2023, and has continued to provide advice on tendering processes for PPPs and outsourcing projects and subsequent representation in challenges brought by unsuccessful bidders. Key partners in the practice include founding partners Johannes Schramm and Matthias Öhler, in addition to Georg Zellhofer, Gregor Stickler, Andreas Gföhler, Hannes Pesendorfer, Christian Gruber and Michael Weiner, who between them handle procurement proceedings for transport and healthcare projects.

Practice head(s):

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


‘Schramm Öhler gives us the feeling of being a partner, not just a client. The size of the firm and its network, as well as its experience allows Schramm Öhler to support its clients with advice that is not always readily accessible.’

‘I think the most valuable aspects of the cooperation with SÖR is the combination of their great expertise, extremely good availability and the use of their expertise to find the most appropriate and suitable solution based on their expertise and knowledge.’

‘The cooperation with Michael Weiner and his team is always friendly and respectful. Combined with rapid communication channels, they provide an excellent service. It would be hard to find others providers offering the same constantly high level of service on a long-term basis.’

‘All team members have a profound knowledge of legal matters, the partners are absolute top public procurement specialists.’

‘As well as being an absolute expert in public procurement, Christian Gruber supplies us with helpful information on important developments. We can rely on him to process our requests thoroughly and on time. He understands our needs and we feel safe following his advice.’

‘Mr. Pesendorfer has outstanding expertise and a remarkable set of negotiation skills. One of his standout qualities is finding effective solutions.’

‘Johannes Schramm and Matthias Öhler are amongst the leading experts in public procurement law. Having worked with Hannes Pesendorfer a lot, I really appreciate his responsiveness and ability to evaluate issues fast and give precise advice. No matter the situation, Hannes finds a solution.’

‘The team is characterised by a number of specialists who are able to provide clients first class public procurement advice. The firm is able to provide their clients with continuity, stability and security. The diversity of projects handled underscores Schramm Öhler’s expertise.’

Key clients

Nationalparks Austria

Lower Austrian Economic Chamber

Raumposition OG

Kuratorium Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser

Austrian General Pension Insurance Authority

art + event | Theaterservice Graz GmbH

Österreichische Gesundheitskasse

Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection

City of Vienna – Municipal Department 56 – Schools

City of Vienna – Municipal Department 25 – Technical Urban Renewal

University of Vienna

City of Sankt Pölten and City of Wiener Neustadt

The Austrian National Public Health Institute

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG

With an ‘unwavering commitment to excellence,’ Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG‘s procurement team is instructed by both state institutions and the private sector, covering matters that touch on healthcare, transport and energy. Furthermore, practice co-head Silvia Fessl has a growing art and culture procurement practice, advising a multitude of famous galleries. Alongside her are Manfred Essletzbichler, who focuses on planning and construction tenders; transport, infrastructure and IT procurement specialist Sebastian Oberzaucher; and Wolfgang Lauchner, who handles tender reviews with a focus on IT and public infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Manfred Essletzbichler; Sebastian Oberzaucher; Silvia Fessl; Wolfgang Lauchner

Other key lawyers:

Johann Hwezda


‘Their services are very high quality, well-structured and always provided on time.’

‘Silvia Fessl is an expert in her field. She is conscientious, painstaking in her desire to meet the client’s needs and provides high-quality advice in a short time frame. She has an excellent track record in the art and culture sector.’

‘The team around Manfred Essletzbichler is extremely experienced in the field of public procurement. Its strengths are the combination of academic knowledge, court experience and a deep knowledge about the functioning of the energy sector in Austria.’

‘Manfred Essletzbichler and his team are the best in Austria. Their procurement advice is top, and furthermore they also demonstrate notable competence in contract and construction law as well as claim and anti-claim matters.’

‘Wolf Theiss’s public procurement practice is highly regarded for its expertise in large-scale procurements, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and healthcare. What distinguishes this team is their unwavering commitment to excellence and hands-on, practical advice.’

‘Manfred Essletzbichler brings vast expertise and experience to our most critical strategic decisions. He is not just an innovative and highly professional lawyer, but also a strong team leader who assumes full responsibility.’

‘Silvia Fessl impresses us with her ability to deliver high quality advice quickly. She showcases creativity in problem-solving and conducts thorough research before taking on any task.’

‘Wolfgang Lauchner distinguishes himself as a highly experienced partner. He efficiently coordinates communication and project management, backed by deep industry knowledge and a pragmatic, solution-driven approach.’

Key clients

Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung

thyssenkrupp Elevator (TK Elevator)

Bauunternehmung Granit

Wiener Wohnen Kundenservice

Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region

FM-Plus Facility Management für Wissenschaft + Kultur in NOE

Vienna International Airport

City of Vienna

Magistratsabteilung 01 – Wien Digital

Magistratsabteilung 56 der Stadt Wien – Schulen


Sportzentrum Niederösterreich GmbH

Favia Grundstückvermietungs Gesellschaft mbH

Mölnlycke Holding

Holzmanufaktur und Vitrinenbau Auer Gmbh. – Tischlerei Auer



BKH Lienz

Tier Mobility GmbH

Abfallwirtschaftsverband Liezen

Diakonie Klinik Waiern

Berka Elektroinstallationen GmbH

Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebs GmbH

Technisches Museum Wien


Robert Trötzmüller Elektroinstallationen

Batik Elektrotechnik

Held & Francke

RSK Group

ÖSTU-STETTIN Hoch- und Tiefbau


HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbau

ÖBB – Österreichische Bundesbahnen

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund Projektentwicklungs- und Baumanagement

Work highlights

  • Advised Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsgesellschaft on various procurement issues, including several tender procedures, such as a gastronomic concession for the historic Schloß Hof.
  • Assisted the Vienna Hospital Association on all aspects of its investment and restructuring programme of all Vienna Hospitals over a period of five years.
  • Represented a consortium consisting of PORR and MARTI in review proceedings before the Federal Administrative Court in connection with construction lot H53 of the Brenner Base Tunnel.

Cerha Hempel

The procurement specialists at Cerha Hempel  ‘go above and beyond to deliver outstanding results’ for a mixture of contracting authorities and private sector clients, with particular expertise in public infrastructure projects and life sciences developments. The practice also advises on actions to take in the wake of bid rigging and on self-cleaning procedures. Michaela Siegwart leads the team, acting for state bodies and bidders on life sciences projects. Stefan Huber appears frequently before the Administrative Court, where he acts for bidders seeking to challenge contract awards for which they were unsuccessful.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Siegwart

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Huber


‘I had the pleasure of using the services of Cerha Hempel and am extremely satisfied with my experience. I really appreciate that they always listened to my concerns and were always willing to answer my questions or discuss concerns.

‘I have had the privilege of working with an exceptional team. Their dedication, expertise, and the unique qualities they bring to the table have made a significant impact on our success. They consistently go above and beyond to deliver outstanding results.’

Key clients

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

Stadler Rail Management AG

Wien Energie/Wiener Stadtwerke

Republic of Austria

GATX Rail Austria GmbH

Pittel + Brausewetter GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised a major Italian infrastructure provider in the course of public tender procedures for contracts worth €1bn.
  • Acted for companies in the Stadler group in tender procedures regarding the development, manufacturing and delivery of rolling stock for various Austrian railways.
  • Represented construction company PITTEL + Brausewetter in court proceedings around issues of self-cleaning.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s ‘outstanding’ procurement team is noted for its work in relation to infrastructure and healthcare projects, frequently advising bidders on their approach to PPP tenders in these sectors. The practice is also active before the courts, where it supports clients in appeals challenging contract awards. Group head Bernt Elsner‘s practice encompasses both tender- and bidder-side work, assisting contracting authorities with the tendering process and private sector clients on bids and subsequent disputes. Robert Keisler acts for national and international contractors, providing support with bids and offering support on regulatory and competition law matters.

Practice head(s):

Bernt Elsner

Other key lawyers:

Robert Keisler; Stefan Honeder


‘The whole team is very pleasant to work with and at the same time, very competent. Always quick to answer in a competent way and solution oriented.’

‘Bernt Elsner is an exceptionally competent and very pleasant partner to work with. His brightness and fantastic way of handling issues and his way of negotiating in an extremely polite, intelligent and firm way is exceptional. When Bernt speaks everybody listens.’

‘Outstanding team for public procurement law, highly professional consulting.’

‘Bernt Elsner is a highly qualified and professional lawyer in public procurement law, always committed to the client’s well-being and the case.’

Key clients

Lime Austria


Leyrer + Graf Baugesellschaft

Plasser & Theurer

Mint Austria

Porr Beteiligungen und Management

Statistik Austria

Gebr. Haider & Co Baugesellschaft


Vienna Tourist Board

VNext, VX Fiber

Work highlights

  • Represented Lime GmbH in a review procedure at the Viennese Administrative Court concerning the award of a framework agreement for Vienna’s e-scooter concession.
  • Acted for the STRABAG/JÄGERBAU consortium in a review procedure before the Federal and High Administrative Courts concerning a major section of the Brenner Base Tunnel.
  • Advised Statistik Austria on the preparation and execution of a tender procedure regarding security services for its main premises in the third district of Vienna.

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH

E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s procurement practice works alongside the firm’s corporate, finance and public law teams to assist public authorities, ranging from municipal bodies to federal bodies, on matters ranging from infrastructure construction to printing services. Ulrike Sehrschön heads the team with a particular specialism in advising both public authorities and bidders on procurement for regulated sectors, including energy and healthcare. Niklas Nigl assists with matters at the interface of procurement, banking and pharmaceutical law.

Practice head(s):

Ulrike Sehrschön

Other key lawyers:

Niklas Nigl


‘A great team which is always available and delivers on time.’

‘We can always count on Ulrike Sehrschön, no matter what time we call her, she delivers solutions.’

‘Working with both team members was very satisfying. The professionalism, efficient way of working and competent legal advice on our queries impressed us. We recommend them unreservedly.’

‘The people we worked with distinguished themselves through their knowledge of their areas. Their engagement on and capability to solve complex problems stand them apart. Particularly recommended are Niklas Nigl and Ulrike Sehrschön, who are indispensable resources for us.’

‘Fast response times to queries. Competent support on matters.’

‘Ulrike Sehrschön and Niklas Nigl provided competent support and are knowledgeable about their areas.’ 

‘Niklas Nigl is our number one contact point when it comes to public procurement issues. He has the ability to analyse complex legal questions in a very profound and coherent manner.’

Key clients

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich – WKÖ

Wirtschaftskammer Wien – WKW

Market Town Perchtoldsdorf

Bergisel Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH

EAK – Elektroaltgeräte Koordinierungsstelle Austria GmbH

COFAG – Covid-19-Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Wirtschaftskammer Österreich and Wirtschaftskammer Wien in multiple procurement procedures.
  • Acted for Market Town Perchtoldsdorf in a number of procurement procedures, including road reconstruction work, the construction of solar panels on various buildings owned by the municipality and the expansion of a kindergarten.

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners‘ procurement practice assists public bodies seeking contractors in the healthcare, engineering, infrastructure and real estate sectors, advising on the procedures required for PPP projects. Team leader Michael Hecht‘s client base includes public bodies, national and international companies, which he advises on matters at the crossroads of procurement, public and construction law. Bernhard Scherzer maintains a broad practice, covering matters of procurement, public and planning law.

Practice head(s):

Michael Hecht

Other key lawyers:

Bernhard Scherzer


‘Highly motivated and flexible team. Willing to think like the client and go beyond simple legal advice. Innovative public procurement processes.’

‘Michael Hecht: one of the best lawyers in Austria, a sharp and innovative thinker, strong leadership. Bernhard Scherzer: innovative thinker, extremely reliable in many different time-sensitive public procurements with a lot of public attention.’

Key clients

Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.

Kammer der ZiviltechnikerInnen|ArchitektInnen und IngenieurInnen Wien. Niederösterreich. Burgenland

Freizeitbetriebe Neusiedl am See GmbH

City of Vienna

Wirtschaftsagentur Wien

“Neue Heimat” Gemeinnützige Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgesellschaft Kärnten GmbH

Municipality of Gmunden

UIV Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH

Lederergasse 22 Projekterrichtungs GmbH & Co KG

Work highlights

  • Evaluated the actions of a project development company founded by the State of Burgenland concerning procurement matters and several other legal issues.
  • Advised the City of Vienna on the development of a colorectal cancer screening program, including the procurement procedure for services required for the programme.
  • Prepared a legal opinion concerning the participation of the City of Vienna in energy communities.

FSM Rechtsanwälte

Federal states and municipalities alike seek out FSM Rechtsanwälte for its ‘exceptional know-how’ of procurement law with experience in taking on healthcare, energy and infrastructure projects. The practice is jointly led by Karlheinz Moick, whose specialism lies in service-related procurement, including IT, and procurement tied to R&D programs, and Sebastian Feuchtmüller, who focuses primarily on construction, real estate and energy procurement projects. Sophie Reiter-Werzin acts at the intersection of procurement and public law, while Gabriel Kielbasa combines procurement with construction expertise.

Practice head(s):

Karlheinz Moick; Sebastian Feuchtmüller

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Reiter-Werzin; Gabriel Kielbasa


‘Karlheinz Moick has the ability to explain difficult legal issues in a simple way, which is not given to all lawyers. Dr. Moick and his team did an outstanding job every time we worked with them.’

‘Not only does the FSM team have exceptional know-how in the area of public procurement, but also contributes to improvement through its modern working style and innovative ideas. The open mindset and the targeted discussions beyond the legal area led to excellent results in every project.’

‘Fantastic team with very professional lawyers, a strong understanding of public procurement law, brilliant strategic and innovative approaches and a very modern advisory style.’

Key clients

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund


Land Kärnten – Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung

Marktgemeinde Kottingbrunn

Kuratorium Wiener Pensionistenwohnhäuser

Technisches Museum Wien mit Österreichischer Mediathek

Fonds Soziales Wien

AustriaTech – Gesellschaft des Bundes für technologiepolitische Maßnahmen GmbH

Stadt Wien Magistratsabteilung 21 A – Stadtteilplanung und Flächenwidmung Südwest

Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft


Work highlights

  • Advised Wiener Gesundheitsverbund on the procurement of pacemakers and defibrillators.
  • Acted for ASFINAG in a review procedure concerning a bridge rehabilitation project.
  • Assisted KWP on the procurement of planning and supervision systems related to fire protection and elevators in care homes.

SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH

Described by one client as ‘real partners,’ SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH acts for public authorities and private sector clients on both advisory matters concerning the tendering and bidding processes, and post-award disputes. The team’s expertise lies primarily in rail procurement, where it assists with both rolling stock and infrastructure projects, and is also frequently instructed by contracting authorities for healthcare-related undertakings. Hanno Liebmann, who merges procurement expertise with a deep knowledge of railway law, leads the team. Edwin Scharf, who represents a number of healthcare clients, handles challenges to tender decisions.

Practice head(s):

Hanno Liebmann

Other key lawyers:

Edwin Scharf; Jana Seywald


‘People at this firm are real partners, not just lawyers. They have a deep market knowledge and a clear understanding of our projects. They know how things are handled in practice and understand how to present complex legal matters in a client-friendly way.’

‘Hanno Liebmann is an outstanding expert and a reliable partner. We like his hands-on approach as well as his precise work. Performance is perfect.’

‘The entire team is highly competent.’

‘Trustworthy and constructive work alongside Hanno Liebmann.’

‘The strength of Saxinger, Chalupsky was the quick feedback’

‘Hanno Liebmann has distinguished himself through his professional expertise in complex railway law issues. Furthermore, he stands out for his adherence to deadlines and reliability.’

Key clients

ÖBB-Produktion GmbH

ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG

Bundespensionskasse AG

Schiene OÖ GmbH

Federal State of Upper Austria

Marktgemeinde Perchtoldsdorf

Marktgemeinde Wöllersdorf-Steinabrückl

skyline architekten ZT GmbH

Schiene Salzburg GmbH

Federal State of Salzburg

Federal State of Styria

Kepler Universitätsklinikum GmbH

Energie AG Oberösterreich

Oö Gesundheitsfonds

Social Aid Association Perg

Work highlights

  • Advised ÖBB-Produktion on the procurement of replacement cab radios for rolling stock in a cross-border mandate also involving Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
  • Assisted Schiene OÖ with “Regionalstadtbahn Linz,” a project to extend one of the most important rail junctions in Austria and improve regional connections.
  • Acted for skyline architekten ZT in its successful challenge to a tender decision concerning the construction of a rehabilitation centre.

Heid und Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The procurement specialists at Heid und Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH  ‘provide very good advice on a strategic and tactical level,’ supporting public contracting bodies seeking to undertake infrastructure construction, IT upgrade and sustainability improvement projects. The team is led by the highly experienced Stephan Heid, who is sought after for his knowledge of tendering procedures in relation to civil engineering, health and mobility undertakings; alliance contracts specialist Daniel Deutschmann; and Berthold Hofbauer, who focuses on green procurement and sustainability law.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Heid; Daniel Deutschmann; Berthold Hofbauer


‘The practice acts as a member of our team and is great to work with. Very reliable and focused boutique firm that supports the overall outcome.’

‘Berthold Hofbauer convinces with outstanding expertise and experience in public procurement law. His advice is goal-oriented, with a focus on commercial needs and is well-founded. He also understands how to secure success through creative solutions.’

‘It is always a pleasure to work with the exceptionally solution-focused team at Heid und Partner.’

Key clients

Wiener Gesundheitsverbund

Austrian Business Agency

Internationales Amtssitz und Konferenzzentrum Wien

Schloss Laxenburg Betriebsgesellschaft mbH

Österreichischer Städtebund

Flughafen Salzburg

Tirol Werbung GmbH

Wiener Substanzerhaltungsg.m.b.H. & Co KG

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG

ASFINAG Bau Management GmbH

ARE Austrian Real Estate GmbH, acting on behalf of Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.

KRAGES Burgenländische Krankenanstalten Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Tirol Kliniken GmbH

Land Vorarlberg

FH Campus Wien House of Health Sciences GmbH

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Work highlights

  • Consulted for ÖBB on procurement matters tied to the  “Rohbaustollen-Angath” construction project.
  • Advised the Austrian Business Agency on the procurement of services in relation to the project “matching platform.”
  • Assisted RLB-Landesbank Tirol AG on the implementation of award procedures for construction contracts and anti-claim management.

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH's procurement team brings a wide sectoral focus to bear, advising on projects revolving around construction, IT and consulting services for public contracting authorities. The ‘very competent’ Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl leads the team, combining a strong procurement practice with state aid law. Mats Schröder operates a broad practice, advising clients on matters of procurement in conjunction with public and private business law.

Practice head(s):

Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl

Other key lawyers:

Mats Schröder


‘Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl is very competent, always available, very flexible and really understands the industry and her clients.’

‘They have expertise in procurement, combined with competence and a wide view.’

‘Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl is an expert in procurement, and also very personable. You get quick replies, engagement and practical solutions. The same applies to her colleague Mats Schröder.’


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

Österreichische Beteiligungs AG

Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG

Wien 3420 Umwelt und Baulog GmbH

Verein „Österreichs E-Wirtschaft“

Versicherungsanstalt öffentlich Bediensteter, Eisenbahnen und Bergbau

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Celebi Ground Services Austria GmbH

Nipro Medical Austria GmbH

Land Burgenland (Amt der Burgenländischen Landesregierung)

Land Niederösterreich (Amt der NÖ Landesregierung)

Montanuniversität Leoben

Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH

Wolfgang Traussner Bau GmbH

Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

FCP – Fritsch, Chiari & Partner ZT GmbH

FCC Austria Abfall Service AG

Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich für Opfer des Nationalsozialismus

AGCS Gas Clearing and Settlement AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Montanuniversität Leoben and acted as awarding authority regarding a pair of two-stage negotiation procedures.
  • Advised Wirtschaftsagentur Wien. Ein Fonds der Stadt Wien and acted as awarding authority in a two-stage negotiation procedure for a tender for technical and project management consulting services for the new “Technologiezentrum Neu Marx.”
  • Advised the State of Burgenland on the implementation of an award procedure concerning the conclusion of framework agreements on further education and training measures.

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Nestled within Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)‘s wider regulatory team, the public procurement group focuses on assisting contracting authorities with the structuring of tenders on the one hand and supports bidders with their applications for public contracts on the other, with additional expertise in acting for clients before award reviews and appeals. ‘Reliable and competent partner’ Johannes Stalzer leads the procurement practice group, handling tendering procedures in the fields of renewable energy, marketing and IT.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Stalzer


‘Schönherr has a large range of legal experts. The team is very experienced and always finds a way forward.’

‘I work mainly with Johannes Stalzer in the context of public tendering in Austria. I value Johannes as a reliable and competent partner.’

Key clients

Abbott Medical Group

Austrian Chamber of Commerce

Austrian Association of Pharmacists

Austrian Medical Association


Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.

Ecoplus Alpin

Energie Steiermark

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Commission

Neue Heimat Tirol


Österreichische Bundesbahn

Red Bull

Stadt Wien

Thales Austria GmbH

TINETZ-Tiroler Netze GmbH

TIWAG Tiroler Wasserkraft


Vienna International Airport

Vienna Technical Museum

Wien Energie

Wien IT GmbH

Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG

Wiener Lokalbahnen

Wiener Netze

Wiener Stadtwerke Holding

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.
  • Assisted ecoplus Alpin on the tendering of a framework agreement for the provision of an online sales and marketing platform for up to 12 mountain railways.
  • Acted for OMV AG and Wien Energie GmbH in setting up a joint venture for the phased exploration, development, and utilisation of hydrothermal and geothermal energy in the Vienna Basin.

Binder Grösswang

Binder Grösswang‘s procurement practice is sought after for its multi-faceted approach, working closely with the firm’s M&A, finance and dispute resolution teams to advise contracting authorities and contractors on tendering and bidding structures and processes. Leading the team is Johannes Barbist, who acts for clients at the intersection of procurement, competition and state aid law, and Regina Kröll, who has experience in matters tied to healthcare and life sciences.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Barbist; Regina Kröll


‘Very personal and individual support and processing of legal issues.’

‘Excellent expertise and collaborative work from Johannes Barbist.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a State and its holding company on public procurement matters.
  • Represented a provider of tourism solutions in review proceedings.
  • Assisted a mobility solutions provider with public procurement matters.

KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

KPMG Law - Buchberger Ettmayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles both tender award and review procedures, with a focus on healthcare, IT and increasingly infrastructure projects, on which it advises both tendering authorities and bidders. The ‘always on point’ Franz Josef Arztmann heads the team, with a raft of clients from within Austria and abroad seeking him out for advice on tender-related matters and those touching on procurement, transport and state aid law.

Practice head(s):

Franz Josef Arztmann


‘Well coordinated, fast, uncomplicated, well-informed.’

‘Franz Josef Arztmann is fast, focused and always on point.’

‘Buchberger-Ettmayer is able to test and verify legal solution approaches from a business and tax law perspective due to its integration into the KPMG network and its excellent coordination skills. Coordination with authorities is proactive and solution-oriented.’

Key clients

Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation

Stadt Wien – Kuratorium für psychosoziale Dienste in Wien

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

Vorarlberger Gemeindeverband

Ametek GmbH

Zimmer Biomet Austria GmbH

Becton Dickinson Austria GmbH


KPMG Austria

Work highlights

  • Advised Stadt Wien (Kuratorium für psychosoziale Dienste in Wien) on a procurement procedure concerning the implementation of a digital health application in addiction treatment and in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Assisted Salzburg AG on navigating public procurement law in relation to infrastructure financing in conformity with the PSO Regulation.
  • Acted for Technomed in three tender review procedures regarding the award of SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests for the Austrian federal procurement agency “Bundesbeschaffung GmbH.”