Dr iur Johannes Barbist > Binder Grösswang > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Binder Grösswang
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Work Department

Regulatory, energy law, competition


Partner, specialised in regulatory, energy law, competition, and compliance.


Partner, Binder Grösswang since 2005; Associate/Attorney at Law, Binder Grösswang, 1998-2004; Foreign Intern, European Commission, Brussels, 1997-1998; Foreign Intern, Patrick J. Durcan & Co. Solicitors, Ireland, 1995. Visiting Lecturer for Competition Law, Faculty of Law, University of Innsbruck, as of 2012; Lecturer in the study program „Management & Law“ at the Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) MCI Management Center Innsbruck (2008–2012); Visiting lecturer „Business Law – Corporate and Contract Law“, University of Innsbruck, 2013; Seminars and conferences in the field of competition law, public commercial and environmental law as well as compliance. Numerous publications in regard to austrian and european business law.


German, English, French, Italian.


International Bar Association (IBA); Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht; Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht (GfU).


University of Innsbruck (Dr. iur. 2000, Mag. iur. 1995); University of Limerick, Ireland (M.A. 1997); European Forum Alpbach (Alpbach Summer School on European Integration 1996).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Administrative law and public sector

With a multi-disciplinary approach, Binder Grösswang‘s practice strengths include expertise in regulated sectors such as financial services, energy, life sciences and transport. A notable specialism of the team lies in matters regarding foreign investment control, which are often led by Regina Kröll as well as by practice head Johannes Barbist. Barbist provides further specialisms in areas such as public commercial, administrative and constitutional law, as well as state aid and public procurement matters. Sanctions work and M&A with public law elements are also key areas of work for the practice.

Austria > Projects and energy

Binder Grösswang supports financial institutions in their funding of energy and infrastructure projects and is also called upon by project developers on matters of regulation and financing, with additional expertise in environmental, procurement and planning law. Advising on all manner of regulatory issues and representing clients before a variety of state authorities and courts is Johannes Barbist, whose practice spans across energy, competition and state aid.

Austria > Public procurement

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.