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

Binder Grösswang

Work Department

Regulatory, energy law, competition, dispute resolution


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 > Public procurement

Situated in the wider regulatory practice group at Binder Grösswang, the public procurement team advises private companies, service providers, contracting authorities and public companies on contentious and non-contentious matters. The department often works with large international law firms in cross-border issues and is well versed in representing non-EEA investors in public procurement proceedings. Practice head Johannes Barbist has notable strength handling matters in the energy, transport, life sciences, and services industries.

Austria > Projects and energy

Binder Grösswang has a cross-disciplinary approach to projects in this space, and draws on the firm’s real estate, corporate M&A and banking and finance practices depending on the nature of the matter. In terms of energy, the firm has a specialised team advising on acquisitions, construction and the operation of power plants, financing, as well as regulatory and compliance-related issues. Infrastructure, transport, and grid-based industries are other areas of expertise in addition to a strong international focus. Johannes Barbist and Andreas Hable are noted for their experience in this field.

Austria > Administrative law and public sector

Foreign direct investment, state aid law, trade law and compliance all feature in Binder Grösswang‘s caseload and the group advises domestic and international clients on a range of regulatory matters. The firm also represents clients before administrative courts, public authorities and the Austrian supreme courts. Sector expertise spans industries including life sciences, telecoms, transport and banking. Johannes Barbist, who is ‘second to no one when it comes to cases that require both regulatory and competition law knowledge‘ according to one client, leads the team. His further specialisations include environmental law and dispute resolution matters. Associate Regina Kröll is another key contact; she focuses on energy, public commercial, and environmental law.