Mag Georg Konrad > Cerha Hempel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Cerha Hempel
PARKRING 2
1010 VIENNA
Austria
Georg Konrad photo

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial.

Position

Partner
Areas of practice:

Career

Admitted 2002, (Attorney at Law) Austria
Admitted 2011
, (Attorney at Law) Hungary

Georg Konrad is a partner with CERHA HEMPEL since 2008.

Prior to working with CERHA HEMPEL he has been advising both as an external lawyer as well as an in house counsel in the EUR 750 million Austrian electronic highway tolling project, which is one of the most prominent IT/technology projects in Austria to date. Due to this project background, he is active in all areas of technology and IT/IP related projects.

Georg is a leading Austrian attorney in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and similar fields. For example, he regularly assists Austrian and global clients with IT contracts, international data transfers and a broad variety of technology projects.

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Memberships

  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Austrian Spanish Lawyers Association
  • Hungarian Bar Association
  • Wiener Advokatengesellschaft UNION
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms

Education

Pallas Consortium, Nijmegen/Netherlands (LL.M. 1997)
University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1994)
Universidad Madrid Complutense (1991-1992)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Public procurement

Cerha Hempel has recently shifted its focus from assisting contracting authorities to primarily acting for the bidding side, including handling self-purification and bid rigging. Georg Konrad specialises in infrastructure and technology projects; Stefan Huber is a key name in the field of higher education procurement; and Michaela Siegwart, who was promoted to partner in 2019, has experience of utilities procurement. The trio jointly head the practice.

Austria > Projects and energy

Cerha Hempel assists with projects and energy work by leveraging multiple departments throughout the firm. The practice is particularly singled out for its expertise in energy M&A, which is handled by Clemens Hasenauer and Johannes Aehrenthal in the corporate transactions team; in recent highlights, the group advised OMV on its purchase of a stake in an oil refining company and acted on General Electric’s sale of its distributed power business. Public law group head Hans Kristoferitsch leads on regulatory matters and represented the Republic of Austria in several state aid cases. Real estate and construction leader Peter Vcelouch acted for Lidl on several construction projects. Georg Konrad and Thomas Trettnak also contribute to the practice.

Austria > TMT

The TMT practice at Cerha Hempel is renowned for its expertise and strong client base in telecoms, technology and e-commerce. Over recent years, the team has developed a particularly strong reputation for providing data protection advice. Led by practice heads Hans Kristoferitsch and Georg Konrad, the team works across the CEE region for retailer Spar, advising on all IT-related issues. The practice also has a strong list of longstanding clients in the sector, including Samsung.