Dr Stefan Huber > Cerha Hempel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Cerha Hempel
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Work Department

Regulatory and White Collar


Areas of practice:


Admitted 2011, (Attorney at Law), Austria

  • Lecturer in foreign trade law at the University of Applied Sciences in Burgenland
  • Permanent editor of the scientific journal „Neue Hochschulzeitung“

Stefan is a partner at CERHA HEMPEL since 2015, with the firm since 2007. Is an expert in Austrian higher education law, public and European law and highly active in compliance work, criminal law as well as white collar crime. Also one of Austria’s leading experts in export control law.​ Frequently advises on public procurement issues, e.g. the Federal Ministry of Finance on certain procurement aspects for a legislative project; Vienna Business University on procurement impacts of a restructuring project. Likewise, has a focus on both environmental and constitutional law.​ Before joining the firm, he worked as an assistant professor for European and public law at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Vienna and as secretary general to the Austrian Science Council. Stefan lectures in Foreign Trade Law at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and frequently speaks at conferences.
Stefan is a Co-author of the Austrian Handbook on Higher Education Law and contributor to the leading German commentary on Foreign Trade Law.


German, English, French, Polish, Spanish


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


University of Innsbruck, Université libre de Bruxelles (Mag. iur. 2001, Mag. phil. 2001, Dr. iur. 2003)
Schloß Hofen, Lochau (LL.M. Europarecht 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Administrative law and public sector

(Leading individuals)

Stefan HuberCerha Hempel

Cerha Hempel exhibits proficiency across a wide range of public law matters and excels in administrative litigation, with co-lead and ‘fantastic strategic thinker’ Hans Kristoferitsch leading on a number of cases related to European, state aid and data protection law. Kristoferitsch is joined as practice head by Stefan Huber, who ‘pairs excellent legal knowledge with exceptionally short turnaround times’ and specialises in environmental, constitutional, EU and procurement law. Armin Schwabl contributes to the team’s wide offering with his focus on product regulation, telecommunication, trade and waste matters.

Austria > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud)

Praised by clients for providing ‘top-notch legal services and outstanding results’, Cerha Hempel combines a wealth of experience in white-collar crime with expertise in economics, business, and EU law. Advising corporates on crime prevention compliance is one of the team’s standout features, and one of Stefan Huber‘s specialisms. He leads the team alongside Hans Kristoferitsch and Peter Lewisch, who clients name as the ‘first port of call when it comes to complex legal issues in the area of white-collar crime’. Kristoferitsch is an expert in matters requiring knowledge of regulatory law, and is recommended for in-house investigations with data protection elements.

Austria > Projects and energy

Cerha Hempel‘s matters in the projects and energy field are handled by lawyers spanning the firm’s M&A, real estate, finance and public law teams, with a strong track record in assisting clients with projects that are tied to transactions. The firm acts for a number of public bodies but also maintains a strong presence in the real estate market, where it advises developers in relation to a range of construction projects. A three-man team consisting of Clemens Hasenauer, a public M&A specialist, EU and public law expert Hans Kristoferitsch and Stefan Huber, whose practice spans environmental and constitutional law, leads the group.

Austria > Public procurement

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.