Dr Christian Ritschka > DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

M&A, Distressed M&A/Restructuring, Corporate Law, Start-ups, Joint-Ventures, Corporate Reorganisations




Christian Ritschka joined DORDA as a student in 2005 and became an associate in 2009. Admitted to the Austrian Bar in 2013, he became partner at DORDA in 2017. He is a rising star of DORDA’s M&A practice and an expert for national and cross-border M&A transactions with a focus on distressed M&A and joint ventures (including syndicate/shareholders agreements). Christian advises national and international clients, from start-ups to multinational companies. 

From 2013 to 2014, Christian expanded his international network by joining Kirkland & Ellis in New York.
Christian is a member of the Austrian Bar and the international young lawyers association AIJA. He also lectures at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna.


German, English


Austrian Bar Association, AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers


Christian studied law at the University of Vienna (Dr iur 2010) and finance at Jacksonville University in Florida.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s broad offering attracts an equally wide client base consisting of lenders, borrowers, debtors and creditors. Lenders and non-performing borrowers retain the team for reorganisation and pre-insolvency restructuring advice, which includes distressed M&A typically led by Christian Ritschka, while creditors, and to a lesser extent debtors, are represented in insolvency proceedings and insolvency-related litigation. Team head Felix Hörlsberger is a key contact for litigation and, due to his insurance law expertise, is regularly instructed by insurance sector players. Financial restructuring mandates are often led by finance expert Tibor Varga.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH fields a team of corporate advisors, who have ‘a good understanding of the local market which gives them access to a wide range of international clients and law firms‘. It has Austrian and foreign corporations, investment banks and private equity houses on its client roster, and covers higher end transaction as well as a range of corporate matters. Martin Brodey stands out as an amazing asset, he has an excellent understanding not only of legal but also of practical questions‘. Jürgen Kittel is experienced in takeovers, public M&A and PE transactions; together, they lead the team. Andreas Mayr combines M&A and capital markets know-how, while Bernhard Rieder is the corporate law specialist. Christian Ritschka  is ‘a very skilled and practised M&A lawyer‘. Associate Patricia Backhausen is a key contact for digital industry clients.