Dr Stephan Steinhofer > DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Arbitration, Litigation (civil procedure and enforcement), White Collar Crime, Contract Law, Grants and Subsidies, Civil law




Stephan Steinhofer joined DORDA in 2011, passed the Austrian bar exam in 2013 with distinction, and is a partner since 2021. He advises and represents a wide range of domestic and international clients before Austrian courts and international arbitral tribunals. Stephan is an expert in civil and commercial litigation regarding technology contracts, damages, public funding, post M&A, and multi-party disputes. He is also active in cross-border enforcement proceedings, unfair competition, and white collar crime cases.
Before joining us, Stephan gained experience at Magna International Europe and at Alston & Bird in New York.
In addition, Stephan is an author and a coach at the Austrian civil law Moot Court. He also co-runs the DORDA Academy for associates.


German, English


YAAP – Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners,  Austrian Bar Association, IBA – International Bar Association


Stephan Steinhofer studied at the University of Vienna (Dr iur 2012),  Universities of Innsbruck/Passau/Salzburg, intensive course in European Law at the European Forum Alpbach, 08/2008

Lawyer Rankings

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

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH acts for individuals and corporates in investigative, civil and criminal proceedings arising from allegations of embezzlement, tax evasion and misappropriation of funds, among other matters, and also acts for victims of such offences. Providing compliance advice and assistance with associated systems, such as anti-corruption schemes, constitutes another key element of the team led by Daniela Firulovic. Her practice is part of the firm’s wider dispute resolution offering led by Florian Kremslehner. This integral approach was further underlined by the partner promotion of Stephan Steinhofer (expertise in arbitration, litigation and white-collar crime) in March 2021.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a strong track record acting for finance, energy and construction sector players alongside commercial and professional services providers and public sector bodies in an equally broad range of commercial and corporate disputes. This offering includes insurance defence work, which is typically led by Felix Hörlsberger and which includes instructions to act as monitoring counsel in high-volume liability and coverage disputes, as well as mass litigation, for which associate Alexander Karl is the key contact. Both are key members of the dispute resolution practice led by Florian Kremslehner, whose expertise extends to arbitration and white-collar crime. With the promotion of litigation and arbitration expert Stephan Steinhofer in February 2021, the team counts an additional partner in its ranks.