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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Regulatory practice group




Johannes Stalzer is an expert in public procurement law. Being active for more than 20 years in his areas of practice in Austria and CEE he has extensive expertise in advising both, governmental bodies and private sector clients in all potential issues in relation to complex procurement structures (such as PPP and concessions) and cross border procurement procedures. Johannes has longstanding experience in all procurement related aspects, particularly in structuring green energy projects, complex IT procurements (such as platform or open source solutions) and provides a wide coverage of services to domestic and international clients across various industries. Johannes has further significant experience in regulatory projects and PPP procedures in Hungary and CEE. Prior to re-entering Schoenherr Johannes worked in an international law firm and was based in Vienna and Budapest for several years. Most recently he was partner with a national law firm and responsible for all regulatory matters. Johannes obtained his law degree from the University of Vienna and is admitted to the Austrian bar since 2007. He is author in the European Public Procurement Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU and frequently publishes articles and speaks in seminars subjecting various issues in relation to public procurement law.


German, English


University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Mag. iur. 2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Public procurement

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) accompanies clients from the preparation through to execution of tenders, and is sought after by public bodes and companies from sectors including life sciences, gaming, and the export industry, among others. The firm excels in providing seamless advice in cooperation with other practice groups including M&A, real estate, and IP. The representation of clients before public review and appeal authorities in regards to procurement matters is also part of the team’s service portfolio. Counsel Johannes Stalzer heads the practice and is regularly sought after for his experience in cross-border infrastructure projects.

Austria > Projects and energy

Constituting a key player in the realm of projects and energy, Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) is described by a client as an ‘extremely professional, capable outfit whose standards never drop below excellent.’ The firm’s strengths lie in EIA proceedings as well as the regulatory aspects of project development particularly in relation to the energy sector. Environmental law, infrastructure permitting, and construction law also feature in its workload. Projects and energy expert Bernd Rajal, planning and environment specialist Christian Schmelz and counsel Johannes Stalzer, who focuses on public procurement, are the key names.

Austria > Administrative law and public sector

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) excels in the whole spectrum of public law matters with a particular focus on environmental law. The firm advises companies in Austria and the CEE region on infringement proceedings, product law, infrastructure permitting, as well as construction law, among others. Clients range from a variety of sectors including oil and gas, mining, automotive, food, entertainment, and pharmaceutical. Bernd Rajal, Christian Schmelz, Günther Leissler and Johannes Stalzer jointly lead the practice which counts Uber, Sony, and the EBRD among its clients.