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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

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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 > Administrative law and public sector

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) fields a team of environmental experts and also exhibits proficiency across product compliance, gaming, pharma and public transport-related mandates. Noted by clients for offering a ‘full service on all aspects of public law’, the firm is especially recommended for its experience with environmental impact assessments, permission procedures, public procurement, and regulatory issues in the tech sector. Christian Schmelz heads the planning & environment team and is described as ‘the leading expert in his field’, while Bernd Rajal leads the firm’s public law group and Günther Leissler heads up the data protection & privacy group. Johannes Stalzer leads on public procurement matters, while Benjamin Schlatter‘s focus areas are environment, energy and tech.

Austria > Projects and energy

With ‘huge experience’ in handling complex projects, Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) is frequently instructed on energy generation projects requiring special permits and environmental impact assessments, having assisted with such matters in connection with several major renewable energy projects. The team also advises clients on applying for project tenders and represents clients in appeals following unsuccessful bids, while acting for successful bidders in procurement matters. Leading the team is the trio of Bernd Rajal, who assists with administrative, energy and environmental law issues, planning and environmental specialist Christian Schmelz, and Johannes Stalzer, who focuses on public procurement matters. Christoph Cudlik is noted for his administrative and constitutional law work, with a particular niche in climate change and planning law.

Austria > Public procurement

Nestled within Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)‘s wider regulatory team, the public procurement group focuses on assisting contracting authorities with the structuring of tenders on the one hand and supports bidders with their applications for public contracts on the other, with additional expertise in acting for clients before award reviews and appeals. ‘Reliable and competent partner’ Johannes Stalzer leads the procurement practice group, handling tendering procedures in the fields of renewable energy, marketing and IT.