Firm Profile > DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > Real estate Tier 1

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a well-respected player in the Austrian real estate market and handles a wide range of transactional and lease work as well as associated disputes. Its client portfolio contains several real estate and investment funds, who also benefit from team head Wilfried Seist's regulatory expertise in this space. Other clients include hotel groups and corporates. The team covers various asset classes with a focus on residential and retail.

Practice head(s):

Wilfried Seist


‘The team always works at a high-end level and provides its know-how in a very efficient clear way. You always get responses within a short time. All issues corresponding to real estate as for example business law are covered by DSC.’

‘It is my impression that DSC is primarily focusing on finding a proper solution for the client, which is one of the most important qualities for us as this seems not to be the standard for all firms. They have broad knowledge and experience in everything that concerns our business, starting with regulations for our funds including applicable tax laws to detailed optimisation of real estate transfer taxes.’

‘Wilfried Seist is very experienced in tenancy law and has negotiated a lot of real estate deals. His information is always clear and outcome-oriented and at reasonable prices.’

Key clients

Bank Austria Real Invest Immobilien-Kapitalanlage GmbH

LLB Immo Kapitalanlagengesellschaft m.b.H. (formerly Semper Constantia Immo Invest GmbH)

Accor Hotelbetriebs Gesm.b.H.

Wealthcore S.C.S., SICAV-RAIF

ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co KG

Raiffeisen Holding Niederösterreich-Wien Reg. Gen.m.b.H.

S Immo AG

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

Akron Real Estate Management GmbH

Universale Internationale Realitäten GmbH

Wiener Städtische Versicherungs AG

Doric Partners LLP

Alteris Capital Partners LLP

Auris Immo Solutions GmbH

Austria > Public procurement Tier 2

The group at DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH acts on both sides of tender procedures and PPP projects, and has substantial experience of the construction, transport, public services and health care sectors. The team also handles architectural competitions and accompanying projects and has experience of flexible framework agreements. Oliver Sturm is particularly knowledgeable of the technical aspects of infrastructure and PPP projects. He receives key support from the 'fiercely intelligent' Dominik Zimm, who regularly acts for contracting authorities in the public health and public services space.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Sturm

Other key lawyers:


‘In particular, I would like to mention Dr. Dominik Zimm. He carries out every aspect of his work to the highest possible standard.’

‘The strength of the team was bundled via a single interface to the customer.’

‘Dominik Zimm showed an exceptional accumulated expertise introduced to the project via precisely selected text modules. He also showed fierce intelligence in grasping the technical requirements and in translating them into the correct formal documents. The performance of Dominik Zimm can hardly be topped.’

‘The uniqueness is that there is support at the highest level. The strength of the employees is given in their technical professionalism. Compared to other companies, the topics are dealt with quickly.’

‘Flexibility, quick implementation and the best advice.’

‘The firm covers a wide array of services and can answer almost all legal questions with competent and experienced partners, who give advice quickly.’

‘Competence, experience, aware of issues, great collaboration and economic aspects are taken in to account.’

‘Outstanding support and consultancy in public procurement.’

Key clients

Vienna Public Transport (Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG)

Austrian National Bank (Österreichische Nationalbank)

Federal State of Salzburg (Land Salzburg)

Federal State of Lower Austria (Land Niederösterreich)

University of Vienna (Universität Wien)

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien)

Voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH (voestalpine Krems Finaltechnik GmbH)

Rosenbauer Österreich Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Vienna Association of Hospitals (Wiener Gesundheitsverbund)

Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium für Finanzen)

Vienna Business Agency (Wirtschaftsagentur Wien)

Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt)

City of Vienna – Housing Company (Stadt Wien – Wiener Wohnen)

Vienna Dialysis-Center (Wiener Dialysezentrum)

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 4

Providing national and international banks with regulatory advice, including Covid-19-related issues, constitutes a key portion of DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH's workload, which is typically handled by team head Markus Kellner. Other areas of expertise include advice on savings accounts, payment services and transactions alongside new product launches and cooperation agreements. The team is also well versed in handling banking litigation such as investor class actions and class actions brought by consumer protection agencies.

Practice head(s):

Markus Kellner


‘The collaboration with DSC’s banking and finance practice has mainly been with Markus Kellner who is a banking and finance partner. The team behind him is well organised; all deadlines were met on time; exceptional quality.’

‘The contacts in the law firms skilfully respond to the individual requirements and needs of the client and thus facilitate tailor-made legal solutions for their clients.’

‘The law firm combines excellent legal knowledge (also at a scientific level) with problem-solving skills with regard to the peculiarities of practical law enforcement and thus achieves an optimal representation of the client.’

‘Markus Kellner has an enormous knowledge and provides practicable solutions.’

‘Markus Kellner is an expert in the field and my number one for retail banking questions. He is an extremely good theoretical lawyer who does text-book analysis. This is paired with deep knowledge of the banking field with a very good understanding of the everyday needs of in-house counsels.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Raiffeisen Centro Bank AG

ERSTE Bank der österreichischen Sparkasse AG

Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg AG

Wiener Privatbank SE

Österreichische Ärzte- und Apothekerbank AG

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 4

Most of DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH's clients stem from the banking and finance sector, which is not least due to Markus Kellner's expertise in this area. Banks typically retain the team to assist with investor claims alongside disputes over loan agreements and financial products, while construction and manufacturing companies, among others, also instruct the practice in disputes over supply chain and contractor issues and payment-related matters. Peter Csoklich is another key contact and is experienced in both litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Peter Csoklich; Markus Kellner


‘DSC has a broad academic team, which is very active in publishing in legal magazines. They are traditionally strong in banking litigation.’

‘This law firm specialises in banking law and continuously comments on OGH decisions in legal journals. For this reason, the law firm is always up-to-date with the latest case law. Changes to the law and case law are explained in detail at free events.’

‘All briefs are structured in an exemplary manner and include current quotations from judicature and teaching. An intensive exchange of information takes place prior to court hearings. Witnesses are very well prepared for the negotiation situation. The law firm has an excellent technical infrastructure for participating in court hearings via Zoom.’

‘Flexible, knowledgeable, good mix between academic background and practice/ industry knowledge.’

‘Markus Kellner stands out for his in-depth-knowledge.’

‘Markus Kellner: “despite” academic backgrounds very hands-on and solution-driven; outstanding expertise in civil law and banking-related matters; extremely responsive and proactive.’

Key clients

DB Schenker, DHL and other leading international logistics companies, such as Grass GmbH (member of Würth-Group)

Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna

UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna

Vienna Insurance Group

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Corporate day-to-day questions, takeovers and transactions are the pillars of the corporate practice at DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH. Christoph Diregger represents several banking clients, Christoph Leitgeb adds litigation, corporate finance and restructuring experience to the team and Peter Csoklich is noted for his shareholder disputes capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Diregger; Christoph Leitgeb; Peter Csoklich

Key clients


Wiener Privatbank SE

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

Best Gaming Technology GmbH


UniCredit Bank Austria AG

BRM Burgenländische Risikokapital Management AG

Ottakringer Getränke AG information technology gmbH

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Peter Csoklich
Banking and finance Markus Kellner
Betting and gaming Christoph Leitgeb
Capital markets Christoph Leitgeb
Construction Oliver Sturm
Corporate and M&A Christoph Diregger
White-collar crime Nina Mitterdorfer
Labour Natalie Hahn
Litigation Peter Csoklich
Public procurement Oliver Sturm
Real estate Wilfried Seist
Regulatory Alexander Grau
Photo Name Position Profile
Hon-ProfDr Peter Csoklich photo Hon-ProfDr Peter Csoklich Partner
MMag Dr Christoph Diregger photo MMag Dr Christoph Diregger Partner
Dr Natalie Hahn  photo Dr Natalie Hahn Partner
Dr Markus Kellner photo Dr Markus Kellner Partner
MMag Dr Christoph Leitgeb photo MMag Dr Christoph Leitgeb Partner
Dr Wilfried Seist photo Dr Wilfried Seist Partner
Dr Oliver Sturm photo Dr Oliver Sturm Partner
Dr Dominik Zimm photo Dr Dominik Zimm Attorney
Number of lawyers : 24
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