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

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Real estate Tier 1

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH is involved in high-value deals, including handling the acquisition of retail and office buildings in Vienna in the form of two share deals and two asset deals. The firm also advised on the acquisition of a major regional retail park in Styria, which included due diligence, drafting and negotiating the asset purchase agreement and all ancillary documents. Its client base consists of many well-known companies in the real estate field in Austria. Wilfried Seist iss one of the best known names in the field of real estate law in Austria. Nina Mitterdorfer is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Wilfried Seist


You cannot avoid DSC when it comes to real estate transactions in Austria. Outstanding legal expertise in the transactional arena combined with exceptional know-how in administrative law at federal level guarantees an all encompassing legal assessment. In addition there is a quick turnover.

Dr Seist as head and experienced transactional lawyer is indispensable for us. If you contact DSC and want Dr Seist, you will get Dr Seist! Simply the best in this area!

Dr Mittendorfer and Dr Grahammer have now reached an almost identically high level. Even if you are in very capable hands with these two lawyers, Dr Seist always supplements this expertise.

Dr Grau is THE specialist when it comes to all questions governed by public law, also at federal state level.

Key clients

Bank Austria Real Invest Immobilien-Kapitalanlage GmbH

LLB Immo Kapitalanlagengesellschaft m.b.H. (former Semper Constantio Immo Invest GmbH)

Accor Hotelbetriebs Gesm.b.H.

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

Public procurement Tier 2

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH is primarily instructed by contracting authorities to organise and handle public procurement procedures. The structuring and implementation of award procedures as well as the drafting of tender documents and contracts are the practice's strong suits. Oliver Sturm and his team guide navigate bidding parties through award processes and contract negotiations. The group is also well equipped to represent clients in public procurement review procedures. Key support is provided by associate Dominik Zimm, who advises both contracting authorities and tenderers.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Sturm


‘Oliver Sturm has good understanding of the technical content in tenders.’

Key clients

Municipal Office (Marktgemeinde Frauental an der Laßnitz)

Vienna Public Transport (WIENER LINIEN GmbH & Co KG)

Austrian National Bank (Österreichische Nationalbank)

Austrian Financial Market Authority (Finanzmarktaufsicht (FMA))

Traffic Organisation Company of the Federal State of Lower Austria (Niederösterreichische Verkehrsorganisationsgesellschaft mbH)

Municipal Office (Gemeinde Meiseldorf)

Rosenbauer Österreich Gesellschaft m.b.H.

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

Federal State of Lower Austria (Land Niederösterreich)

voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH (voestalpine Krems Finaltechnik GmbH)

Federal State of Salzburg (Land Salzburg)

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

University of Vienna (Universität Wien)

CASH MANAGEMENT AUSTRIA logistics for cash management and transport coordination LLC (GELDSERVICE AUSTRIA Logistik für Wertgestionierung und Transportkoordination G.m.b.H.)

Wilhelm Geiger Gesellschaft m.b.H., Umweltschutz Ost GmbH and Huber Umweltmanagement GmbH

Hochtief Group (construction company)

The Public Health Insurance Fund of Lower Austria (Niederösterreichische Gebietskrankenkasse)

Vienna Association of Hospitals (Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund)

B. Braun Austria Ges.m.b.H.

Ministry of Finance

Vienna Business Agency (Wirtschaftsagentur Wien. Ein Fonds der Stadt Wien.)

Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt GmbH)

Banking and finance Tier 4

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides comprehensive banking law advice to Austrian banks, international banks and public entities. The practice is also highly active in banking litigation and acts in investor loss class actions and class brought actions brought by consumer protection agencies. Markus Kellner leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Markus Kellner


Leaders in the area of consumer protection law (corporate side). Extremely high knowledge, very quick turnaround times, very strong focus on providing practical solutions.

DSC combines strong and deep banking and finance know-how with a pleasant hands-on approach. They have short response times, good expectation management and reasonable as well as transparent billing.

Top professional. Grasps complex structures very quickly. Whilst being a top legal advisor they also have a very good understanding of how a company works. Always at hand, even on short term – if you have an urgent case at hand, where you need a first legal evaluation, they will be there for you with sound advice.

Short response periods on calls and mails, one can reach them “always”. Pragmatic, client orientated, constructive approach and solutions, available for brain stormings by adding specialists. Creative solutions.

Markus Kellner takes practical and operational issues into account when legal questions are raised.

Markus Kellner – extremely high knowledge, very quick turnaround times, very strong focus on providing practical solutions.

Markus Kellner has impressive knowledge of all Banking Law related areas and Christoph Diregger is a top-class transactional lawyer. Both exceed many of their peers when it comes down to understanding the specific client needs in a particular case and provide advice that is a perfect fit for the situation.

‘Ulrich Edelmann – knows the law “by heart” and has an excellent knowledge of the underlying principles and current case law.

Key clients

Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg Aktiengesellschaft

Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG

Österreichische Ärzte- und Apothekerbank AG, Vienna

Raiffeisen Centro Bank AG

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Wiener Privatbank SE

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 4

Led by name partner Peter Csoklich, DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH represents clients from a wide variety of industry sectors, including banks, industrial companies, assurance companies and private foundations. Markus Kellner is a key name for investor disputes.

Practice head(s):

Peter Csoklich

Other key lawyers:


The team is highly regarded for their banking litigation work and their skills to act before court.

The team is well educated and have a view how to manage. All legal advices are very practical and balanced between overview and details.

The law firm has a very high level of specialist expertise in consumer protection law and civil law.

Markus Kellner is always very well prepared for court hearings and knows his cases in great detail.

The partner of the law firm, who works with us, is a legal expert, very committed, and he informs us proactively about legal changes. He also successfully represented us in legal proceedings.

Markus Kellner is really an expert, also of the relevant jurisdiction. It’s always a pleasure to have him on your side.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte GmbH's client roster includes small and medium companies as well as publicly listed corporates. The team handles transactional work including the structuring of transactions and drafting of contracts for national and cross-border matters. Christoph Diregger, who is 'one of the top corporate lawyers of this generation' and Christoph Leitgeb jointly lead the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Diregger; Christoph Leitgeb


Very strong technical legal skills.’

Christoph Diregger stands out as one of the top corporate lawyers of this generation. Also very pleasant to work with as a colleague.

Key clients

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG


UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Kerbler Holding GmbH

ViennaEstate Immobilien AG


Wiener Privatbank SE

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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
Number of lawyers : 24
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