Dr iur Birgit Leb > SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH > Linz, Austria > Lawyer Profile

SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH
4020 LINZ

Work Department

Main areas: Corporate, Litigation / Dispute Resolution, Contracts and Standard Terms, Corporate Sucession, Private Clients.




Birgit Leb has worked for SAXINGER since 2006 and has been a managing shareholder since 2010. From the end of 2002 to 2006, she worked in local commercial law firms as an associate.

Birgit Leb deals primarily with the “Marriage and Company” interface and advises domestic companies in the formulation of articles of association, preliminary agreements under marriage law and other contracts between spouses.

She also advises clients in this connection during separations or divorces or other family law issues. In addition, Birgit Leb has substantial experience in the area of company and corporate law cases, M&A transactions and reorganisations and restructurings.

In addition to her work as a lawyer, Birgit Leb is a speaker at the lawyers’ academy and the author of numerous articles in relevant specialist journals. Furthermore, Birgit Leb is also a lecturer for commercial law at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences.


German, English, French


Birgit Leb completed her degree in law at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. She did her court internship at Linz-Land District Court and at Linz Regional Court. She did her doctorate (“Dr.jur.”), in 2004, receiving excellent marks. In 2006, Birgit Leb passed the lawyer’s examination at Linz Upper Regional Court, scoring very good marks.

In 2013 she completed the MBA program for lawyers at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. Her Masterthesis covered the topic „Businessplan using the example of an E-Paymentsystem on the Internet“.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Private client

A robust offering in family and probate law underpins SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH‘s private client team, which advises UHNWI and HNWI on post-marital claims involving shareholdings and assets, child custody issues, inheritance claims, as well as on corporate law questions of asset structuring, succession, and wealth management. The team is jointly led by Gerald Schmidsberger, who works on corporate succession, investments and trusts, and Birgit Leb, who is primarily engaged in contentious family and inheritance proceedings. Corporate and M&A-focused Bernhard Gonaus specialises in shareholder disputes and was promoted to partner in October 2023.