Dr Kurt Retter > Wolf Theiss > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

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Partner, since 2001. Kurt has practiced in various fields of regulatory law including: regulated industries (energy, telecommunications and rail), life sciences, insurance, banking and finance, gambling law, environmental law, compliance, data protection, infrastructure projects, aviation, as well as private clients.


Holding degrees from Vienna University Law School and Yale Law School, Kurt started his professional career teaching constitutional and administrative law at the University of Vienna for five years.

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Austria > Administrative law and public sector

(Leading individuals)

Kurt RetterWolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’s administrative and public sector work covers areas including trade law matters, environmental law and planning law. Foreign direct investment has additionally been a growing field of activity, an area where practice head Kurt Retter has extensive know-how. The firm has also recently been involved in a growing number of Covid-19-related matters, particularly within life sciences.

Austria > Projects and energy

Wolf Theiss‘s energy and projects practice is active in regulatory and environmental law, development and structuring, contracts and agreements as well as project finance and acquisitions. Recent work has seen the firm called on to advise clients in the construction industry on Covid-19 related matters, including force majeure clauses and safeguard measures. Sustainability and renewable energy are other areas of expertise for the team, which is led by Andreas Schmid, Manfred Essletzbichler, Silvia Fessl, Sebastian Oberzaucher and Kurt Retter.

Austria > TMT

Wolf Theiss provides clients with legal advice that runs the whole gamut of TMT aspects, with particular specialisations in IT sourcing, e-commerce, online entertainment and media, as well as data protection. Austrian and international companies from a broad range of sectors are supported in regulatory, corporate, and contentious matters. Digital space expert Georg Kresbach heads the firm’s IT/IP practice, while Roland Marko has a broad range of experience in IT-law and IT-compliance. Leading the regulatory practice group, Kurt Retter’s expertise lies within the regulated industries, data protection, and online gambling.