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Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH
4020 LINZ

Austria > Administrative law and public sector Tier 1

Covering a wide array of public law matters at the intersection of business and corporate law, Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH specialises in environmental, sustainability, and renewable energy issues and is regularly sought after to advise on large-scale infrastructure projects. The team is headed by ‘highly recognized legal expert’ Wilhelm Bergthaler, a key advisor for clients in the mining, trade, banking and financial services sectors, alongside Wolfgang Berger and Martin Stempkowski. Bergthaler and Berger are especially recommended for advising on environmental impact assessment projects, as is Mario Laimgruber, who primarily focuses on the energy sector. Heading the firm’s public law office in Linz, Thomas Riesz is noted for his broad practice, which encompasses health, data protection and telecommunications law.

Other key lawyers:


‘Mario Laimgruber: very committed diverse legal knowledge, good communication.’

‘This practice is all about serving their clients in the best possible way. They are thorough, have vast knowledge of all legal matters that arise as well as experience. They keep up with deadlines.’

‘Mario Laimgruber and Wilhelm Bergthaler are both highly recognized legal experts in Austria.’


Key clients

Austrian Power Grid AG

Netz Oberösterreich GmbH

Energie AG OÖ

Linz Netz GmbH

Voest alpine


evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H.

Fontin & Company GmbH

Thurn-Saalach-Kraftwerks-Gesellschaft m.b.H.

ARCHITEC Objektbau GmbH

Bad Ischl HE GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Austrian Power Grid AG, Netz Oberösterreich GmbH, Energie AG OÖ and Linz Netz GmbH on the realisation of the interstate high voltage electricity project Sichere Stromversorgung für den Zentralraum Oberösterreich and the corresponding line connection with Voest alpine.
  • Advised EVN AG / evn naturkraft Erzeugungsgesellschaft m.b.H. on a number of procedures in connection with various water power plants.

Austria > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud) Tier 3

Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH is adept at handling the gamut of white-collar crime, including financial criminal law, tax offences, compliance and internal investigations. Some clients consider practice head René Haumerone of the leading criminal defence attorneys in Upper Austria’; his multi-faceted practice extends to corruption matters and corporate criminal law. ‘Very experienced lawyer’ Bernd Wiesinger covers matters ranging from police investigations to the representation of clients in court.

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‘Strengths:  Quick availability when necessary, strategic and legal skills, detailed knowledge of files, good coordination of team members.’

‘René Haumer and team – very good knowledge of files as well as tactical and strategic case orientation.’

‘René Haumer is one of the leading criminal defence attorneys in Upper Austria.’

‘What distinguishes the team is the complex approach and thorough analysis, the individual approach and the understanding of the specific requirements of the case.’

‘Bernd Wiesinger provided precise reasoning of the subsequent legal actions with professionalism and correctness and has a high level of experience.’

‘Haslinger Nagele has a well-experienced white-collar crime team.’

‘Bernd Wiesinger is a very experienced lawyer who is always a pleasure to work with. He is also a good team player.’

‘High professional level and perfect preparation of documents to achieve the goals for the clients.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a lobbyist accused of being involved in the ‘Casino Austria Affair’.  

With our focus on all legal areas relevant to business, all our partners and staff are committed to achieving the highest level of professionality and excellence in terms of legal, business and social skills.

We are a law firm specialised in business and corporate law. With our focus on all legal areas relevant to business, all our partners and staff are committed to achieving the highest level of professionality and excellence in terms of legal, business and social skills.

Our approach is an open mind and the courage to take new directions. Our driving force is the motivation to best represent, advance and safeguard the interests of all our clients who hail from industry, trade, banking, the services industry as well as the public sector.

Our goal is to find quick, hands-on practical solutions to the problems our clients encounter when doing business in Austria and at an international level.

Expertise, independence, integrity, commitment and team spirit are the ingredients to the top-noch legal work we provide.