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KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH > The Legal 500 Rankings
Austria > Construction Tier 1
With a superb reputation for construction law, KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is routinely involved in major construction, civil engineering, infrastructure and PPP projects across Austria, providing clients with full-service project development advice including related public procurement and real estate issues. This is particularly attractive for construction companies and investors while architects and engineers also instruct the team for contractual and contentious matters. Clemens Berlakovits is a key figure for architects and engineers and co-heads the team with Georg Karasek, who handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious construction work, and Paul Schmidinger, who is a key contact for major real estate projects, most notably in the public sector. Jan Philipp Schifko, who made partner in December 2020, has a strong focus on construction-related litigation and arbitration but also provides non-contentious advice on construction projects and real estate transactions.
Georg Karasek; Clemens Berlakovits; Paul Schmidinger
Other key lawyers:
‘Excellent competence in all matters regarding construction and contractual agreements. Experts in all necessary fields. Number one in Austria and Central Europe!’
‘Clemens Berlakovits is the guy for all legal matters regarding construction but also knows who is who in the legal community.’
ARGE GP Parlament
VALET Grundstücksverwaltungs GmbH
AY-KA Bau GmbH
Austria > Public procurement Tier 3
KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides legal advice before and during tender procedures as well as support in PPPs and representation before procurement review bodies. Clients usually stem from the construction, health, energy, finance and planning sectors. The practice is headed by Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl, who advises both contractors and public sector clients and has additional capabilities in state aid and public law.
COVID-19 Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes GmbH (COFAG)
Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG
Verein „Österreichs E-Wirtschaft“
Versicherungsanstalt öffentlich Bediensteter, Eisenbahnen und Bergbau (BVAEB)
Celebi Ground Services Austria GmbH
FACILITYCOMFORT Energie- und Gebäudemanagement GmbH
Nipro Medical Austria GmbH
Hasenöhrl Bau GmbH
Wiener Netze GmbH
Wien Energie GmbH
Meissl Architects ZT GmbH
Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH
Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH
Austria > Real estate Tier 3
KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH's prominence in the construction law space translates into a steady flow of real estate mandates at this intersection, most notably project development-related work, but the team also provides assistance with transactions, rental and lease agreements as well as landlord and tenant disputes. Real estate transactions specialist Paul Schmidinger heads the practice.
‘We have been advised by Jan Schifko on a complex real estate development in Austria. Jan has proven to be a very knowledgeable and skilled negotiator.’
WT 80 Group
CAIM Holding / Added Value
At KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, the core focus is on GDPR implementation assistance and GDPR compliance. Anna Mertinz, who also heads the firm's employment team and therefore has deep knowledge of the protection of employee data, jointly heads the group with Barbara Kuchar. The latter has a strong IP background and assists clients with data breaches.
Anna Mertinz; Barbara Kuchar
Estee Lauder Cosmetics Ges.mbH
Handler Holding GmbH
Rohde & Schwarz Österreich GesmbH
AUSTRIA BIO GARANTIE GmbH / agroVet GmbH
Willis Towers Watson Austria GmbH
De’ Longhi Kenwood GmbH
Edizon Innovation GmbH
Ivellio-Vellin IT Services
KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH utilises its strong construction law expertise to specialise in sector-specific litigation, including compensation and warranty claims. Practice head Thomas Frad is also routinely called upon to handle aviation sector work.
Soft IP, strategic prosecution work and contentious trade mark matters are the pillars of the IP practice at KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH. Department head Barbara Kuchar has vast litigation experience and is also well versed in designs, patents and the protection of trade secrets. The client roster includes household names from a wide array of industries including consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.
‘The cooperation with the team was a pleasant experience, effective and constructive.’
‘The solution-oriented and very competent Barbara Kuchar has exceptional skills in the field of trademark matters. She has tremendous experience in the courtroom and is able to prepare her clients very well for the various situations in a lawsuit.’
‘Very hands-on, top quality at affordable cost, lots of experience in the wide field of IP law.’
‘Barbara Kuchar is a seasoned expert in all matters of IP law and unfair competition law. She is extremely competent, creative and precise in all she does. Her prompt feedback on complex problems is impressive.’
Intersport Austria GmbH
De’ Longhi Kenwood
Herbert von Karajan Centrum Music Productions GesmbH
Edizon Innovation GmbH
Kingstone Capital Holding AG
Ivellio-Vellin IT services GmbH
Wiener Netze GmbH
Neumeister Hydraulik GmbH
Julie & Grace GmbH
Laudamotion, Ryan Air
Austria > Employment Tier 5
KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a key names for clients based in Germany and has notable industry sector expertise in retail and services, as well as expertise in matters at the intersection of employment and data protection law. Anna Mertinz is able to draw on her previous in-house experience to advise on all aspects of individual and collective labour law.
‘The team is very responsive and always delivers quickly, but also thoroughly.’
‘Anna Mertinz worked a good amount of time in-house. Hence she has perfect knowledge of how a company client works and her advice is always very useful.’
Laudamotion GmbH, subsidiary of Ryanair
Theysohn Extrusionstechnik GmbH
Rohde & Schwarz Österreich GesmbH
Estee Lauder Cosmetics GesmbH
Coca-Cola HBC Austria GmbH
ROI Management Consulting AG
Kraftanlagen München GmbH
Towers Watson Austria GmbH
KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Firm Profile
KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is one of the leading law firms in Austria with a strong focus on all areas of business law. KWR advises well-known national and international clients in all fields of Austrian, European, and international business law. KWR – lawyers boast a strong academic background and have gained extensive work experience in renowned law firms, as well as in the private sector, both in Austria and abroad, before joining KWR. KWR´s international network of hand-picked lawyers and practices allows KWR to provide competent legal advice exactly where its needed, thus benefitting from KWR´s ‘no barriers’ working culture. KWR works and cooperates closely with Austrian and foreign academic institutions and all KWR – lawyers regularly contribute to leading law journals. The thorough understanding of the newest developments in academic doctrine, in addition to our experitise in the legal profession, enables KWR to offer its clients innovative solutions in developing new and highly specialized business areas. KWR is proud to offer innovative solutions and excellent legal representation.
|Dispute Resolution||Thomas Fradfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Construction, Real Estate||Clemens Berlakovitsemail@example.com|
|Real Estate, Construction||Paul Schmidingerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporate M&A, Competition||Jörg Zehetneremail@example.com|
|Corporate M&A||Thomas Habererfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IP, Data Protection||Barbara Kucharemail@example.com|
|Employment, Data Protection||Anna Mertinzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public Procurement||Katharina Trettnak-Hahnlemail@example.com|
|Construction, Real Estate||Jan Philipp Schifkofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tax, Corporate M&A||Gerold Wietrzykemail@example.com|
|Mag iur Clemens M. Berlakovits||Partner||View Profile|
|Merve Cetin||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Mag iur Arno Cichocki||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Dr iur Elisabeth Fischer||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Dr iur Thomas Frad||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Alexander Höller, LL.M.||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Dr iur Thomas Haberer||Partner||View Profile|
|Thomas Haselberger||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Dr Andreas Herrmann||Attoreny at Law||View Profile|
|Dr iur Georg Karasek||Partner||View Profile|
|Mag iur Barbara Kuchar||Partner||View Profile|
|Dr iur Anna Mertinz||Partner||View Profile|
|Mag Sarina Illo Ortner||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Dr iur Thomas Rabl||Partner||View Profile|
|Julian Ring||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Mag Jan Philipp Schifko||Partner||View Profile|
|Dr iur Paul Schmidinger||Partner||View Profile|
|Mats Schröder, LL.M.||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Dr iur Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl||Partner||View Profile|
|Mag Raphael Valenta||Attorney at Law||View Profile|
|Dr Vinzenz Waldhof||Attoreny at Law||View Profile|
|Dr iur Gerold Wietrzyk||Partner||View Profile|
|Jörg Zehetner||Partner||View Profile|
|Nicolas Zenz, LL.M.||Attoreny at Law||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of Lawyers : 41 At this office : 40
LanguagesGerman English French Bulgarian Spanish Turkish
MembershipsCommercial Law Group (CLG) PANGEA NET (International Network of Independent Law Firms)
OtherOther offices : Sofia
KWR is a law firm, where diversity and equal opportunities have really a great significance.
The advancement of women is a matter close to our hearts and we are particularly proud that of our eleven partners, three are women and all have children.
It is important for us that we specifically support women in their professional development and that is why we place a special focus on our female associates and attorney at laws in our Job Enlargement Program.
In addition, we have individualized models at our disposal in order to meet the different needs of our female colleagues.
Through the office in Sofia (KWR-BG) and the CEE/SEE-Desks in the Vienna office, KWR is able to offer comprehensive legal advice in more than 9 countries of the CEE/SEE-region. Thus KWR operates as a hub for national and international clients – both regarding entering the market or with (pre-) existing activities on site.
The relevant expertise and knowledge of the regional conditions are indispensable for legal advice in CEE/SEE. Therefore, KWR offers CEE/SEE Desks, managed by lawyers with regional backgrounds of the areas concerned. To guarantee the ideal legal service, KWR works closely with partner firms in CEE/SEE, operating as a central hub for KWR-Clients. Hence, KWR is able to offer innovative solutions and excellent legal representation in CEE/SEE as well, benefiting from short communication channels and smooth processes.
Through our worldwide network of top business law firms, we also offer optimum cross-border advice in all areas of national and international business law. We are a member of Pangea, the renowned international law firm network, which means that we are in constant exchange with law firms from all over the world.