Dr iur Anna Mertinz > KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Employment Law, Data Protection Law, Contract Law, Corporate and Company Law, Compliance, European Law




Anna Mertinz has been an attorney since 2013 and became a managing partner at KWR in 2017. She gained valuable professional experience during her studies (e.g., at Bank Austria Creditanstalt Vienna, 2001) and worked as a legal assistant at two renowned Viennese law firms during her studies (2001 to 2005). After completing her year at court as a candidate for employment, Anna Mertinz joined KWR in January 2007 as an associate. She completed her doctorate while working and training at KWR. After successfully passing the bar exam, Anna Mertinz joined the firm as an in-​house lawyer and worked as Legal Counsel Austria & Slovenia at Coca-​Cola HBC Austria GmbH from 2010-2013.


German, English, French, Spanish


Universität Wien (Mag. iur. 2005, Dr. iur. 2008), Université de Franche-​Comté Besancon (Erasmusstipendium 2005), Bar exam (2009), Postgraduate Diploma EU Competition Law (King’s College London)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Employment

One client praises the employment practice at KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH for the ‘high responsiveness of the team and prompt follow-up to our inquiries’. The team advises clients on matters including human resource-related projects, data protection issues, mass redundancies and transfer of businesses, as well as negotiating works council agreements and contracts. Anna Mertinz leads the practice and has extensive expertise in both individual and collective employment law.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection

The team at KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH assists clients with GDPR and data protection compliance, as well as providing support in cases of data breach. With co-practice head Anna Mertinz  also heading up the employment team, as well as Barbara Kuchar being an IP expert, there is significant overlap with other practice areas. Alexander Höller joined the team in November 2020 from Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte OG.