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

KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Construction and Real Estate, Architects Law, Litigation, Arbitration




Chairman of the Austrian Students’ Association (1976-1977); Attorney-at-law since 1985; Member of the Society for Construction Law; Lecturer at the University of Vienna; Lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute Leberstrasse (Camillo Sitte) until 2002; Constant lecturing activity in the fields of construction law, public procurement law, and architects’ law; member of the Federal Communications Board (2001-2013); Author of numerous books and articles on contract law and construction law; Arbitrator at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, at the Austrian Standards Institute and at several ad hoc arbitral courts; Member of the Board of Management of Josefstadt Theatre (Theater in der Josefstadt) since 2005; Founding partner of KWR; President of the Austrian Society for Construction Law and Construction Industry since 2017


German, English, French


University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1980)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Construction

(Hall of Fame)

Georg KarasekKWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Thanks to its full-service construction and real estate law offering, KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a regular fixture on major construction, civil engineering and PPP projects across Austria, handling the entire lifecycle of such projects, including associated disputes. This broad offering is reflected in an equally broad client base including construction, real estate and project management companies as well as investors, architects and engineering consultants. Clemens Berlakovits, whose expertise extends to architectural law, is a key contact for the two last-mentioned client groups, while Paul Schmidinger is routinely involved in large-scale infrastructure projects and has recently also been advising on large-scale projects in the health and education sectors. Jan Philipp Schifko, who made partner in December 2020, is another key member of the team and has a focus on international projects. Name partner Georg Karasek handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious construction law.