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KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Construction Law including Contract Drafting and Support of Construction Projects, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Transactions, Litigation




Jan Philipp Schifko is a partner at KWR and specializes in construction and real estate law. 

He began his legal career as an associate in Georg Karasek’s team. In 2015, he passed the bar exam with distinction and has been practising as an attorney since 2017. He has been a managing partner at KWR since 2020. Already during his university education, Jan Philipp Schifko worked as a student assistant in a Graz business law firm and was involved in Club Alpbach Styria, the Austrian Student Union and the AktionsGemeinschaft, among others, during his studies. He was also a member of the disciplinary council of the Vienna Bar Association from 2013 to 2014. In the renowned lawyer directory “The Legal 500” (2021), Jan Philipp Schifko is named as a “Next Generation Partner” in the area of “Construction”. In the ranking of the German JUVE publishing house (2021/22), he is “often recommended” in real estate and construction law.


German, English, French


  • Member of the Austrian Society for Construction Law & Construction Industry (ÖGEBAU)


Universität Graz (Mag. iur. 2012), Winner of the Austrian Civil Law Moot Court (2012), Bar exam with honours (2015)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Real estate

Best known for its strong construction practice, KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is well equipped to assist with real estate matters at this intersection such as project development-related work including associated disputes. Much of this has recently come from the residential sector but the team also covers other asset classes. Key contacts include Paul Schmidinger (large-scale infrastructure projects and real estate transactions), Jan Philipp Schifko (international real estate projects and transactions), who both made partner in December 2020, and Clemens Berlakovits, who handles a wide range of real estate and construction law work. Clients include institutional investors and developers.

Austria > Construction

(Next Generation Partners)

Jan Philipp SchifkoKWR 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.