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BLS Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Austria > Employment Tier 5

BLS Rechtsanwälte GmbH is instructed on employment and labour matters by domestic and international companies, most notably clients in the retail and production sectors. Its recent workload includes employment litigation, home office models and benefits. Key partner Thomas Boller is specialised in the establishment of works councils and related agreements, outsourcing, and the posting of employees from abroad.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Boller

Work highlights

  • Represented a company in the automotive sector before the conciliation body for substitution of the consent of a works council to conclude a works agreement due to a failed agreement on the installation of a new VoIP software.
  • Advising a construction engineering company operating globally in setting up of a branch in Austria and posting of its employees, both EU nationals and UK nationals, after Brexit to Austria.
  • Advised a Swiss group in respect of regulatory aspects and contractual risks of hiring leased employees in Austria and posting such to construction sites in Switzerland and Germany.

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 6

BLS Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a focus on financing transactions, which routinely involve cross-border elements, most notably with Germany. Team head Thomas Boller specialises in facility agreements, security packages and refinancing transactions and counts banks as well as large company groups among his clients.

Practice head(s):

Work highlights

  • Advised a banking consortium on the provision of €75m funding for the acquisition of a group of companies in the logistics and transportation industry.
  • Advised a group of companies in the industrial steel manufacturing industry on the €171m funding for the refinancing of its existing debt, the financing of its working capital and the acquisition of a trading company.
  • Advised a group of companies in the medicinal product manufacturing industry on its €30m funding for the acquisition of several companies in the same industry.

The firm: With 50 years of experience and about 60 employees, BLS Rechtsanwälte (BLS Attorneys at Law) is among the leading medium-sized law firms in Austria. The firm possesses expertise in all legal fields and provides legal advice to companies of all sizes, well-known, internationally operating corporations as well as private individuals. Within the market, BLS is recognized as a business law firm with a strong profile in the technical field. In addition to their legal knowledge, the firm’s lawyers have continuously strengthened their technical and commercial expertise.

Areas of practice: BLS’ key areas include insurance law, banking and finance law, business and commercial law, corporate law, employment and labour law, real estate law, IT and data protection law, tort law, technology law, procurement law, administrative law, and contract law. A separate team is dedicated to commercial non-performing loans. The firm has earned special recognition in the field of litigation. Both specialist publications and renowned companies have placed their confidence in the law firm. Furthermore, BLS has received great recognition from judges in court due to its sound preparation and litigation.

As the sole member of the Avrio Advocati European Law Firms Association, BLS has access to an international network of lawyers, tax advisors and notaries and represents many clients internationally.

The independent certification body TÜV Austria Cert GmbH certified the business law firm’s quality management system, attesting to its practice and client orientation. BLS was the first Austrian law firm to undergo this examination.

The firm’s practical application of its philosophy, to provide sustained and personal client support, has been recognized several times in recent years. BLS has received several awards and is recommended by renowned specialist publications and law directories, such as Corporate INTL, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Partner Wolfgang Schubert, who also leads the litigation practice group, has gained experience in more than 3,000 court and arbitral proceedings. He is highly respected among lawyers and was a legal representative in both the Kaprun and Bawag cases, which are among the largest cases ever to go to trial in Austria.

Partner Philipp Scheuba is one of the most renowned insurance law experts in Austria in all matters. He regularly deals with major loss issues regarding industrial, construction, energy, IT and food companies for about 20 years. Philipp Scheuba is acting as a legal representative on behalf of a major D&O liability insurance company in connection with the Immofinanz scandal in Austria.

Partner Thomas Boller has established himself as a reliable and highly valued partner of many clients in labour law matters. Apart from his focus on labour law he is very invested in the field of corporate and finance law. One of his focal points is the legal advice and representation of both financial institutions and large and prestigious companies with respect to their financing and granting of securities.

Partner Franz Szyszkowitz covers a wide range of procurement matters, especially acting for bidders involved in purchasing disputes in construction and technology matters. Aside from this, he focuses on data protection, tort law and insurance law.

Partner Helmut Überbacher specializes in various areas of business and commercial law, in particular insurance law, professional liability law, tort law, real estate law and litigation.

Litigation | Technology | Administrative law Wolfgang 1 512 14 27
Insurance | Real Estate | Construction Philipp 1 512 14 27
Banking & Finance | Corporate | Employment Thomas 1 512 14 27
Procurement Law | Data Protection | Tort Law Franz 1 512 14 27
Insurance Law | Tort Law | Litigation Helmut Ü 1 512 14 27
Thomas Boller, LL.M. photoDr Thomas Boller, LL.M.Partner, expert in corporate and finance law as well as employment and…
Philipp Scheuba photoMag Philipp ScheubaPartner, special focus on insurance law, real estate and construction law, litigation…
Wolfgang Schubert photoDr Wolfgang SchubertPartner, expert in complex arbitration and litigation, technology law, tort law and…
Franz Szyszkowitz photoMag Franz SzyszkowitzPartner, specialist in tort law, data protection law, public procurement law and…
Helmut Überbacher photoMag Helmut ÜberbacherPartner, focus on insurance law, professional liability law, tort law, and litigation.…
Number of lawyers : 28
AVRIO Advocati European Law Firms Association
The Bridge Group
Austrian Arbitration Association

We at BLS attorney at law believe that working with people of any race, culture or gender contributes notably to our success. Our firm’s medium size allows us to work in a highly professional, but also familial environment, where differences and difficulties are easily overcome by communicating and supporting one another. It is important for BLS attorneys at law to respect and support our lawyers and employees regardless their racial, ethnic or cultural background.

Vienna, with its history of being a multicultural melting pot, is the ideal culture medium for ambitious minds who are willing to work in an international environment. The mix of cultures represented in BLS attorneys at law allows us to learn and grow constantly and helps us to adapt to the thrilling challenges of globalisation. Understanding clearly our clients’ needs, offering tailored solutions and working towards a bright future can only be possible when the whole multicultural apparatus works smoothly together. In order to form a unified workforce, we strongly support the skills and talents of each lawyer and employee, regardless their ethical, racial or religious background. 

As a successful company, it is crucial to be aware of the less fortunate. Therefore, we gladly donate to various organisations and chose to actively cooperate with companies and associations which support those in need. In the previous years, our corporate social responsibility programme included donations to sports organisations for the disabled, a children hospice and doctors in developing countries. For us, this is a salient part of our work – not only professionally, but also personally.