Firm Profile > PHH Rechtsanwälte > Vienna, Austria

PHH Rechtsanwälte

Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud) Tier 2

Praised for its 'excellent knowledge of law and judicature', PHH Rechtsanwälte is well-versed in defending companies, financial institutions and individuals. Mathias Preuschl leads the team, which also assists clients with internal investigations and provides comprehensive court-case public relations advice. Stefan Prochaska also contributes to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Martin Preuschl


The members of the team are responsive. They easily understand the needs and propose alternative ways to solve a problem.

Key strength is the personal care of the issues of the customer connected with high competence.

Efficient and predictive job, assertive and friendly at the same time.

Creative work with excellent knowledge of law and judicature as well as efficient client work.

Martin Preuschl has a fast and brilliant understanding of a very complex and far reaching international case.

Mathias Preuschl – very thorough and knowledgeable, handles complex cases with excellence as well as great appearance in Court.

Key clients

Mag. Herbert Untersteiner

Frank Petmecky

Arthur Yemelyanov and Svitlana Yemelyanov

Dr. Herbert Kacher

Dr. Michael Gnant

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

PHH Rechtsanwälte enjoys a good reputation for corporate disputes and international enforcement cases, with work including the enforcement of corporate loans, and is increasingly engaged in larger-scale litigation, for example for banks and real estate clients. The department, which is led by Sebastian Mahr, also excels in cases in the insurance sector. Mathias Preuschl is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Sebastian Mahr


The team is highly professional, responsive and easy to deal with. Straight to the point communication.’

Generally, they advised with speed, completeness, expertise and authority on all of the necessary issues.

Sebastian Mahr (IT/IP, competition law), a quite young but excellent lawyer.

Sebastian Mahr is an excellent and ambitious lawyer. Another outstanding lawyer at PHH is Matthias Preuschl.

Matthias Preuschl is always available. He is considering commercial relationships with customers in his proposals beside the mere legal thoughts.

Key clients

HYPO NOE Gruppe Bank AG/HYPO Landesbank AG

Iveco Austria GmbH

UNIQA group

café+co group

UniCredit Leasing (Austria) GmbH

R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG

Moser Holding AG

Sberbank Europe AG

EUROHERC Versicherung AG Zweigniederlassung Österreich

Banking and finance Tier 4

PHH Rechtsanwälte assists clients with all types of banking and financing work, from trade and project, real state acquisition and structured financings to restructuring, general lending and banking regulatory work. Wolfram Huber and Annika Wolf co-lead the practice group; Wolf focuses on public debt transactions, fintech work and acquisition finance transactions, while Huber concentrates on trade and export finance mandates and regulatory issues, particularly those with cross-border banking elements.

Practice head(s):

Wolfram Huber; Annika Wolf


A very pro-active and professional organisation. PHH has a wide range of experts in different fields of profession. Very quick in analysing new situations and clear mind how to advise.

PHH is a very innovative, modern thinking and acting firm. Compared to other law firms I’ve been working with, PHH is very open minded and up for new ways of cooperation, marketing and communication.

The Banking & Finance team at PHH is especially known for their outstanding consultation on project financing issues, where the team possesses wide and in-depth know-how. A big asset of the PHH Banking & Finance team is, besides their know-how, the teams’ commitment to provide the client with the best legal product. Annika Wolf and the Banking & Finance team at PHH are willing to go the extra mile for the client in order to provide the best advice or successfully close a transaction. In this respect it is worth noting that the team is able to find the best possible solution for the client, even under pressure. Further, we appreciate that, if required, the Banking & Finance at PHH can be reached at all times.’

In the finance industry PHH’s Banking & Finance team is well-known, especially for their work in connection with PPP projects and regulatory matters. In addition to that, the team is also known for their continuous work with FinTechs. To collaborate with the Banking & Finance team of PHH is always a pleasure. 

Dedicated, response and solution oriented banking team of Wolfram Huber and Annika Wolf.

Annika Wolf is a one in a million lawyer. She is extremely competent, efficient, always on point but with a very pleasant “human” touch.

Annika Wolf’s work ethic and methods are highly professional. She is very precise in her argumentation and explanations and has the ability to present legal advice or solutions even to non-legal experts in a comprehensive way. Annika Wolf is solution-driven, thinks outside the box and exceeded our expectations. Due to her work ethic and methods, Annika Wolf manages to complete large and complex transactions to the full satisfaction of the client, during which not only her deep knowledge of finance transactions is of help, but also her understanding of the commercial parts of a transaction.

The outstanding individual of PHH’s Banking & Finance team is Annika Wolf. Annika Wolf has long-standing experience in the banking and finance sector, especially in relation to project financing and debt-restructuring issues and regulatory affairs. While working together with Annika Wolf, we have not only witnessed that she has deep knowledge of the finance market but also is very reliable and resilient. Annika Wolf respects deadlines and manages to provide the best legal advice even when being under pressure. Annika Wolf is able to understand the client’s needs, not only from a legal perspective but also with regard to his/her economic background or situation. If necessary, she is not afraid of pursuing creative and innovative approaches in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Further to the above, Annika Wolf is also a very good project manager; from start to finish complex finance transactions of all size are thoroughly handled by her to the fullest satisfaction of the client.

Wolfram Huber – very smart and professional guy. Wolfram is always present and is a huge force in critical situations.  Next to his professional status he is keeping a very partnership approach.’

Key clients

Austrian Anadi Bank AG

Banca Comerciala Romana

Banco Santander S.A.

BNP Paribas SA, Niederlassung Österreich; BNP Paribas Personal Finance SA

Bonaventura Services GmbH

Civum GmbH

DIF Infra Luxembourg Sarl

Erste Group Bank AG

European Investment Bank

Exporo AG

HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG


Kommunalkredit AG

Landesbank Hessen Thüringen (Helaba)

Marktgemeinde Kreuzstetten

Mayr-Melnhof Group

Meridiam SAS

ODDO BHF (Schweiz) AG

RAG Energy Storage GmbH

Raststättenbetriebs GmbH

Sberbank Europe AG

URBAS Maschinenfabrik GesmbH

VTB Bank (Europe) SE, Vienna Branch

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

The 'well connected' team at PHH Rechtsanwälte assists clients with complex cross-border private M&A transactions, and is also well-versed in restructuring and reorganisations mandates, handling the corporate, regulatory and employment elements. Rainer Kaspar, who 'is quick and sees the important points', leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Rainer Kaspar


Tasks are tackled in a solution-oriented manner and assigned accordingly – no “empty kilometres”. All-round carefree package ensures ‘very good customer feeling’.

‘PHH has a size and expertise to cover all private and business needs – with a very personal approach. PHH is well connected and has an international network. Depending on the case, international law firms are consulted – they have always worked competently and speedily. Perfect, eloquent negotiation even in English, whether face-to-face or conference calls.

Straight forward practical approach.

Rainer Kaspar and his team – high competence, tightly organised, comes straight to the point, perfect negotiation skills, high operational readiness and 24/7 availability.

Key clients

All for One Group AG

Sol Meliá group


Centron Technische Handelsgesellschaft m. b. H., PUKA Privatstiftung and HADRIAN Privatstiftung

Preformed Line Products Company

Insta Communications GmbH

Konrad Zimmermann and Brigitte Zimmermann-Urbanke

Webster BV Bildung GmbH

APS Austria Personal Service Group GmbH

MATIMEX Holding GmbH


STMicroelectronics group

Solenis group

CPI Immobilien GmbH

Bondi Immobilien-Consulting GmbH

cafe+co International Holding GmbH

The firm: PHH Attorneys at Law is one of the leading commercial law firms in Austria, offering the highest levels of comprehensive legal and economic advice. This allows the firm to find solutions which are tailored to clients in content and structure. As a result, customer satisfaction is of the highest class. Experts from a wide range of specialist areas are available to clients, who have significant industry expertise and experience. The team guarantees not only the broad legal knowledge, but also flexibility and personal partner support. PHH offers a web-based, electronic platform for carrying out transactions and projects of all kinds through PHH Traffic.

The firm offers full service, international work with particular expertise in Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Litigation where we have been ranked by The Legal 500 as a leading firm in Austria.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: industry expertise: banking, finance and insurance, energy, real estate, construction, transportation and infrastructure, public-private partnership. Field of activity: the firm’s internationally acclaimed Banking & Finance practice advises credit institutions, sponsors and borrowers in all areas of cross-border banking and finance, including acquisition, real estate and project finance, as well as restructuring. PHH combines comprehensive market knowledge with excellent legal expertise

Mergers and acquisitions: industry expertise: banking, finance and insurance, energy, technology / media / telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences, industry and manufacturing (automotive, paper, steel, pulp, textile and mechanical engineering), commerce and trade Sales, tourism and entertainment industry, services and consultancy, real estate, family business. Field of activity: since the firm’s foundation, it has been intensively involved in M&A and private equity. The range of services includes the strategic consulting, structuring and execution of projects in connection with national and international investments in the most diverse economic sectors, such as IT and telecommunications, pharmacy, biotechnology, renewable energy, real estate and infrastructure. The firm represents medium and large companies from all sectors of the economy, financial investors, private equity and venture capital houses, investment banks and financing banks.

Commercial litigation: industry expertise: banks, commercial and professional services, financial services, health care, insurance, media, private clients/individuals, real estate retail, software and computer services, technology, hardware and electronics, transportation, travel and leisure. Field of activity: PHH is well known for its expertise in the Austrian dispute resolution market: the firm has strong and long-standing relationships with some of Austria’s biggest companies as well as renowned international clients. The firm has steadily grown its presence on the market over the last few years and the practice is particularly gaining a reputation for handling large scale litigation with significant sums in dispute. In the field of high-profile cases, clients appreciate in particular PHH’s comprehensive advice on strategies as well as the firm’s ability to spot the big picture.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Wolfram Huber
Capital markets Rainer Kaspar
Competition and antitrust Daniela Olbrich
Employment and labour Nicolaus Mels-Colloredo
Family and estates Maria Hoffelner
Insolvency Maria Hoffelner
IP, IT and media Sebastian Mahr
Litigation and arbitration Mathias Preuschl
Litigation and arbitration Stefan Prochaska
Litigation and arbitration Sebastian Mahr
M&A and privatisation Rainer Kaspar
M&A and privatisation Stefan Prochaska
Private clients Maria Hoffelner
Public procurement and administrative
Real estate and construction Julia Fritz
Real estate and construction Michael Kutis
Restructuring Stefan Prochaska
White-collar crime and criminal Mathias Preuschl
White-collar crime and criminal Stefan Prochaska
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Sebastian Mahr  photo Dr Sebastian Mahr
Number of lawyers : 45
Contacts : Rainer Kaspar
Contacts : Stefan Prochaska