Firm Profile > Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte > Vienna, Austria

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 2

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte handles the full spectrum of commercial and corporate arbitration, including post-award and enforcement situations. Recently this included post-M&A, shareholder and investor-state disputes as well as construction-related proceedings and disputes arising from international commercial contracts. Team head Nikolaus Vavrovsky regularly acts as arbitrator. Anne-Karin Grill is now with AKG ADVISORY Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

Practice head(s):

Nikolaus Vavrovsky

Other key lawyers:

Dieter Heine


‘This is a boutique firm with a very good arbitration team.’

‘VHM is a very visible firm with interesting clients and cases. They benefit from cross-sector experience.’

‘Over the last decade, Vavrovsky Heine Marth has built a great reputation for complex commercial disputes, in particular in international arbitration.’

There are many excellent lawyers in the team, having good managing skills for complex disputes. Besides arbitration, they also have a strong litigation team.

‘Young team with excellent practitioners with international experience and exposure.’

‘Love working with them – very practical, business-minded and no waste of time.’

‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth offers a flourishing, well-respected international arbitration practice. The team led by Nikolaus Vavrovsky consists of highly competent lawyers. In addition to their vast legal understanding and great entrepreneurial thinking, they also foster the professional exchange and have extremely strong ties to the arbitration community. The team is tightly knit and known for its strategic sophistication, assertiveness, pronounced service orientation and dedication to its clients.’

‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth fields an exceptional dispute resolution practice. They have accompanied us in a highly complex dispute over its various stages.’

‘Being an experienced arbitrator himself, Nikolaus Vavrovsky knows exactly what he is doing as counsel in international settings. Nothing rattles him. Even the most complex issues or the tightest time lines are handled with utmost thoroughness and perfect tactic. He is an excellent advocate and grand strategist. Nikolaus is highly proactive, eloquent, efficient and utterly business-oriented. He is strong in proceedings, persuasive in negotiations and absolutely dedicated to accommodate his clients.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky: very collegial, to the point in his area of practice (arbitration), competent activity as arbitrator.’

‘Nikolas Vavrosky stands out as arbitrator.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky heads the team. He is very well respected in the market, highly connected and – I speak from personal experience – a great person to work with, either as co-arbitrator or opposing counsel (we had both scenarios on a number of occasions).’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky is an excellent arbitration practitioner with great international experience.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky has a great standing as arbitration counsel and arbitrator. I can recommend him enthusiastically.’

In particular, Nikolaus Vavrovsky is very calm under pressure, a great lawyer and always stays firm on the case but polite and correct on a personal level, which makes a good impression on arbitral tribunals. He has very strong common sense and – from the experience I have had with him – sees immediately the decisive points of a case. He is well recognised and liked in Austria’s arbitration community. In addition, he publishes a lot and is known for his academic skills.

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky – on top of his cases.’

Key clients

Raiffeisenbank International AG et al (Austria)

Siemens AG Österreich

Taxi 40100 Taxifunkzentrale GmbH

Real estate Tier 2

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte has a strong profile advising national and international investment funds, developers and construction companies on the full spectrum of real estate law including associated disputes. Much of its work pertains to the sale and acquisition of property and property portfolios, including forward funding and forward purchase deals, but the team, which is led by real estate M&A expert Christian Marth, is equally experienced handling lease and easement agreements.

Practice head(s):

Christian Marth

Other key lawyers:

Nikolaus Vavrovsky; Daniela Pitzek


‘The firm covers the full spectrum of real estate-related services. They are good in terms of legal knowledge, independent thinking and out-of-the box problem solving. Even in the light of the most complex issues and/or highest time pressure, they deliver good results, are proactive and forward thinking.’

‘The team impresses in know-how, market understanding and service orientation. They are diligent and creative in their approach, their efficiency, fast response times and personal dedication are unmatched. They always deliver solutions to the highest standard. I especially appreciate their proactive and comprehensive support during the COVID-19 crisis, which has put our corporation before several challenges, which they mastered effectively and smoothly.’

‘The team is focused and always tries to take an advantage from the experience made in other legal cases and combines it in order to find a solution even in complex situations.’

‘In real estate transactions, I mainly work with Christian Marth. He is highly qualified and experienced. I especially appreciate his pronounced commercial thinking, effective and practical approach. Marth gives clear, on-point advice, is a great communicator and excellent negotiator. He is never shy to leave the beaten path to find or make new ways for his clients. He is an exceptional counsel, gifted advisor and a real deal-maker who continues to exceed my expectations.’

‘The team provides excellent services, grasping matters up to the smallest detail, flagging the key issues and handling them with utmost competence. The firm sets itself apart from the market not only in legal competence and industry expertise but especially in personal dedication, partner availability and response times. They know their clients.’

‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth is highly experienced in handling complex transactions. The team provides seamless services at the highest level. I especially appreciate their pragmatic and hands-on approach. They have an unmatched understanding of the legal as well as the commercial side of matters and keep breaking new grounds for their clients. Most importantly, they are absolutely dedicated to their clients and their objectives and will do anything humanly possible to deliver outstanding results. No matter how complex a matter, I can rely on them to handle everything perfectly. Also, the firm is unmatched not only in legal competence and economic understanding but especially in service orientation.’

‘Very good expertise, enthusiastic partners who actively participate in negotiation rounds and follow up topics.’

‘Highly involved and committed, a pleasure to work with.’

Christian Marth is a sheer deal maker who knows what works for his clients. He is a highly skilled professional with great negotiation skills. He is determined, thorough, efficient, and absolutely commercial.’

‘Christian Marth is a formidable legal professional and knows real estate law in all its nuances.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a brilliant professional with impressive commercial awareness and industry knowledge. He is extremely sharp-minded, quick on his feet, highly efficient and absolutely diligent. In addition to his exceptional foresight, he is a terrific strategist, completely dedicated to his clients, quick to respond and utterly solution-oriented, a real out-of-box thinker and trouble-shooter.’

‘Christian Marth is a highly committed professional and a straightforward problem solver, which is crucial in complex development projects. He is the lawyer to have on your side in heated negotiations, always keeping the reins firmly in his hands and creating win-win situations. He is very approachable and responsive.’

‘Christian Marth continuously leads a legal process – from the very beginning until completion; he takes part in all negotiations, is always well prepared and focused; he makes counterpositions very transparent, reveals risks and he finds suitable solutions for both sides; in very urgent cases he is available 24/7.’

‘I have worked with Christian Marth for years. He is one of the best real estate lawyers a client can wish for: efficient, solution-oriented, deal-driven and absolutely strong for his clients. He is incredibly proactive and forward thinking, never loses sight of the whole picture and always thinks commercially. Even under greatest pressure, he keeps his calm and delivers clear, straightforward results. His great strategic talent makes him not only a superb lawyer but also an invaluable advisor. I can absolutely trust his judgement.

‘Christian Marth is a mastermind for real estate projects, the advisor you want to have by your side.’

Christian Marth is a true rain-maker with unmatched transaction expertise. His services are extraordinary, legally and economically. He knows the real estate market like the back of his hand, his advice is well-considered and anticipatory. He is a fabulous advisor who clearly thinks ahead and sees all the details. Marth approaches matters efficiently and gets to the point. He is particularly strong in negotiations; with his great communications skills he gets everyone onboard.

‘Daniela Pitzek together with Christian Marth are a dream team when it comes to real estate and development projects.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky impresses with his precise commercial judgement and extensive legal expertise. He provides amazing quality of work, always showing extraordinary foresight. As counsel he is exceptionally dedicated to achieving his clients goals and securing their interests.’

Key clients

Bank Austria Real Invest Immobilien Kapitalanlage GmbH


Corpus Sireo Real Estate

ERSTE Immobilien KAG

Ing. Hans Bodner Baugesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Land Niederösterreich (Federal State of Lower Austria)

LLB Immo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H. (Liechtensteinische Landesbank)

Siemens AG Österreich

UBM Development Österreich GmbH

Union Investment Group

Volksbank Wien

Construction Tier 3

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is best known for its construction law work at the intersection with real estate and M&A, translating into a steady flow of contentious and non-contentious mandates involving construction law aspects arising from real estate developments and construction projects. Clients include real estate developers, investors and construction companies, who also retain the practice led by Daniela Pitzek to assist with associated disputes. These are frequently handled in conjunction with the firm’s dispute resolution team and Nikolaus Vavrovsky in particular. Pitzek’s expertise reflects the team’s combined construction and real estate law approach.

Practice head(s):

Daniela Pitzek

Other key lawyers:

Nikolaus Vavrovsky


‘The VHM team is highly motivated; the services are not only focused on one person, younger team members are also very skilled.’

‘High commitment; top availability; fair pricing; high resilience when there are hard cases or timing is challenging.’

‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth has a strong presence in construction law where they advise clients on all real estate development and project-related issues. Always connecting the dots, the team unites excellent legal know-how and market understanding and follows a pronounced pragmatic and hands-on approach. As a client, you know that they provide seamless services at the highest level and that you can trust their outstanding instincts and on-point advice.

‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth has an excellent track record with us. Their offering covers the full spectrum of real estate and construction matters. I have personally worked with them for years and have always been more than satisfied with their services. Comprehensive legal expertise, an ability to understand our company and business needs and utmost personal dedication make them unique. I feel safe working with them.’

‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth offers the whole spectrum of real estate and construction-related legal services. Especially in real estate development, they are unrivalled and truly saddle-fast in complex matters. The team consists of extremely sharp and highly skilled professionals who are responsive to our business needs and proactively tackle any challenges. They always handle matters with utmost professionalism, focus on what is important and simply get things done. Their work style is highly efficient and utterly service-oriented with impressive response times and personal partner attention.’

‘What makes VHM law special is that this law firm joins you as a partner.’

‘The team provides excellent services, and gives clear and on-point advice in any given construction issue including dispute resolution and conflict management. I am impressed with the depth of expertise of the team. They know their law and the market inside out and continue to break new grounds for their clients. No matter how small a detail or how complex a matter, I can rely on them to track any issue and handle everything with utmost proficiency and reliability. In addition, the firm sets itself apart from the market in personal dedication, partner availability and short response times.’

‘The team excels in service orientation, their efficiency, commitment and responsiveness are remarkable. Their analyses and proposals are fully practice-oriented and tailor-made for our business. Clients always come first.’

‘Daniela Pitzek is a highly skilled professional and a brilliant real estate expert with extensive legal know-how and impressive commercial instincts. She is also very pleasant to work with.’

Daniela Pitzek continues to exceed my expectations with her highly analytical and efficient way of approaching matters. Her legal analysis and tactical advice are impeccable. No matter how complex an issue, she will find a solution that matches her clients.

Daniela Pitzek knows the development and construction business like the back of her hand. Drawing from years of experience, she will find a solution to any problem. In addition to her great expertise, she knows how to sort out and smoothly handle even the most complex matter. Her meticulous analytical approach and detail orientation together with her calm and great coordination skills make her a great lawyer.

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a highly distinguished expert in and out of court with tremendous expertise in litigation, arbitration and negotiations. He is a dependable partner with great foresight and vast business acumen. At the same time, he is also an outstanding real estate specialist and very knowledgeable in corporate law issues. In negotiations he eloquently identifies feasible solutions and proves to have exquisite communication skills.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky is an impressive lawyer, utmost capable with extensive legal expertise and comprehensive commercial judgement. He provides immaculate services, always showing extraordinary foresight. As counsel, he is exceptionally dedicated to his clients, in court he has an amazing presence, assertive and eloquent. Foremost, he is a brilliant strategist, providing best-in-class advice.’

‘Our first choice professional has been and always will be Nikolaus Vavrovsky. He is a tremendous counsel with extraordinary business instincts, strong in representing his clients.’

Key clients

Bank Austria Real Invest Immobilien Kapitalanlage GmbH


ERSTE Immobilien KAG

fourreal GmbH

Ing. Hans Bodner Baugesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Land Niederösterreich (Federal State of Lower Austria)

LLB Immo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H. (Liechtensteinische Landesbank)

Manfred Raab and Raab&Raab Group

ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

Stix + Partner Immobilien GmbH

UBM Development Österreich GmbH

Siemens AG Österreich

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 3

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte's broad dispute resolution practice is particularly rated for its strength in unfair competition law, IP, media law and real estate disputes as well as insurance litigation where Philipp Strasser is the key contact. He jointly heads the practice with litigator and arbitrator Nikolaus Vavrovsky and Dieter Heine, whose personal focus reflects the team's key areas of expertise and is shared by associate Nina Sterzl, who provides regular assistance with unfair competition, trade mark, IP, IT and media law matters.

Practice head(s):

Nikolaus Vavrovsky; Dieter Heine; Philipp Strasser

Other key lawyers:

Nina Sterzl


‘The team is enormously competent, always comes prepared, and is constantly thinking ahead. Following a multi-dimensional approach, they draw from all available methods of conflict prevention and solution. This is how they always come up with tailor-made proposals that are thought through and fit the clients.’

‘The firm does undoubtedly live up to its stellar reputation in competition law and competition litigation. The team consists of extremely bright professionals led by highly knowledgeable partners. They combine unique expertise and unrivaled breadth of experience. What sets them apart is their determination for their clients. Their suggestions are always on point and show immense foresight, solutions are found in co-operation with the client to best fit the overall legal and economic situation. They also display incredible finesse in cross-border matters.’

‘The team is experienced in handling any dispute no matter how large or complex. They unite unrivalled depth of legal expertise with utmost commercial understanding. Their work is immaculate, they are absolutely knowledgeable, efficient and dedicated to their clients.’

‘In dispute resolution, Vavrovsky Heine Marth master all conventional and alternative methods. They are extremely strong in high-stakes commercial disputes where they have proven to be a reliable counsel, quick on their feet, following a holistic approach when targeting issues. The team is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, business-savvy, and unites impressive strength in depth. Great emphasis is put on service orientation, they always have their clients’ back.’

‘VHM, for us represented by Philipp Strasser and his team, offers outstanding insurance law and insurance as well as corporate litigation expertise. Philipp Strasser has built an absolutely professional and sharp-minded team with exceptional talents. Their legal expertise is extraordinary, their understanding of the insurance industry and, consequently, their clients.’

‘Philipp Strasser is a formidable advisor, refined strategist and profound litigator, tirelessly advocating on behalf of his clients. His vast expertise in insurance and corporate law, especially in financial and specialty lines (D&O, E&O), makes him our first choice on the market. Philipp Strasser has a powerful presence in and out of court, is determined and proactive. Always meticulously prepared and preparing us, he holds the reins firmly in his hands at all times while supporting us to keep the big picture in sight including not only the legal but also the potential economic and business political consequences . His assessments are analytical and realistic, his recommendations to the point. I trust his legal and strategic advice.’

‘Dieter Heine and Philip Strasser are very good litigation lawyers. Philipp specialises in insurance litigation and is one of the best lawyers on the market in this regard; he has also a very good team working on his side.’

‘I have worked with Dieter Heine for years. His legal know-how and business acumen, his understanding of the market as well as his great personal dedication make him an absolutely spectacular practitioner. He is a master strategist and tactician, a preeminent counsel with a formidable presence in and out of court. No matter how complex the technical, legal or economic issues, he approaches matters with utmost detail orientation and his advice is always on target.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky has been our main contact for years. He is a capable attorney, a refined strategist and strong litigator with impressive communications skills. He has the experience and expertise to deal with the most complex matters, especially because of his outstanding knowledge of our business environment. Understanding the court process very well and having an eye for details, he is strong in litigation and has an assertive presence in negotiations, setting a reliable framework for consensual solutions, where possible. He puts his client at ease.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky is particularly strong in real estate and construction-related disputes. I especially appreciate his ability to integrate the various dispute resolution disciplines.’

Key clients

Angst + Pfister AG

Arno Hirschvogl Steuerberatungs GmbH

Bank Austria Real Invest Immobilien Kapitalanlage GmbH

echo medienhaus ges.m.b.h.

KSG Austria GmbH

HBI-Bundesholding AG (HBI-BH) and its subsidiaries

HOGAST Einkaufsgenossenschaft f.d. Hotel- und Gastgewerbe reg.Gen.m.b.H.

immigon portfolioabbau ag

LVMH Group (LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton)

Manfred Raab and Raab&Raab Group

medlog Medizinische Logistik und Service GmbH

Moser Holding AG

ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

Regin Pekuysal

Salzburger Festspiele

Siemens AG Österreich

Sonepar Österreich GmbH

Strauss Immobilien Treuhand GmbH

Strong Ges.m.b.H. and subsidiaries

Superfly Radio GmbH

Taxi 40100 Taxifunkzentrale GmbH

VB Real Estate Eins GmbH

Wiener Sportstätten Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Operating from Salzburg and Vienna, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is best known for its expertise in insolvency administration - with team head Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky receiving regular insolvency administrator mandates in the Salzburg region - but the team also provides regular pre-insolvency, corporate restructuring and refinancing advice to debtors and creditors and handles associated disputes.

Practice head(s):

Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky

Other key lawyers:

Nikolaus Vavrovsky; Dieter Heine


‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth has a strong standing in restructuring and insolvency matters, especially in cross-border cases. The team is capable of handling the most complex challenges and is utmost creative in finding solutions. They draw from a great wealth of experience paired with outstanding economic thinking and utmost solution orientation. I also value their calm in any given circumstance as well as their straightforwardness.’

‘Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a well-known and highly respected institution on the Salzburg market. The team has legal expertise and in-depth experience. They are resourceful, hard-working and provide accurate and practical advice to their clients. They are also absolutely service-oriented.’

‘Having worked with them for years, Vavrovsky Heine Marth has proven to be a reliable counsel in any given situation. Uniting a high level of legal expertise with a clear commitment to their clients and utmost professionalism, they find solutions that match their clients’ needs.’

‘Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky represents the client and acts for the client in a convincing and very competent way. He always keeps his clients informed and discusses all details.’

‘Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky has excellent expertise in insolvency and corporate recovery and has an outstanding understanding of economic connections.’

‘What sets Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky apart are his practical and focused approach to matters, his ability to set a reliable frame for negotiations, his credibility and his personal dedication to his clients. He does not rest until he has found a feasible solution.’

‘In restructuring matters, Nikolaus Vavrovsky is brilliant in identifying feasible solutions. He has the talent to approach even the most complex matters with absolute calm and professionalism and solves issues with utmost efficiency and solution orientation. He has impeccable legal know-how, is absolutely business-savvy, and goes above and beyond for his clients. His assertiveness and communication skills are outstanding. He is personally available and absolutely dedicated to his clients.’

‘Nikolaus Vavrovsky is an excellent and strong lawyer who stands out with his extraordinary commercial judgement. Being a great communicator with a wealth of experience, he immediately gets to the heart of issues and manages to move matters along. Standing strong for his clients in negotiations as well as in court, he is the person to have on side.’

‘Dieter Heine has been our counsel in restructuring-related litigation for years. He is a very good legal expert, utmost business-oriented with fantastic tactical and strategic instincts. Even in the most complex situations, he calmly keeps the big picture in mind, still tending to all details. He is professional, a creative thinker and brilliantly smart in finding solutions. I have absolute confidence in him.’

Key clients

Administration of GOLDprofessional Austria GmbH

Administration of Hans-Jörg Reinhart Privatstiftung

Administration of IPM Concept GmbH

Administration of Manuela Schmid (sole proprietorship)

Administration of Martin-Meat KFT, Niederlassung Österreich (Austrian branch)

Administration of SVZ Salzburger Volkszeitung GmbH & Co KG

HBI-Bundesholding AG (HBI-BH) and Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank S.p.A

Immigon portfolioabbau ag

You Will Like It Hotels GmbH

You Will Like It Investments GmbH

Siemens AG Österreich

Headquartered in Vienna, Vavrovsky Heine Marth delivers value to national and international clients in all aspects of commercial life. Strong focus lies on dispute resolution, real estate and construction, insurance law as well as restructuring and insolvency. As the exclusive Austrian member of the Alliance of International Business Lawyers ALLIURIS, we provide access to over 450 experts worldwide.

Main practice areas
Dispute resolution: Vavrovsky Heine Marth is dedicated to dispute resolution. Equipped with fresh thinking, strong business acumen and unwavering personal commitment a team of internationally trained specialists brings a broad perspective to each case. Mastering all fields of dispute resolution – especially commercial litigation, international arbitration, and mediation – our experts use an agile approach to establish clear procedures to prevent, manage and resolve disputes at any stage and in any forum. Our partners are skilled contract and claim managers, they represent clients before national courts, act as counsels, experts and arbitrators in international arbitration proceedings and are frequently asked to serve as conflict managers and mediators. Services also include the enforcement of judgments and awards as well as the assertion and protection of rights. Leading national and international clients from all key sectors and industries trust our services. Core areas of expertise are insurance, real estate and infrastructure, competition, IP/IT as well as corporate and restructuring in various sectors.

Real estate and construction: In real estate and construction matters, Vavrovsky Heine Marth serves as 360-degree service provider offering end-to-end legal support over the whole lifecycle of real estate property. As skilled deal architects with long-standing experience, we focus on complex national and cross-border transactions, especially forward purchase / forward funding projects. Among our clients are national and international investors, developers and real estate funds. Our skilled experts furthermore support clients in project development and utilization including tenancy and property law, zoning law, total and general contractor agreements and easements. Services also cover corporate law and finance, real estate and construction law related dispute resolution.

Insurance: Vavrovsky Heine Marth has one of the premier insurance industry offerings in Austria. Covering the full range of insurance related services including product development, insurance contract law, risk transfer, supervisory law and compliance, one major focus lies on insurance law related dispute resolution. Leading (re-)insurers as well as industrial and institutional entities rely on us inter alia regarding Financial Lines/Specialty Lines (D&O, E&O, PI, POSI, W&I/TRI, etc), product and public liability, vehicle liability as well as property insurance. Our experienced team furthermore offers guidance as monitoring counsel in connection with handling major losses and regularly supports clients in complex recovery actions.

Competition law: Clients from all sectors and industries rely on Vavrovsky Heine Marth to support them to gain, expand or defend their market position. We counsel companies particularly in connection with the distortion of competition as well as competition law implications of transactions and advise clients in antitrust issues. Foremost, our team is strategically refined and technically armed to offer effective complex unfair competition law related dispute prevention, management and resolution and to expertly protect legal claims through injunctions. Working together with national and EU legislators, we have left a substantial footprint in (re-)shaping the legal landscape.

Corporate and M&A: In corporate and M&A, Vavrovsky Heine Marth offers advice on strategic development, the setting up and execution of agreements, the dissolution of corporate structures and business successions. In addition, our team stands strong for clients in all aspects related to management issues. A strong focus also lies on transactions, financing, corporate and commercial litigation. In addition, our partners act as (supervisory) board members as well as in other corporate bodies.

Corporate recovery, restructuring and insolvency: With years of experience in corporate (re-)structuring and wide economic know how covering all major sectors and industries, Vavrovsky Heine Marth expertly supports clients in avoiding corporate crisis. Our team of internationally recommended experts attains sustainable workout solutions and assists clients in restructurings as well as optimisation processes. Other services regard distressed M&A, outsourcing, cost-cutting as well as financing and refinancing. We furthermore, advise companies and individuals in all (pre-)insolvency issues and take over debtor and creditor representation.

 Employment law: Vavrovsky Heine Marth offers a wide range of employment law advice for national and international clients. Our experts are well experienced in all aspects of individual and collective labour law issues including day to day employment law guidance as well as contract- and remuneration plan-design. Further competences include advising on cross border posting of employees, transfer of undertakings and restructuring matters.

 IP, IT and media: Our team of multi-specialists unites long-lasting expertise in securing and defending (non-)registered intellectual property rights. In addition, we have profound experience in media law and provide consulting services to media companies as well as private individuals and legal entities in disputes with the media. Our experts also regularly support clients with respect to matters of transparency and the duties of due diligence. The clients’ causes are supported with ancillary Litigation-PR.

Private client: Vavrovsky Heine Marth provides services to foundations and private individuals in all aspects related to asset structuring, estate planning and succession issues. In addition, we counsel and represent clients in all family law issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insolvency; Restructuring & Corporate Recovery; Private Clients Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky
Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration); Real Estate & Construction; Restructuring & Corporate Recovery Nikolaus Vavrovsky
Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation, Consensual Dispute Resolution / Mediation); Unfair Competition; IP, IT & Media; Restructuring & Corporate Recovery Dieter Heine
Real Estate & Construction Christian Marth
Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation); Insurance & Reinsurance Philipp Strasser
Real Estate & Construction Daniela Pitzek
Photo Name Position Profile
 Dieter Heine  photo Dieter Heine Dieter Heine is a founding partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth and advises…
 Christian Marth  photo Christian Marth Christian Marth, a founding partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte in Vienna,…
 Daniela Pitzek  photo Daniela Pitzek Daniela Pitzek is a partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte in Vienna…
 Philipp Strasser  photo Philipp Strasser Philipp Strasser enjoys an impeccable reputation as one of the leading insurance…
 Nikolaus Vavrovsky  photo Nikolaus Vavrovsky Nikolaus Vavrovsky, a founding-partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth in Vienna, specializes in…
 Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky  photo Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky, a founding partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte and…
Number of lawyers : ≈30
at this office : >25
ALLIURIS Alliance of International Business Lawyers
Other offices : Salzburg

Creativity creates results

A diverse environment that allows room for individual and common growth is the most important basis for creativity. And creativity creates results. This is why Vavrovsky Heine Marth embraces diversity in all aspects of its corporate culture, especially with regard to our team. Because our team is our strongest asset.

As an employer, we are committed to creating a positive, inspiring working environment that nourishes diversity and thrives from mutual respect and teamwork. We put a strong emphasis on living an inclusive culture with open communication to encourage multi-way exchange. We further the individual strengths and interests of each member of our team. Our goal is to support our employees to become capable professionals who enjoy working on unconventional solutions. Only as a strong team, we are able to ensure our clients’ and our firm’s corporate success.

We assume responsibility

At Vavrovsky Heine Marth, we give high priority to living up to our responsibility – towards clients, our team, society and the environment. We want to share our success and, thus, support various non-profit organisations on a pro bono basis.

CLIENT: President
COMPANY/FIRM: Austrian Cultural Institution
TESTIMONIAL: Being among the leading firms in the region, Vavrovsky Heine Marth stands out in legal expertise and client orientation. Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky who heads the firm’s Salzburg office is an undisputed and greatly respected authority in the market. In addition to his remarkable legal know-how and economic thinking, he relies on years of experience to handle matters efficiently and effectively. With his strong presence, great communication skills and unwavering personal commitment, Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky always gets through for his clients.

CLIENT: Management
COMPANY/FIRM: Operating entity for the city of Vienna
TESTIMONIAL: Nikolaus Vavrovsky is the lawyer to have at one’s side in any given conflict. Standing strong for his clients in litigation and arbitration, he is a gifted problem solver who leaves no stone unturned. I absolutely trust his judgement.

COMPANY/FIRM: Austrian bank with international subsidiaries
TESTIMONIAL: Dieter Heine, Vavrovsky Heine Marth’s dispute resolution specialist and competition law expert, is a sharp-minded professional with impressive legal know-how and extensive market understanding. He approaches matters unconventionally with utmost finesse and solution orientation. His expertise and commitment to his clients as well as the team’s exceptional level of service quality make Vavrovsky Heine Marth simply the best partner in preventing, managing and resolving commercial conflicts, no matter how complex.

CLIENT: Transaction Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: International real estate developer
TESTIMONIAL: Vavrovsky Heine Marth is the only firm in the market that offers true one-stop advice in real estate matters. Being unmatched deal architects, they are equally strong in real estate development and construction law as they are in transactions. Practice head Christian Marth is a true rain maker, absolutely goal oriented and a convincing communicator. He always has his clients’ interests in sight, is efficient, creative, utterly commercial and accessible. Foremost, Marth is an invincible strategist. His analyses and recommendations are always on point.

CLIENT: Claims Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Global specialist insurance company
TESTIMONIAL: Philipp Strasser of Vavrovsky Heine Marth is an exceptional litigation lawyer with a distinct insurance and corporate focus, which is unique on the Austrian market with regard to level and depth of expertise as well as industry understanding and commercial awareness. He is an assertive counsel and gifted strategist who proceeds very analytically. Most of all, Philipp Strasser is proactive, structured and goal oriented, his assessments are realistic and his advice on point. In addition to providing well thought-out, anticipatory advice at the highest quality, he and his team are completely dedicated to their clients. Further strengths of the stellar practice are their absolute flexibility and reliability.

CLIENT: Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Major Vienna-based real estate developer
TESTIMONIAL: Offering full legal service in real estate matters, Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a prime address for construction law and project development. The team is highly service oriented and efficient, their response times are impressive and there is no issue they cannot solve. Daniela Pitzek is a brilliant expert who has excellent legal know-how and draws from years of experience in counselling on real estate development projects. Her eye for detail, thoroughness and finesse are among her biggest strengths. Even under the highest pressure she remains steadfast and goal oriented.