Philipp Strasser > Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

Work Department

Dispute Resolution (Litigation)


Philipp Strasser enjoys an impeccable reputation as one of the leading insurance litigators in Austria. His expertise covers every conceivable area of insurance law including reinsurance, corporate liability issues, product and public liability and property insurance. His breadth of niche expertise in specialist insurance areas such as professional liability, errors and omissions (E&O) and director and officer (D&O) is rarely found in Austria.

Apart from insurance, Philipp is recognized for his expertise in contract and tort disputes, as well as post-M&A, restructuring and shareholder disputes.

Through his work, Philipp has been shaping the Austrian insurance law landscape and he continues to leave his imprint through the high-profile cases he is put in charge of by some of the largest insurers in the world.

Philipp is a lecturer on corporate and civil law at the “Akademie Business Law” (ARS/LIMAK) and is regularly invited to speak on topics relating to corporate, liability and insurance law at conferences, academic institutions, international conferences and corporate events. He furthermore coaches managing directors and board members and is author of a number of publications in his area of expertise.


Partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte (since 2014)
Attorney at Law at GLTP – Gassner Lenz Thewanger + Partner (2013 – 2014)
Attorney at Law at Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte (2008 – 2013)


German, English


Austrian Bar Association
Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut)
The Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS)


Corporate Compliance Officer according to Austrian Standard (2012)
Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna Bar Association, Austria (2008)
University of Innsbruck, Austria, Master’s degree in Law (Mag.iur.) (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

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.