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Construction - ranked: tier 3

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte’s ‘highly skilled’, ‘highly efficient’, ‘solution-oriented’ and ‘completely reliable’ construction department specialises in advising real estate developers in the residential sector, particularly during the development phase, for example by negotiating and drawing up general contractor agreements. Department head Daniela Kager is ‘pleasant to work with’ and ‘extremely motivated’; she regularly acts for private real estate developer fourreal, and is currently assisting the client with  a large-scale residential project in a major Vienna neighbourhood. In addition, the team handles construction matters for Austrian real estate funds. The ‘approachableChristian Marth is a ‘gifted strategist’ who also has ‘impressive commercial awareness’ and ‘communication skills’; he advised ERSTE Immobilien on the acquisition of a substantial mixed-use development in Vienna, including negotiating and drafting.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 3

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte focuses on commercial arbitration and mediation; the latter discipline was significantly bolstered by the arrival of mediation expert Anne-Karin Grill from Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) in June 2018. She jointly heads the practice with Nikolaus Vavrovsky, who regularly sits as an arbitrator. Other key areas of expertise include investor-state and shareholder disputes.

Next generation lawyers

Anne-Karin Grill - Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

The 'very responsive' team at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is 'young and dynamic and yet very experienced'. It is 'very market savvy' and delivers 'high-quality work in a timely manner'. 'Remarkable trial lawyer' Dieter Heine 'provides excellent advice with economic consequences in mind' and frequently acts in IP, IT and media law disputes, while the 'reliable and strategic' Philipp Strasser is 'an excellent insurance litigator, who is always on top of the facts and connects the dots quickly'. Nikolaus Vavrovsky, who focuses on real estate, construction and infrastructure-related work, is another key contact.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

The ‘highly experienced and very commercial, resourceful, thorough and extremely service-oriented’ team at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte has a dedicated insolvency administration practice, while also advising on insolvency and restructuring matters. ‘Renowned insolvency and restructuring expertDr Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky heads the department; he was appointed as administrator in the insolvencies of Hans-Jörg Reinhart Privatstiftung and Schirm & Collegen Deutsches Marketing. Nikolaus Vavrovsky is also a key contact.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

Recognised for its 'considerable economic understanding', Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte acts for an extensive roster of Austrian open-real estate funds on real estate transactions and disputes. 'Real estate go-to lawyer', 'out-of-the-box thinker' and 'excellent communicator' Christian Marth leads the 'goal-oriented and efficient' team. Marth led advice to Union Investment Real Estate Austria on the acquisition of the Hatric retail park in Styria. Other work includes assisting new client Volksbank Wien with the sale of the company's headquarters in central Vienna. Key contact for contentious work Nikolaus Vavrovsky 'provides precise commercial judgement' and 'shows extraordinary foresight'. Daniela Kager is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Christian Marth - Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte

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