Birgit Vogt-Majarek > Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Trabrennstraße 2B

Work Department

Employment Law, Corporate / M&A, Corporate Governance, IP/IT, Media and Data Protection Law, Public law


Equity Partner at | Attorney-at-law


Birgit Vogt-Majarek is one of the founding partners at SCHIMA MAYER STARLINGER Attorneys-at-Law ( Since more than ten years she jointly heads the employment department, which is one of the biggest in Austria, with Georg Schima. She advises and represents domestic and foreign, private as well as public companies in all issues of individual and collective employment law, as well as in corporate law and administrative law. Furthermore she advises executives from the preparation of the contract to its termination. She has a strong expertise amongst others in corporate restructurings, industrial constitution law, cross-border staff assignment, compliance, working time law as well as data protection.

Birgit is a board member of Ius laboris, a unique international alliance of specialised employment law firms (, whose only Austrian member is. Also due to this longstanding partnership Birgit has great expertise in cross border employment law cases and constantly cooperates with international groups of companies or supports them with their market entrance in Austria.

Birgit is a sought-after author and lecturer on various employment law and HR-related topics in scientific magazines as well as in other media, like most recently articles concerning working time law, social media, discrimination or internal investigations.


German, English, French, Italian


Vienna Bar Association, EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association), Board member of „Ius laboris


  • Legal studies at the University Innsbruck
  • Graduated as Master of Law (Mag juris) 1996
  • Clerkship at courts in Vienna and Krems
  • Bar exam in Vienna 2002 (with excellent success)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Employment

Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s team stands under the joint leadership of Georg Schima and Birgit Vogt-Majarek and is recommended by clients for its ‘attention to detail and pragmatic approach.’  Vogt-Majarek is well-regarded for acting in individual employment matters such as termination of employment cases, though his practice also extends to collective employment law. Vogt-Majarek, meanwhile, is a key contact for advice on employment contracts and restructuring matters as well as for advice on data protection issues. Philipp Gamauf excels at handling matters at intersection of employment and corporate law.