Birgit Vogt-Majarek > Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile
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Employment Law, Corporate / M&A, Corporate Governance, IP/IT, Media and Data Protection Law, Public law
Equity Partner at sms.law | Attorney-at-law
Birgit Vogt-Majarek is one of the founding partners at SCHIMA MAYER STARLINGER Attorneys-at-Law (sms.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 (www.iuslaboris.com), whose only Austrian member sms.law 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)
Austria > Employment
Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s employment team handles advisory and contentious mandates on behalf of a broad roster of domestic and international clients. The team – jointly led by Georg Schima and Birgit Vogt-Majarek – has particular expertise in business restructurings; working time law; collective bargaining issues; pensions, benefits and social security; compliance issues including internal investigations; and data protection. Key industries of focus include healthcare, telecoms, IT and transportation. Philipp Gamauf is another key contact, with expertise in employment issues related to corporate and M&A transactions.