Firm Profile > HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH > VIENNA, Austria

HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Private client Tier 3

HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides private client services tailored to high-net-worth individuals from the CIS region. It is particularly sought out for matters relating to corporate succession, the protection of private assets and provision for descendants. Real estate specialist Jörg Winkler jointly heads the team with Nikolaus Becker, who is a key name for advice concerning residency, the right of domicile and the law on citizenship.

Practice head(s):

Jörg Winkler: Nikolaus Becker


‘Very client-focused, goes the extra mile to make it a personalized service. Good understanding of the problem, which is essential for me. Also, nice out-of-the-box thinking and making the cultural bridge for a foreign investor We highly appreciate the personal and prompt response, usually by a partner of HSP, to our inquiries.’

‘Mr. Jörg Winkler’s knowledge of Austrian immigration and business law is at the highest level, he is always available and his persistence and power of persuasion are unique.’

‘We use HSP in corporate law and residency law matters for our international clients if they require corporate structures or residency permits and visas in Austria.’

‘Our main contact in these areas are Dr. Winkler and Mag. Nikolaus Becker and their Private Clients Team. They always provided services to our clients’ utmost satisfaction, which is of course also important for us as we recommend them to our clients.’

HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a highly specialized and internationally operating law firm located in Vienna, Austria. HSP’s experience of more than 20 years is expertly applied to any legal issue. At the same time, the firm is curious and open to new approaches. As consultants, solving tasks and problems is not only the firm’s mission but also their passion.

HSP operates in the following practice areas:

Banking, Capital Markets & Financial Law

The firm’s experienced team advises national and international banks, companies and financial intermediaries on complex issues related to financing, transactions and regulatory matters. HSP’s support is tailor-made to any kind of project and acquisition financing, and the issuance of shares and bonds.

Commercial and Corporate Criminal Law

The firm supports companies in the investigation of possible criminal offences committed by their employees and governing bodies. In the course of investigations, criminal representation and advice is a key factor of success.

Compliance, Corporate Governance & Data Protection

HSP advises and supports clients in the development and implementation of compliance guidelines as well as in the examination of transaction processes for possible liability risks. First and foremost, HSP is there to secure their clients’ internal business processes, and also to create the legal framework for the liability-free execution of transactions in compliance with the far-reaching rules of in this area.

Corporate Law and M&A

The challenging issues involved in the structuring and restructuring of companies require experience and creativity and have been a focus of the firm’s consulting activities for almost 25 years. From the incorporation to the accompanying transactions – for buyers, sellers, or targets – HSP finds solutions and implements requests. The firm’s advice includes the development of an acquisition concept, the due diligence of the target and the preparation of transaction documents and their negotiation.

Litigation and Arbitration

With decades of know-how in conflict resolution, HSP’s team is led by experienced trial lawyers. The firm strives for a successful conflict resolution in the interests of the firm’s clients through extrajudicial negotiations. If a pre-litigation settlement of a dispute is not possible, HSP represents clients nationally and internationally in court and arbitration proceedings.

Private Clients and Foundations

HSP advises clients with tailor-made solutions for the protection of private assets, the structuring of corporate successions and the provision for descendants. The firm has an interdisciplinary approach to this and sees themself as a long-term partner who will continue to ensure that the interests of their clients are implemented in the future.

Public Law

In matters of public law, HSP offers competent advice on all questions of constitutional and administrative law in connection with public building and regional planning law. The firm supports clients in the course of project development, and in the areas of environmental and commercial plant law.

Real Estate

HSP offers their clients comprehensive support in all areas of construction and­ real estate law. The firm’s main focus lies on public and private law advice to investors and project developers in the course of acquiring real estate and developing real estate projects.

Residency and Immigration to Austria

As one of the pioneers in this field, HSP‘s team has more than 20 years of experience in advising on all aspects of immigration, settlement and residency law. The firm advises on, and provides a comprehensive service for, all types of residency and helps their clients to get a foothold in Austria.

Department Name Email Telephone
Compliance, Private Clients Dr. Jörg Winkler
Private Clients, Immigration Mag. Nikolaus Becker
Banking & Finance, M&A Dr. Peter Wagesreiter
Real Estate Mag. Peter Fassl
Real Estate, Public Law Mag. Markus Busta
Litigation Mag. Wilhelm Huck
Photo Name Position Profile
Mag Nikolaus Becker photo Mag Nikolaus Becker Partner and Lawyer, Areas of Practice: Corporate Law and M&A, Private Clients…
Mag Markus Busta  photo Mag Markus Busta Partner and Lawyer, Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Public Law
Mag Peter Fassl  photo Mag Peter Fassl Partner and Lawyer, Area of Practice: Real Estate
Mag Wilhelm Huck  photo Mag Wilhelm Huck Partner and Lawyer, Areas of Practice: Labour Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Real…
Dr Peter Wagesreiter  photo Dr Peter Wagesreiter Partner and Lawyer, Areas of Practice: Banking, Capital Markets & Financial Law,…
Dr Jörg Winkler  photo Dr Jörg Winkler Partner and Lawyer, Areas of Practice: Compliance, Corporate Governance & Data Protection,…
Farsi (Persian)
Geneva Group International (GGI)

At HSP we believe that diversity is essential for an inspiring, harmonious, and productive work environment. We encourage our staff to be their true selves in terms of race, religion, way of life, political views, language, and sexual orientation. To show how important this is to us we support various equality matters and special occasions like Pride Month and International Women’s Day via donations and events. The way we see it, only by employing people diverse in their thoughts, experiences, and talent, can we collectively bring forth fresh ideas and solve the most intricate problems.

More than 50 per cent of our staff are women, and we employ people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Our lived diversity is mirrored through our clients, as we represent people, organizations, and companies from all over the world. We are part of the worldwide GGI Global Alliance network, which enables us to globally connect with local industry leaders for any international law-related challenge that might arise. We strongly believe that diversity is what makes us successful and unique amongst our competitors.

At HSP, we know that if we want to be able to give our best at work, personal wellbeing has to be a top priority. For that reason, we offer various initiatives to live diversity on a daily basis:

  • Flexible working hours: At HSP, we give our employees the opportunity to adjust their work schedule to their individual needs and commitments by offering flexible working hours.
  • Home-Office: Not only during the Corona pandemic, but also before and after, we ensure our employees’ independence and flexibility by giving them the possibility to work from home. HSP has equipped the entire staff with the necessary devices and technologies in order to offer the best home-office work experience.
  • Part-time work models: Unlike many other law firms, we give our employees the opportunity to adapt their working hours to their personal life situations. Be it ambitious single-mums or fathers that are devoted to their families, everyone has equal opportunities to grow and move up the career ladder.

We are strongly committed to keeping our standards high and guaranteeing a diverse and open-minded mentality at our firm now and in the future.


HSP Rechtsanwälte GmbH is one of the leading international law firms in Austria with a strong focus on immigration law and more than twenty years of experience in this field. We provide consulting services to companies and their employees and also to private persons when it comes to obtaining an Austrian domicile, immigration, as well as living and doing business in Austria.

Our competent and multilingual team always finds a customized solution for every client by offering a broad range of services, including immigration-related assistance, communication with authorities, and many other family-related services. We are committed to building successful, long-term relationships with our clients by easing them into their lives here in Austria.