Firm Profile > CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1010 WIEN

Employment Tier 1

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides a broad practice, comprising transactional work, termination of management members, contract revisions and works council agreements. The firm also handles contentious issues, such as advising Siemens on an outsourced defined benefit pension scheme. The team, which is led by Dr Bernhard Hainz and Dr Christoph Wolf, serves a large number of clients in the automotive, insurance and logistics and transport sectors. Dr Jens Winter is 'very responsive', advising on individual and collective employment and data protection issues, and rising star Daniela Krömer  specialises in European labour law and and social dumping matters.

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‘In-depth knowledge of all employment law related aspects. Dr. Winter is very responsive. Dr. Hainz is well experienced and sometimes comes up with helpful pragmatic solutions.’

‘Excellent legal expertise (excellent balance between legal theory and practice). Open for client’s ideas and input. Willing to go the extra mile. Always delivers on time. Understands their clients’ business.’

Key clients

B&C Industrieholding



Telekom Austria AG, A1; Telekom Austria AG; Telekom Austria Personalmanagement GmbH


IKEA Österreich

IMS Nanofabrication GmbH

University of Vienna

Medical University of Vienna

Österreichische Post AG

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)

Baresel GmbH

Public procurement Tier 1

A popular choice for contracting authorities, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH has notable expertise in the construction, healthcare, TMT, transport and waste management sectors. Department head Bernt Elsner and his team are frequently involved in cross-border projects and collaborate with the firm's local procurement specialists throughout central, eastern and southern Europe. Elsner also represents clients in procurement litigation and has extensive knowledge of compliance issues in tender procedures. Thomas Hamerl stands out for his skill in infrastructure and energy projects, with additional industry experience in telecoms, transport and retail. Associate Ruth Bittner provides key support in relation to public-private partnerships, the award of concessions and international relations.

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Key clients

Strabag AG, Salini Impregilo S.p.A.


Federal Ministry for Constitution, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice

Münze Österreich


hospitals Projektentwicklungsges.m.b.H.

WESTbahn Management GmbH

Leyrer + Graf

Statistics Austria

Sanifair / Tank & Rast

Linde Gas

ELL European Locomotive Leasing

Banking and finance Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH' banking and finance practice group acts for major domestic and international banks on real estate financing mandates, particularly in Vienna. The department also has strength at the intersection of banking and capital markets law. In a notable highlight, the group advised a bank on the syndicated financing of the first green loan worldwide for an Austrian energy company. Günther Hanslik leads the team jointly with Martin Zuffer, who focuses on regulatory matters; Alexander Rakosi is also a key name to note.


Good understanding of the market, excellent knowledge, fast and pragmatic approach.

Excellent knowledge of legal issues and market practice in Austria. Perfect network in the most important countries of the EU (especially Luxembourg). Very focused in the negotiation process and top-quality of contract drafting.

Günther Hanslik as a responsible partner is excellent in negotiations, always focused on the shared goal with a perfect overview of the open issues every time.

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Raiffeisen Bank International AG


HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG

Münchener Hypothekenbank

Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG (Vienna House)


Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberösterreich

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Praised as 'great to work with', CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH is highly active in the CEE region acting for public and private companies, financial institutions and funds. The team, under Peter Huber's leadership, has a very strong sector focus on energy matters, and also has expertise in the technology, media, communications, hotel, financial services, construction, infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences sectors. Other key individuals include Rainer WachterClemens GrossmayerAlexander Rakosi and Johannes Trenkwalder.

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They are fast and professional.

Great to work with and good understanding of underlying commercial rationale of respective transactions.

Very dedicated and available almost around the clock 7 days a week.

Hands on and very passionate with a strong business focus.

Alexander Rakosi – great legal and business understanding. He is also thinking outside of the “legal box” – focused on trying to find solutions and seems to be always available (in particular outside of ordinary office hours).

Key clients

HETA Asset Resolution AG


Immofinanz AG

Green Source



Co-Investor/EVP Capital

BIP Immobilien Development AG

Constantia Flexibles

RH Immobilien Management GmbH


Families Stein and Fliri

Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG

Catalyst GmbH

Optimapharm d.d.

Construction Tier 2

The construction team at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which is led by Nikolaus Weselik, stands out for providing construction advice in an interdisciplinary fashion, incorporating real estate and insurance law matters into its practice. Highlights included advising Projektgemeinschaft Brenner Basistunnel Nord on the Brenner Base Tunnel; assisting Porr Beteiligungen und Management GmbH with the award procedures for two PPP consecutive projects for newly built school campuses in Vienna and providing advice on a hotel project development in Tyrol for Mountain Hotel.  Helmut Bruckner is also recommended.

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Key clients

Projektgemeinschaft Brenner Basistunnel Nord

Niederösterreichische Glasfaserinfrastrukturgesellschaft (nöGIG)

Tridonic GmbH & Co KG

Mountain Hotel GmbH

G+H Isolierung

Securikett Ulrich & Horn GmbH

RFL Lachinger GmbH

Norpexal Gruppe

Fröhlich & Locher und Partner Ziviltechnikergesellschaft mbH


NMPB Architekten ZT GmbH

Swarco Group

ECOwind GmbH

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH serves clients from a wide variety of industry sectors such as banking, finance, construction, energy, engineering, technology, media and communications, automotive, transport, culture as well as education. Led by Johannes Reich-Rohrwig and Daniela Karollus-Bruner, the team handles court and public administrative proceedings.


I was mesmerized by the capability to break down complex legal questions into a clear, stringent legal strategy. The speed how challenging issues were identified and handled was amazing. As the team is small you receive excellent value for money.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Egon Engin-Deniz heads the IP team at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which handles trade mark and copyright litigation, design and unfair competition law and trade secrets. The firm acts for clients in various sectors including pharmaceuticals (cosmetics and medical devices), media (artist merchandise) and retail. The practice successfully represented Sky in copyright litigation and Johnson & Johnson in an infringement case involving regulatory issues. It also advised on a cross-border trade mark case involving the German and Italian jurisdictions.

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Very experienced lawyers, reliable, always available, competent, service orientated. The intellectual property team (Dr. Engin-Deniz, Dr. Staber, Mag. Lederer) has a comprising technological expertise, is very experienced and always works thoroughly. These lawyers are very competent and service orientated.

Key clients


backaldrin International The Kornspitz Company



Falco Privatstiftung

Johnson & Johnson

Magirus Lohr (CNH industrial)

Demner Merlicek & Bergmann




Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH

Private client Tier 2

The private client practice at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH operates at a Europe-wide level, advising business owners, wealthy individuals and their families on cross-border matters. Department head Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is particularly experienced in the fields of private and corporate wealth succession, gifts and last wills. In addition to covering estate planning, investment and related dispute resolution, associate Arno Zimmermann is also experienced in the establishment and maintenance of private foundations. The team's offering further includes asset planning and transfers, company restructuring and advice to heirs.

Projects and energy Tier 2

Johannes Trenkwalder heads up the energy group at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which advises companies including ADX Energy and SOCAR on acquisitions and financings. Projects are handled cooperatively with the public procurement, real estate and construction departments; Thomas Hamerl specialises in infrastructure projects and regularly handles procurement processes for school campuses. The practice also leverages the firm's international network on cross-border matters; the group recently advised Green Source on the financing and development of photovoltaic parks in Russia and Hungary. Bernt Elsner and Nikolaus Weselik are also names to note.

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Key clients


Breitband-Holding Projektgemeinschaft Brenner Basistunnel Nord (Amberg Engineering, Lombardi, müller + hereth, Obermeyer, hpbm)

Green Source

Fröhlich & Locher und Partner Ziviltechnikergesellschaft mbH

Tridonic GmbH & Co KG Swarco Group Gebrüder Haider & Co, Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH

Münze Österreich

Strabag AG, Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

Porr Beteiligungen und Management GmbH

SOCAR Energy Holdings JSC



Energie Steiermark



Real estate Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles lease agreements, project development issues and acquisitions. It has provided ongoing advice to Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH on the asset management of its properties Haus an der Wien and The Icon since the purchase of both buildings. The team is headed by Nikolaus Weselik, and is particularly focused on the hotel industry, where key clients include Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG. Johannes Hysek is also recommended.

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Key clients

euNetworks Group Limited

HGA Österreich I GmbH & Co KG


Tesla Motors Austria GmbH

Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH

Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG

HTP High Tech Plastics GmbH

Wüstenrot Group

Heinz Bühnen GmbH & Co KG

Claire’s Austria GmbH

BNP Paribas REIM

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH's 'friendly and courteous' team advises national and international clients in the financial, infrastructure, healthcare and media sectors on a variety of GDPR matters, including compliance and data use. Johannes Juranek, who receives praise for his 'high level of expertise', assisted Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH/Rewe with all data protection and regulatory issues regarding the setting up of a loyalty scheme.

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Everyone we worked with answered within the period stipulated, gave a competent, comprehensible analysis and offered further assistance. The team is extremely professional. The atmosphere of the law firm is very pleasant and welcoming, staff is friendly and courteous.

Dr Johannes Juranek has a high level of expertise and offers pinpoint solutions. He’s easy to reach and if not available he suggests a new near-term appointment. He’s very professional and experienced not only in Austrian law, but also well-connected internationally.

Key clients


B2 Holding


Fidelity funds


Heta Asset Resolution AG

Klinikum Austria

Brunswick Austria & CEE GmbH

Mustafa medical labs

GE Healthcare

Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH, REWE

EU and competition Tier 3

In addition to handling competition law advice and merger control work, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH also represents clients in competition law disputes, particularly in cartel and cartel fines cases. The group also has strength in multinational leniency applications. Practice head Bernt Elsner specialises in antitrust compliance as well as anti-competitive behaviour in tender procedures and Dieter Zandler has additional expertise in antitrust damage actions.

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Key clients

Allianz SE


Grupa Azoty S.A.

Atairos Group, Inc.


Gemaco Holding NV


Circle Media Group B.V.

Heta Asset Resolution AG (HETA)


Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH's team acts for clients including European financial institutions and international companies. Practice head Günther Hanslik specialises in financial transactions, restructurings and corporate transactions. Another key name to note is Alexander Rakosi, whose strength lies in distressed M&A.

Administrative law and public sector Tier 4

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH's public law practice is jointly led by Bernt Elsner and Robert Keisler. The former regularly represents clients in administrative and constitutional court proceedings and the latter acts for clients in the healthcare, construction, logistics and tourism industries. Areas of expertise include trade law, state aid, construction and commercial law, industrial plant construction and data protection.

Practice head(s):


‘Very competent and effective in all fields of law.’


Key clients


Bird Rides

Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH

Österreichische Post AG

Feibra GmbH

Medizinische Universität Wien

Hel-Wacht Holding GmbH

Capital markets Tier 4

The capital markets team at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles a mix of equity and debt capital markets work, including advising on IPOs, corporate bonds, debt issuance programmes, promissory notes and rights offerings. The practice also has a robust regulatory presence, demonstrated by its work for EBRD on a cross-border project involving the implementation of direct links between the Hungarian central depository and the central security depositories in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. The group was further strengthened by the recent arrival of associate Dominik Wagner from the Financial Market Authority. Key contact Martin Zuffer heads the practice.

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Very high availability/flexibility, hands on approach , good entrepreneurial understanding.

Key clients

Atrium European Real Estate

Vienna Insurance Group


Best in Parking Group

Cornelia Capital

AGORA Immobilien

Erste Asset Management

REWE International

Arca Brokerage House



Satchi Holdings

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 4

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH's arbitration and mediation practice acts in the banking and finance, construction, energy, engineering, technology, automotive, media and communication sectors. The group's workload entails representing clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, cross-border investor-state disputes and issues arising from commercial transactions. The team, under the joint leadership of Johannes Reich-Rohrwig and Daniela Karollus-Bruner, is proficient in all major arbitral rules.

Key clients


Tax Tier 4

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH is particularly active in the banking sector, acting for private banks and private clients and foundations on global withholding tax refunds. Other areas of expertise include fiscal criminal law, tax structurings, tax due diligence and compliance issues. The department, under the leadership of Sibylle Novak, is also increasingly advising investment funds on the structuring of Luxembourg funds which invest in Austria.

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The cooperation with the team referring to our completed project was very efficient. Especially they have short information lines. For instance if one employee is on holiday, you get another contact partner, who is indeed well informed about the case. And I especially would like to point out the friendly tone of the team.

Sibylle Novak carried out every aspect of her work to the highest possible standard. She answers her emails very quickly with a high level of expertise. Her suggestions were based on prior consideration of all possible situations and outcomes, making her solutions highly successful in practice. Our tax consulting company is looking forward to further projects with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and Mrs Novak.

Sybille Novak is on the forefront to think about imminent tax regulations which might affect our business in the future.

Key clients

Management Team of Frauscher Group

NTT Communications

Yokogawa Electric Corporation


euNetworks Group Limited

TMT Tier 4

The 'extremely professional' TMT team at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH receives instructions from prestigious global clients concerning major, business critical and transformation projects. The team, led by Johannes Juranek, works on transactions in the media and telecoms sector, as well as advising on IT matters and regulatory mandates in the media space. A recent work highlight for the team was representing Sky TV in two regulatory disputes against the Austrian public broadcasting station ORF regarding the transmission of certain sports events. Gabriela Staber has a focus on TV, new media and sport.

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Everyone we worked with answered within the period stipulated, gave a competent, comprehensible analysis and offered further assistance. The team is extremely professional.

The atmosphere of the law firm is very pleasant and welcoming, staff is friendly and courteous.

Dr Johannes Juranek has a very high level of expertise and offers pinpoint solutions.

Johannes Juranek is easy to reach and if not available he suggests a new near-term appointment.

Johannes Juranek is very professional and experienced, not only in Austrian law. He’s well connected internationally.

Key clients


CNT Management Consulting GmbH



GE Healthcare

Johnson & Johnson

EU Networks Limited

Humanomed Consult GmbH

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz is one of the leading law firms in Austria with more than 80 lawyers at your service. We are specialized in solving complex legal challenges, especially regarding cross-border business. The law firm was founded in Vienna in 1970.

We operate offices in Vienna, Belgrade, Bratislava, Brussels, Istanbul, Kyiv, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia and Zagreb.

In our work, we focus on M&A, banking & finance, real estate, building law, labour law, tax law, energy law, IP and IT law, competition law and procurement law. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of your projects, for instance in transactions.

As part of the CMS network, a Top 10 Global Law Firm, we are present in 40+ countries and 70+ offices worldwide. More than 4,500 CMS lawyers offer you business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance; Insolvency and corporate recovery; M&A Günther Hanslik
Capital Markets; Regulatory Martin Zuffer
Central and Eastern Europe Radivoje Petrikic
Central and Eastern Europe; Commercial property, real estate and construction Gregor Famira
Corporate and commercial; M&A; Central and Eastern Europe Peter Huber
Central and Eastern Europe Alexander Rakosi
Corporate/M&A; Energy; Central and Eastern Europe Johannes Trenkwalder
Commercial property, real estate and construction Johannes Hysek
Commercial property, real estate and construction Nikolaus Weselik
Competition and EU; Public procurement, regulatory Bernt Elsner
Competition and EU Dieter Zandler
Corporate and commercial; Dispute resolution; Insolvency and corporate recovery Johannes Reich-Rohrwig
Dispute resolution Daniela Karollus-Bruner
Intellectual property, media Egon Engin-Deniz
IT and TMT Johannes Juranek
Employment Bernhard Hainz
Employment; Medical law Christoph Wolf
Corporate/M&A Rainer Wachter
Public procurement, regulatory Robert Keisler
Tax; Corporate/M&A Sibylle Novak
Capital Markets Mathias Strasser
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Dr Bernhard Hainz  photo Dr Bernhard Hainz Bernhard Hainz is a partner at CMS in Vienna and head of…
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 Günther Hanslik photo Günther Hanslik Günther Hanslik is a partner in the transactions team of CMS Vienna,…
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Dr Johannes Hysek  photo Dr Johannes Hysek Johannes Hysek is a property law expert. He has many years’ experience…
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Mag Daniela Karollus-Bruner  photo Mag Daniela Karollus-Bruner Daniela Karollus-Bruner is a partner at CMS and leads our dispute resolution…
MMag Robert Keisler  photo MMag Robert Keisler Robert Keisler is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member…
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Dr Radivoje Petrikić  photo Dr Radivoje Petrikić Radivoje Petrikić is a partner at CMS in Vienna and has been…
Univ Prof Dr Johannes Reich-Rohrwig  photo Univ Prof Dr Johannes Reich-Rohrwig Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Litigation Group…
Mag Johannes Trenkwalder  photo Mag Johannes Trenkwalder Johannes Trenkwalder is a partner at CMS in Vienna and a member…
MMag Dr Rainer Wachter  photo MMag Dr Rainer Wachter Rainer Wachter is a distinguished expert in cross-border M&A transactions, compliance issues,…
Dr Jens Winter  photo Dr Jens Winter Jens Winter advises national and international companies primarily in matters of individual…
Dr Christoph Wolf  photo Dr Christoph Wolf Christoph Wolf is a partner at CMS and heads the employment and…
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Contact : Johannes Juranek