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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.
Bernhard Hainz; Christoph Wolf
‘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.’
ADX ENERGY LTD
Telekom Austria AG, A1; Telekom Austria AG; Telekom Austria Personalmanagement GmbH
IMS Nanofabrication GmbH
University of Vienna
Medical University of Vienna
Österreichische Post AG
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)
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.
Strabag AG, Salini Impregilo S.p.A.
Federal Ministry for Constitution, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice
WESTbahn Management GmbH
Leyrer + Graf
Sanifair / Tank & Rast
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.
Günther Hanslik; Martin Zuffer
‘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.‘
UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Erste Group Bank AG
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG
Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG (Vienna House)
Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberösterreich
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 Wachter, Clemens Grossmayer, Alexander Rakosi and Johannes Trenkwalder.
Other key lawyers:
‘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).‘
HETA Asset Resolution AG
BIP Immobilien Development AG
RH Immobilien Management GmbH
Families Stein and Fliri
Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG
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.
Projektgemeinschaft Brenner Basistunnel Nord
Niederösterreichische Glasfaserinfrastrukturgesellschaft (nöGIG)
Tridonic GmbH & Co KG
Mountain Hotel GmbH
Securikett Ulrich & Horn GmbH
RFL Lachinger GmbH
Fröhlich & Locher und Partner Ziviltechnikergesellschaft mbH
NMPB Architekten ZT GmbH
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.
Johannes Reich-Rohrwig; Daniel Karollus-Bruner
Other key lawyers:
Thomas Böhm; Arno Zimmerman; Peter Machherndl
‘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.
‘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.‘
backaldrin International The Kornspitz Company
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.
ADX ENERGY LTD
Breitband-Holding Projektgemeinschaft Brenner Basistunnel Nord (Amberg Engineering, Lombardi, müller + hereth, Obermeyer, hpbm)
Fröhlich & Locher und Partner Ziviltechnikergesellschaft mbH
Tridonic GmbH & Co KG Swarco Group Gebrüder Haider & Co, Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH
Strabag AG, Salini Impregilo S.p.A.
Porr Beteiligungen und Management GmbH
SOCAR Energy Holdings JSC
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.
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
Heinz Bühnen GmbH & Co KG
Claire’s Austria GmbH
BNP Paribas REIM
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.
‘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.‘
Heta Asset Resolution AG
Brunswick Austria & CEE GmbH
Mustafa medical labs
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.
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.
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.
Bernt Elsner; Robert Keisler
‘Very competent and effective in all fields of law.’
Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH
Österreichische Post AG
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.
‘Very high availability/flexibility, hands on approach , good entrepreneurial understanding.‘
Atrium European Real Estate
Vienna Insurance Group
Best in Parking Group
Erste Asset Management
Arca Brokerage House
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.
Johannes Reich-Rohrwig; Daniela Karollus-Bruner
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.
‘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.‘
Management Team of Frauscher Group
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.
‘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.‘
CNT Management Consulting GmbH
Johnson & Johnson
EU Networks Limited
Humanomed Consult GmbH
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Firm Profile
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.
For more information, please visit cms.law
|Banking and finance; Insolvency and corporate recovery; M&A||Günther Hanslikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Capital Markets; Regulatory||Martin Zufferemail@example.com|
|Central and Eastern Europe||Radivoje Petrikicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Central and Eastern Europe; Commercial property, real estate and construction||Gregor Famiraemail@example.com|
|Corporate and commercial; M&A; Central and Eastern Europe||Peter Huberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Central and Eastern Europe||Alexander Rakosiemail@example.com|
|Corporate/M&A; Energy; Central and Eastern Europe||Johannes Trenkwalderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Commercial property, real estate and construction||Johannes Hysekemail@example.com|
|Commercial property, real estate and construction||Nikolaus Weselikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Competition and EU; Public procurement, regulatory||Bernt Elsneremail@example.com|
|Competition and EU||Dieter Zandlerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporate and commercial; Dispute resolution; Insolvency and corporate recovery||Johannes Reich-Rohrwigemail@example.com|
|Dispute resolution||Daniela Karollus-Brunerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Intellectual property, media||Egon Engin-Denizemail@example.com|
|IT and TMT||Johannes Juranekfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Employment; Medical law||Christoph Wolfemail@example.com|
|Public procurement, regulatory||Robert Keislerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tax; Corporate/M&A||Sibylle Novakemail@example.com|
|Capital Markets||Mathias Strasserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|MMag Dr Bernt Elsner||Bernt Elsner is Head of the CMS Public Procurement Group. In this…||View Profile|
|Dr Egon Engin-Deniz||Dr Egon Engin-Deniz is a partner in the firm and has been…||View Profile|
|Dr Gregor Famira||Gregor Famira is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Vienna and…||View Profile|
|Dr Bernhard Hainz||Bernhard Hainz is a partner at CMS in Vienna and head of…||View Profile|
|Mag Thomas Hamerl||Thomas Hamerl is a specialist in public procurement and concessions, public…||View Profile|
|Dr Günther Hanslik||Günther Hanslik is a partner in the transactions team of CMS Vienna,…||View Profile|
|Dr Peter Huber||Peter Huber is head of the International Corporate Transactions team of CMS…||View Profile|
|Dr Johannes Hysek||Johannes Hysek is a property law expert. He has many years’ experience…||View Profile|
|Dr Johannes Juranek||Johannes Juranek is regarded as a leading expert in the fields of…||View Profile|
|Mag Daniela Karollus-Bruner||Daniela Karollus-Bruner is a partner at CMS and leads our dispute resolution…||View Profile|
|MMag Robert Keisler||Robert Keisler is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member…||View Profile|
|MMag Dr Sibylle Novak||Sibylle Novak has been a partner at CMS since 2008 and is…||View Profile|
|Dr Radivoje Petrikić||Radivoje Petrikić is a partner at CMS in Vienna and has been…||View Profile|
|Univ Prof Dr Johannes Reich-Rohrwig||Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Litigation Group…||View Profile|
|Mag Johannes Trenkwalder||Johannes Trenkwalder is a partner at CMS in Vienna and a member…||View Profile|
|MMag Dr Rainer Wachter||Rainer Wachter is a distinguished expert in cross-border M&A transactions, compliance issues,…||View Profile|
|Dr Jens Winter||Jens Winter advises national and international companies primarily in matters of individual…||View Profile|
|Dr Christoph Wolf||Christoph Wolf is a partner at CMS and heads the employment and…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 4500+ At this office : 80+
LanguagesBosnian Bulgarian Croatian English French Georgian German Italian Polish Romanian Russian Serbian Slovakian Slovenian Spanish Turkish Ukrainian
MembershipsWorld Law Group (WLG)
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- Banking and finance
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- Intellectual property
- Private client
- Projects and energy
- Real estate
- Data privacy and data protection
- EU and competition
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Administrative law and public sector
- Capital markets
- Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation