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

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
GAUERMANNGASSE 2
1010 WIEN
Austria

Austria > Employment Tier 1

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s leading employment practice is known for its advice across the full spectrum of employment law matters, as well as its strong litigation capabilities across the CEE region. Widely recognised practice heads Christoph Wolf  and Bernhard Hainz oversee the work. The team provides advice on individual and collective labour law, pensions, anti-discrimination law, EU and international labour law, and privatisation of former state-owned companies. Jens Winter is a key contact for complex data protection matters. Andreas Jöst and Daniela Krömer are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Bernhard Hainz; Christoph Wolf

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Potz; Jens Winter; Daniela Krömer; Andreas Jöst

Testimonials

‘The strengths and key competencies of the team are unique and incomparable.’

‘We really appreciate the high quality and outstanding experience of Christoph Wolf.’

‘Very high level of expertise across the most diverse fields of labour law.’

‘Christoph Wolf: high level of expertise, very solution oriented, explains complex cases very well also to non-legal audiences.’

Key clients

A1 Telekom Austria AG, Telekom Austria Personalmanagement GmbH

Österreichische Post AG

Medizinische Universität Wien

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

IBM Austria (incl IBM Pension Fund, IBM Client Innovation Centre Austria and other subsidiaries of IBM Austria and IBM International

Österreich Werbung

IKEA

Landestheater Linz

elevate staffing AT

Österreichische Postbus AG

University of Vienna

RSO (Raiffeisen Software), RSC (Raiffeisen Shared Service), Raiffeisen Landesbank Wien, NÖ AG

IMS Nanofabrication GmbH

Siemens Austria, Siemens Industry Software

Stadt Amstetten

ALPLA

Work highlights

  • Successfully obtained compensation from the Republic of Austria in connection with the remuneration of workers during the Covid-19 quarantine on behalf of Österreichische Post.
  • Advising IBM on labour law issues in connection with the worldwide spin-off of Kyndryl.
  • Advising Österreich Werbung on all questions of individual and collective employment law, including the participation rights of the works council in the event of changes in operations and the contractual changes for the implementation of a uniform salary scheme.

Austria > Administrative law and public sector Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH focuses on providing advice at the intersection of public and commercial law, assisting energy and pharmaceuticals clients with matters ranging from trade and EU state aid work to regulatory and construction mandates. The practice routinely represents clients before the state and federal administrative courts in addition to the constitutional court and has been involved in complex litigation in relation to the Austrian government’s Covid policies. Public procurement, EU and antitrust law specialist Bernt Elsner and public commercial law expert Robert Keisler lead the practice, while Thomas Hamerl is responsible for energy and construction law matters in addition to public procurement work.

Practice head(s):

Bernt Elsner; Robert Keisler

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Enerox

VX Fiber

Hydrofy

Medical University of Vienna (Medizinische Universität Wien)

Österreichische Post AG

Vienna Tourist Board

Breitband Holding

Feibra GmbH

Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH

commonsun

European Investment Bank, Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberösterreich

G31 Glasfaser Bezirk Weiz

Work highlights

  • Represented Ö-Bonus Club GmbH before the data protection authority, the Federal Administrative Court and the Administrative Court in relation to alleged GDPR violations.
  • Represented Österreichische Post AG in almost 200 matters before the Supreme Administrative Court and Constitutional Court concerning claims filed against the Republic of Austria for compensating the remuneration paid to the client’s employees while quarantined for Covid-19 infections.
  • Providing ongoing advice regarding public law issues concerning the conducting of experiments on animals to the Medical University of Vienna.

Austria > Banking and finance Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s banking and finance team, led by Martin Zuffer and Günther Hanslik, deals with large financing transactions domestically and internationally. Zuffer regularly assists banks and financial institutions with transactional and regulatory issues and Hanslik is a financing expert. The group’s main expertise lies in acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate and project finance, banking regulation, and distressed debt trading matters, and it is increasingly active in fintech mandates. The group also handles multiple cross-jurisdictional projects, an area in which Marcell Clark is notably active.

Practice head(s):

Günther Hanslik; Martin Zuffer

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Paulmayer; Marcell Clark

Testimonials

‘Very competent banking/finance team with a lot of experience and a very solution-oriented approach in drafting and negotiating. Very pro-active in proposing solutions. Very good to work with.’

‘Günther Hanslik has years of experience in finance and is very good to work with in difficult situations or with an aggressive counsel on the other side as he always manages to relieve any tensions. Stefan Paulmayer has a very good combination of finance, work-out and regulatory experience. Very quick in coming back with proposals and workable, practically minded advice. Very good negotiator and drafter.’

‘Flexible team which supports the client. Very balanced team.’

‘Stefan Paulmayer acted as a perfect banking lawyer when negotiating and supporting us in one of our largest real estate finance deals in Vienna.’

‘Very creative, focused on solutions, fast acting and always available.’

Key clients

Zumtobel Group AG

N26

GREEN SOURCE Holding GmbH

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Erste Group Bank AG

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Commerzbank

Deutsche Bank (London Branch)

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG

PK Windpark Management GmbH (PÜSPÖK Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised RBI as Bookrunner and Arranger of a €360m financing to 6B47 group for the development of the prime real estate project Althan Quartier in the heart of Vienna.
  • Advised Zumtobel Group AG on the early refinancing of its long-term syndicated loan.
  • Advising a consortium of Austrian banks in connection with the syndicated financing of the development of one of Europe’s largest logistic and e-commerce centres.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Key sector strengths for practitioners at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH span the financial services, industrial and telecoms industries, with the latter two as key areas of recent growth for the practice. Peter Huber and Rainer Wachter lead the team, which displays a ‘global understanding and approach to topics of various legal environments‘; the group has a focus on foreign investors investing in both Austria and the CEE region. On the transactional side, Florian Mayer is a key name to note as a ‘highly dedicated expert who combines M&A expertise with strategic thinking’.

Practice head(s):

Peter Huber; Rainer Wachter

Other key lawyers:

Florian Mayer; Alexander Rakosi; Johannes Reich-Rohrwig; Clemens Grossmayer; David Kohl

Testimonials

‘Strategic and option oriented approach. Broad expertise is used for finding the best way to serve my interests rather than only advising on standard approaches.’

‘Florian Mayer – highly dedicated expert who combines M&A expertise with strategic thinking and delivers with best practice customer success mindset.’

‘David Kohl and Clemens Grossmayer have excellent knowledge and a very good relationship. Highly recommended.’

‘The team works hand in hand with the client. It has a global understanding and approach to topics of various legal environments. The team also has experts for each relevant legal area (corporate, taxes, labour, etc.).’

‘Valuable qualities: knowledge of the industry, great engagement with our needs, suggestion and presentation of alternative solutions, fast response to our demands, and they are easy to work with.’

‘The team is used to working on multinational transactions and with multinational teams, and they do this extremely effectively and efficiently. Their input is obviously based on profound knowledge of the law and yet pragmatic, clear and very solution-oriented. They are very pleasant to work with.’

‘Our go-to person is Florian Mayer. Florian is used to working on and coordinating multinational transactions including several work streams and does it extremely smoothly. He quickly understands what is important and what is not, identifies obstacles early in the process and is also able to come up with out-of-the box solutions quickly, if necessary. Florian is very smart, reliable and solution-oriented.’

‘The team quickly understands the needs of client and is able to deliver top-notch and tailor-made solutions at short notice and in a very efficient manner. Great team!’

Key clients

ALPLA

Arena Hospitality Group (AHG)

Deutsche Telekom

Greiner AG

IBIDEN Co., LTD

Investors into Rohlik

Mayr-Melnhof Holz Group

REWE

Siemens

Talenthouse AG

Austria > Construction Tier 2

Nikolaus Weselik heads up both the real estate group and the construction group at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH. Leading the group alongside Thomas Hamerl, Weselik is an active team member when it comes to litigious matters and an experienced arbitrator. Hamerl, whose fields of expertise lie in national and international construction, infrastructure and energy projects, often acts for clients before domestic and international courts and arbitral tribunals. The team has particular nous in the hotel industry, and also excels in responding to client's tax questions related to construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Nikolaus Weselik

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Hamerl; Mariella Kapoun

Key clients

VX Fibre (Austria) and VNext (Sweden)

Breitband Holding

Strabag

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

DSR Hotel Holding

Central European University (CEU)

REWE

PORR

Hochtief

Billa

NMPB Architekten ZT GmbH

Securikett Ulrich & Horn GmbH

European Investment Bank

Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberösterreich

Work highlights

  • Acting as appointed arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in one of the currently largest construction projects in Austria.
  • Represented the client in a large proceeding regarding the building construction project “Umfahrung Strasswalchen”.
  • Representing PORR in a large arbitration case in connection with a major underground work project.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH offers a wide variety of dispute services to national and international corporate and private clients spanning various industries, including banking and finance, construction, energy, engineering, technology, media, automotive, transport, culture and education. The practice is jointly headed up by Daniela Karollus-Bruner, who also oversees the insurance group, and corporate and commercial expert Johannes Reich-Rohrwig. The team’s caseload comprises complex and sensitive disputes, with a focus on damage, tort, and contractual claims, and mandates with a white-collar crime nexus.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig; Daniela Karollus-Bruner

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Böhm; Lukas Peissl; Arno Zimmermann

Key clients

Austrian Airlines

Work highlights

  • Representing Austrian Airlines in several litigations, including a lawsuit pertaining to the payment of capital increase and a counterclaim.

Austria > EU and competition Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s competition practice group is characterised by a strong track record, and covers the full range of competition law from advice on cartels, vertical agreements, merger control, distribution agreements, state aid, foreign direct investments and compliance, to private antitrust litigation. Led by Bernt Elsner and Dieter Zandler, the team acts for domestic and international claimants and defendants in multiple jurisdictions, often at the intersection of public procurement law. Due to its strong global network, the team can provide its local and international clients with a comprehensive dawn raid package.

Practice head(s):

Bernt Elsner; Dieter Zandler

Testimonials

‘Very experienced group of lawyers; effective work collaboration; individuals have a strong knowledge base so special experts are only pulled in when needed.’

‘Hold commitments, stick to deadlines, deliver quality.’

‘Very professional, good cooperation.’

 

Key clients

Mayr-Melnhof Holz Group

Siemens Austria

Home24

Oaktree Capital Management

IMCD

Atos Medical

Greiner AG

Worldline SA

ALPLA

BBC Studios and Granada Media

SFS Group International

Atlas Copco

Plansee Holding

Work highlights

  • Advising Siemens Austria on competition matters during the sale of Siemens Gebäudemanagement & -Services to Apleona.
  • Advising Swedish multinational medical devices company Atos Medical on Austrian merger control issues in connection with its acquisition of Tracoe Group.
  • Advising Greiner on all competition law aspects in connection with the sale of its extrusion division, including real estate in Austria and the Czech Republic, to the Dutch-German investment company Nimbus.

Austria > Intellectual property Tier 2

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH is experienced in accompanying IP matters from their conception onwards, consequently assisting clients throughout the lifecycle of IP projects. The team advises clients on matters ranging from copyright, patent and trade mark applications to licences and transfers, in addition to protecting trade secrets. The practice group regularly pleads cases before the Austrian Supreme Court, handling claims of unfair competition and copyright infringement. Egon Engin-Deniz leads the team and specialises in representing clients from the healthcare and TMT sectors. Also noted are regulatory lawyer Gabriela Staber, trade mark expert Hans Lederer and Saskia Leopold, who focuses on copyright law.

Practice head(s):

Egon Engin-Deniz

Testimonials

‘It’s a team of well experienced IP litigators who can often predict possible outcomes in court. They act quickly and give very practical advice. They use the most advanced technology research tools.’

‘Egon Engin-Deniz is excellent and very persuasive in court litigation matters. He is able to lead and coordinate cross-border litigation ranging from prosecutions to anti-counterfeiting work.’

‘Hans Lederer is a very good prosecution lawyer. He is a prosecution specialist and very approachable.’

‘The CMS team is very fast and easy-going. Even though we usually reach out to them months apart, they are always up-to-date with our complex questions.’

‘Gabriela Staber stands out.’

Key clients

Gallery Belvedere

Schrankerl

Glacier

Bioblo

Falco Privatstiftung

UEFA

Coty

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Österreich Werbung

backaldrin International The Kornspitz Company GmbH

Johnson & Johnson

Unser Ö-Bonus Club GmbH

Syngenta

FIFA

GE Healthcare

Sky

Birkenstock

Rewe (Bipa, Billa, Billa Plus, Merkur, Delikatessa, Ja! Natürlich, Clever)

Universal Edition

Work highlights

  • Represented Coty in various trade mark, parallel import, and counterfeit proceedings before the Austrian courts.
  • Advising Falco Privatstiftung on all copyright and trade mark matters, as well as assisting with the licencing of its IP portfolio and personality rights to the movie production industry, musical theatres and NFT projects.
  • Advised the Belvedere Museum on structuring an NFT drop for Valentine’s Day in 2022.

Austria > Private client Tier 2

The team at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH assists HNWIs, their families and businesses, and senior company management on issues ranging from family, real estate and inheritance law, to corporate and tax matters. Acting in Austria and abroad, the practice group offers asset planning and transfer services, and corporate restructuring and private foundation solutions, often in connection with the succession of family-owned businesses, and inheritance matters. The team is led by Johannes Reich-Rohrwig, an experienced litigator and tribunal arbitrator who also assists clients with private and corporate wealth succession, foundations, and trusts. Arno Zimmermann handles dispute resolution and contentious matters for HNWIs, in addition to providing advice on issues of corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig

Other key lawyers:

Austria > Projects and energy Tier 2

The group at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH works across the energy sector, and has recently been highly active in mandates relating to transport and renewable energy. Bernt Elsner leads the firm’s public procurement group, while Thomas Hamerl leads the energy and climate change sector group. Construction law expert Nikolaus Weselik completes the roster of key contacts at leadership level. The group is consequently able to operate as a cross-practice team with a broad offering, as well as a targeted national team with deep sector knowledge.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Hamerl; Bernt Elsner; Nikolaus Weselik

Testimonials

‘Large team with availability when it comes to urgent requests.’

‘Deep legal knowledge combined with a high level of service and an outstanding approach to clients, other advisors and even negotiation counterparts.’

Key clients

Arena Hospitality Group

Breitbandholding

VX Fibre (Austria) and VNext (Sweden

Equitix

Verbund Green Energy

Hydrofy

Enerox

Swietelsky AG Bahnbau

GREEN SOURCE

eFriends Energy

commonsun

Porr Beteiligungen und Management

MLP Group

ENCAVIS Asset Management

ADX ENERGY

Swietelsky Tunnelbau

Siemens Gebäudemanagement & -Services

Projektgemeinschaft Brenner Basistunnel Nord

Strabag

European Investment Bank

Raiffeisen Landesbank OberösterreichOeEB Austrian Development Bank

Austria > Public procurement Tier 2

The group at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH is particularly prolific when it comes to PPP projects and work in the infrastructure and healthcare sectors, and the team is lauded for its ability to handle complex procurement projects. Practice head Bernt Elsner is referred to by one client as ‘the mastermind behind the well-coordinated team', and often works on contentious issues stemming from public procurement matters. On the regulatory side, Robert Keisler and Thomas Hamerl are the key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Bernt Elsner

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very professional. Excellent knowledge.’

‘For complex procurement topics, CMS has a perfectly trained and well established staff. Its knowledge, practical experience, solution-oriented counselling and risk-oriented support are top notch.’

‘Bernt Elsner is the mastermind behind the well-coordinated team. He has very fast response times, gives excellent and clear explanations of possible choices and always supports us in making the right choices.’

Key clients

Hill-Rom

Tech Data

Global Rail Trust

Alstom Transport Deutschland

Münze Österreich

Österreich Werbung

Swietelsky Baugesellschaft

Plasser & Theurer

Statistik Austria

Strabag AG

Breitband Holding

Leyrer + Graf

hospitals Projektentwicklungsges.m.b.H

Upnano

ELL European Locomotive Leasing

Gebrüder Haider

Medizinische Universität Wien (Medical University of Vienna)

VAMED Entwicklung

Austria > Capital markets Tier 3

The full service team at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH advises on a range of capital markets issues, and has continued to build on its capital markets focus since the addition of Philipp Mark in 2021, particularly in terms of advisory and regulatory work. In the transactional space, practice head Martin Zuffer recently acted alongside Mark on a takeover offer for a large real estate owner and developer.

Practice head(s):

Martin Zuffer

Other key lawyers:

Walter Gapp; Philipp Mark

Key clients

Atrium European Real Estate

UniCredit Bank

Commerzbank

Erste Group Bank Ag

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Lekta Therapy

Wise

Hep Global

Best in Parking

Work highlights

  • Advising an Austrian group on the proposed initial public offering (IPO) and listing of its shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange (VSE).
  • Advising the international banking syndicate as Joint Lead Managers on the successful issuance of €500m Tier 2 Subordinated Callable Fixed Rate Reset Notes issued by Vienna based Erste Group Bank AG under its Multi Issuer EMTN Programme.
  • Advising Atrium European Real Estate on the takeover offer by Gazit Globe Limited and subsequent delisting from the VSE.

Austria > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles the full spectrum of matters on both the data privacy and protection side, and assists a range of clients from the fintech industry. Practice head Johannes Juranek is active in the technology and consumer products sector and at associate level, Johannes Juranek often works on matters at the intersection of data protection and unfair competition. Klaus Pateter regularly represents clients in litigation and before public authorities.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Juranek

Other key lawyers:

Johannes Scharf; Klaus Pateter

Testimonials

‘I highly appreciate the competence of this firm in the field of data privacy and data protection and its services which it provides in this field. The competence of the firm in this area is so highly respected that its partners and associates are even regularly invited to teach in this field at universities.’

‘I have been regularly working with Johannes Juranek. I really appreciate his extensive knowledge in this field.’

Key clients

ENEROX GmbH

St Anna Kinderspital

Universal Edition AG

Reactive Reality

ALPLA

Novid20

REWE

Sky

Work highlights

  • Represented the client before the data protection authority, the Federal Administrative Court and the Administrative Court in relation to alleged violations of the GDPR (official investigation and criminal proceedings with an imposed fine of EUR 2 million).
  • Providing the data protection legal advice regarding the client data, public appearance, and international data transfer.
  • Providing legal advice on various data protection issues to the leading European manufacturer of reliable energy storage solutions including the data protection compliance.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

The main focus for CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH is on restructuring and reorganisation, rather than contentious insolvencies, but the group has a complete offering. Team members within the practice have a wide range of sector specialisms, covering banking and finance, employment law, corporate law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clemens Grossmayer is now a group practice head alongside Daniela Karollus-Bruner; the former is principally focused on distressed M&A transactions, while the latter is a go-to contact for contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Daniela Karollus-Bruner; Clemens Grossmayer

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Rakosi; Günther Hanslik

Key clients

Robus Capital

Erste Group Bank AG

UniCredit S.p.A

Austria > Tax Tier 3

Standout recent work for the team at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH includes assisting private clients and family businesses with tax issues, as well as advising clients on restructuring issues. Practice head Sibylle Novak‘s extensive tax practice includes advising on tax optimisation matters in the context of transactions. At associate level, Thomas Aspalter is a key name to note with regard to corporate transactions which overlap with tax law. More widely, the group has a niche expertise in excise taxes and customs.

Practice head(s):

Sibylle Novak

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Greiner AG

Astara

Siemens Austria

Arena Hospitality Group (AHG)

Worldline SA

Quantum Immobilien KVG

Plastic Omnium

Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)

Poseidon Group and Mitiska REIM

FINEXX

Work highlights

  • Advising Spanish mobility provider Astara on tax matters in connection with its market entry into Austria.
  • Advised Austrian plastics and foam specialist Greiner on the successful sale of its extrusion division.
  • Advising Siemens Austria on the sale of the Austrian facility management business Siemens Gebäudemanagement und -Services by Apleona.

Austria > TMT Tier 3

Fintech clients join IT, tech, infrastructure and media companies in instructing CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH to assist them with a wide range of projects, including licence agreements, data protection issues and a broad range of contracts pertaining to TMT matters. Recently, the firm has increasingly advised on NFTs and cryptocurrency, supporting clients with the launch and management of these digital assets. Managing partner Johannes Juranek is an experienced litigator, specialising in technology, data protection and commercial law. Egon Engin-Deniz specialises in IP matters, while Gabriela Staber advises on television, new media and sport.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Juranek

Other key lawyers:

Egon Engin-Deniz; Gabriele Staber

Testimonials

‘I highly appreciate the high competence of this firm in the TMT field and the knowledge and services it provides.’

‘I have been working with Johannes Juranek and I appreciate his extensive knowledge in the TMT field.’

Key clients

Belvedere Museum (Österreichische Galerie Belvedere)

REWE

Universal Edition AG

Bolttech Device Protection and Bolttech Digital Insurance

Reactive Reality

Panthronics

Sky

Novid20

Cryptix

Blocktrade

Brickwise

Zerolens

ZTP

Brickwise

Work highlights

  • Advised the Belvedere Museum on the structuring of a major NFT drop.
  • Advised Novid20 on the roll-out of its Covid-19 testing and test-monitoring software in Austria and Germany.
  • Advised Brickwise on the structuring of a mortgage-backed real estate token which is tradeable in a public marketplace.

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 4

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH acts in domestic and international mandates spanning enforcement, challenges of arbitral awards and arbitration-related litigation stemming from a wide variety of industries, most notably the banking and finance, as well as the construction and energy sectors. The practice is jointly headed by Daniel Karollus-Bruner and Johannes Reich-Rohrwig.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig; Daniela Karollus-Bruner

Other key lawyers:

Sonja Otenhajmer

Key clients

Strabag AG

Work highlights

  • Representing Strabag and its joint venture partner in arbitration proceedings following the termination of a construction contract in Bosnia as well as in parallel state court interim relief proceedings against the drawing of bank guarantees.

Austria > Real estate Tier 4

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s practice was able to leverage its international strength during the Covid-19 pandemic, and was able to advise clients on the impact of the situation on leases and construction projects in around 40 countries. Nikolaus Weselik heads up the team and is well supported by Mariella Kapoun, who is lauded for a ‘high level of skill and a pragmatic approach‘, and is a key figure in the team for real estate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Nikolaus Weselik

Other key lawyers:

Mariella Kapoun; Johannes Hysek

Testimonials

‘Johannes Hysek is focused, has above-average know-how, and is solution-oriented.’

‘Flexible. All employees are perfectly aligned with the mission and are always up to date.’

‘Mariella Kapoun has a high level of skill and a pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

Greiner AG

Quantum Immobilien KVG

REWE

Arena Hospitality Group (AHG)

Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH

Central European University (CEU)

MLP Group

Greystar

Work highlights

  • Advising a German institutional investor on its market entry into Austria and the acquisition and development of a logistics project in Austria.
  • Advising REWE on its sale of major parts of the Austrian cash and carry business to Metro Group.
  • Advising an Austrian insurance entity on the development and lease of its prime location in Vienna Am Graben.

CMS Reich Rohrwig Hainz is one of the leading firms in Austria and Southeast Europe, founded in Vienna in 1970. The firm provides full-services legal and tax advice in the CEE/SEE region with more than 340 staff members in Vienna and 10 further offices in Belgrad, Bratislava, Istanbul, Kyiv, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia and Zagreb.

Its expertise extends across the full range of commercial law and the firm’s ability to combine legal specialisations with a thorough knowledge of markets and industries requiring specific expertise puts it in a position to serve clients as reliable long-term partners in all legal matters. 

The firm is a member of CMS, making it part of an organisation of more than 4,800 lawyers and tax advisors at more than 70 offices in over 40 countries worldwide. 

For more information, please visit cms. law

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance; Insolvency and corporate recovery; M&A Günther Hanslik guenther.hanslik@cms-rrh.com
Capital Markets; Regulatory Martin Zuffer martin.zuffer@cms-rrh.com
Central and Eastern Europe Radivoje Petrikic radivoje.petrikic@cms-rrh.com
Central and Eastern Europe; Commercial property, real estate and construction Gregor Famira gregor.famira@cms-rrh.com
Corporate and commercial; M&A; Central and Eastern Europe Peter Huber peter.huber@cms-rrh.com
Central and Eastern Europe Alexander Rakosi alexander.rakosi@cms-rrh.com
Corporate/M&A; Energy; Central and Eastern Europe Thomas Hamerl thomas.hamerl@cms-rrh.com
Commercial property, real estate and construction Johannes Hysek johannes.hysek@cms-rrh.com
Commercial property, real estate and construction Nikolaus Weselik nikolaus.weselik@cms-rrh.com
Competition and EU; Public procurement, regulatory Bernt Elsner bernt.elsner@cms-rrh.com
Competition and EU Dieter Zandler dieter.zandler@cms-rrh.com
Corporate and commercial; Dispute resolution; Insolvency and corporate recovery Johannes Reich-Rohrwig johannes.reich-rohrwig@cms-rrh.com
Dispute resolution Daniela Karollus-Bruner daniela.karollus-bruner@cms-rrh.com
Intellectual property, media Egon Engin-Deniz egon.engin-deniz@cms-rrh.com
IT and TMT Johannes Juranek johannes.juranek@cms-rrh.com
Employment Bernhard Hainz bernhard.hainz@cms-rrh.com
Employment; Medical law Christoph Wolf christoph.wolf@cms-rrh.com
Corporate/M&A Rainer Wachter rainer.wachter@cms-rrh.com
Public procurement, regulatory Robert Keisler robert.kaisler@cms-rrh.com
Tax; Corporate/M&A Sibylle Novak sibylle.novak@cms-rrh.com
Capital Markets Walter Gapp walter.gapp@cms-rrh.com
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Johannes Hysek photo Dr Johannes Hysek Johannes Hysek is an attorney-at-law for real estate law. He advises national and…
Johannes Juranek photo Dr Johannes Juranek Johannes Juranek is managing partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and an expert in…
Daniela Karollus-Bruner photo Mag Daniela Karollus-Bruner Daniela Karollus-Bruner is a partner at CMS and leads our dispute resolution…
Robert Keisler photo MMag Robert Keisler Robert Keisler is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member of…
Daniela Krömer photo Mag Daniela Krömer Daniela Krömer is an attorney-at-law in the field of Labour Law and EU Law. She…
Sibylle Novak photo MMag Dr Sibylle Novak Sibylle Novak has been a partner at CMS since 2008 and is…
Klaus Pateter photo Dr Klaus Pateter Klaus Pateter is an attorney-at law for Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMC), FinTech &…
Stefan Paulmayer photo Stefan Paulmayer Stefan Paulmayer is an attorney-at-law for banking and finance law, specialising in financing, asset-backed…
Lukas Peissl photo Lukas Peissl Lukas Peissl is an attorney-at-law primarily in the field of corporate law/M&A and dispute resolution.…
Radivoje Petrikić photo Dr Radivoje Petrikić Radivoje Petrikić is a partner at CMS in Vienna and has been…
Alexander Rakosi  photo Dr Alexander Rakosi Alexander Rakosi is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member…
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Gabriela Staber photo Dr Gabriela Staber Gabriela Staber is an attorney-at-law specialising in intellectual property and unfair competition law with a…
Rainer Wachter photo MMag Dr Rainer Wachter Rainer Wachter is an attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A and compliance. At CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Rainer…
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Jens Winter photo Dr Jens Winter Jens Winter is an attorney-at-law in the field of employment law. He…
Christoph Wolf photo Dr Christoph Wolf Christoph Wolf is a partner at CMS and heads the employment and…
Dieter Zandler photo Mag Dieter Zandler Dieter Zandler is a lawyer specialising in European and Austrian competition law, foreign direct…
Arno Zimmermann photo Arno Zimmermann Arno Zimmermann is an attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A, inheritance law and litigation & arbitration…
Martin Zuffer photo Dr Martin Zuffer Martin Zuffer is a partner at CMS and heads the Banking and…
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CMS EXPANDS SINGAPORE CORPORATE PRACTICE WITH PARTNER APPOINTMENT

International law firm CMS has expanded its Corporate practice in Singapore with the appointment of Gerald Licnachan as Partner. Gerald joins from Reed Smith.

CMS ADVISES ROOJAI ON ITS US$42 MILLION SERIES B FUNDRAISING

CMS has advised Ignite Thailand Holdings Limited (trading as “Roojai”), a managing general agent developing its own retail insurance products and distributing them digitally on a B2C model in Thailand and Indonesia,

CMS ADVISES BITDEFENDER ON ITS ACQUISITION OF HORANGI CYBER SECURITY

CMS has advised Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, on its cross-border acquisition of Singapore-based Horangi Cyber Security to address the growing demand for advanced, streamlined management of cybersecurity, compliance, and governance of multi-cloud environments.