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CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1010 WIEN

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Commercial, Energy &Climate Change , Private Clients, Competition & EU, Corporate/M&A, Insolvency & Restructuring


Daniela Karollus-Bruner is a partner at CMS and leads our dispute resolution group as well as the insurance industry team. In addition, she is a member of our teams for corporate and commercial law. She has many years of experience with highly complex litigation and arbitration cases for clients from various industries, with a special focus on the energy, media, banking, financial services and insurance industries. She represents Austrian and international clients at courts and at arbitration courts with a focus on cases involving damages, contracts, product liability, corporate and competition law.

During and after law school in Vienna and Paris, she held assistant positions with the University of Vienna Law School (e.g. at the Department of Civil Law). She has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer in Vienna and Linz. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker at executive seminars as well as author and co-author of various expert articles.


University of Vienna: assistant professor at the Institute of Roman Law and History of Ancient Law (1987-1990), assistant professor at the Institute of Civil Law (1990-1996), foreign students advisor of the Vienna Law School (1989–1991), lecturer for preparatory courses for admittance to law studies (1990/91); University of Linz: lecturer for legal French in a post-graduate course on European law (1997-2002); associate and attorney at well-known Austrian law firms (1991/92, 1996–1999), attorney at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz since 2000 (partner since 2004).


German, English, French, Italian.


Austrian Bar Association, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), ICC Commission on Arbitration.


University of Vienna (Mag. iur., 1990), Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, (1987/88).


She is also a sought-after speaker at seminars and the author or co-author of numerous specialist publications.

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH provides full-service restructuring and reorganisation assistance, which is routinely multidisciplinary in nature, including banking and finance, employment, corporate, tax and contentious elements. Daniela Karollus-Bruner is the key contact for insolvency-related dispute resolution and assists creditors, debtors and investors with the enforcement of claims and the defence against personal liability claims, among other issues. She jointly heads the practice with banking and finance expert Günther Hanslik, who has recently advised on distressed and non-performing loans.

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

(Leading individuals)

Daniela Karollus-Bruner – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH combines its litigation capabilities with expertise in criminal proceedings, while, thanks to the specialism of individual team members, the group also covers matters at various other intersections. Dispute resolution and insurance law team head Daniela Karollus-Bruner has recently handled several warranty and damage claims, among other matters, while Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is best known for his strong background in corporate and M&A on one hand, which leads to regular instructions on shareholder and post-merger disputes, and for his private client work on the other. The team’s client base spans various sectors including finance, insurance, automotive, retail, construction and manufacturing.

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s arbitration capabilities are twofold with co-head Daniela Karollus-Bruner as the main contact for party counsel mandates and co-head Johannes Reich-Rohrwig receiving regular arbitrator nominations in post-M&A proceedings and disputes over the termination of contracts and agreements. Much of its recent party counsel work pertains to construction projects and construction contracts respectively.