Univ Prof Dr Johannes Reich-Rohrwig > CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
1010 WIEN

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Private Clients, Dispute Resolution, Compliance, Tax, Commercial, Insolvency & Restructuring


Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Litigation Group at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. For many years, Johannes has been one of the leading corporate lawyers in Austria and a highly esteemed litigator. As professor at the University of Vienna, Law school he has an outstanding academic reputation. He is author of various commentaries, books and articles with a particular focus on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and partnership law, including the leading commentary on the Austrian Act on limited liability companies. He is co-editor of “ecolex”, the leading Austrian commercial law journal.

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig has been nominated for the award Acritas Stars 2021.


Johannes Reich-Rohrwig received the “Advocatus’13: – Client Award for Corporate Law, which is presented by the daily newspaper Die Presse, for the most client nominations.


German, English


Austrian Bar Association;
International Bar Association (IBA)


2008 – Granted the title of university professor; 2004 – Habilitation as university lecturer, University of Vienna; 1977 – Doctor iuris, University of Vienna


  • Lecturer at the University of Vienna Law School (corporate and commercial law) on the following subjects:
    • designing practical corporate and commercial law contracts
    • corporation law
    • M&A contracts – designing and negotiating company acquisition contracts
  • Speaker at more than 500 seminars

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

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.

Austria > Private client

(Leading individuals)

Johannes Reich-RohrwigCMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

High-net-worth individuals and families, company owners, senior management, and family businesses benefit from CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH‘s ability to cover the whole legal spectrum of matters relating to private clients starting from corporate and tax law to property and succession law. With a focus on cross-border work, the team also advises trusts and private foundations. Practice head Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is experienced in a host of private client matters including wills, corporate wealth succession and foundations. In addition, he represents clients in statutory inheritance share litigation and inheritance disputes.