Austria

Review

Dispute resolution
CERHA HEMPEL

CERHA HEMPEL practices in dispute resolution across all key areas. 

Irene Welser is the head of the department for contentious business leading the majority of the key cases during the research period.  

During the research period the firm advised HERVIS in trademark and competition issues. The firm also advised a large Austrian food retailer against its competitor for misleading advertisements. Another case highlight involved ten shareholder disputes between two large European retailers. 

Michaela Siegwart was promoted to partner in January 2019.

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

CERHA HEMPEL practices in dispute resolution across all key areas.

Irene Welser is the head of the department for contentious business leading the majority of the key cases during our research period.

During the research period the firm advised HERVIS in trademark and competition issues. The firm also advised a large Austrian food retailer against its competitor for misleading advertisements. Another case highlight involved ten shareholder disputes between two large European retailers.

Michaela Siegwart was promoted to partner in January 2019.

Völkl

Austrian firm Völkl Rechtsanwälte focuses on all areas of dispute resolution with a strong focus on banking litigation.

Clemens Völkl is head of the litigation and arbitration department. Other key names in the firm include Katharina Völkl-Posch and Philip Frenzl.

During the research period, the firm represented a technology company in a dispute concerning the re-transfer of rights to a domain. In a finance dispute, the firm represented an Austrian bank in international disputes regarding credit claims.

All other cases worked on during the research period remain confidential.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss is a notable firm in Austria. The firm has over 45 lawyers in Vienna dedicated to dispute resolution. In the firm, key names include Stefan Riegler, Clemens Trauttenberg, Valerie Hohenberg, Eva Spiegel, Andreas Theiss and Venus Valentina.

The firm is well known for its case work in white-collar crime.

Key clients for the firm include Airbus Defence and National Bank Trust.

The firm represented the National Bank Trust in a claim against an Austrian financial institution arising from fiduciary lending transactions. Another case saw the firm represent Bank Medici in a case arising from the bank’s involvement in a fraud case.