Austria: Insurance & Reinsurance Analysis 2015
The insurance industry in Austria consists of 61 insurance companies and 55 insurance mutuals. In addition, 25 insurance companies based in the European Economic Area have a licensed Austrian branch. In this specialised market we identify six leading practitioners.
At Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte, Michael Binder is noted for his “invaluable sector experience”. He has a “prestigious practice” in the field of insurance and reinsurance and is particularly strong on the regulatory aspects.
Dorda Brugger Jordis is represented by Felix Hörlsberger, an “expert” in insurance and reinsurance law as well as a “strong litigator”.
Clemens Hasenauer at CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Attorneys at Law heads the corporate transactions department and is also managing partner of the firm. He recently advised the Old Mutual insurance group in connection with the sale of its life insurance business of Skandia in Germany and Austria to the European finance investor Cinven and reinsurer Hannover Rück.
At Wolf Theiss, Ralph Hofmann-Credner specialises in insurance and reinsurance disputes. He is a “formidable opponent” and a “great tactician”.
BLS Rechtsanwälte’s Philipp Scheuba is an experienced insurance lawyer who excels in disputes.
Daniela Karollus-Bruner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte is a “sensational litigator” with experience in insurance disputes.