CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz has a “superb” reputation for delivering a high-quality legal service to clients in Austria and throughout south-east Europe. Established in 1970 in Vienna, today the firm has eight local offices and 21 partners, and as a member of CMS, clients also benefit from the network’s extensive reach and range of experience and expertise. In this edition the firm achieves 12 listings across eight practice areas: a testament to the firm’s leading reputation in the market.

Commercial Litigation 4 M&A and Governance 1
Construction 1 Product Liability Defence 1
Insurance & Reinsurance 1 Public Procurement 2
Labour & Employment 1 Trademarks 1

In the field of commercial litigation the firm truly stands out among its competition with four lawyers highly recommended. Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a “pre-eminent litigator” who is “highly sought after” by clients. Johannes Juranek specialises in disputes relating to the technology and consumer products sectors; he is “innovative yet pragmatic” and clients praise his “diligent manner”. The “talented” Daniela Karollus-Bruner has a broad disputes practice and handles commercial litigation, insurance disputes and product liability matters for clients. Nikolaus Weselik heads the real estate and construction team at the firm and specialises in related litigation and arbitration. He is “one of the foremost construction lawyers” in Vienna, according to peers. 

Public procurement is a further strength of the firm. CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz has experience advising public clients on the tender process as well as contractors in their bid for public contracts and before review authorities and courts. Bernt Elsner heads the public procurement law, EU competition law and public commercial law department as well as leading the CMS-wide procurement group. He is hailed as a “sensational lawyer” combining “in-depth knowledge with commercial acumen”. He is joined by Robert Keisler, who advises procuring entities and suppliers from various industries.

The firm achieves further recognition in the trademarks, corporate governance and M&A, and labour and employment chapters, demonstrating the depth and breadth of experience on offer to clients. 

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