Chambers Europe 2015

Real Estate - Construction (Band 1)

Basic facts about the department:
- 6 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for: Top-ranked construction firm advising on the full range of issues, including planning, project development and architectural law. Renowned in the market for its arbitration expertise, and plays a prominent role in the most high-profile construction disputes in the market.

 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):
"We were very satisfied. The lawyers gave us a detailed presentation, taking into consideration all possible scenarios including the respective consequences and costs these would incur."
"A large construction team." 

Notable practitioners: 
Georg Karasek is widely regarded as one of the most prominent construction lawyers in Austria, with interviewees stating: "He is the star here." Karasek advises some of the largest construction companies in Austria on project development and is frequently seen in many of the industry's most prominent arbitration and litigation matters. Clients state: "His technical knowledge of construction law is outstanding."


Public Law - Public Procurement/PPP (Band 2)

Basic facts about the department:
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for: Rises in the rankings this year thanks to a raft of excellent feedback confirming the team's growing profile in the market. Primarily advises public authorities on procurement issues arising from energy and infrastructure projects, working closely with the firm's strong construction team.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):
"The team is to the point, service-oriented, and doesn't hesitate to follow the client's needs all the way."

Work highlights Advised a general planner on a tender proceeding concerning the renovation of a geriatric centre.

Notable practitioners:  
Peers describe Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl as "very responsive, well organised and proactive," adding: "She knows public procurement law inside out."


Dispute Resolution (Band 4)

Basic facts about the department:
- 6 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for: at its most visible advising on arbitration proceedings in the construction industry. Also active in D&O and shareholder litigation. 

Work highlights Represented Gletscherbahnen Kaprun in connection with claims regarding a major train accident. 

Notable practitioners:
Georg Karasek is regarded as an active and respected figure in construction litigation and publishes widely on the subject. 

Litigator Thomas Frad is commended by sources for his strong focus on construction. His recent highlights include advising a construction company on the restoration of Austrian historical monuments.



 

Leading Individuals


Dispute Resolution

Thomas Frad (Band 3)
Litigator Thomas Frad is commended by sources for his strong focus on construction. His recent highlights include advising a construction company on the restoration of Austrian historical monuments.

Georg Karasek (Band 2)
Georg Karasek is regarded as an active and respected figure in construction litigation and publishes widely on the subject. 


Intellectual Proberty and media

Barbara Kuchar (Band 2)
Sources describe the "tough" Barbara Kuchar of KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH as an "excellent trade mark litigator." She is also visible advising on product piracy and unfair competition matters


Public Law

Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl (Band 2)
Notable practitioners  Peers describe Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl as "very responsive, well organised and proactive," adding: "She knows public procurement law inside out."  


Real Estate

Notable practitioners: Georg Karasek  is widely regarded as one of the most prominent construction lawyers in Austria, with interviewees stating: "He is the star here." Karasek advises some of the largest construction companies in Austria on project development and is frequently seen in many of the industry's most prominent arbitration and litigation matters. Clients state: "His technical knowledge of construction law is outstanding." 


Tax

Gerold Wietrzyk (Band 3)
Interviewees praise lawyer and tax adviser Gerold Wietrzyk of KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH for his experience in tax structuring.