Chambers Europe 2016

Real Estate - Austria

Basic facts about the department

  •  6 partners
  •  7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leading construction practice that continues to dominate the market. Best known for its litigation work but also possesses a substantial advisory practice, advising prominent construction companies and employers on development projects.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"KWR is very strong in this market, and it is known for high-quality work."

"It is by far the strongest player in the construction market."

Notable practitioners  

Georg Karasek is "one of the most renowned and experienced lawyers in the field," according to market sources, who frequently cite his "decades of experience" as a key advantage. He is particularly active in construction litigation, often defending contractors in high-value disputes.

 

Public Law - Austria

What the team is known for Public procurement team, best known for providing advice to bidders. Firm-wide expertise in construction makes it well placed to advise on procurement matters in this area. Also counsels bidders from other sectors such as healthcare and insurance.

Work highlights Assisted a state with a tender procedure involving the financial assessment of a technological entity.

Advised a planner on a tender procedure regarding the construction of a geriatric centre.

Notable practitioners  

Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl is an established figure in the procurement market. Commentators describe her as "very experienced and a good litigator." She has recently been active in the pharmaceuticals, construction and infrastructure sectors.

 

Dispute Resolution - Austria

Basic facts about the department
- 13 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Especially recognised for its experience of advising on infrastructure and construction conflicts. Advises contractors, shareholders and investors on construction-related damages and compensation disputes. Represents clients before local courts and in arbitration cases.

Notable practitioners

Georg Karasek is a top-ranked construction lawyer who is described as "very hands-on and speaking the same language the construction people do." He focuses on related contentious matters.

Thomas Frad advises on construction and damages compensation disputes. He also acts as an arbitrator.

 

Intellectual Property - Austria

This firm is classed as a "Other Noted Firm".

 

Ranked Lawyers

Barbara Kuchar und somit auch KWR in Band 2 für Intellectual Property:

Barbara Kuchar of KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is particularly active in contentious matters, frequently representing clients in trade mark and unfair competition cases. Sources say: "She is quick, thinks about solutions and has a practical approach. She also has good technical and interpersonal skills."

 

Gerold Wietrzyk und somit auch KWR in Band 3 für Tax:

Gerold Wietrzyk of KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is noted in the market for his tax and auditor background and activity on tax criminal matters.

 

Georg Karasek und somit auch KWR in Band 1 (Platz 1) für Real Estate-Construction:

Georg Karasek is "one of the most renowned and experienced lawyers in the field," according to market sources, who frequently cite his "decades of experience" as a key advantage. He is particularly active in construction litigation, often defending contractors in high-value disputes.

 

Georg Karasek und somit auch KWR in Band 2 für Disbute Resolution – Litigation:

Georg Karasek is a top-ranked construction lawyer who is described as "very hands-on and speaking the same language the construction people do." He focuses on related contentious matters.

 

Thomas Frad und somit auch KWR in Band 3 für Disbute Resolution – Litigation:

Thomas Frad advises on construction and damages compensation disputes. He also acts as an arbitrator.

 

Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl in Band 2 für Public Procurement/PPP:

Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl is an established figure in the procurement market. Commentators describe her as "very experienced and a good litigator." She has recently been active in the pharmaceuticals, construction and infrastructure sectors.