Partner at KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH and Honorary Professor at the University of Salzburg.

Jörg Zehetner studied law (University of Vienna) and economics (WU Vienna) and began his career as assistant to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Krejci (Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law) of the University of Vienna. Along with his scientific career, he completed his training as a lawyer.

He particularly advises in corporate, business and antitrust law. Companies, members of management and supervisory boards also value him as a strategic advisor and use his integrated understanding of legal and business contexts. His strengths include the ability of interconnected thinking and his interdisciplinary approach.

Extensive activity as a lecturer e.g. at the University of Vienna (since 1995), at the University of Salzburg (since 2000), at the Danube University Krems (since 2008) and the “Tax Management” master-program, FH Campus Wien and Austrian Ministry of Finance. Lecturer and head of the Law Department of the “Banking and Finance” study program, University of Applied Sciences, Vienna (1998-2008). Lecturer at the Qualification Program of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO)/UBIT for members of supervisory boards (since 2010).

Author of numerous specialist textbooks (e.g. Austrian Anti-Trust Law, Law on Stock Options, Equity Substitution Act, Law of Assignment), and of contributions to leading Austrian commentaries (e.g. HGB/UGB – Austrian Commercial Code, AktG, GmbHG, GenG, WAG), articles and analysis of court decisions, co-editor of the GmbH-Bulletin (2004-2011), laureate of the Walther Kastner Award (1999).
Member of the Commission of Competition of the ICC (since 2004), Certified Supervisory Expert (CSE, 2011), member of the scientific committee of the Austrian law journal “Zeitschrift für Finanzmarktrecht” (ZFR) (2011 - 2017), member of the scientific committee of the German law journal “Compliance-Berater” (CB) (since 2013), Honorary Professor of the University of Salzburg (since 2011), member of the “Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht”, Awarded with the Golden Medal of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria (2018).

Chairman of the Austrian Competition Commission (2018 - 2022).

Jörg Zehetner has repeatedly been ranked by the Austrian weekly journal “Trend” in its peer-review “Austria´s best Lawyers” amongst the Top 10 Corporate Lawyers and amongst the Top 10 Anti-Trust Lawyers of Austria.

Admitted Lawyer since 2000.


Corporate, M&A, Competition, Antitrust and Merger Control


University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1994, Dr. iur. 1999, Dr. rer. soc. oec. 2001); Vienna University of Economics and Business (Mag. rer. soc. oec. 1994); University of Wolverhampton (1991)


German, English, French