Legal 500, 2011

Central and Eastern Europe

"Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a sturdy reputation for its CEE work, particularly in real estate matters. The firm benefits from an office in Bulgaria, and in 2010 advised on the construction of one of the largest shopping malls in Sofia."

Corporate and M&A

"Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a particular focus on advising Brazilian and CEE clients on corporate and M&A work with an Austrian element. The firm also has good experience advising on the tax implications of M&A transactions. Team head Gerold Wietrzyk comes highly recommended,..."

Dispute resolution

"Thomas Frad leads the team at Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which is known for its excellent work in construction disputes particularly across Eastern Europe."

EU and Competition

"At Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Jörg Zehetner and Thomas Rabl lead a practice with good experience in cartel litigation and compliance. The team has developed a niche white-collar practice, and has particular expertise in conducting dawn raids."


"Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is rated for its experience in employment issues resulting from corporate transactions."

IT and telecommunications

"Paul Schmidinger heads the team at Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which has experience advising on software licences and data protection matters."

Intellectual property and media

"Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH's IP group is recommended for data protection issues and contentious work. Paul Schmidinger heads the group, which advised textile manufacturerer Palmers in serveral trade mark licensing matters."

Private client

"Thomas Frad leads the team at Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which advised several private clients in connection with public building proceedings."

Public procurement

"Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl leads the well-regarded practice at Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which has represented federal ministries and construction companies on a wide range of procurement projects. The firm has particular experience advising on major tunnelling projects."

Real estate

"Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH has an excellent reputation for its real estate work, particularly in construction law on the contractor side. Georg Karasek leads the 13-lawyer team, which has an impressive roster of construction clients, particularly in the tunnelling sector. The team also adives a number of top-notch property investors including Henderson Global and Euro Property Fund. The practice is recommended for its expertise in CEE matters."


"Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is seen as one of the stronger mid-sized firms for tax adivce, and had a busy year advising on tax-driven restructurings. Gerold Wietrzyk, a certified tax adviser, is recommended."