Legal 500, 2012

Banking and finance

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH leverages its strong reputation in construction to advice borrowers and developers on project and infrastructure financing. … The team is also developing good experience in energy financing.”

Central and Eastern Europe

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a solid reputation for its CEE work, particularly on construction matters, and it advised a large Spanish construction company on a highway development programme. The team also recently advised a CEE-based company on its €100m restructuring and capital increase.”

Corporate and M&A

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH has a niche advising Brazilian and CEE clients on corporate and M&A work with an Austrian Element. The practice recently advised pharmaceuticals company Quintiles on corporate restructuring. … and team head Gerold Wietrzyk are highly recommended.”

Dispute resolution

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is recommended for construction disputes, and practice head Thomas Frad recently acted as an ICC arbitrator in €1.5m proceedings between a German company and a Romanian municipality relating to a building project. The practice is also developing a strong name in white-collar crime disputes.”

EU and Competition

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH advised Hutchinson 3G as competitor in phase I and II EU merger control proceedings. Jörg Zehetner and Thomas Rabl are the main contacts.”


“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH mainly advises on employment matters arising from corporate transactions.”

IT and telecommunications

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH has experience on software licensing and data protection matters. The team recently advised an internet-based German bookseller in unfair competition proceedings.”

Intellectual property and media

“Arno Cichocki heads Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH practice, which recently advised a leading vehicle parts retailer on trade mark protection.”

Barbara Kuchar is „extremely well qualified in trade mark, copyright and unfair competition matters and always has the client´s interest in mind“.

Private client

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s forte lies in contentious matters including white-collar crime cases. Practice head Thomas Frad recently advised a former bank CEO in severance claims against a former employer.”

Public procurement

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH has good experience advising both federal ministries and constructions companies on a wide range of procurement projects, and is particularly noted for tunnelling projects. Practice head Katharina Trettnak-Hahnl recently advised a pharmaceuticals company on licences to provide healthcare services.”

Real estate and construction

“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is highly recommended for its expertise in construction law, particularly on the contractor side, and also regularly represents leading property investors such as Henderson Global. Georg Karasek recently led a team that advised on the development of a €70m cultural centre in Vienna, and is also notably experienced in tunnelling projects. The group advised on the construction of a €400m Vienna hospital.”


“Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH is credible mid-sized player for tax advice, and recently advised on a number of tax-driven restructurings. Gerold Wietrzyk is recommended.”