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The year 2022 marks the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Austria, recognizing the professional excellence of 457 lawyers in 41 practice areas.

Best Lawyers is pleased to celebrate 28 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Austria, with 26 lawyers awarded in Vienna and two in Linz. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

Austria Publication Statistics

 

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Austria:

  • 457 Lawyers Recognized
  • 15 Firms with Listed Lawyers
  • 41 Practice Area
  • 5 Metropolitan Areas

Top Metro Areas in Austria by Lawyer Count:

  • Vienna
  • Linz
  • Innsbruck
  • Graz
  • Salzburg

Top 10 Practice Areas by Number of Recognized Lawyers:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law

Top 10 Most Searched Practice Areas in Austria in 2020 on bestlawyers.com:

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Public Law

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

We are honored to present the following 12 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Austria for 2022:

  • Banking and Finance Law
    • BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte
  • Capital Markets Law
    • DORDA Rechtsanwälte
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Corporate Law
    • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Schönherr Rechtsanwälte
  • Intellectual Property Law
    • GEISTWERT
  • Labor and Employment Law
    • Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte
  • Litigation
    • DORDA Rechtsanwälte
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Public Law
    • Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte
  • Real Estate Law
    • Wolf Theiss
  • Tax Law
    • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

     

 

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