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Dispute Resolution

With an emphasis on solution.

Dispute Resolution is our business. In this respect, we are among the best law firms in Austria, as confirmed by numerous national and international rankings.

Our focus on your cause is without compromise. From the start, a highly specialised team will attend you personally, attentively and with relentless energy. It is not surprising that so many of our clients see a real advantage for themselves in our way of resolving disputes.



Alternative and Consensual Dispute Resolution (ADR/CDR), especially business mediation

Alternative and consensual Dispute Resolution can save you high costs and unnecessarily long durations. With intuition, excellent knowledge of the subject matter and a great deal of experience, we offer the full range of proven and innovative negotiation techniques to assist you in resolving your conflicts in an effective, solution-oriented, and sustainable manner.

In alternative Dispute Resolution procedures, we offer both mediation and accompaniment.


Dieter Heine


Arbitration has been a key area of VHM’s expertise since our foundation.

Our arbitration team has extensive expertise and experience in complex and sensitive commercial and investment arbitrations, whether representing parties or acting as arbitrators. The outstanding quality of our work has been confirmed by numerous national and international awards.

As party representatives, we support you throughout the entire arbitration process, from strategy planning to legal enforcement. We have extensive experience, particularly in major international arbitral institutions as well as in ad hoc arbitration. You will also benefit from our team’s particular expertise and familiarity with many business sectors, including construction, telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive, energy, infrastructure and post-M&A disputes.

Our partners are also in great demand as arbitrators in complex national and international arbitration proceedings. This activity ideally complements our counsel appointments and enriches our daily work, as we know both sides of a dispute inside out.

Get an insight into our expertise from the current highlights below or contact us for further references from your specific industry sector and field.

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Nikolaus Vavrovsky
Florian Stefan

"Even in time-critical situations, the firm delivers qualitatively impeccable results. The solutions are always tailor-made and well thought out."

Chambers and Partners

Conflict Management & Compliance

Conflict Management

Managing conflicts, and resolving them effectively, is an art form. Hardly any other law firm has mastered this art form like we have.

Our many years of experience allow us to develop solution strategies that lead to a quick and cost-effective result – for the best possible outcome for our clients.



Finding an effective solution is based on the understanding and observance of rules – in dealing with society, competitors and within the company. We advise our clients on how to implement and enforce external and internal compliance requirements, bring company managers up to speed, and also represent them in disputes. Your compliance ensures that you have a market advantage – we accompany you in this process.


Nikolaus Vavrovsky
Dieter Heine
Florian Stefan

„Dieter Heine is an outstanding lawyer and strategist. He understands commercial and legal contexts in no time, has impressive business instincts and knowledge of our environment and swiftly presents feasible solutions. He is a forceful litigator with extraordinary presence in and out of court.”

The Legal 500


We not only help you to assert your rights, but also to enforce them. Our team is experienced when it comes to enforcing national as well as international judgments and arbitral awards in Austria. We also take care of enforcing your claims abroad. In this regard, VHM regularly successfully cooperates with international partner law firms.


Nikolaus Vavrovsky
Dieter Heine
Florian Stefan


We conduct litigations. That is our core competence.

VHM supports you in asserting and defending claims. We take care of your dispute, from preserving evidence to the final enforcement of your rights and claims.

We understand litigation procedures and develop successful strategies. We represent you before national and international courts, authorities and institutions, in all instances. We have years of experience and comprehensive expertise in this area.

Our lawyers are distinguished by their comprehensive knowledge and experience in numerous areas of law. A team tailored to your needs handles your case personally and with relentless energy. Because our focus is your advantage.

Our Specialisations

  • Corporate and Commercial

We are a corporate law firm. Our experts assist you in all matters of corporate and commercial law. If you have complex questions of civil, corporate or commercial law, we are the right partner for you, be it in the contentious or non-contentious area.

Our team advises and assists you, beginning with strategy development, negotiating and drafting contracts, to representing you before national and international courts, arbitration tribunals and authorities.


  • Property, Infrastructure and Construction Law

Our law firm has special expertise in real estate and construction law. This expertise enables us to offer you comprehensive advice on all real estate, infrastructure and construction law issues. It is precisely at this interface of our core competencies that we constantly represent our clients in disputes, for example in connection with real estate transactions, real estate developments or realisations.


  • Intellectual Real Estate & Media

We support your market presence – from the strategy to IP rights registration, to the successful protection and enforcement of your IP rights.

Our many years of experience in representing and dealing with media companies also guarantees you safety and benefit in dealing with the media – from print to social media.

Your successful market presence – our focus.


  • Competition Law

Competition law is one of our core competencies. We support you with comprehensive legal expertise and industry-specific knowledge in all competition law matters.

Dieter Heine is one of the most recognised competition law specialists in Austria. He and his team will assist you as strategic advisors for your market presence as well as in protecting and expanding your market position, and will represent you in competition law disputes.


  • Employment Law

VHM offers customised legal advice on all aspects of employment law: from the beginning of the employment relationship to its termination. We assist you both in employment law issues outside of legal proceedings, e.g. in corporate restructuring, and in litigation before the labour court.


  • Economic and Financial Criminal Law

Our lawyers represent companies and private individuals in cases involving allegations under commercial and financial criminal law. We individually develop the most suitable litigation strategy for you as each case is different.

Regardless of whether it is national or cross-border cases: we offer comprehensive business and financial criminal law prevention and compliance advice to help you avoid white-collar criminal charges.


  • Litigation PR

Through proactive litigation PR, VHM enables you to position your case in your favour vis-à-vis the media and the public. We offer you access to a network of national and international PR and media contacts.


Nikolaus Vavrovsky
Dieter Heine
Florian Stefan

Vavrovsky Heine Marth
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Office Vienna
Fleischmarkt 1
1010 Vienna, Austria
Office Salzburg
Mozartplatz 4
5020 Salzburg, Austria
Office Linz
Marienstraße 10a, Top I-15
4020 Linz, Austria