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Recent Awards and Opinions

December 2020

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Recommendation for Nikolaus Vavrovsky

For the third time,  Who's Who Legal - Arbitration ranks Nikolaus Vavrovsky in as Future Leaders Partners. The publication calls him 'a real powerhouse in Austria', emphasizes his dilligence and underlines his strong standing in the community. ('He is very diligent and well prepared, has excellent knowledge of the file and is very open to discussions'; 'He is very well connected to the business community and respected by in-house counsel and management'). 

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June 2020

Best Lawyers 2021: Rankings for Vavrovsky Heine Marth Partner

Several recognitions for Vavrovsky Heine Marth's partners in the Best Lawyers Ranking, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession:

May 2020

Strongest Brand Austria - Lawyers

For the second time, Vavrovsky Heine Marth is singled out as number 1 among Austrian real estate lawyers and receives the Real Estate Brand Award 2020 as 'Strongest Brand Austria - Lawyers'. 

April 2020

Vavrovsky Heine Marth partner are among Austria’s top lawyers

Great results for Vavrovsky Heine Marth in this year's lawyers ranking of Austrian business magazine trend.  Alle Namenspartner sind gerankt: 

April 2020

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020: recommendation of a all firm partners

Once again, The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 awards personal rankings to all firm's partners:

  • Christian Marth: Real Estate (Leading Individual)
  • Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky: Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Leading Individual)
  • Nikolaus Vavrovsky: Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation, Real Estate, Construction sowie Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Dieter Heine: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation,  Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Recommended Lawyer) 
  • Philipp Strasser: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Anne-Karin Grill: Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation (Next Generation Partner)
  • Daniela Pitzek: Real Estate und Construction (Recommended Lawyer)
April 2020

Exceptional rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Like in previous years, The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 once again ranks Vavrovsky Heine Marth in all core competencies as one of the leading Austrian law firms: 

March 2020

Top Ranked in Chambers Europe 2020

Once again, Vavrovsky Heine Marth and the firm's partner received top rankings in the new Chambers Europe 2020:


February 2020

Chambers Global 2020: Top Rankings for Vavrovsky Heine Marth

In the recently published Chambers Europe 2019, Vavrovsky Heine March achieves top results. The renowned legal Directory ranks the dispute resolution team in Band 4 for the first time. In addition, Nikolaus VavrovskyDieter HeinePhilipp Strasser and Anne-Karin Grill  receive several personal rankings in their respective areas.

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth is the Austrian go-to firm in dispute resolution. They are known to find solutions, no matter how complex the issue or how tight the time frame. Uniting unrivalled legal expertise with utmost commercial understanding, Nikolaus Vavrovsky is an excellent adviser and exceptionally gifted strategist who always keeps his calm and never fails to come up with outstandingly goal-oriented proposals and solutions. His professional judgment has our complete confidence and trust.

    Management | Operating entity for the city of Vienna

  • Chambers Global 2020

    Dieter Heine represents clients in licensing, employment and product liability litigation. One client praises him as a "strong litigator with excellent negotiation and mediation skills," adding: "He is economically savvy and understands our business like the back of his hand."

    Chambers Global 2020

  • Chambers Europe 2020

    [Vavrovsky Heine Marth] enters the rankings with strong market support. Expertise covers a range of issues, such as unfair competition, insolvency and construction litigation, with a particular focus on insurance mandates. Further strength in arbitration cases, including investor-state disputes. Clientele covers those active in the financial services, real estate and technology fields.

    One client highlights the team's ability to "find solutions to very complex issues in a very short period of time," adding: "We know that we are in safe hands and have full confidence in the firm."

    Another source lauds: "The client service is first class. The team excels in service orientation and is highly responsive and approachable. The lawyers are absolutely focused on their clients’ objectives, and their efficiency, commitment and responsiveness are remarkable."

    Chambers Europe 2020

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte fields 'a talented, driven and proactive' team, which is 'brilliant in preventing and managing high-value, complex disputes' and has 'a high level of legal competence and professionalism'. Particular areas of strength for the practice include insolvency administration and restructuring work. 'Very experienced, thoughtful and good-quality adviserKarl Ludwig Vavrovsky is acting as an insolvency administrator for multiple clients in high-value matters. ... Also recommended are 'gifted strategic thinkerDieter Heine and Nikolaus Vavrovsky, who 'has the talent to solve complex issues with absolute calm and professionalism'.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    The construction team at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte handles a broad rage of contentious and non-contentious matters, including construction law disputes, contractor agreements, building contracts and supervisions. The team is led by the 'excellentDaniela Pitzek, with Nikolaus Vavrovsky also praised for maintaining the 'complete confidence and trust' of his clients.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

  • Chambers Europe 2020

    Christian Marth advises on high-profile real estate transactions, frequently representing open real estate funds in portfolio transactions. He assists with deals involving office buildings, residential developments and healthcare institutions. He is viewed by clients as "a brilliant lawyer with impeccable legal know-how and market understanding. His finesse and calm in negotiations are among his biggest strengths as well as his eye for detail and thoroughness."

    Chambers Europe 2020

  • JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen

    In real estate and construction, the firm covers transactions, project development and dispute resolution. Highly visible is the core team that has been active in numerous transactions recently. […] At the same time, the firm noticably benefits from the increasing number of project developments. Because, due to their one stop approach Vavrovsky Heine Marth is not only equipped for advising on real estate acquisitions via forward purchase deals but can also covers the whole cycle of a project. 

    Strengths: transactions for real estate funds. 

    Often recommended: Dr. Christian Marth ('well reputed', 'very active and committed', 'has built a great department', competitor).

    JUVE Ranking Real Estate 2019

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    Acting as sole and co-arbitrators and counsel in national and international proceedings, the team at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte focuses on the full range of commercial arbitration matters, particularly proceedings arising from M&A transactions, financial transactions and infrastructure projects. Investor-state dispute settlements remain another key area of expertise, with the team also being instructed in commercial mediation and conciliation cases. 'Gifted communicator and brilliant negotiator' Nikolaus Vavrovsky and 'go-to mediation specialistAnne-Karin Grill jointly lead the practice.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth is the leading firm in real estate and construction law, providing top-notch legal services over the entire life cycle of a project – from transactions to construction and development to utilization. Team head Christian Marth stands rock solid for his clients with impressive tactical and sublime negotiation skills. He combines utmost legal expertise with great commercial instincts and in-depth market understanding. His goal orientation and absolute devotion to his clients make him a true rain maker.

    Head of Expansion | Austrian subsidiary of a major global local supplier chain 

  • JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen

    Contentious disputes are a strategic nucleus of the firm. In this field, the lawyers use all available tools of dispute resolution. [...] The alternative dispute resolution portfolio also includes mediation, where partner Anne-Karin Grill is most visible.  

    Strengths: Comprehensive counseling in dispute resolution, arbitration. 

    Often recommended: Dr. Nikolaus Vavrovsky (arbitration; 'really good as arbitrator', 'highly committed', competitor), Philipp Strasser (litigation; 'first address in D&O-matters', client), Dieter Heine (litigation; 'always keeps the reins firmly in his hands', client).

    Juve Ranking Dispute Resolution 2019

  • Client Opinion

    In insurance litigation, Philipp Strasser (Vavrovsky Heine Marth) is among the leading players on the market, setting himself apart in knowledge and efficiency. Philipp Strasser who is one of Austria’s few insurance litigation experts continues to exceed our expectations with respect to his level of expertise and service. In his work, he is a meticulous analyst who achieves accurate results. He is an assertive and detail-oriented lawyer as well as a proactive and anticipatory advisor with impressive understanding for business environment and strategy. I especially appreciate Philipp Strasser’s personal dedication, solution orientation and communication skills as well as his sensibility for economic context.

    Team Lead Complex Claims | Leading International Insurer

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    Headed by 'brilliant lawyerChristian Marth, the 'service-oriented' team at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is 'a one-stop, strong and reliable partner in real estate and construction law'. It advises on various aspects of real estate law including commercial and retail acquisitions and project developments. The group assisted leading construction company Bodner Bau with the bidding process for the redevelopment of the 11,000 metre-squared Linz Tobacco Factory, as well as in the course of the project development. Nikolaus Vavrovsky and Daniela Pitzek are other key names to note.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

  • Chambers Global 2020

    Philipp Strasser is praised for his capability to provide "both analytical, in-depth advice as well as solution-oriented, hands-on proposals for action." He offers expertise in both domestic and cross-border insurance litigation, with a particular strength in liability issues.

    Chambers Global 2020

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth stands out in expertise and client service, the firm is well respected for legal know how and economic savvy. Head of the firm’s Salzburg office Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky is a renowned authority in the market, handling matters rationally, efficiently and meticulously. He approaches challenges head on, is absolutely solution oriented and reliable. With his strong presence, great communication skills and utmost personal commitment, Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky gets through for his clients and achieves sustainable results.

    President | Austrian Cultural Institution

  • JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen

    Dr. Karl Vavrovsky is still among the most renowned insolvency administrators in Salzburg. He has proven himself in many major administration mandates in the region and is well respected by the courts. ... The Vienna office is valued for its services in restructuring and corporate recovery. Main focus there lies on restructuring related dispute resolution. The team is often instructed in several high-stakes restructuring matters with dispute resolution aspects. 

    Strengths: Long-lasting experience in administration.

    Often recommended: Dr. Karl Vavrovsky ('an important position in Salzburg', Competitor).

      Juve Ranking Insolvency and Restructuring 2020
  • Chambers Europe 2020

    Salzburg-based Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky is a popular choice for administration appointments, but also acts for distressed corporations and entities on advisory matters. One client says: "I would describe his working method as detailed and efficient. Due to his many years of experience and authority he gets the different participants on board and develops economically sensible solutions."

    Chambers Europe 2020

  • European Real Estate Brand Book 2019

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth is the number one Real Estate Lawyer in Austria and secures outstanding ratings for "power of innovation" and quality in litigation". The brand also scores highly for its "personal experience".

  • JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen in Österreich

    "All over Austria, Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky is known as insolvency administrator, a competitor describes him as a 'brilliant liquidator' ... [The firm] also champions in the private client business, where Vavrovsky's advantage lies in his decades of experience and his deep roots to foundations, corporations and institutions in the city of Mozart."

    "Strengths: Insolvency and Restructuring"

    "Often recommended: Dr. Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky ('an institution in insolvency law', competitor)"

    Juve Ranking Salzburg

  • Chambers Europe 2020

    [T]he team is known for [an] excellent track record representing investment funds, construction companies and developers, with a number of clients from across the DACH region. Assists with the sale and acquisition of property and portfolios, as well as with leases and forward purchase transactions. Represents public authorities in real estate transactions. Handles commercial and retail as well as residential developments including student accommodation projects. Also advises on real estate disputes.

    One impressed interviewee states: "They are very innovative, flexible and really good specialists in real estate matters."

    Chambers Europe 2020

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    Philipp Strasser, who leads Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte's 'highly sophisticated' commercial litigation team together with name partners Nikolaus Vavrovsky and Dieter Heine is a favourite among national and international blue chip insurers in domestic and cross-border cases. The group boasts a broad range of expertise with clients from the real, estate, construction and infrastructure sectors instructing the team, but also those operating in banking and finance, infrastructure, energy as well as investment. Attorney-at-law Nina Sterzl is also noted.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

  • Client Opinion

    Philipp Strasser of Vavrovsky Heine Marth is an exceptional litigation lawyer with a distinct insurance and corporate focus, which is unique on the Austrian market with regard to level and depth of expertise as well as industry understanding and commercial awareness. He is an assertive counsel and gifted strategist who proceeds very analytically. Most of all, Philipp Strasser is proactive, structured and goal oriented, his assessments are realistic and his advice on point. In addition to providing well thought-out, anticipatory advice at the highest quality, he and his team are completely dedicated to their clients. Further strengths of the stellar practice are their absolute flexibility and reliability. 

    Claims Manager | Global specialist insurance company

  • Chambers Global 2020

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky is lauded as an "exceptionally gifted strategist" by one client, while another source underlines him as "proactive, personally available and completely reliable." He is active in both litigation and arbitration proceedings, with a focus on real estate and construction matters. He offers additional strength in unfair competition proceedings and banking-related disputes.

    Chambers Global 2020

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a leading entity for real estate and construction law, a prime address for project development. The team consists of distinguished professionals who efficiently achieve accurate and reliable results. Daniela Pitzek has an excellent understanding of the legal side of matters, the market and her clients’ needs. She is utterly systematic with great strategic know-how and unwavering solution orientation. Her level of expertise and commitment are impressive even under the highest time pressure.

    Managing Director | Major Vienna-based real estate developer 

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth’s team consists of truly accomplished, efficient and attentive professionals who are personally committed. The level of expertise and service quality is remarkable. Our main contact is Dieter Heine who is a supreme dispute resolution specialist. His expertise in IP, media and competition law is unmatched on the market. Dieter Heine uniquely combines utmost legal competence with extensive economic and industry knowledge. Based on his foresight, he is not only a highly respected counsel but also an invaluable strategic advisor. In addition to being a brilliant lawyer, he is a straightforward communicator who cuts through the legalease.

    Head of the Management Board | Leading Austrian publishing house

  • Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2019

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky "is a real powerhouse in Austria" who is "very well respected by in-house counsel and management".

    Who's Who Legal - Future Leader Arbitration 2020

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Fleischmarkt 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria, T +43 1 512 03 53, F +43 1 512 03 53 40, office.wien[at]vhm-law.at
Mozartplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, T +43 662 84 95 16, F +43 662 84 95 16 25, office.salzburg[at]vhm-law.at

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