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June 2019

JUVE Rankings & Analyses: Top-Rankings For Vavrovsky Heine Marth And Christian Marth In Real Estate And Construction

In its legal market analysis Real Estate and Construction, the German legal market journal JUVE - Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen in Österreich ranks Vavrovsky Heine Marth as one of the leading Austrian law firms. Team head Christian Marth is recommended as one of the leading experts in Real Estate.

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May 2019

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Wins REAL ESTATE BRAND AWARD 2019 - Lawyers Austria

Vavrovsky Heine Marth was awarded the REAL ESTATE BRAND AWARD 2019 in the category Lawyers Austria and was, thus, honored as strongest brand on the Austrian market in the legal profession. The award is based on the results of the annual survey of the EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE BRAND INSTITUTE. 

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May 2019

Again Top-Rankings For Vavrovsky Heine Marth Partners In The 2019 Ranking of the Leading Austrian Lawyers

Every year the business magazine trend identifies the best of the best in the legal profession. Once again, the partners of Vavrovsky Heine Marth were awarded top positions in the 2019 edition of Austria's Leading Lawyers Ranking (trend Anwaltsranking): 

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April 2019

The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 Awards Personal Rankings To All Firm Partners

Once again, The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 awards personal rankings to all firm's partners:

  • Christian Marth: Real Estate (Leading Individual) and Construction (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky: Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Nikolaus Vavrovsky: Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation, Real Estate as well as Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Dieter Heine: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Philipp Strasser: Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Anne-Karin Grill: Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation (Next Generation Lawyer)
  • Daniela Pitzek: Real Estate and Construction (Recommended Lawyer)
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April 2019

The Legal 500 EMEA 2019: Vavrovsky Heine Marth Once Again Receives Top Rankings in all Core Competencies

Like in previous years, The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 once again ranks Vavrovsky Heine Marth in all core competencies as one of the leading Austrian law firms: 

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March 2019

Chambers Europe 2019 Continues To Rank All Firm Partners As Leading Experts

Again, Chambers Europe 2019 ranks partners of Vavrovsky Heine Marth as leading expertsin the following categories:

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March 2019

Vavrovsky Heine Marth In Chambers Europe 2019: Again Top Rankings In All Core Competencies

Like in the last years, Chambers Europe 2019 ranks Vavrovsky Heine Marth among the leading Austrian law firms in the core competencies:

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February 2019

Chambers Global 2019 Ranks Nikolaus Vavrovsky And Anne-Karin Grill Among the Leading Austrian Arbitration Experts

Chambers Global 2019 ranks Nikolaus Vavrovsky and Anne-Karin Grill among the leading arbitration experts in Austria: 

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    Recognised for its 'considerable economic understanding', Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte acts for an extensive roster of Austrian open-real estate funds on real estate transactions and disputes. 'Real estate go-to lawyer', 'out-of-the-box thinker' and 'excellent communicatorChristian Marth leads the 'goal-oriented and efficient' team. Marth led advice to Union Investment Real Estate Austria on the acquisition of the Hatric retail park in Styria. Other work includes assisting new client Volksbank Wien with the sale of the company's headquarters in central Vienna. Key contact for contentious work Nikolaus Vavrovsky 'provides precise commercial judgement' and 'shows extraordinary foresight'. Daniela Kager is also recommended.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 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

  • 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

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a top-rate address for dispute resolution in Austria. The firm's lawyers deliver straightforward litigation and ADR advice. I particularly enjoy working with Anne-Karin Grill who is a truly exceptional attorney. She displays sound economic judgement and disposes of indispensable strategic instincts. Anne-Karin is a great observer and able to cut straight to the heart of any dispute. When it comes to the effective management of dispute resolution processes, she is most resourceful. I can also recommend her as a skilled international commercial mediator.

    Principal/Managing Director | Swiss-based stock photo agency with global licensing operations

  • JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen

    "Vavrovsky Heine Marth, recommended for litigation and arbitration, has selected controversies as their core Expertise. ... They offer the whole spectrum from crisis-PR to criminal complaints and conciliation to arbitration. Especially in the latter area, Nikolaus Vavrovsky has established an excellent market presence."

    "Strengths: Comprehensive counseling in dispute resolution, arbitration."

    Juve Ranking Dispute Resolution

  • Chambers Europe 2019

    Anne-Karin Grill of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is widely recognised by sources as an esteemed practitioner in arbitration. She is also active in mediation.

    Chambers Europe 2019

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    The ‘highly experienced and very commercial, resourceful, thorough and extremely service-oriented’ team at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte has a dedicated insolvency administration practice, while also advising on insolvency and restructuring matters. ‘Renowned insolvency and restructuring expert’ Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky heads the department; he was appointed as administrator in the insolvencies of Hans-Jörg Reinhart Privatstiftung and Schirm & Collegen Deutsches Marketing. Nikolaus Vavrovsky is also a key contact.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

  • 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

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte’s ‘highly skilled’, ‘highly efficient’, ‘solution-oriented’ and ‘completely reliable’ construction department specialises in advising real estate developers in the residential sector, particularly during the development phase, for example by negotiating and drawing up general contractor agreements. Department head Daniela Kager is ‘pleasant to work with’ and ‘extremely motivated’; she regularly acts for private real estate developer fourreal, and is currently assisting the client with  a large-scale residential project in a major Vienna neighbourhood. In addition, the team handles construction matters for Austrian real estate funds. The ‘approachable’ Christian Marth is a ‘gifted strategist’ who also has ‘impressive commercial awareness’ and ‘communication skills’; he advised ERSTE Immobilien on the acquisition of a substantial mixed-use development in Vienna, including negotiating and drafting.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

  • Chambers Global 2019

    A recent addition to the firm, Anne-Karin Grill of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is widely recognised by sources as an esteemed practitioner in arbitration. She is also active in mediation.

    Chambers Global 2019

  • Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2019

    Anne-Karin Grill "analyses complex legal issues and explains them in a straightforward manner" according to clients who add that she always "helps secure a positive result".

    Who's Who Legal - Arbitration 2019

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth is a one-stop firm in real estate matters, providing profound services along the whole value chain. They give clear advice, are highly efficient and put their clients first. With her impeccable expertise in construction, real estate development and exploitation, real estate specialist Daniela Kager stands out from the market. She is a reliable partner with great legal know-how and market understanding. I especially value her analytical skills, her calm even in the most demanding situations and her diligence. In addition to being an outstanding and creative lawyer, Ms Kager is also very pleasant to work with.

    Head of Distribution Residential Property | Leading Austrian real estate developer

  • Client Opinion

    At both offices in Vienna and Salzburg, Vavrovsky Heine Marth has a strong profile on the Austrian market. They stand for peerless legal expertise and extraordinary services; their advice is anticipatory and always on point. In Salzburg, Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky is a renowned authority, a well-known and respected expert of the law. Mr Vavrovsky handles each and every single case most professionally and thoroughly. He stays on top of all details, issues, legal and economic implications. Best known for his rational and efficient approach, he identifies reliable and comprehensive solutions. He is a highly valued advisor and trusted counsel.

    Management | Austrian Cultural Institution

  • Chambers Europe 2019

    One client reports that the team is "very fast and has a solution-oriented approach."

    Another source praises the firm's commercial approach, saying: "The team combines extensive legal expertise with strong economic thinking."

    Chambers Europe 2019

  • Client Opinion

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth successfully handles any real estate related issues – from transactions to construction and development to utilization. They are very knowledgeable in advising national and international real estate funds. The team led by Christian Marth is my first choice in real estate matters. Marth is a true deal maker, an incredibly strong negotiator. He combines utmost legal expertise with in-depth market understanding, is extremely clever and goal oriented. He comes through for us even in the most demanding situations. His advice is spot on and I am impressed with his ability to reliably manage even the tightest deadlines.

    Investment Manager | Largest open-end real estate investment fund in Austria 

  • 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".

  • Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2019

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky is "an emerging leader in Austria's arbitration field" according to sources who note that "he never fails to impress as counsel and as arbitrator".

    Who's Who Legal - Future Leader Arbitration 2019

  • Chambers Europe 2019

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is a well-respected litigation practitioner who also maintains an arbitration practice. He is particularly active in real estate and construction disputes. Clients describe him as "experienced, diplomatic, result-oriented and eloquent."

    Chambers Europe 2019

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    The 'very responsive' team at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is 'young and dynamic and yet very experienced'. It is 'very market savvy' and delivers 'high-quality work in a timely manner'. 'Remarkable trial lawyerDieter Heine 'provides excellent advice with economic consequences in mind' and frequently acts in IP, IT and media law disputes, while the 'reliable and strategicPhilipp Strasser is 'an excellent insurance litigator, who is always on top of the facts and connects the dots quickly'. Nikolaus Vavrovsky, who focuses on real estate, construction and infrastructure-related work, is another key contact.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

  • JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen

    "A firm valued for insolvency administration and restructuring, that has been a well known address on market for years. Department head Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky is among Salzburg's most important insolvency administrators. The Vienna office offers complementary services in restructuring"

      "Strengths: Long-lasting experience in administration."   "Often recommended: Dr. Karl Vavrovsky ('one of the best known administrators in western Austria', Competitor)."   Juve Ranking Insolvency and Restructuring
  • JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen

    "The often recommended real estate desk is still on the upswing and has firmly established itself 4 years after the firm's Launch."

    "Partner Dr. Christian Marth ... firmly holds the reins. Clients value his 'extensive competence regarding institutional investors' as well as his ability to manage 'work intensive and time sensitive transactions.' One praises him as 'one of the best real estate lawyers in Austria - professionally and personally."

    Juve Ranking Real Estate

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte focuses on commercial arbitration and mediation; the latter discipline was significantly bolstered by the arrival of mediation expert Anne-Karin Grill from Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) in June 2018. She jointly heads the practice with Nikolaus Vavrovsky, who regularly sits as an arbitrator. Other key areas of expertise include investor-state and shareholder disputes.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

  • Chambers Europe 2019

    Dieter Heine of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is a litigation practitioner with a particular focus on unfair competition and IP matters. He has notably represented Taxi 40100 in a high-profile dispute against Uber. Clients describe him as "reliable, constructive, forward-thinking and resourceful."

    Chambers Europe 2019

  • 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

  • Nikolaus Vavrovsky of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is a well-respected litigation practitioner who also maintains an arbitration practice. He is particularly active in real estate and construction disputes. Clients describe him as \\

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is a well-respected litigation practitioner who also maintains an arbitration practice. He is particularly active in real estate and construction disputes. Clients describe him as "experienced, diplomatic, result-oriented and eloquent."

    Chambers Global 2019

  • Chambers Europe 2018

    Daniela Kager primarily represents real estate developers and funds, advising on transactions and development projects. Clients appreciate her determination and ability to find solutions, with one interviewee saying: "No matter how complex the issue is, she is steadfast and will find a way."

    Chambers Europe 2019

  • Client Opinion

    „Vavrovsky Heine Marth is the first address for dispute resolution and real estate. The team combines top-level legal know-how with exceptional service orientation. Nikolaus Vavrovsky is an outstanding litigation and arbitration expert. He is especially strong in real estate and construction-related disputes, a clever strategist with great commercial judgement. As sophisticated, internationally experienced legal professional he sees the whole picture while quickly grasping the details of even the most complex matters. Above all, Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a gifted communicator and straight forward problem solver." 

    Head of Legal | One of the largest rail companies in Europe (state-owned)

  • Chambers Europe 2019

    Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is well known for his long-standing experience in the area of restructuring and insolvency and is frequently appointed administrator in larger insolvencies including that of Schirm & Collegen Deutsches Marketing. Interviewees describe him as "above-average efficient, careful and flexible."

    Chambers Europe 2019

  • Chambers Europe 2019

    Christian Marth offers a wealth of expertise advising real estate funds on transactions for both residential and commercial properties. One client highlights another strength of his practice, reporting that he has "special expertise when it comes to development projects."Another impressed client says: "He is incisive and gets things done even in the most demanding circumstances."

    Chambers Europe 2019

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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