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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: 

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January 2019

Vavrovsky Heine Marth Is A Top Law Firm in Salzburg, Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky Among the Leading Lawyers

In its analysis of the Austrian federal states, JUVE ranks Vavrovsky Heine Marth among the top law firms in Salzburg and lists Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky, head of the Salzburg office, among the leading lawyers. The editorial team especially highlights the strength in Insolvency and Restructuring

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December 2018

Who's Who Legal:
Arbitration 2019 - Anne-Karin Grill And Nikolaus Vavrovsky Are Ranked Among The Leading Austrian Arbitration Practitioners

Anne-Karin Grill and Nikolaus Vavrovsky are ranked among the leading Austrian arbitration practitioners in "Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2019". Anne-Karin Grill is listed as one of only three women in Austria in the top arbitration lawyer segment. Nikolaus Vavrovsky is recognized as a future leader in the partner category. 

Anne-Karin Grill – Arbitration Expert

Nikolaus Vavrovsky– Future Leader Arbitration

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August 2018

Nominated: JUVE Awards 2018 - Law Firm of the Year Austria

Vavrovsky Heine Marth is nominated by the German legal journal JUVE - Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen to become "Law Firm of the Year Austria", a category of the JUVE Awards 2018. The award recognizes achievements of Austrian firms beyond their success in certain areas of law and especially acknowleges the accomplishments of the firm's management. 

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April 2018

Again Top Rankings in all Core Competencies

Again, The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 ranks Vavrovsky Heine Marth in all core competencies as one of the leading Austrian law firms: 

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April 2018

Individual Rankings for all Firm's Partners

For the first time, The Legal 500 EMEA awards personal rankings to all firm's partners:

  • Christian Marth – Real Estate (Next Generation Lawyer)
  • Nikolaus Vavrovsky – Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution - Arbitration and Mediation, Real Estate und Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Dieter Heine – Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Philipp Strasser – Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Daniela Kager – Real Estate (Recommended Lawyer)
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March 2018

Leading Individuals

Chambers Europe 2018 ranks every firm partner of Vavrovsky Heine Marth in the following categories:

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March 2018

Top ranked in all core competencies

In Chambers Europe 2017, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte receives rankings as one of the leading Austrian law firms in several practice areas:

  • Client Opinion

    "Vavrovsky Heine Marth provides sound and reliable legal services along the whole real estate value chain. They give clear advice, are highly efficient and put their client first. They are a one-stop firm in real estate matters. With her impeccable expertise in construction, real estate development and exploitation real estate partner Daniela Kager stands out in the market."

    Managing director of a leading Austrian property developer

  • Client Opinion

    "Vavrovsky Heine Marth belongs to the major players on the Austrian legal market. As a team they are extremely service-oriented, attentive and committed. Our dispute resolution contact Dieter Heine has an extraordinary understanding of our market and business operations; he is a supreme litigator especially with regard to competition, trademark and IP related issues."

    CEO of a leading Austrian publishing house

  • 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

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte provides ‘strong business acumen’ and ‘high quality’ advice on restructuring and insolvency law matters including administration work. Nikolaus Vavrovsky assisted real estate company Wienwert with restructuring measures. The ‘experienced and analytical’ 

    [Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky's] ‘excellent communication and negotiation skills’ are highlighted by clients,

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

  • Chambers Europe 2018

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte acts as both international arbitration counsel, particularly in infrastructure and energy disputes, as well as a corporate litigator. A client notes his detailed approach: "He is very calm and has an ability to explain proposals and applicable law."

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

    Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte’s ‘very efficient, attentive and client-oriented’ team ‘delivers good results’ in a wide range of commercial disputes, which frequently include banking, insurance and corporate aspects. ‘Clever and strong litigator and straightforward communicator’ Dieter Heine, who ‘evaluates situations accurately’ and is ‘a pleasure to work with’, defended Manfred Raab, owner of Raab & Raab, against damages claims brought by Semsem Liegenschaftsverwertung pertaining to a real estate property acquisition. Other key individuals include ‘extremely dedicated insurance litigator’ Philipp Strasser and the ‘commercially minded, practical and constructive’ Nikolaus Vavrovsky.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

  • Who is 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 is Who Legal Arbitration 2019

  • Chambers Europe 2018

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky advises on transactions and the financing of real estate, and also represents parties in disputes. Clients describe him as "prudent, calm and far-sighted."

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • Client Opinion

    „Vavrovsky Heine Marth stands for high quality of legal expertise and market understanding, the partners and their teams are remarkably committed. As real estate and dispute resolution expert Nikolaus Vavrovsky is a strong litigator and negotiator, he gives comprehensive and sound advice. We trust his judgement." 

    Head of Management Board of a major Austrian real estate developer 

  • Chambers Europe 2018

    Head of the department Christian Marth is widely lauded in the market, especially for his expertise in advising on open-ended real estate funds.

    Clients describe him as a "true real estate expert with impeccable legal know-how and market understanding." Another adds: "He is an excellent lawyer with a keen eye for details. He is obliging and accurate in his legal assessments as well as assertive and convincing in negotiations."

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • Client Opinion

    "The firm is efficient, effective and result driven. The real estate team offers a strong lead in negotiations. Christian Marth is a true deal-maker who knows absolutely everything about the real estate market and, above all, is highly client oriented."

    Authorized Officer of the second largest open ended real estate investment fund in Austria

  • Chambers Europe 2018

    Daniela Kager works on real estate developments and has particular strength in public law aspects and property exploitation. She is praised by her clients, who say: "She is an important co-ordinator between construction, technology and law. She takes the correct steps at the right time."

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • 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

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

    Acting as counsel and arbitrator, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte’s ‘professional’ team is ‘very skilled and experienced’ and is particularly active in disputes arising from M&A transactions, infrastructure projects, international finance as well as sales and distribution agreements. ‘Brilliant arbitrator’ and ‘fine strategist’ Nikolaus Vavrovsky heads the team.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

  • 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 masters all details, issues, legal and economic implications perfectly. 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 2017

    Dieter Heine of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte represents clients in a variety of litigation matters. He is particularly known for handling technology-related conflicts, most often in relation to competition aspects. "He is a strong litigator and great communicator," a client says.

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • 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
  • Chambers Europe 2017

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte is active in a range of litigious matters and offers particular expertise in contentious real estate matters. "What I particularly value with Nikolaus is his communication skills, his ability to lobby and to negotiate," a client says.

    Chambers & Partners Global 2017

  • Who is 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 is Who Legal Arbitration 2019

  • 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

  • Chambers Europe 2018

    Nikolaus Vavrovsky of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte acts as both international arbitration counsel, particularly in infrastructure and energy disputes, as well as a corporate litigator. A client notes his detailed approach: "He is very calm and has an ability to explain proposals and applicable law."

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • 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 Europe 2018

    [The team is known for] excellent track record in assisting investment funds with the sale and acquisition of property and portfolios. 

    Sources highlight the lawyers' clear understanding of the market, and note: "They are impressively capable, highly experienced in complex transactions and very knowledgeable in advising open real estate funds. Their advice is spot-on."

    Clients also appreciate its client-centric approach, saying: "It is a dedicated team, friendly and courteous to the clients. Team members are technically very competent and provide excellent service."  Others concur and add: "The needs of the clients are always placed in the foreground."

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • Client Opinion

    "The firm’s insurance litigation team displays an outstanding level of competence and substantially supports us in reaching solutions during negotiations. Philipp Strasser of Vavrovsky Heine Marth not only delivers ideal legal advice but also offers strategic perspectives. He is among the very few real insurance law specialists."

    Vice President Financial Lines Claims Major Losses Europe of a leading international insurance organization

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

    Knowing real estate law like the back of its hand’, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte’s ‘strong, dedicated and proactive’ team is well equipped to guide its clients, notably national and international real estate funds, through the entire real estate life cycle and focuses on transactional support. 

    Practice head Christian Marth is a ‘real estate whiz’ as well as an ‘eloquent communicator’ and ‘keeps clients’ goals in mind’. Other key individuals include the ‘experienced and reliable’ Nikolaus Vavrovsky and the ‘analytical and professional’ Daniela Kager, who is ‘most pleasant to work with’.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

  • 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.

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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