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Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Revised and updated 2016 – New update/release will be in 2019

Austrian attorneys are prohibited by law from accepting cases on a contingency basis. Those attorneys below who accept collection cases usually assess their fees by mutual agreement or on the basis of a complex recommended fee guide established by ordinance.

The U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers. You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

Note: The rules of the Austrian Bar Association prohibit advertising on the part of its members. As the publication of names of Austrian attorneys together with any data concerning their experience and qualifications may be considered a violation of this rule, this list is intended for private use and is released on the specific condition that it is not to be published. A list of all attorneys practicing in Austria is available from the web site of the Austrian Bar Association at http://www.oerak.or.at/.

(telephone: prefix 01 in-country, or internationally +43 1)

Dr. Markus A. Andreewitch, Stallburggasse 4/1, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 31 58, Fax: 533 20 91, e-mail: office@andsim.at, homepage: http://www.andsim.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1980, was admitted to the bar in April 1986. His specialties are corporate, commercial, tax, unfair competition, antitrust, contract, estate and computer law, as well as international transactions. Dr. Andreewitch has practiced law with the U.S. law firms of Barnes, Richardson & Colburn (1980), and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (1981). He speaks English and French.

Dr. Claudio Arturo, of Petsch Frosch Klein Arturo Law firm, Eßlinggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 586 21 80, Fax: 586 22 35, e-mail: claudio.arturo@pfka.eu, homepage: http://www.pfka.eu, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1994, was admitted to the bar in 2001. Dr. Arturo specializes in civil law and corporate law and also handles trade disputes and estate cases. He also accepts some criminal cases, but not those involving violation of narcotics law. Dr. Arturo speaks English and Italian.

Dr. Alexander Babinek, MBL, of BabinekLaw law firm, A-1010 Wien, Tuchlauben 7a/Seitzergasse 6, Tel.: 25 300 25 322, e-mail: a.babinek@babinek.com, homepage: www.babinek.com, graduated from the University of Vienna with a Mag.iur in 2008 and a Dr.iur. in 2010 and obtained a Master of Business Law degree (MBL) from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2010. Dr. Babinek was admitted to the bar in 2015. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are corporate, commercial and contract law, real estate (in all its fields), mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property law. He further gains long standing experience in trusts and private foundation law. Dr. Babinek regularly advises domestic and foreign clients on international M&A and real estate transactions (in all its fields). Dr. Babinek is fluent in English and Italian and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

DDr. Georg Bahn, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15-0, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: vienna@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in November 1965, was admitted to the Bar in December 1973. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are corporate law and real estate. Dr. Bahn has been handling various M&A transactions and real estate transactions concerning hotels, office buildings and shopping centers including dispute matters. In dealing with corporate matters he has broad experience with the problems of the automotive industry and the construction industry. Dr. Bahn speaks English and has a working knowledge of French.

Mag. Anton Becker, LL.M. (Chinese Law), Sechskrügelgasse 12, 1030 Vienna, Tel.: 533 77 33, Fax: 253 30 33 3936, e-mail: anton@becker-law.at, homepage: www.becker-law.at, graduated from the University of Vienna 1998 and from the National University of Singapore 2005, admitted in Vienna 2006. Mr. Becker is specialized in commercial and private law litigation, including divorce, custody, alimony and inheritance matters. He speaks fluent English and constantly represents American clients.

Dr. Gerhard Benn-Ibler, of Benn-Ibler, Palais Ephrussi, Universitätsring 14, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 535 55 0, Fax: 535 55 555, e-mail: office@benn-ibler.com, homepage: http://www.benn-ibler.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1964, admitted to the bar in 1970. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are real estate, corporate, administrative and constitutional law, general civil law, as well as collection cases, estates and trade disputes. Dr. Benn-Ibler is the vice president of the Austrian Bar Association and is fluent in English.

Dr. Karl Bernhauser, Schmerlingplatz 3/III, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 402 12 27 or 402 44 28, Fax: 408 55 38, e-mail: karl.bernhauser@aon.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1966, was admitted to the bar in 1975. He has a general practice, specializing in criminal law including drug offenses. He speaks English.

Dr. Brigitte Birnbaum, Beatrixgasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Tel.: 713 13 57, Fax: 713 77 76, e-mail: office@rakanzlei.co.at, homepage: http://www.rakanzlei.co.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1975 and was admitted to the bar in 1981. She has a general practice specializing in family, marriage and divorce law, child abduction cases, real estate law and inheritance law. Dr. Birnbaum is fluent in English.

Dr. Jürgen Brandstätter, of BMA Brandstätter Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Wallnerstrasse 3, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 535 16 30, Fax: 535 16 30 40, e-mail: juergen.brandstaetter@bma-law.com, homepage: http://www.bma-law.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1979, was admitted to the bar in 1985. Dr. Brandstätter is vice chair of the Committee of Product Law and Advertising of the International Bar Association, associate member of the American Bar Association, member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member of the Licensing Executives Society (USA – Canada), and member of the legal committee of the Austrian Federation of Industrialists. Dr. Brandstätter is specialized in European Community Law, corporate law and unfair competition. His firm has a general focus on business law (excluding criminal law), and also offers a wide range of legal services relating to employment law and family law. His firm provides legal services in German, English, French, Spanish, Hungarian and Romanian.

Dr. Martin Brodey, LL.M., of Dorda Brugger Jordis law firm, Universitätsring 10, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 47 95 38, Fax: 532 01 23, e-mail: martin.brodey@dbj.at, homepage: http://www.dbj.at. Dr. Brodey graduated from the University of Vienna in 1988 and the University of Virginia in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1994. He has a general practice, excluding criminal and narcotics cases. He is specialized in mergers and acquisitions, competition law, telecommunication law and collection cases. The law firm also handles business and trade law, general advice to corporate clients and individuals in all business-related areas of Austrian and EU law and transactions (M&A, banking & finance, etc.). He is a member of the law firm’s steering committee and a member of the board of directors of several private trusts. Dr. Brodey speaks fluent English and French.

Mag. Dr. Roland Deissenberger, of Deissenberger & Partners, Dominikanerbastei 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 516 37 00, Fax: 516 37 07, e-mail: rd@deissenberger.at, homepage: http://www.deissenberger.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1981 and was admitted to the bar in 1988. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases. His specialties are intellectual property, trade, unfair competition, trademarks, licensing, communications, media corporate law, international commercial and business law, tax, banking and finance, as well as litigation and arbitration. Dr. Deissenberger is fluent in English and corresponds in Russian and also speaks French and Italian.

Mag. Ivo Deskovic, of Benn-Ibler Law Firm GmbH, Universitätsring 14, 1010 Vienna, Tel: 531 55, Fax: 531 55-555, e-mail: ivo.deskovic@benn-ibler.com, homepage: http://www.benn-ibler.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1988, was admitted to the bar in 1993. He has a general practice excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are real estate, property, environmental law, investment funds, collection cases, estates and trade disputes. Mag. Deskovic speaks fluent English.

Dr Otto Dietrich, Dietrich Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Operngasse 6, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 361 99 44, Fax: 361 99 44 99, e-mail: office@roxin.at, graduated from the University of Vienna with a master´s degree in 1995 and a doctoral degree in 2001. He was admitted to the bar in 2002. Dr. Dietrich is specialized in white-collar crime, criminal law, international criminal law and extraditions. He is fluent in English and Spanish. The office provides also legal services in immigration matters. Further languages spoken in the office are Russian, Slovak and Czech.

Dr. Helge Doczekal, Wickenburggasse 3/11, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 403 44 04, mobile phone: 0664/153 00 68, Fax: 403 44 04-40, e-mail: ra.kanzlei@doczekal.at, graduated from the University of Vienna on June 12, 1980, was admitted to the bar on April 14, 1987. He has a general practice, with special emphasis on criminal (including narcotics) and civil cases and family law. He speaks fluent English and also speaks Italian.

Mag.Dr. Stefan Eder, of Benn-Ibler Law Firm GmbH, Universitätsring 14, 1010 Vienna, Tel: 531 55, Fax: 531 55-555, e-mail: Stefan.eder@benn-ibler.com, homepage: http://www.benn-ibler.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984, was admitted to the bar in 1992. He has a general practice excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are financing, infrastructure projects, corporate, tax law, Central and Eastern European investments, estates and trade disputes. Dr. Eder speaks fluent English.

Dr. Thomas G. Eustacchio, M.A., of Eustacchio Rechtsanwälte, Währingerstrasse 26, 1090 Vienna, Tel.: 319 97 00, Fax: 319 97 00-22, (also with a branch office in Graz), e-mail: t.eustacchio@eustacchio.com, homepage: http://www.eustacchio.com, graduated from the University of Graz in 1991 and the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium in 1993, and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1997. He has a general practice, including international civil trade procedure and arbitration cases. His specialties are general business law, intellectual property, law of damages, corporate law, real estate law, and inheritance and labor law. Dr. Eustacchio has been a guest attorney at the U.S. law firms of McCarter & English in New Jersey (1998) and Bigham Englar Jones & Houston in New York (1998). Dr. Eustacchio is fluent in English and also speaks French, Italian and Spanish.

Mag. Wolfgang Friedl, of Vienna Legal Group, Döblinger Hauptstrasse 66, 1190 Vienna, Tel.: 369 08 070, Fax: 369 08 07 99, e-mail: wolfgang.friedl@viennalegal.at, graduated from the University of Vienna School of Law in 1989. He is an expert on real estate law and has represented several American clients in the sale and acquisition of commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Mag. Friedl has also advised clients during the construction and renovation of various structures. Mag. Friedl is experienced in the enforcement of judgments and is a lecturer on Civil Law at the Vienna Technical University.

Dr. Alexander Fruehmann, LL.M. (Yale), Founder and Managing Director of Fruehmann Strategic Legal Management, Herrengasse 1-3, 1010 Vienna, Tel: 930 843084, e-mail: office@fruehmann.eu, homepage: http://www.fruehmann.eu. Advises national and international clients on strategically structuring and managing their legal affairs. He has been Head of General Legal Matters for Europe, Russia and CIS at Red Bull, managing the legal affairs in 48 countries. Graduated from the University of Vienna in 1999, received a doctor’s degree in 2000 and an LLM from Yale Law School in 2003. He was admitted to the Austrian Bar and to the New York bar in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He has over 15 years experience in the corporate and financial field and is specialized in business transactions, cross-border counseling and private clients. He speaks fluent German, English and has a good command of French and Serbo-Croat.

Dr. Roland Gewessler, LL.M., Schellinggasse 3/7, 1010 Vienna, Tel. 513 52 56 0 or 0664 464 9070, e-mail: roland.gewessler@rglegal.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1990 (JD) and 1992 (Ph.D.) and from Georgetown University School of Law in 1993 (LL.M). He was admitted to the New York bar in 1993 and the Austrian bar in 1999. He has a general practice with a focus on private and commercial real estate, corporate, trade and business law. He worked with the law firm of Alexander, Gebhardt, Aponte & Marks in Washington, D.C./Silver Spring, MD from 1992 to 1995, was a partner of the law firm of Johnson & Gewessler in Annapolis, MD and acted as a consultant for the law firm of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, Washington, D.C. as well as the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI), a project of the American Bar Association from 1995 to 1996. Dr. Gewessler speaks fluent English.

Dr. Christoph Gottesmann, LL.M., Lehmanngasse 7, 1230 Vienna, mobile phone: 0699/115 91 747, Tel: 867 36 52, Fax: 867 3652-105, e-mail: christoph.gottesmann@chello.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in 1994. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2001 and was admitted to the New York bar in 2002. He has a general practice, specializing in civil law, commercial and business law, including media law, intellectual property, unfair competition, landlord and tenant law, European Union law and civil rights. He also represents clients in criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Ferdinand Graf, LL.M., of Graf & Pitkowitz law firm, Stadiongasse 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 401 17, Fax: 401 17 40, e-mail: graf@gpp.at, homepage:  http://www.gpp.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1989 and the New York University School of Law in 1991, was admitted to the bar in Austria 1994 and the New York bar in 1993. He has a general practice excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are private law, distribution law, Austrian and European Antitrust law, protection of industrial property (legislation against unfair competition, trademark and design law) labor law, industrial law and banking law. Dr. Graf speaks fluent English.

Dr. Wolfgang T. Graf, LL.M., of Graf Patsch Taucher Law Firm, Brucknerstrasse 2/4, 1040 Vienna, Tel.: 53 54 820, Fax: 53 54 820-44, e-mail: office@gpra.at, homepage: http://www.gpra.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1995, and was admitted to the Bar of Austria in February 2002. He graduated from Penn State University in 1998 and was admitted to the Nwww.ew York State Bar in 1999. He is a lecturer at Technical College Wr. Neustadt in contracts and data protection law. His specialties are corporate, commercial, contract, m&a and capital markets. He speaks fluent English and French.

Dr. Alexander Grohmann, of Baier Partners, Attorneys at Law, Kärntner Ring 12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 50 110, Fax: 515 50 50, e-mail: grohmann@baierpartners.com, homepage: http://www.baierpartners.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1978, was admitted to the bar in 1984. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases. His specialties are international commercial and business law, trade, tax, corporate finance, real estate, trusts, private foundation and franchising (author of The Practice of Franchising in Austria, Manz 1992). Dr. Grohmann is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of English.

Dr. Wulf Gordian Hauser, LL.M., of Hauser Partners Law Firm, Seilerstätte 18-20, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 29 00 0, Fax: 513 77 42, e-mail: hauser@hauserpartners.com, homepage: http://www.hauserpartners.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1974, and the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983. He was admitted to the bars of New York State (January 1984), District of Columbia (June 1984), and Austria (January 1986). Dr. Hauser has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotic offenses, specializing in Corporate, commercial and international law. He speaks English and French.

Dr. Thomas Herndl, LLM, of Herndl & Poeltner law firm, Tulpengasse 2, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 402 7844, Fax: 402 7844 – 55, e-mail: office@herndl-poeltner.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1982 and the University of Virginia in 1984, admitted to the bar in Austria in 1990 and New York in 1987. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are commercial and corporate transcations, sponsering, real estate, estate cases and trade disputes. Dr. Herndl speaks fluent English.

Drs. Johannes Hock Sr. and Jr., Stallburggasse 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 50 62, Fax: 533 09 89, e-mail: office@hock-ra.com, homepage:  http://www.hock-ra.com, studied at the University of Vienna. Father, admitted to the bar in 1952, also holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon. Son, admitted to the bar in January 1987, did additional studies at the Columbia School of Law. Dr. Johannes Hock, Sr. has a general practice, including criminal cases, specializing in corporation law, trade mark law and divorce cases with international background. Dr. Johannes Hock, Jr. specializes in commercial and corporate law, unfair competition and trade marks, lease contracts and litigations in rent matters. He handles criminal cases only in connection with Food Act matters and copyright infringements. Father and son are fluent in English. Son also speaks French.

Dr. Wolfgang Hofer, of Grohs Hofer law firm, Helferstorferstrasse 4/12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 534 35-0, Fax: 534 35-36, email: w.hofer@ghr.at, homepage: http://www.ghr.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1974, was admitted to the bar in 1980. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offences. His specialties are national and international management consulting, mergers & acquisitions and banking law. Dr. Hofer is fluent in English.

Dr. Alexander Hofmann, Biberstrasse 3/8, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 513 22 79, Fax: 513 22 79 30, email: a.hofmann@hofmannlaw.at, homepage: http://www.hofmannlaw.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984 and New York University School of Law in 1994. He was admitted to the Austrian Bar in 1992 and the New York State Bar Association in 2004. Dr. Hofmann specializes in wills, probate procedures, trusts and estates, general business practice and also handles trade disputes. He does not accept criminal or narcotics cases. He has professional experience in the law office of a Notary public, where he was entrusted with handling probate and estate cases. Dr. Hofmann serves as a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Viennese Bar Association. He speaks English.

Mag. Ralph Hofmann-Credner, of Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte, Schubertring 6, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 10 5630, Fax: 51510 66 56 30,
e-mail: ralph.hofmann-credner@wolftheiss.com, homepage: http://www.wolftheiss.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 2001 and from University of St. Gallen 2003 (Executive M.B.L.-HSG). He is admitted to the Austrian Bar. He specializes in corporate law, commercial law, insolvency law, litigation and insurance law. He is fluent in English.

Mag.DDr. Paul Hopmeier, Rathausstrasse 15, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 405 33 82, Fax: 408 84 67, e-mail: rechtsanwalt@aon.at, homepage:  http://www.hopmeier.at, graduated from the University of Vienna and from the Vienna School of Economics in 1974, was admitted to the bar in 1980. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are tax law and company law. He is a court interpreter for the English language and also speaks French and Spanish.

Dr. Günther J. Horvath, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15 205, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: vienna@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, graduated from University of Graz in June 1976, was admitted to the bar in December 1981. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are corporate, commercial, tax, contract and estate, as well as international transactions and arbitration. Dr. Horvath speaks English and has a working knowledge of Italian.

Dr. Christoph H. Kerres, LL.M., Kerres Partners Rechtsanwälte, Schubertring 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 51 660, Fax: 51 660-60, e-mail: christoph.kerres@kerres.at, homepage: http://www.kerres.at, studied law at the University of Vienna receiving his doctorate degree in law in 1982. He received an LL.M from Georgetown University in 1987, and practiced as an attorney in Washington, D.C. with the law firm of Seifman, Semo & Slevin 1986. Christoph Kerres was admitted to the Vienna Bar in 1988 and to the New York Bar in 1987. For more than 20 years, Christoph Kerres has been working in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with a specialized focus on M&A transactions. Dr. Kerres is fluent in English and speaks Spanish.

Carl Alan Key, Attorney at Law, Johann Strauss Gasse 30/5, 1040 Vienna, mobile phone: 0699/17525 525, e-mail: alankey@alankey.at. Alan Key is retired, but offers his services pro bono (without charge) for select cases. Alan Key is a US citizen who graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Miami School of Law. He has lived in Austria for over twenty years. Since 1990, Alan Key has assisted in the representation of major Austrian aviation, transportation, power, and telecommunications companies and provincial and municipal governments, in over sixty complex cross border commercial transactions. Alan Key has also worked on advising and representing several airlines in the purchasing, selling, dry and wet leasing, and financing, including cross border leasing, of all types of aircraft with parties in the US, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Alan Key has participated in representing clients such as the Austrian Airlines Group, several of the largest US banks, a number of Austrian leasing companies, and several Austrian local governments. He is a member of the California Bar Association. He has no Austrian law degree and is therefore not authorized to practice law in Austria. He speaks English (native speaker).

Dr. Helene Klaar, of Dr. Helene Klaar, Mag. Norbert Marschall Rechtsanwälte OEG, Prinz Eugen-Strasse 34, 1040 Vienna, Tel.: 505 04 62, Fax: 504 39 50, e-mail: Kanzlei@ra-klaar-marschall.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1972, was admitted to the bar in 1976. Her specialties are family law, labor law, and real estate law. She is proficient in English.

Dr. Alexander Klauser, of Brauneis, Klauser & Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Bauernmarkt 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 12 10 0, Fax: 532 12 10 20, e-mail: a.klauser@bkp.at, homepage: http://www.bkp.at graduated from the University of Vienna in 1983, was admitted to the bar in 1990. He practiced European Competition Law as an intern at the European Commission (DG IV) in Brussels. Dr. Klauser has a general practice, primarily in civil and commercial matters, antitrust, intellectual property, copyright, administrative, real estate, tenancy, family, insolvency and litigation. He is a lecturer at the McGeorge School of Law (Salzburg) in Private International Law. He accepts criminal cases only as an exception. Dr. Klauser speaks fluent English, French and Italian.

Dr. Bettina Koeck, of Greindl & Koeck Rechtsanwaelte GmbH, Gusshausstrasse 14, 1050 Vienna, Tel.: 494 63 63, Fax: 494 63 63 63, e-mail: bettina.koeck@greindlkoeck.at, homepage:  http://www.greindlkoeck.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 2001 and Northwestern University in Chicago in 1998 and was admitted to the bar in 1997. Dr. Koeck specializes in Employment law and Company law and handles estate cases, trade disputes. She is proficient in English and has worked with American clients in the past.

Dr. Gerhard Kornek, of Hasch & Partner Anwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Zelinkagasse 10, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 12 70, Fax: 532 12 70 263, e-mail: wien@hasch-eu, homepage:  http://www.hasch.eu, graduated from the University of Vienna in January 1970, was admitted to the bar in 1974. He has a general practice, including criminal cases, and specializes in divorce law, real estate law, traffic accidents, insurance claims, trade and labor. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Veronika Kozak, Attorney at Law, Josefstädterstrasse 62/4, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 236 20 60, Fax: 236 20 60 9, e-mail: veronika.kozak@airius.at, homepage:  http://www.airius.at. Dr. Veronika Kozak specializes in aviation law and aircraft financing. Since 1990, she has advised and represented Austrian and foreign airlines, aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturers, banks, and aviation consultants in the purchasing, selling, leasing, and financing (including over 200 domestic and cross-border sale, lease, and debt finance transactions and including EXIM, ECA, JOL, JLL, LILO, and GLL transactions) of various types of aircraft with and for businesses and individuals in the US, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific. Dr. Veronika Kozak’s team, which includes an American attorney, of counsel to her firm and residing in Vienna, can provide comprehensive legal advice and representation – in both the English and German languages, at a native-speaker level – for structuring and negotiating everything from complex transactions to simple contracts. Dr. Kozak is fluently bilingual in English and German.

Dr. Elmar Kresbach, LL.M., Schottengasse 4/4/29, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 26 90, Fax: 533 27 90, e-mail: kresbach@ra-kanzleien.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1982 and the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in 1984, was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1992. He has a general practice with special emphasis in criminal cases (including narcotics), divorce cases, collection cases, general litigation practice and unfair trade practices. Dr. Kresbach speaks fluent English and French.

Dr. Alfred Kriegler, Hoher Markt 1, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 42 65, Fax: 533 42 65-4, e-mail: kriegler@divorce.at, homepage: http://www.divorce.at, 1977 Baccalauréat from the Lycée Français in Vienna, 1983 Doctorate in Legal Studies from the University of Vienna, 1984 Master of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, 1986 Diploma summa cum laude from the Schola Litterarum Latinarum of the Papal Gregoriana University in Rome, 1991 sworn in as a member of the Austrian Bar, 1992 winner of the endowment awarded by the Maria Anna Ertl Foundation to the most highly qualified newly registered lawyers of the year, 1994 after many years with his father`s chambers, which specialized in family law, he opened his own chambers at Hoher Markt 1, 1010 Vienna. Dr. Kriegler is the only Viennese member of the IAML (International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers). He is also president of the “Lawyers´ Club” of Vienna, which he founded, vice president of the European Lawyers Union (U.A.E.) and cofounder of the European Bar Rights Institute. Dr. Kriegler is fluent in English and speaks several languages (German, French, Italian, English, Spanish and Latin) and specializes in family law. He wrote the bestseller Ratgeber Scheidung (Divorce Advice) from Ueberreuterverlag publisher.

Dr. Peter Lambert, of Lambert Eversheds, Savoyenstraße 3, 1170 Vienna, Tel.: 34 71 303, Fax: 34 71 303, e-mail: p.lambert@lambert-law.at, homepage: http://www.lambert-law.at, graduated from the University of Vienna and McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California in 1979, was admitted to the bar in 1983. He practiced in San Francisco, California with the law firm of Maron, Reed & Sheehy from 1982 to 1983. Dr. Lambert has a general practice, excluding criminal cases. His specialties are international commercial and business law, trade, tax, unfair competition, intellectual property, real estate, administrative, estate and probate law, as well as litigation and arbitration. Dr. Lambert is fluent in English, speaks French, and is Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Austrian Chapter.

Dr. Andreas Lintl, of Lintl-Kornfeind-Thalhammer, Singerstrasse 27/28, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 60 50, Fax: 512 86 05, e-mail: office@lintl-law.at, homepage: http://www.lintl-law.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1983 and was admitted to the bar in 1991. He has a general practice, with special emphasis on Austrian inheritance, estate, trade disputes, personal injury and insurance matters. He is a court interpreter for the English language and also maintains a practice in London, where he is an admitted solicitor and can be reached on Fridays.

Dr. Werner J. Loibl, Schottenfeldgasse 85, 1070 Vienna, Tel.: 512 88 82, Fax: 512 88 62, e-mail: office@law.co.at, homepage: http://www.law.co.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1981, was admitted to the bar in 1988. Dr. Loibl also holds a master’s degree from New York University. He has a general practice, specializing in international business law, corporate law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Loibl speaks English, French and Spanish.

Dr. Paul Luiki, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Schottenring 12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 537 70-0, Fax: 537 70 70, e-mail: paul.luiki@fwp.at, homepage: http://www.fwp.at, was born in the U.S. and received his first legal education at the University of Iowa and practiced as an attorney in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Austria in 1992. He obtained a law degree from the University of Vienna in 1993 as well as a doctoral degree from the same University in 1996. He is admitted to the Austrian and Ohio Bars and has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are M&A, joint ventures, banking and finance law as well as general corporate law. Dr. Luiki speaks English and German.

Dr. Robin L. Lumsden LL.M. (Berkeley), of Lumsden & Partners law firm, Wiedner Hauptstraße 120/5.1, 1050 Vienna, Tel.: 5811711, e-mail: office@lumsden.at, homepage: http://www.lumsden.at. Dr. Lumsden is an attorney-at-law in Austria and New York and Honorary Consul of Jamaica in Austria. He graduated from the University of Vienna School of Law with a Mag.iur in 2003 and a Dr.iur. in 2008 and obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Berkeley in 2005. Robin Lumsden was admitted in New York in 2008 and in Austria in 2009. He has a general practice, and specializes in international business law with a strong focus on economic competence (M&A, Corporate Law, Restructuring) as well as on Matters of International Organizations, Austrian Citizenship and Austrian Residence Titles. The firm can provide legal advice in German, English, Russian, Polish, Bulgarian  and Greek.

Dr. Norbert Marschall, of Dr. Helene Klaar, Mag. Norbert Marschall Rechtsanwälte OEG, Prinz Eugen-Strasse 34/4, 1040 Vienna, Tel.: 505 04 62, Fax: 504 39 50, e-mail: kanzlei@ra-klaar-marschall.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 2000. His specialties include family law, labor law, real estate law, and medical malpractice law.

Dr. Marco Nademleinsky, Dornbacher Straße 4a, 1170 Vienna, Tel.: 480 15 52, Fax: 480 15 52-9, e-mail: office@nademleinsky.at, homepage: http://www.nademleinsky.at, graduated from the University of Vienna 2000, Doctorate in Legal Studies from the University of Vienna (cum laude) 2004, University Assistant and Lecturer at the University of Vienna 2004-2007, Department of Comparative Law and Private International Law. In 2011, Dr. Nademleinsky opened his own law firm in Vienna, specialising in family law, health law and private international law. He is author of numerous publications on family law, e.g. Internationales Familienrecht(International Family Law), 2007, together with M. Neumayr, Judge at the Austrian Supreme Court. Dr. Nademleinsky also teaches International Family Law at the University of Vienna and is a contributing member of the legal magazine Zeitschrift für Ehe- und Familienrecht. He is fluent in English.

Mag. Ewald Oberhammer, LL.M., of Oberhammer Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Karlsplatz 3/1, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: +43 1 5033000, Fax: +43 1 5033000 33, e-mail: e.oberhammer@oberhammer.co.at, homepage: www.oberhammer.co.at / www.corporate-migration.at, graduated from the Universities of Innsbruck (1997, Austria), Padua (1997, Italy) and Nottingham (2001, UK), was admitted to the Italian bar in 2005 and to the Austrian bar in 2006. He specializes in immigration matters for corporate and private clients as well as employment and trade law matters. Mag. Oberhammer is also leading the immigration litigation department of his law firm. He speaks fluent English and Italian and constantly represents American clients in Austria since 2006.

Dr. Peter Philipp, Graben 17, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 80 01, Fax: 533 09 59, e-mail: ra-p.philipp@aon.at, graduated from the University in Vienna 1970 and was admitted to the bar in 1975. He has a general practice, with special emphasis in criminal cases, including narcotic offenses and family law. Dr. Philipp speaks English, French and Italian.

Jarred Pinkston, Dorda Brugger Jordis Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 10, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 4795 14, Fax: 533 47 95-5014, e-mail: jarred.pinkston@dbj.at. Mr. Pinkston is an American admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and England/Wales and his practice focuses on international dispute resolution. Dorda Brugger Jordis is a leading, full service law firm in Austria and advises in all areas of corporate, commercial and civil law. The firm’s main practice areas also include corporate and tax law, restructuring, competition and anti-trust, real estate law, employment law, IT and IP, private client and public law. He is not authorized to practice law before the courts of Austria. He speaks English (native speaker).

Mag. Martin Platte, LL.M., Lothringerstrasse 3/12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 0420, Fax 804 8053 – 4220, e-mail: office@platte.co.at, homepage: http://www.platte.co.at. He graduated from Vienna Law School in 1998 and the London School of Economics in 2000. He has a general practice excluding criminal law, with a strong focus on dispute resolution, corporate (in particular distribution and transport Iaw, as weil as company Iaw) and real estate law. He lectures on Commercial Arbitration and Copyright Iaw and has authored many publications on these matters. He has 2 years‘ experience with an American lawfirm in London and two further years with an American lawfirm in Vienna. He speaks fluent English and has practiced, lectured and published in the English language.

Dr. Peter M. Polak, LL.M., Getreidemarkt 1, 1060 Vienna, Tel.: 582 58-0, Fax: 582 58-2, e-mail: fplp@fplp.at, homepage: http://www.fplp.at, graduated from the Vienna law school and UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He was admitted to the bar in California in 1985 and in Austria in 1989. He specializes in corporate and M & A and heads the firms M & A and International Transactions department. FPLP is a leading business law firm which assists multinational corporations in all areas of business law in Austria and CEE. Apart from its core competence in corporate project finance, competition,real estate, and IP,the firm is also known for its specific expertise in complex litigation and arbitration . FPLP has built for a very long time specific industry know how in the life science, media and energy industries. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the Austrian and the California bar.He is a certified interpreter for the English language and fluent in German, English and French; FPLP provides, in addition, service in Spanish and Polish.

Jenny Power, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15-0, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: jenny.power@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, holds a J.D. (juris doctor) degree from the University of Miami School of Law. She has no Austrian law degree and is therefore not authorized to practice law in Austria. She is a member of the Florida and American Bar Associations. Freshfields has a commercial law practice. The primary focus of Ms. Power’s practice is the representation of clients as counsel in international arbitration including those conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC) as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She speaks English and German.

Dr. Michael Prager, Seilergasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 62 20, Fax: 512 62 21, e-mail: office@pragerlaw.com, homepage: http://www.pragerlaw.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in June 1984, was admitted to the bar in June 1992. He has a general practice, specializing in corporate law & civil disputes including company formation, business licensing, real estate conceptions, rental agreements, employment relations, trade disputes, trademark matters, agency and distribution, joint venture set up, M & A, aviation & insurance. Dr. Prager does not accept criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Felix Prändl, LL.M., J.S.M., of Brauneis, Klauser and Prändl, Bauernmarkt 2, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 12 10 0, Fax: 532 12 10 20, e-mail: f.praendl@bkp.at, homepage: http://www.bkp.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1982, from Tulane Law School, New Orleans, in 1984 and from Stanford Law School in 1986. He was admitted to the bar in 1992. Dr. Prändl practiced law in a San Francisco law firm and in a Brussels EC-law firm. He has a general practice, primarily in corporate and commercial matters, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, European Community, probate, wills, computers and software, agency and distributorships and cross-border transactions. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Prändl speaks fluent English.

Dr. Rose-Marie Rath, Weissgerber Lände 40, 1030 Vienna, Tel.: 713 13 79, Fax: 713 02 62, e-mail: office@ra-rath.at, homepage: http://www.ra-rath.at, studied law at the universities of Vienna and Graz, graduated from the latter in January 1983. She was admitted to the bar in 1988. She has a general practice and, with the exception of narcotics offenses, accepts all criminal and civil cases. Dr. Rath speaks English.

MMag. Dr. Axel Reidlinger, of Reidlinger Schatzmann, Tuchlauben 17, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 235 11 00, Fax: 235 11 00-50, e-mail: reidlinger@rs-ra.com, homepage:http://www.rs-ra.eu/, obtained an LLM/DEA in European Community Law from the College of Europe in Bruges. He is a member of the Austrian Bar and has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are the antitrust competition & trade, more precisely competition law in energy sector liberalization as well as Austrian and European telecommunications and e-commerce law. Dr. Reidlinger speaks English and has a working knowledge of French.

Hon.Prof. Dr. Andreas Reiner, Maîtrise de Droit Privé, D.E.A., Andreas Reiner and Partners, Helferstorferstrasse 4/Freyung 6/12, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 23 32 0, Fax: 532 23 32 10, e-mail: office@reiner-arp.at, homepage:  http://www.reiner-arp.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1975, and from the University of Orleans, France, in 1980. In addition, Dr. Reiner did post-graduate studies in EC-law at the University of Paris. From 1981 to 1985 he worked as a Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. He was admitted to the bar in 1989. r. Reiner has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are commercial, distribution, corporate, unfair competition, industrial property, labor arbitration. He lectures at the Vienna School of Economics and is fluent in English and French.

Mag. Nikolaus Reisner, LL.M., Schönbrunnerstrasse 46/19, 1120 Vienna, Tel.: 813 54 05, Fax: 813 54 11-6, e-mail: reisner@anwalt-wien.at, homepage: http://www.anwalt-wien.at, all members graduated from the University of Vienna. Mag. Reisner was admitted to the bar in 2002. The office has a general practice, including criminal cases. Its special fields are agricultural, forestry, hunting and fishing law, general law of contracts and damage proceedings (especially representaton in front of the court), employment law, inheritance law and the law relating to private foundations (respectively company law in all its fields such as advising and setting up companies and branch establishments), acquisition of businesses in international and national enterprises in Austria, family law (in particular matrimonial law and the law relating to children), corporate law, property law and real estate (in all its fields), media and competition law, environmental law (in particular licensing proceddings for industrial plants), trade law, traffic law and compensation for damage. The lawyer correspond in English and French.

Dr. Wolfgang Renner, LL.M., of Renner Law, Attorneys-at-Law, Gonzagagasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 523 3833, Fax: 523 3820, e-mail: wr@renner-law.com, homepage:  http://www.renner-law.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1992 and from N.Y.U. Law School in 1993. Admitted to the New York bar (1994) and the Austrian bar (1999). Dr. Renner has spent three years with law firms in N.Y.C. and is fluent in English. The specialties of his firm are general civil law (contract law, commercial law, collection cases, estates and trade disputes), corporate law (including private foundations) and IT/media law. He is fluent in English.

Dr. Wieland Schmid-Schmidsfelden, Alte Börse, Wipplingerstrasse 34, 1010 Vienna, mobile phone: 0664 8871 0593, e-mail: wieland,schmid-schmidsfelden@ssr-lex.com, homepage: http://www.ssr-lex.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984, admitted to the bar in 1989. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotic offenses. His specialties are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe and trade disputes. Dr. Schmid-Schmidsfelden is the Secretary General of the Austrian Joint Venture Association and speaks fluent English.

Mag. Harald Schuster, Wickenburggasse 13, 1080 Vienna, Tel.: 406 61 47, Fax: 406 61 47-15, e-mail: law-office@advocat-schuster.at, homepage: http://www.advocat-schuster.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1989, was admitted to the bar in 1994. He has a general practice with special emphasis in criminal cases (including narcotics offenses) and civil law. Mag. Schuster speaks fluent English.

Dr. Friedrich Schwank, Law Offices, Stock Exchange Building, Wipplingerstrasse 34, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 57 04, Fax: 533 57 06, e-mail: offices@schwank.com, homepage: http://www.schwank.com, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1972 and was admitted to the bar in 1976. Dr. Schwank did postgraduate work in London and Paris. He has a general practice with a focus on international corporate, tax and wealth planning matters.  The other lawyers of his firm handle immigration, labour law and industrial relations, court, banking, litigation, and philanthropy. Dr. Schwank does not accept criminal cases and traffic accidents. In his firm the following languages are spoken: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Armenian and the Scandinavian languages.

Dr. Michael Sedlaczek, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Seilergasse 16, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 515 15-0, Fax: 512 63 94, e-mail: vienna@freshfields.com, homepage: http://www.freshfields.com, holds the degree of Master of Laws (Mag. iur.) from the University of Vienna and the degree of PhD in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Innsbruck. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His area of practice is tax, includes tax related corporate law, and investment fund law. He specialises in structuring national and international M&A transactions; corporate tax planning and group reorganisations (including domestic and cross-border mergers, spin-offs, split-ups, contributions in kind, post acquisition tax planning); financial instruments, their tax driven structures (including derivatives, swaps, stock lending and repo transactions, hybrid instruments, etc.) and investment funds; international taxation (e.g. tax planning for artists). Dr. Sedlaczek speaks English and has a working knowledge of Italian.

Dr. A. Nicholas Simon, Stallburggasse 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 31 58, Fax: 533 20 91, e-mail: office@andsim.at, homepage: http://www.andsim.at, graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1980 and from the University of Vienna in December 1985. He was admitted to the bar of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court, Massachusetts in 1980 and 1981, respectively. In January 1990, he was admitted to the bar in Austria. Dr. Simon’s practice specializes in international business law, estate proceedings and arbitration. He is also a professor of business law at Webster University’s Vienna campus. He is fully bilingual in English and German.

Dr. Christof Strasser, LL.M., 42law, Am Platz 5, 1130 Vienna, Tel.: 0699 1808 1066, e–mail: office@42law.com, homepage: https://42law.com/, graduated from the University of Vienna in 2004 and studied at Harvard Law School. He is admitted to the bars of Austria, the State of New York, as well as England and Wales. Dr. Strasser and his team of 10 lawyers have a general practice, with a focus on corporate, trade and business law, specializing on M&A transactions and advising earlystage companies. In dealing with corporate matters he has broad experience with venture capital and private equity transactions and also offers a wide range of legal services relating to banking and fintech. Dr. Strasser’s team is also highly experienced in Austrian immigration and visa matters for corporate and private clients. The 42law team is fluent in English, Russian, German and a range of other languages.

Hon.Prof. DDr. Hellwig Torggler, of Torggler Rechtsanwälte, Universitätsring 10/5, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 532 31 70 71, Fax: 532 31 70 80, e-mail: h.torggler@torggler.at, homepage: http://www.torggler.at, is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Graz, Austria. He also has a Master of Comparative Law from the Law School of the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Torggler has general practice, primarily in corporate matters, private foundations and arbitration. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Torggler is an official interpreter for the English language.

Dr. Michaela Tulipan, LL. M., Praterstraße 66/4/41, 1020 Vienna, Tel.: 271 73 31, Fax: 271 73 31 17, e-mail: michaela@tulipan.at, homepage: http://www.tulipan.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1976. After postgraduate studies in European law in Paris, legal practice in Germany and additional studies in the U.S., she was admitted to the Austrian bar in 1986. Her practice covers civil matters including international law and family law. She speaks fluent French and English and has a fair knowledge of Italian.

Dr. Peter Wagesreiter, LL. M., of Hasberger Seitz & Partner law firm, Gonzagagasse 4, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 05 33, Fax: 533 05 33 33, e-mail: wagesreiter@hsp-law.at, homepage:  http://www.hsp-law.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1991 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1998 and New York in 2001. He has a general practice, specializing in international business transactions and contract law and trade disputes. He does not handle criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Gunther Weichselbaum, Kohlmarkt 1, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 533 99 03, Fax: 533 99 03 18, e-mail: weichselbaum@kohlmarkt1.at, homepage: http://www.advokaturkanzlei.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1983. He was admitted to the bar at the end of 1989. He has a general practice, specializing in commercial and corporation law including tax, currency and industrial property matters. He does not handle criminal cases. He speaks fluent English.

Dr. Ingrid Weisz, LL.M., Florianigasse 7/9, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 406 00 51, Fax: 406 00 5116, e-mail: office-weisz@gmx.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1984 and the New York University School of Law in 1991 and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1991 and New York in 1992. She has a general practice, specializing in litigation (civil and commercial law), administrative law, insurance and product liability law. She also accepts criminal cases except narcotics cases. Dr. Weisz speaks fluent English.

Dr. Stefan Wurst, of Wurst & Ströck Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, Mahlerstrasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 290 50 90, Fax: 290 50 90 50, e-mail: wurst@austrialaw.at, graduated from the University of Linz in 1985, was admitted to the bar in 1991. Dr. Wurst has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). He speaks English.

Mag. Gabriel Wutti, Türkenstrasse,1080 Vienna, Tel. 585 69 10 18, e-mail: office@wutti.at, homepage: http://www.wutti.at, graduated from the Vienna law school. He was admitted to the bar in 1997. He has a general practice, with a focus on real estate law (including freehold property law and tenancy law) and inheritance law. Mag. Wutti serves as a member of the Legal Association for Mediation and Cooperative Negotiation. His firm provides legal services in German, English, Slovenian and Croatian.

DDr. Hans-Georg Zeiner, Schellinggasse 6, 1010 Vienna, Tel.: 512 23 64, Fax: 512 33 25, e-mail: hans.georg.zeiner@zeinerlaw.at, homepage:  http://www.zeinerlaw.at, graduated from the Vienna University in July 1967, also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and the New York University. He practiced law in New York for one year. He has offices in Alicante, Spain and Prague, Czech Republic. His fields of specialization are corporate law, tax law, cartel law, unfair competition, patent and trademark law. He does not handle criminal cases. He is a court interpreter for the English language and also speaks French.



Klagenfurt

(telephone: prefix 0463 in-country, or internationally +43 463)

Dr. Hanno Burger-Scheidlin, Villacher Strasse 1a/14, 9020 Klagenfurt, Tel.: 55 056, Fax: 56 055, e-mail: office@burger-scheidlin.at, homepage: https://burger-scheidlin.at/, studied at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna, graduated in 1976 and was admitted to the bar in 1980. He has a general practice including civil and commercial law, contracts, collections, estates and probate cases, bancruptcy and also handles trade disputes He does not accept criminal and narcotics cases. He speaks English.

Dr. Franz Zimmermann, Karfreitagstrasse 8/1, 9020 Klagenfurt, Tel.: 512 097, Fax: 54 465, e-mail: ra.zimmermann@linea7.com. He has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses), estates, collections and trade disputes. Dr. Zimmermann speaks Italian and English.

Villach

(telephone: prefix 04242 in-country, or internationally +43 4242)

Dr. Karl Heinz Kramer, Italienerstrasse 10b, 9500 Villach, Tel.: 23 203, Fax: 23 203 3, e-mail: rechtsanwaelte@dr-kramer.at, homepage: http://www.dr-kramer.at. Dr. Kramer graduated from the University of Vienna in 1985 and was admitted to the bar in 1991. He has a general practice, including criminal cases (also narcotics offenses). He speaks English and Italian.

St. Pölten

(telephone: prefix 02742 in-country, or internationally +43 2742)

Dr. Franz Amler, Brunngasse 12/2, 3100 St. Pölten, Tel.: 35 27 18, Fax: 35 27 18-5, e-mail: ra-kanzlei.amler@aon.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1982, was admitted to the bar in 1987. Dr. Amler has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). His specialties are traffic accidents and contracts. He speaks English.

Dr. Michael Schwarz, of Thum Weinreich Schwarz, Josefstrasse 13, 3100 St. Pölten, Tel.: 72 222, Fax: 72 222 10, e-mail: kanzlei@twscr.at, homepage: http://thum-weinreich-schwarz-chyba-reiter.at.  He graduated from the University of Vienna in 1982, was admitted to the bar in 1988. Dr. Schwarz has a general practice regarding all civil law areas, with criminal cases being accepted only in connection with trade law (bankruptcy cases, etc.). Dr. Schwarz is a lecturer at the International College for Tourism and Management (Krems and Semmering, Lower Austria). He speaks English.

Baden bei Wien

(telephone: prefix 02252 in-country, or internationaly +43 2252)

Mag. Markus Heller, Pfarrplatz 4, 2500 Baden, Tel.: 47926, Fax: 47926-11, e-mail: heller-ra@aon.at. He has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). Mag. Heller speaks English and a little Spanish.

Dr. Alexander Knotek, of Avia Law Group Baden, Wolczik, Knotek & Wurst, Rathausgasse 9, Pergerstrasse 12, 2500 Baden, Tel.: 430 56-0, Fax: 430 56-20, e-mail: info@avia-law.com, homepage:  http://www.avia-law.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1973, was admitted to the bar in 1979. Dr. Knotek has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). He speaks English.

Dr. Viktor Wolczik, of Wolczik, Knotek & Wurst, Pergerstrasse 12, 2500 Baden, Tel.: 430 56-0, Fax: 430 56-20, e-mail: baden@avia-law.com, homepage: http://www.avia-law.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1954, was admitted to the bar in 1961. Dr. Wolczik has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). He speaks English.

Perchtoldsdorf

(telephone: prefix 01 in-country, or internationally +43 1)

Dr. Stefan Prokop, Walzengasse 2 (corner of Hochstrasse 29/2), 2380 Perchtoldsdorf, Tel.: 865 71 72, Fax: 865 71 7273, e-mail: anwalt.prokop@aon.at, homepage: http://www.anwalt-prokop.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1983, was admitted to the bar in 1990. With the exception of narcotics matters, Dr. Prokop has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases. He speaks English, French and Spanish.

Scheibbs

(telephone: prefeix 07482 in-country, or internationally +43 7482)

Mag. Silvia Fahrenberger, Gürtel 2/1, 3270 Scheibbs, Tel.: 43033, Fax: 43033-1, e-mail: office@ra-fahrenberger.at; homepage: www.ra-fahrenberger.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 2002 and was admitted to the bar in 2008. Mag. Fahrenberger has a general practice, with a special focus on family law, including child custody, parental child abduction, and marriage/divorce. Also, she is specialized in victim-of-crime-related litigation. She speaks English.

Stockerau

(telephone: prefix 02266 in-country, or internationally +43 2266)

Dr. Manfred Dimmy, Schiessstattgasse 27, 2000 Stockerau, Tel.: 65697, Fax: 65697-74, e-mail: office@dimmy.at, homepage: http://www.dimmy.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1979, was admitted to the bar in 1985. Dr. Dimmy has a general practice, handling all civil and criminal cases (except narcotics offenses). He speaks English.

Wiener Neustadt

(telephone: prefix 02622 in-country, or internationally +43 2622)

Dr. Doris Hohler-Rössel, Grazer Strasse 23, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Tel.: 210 33-0, Fax: 210 33-14, e-mail: hohlerroesselra@aon.at, homepage:  http://www.ra-wienerneustadt.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1980, was admitted to the bar in 1986. Dr. Hohler-Rössel has a general practice, handling both civil and criminal cases (with the exception of narcotics matters). Her specialty is trade law. She speaks English.

City of Salzburg

(telephone: prefix 0662 in-country, or internationally +43 662)

Dr. Gerhard Benn-Ibler, of Benn-Ibler, AVA Hof, 2. Stock, Franz Josefs Kai 1, 5020 Salzburg, Tel. and Fax: 88 34 73, e-mail: office@benn-ibler.com, homepage: http://www.benn-ibler.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1964, admitted to the bar in 1970. He has a general practice, excluding criminal cases and narcotics offenses. His specialties are real estate, corporate, administrative and constitutional law, general civil law, as well as collection cases, estates and trade disputes. Dr. Benn-Ibler is the vice president of the Austrian Bar Association and is fluent in English.

Dr. Wolfgang Berger, of Wolfgang Berger Rechtsanwälte, Sterneckstrasse 55/I, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 87 08 36, Fax: 87 97 17, e-mail: mail@berger-advokaten.com, http://www.berger-advokaten.com, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1972, was admitted to the bar in 1977. Except for criminal cases, he has a general practice, specializing in business law and real estate matters. He speaks English.

Dr. L. Wolfgang Berger, LL.M. (University of Virginia), of Berger Daichendt Grobovschek Rechtsanwälte, Sterneckstrasse 55/I, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 87 08 36, Fax: 87 97 17, e-mail: mail@berger-advokaten.com, http://www.berger-advokaten.com, graduated from the University of Salzburg and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Partner. He speaks English and French.

Dr. Norman Dick, of Norman Dick & Michael Dyck, Imbergstrasse 15/I, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 87 14 85-0, Fax: 87 14 85-6, e-mail: office@salzburglaw.com, homepage: http://www.salzburglaw.com, studied at the University of Salzburg, graduated in December 1972 and was admitted to the bar in July 1977. He has a general practice, specializing in corporation law, commercial law and unfair competition cases. He speaks English and French.

Mag. Carl Handlechner, Griesgasse 17/14, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 84 92 30, Fax: 84 92 30 18, e-mail: Carl.Handlechner@sbg.at or Carl.Handlechner@gmx.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 1990 and was admitted to the bar in 1998. He has a general practice, specializing in criminal law (including narcotics offenses) and civil law. He speaks English and Italian.

Dr. Ulrike Hauser, of Hauser & Herzog, Eberhard-Fugger-Strasse 2a, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 87 00 46 0, Fax: 87 84 62, e-mail: office@hauserhauser.at, homepage:  http://www.hauserhauser.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 1984 and was admitted to the bar in 1991. She has a general practice specialized in criminal law (including narcotics offenses), domestic and matrimonial law, law of descent and distributions, actions for damages and contracts. Dr. Hauser speaks English and French.

Dr. Helmut Hegen, M.B.L., of Hosp & Hegen, Hellbrunnerstrasse 9a, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 84 31 31, Fax: 84 03 404, e-mail: office@hosp-partner.at, homepage: http://www.hosp-partner.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 1999 and was admitted to the bar in 2004. He has working experience in Austrian, German and US banks and is a lecturer on banking law at the University of Salzburg. His specialties are banking law, business law, corporate law, contracts and general civil law. Dr. Hegen is fluent in English.

Mag. Dr. Andreas Hochwimmer, of Hochwimmer & Horcicka Rechtsanwälte (attorneys-at-law), Neutorstraße 15A, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 254059, Fax: 254059-9, e-mail: kanzlei@rechtsweg.at, Homepage: http://www.rechtsweg.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 2002 (Mag. iur./Master of Laws and Dr. iur./PhD in 2008) and was admitted to the bar in 2009. For his accomplishments in the field of penology he earned the Science Award of the CC-Academy in 2009. He has a general practice, specializing in civil law, damages and marriage/divorce law. Cooperating with a German law firm, his law firm has a special focus on cross-border counseling. He also handles criminal cases with US-citizens involved, including narcotics offenses. Dr. Hochwimmer is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of French.

Mag. Dr. Rémy Horcicka, of Hochwimmer & Horcicka Rechtsanwälte (attorneys at law), Neutorstraße 15A, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 254059, Fax: 254059-9, e-mail: kanzlei@rechtsweg.at, Homepage: http://www.rechtsweg.at, holds the degree of Master of Laws (Mag. iur.) and the degree of PhD in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Salzburg. He is a member of the Austrian Bar and has a general practice, including civil law, competition and trademark law as well as real estate, contract and inheritance law. Due to his former work at the university of Salzburg/Institute for criminal law, criminal procedure and criminology, Dr. Horcicka has a special emphasis in criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). He speaks English and has a working knowledge of French.

Dr. Cornelia Mazzucco, Alpenstraße 54, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 620 404 – 0, mobile phone: 0664/244 44 78, Fax: 620 404- 22, e-mail: dr.mazzucco@austrialegal.at, homepage: www.anwaeltin-salzburg.at. She graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1989. Dr. Mazzucco has professional working experience in the United States and was admitted to the bar in 2007. Her specialties are civil law – matrimonial law, inheritance law, family law (domestic relations law) and medical law issues associated with assisted reproductive technology (ART). Specifically, she deals with traffic accidents and skiing accidents, real estate matters (contract and litigation) and actions for damages, as well as with patients´rights as part of hospital stays and/or medical consultancy (out-patient treatments). Dr. Mazzucco speaks English.

Dr. Michael Polst, L.L.M., Nonntaler Hauptstrasse 59, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 84 33 13, Fax: 84 33 13 – 24, e-mail: kanzlei@rechtsanwalt-polst.at, homepage: http://www.rechtsanwalt-polst.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 1994 and the University of Sydney in 2000 and was admitted to the bar in Austria in 2004. Dr. Polst has spent three years in Sydney (two of them working as a lawyer with law firms in the Central Business District). His business law firm supplies comprehensive commercial legal services to corporations and individuals (Austrian and EU law). He also handles general civil law cases including real estate and contract law. Dr. Polst is fluent in English.

Dr. Andreas Schoeppl, Nonntaler Hauptstrasse 112, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 62 55 00, Fax: 62 51 99, e-mail: andreas.schoeppl@schoeppl-waha.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 1985 and was admitted to the bar in 1991. He focuses on real estate property rights law, including estate cases, tradedisputes, criminal cases, and cases involving narcotics. Dr. Schoeppl was a member of the Salzburger Landtag from 1999-2004 and has been a member of the Salzburger Gemeinderat since 2004. He is proficient in English and currently serves American clients.

Dr. Stefan Vargha, Georg-Wagner-Gasse 5, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 82 93 160, Fax: 82 93 11 32, e-mail: kanzlei@ra-vargha.at, homepage: http://www.ra-sbg.com, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1968 and was admitted to the bar in 1975. He has a general practice, specialized in civil law, commercial law and company law. He does not accept criminal cases. Dr. Vargha speaks English and Hungarian.

Mag. Klaus Waha, Nonntaler Hauptstrasse 112, 5020 Salzburg, Tel.: 62 55 00, Fax: 62 51 99, e-mail: kanzlei@schoeppl-waha.at, homepage: http://www.schoeppl-waha.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 1996 and was admitted to the bar in 2001. He specializes in civil and criminal cases, as well as estate and narcotic cases and trade disputes. Mag. Waha speaks English and French and has worked with American citizens in the past.

Dr. Rüdiger Hanifle, Schillerstrasse 22, 5700 Zell am See, Tel.: 722 04, Fax: 74 167, e-mail: kanzlei@hanifle.at. He studied at the University of Innsbruck, graduated in 1982 and was admitted to the bar in 1987. Succeeding his father who recently retired, Dr. Hanifle maintains a general practice, including civil and criminal matters, but excluding narcotics offenses. His areas of specialization are trade and traffic law as well as contract matters. He speaks English.

Dr. Sonja Schröder, Loferer Bundesstraße 5, 5700 Zell am See, Tel.: 21 000, Fax: 21 000-9, e-mail: office@ra-schroeder.at, homepage: http://www.ra-schroeder.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 19982 and was admitted to the bar in 1987. She has a general practice, specializing in criminal cases (including narcotics offenses), civil law and administrative law. Dr. Schröder speaks English.

Graz

(telephone: prefix 0316 in-country, or internationally +43 316)

Dr. Anton Cuber, of Cuber Law Offices, Grieskai 46, 8020 Graz, Tel.: 81 87 810, Fax: 81 87 8180, e-mail: office@cuber.at, homepage: http://www.cuber.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in 1995. He has a general practice, specializing in trade law excluding criminal cases. Dr. Cuber speaks English and French.

Dr. Ralph Forcher, Neutorgasse 51/II, 8010 Graz, Tel.: 82 03 50, Fax: 82 03 50/60, e-mail: office@forcher-graz.at, homepage: http://www.forcher-graz.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1984 and was admitted to the bar in 1989. He has a general practice, specializing in corporate and commercial law, litigations, arbitrations and contracts. He handles only “white collar crime” criminal cases. Dr. Forcher speaks English.

Dr. Gunter Griss, LL.M., of Griss & Partners, Glacisstrasse 67, 8010 Graz, Tel.: 83 03 04, Fax: 83 81 17, e-mail: g.griss@griss.at, homepage: http://www.griss.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1967 and the University of Chicago in 1970, was admitted to the bar in 1975, and also studied and practiced in England and France. Dr. Griss has a general practice, handling civil and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). He specializes in international private and commercial law, real estate and probate matters, including expropriations. He is an official court interpreter to English and French.

Dr. Peter Griss, LL.M., of Griss & Partners, Glacisstrasse 67, 8010 Graz, Tel.: 83 03 04, Fax: 83 81 17, e-mail: p.griss@griss.at, homepage: http://www.griss.at, graduated from the University of Graz (Mag. iur.) in 1997, the University of Vienna (Dr. iur.) in 2003 and the University of San Francisco (LL.M.) in 1999. He was admitted to the bar in 2004. Griss & Partners is a general practice, handling all civil and also criminal cases. Dr. Peter Griss specialises in civil and commercial litigation, including accidents.

Dr. Rainer Kurbos, Neue-Welt-Höhe 36a, 8010 Graz, Tel.: 82 77 22, Fax: 82 77 22-16, e-mail: rainer.kurbos@iic.wifi.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1979 and was admitted to the bar in 1984. Dr. Kurbos does not accept criminal cases. His specialties are contracts, building regulations, business procurement and product liability. Dr. Kurbos speaks English.

Dr. Hans Werner Schmidt, Brockmanngasse 63, 8010 Graz, Tel.: 82 54 28, Fax: 82 33 86, e-mail: hw_schmidt@aon.at, homepage: http://www.ra-schmidt.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1986 and was admitted to the bar in 1992. He has a general practice, specializing in actions for damages and warranty claims, traffic accident cases and criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). Dr. Schmidt speaks English and Italian.

Dr. Elisabeth Simma, Kaiserfeldgasse 15/II, 8011 Graz, Tel.: 82 77 20, Fax: 82 77 20-28, e-mail: office@simma-stoff-meier.at, homepage: http://http://www.simma-stoff-meier.at/simma.htm, graduated from the University in Graz in 1969 and was admitted to the bar in 1976. Her office handles both civil and criminal cases but is specialized in family law and commercial law. Dr. Simma holds the position of Vice President of the Styrian Bar Association. She speaks English.

Dr. Fritz Starnberg, Kaiserfeldgasse 19, 8010 Graz, Tel.: 82 20 21, Fax: 82 20 21 4, or Wagnastrasse 1, 8430 Leibnitz, Tel.: 03452/82 4 84, e-mail: ra-dr.starnberg.law.office@aon.at, homepage: http://www.starnberg.at, graduated from the University of Graz in 1985 and was admitted to the bar in 1990. He has a general practice, specializing in criminal cases (including narcotics offenses), divorce law, estate cases and contracts. Dr. Starnberg speaks English.

Innsbruck

(telephone: prefix 0512 in-country, or internationally +43 512)

Dr. Dietmar Czernich, LL.M., of Czernich, Hofstädter and Guggenberger, Boznerplatz 4, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel.: 56 73 73, Fax: 56 73 73 15, e-mail: czernich@chg.at, homepage: http://www.chg.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1992, the New York School of Law in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 1998. He has a general practice, specializing in international litigation, personal injury litigation, establishing subsidiaries in Austria and international contract law. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Czernich is fluent in English.

Mag. Stefan Gamsjäger, Burggraben 6, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel.: 586 586, Fax 586 586-50, e-mail: office@law-experts.at, homepage: www.law-experts.at. He specializes in litigation and arbitration, corporate and commercial law, civil law, contract law, conveyance and real estate law, employment law, IT law and IP law. Mag. Gamsjäger is fluent in English.

Dr. Ivo Greiter, of Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner, Rechtsanwälte, Maria-Theresien-Strasse 24, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel.: 57 18 11, Fax: 58 49 25, e-mail: greiter@lawfirm.at, homepage: http://www.greiter.lawfirm.at, was admitted to the bar in 1971. He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce in Austria, International Bar Association, International Law Association and the American Bar Association. He has a general practice including international and EU matters, administration law, accidents, aviation law, advertising law, banking law, bankruptcy, commercial law, contracts, capital and corporate taxation, estate and gift taxation, foreign investments, immigration law, inheritance, taxation of foreign nationals, patents, trademarks, intellectual property. He does not accept criminal cases. Dr. Greiter speaks English, French and Italian.

Dr. Thomas Praxmarer, Bürgerstrasse 19/I, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel.: 588 911, Fax: 588 911 41, e-mail: praxmarer@inode.at, homepage: http://www.ra-praxmarer.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1983 and was admitted to the bar in 1991. He has a general practice, specializing in criminal cases (including narcotics offenses), labor law, real property law, business law and European law. He is a member of the Innsbruck town council. Dr. Praxmarer speaks English.

Dr. Martin Schatz, Andreas-Hofer-Strasse 2-4, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel.: 58 19 43, Fax: 57 05 20, e-mail: office@schatz-gaulin.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1973 and was admitted to the bar in 1974. He has a general practice, including all civil and criminal cases. He specializes in criminal law (including drug offenses) and commercial law. He speaks English.

Fügen im Zillertal

(telephone: prefix 05288 in-country, or internationally +43 5288)

Mag. Bettina Presl, Franziskusweg 10, 6263 Fügen im Zillertal, Tel.: 64030,  Fax: 640 30 30, e-mail: ra.presl@aon.at, homepage: http://www.rechtsanwalt-presl.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1992 and was admitted to the bar in 1998. She has a general practice, also handling criminal cases (including narcotics offenses). Mag. Presl speaks English.

Dr. Hannes Wiesflecker, Burggraben 6, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel.: 586 586, Fax 586 586-50, e-mail: office@law-experts.at, homepage: www.law-experts.at. He specializes in litigation and arbitration, corporate and commercial law, civil law, contract law, conveyance and real estate law, employment law, IT law and IP law. Dr. Wiesflecker is fluent in English.

Linz

(telephone: prefix 0732 in-country, or internationally +43 732)

Dr. Herwig Anderle, Kaisergasse 18/II, 4020 Linz, Tel.: 77 62 76, Fax 77 62 76 81, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1987, and was admitted to the bar in 1988. He has a general practice and accepts criminal cases only in connection with trade disputes. His specialties are insolvency, bank law, estate sales, contracts, tenancy agreements, estates and trade disputes. Dr. Anderle speaks fluent English.

Dr. Ludwig Beurle, of Beurle, Oberndorfer, Mitterlehner, Landstrasse 9, 4020 Linz, Tel.: 77 16 53-0, Fax: 77 16 53-18, e-mail: office@bom.at, homepage: http://www.bom.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1981 and was admitted to the bar in 1985. Except for criminal cases, Dr. Beurle has a general practice, specializing in commercial and civil law. Dr. Beurle speaks English.

Mag. Dr. Helmut Blum, LL.M. MAS (European Law), MAS (Mediation), LL.M. MAS (U.S. Law, Florida Cost School of Law), Mozartstraße 11/6, 4020 Linz, Tel.: 78 13 66, Fax: 78 13 76 76, e-mail: kanzlei@ra-blum.com, homepage: www.ra-blum.com. He graduated from University of Linz in 1977 (Law) and 1981 (Economics) and from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2011 (LL.M. in U.S. Law). He has additional qualifications in mediation and European Law (University in Krems). He was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1986, to the bar in Berlin/Germany in 1997 and as a European Lawyer to the bar of Modena/Italy in 2001. He has a general practice, specializing in constitutional and administrative law, family law and criminal law. Dr. Blum has a branch of his law firm in 1080 Vienna, Bennoplatz 1. Dr. Blum speaks fluently English.

Dr. Siegrid Grassner of Grassner, Lenz, Thewanger + Partners, 4020 Linz, Südtirolerstrasse 4-6, Tel: 77 08 15, Fax: 77 08 16, email: siegrid.grassner@g ltp.at, homepage: www.gltp.at. She graduated from the University of Vienna in 2007 (Magister juris), from the University of Linz in 2009 (PhD) and from the Columbia Law School, New York in 2011 (LL.M.). She was admitted to the bar in New York in 2012 and to the bar in Austria in 2014. Dr. Grassner has a general practice, specializing in corporate and estate transactions, bank law, commercial law, construction law, arbitration and litigation. Dr. Grassner speaks fluent English and already has international clients.

Dr. Walter Löbl, Südtirolerstrasse 4-6, 4020 Linz and Stelzhammerstrasse 1, 4400 Steyr, Tel: 77 08 15, Fax: 77 08 16, e-mail: lawfirm@gltp.at, homepage: http://www.gltp.at, graduated from the University of Linz and was admitted to the bar in 2001. Dr. Löbl specializes in family law, commercial law, building contracts and construction law, but also handles criminal cases. He is proficient in English and already has American clients.

Dr. Wolfgang Moringer, LL.M., of Haslinger/Nagele & Partners, Roseggerstrasse 58, 4020 Linz, Tel.: 784 33 10, Fax: 77 43 31, e-mail: w.moringer@haslinger-nagele.com, homepage: http://www.haslinger-nagele.com, graduated from the University of Linz and was admitted to the bar in 1977. He has a general practice specializing in commercial law, penal law concerning business offenses, European law and criminal law (including narcotics offenses). He is a member of the Committee of the Upper Austrian Bar Association. Dr. Moringer speaks English.

Mag. Thomas P. Schweiger, LL.M. (Duke), of SMP Rechtsanwälte law firm, Kaplanhofstrasse 2, 4020 Linz, Tel.: 79 69 00 0, Fax: 79 69 06, e-mail: office@s-m-p.at, homepage: http://www.s-m-p.at, graduated from the University of Linz in 1993 and the Duke University School of Law in 1996, and was admitted to the bar in 1999. He has a general practice, specializing in corporate and other transactions, corporate counsel, arbitration and litigations (mostly for corporations), trade disputes and estates. He is a member of the Austrian Franchise Federation, German Arbitration Association, German Lawyers Association, Moot Alumni Association. Mag. Schweiger speaks fluent English and Russian.

Dr. Gerhard Wagner, of Wagner & Reitmayr, Spittelwiese 6, 4020 Linz, Tel.: 77 58 00, Fax: 77 58 00-15, e-mail: ra-wagreit@tbxa.telecom.at or office@rechtsanwalt-wagner.com, homepage: http://www.rechtsanwalt-wagner.com, graduated from the University of Linz in 1981 and was admitted to the bar in 1987. Dr. Wagner has a general practice, handling criminal cases (except narcotics) as well as all types of civil cases. His areas of specialization are trade law, contracts, collection cases, and human rights. He speaks English.

Wels

(telephone: prefix 07242 in-country, or internationally +43 7242)

Dr. Johannes Kirschner, Fabrikstrasse 26, 4600 Wels, Tel.: 6 73 73, Fax: 6 82 70, e-mail: kanzlei@kirschner-recht.at, homepage: http://www.kirschner-recht.at, graduated from the University of Salzburg in 1980 and was admitted to the bar in 1986. He has a general practice specializing in criminal law (including narcotics offenses), family law, especially divorce law, maintenance, custody, traffic law, insurance law, especially compensation (Member of the Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers). Dr. Kirschner speaks English.

Dr. Christopher Straberger, Maria-Theresia-Strasse 19, 4600 Wels, Tel.: 471 75 or 472 44, Fax: 641 222, e-mail: office@straberger.at, homepage: http://www.straberger.at, graduated from the University of Vienna in 1986 and was admitted to the bar in 1996. He has a general practice specializing in contract law (e.g. joint ventures, distribution agreements), trademark law, insolvency law, business law in general, question relating to regulations of the European Union, trade disputes and estate cases. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Straberger previously worked with the law firm Baker & McKenzie in Sydney, Australia and speaks fluent English.

Bregenz

(telephone: prefix 05574 in-country, or internationally +43 5574)

Dr. Meinrad Einsle, of Manhart and Einsle law firm, Römerstrasse 19, 6900 Bregenz, Tel.: 42 3 64, Fax: 42 3 64 20, e-mail: kanzlei@stolz-manhart-einsle.at, homepage: http://www.stolz-manhart-einsle.at,graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1991 and was admitted to the bar in 1997. He has a general practice, specializing in criminal law (including narcotics offenses), civil law, trade law, tax and tariff law and European law. Dr. Einsle speaks English.

Dr. Alexander Matt, of Matt & Matt, Belruptstrasse 8, 6900 Bregenz, Tel.: 46 6 08, Fax: 46 6 08 4, e-mail: justitia@aon.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1981 and was admitted to the bar in 1986. He has a general practice, specializing in contract law, business law and real estate law. He does not handle criminal cases. Dr. Matt speaks English and French.

Dr. Katja Matt, of Matt & Matt, Belruptstrasse 8, 6900 Bregenz, Tel.: 46 6 08, Fax: 46 6 08 4, e-mail: justitia@aon.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1983 and was admitted to the bar in 1998. She has a general practice, specializing in criminal law (including narcotics offenses) and family law. Dr. Matt speaks English.

Dr. Helgar Georg Schneider, LL.M., of Preisl & Schneider, Reichsstrasse 5a, 6900 Bregenz, Tel.: 44943-0, Fax: 44943-3, e-mail: schneider@preisl-schneider.at, homepage: http://www.preisl-schneider.at, graduated from the University of Innsbruck School of Law in 1987, from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988 and from the University of Graz School of Law in 1992 and was admitted to the bar in 1996. He has a general practice, specializing in business law, competition law, company law, family law and inheritance law. He is co-author of the book ABC der Vertrags- und Testamentsmuster or ABC of Contract and Last Will Models, Linde Publishers, Vienna. He is an official court interpreter for the English language.

Feldkirch

(telephone: prefix 05522 in-country, or internationally +43 5522)

Dr. Christian Cerha, Mühletorplatz 2, 6800 Feldkirch, Tel.: 328 70, Fax: 328 71, e-mail: ra.c.cerha-feldkirch@aon.at. Dr. Cerha studied at the Universities of Vienna, Innsbruck and London, graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1973 and from the University of London (LL.M.) in 1974 and was admitted to the bar in 1985. He has a general practice, handling all civil matters, out-of-court settlements, criminal and commercial cases. He is a court interpreter for the English language and corresponds in English.

Dr. Gerold Hirn, of Hirn & Hirn, Gilmstrasse 2, 6800 Feldkirch, Tel.: 757 01, Fax: 779 03, e-mail: hirn@hirn.at, homepage: http://www.hirn.at, studied law at the University of Innsbruck and was admitted to the bar in May 1974. He has a general practice, handling civil and criminal cases (including drug offenses) and specializing in commercial law. He speaks English.