Europe/Austria - Page 2

Top lawyer under fire in Longleat Estate trustee row

One of the UK's most esteemed family lawyers, Richard Parry, may be forced by a High Court judge to step down from his trusteeship of the Longleat Estate.

  • 8yrs

Annan tells lawyers to go beyond their duty to clients

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the International Bar Association in Vienna that, when it comes to business and human rights, corporate lawyers have a higher duty than meeting the expectations of their clients.

  • 8yrs

Freshfields loses sole competition partner in Vienna

Axel Reidlinger is leaving to set up his own boutique practice, meaning that there will be five associates in the Freshfields office in the Austrian capital who practice antitrust but no partners.

  • 9yrs

Wolf Theiss replaces departing head of arbitration

Florian Haugeneder becomes the new head of the practice, taking over from Christoph Liebscher.

  • 10yrs

Austrian courts struggle to handle downturn cases

Courts in Austria have been unable to deal with a flow of cases that sprang out of the 2008 downturn, leaving thousands of civil cases and even some criminal cases unresolved.

  • 10yrs

Nazi art cache lawyer unveils second location

The lawyer who represents Cornelius Gurlitt, the Munich-based recluse who revealed a hoard of Nazi paintings last year, is collaborating with officials over a second set of paintings in Salzburg.

  • 10yrs

Skadden Arps closes in Austria as partner returns to CMS

Skadden Arps has decided to shut its Vienna after the partner managing the base announced he was joining CMS Riech-Rohring Hainz.

  • 10yrs


Austrian construction lawyer Georg Karasek and his 'right hand man' Wolfgang Mueller have joined leading central European law firm Wolf Theiss as partners.

  • 11yrs

Austria moves to shore up arbitration

Austria is looking to compete with its neighbours in the race to become an international arbitration centre by introducing a draft amendment to make the process easier. But its Supreme Court has something to say on the matter, reports Irene Welser.

  • 12yrs