Our partners

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is one of the largest international law firms in the world. The firm was founded in 1949 by Russell Baker and John McKenzie in Chicago. Baker McKenzie employs over 13,000 people, 4,200 of them are lawyers. 2016 Baker McKenzie reported revenues over 2,6 billion US dollars. According to the Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index Baker McKenzie holds the title of the world’s strongest law firm name for the seventh consecutive year in 2016. In Austria more than 50 lawyers work at Baker McKenzie. Status of data: 2016.

Legal Partner

Binder Grösswang

Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH is an internationally active law firm with its registered office in Vienna. It brings together more than 100 leading specialists in a strong team and advises clients in all areas of commercial law, e. g. A. conducting M&A and capital market transactions, safeguarding their interests in court and arbitration proceedings and in competition law disputes. The specialists at Binder Grösswang are among the best in the fields of banking law, labour law, real estate law and tax law throughout Austria. Status of data: 2016.

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte

Since its foundation 60 years ago Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG has developed into one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. It is represented in 13 countries and employs over 340 lawyers from a wide range of legal fields. With over 140 lawyers, Wolf Theiss is one of the largest commercial law firms in Austria. Cross-border advice to international clients makes up the bulk of her work. Status of data: 2016.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is an international law firm in the field of commercial law. Juan Picón and Roger Meltzer are leading the firm as Global Co-Chairs worldwide. With a turnover of more than 2. 5 billion US dollars and with offices in 31 countries, DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms in the world. Half of the top 250 companies on the Fortune 500 list entrust DLA Piper with their representation in legal matters. Status of data: 2016.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a London-based international business law firm with annual sales of more than 1. 3 billion US dollars to the Magic Circle law firms. Freshfields is founded in 1743 and now it is reportedly one of the oldest international law firms in the world. Since the 18th century the firm advised and represented the Bank of England in its legal affairs. Freshfields is present in 17 countries and employs over 2500 lawyers worldwide. Status of data: 2016.

Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a leading internationally active Austrian law firm with its headquarters in Vienna. The firm was found in 1950 by Franz Schönherr. After the opening of the first resident office in Romania in 1996, the firm took an important step in its expansion. With the establishment of offices in a further twelve European countries, Schönherr has become one of the most prominent law firms in Central Europe. The firm employs over 300 lawyers. Status of data: 2016.

Mag. Lanzinger

Mag. Michael Lanzinger is a criminal defence lawyer and independent lawyer based in Wels (Upper Austria) with a focus on criminal law, cybercrime and online law incl. data privacy He is an external lecturer at the KU Graz, lecturer at WiFi Upper Austria, the Academy for Law & Taxes and at the Lawyer Academy and lecturer in the field of online and copyright law. He is also a founding member of LawBusters and Nerds of Law.

Brandl & Talos

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH is one of the leading law firms in capital markets, banking and corporate law throughout Austria. The firm was founded in 2000 by Dr. Ernst Brandl and Dr. Thomas Talos. It employs more than 20 experienced lawyers and attorney trainee as well as a strong and large team of legal staff. Brandl & Talos provides its clients with legal advice in particular in connection with the establishment of companies, shareholdings and takeovers, going public and opening up new markets. Status of the data: 2016

Event Partner

Juristenverband

Österreichischer Juristenverein – Konzipientenverband

The Lawyers’ Association is a comprehensive service institution for its members. Founded in 1948, the Lawyers’ Association is Austria’s largest association, encompassing all legal professions, with around 2300 members. Its tasks include the representation of the professional political interests of the members, the further education of the colleagues, as well as the organization of social activities.

Institutional Partner

Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag (ÖRAK)

The Austrian Bar Association (ÖRAK) is a public law corporation based in Vienna and the umbrella organisation of the nine bar chambers, which are also established as public law corporations and represent the autonomous professional self-governance institutions of the lawyers and attorney trainees registered in the respective federal state. The ÖRAK is responsible for safeguarding the rights and affairs of the Austrian Bar as a whole and for representing them. Currently there are about 6,500 lawyers in Austria and approx. 2,300 law students.

Institutional Observer of

European Law Institute (ELI)

Founded in June 2011 as an entirely independent organisation, the European Law Institute (ELI) aims to improve the quality of European law, understood in the broadest sense. It seeks to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, to make recommendations, and to provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development. The Institute has high ambitions, reflected in its Manifesto and in its Articles of Association. It will study and stimulate European legal development in a global context. That should be taken to include, but by no means be limited to, the development of European law by the European Union and the Council of Europe.

Publishing Partner

Verlag Österreich

Verlag Österreich is one of the leading publishers of legal information in Austria. Since 2008, as a subsidiary of the Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, it has been part of a publishing group that is one of the leading providers of scholarly literature in the German-speaking world. The publishing programme includes more than 2000 available book titles and more than 20 specialist journals as well as various electronic offerings. It stands for high-quality content in the fields of civil law, corporate law, criminal law and public law.

IT Partner

AngelStone Media GmbH

AngelStone Media is a full-service IT agency based in Vienna. It consults extensively with her clients on software development, websites, data room solutions, data management, social media marketing and digital strategies.

As a full-service IT agency, it accompanies companies through the process of digital transformation and ensures user-friendly, scalable and fully integrated digital solutions with real added value.

Media Partner

Die Presse

With a circulation of more than 300,000 copies die Presse is one of the largest Austrian daily newspapers and represents a bourgeois-conservative and economic-liberal policy. It has been published since 1848 and, in addition to general content, focuses in particular on domestic and foreign policy as well as on economics and law. Thanks to well researched and high-quality journalism, Die Presse has earned an excellent reputation as a quality newspaper.

Media Partner

LawStar

LawStar is an online learning platform for law students and lawyers, where you can acquire legal knowledge via video courses and then consolidate and check it by means of control questions. Our aim is to support law students and lawyers in the best possible way in their examination preparation and further education. Furthermore, we help law firms to identify the best candidates in the recruiting process with the LawStar Assessment Center solution.

Media Partner

LAWFINDER

Start your legal career with LawFinder. at
Get to know the most successful law firms and the best employers for your career.

Both the career portal LawFinder. at and the associated e-learning platform LawStar. at offer employers many opportunities to present themselves to the smartest minds in the legal industry as an attractive employer and a strong brand.

Media Partner

Talent Rocket

TalentRocket is HR Tech for niche markets – a recruiting tool with Data Driven Candidate Approach. Known reach of a network of yesteryear with technology of today. TalentRocket will play a tangible part in shaping the future. TalentRocket’s intelligent matching algorithm simplifies the recruiting effort and reduces HR costs. For 6 years TalentRocket has been the leading career platform for lawyers in Germany and since November 2018 they are happy to share their expertise with Austrian lawyers and employers. TalentRocket brings together young and experienced lawyers with legal employers.
The TalentRocket team believes that there is the perfect lawyer for every company and every law firm – and, conversely, the perfect job for every lawyer! On this online platform you have the perfect basis to search, find and inform. TalentRocket offers the legal job market to present itself on our website, to provide all relevant information and of course also to post vacancies. This allows lawyers to search for suitable jobs and employers, compare their profiles and find out about career paths. Her career magazine also addresses topics that are particularly exciting for young lawyers.

Post Graduate Partner

St. Thomas University School of Law

St. Thomas is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community. It is a private, nonprofit, Catholic university in Miami Gardens, Florida. At STU, you will immerse yourself in an environment that is overflowing with diversity, rich in tradition, and ripe with opportunity.
STU strives to prepare its students to be a leader in every area of their life—professionally, personally, and spiritually. The University has a long Catholic tradition of academic excellence and it is distinctly progressive in its outlook; embracing new concepts and technologies, carrying out impressive programs of research over a wide variety of disciplines.
Its School of Law hosts three world-renowned programs geared towards upholding human dignity and human rights for all:

 

1) Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intercultural Human Rights

2) Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) in Intercultural Human Rights,

3) The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy

Post Graduate Partner

Diplomatische Akademie

The Diplomatic Academy Vienna is a postgraduate educational institution that prepares its students for an international career in the fields of public service and business, as well as for leadership positions in international organisations and the EU. It was founded in 1754 by Empress Maria Theresa. Her pedagogical mission ensures that DA students receive an excellent education in international relations.

Human Right Partner

Österreichische Institut für Menschenrechte (ÖIM)

The Austrian Institute for Human Rights (ÖIM) was founded in 1987 on the recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The ÖIM stands for the scientifically sound dissemination of human rights. As a regional competence centre of the University of Salzburg, the Institute deepens the theoretical and practical discourse on human rights from an international perspective. ÖIM offers publications, seminars, conferences and human rights monitoring.

Human Right Partner

Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte (BIM)

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (BIM) has existed since 1992 as an independent research institute for the scientific study of human rights. The BIM aims to contribute to the strengthening of human rights and to the improvement of the living conditions of persecuted, discriminated or otherwise disadvantaged people. The Institute sees itself as part of scientific civil society, which is deliberately situated in the field of tension between the state, politics, business, the media and non-governmental organisations.

Project Partner

Austrian Federal Competition Authority

The Federal Competition Authority (BWB) is the independent authority for investigation, investigation and application in competition matters without any directives. The general director is Dr. Theodor Thanner.

Project Partner

Teach for Austria

Teach For Austria aims to achieve the Vision 2050. Until then, every child in Austria should have the right to education and to a good life. In order to achieve this, highly committed university graduates work every year at challenging schools and kindergartens for educational justice and fairness of opportunity.

 

Project Partner

Project Partner

Legal Literacy Project Vienna

The Legal Literacy Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing basic legal knowledge in society. According to the motto “making law simple”, basic legal knowledge is imparted to young people through interactive workshops on current and exciting legal topics. Because only those who know their rights can exercise them effectively.