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In numerous international law firm listings, our firm is ranked as one of the most prominent Austrian law firms providing advice to companies and managers in the field of labour law.

We have listed the most important rankings for you:

Ranking 2020

In this issue, the prominent JUVE magazine lists our firm as one of the four top Austrian labour law firms (group 2).

“Die äußerst angesehene Arbeitsrechtsboutique gehört zum kleinen Kreis der seit Langem etablierten Einheiten und hat viele langjährige Mandanten. Die beiden Namenspartner genießen im Markt einen unbestritten guten Ruf, sind sehr erfahren und ‘betreuen ihre Mandanten hervorragend’, wie es ein Wettbewerber formuliert. Zuletzt hat sich der Anteil der Mandate aus dem Umfeld von Managern, Geschäftsführern und Vorständen deutlich erhöht. Auf Arbeitgeberseite ist B&P aber nach wie vor mindestens genauso aktiv, etwa für die OeNB. Regelmäßig finden neue Mandanten über Empfehlung von Kollegen oder auch Notaren ihren Weg in die Kanzlei. International unterhält B&P unter anderem gute Beziehungen zu Gleiss Lutz, Watson Farley Williams und Raue, wodurch ebenfalls stetig neue Mandate entstehen. … [W]ie ein Wettbewerber anmerkte, hat die Kanzlei ein ‘fachlich sehr gutes und schnelles Team’.

Dr. Helmut Preyer („sehr sympathisch und kompetent, hart in der Sache, aber es macht Spaß, mit ihm zu verhandeln“, Wettbewerber), Dr. Gerald Burgstaller („hervorragend“, Wettbewerber)

Stärken: Internat. gut vernetzt mit spezialisierten Arbeitsrechtlern anderer Kanzleien, darüber lfd. auch für ausl. Mandanten tätig.

Schwerpunkte: Umf. Beratung von Unternehmen zu Re- u. Umstrukturierungen, Betriebsschließungen, Outsourcing u. Vergütungsfragen sowie Personaländerungen im Führungskräftebereich. Zunehmend für Vorstände, Geschäftsführer, Aufsichtsräte bei Anstellungs- u. Trennungsverträgen. Auch Prozessvertretung. Branchenschwerpunkte: Banken, Versicherungen, private Krankenanstalten sowie Pharma- u. Bauunternehmen, TK-Zulieferer, Chemiegroßhändler.”

Ranking 2018

In this issue, the JUVE magazine lists our firm as one of the three top Austrian labour law firms (group 2).

“Als eine der etabliertesten Arbeitsrechtsboutiquen in Österreich zählt die Kanzlei nach wie vor zu den häufig empfohlenen. Unaufgeregt und versiert agieren die renommierten Namenspartner an der Seite ihrer langjährigen Mandanten. Auch wenn beide regelmäßig vor Gericht stehen, …, liegt ihr Fokus auf der Beratung. Über Empfehlungen und die guten Kontakte zu Kanzleien im Ausland wie Gleiss Lutz, Watson Farley oder Seitz kommen regelmäßig neue Mandanten auf die Praxis zu, die zu kollektivrechtlichen Themen, Restrukturierungsfragen oder der Neugestaltung von Vorstandsverträgen anwaltlichen Rat suchen.

Dr. Helmut Preyer („rechtlich hervorragend“, Wettbewerber), Dr. Gerald Burgstaller („erfahren und kompetent, angenehm in Verhandlungen“, Wettbewerber)

Stärken: Sehr erfahren in der gesamten Bandbreite des Arbeitsrechts.

Kanzleitätigkeit: Umfassend u. überwiegend Beratung von Unternehmen zu Re- u. Umstrukturierungen, Betriebsschließungen, Outsourcing u. Vergütungsfragen sowie Personaländerungen im Führungskräftebereich. Seltener für Vorstände, Geschäftsführer, Aufsichtsräte bei Anstellungs- u. Trennungsverträgen. Auch Prozessvertretung.

Mandanten: Banken, Versicherungen, private Krankenanstalten sowie Pharma- u. Bauunternehmen, TK-Zulieferer, Chemiegroßhändler. Internat. gut vernetzt mit spezialisierten Arbeitsrechtlern anderer Kanzleien, darüber lfd. auch für ausl. Mandanten tätig.”

Ranking 2020

As in previous years, Dr Helmut Preyer and Dr Gerald Burgstaller were ranked by Chambers in the group of Austria’s best labour law lawyers (volume 1).

Helmut Preyer is a highly regarded partner with a practice spanning both individual and collective employment law matters. He frequently handles collective bargaining agreements, pensions law disputes and working time issues. ‘He is a very strategic lawyer and tough in negotiations,’ reports an appreciative source.

Gerald Burgstaller maintains a strong reputation in the market and has over two decades of experience advising on employment law matters. He frequently handles disputes and advises on collective agreements, employee data protection and mobile working arrangements.”

In addition, the law firm as a whole was again listed as one of the leading law firms in the field of labour law (volume 2):

“Prestigious boutique firm with a solid reputation in both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Principally acts for employers, and also advises senior management on issues including employment contracts and pensions. Advises on a range of individual and collective employment law issues, ranging from litigation and court representation to drafting of contracts and social plans.”

Ranking 2019

This year, Dr Helmut Preyer and Dr Gerald Burgstaller were also ranked by Chambers in the group of Austria’s best labour law lawyers (volume 1).

Helmut Preyer is regarded as ‘excellent’ by interviewees. He represents employers and high-level management in a range of mandates, such as court proceedings, contract negotiations and mass redundancy issues.

Gerald Burgstaller principally advises domestic and international companies on various issues ranging from social plan negotiations and drafting to transfer of business issues.” 

The law firm as a whole was also listed as one of the leading law firms in the field of labour law (volume 2):

Ranking 2018

Chambers lists Dr Helmut Preyer and Dr Gerald Burgstaller in the group of Austria’s best labour law lawyers (volume 1).

Helmut Preyer is recognised as one of the names that ‘really stands out’ in this market for his skills and experience. He is highly regarded for representing senior directors.

According to one impressed client, Gerald Burgstaller is an ‘incredibly experienced lawyer’ who represents executives and managers in employment law disputes, particularly concerning unfair dismissals.”

The law firm as a whole is also listed by Chambers as one of the leaders in the field of labour law (volume 2):

“Prestigious boutique firm with a solid reputation for litigation. Known for representing corporate employers in court, and is especially recommended for its representation of executives and top-level management as both plaintiffs and defendants. Has a diverse clientele drawn from sectors including financial services, pharmaceutical and telecommunications.

Known in the market for being a ‘very good employment boutique’, Burgstaller & Preyer continues to be well renowned for its specialism in this area.”

Ranking 2020

Legal 500 again lists our firm as one of Austria’s top labour law firms (group 2):

“Boutique labour and employment firm Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH focuses on employer work, acting for national and international banks and companies from a range of sectors such as insurance, manufacturing and arts and entertainment. The practice also advises top-level management on employment contracts, pension agreements and litigation against former employers. Helmut Preyer and Gerald Burgstaller head the team and are founding members of the European Employers Lawyers Association.”

In addition, Dr Helmut Preyer is once again listed by Legal 500 in the group “Leading individuals”.

Ranking 2019

Legal 500 again lists our firm as one of Austria’s top labour law firms (group 2):

“Boutique firm Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH acts for a number of employers, with clients including national and international companies and foreign law firms, and also regularly represents high-level company executives. The team is noted for its strength in the banking and insurance sectors; Helmut Preyer recently represented an insurance company in a number of cases brought by former employees following a mass redundancy, and acted for a bank in relation to a claim brought by a former employee who was dismissed due to an IT security breach. Gerald Burgstaller acts for a number of healthcare clients, such as pharmaceutical companies and private hospitals, as well as cultural bodies; he advised an orchestra on drafting new employment contracts. Austrian National Bank is one of the firm’s major clients.”

In addition, Dr Helmut Preyer is listed by Legal 500 in the group “Leading individuals”.

Ranking 2018

Legal 500 again lists our firm as one of Austria’s top labour law firms (group 2):

“Highly regarded employment law boutique Burgstaller & Preyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH covers a broad range of employment law including contentious matters. Gerald Burgstaller and Helmut Preyer are the key contacts.”

Ranking 2020

In the latest edition of the popular trend-Ranking Dr Helmut Preyer is once more listed as one of Austria’s ten top lawyers in labour law.

Ranking 2019

Dr Helmut Preyer is again listed as one of Austria’s ten top lawyers in labour law.

Ranking 2018

Dr Helmut Preyer has been listed among Austria’s top ten labour lawyers for several years.

Best Lawyers

Ranking 2020

This year, Dr Helmut Preyer and Dr Gerald Burgstaller as well as the law firm as a whole have been listed by Best Lawyers in the category “Labor and Employment Law”.

Ranking 2019

This year, Dr Helmut Preyer (“Lawyer of the Year” in labour law, Best Lawyers; “Best of the best”, Expert Guides) and Dr Gerald Burgstaller and the law firm generally have been in the top ranking in both catalogues.

Ranking 2018

The list gives top rankings to Dr Helmut Preyer (“Best of the best”, Expert Guides) and Dr Gerald Burgstaller and the law firm generally.

Ranking 2020

Dr Helmut Preyer has been named “Leading Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, Austria” by Acquisition International. The law firm generally was chosen as “Best Boutique Labor Law Firm – Central Europe”.

Ranking 2020

The law firm has won the Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2020 in the category “Labour Law Firm of the Year”.

Ranking 2018

Expert Guides give top rankings to Dr Helmut Preyer (“Best of the best”) and Dr Gerald Burgstaller and the law firm generally.