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Rankings and Awards

Our firm's practice areas and partners are recommended in a number of international legal directories. We have compiled the latest recommendations further below. Last update in Mai 2018:

Awards

    2020

    • IFLR TOP TIER FIRM 2020

    2019

    • Dispute Resolution, Chambers Austria Award 2019
    • IFLR TOP TIER FIRM 2019
    • Information Technology, ILO Client Choice Awards 2019
    • Public Law, International Client Choice Awards 2019

    2018

    • Information Technology, ILO Client Choice Awards 2018
    • Life Sciences & HealthCare, ILO Client Choice Awards 2018

    2017

    • Law Firm of the Year Austria, JUVE Awards 2017
    • European Restructuring Deal of the Year, IFLR European Awards 2017
    • Individual Healthcare & Life Sciences award for Austria, ILO Client Choice Awards 2017
    • Individual IT Law award for Austria, ILO Client Choice Awards 2017
    • Shortlisted as Austrian Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2017
    • Shortlisted as Austrian Law Firm of the Year, The Lawyer European Awards 2017

    Previous awards and nominations 

    Corporate/M&A

    • "Dorda was efficient, to the point, with great communications, and succeeded in delivering the best result possible." (IFLR 1000, 2020 edition)
    • "The firm is particularly good in equity capital markets work and M&A." (IFLR 1000, 2020 edition)
    • "The team's mix of expertise, experience and flexibility have enabled us to get great deals and complete complicated transactions with great outcomes." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "Sources highlight the team's 'goal orientation,' as well as its combination of economic understanding and legally sound knowledge." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "A 'very reliable' team, which 'does not shy away from outside the box solutions'." (The Legal 500, 2019 edition)
    • "Considered a ‘very good choice’" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Strong corporate team recognised for handling complex, high-value, cross-border public and private transactions." (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "Excellent work. First rate quality and responsiveness." (ILFR 1000, 2019 edition)
    • "Unrivalled breadth of experience and an outstanding depth of knowledge" (Chambers Global, 2017 edition)
    • "Exceptionally strong team, recognised for handling high-value and complex cross-border public and private M&A transactions" (Chambers Europe, 2016 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our M&A expertise, please click here.
       

    Capital Markets

    • "Dorda was efficient, to the point, with great communications, and succeeded in delivering the best result possible." (IFLR 1000, 2020 edition)
    • "We highly appreciate their speed of execution, combined with results at the highest level." (IFLR 1000, 2019 edition)
    • "Strong in corporate bonds work" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "Covers a broad range of capital markets work with significant expertise" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Definitely consider for high-profile, complex matters" (Chambers Global, 2017 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our capital markets expertise, please click here.

    Banking and Finance

    • "One of the most reputable law firms in Vienna and Austria. It has a well organised practice. Training and know-how transfer from partners to newly hired young lawyers seems to be very good." (IFLR1000, 2019 edition)
    • "Very straight forward and pragmatic approach with the required legal depth." (IFLR 1000, 2020 edition)
    • "Incredibly helpful in regulatory matters." (Chambers Europe​, 2019 edition)
    • "One of the most reputable law firms in Vienna and Austria." (IFLR 1000, 2019 edition)
    • "We highly appreciate their speed of execution, combined with results at the highest level." (IFLR 1000, 2019 edition)
    • "Very good results can be achieved even under extreme time pressure" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "Client-oriented, approachable and very experienced" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Safe pair of hands for all structuring and finance discussions with a canny eye for details" (Chambers Global, 2017 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in banking and finance, please click here.
       

    Dispute Resolution

    • "They are responsive to our concerns and tend to them quickly as well as reliably and adapt quickly to the ever-changing circumstances." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "Commended for its wide-ranging expertise" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Outstanding dispute resolution team strong in both commercial litigation and international arbitration cases" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "Ability to accommodate everybody and find a compromising solution very elegantly" (Chambers Global, 2017 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in dispute resolution, please click here.
       

     Employment

    • "The lawyers are very well prepared, they always have answers and we know we can rely on them." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "Professional and experienced" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Solid department offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious services to employers and employees alike" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "‘Outstanding’ practice" (Legal 500, 2016 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in employment law, please click here.
       

    Restructuring and Insolvency

    • "They are goal-oriented with strategic solutions at hand."  (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "Highly regarded team acting on large-scale restructuring cases, with a strong cross-border practice" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "Assists lenders and distressed borrowers with pre-insolvency reorganisation and refinancing, and acts for creditors in insolvency proceedings" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Frequently taking a leading role in mandates involving the financial services sector" (Chambers Global, 2015 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in restructuring and insolvency, please click here.
       

    Competition and Antitrust

    • "Very responsive, very competent, solution-oriented and pragmatic." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "High-quality service" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "‘Excellent’ competition and antitrust practice" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Highlights related to competition and antitrust matters [...] including advice to clients in the power and transport sectors" (IFLR 1000, 2016 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in competion law and antitrust, please click here.
       

    Tax

    • "In our view, there is no Austrian law firm that plays in the same league for international tax law as DORDA, it's a class of its own." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "Notable practice with a substantial cross-border tax offering." (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "Very experienced" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Specialises in cross-border tax structuring for energy sector and private clients" (Tax Directors Handbook, 2016 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our tax expertise, please click here.
       

    Real Estate

    • "Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH's construction team stands out for its 'great availability', 'competence in all legal fields' and prompt response times." (The Legal 500, 2019 edition)
    • "Notable team with strong experience in property portfolio M&A, financing and leasing." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "Highly recommended" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • Notable team with strong experience in property portfolio, M&A, financing and leasing work" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "One of the best and most reliable firms here. They cover the most relevant issues in an easy-going style and they explain complex legal issues in an understandable way" (Chambers Europe, 2016 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our real estate expertise, please click here.

     

    Public Law

    • "Clients value the team's [...] entrepreneurial thinking, [...] multidisciplinary legal thinking and combination of academic exellence and solution orientation" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • "Provides ‘good value for money’" (Legal 500, 2016 edition)
    • "Strong public procurement and regulatory practice" (IFLR 1000, 2016 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in the public sector, please click here.

     

    IT, Telecommunications and Energy

    • "The team at DORDA is quick, straight to the point and has an excellent international network, which facilitates complex cross-border projects. It makes things happen when its clients’ backs are against the wall and has the bench strength and dexterity to maintain quality if another member has to step in at the last minute." (WTR 1000, 2020 edition)
    • "Are extremely efficient, keep things simple and keep a cool head in emotionally charged and heated situations." (WTR 1000, 2020 edition)
    • "Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH's 'outstanding' team is 'extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and perfectly organised'." (The Legal 500, 2019 edition)
    • "Recognised for its ‘hands-on approach’ and ‘quick turnaround and responsiveness’." (The Legal 500, 2019 edition)
    • "The team renders clear, concise advice and gets straight to the point, saving clients time and money." (IAM Patent 1000, 2019 edition)
    • "DORDA boasts one of the largest and most specialised IP groups in the country and showcases exceptional proficiency when it comes to matters sitting at the intersection of IP and IT law." (IAM Patent 1000, 2019 edition)
    • "Enjoys an outstanding market reputation in IT matters and is active on a wide spectrum of areas covering e-commerce, data protection, cloud computing and outsourcing as well as handling regulatory and contractual issues." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • "The lawyers deliver with incredibly short response times and extremely good quality." (Chambers Europe, 2019 edition)
    • Gewinner des ILO Client Choice Award "Information Technology Austria" 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 und 2014
    • "The ‘outstanding team is an ‘excellent partner in difficult times’, providing ‘exceptional service’ and utilising its ‘deep knowledge’ to advise on the full spectrum of technology[...]" (Legal 500, 2018 edition)
    • "Excellent team covering all aspects of TMT" (Chambers Europe, 2018 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in IT and e-commerce, please click here.
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in telecommunications and energy law, please click here.
       

    Intellectual Property

    • "Strong experience in software licensing, e-commerce and copyright issues" (Chambers Global, 2016 edition)
    • "Specialism in IT-related IP matters, and is praised as having ‘strong industry knowledge’. The ‘attentive’, ‘reliable’ Axel Anderl heads the practice" (Legal 500, 2016 edition)
    • "Noted for its strength in IT-related IP matters, frequently advising on copyright issues and unfair competition concerning e-commerce. Additional focuses include patent and trade mark infringement" (Chambers Europe, 2016 edition)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in intellectual property, please click here.

     



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