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Awards and Rankings

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 September 2020:

Awards

    2020

    • Best Law Firm for Women in Austria, European Women in Business Law Awards 2020
    • Best National Law Firm in Europe for Women in Business Law, European Women in Business Law Awards 2020
    • Austria - Firm of the Year - Copyright & Design, Management IP Award 2020
    • TOP TIER FIRM, IFLR 1000 2020

    2019

    • Deal of the year Austria, CEE Legal Matters 2019
    • TOP TIER FIRM, IFLR 1000 2019
    • Dispute Resolution, Chambers Austria Award 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

    Previous awards and nominations 

    Banking & Finance

    • "DORDA are very responsive and high quality; they can advise on high profile, demanding matters." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "Very straight forward and pragmatic approach with the required legal depth." (IFLR 1000, 2020)
    • "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)
    • "Incredibly helpful in regulatory matters." (Chambers Europe​, 2019)
    • "One of the most reputable law firms in Vienna and Austria." (IFLR 1000, 2019)
    • "We highly appreciate their speed of execution, combined with results at the highest level." (IFLR 1000, 2019)
    • "Very good results can be achieved even under extreme time pressure" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • "Client-oriented, approachable and very experienced" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in Banking & Finance, please click here.

    Capital Markets

    • "DORDA understand our business really well and have developed a very good understanding of our internal dynamics and processes." (Chambers Europe, 2020​)
    • "Dorda was efficient, to the point, with great communications, and succeeded in delivering the best result possible." (IFLR 1000, 2020)
    • "We highly appreciate their speed of execution, combined with results at the highest level." (IFLR 1000, 2019)
    • "Strong in corporate bonds work" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • "Covers a broad range of capital markets work with significant expertise" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our Capital Markets expertise, please click here.

    Competition & Antitrust

    • "Practical and strategic approach. Excellent drafting skills with regard to structure and understanding of wording." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "Profound theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of industry requirements." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "Very responsive, very competent, solution-oriented and pragmatic." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
    • "High-quality service" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • "‘Excellent’ competition and antitrust practice" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in Competition & Antitrust, please click here.

    Corporate/M&A

    • "It is impressive how DORDA can react to short-term structural changes and still deliver targeted solutions." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "They have been good at simplifying and solving complex issues via a pragmatic and holistic approach." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "They are excellent, work quickly and fully understand our business." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "Dorda was efficient, to the point, with great communications, and succeeded in delivering the best result possible." (IFLR 1000, 2020)
    • "The firm is particularly good in equity capital markets work and M&A." (IFLR 1000, 2020)
    • "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)
    • "Sources highlight the team's 'goal orientation,' as well as its combination of economic understanding and legally sound knowledge." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
    • "A 'very reliable' team, which 'does not shy away from outside the box solutions'." (The Legal 500, 2019)
    • "Excellent work. First rate quality and responsiveness." (ILFR 1000, 2019)
    • "Considered a ‘very good choice’" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • "Strong corporate team recognised for handling complex, high-value, cross-border public and private transactions." (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our Corporate/M&A expertise, please click here.

    Dispute Resolution

    • "Compared to other law firms, the enormous experience and depth of the team is certainly outstanding." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "Diverse team, good internal communication between teams, fast & good quality responses as well as straight to the point." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "Not only is the technical competence of each practitioner very high, but their approach is also very practical." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "We were particularly impressed by their defence strategy and court appearance." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "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)
    • "Commended for its wide-ranging expertise" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • "Outstanding dispute resolution team strong in both commercial litigation and international arbitration cases" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • "Ability to accommodate everybody and find a compromising solution very elegantly" (Chambers Global, 2017)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in Dispute Resolution, please click here.

     Employment

    • "Compared to other firms, I appreciate the quick turnaround as well as the perfect client care we receive from DORDA." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "They have special knowledge, respond very quickly and make things uncomplicated and flexible." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "DORDA is always quick to reply with a solution that covers all tactical and economic aspects, they provide a holistic solution." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "The lawyers are very well prepared, they always have answers and we know we can rely on them." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
    • "Professional and experienced" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • "Solid department offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious services to employers and employees alike" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in Employment, please click here.

    Insolvency & Restructuring

    • "DORDA was able to get complex issues into easy-to-digest bullet points and summaries for the client." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "They were very calm and measured, even in stressful situations where the whole deal hinged on small details. " (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "They are goal-oriented with strategic solutions at hand."  (Chambers Europe, 2019)
    • "Highly regarded team acting on large-scale restructuring cases, with a strong cross-border practice" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • "Assists lenders and distressed borrowers with pre-insolvency reorganisation and refinancing, and acts for creditors in insolvency proceedings" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • "Frequently taking a leading role in mandates involving the financial services sector" (Chambers Global, 2015)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in Insolvency & Restructuring, please click here.

    IT/IP & Data Protection

    • "The team around Axel Anderl is very approachable and always available, even at short notice, a pleasure and fun to work with." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "The team of Dorda delivers straight-to-the-point legal assessments without ever falling short of its own highest standards." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "They are extremely solution-oriented and are also willing to think outside the box." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • “The highest level of expertise in media law.” (MLI - Media Law International, 2020)
    • "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)
    • "Are extremely efficient, keep things simple and keep a cool head in emotionally charged and heated situations." (WTR 1000, 2020)
    • "Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH's 'outstanding' team is 'extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and perfectly organised'." (The Legal 500, 2019)
    • "Recognised for its ‘hands-on approach’ and ‘quick turnaround and responsiveness’." (The Legal 500, 2019)
    • "The team renders clear, concise advice and gets straight to the point, saving clients time and money." (IAM Patent 1000, 2019)
    • "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)
    • "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)
    • "The lawyers deliver with incredibly short response times and extremely good quality." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
    • 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)
    • "Excellent team covering all aspects of TMT" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • "Highly recommended for contentious copyright and trade mark work" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • "Sources value the group's helpful and collaborative attitude [...] ‘very proactive in their way of handling everything’" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • 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.
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in Intellectual Property, please click here.

    Private Client & Immigration

    • "Diverse skill sets built on a strong tradition and extraordinary network." (Legal 500, 2020)

    Public Law

    • "Profound theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of industry requirements." (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "The greatest strength is the team's extraordinary expertise and absolute reliability." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "The team offers its clients very good advice and practical approach. " (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "Highly visible in tender procedures, mainly advising bidders, and additionally acts on PPP projects." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
    • "Clients value the team's [...] entrepreneurial thinking, [...] multidisciplinary legal thinking and combination of academic exellence and solution orientation" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our expertise in Public Lawr, please click here.

    Real Estate & Construction

    • "No matter how complex the deal became, they managed everything very well. They were also willing to work unsociable hours." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "They were excellent in getting up to speed and helping to manage the demands of what was a tight deadline." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH's construction team stands out for its 'great availability', 'competence in all legal fields' and prompt response times." (Legal 500, 2019)
    • "Notable team with strong experience in property portfolio M&A, financing and leasing." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
    • "Highly recommended" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • Notable team with strong experience in property portfolio, M&A, financing and leasing work" (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our Real Estate & Construction expertise, please click here.

    Tax

    • "They offer a long-standing experience in advice on international structures." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "The team offers high-end tax advice and is very innovative." (Chambers Europe, 2020)
    • "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)
    • "Notable practice with a substantial cross-border tax offering." (Chambers Europe, 2018)
    • "Very experienced" (Legal 500, 2018)
    • To find more recommendations for our Tax expertise, please click here.


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