DORDA is pleased to announce the appointment of two former principal associates, Lisa Kulmer and Clemens Burian-Kerbl, to the position of Counsel. This distinguished role is open to experienced lawyers at DORDA who have demonstrated exceptional performance within the firm and garnered a stellar reputation in the legal market.
The Legal 500, 2023 – Lisa Kulmer Rising Star
Lisa Kulmer, aged 37, joined DORDA in 2007 and is since a vital part of the firm's Employment Law Practice Area. Following her return from maternity leave in June 2023, Lisa once again focuses on her core areas of expertise, including handling of works council matters, implementation of whistleblowing systems as well as drafting and enforcing non-compete clauses. As a member of DORDA's sustainability practice group, Lisa also serves as first point of contact for sound remuneration policies, equal treatment, and all measures pertaining to long-term retention of employees.
Lisa started her legal career at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and previously worked at one of Austria's largest and most renowned banks. Her additional career steps in academia and as an in-house counsel have not only enriched her legal proficiency but also deepened her keen understanding of the practical needs of employers. Lisa's commitment to knowledge-sharing includes delivering specialized lectures and conducting in-house seminars, particularly on key aspects of labor law for international HR managers and on navigating relationships with employee representatives in Austria.
Thomas Angermair, Head of the Employment Law Practice Area, expressed his enthusiasm for Lisa's appointment, emphasizing DORDA's commitment to excellence in employment law and the ongoing promotion of exceptional talent within the firm. He looks particularly forward to Lisa continuing to enhance the team's proficiency in employment law in her new role, ensuring clients receive precise and practical legal support.
IFLR1000, 2023 Clemens Burian-Kerbl Rising Star Capital Markets
Clemens Burian-Kerbl, aged 36, has been with DORDA since 2014 (as a principal associate since 2019). Specializing in corporate law as well as transactional and regulatory stock exchange law, Clemens provides legal advice to national and international clients. In corporate law, his main focus lies on corporate governance issues, national and cross-border reorganizations, capital measures, and employee participation programs. His expertise in the field of stock exchange law covers market abuse, transparency, prospectus, and takeover regulations. He combines his business management background with comprehensive legal expertise and, thus, develops legal solutions that prioritize the economic interests of his clients.
Clemens is the author of several specialized publications on corporate and capital markets law. He is regularly speaking at seminars on capital markets compliance and holds in-house trainings on this topic. Further, as part of DORDA's Sustainability Group, he advises clients on non-financial reporting issues. Alongside partner Stefan Artner, he represents DORDA in the Legal Tech Hub Europe (https://www.lthe.eu/).
Christoph Brogyányi, Partner Corporate & Capital Markets, commended Clemens for his expertise and commitment to delivering top-tier legal solutions that align with clients' economic interests. Clemens is recognized as a highly respected colleague with an excellent reputation among clients.
The entire DORDA team extends heartfelt congratulations to Lisa Kulmer and Clemens Burian-Kerbl on their well-deserved promotions to Counsel. The team eagerly anticipates continued collaboration, leveraging their exceptional legal expertise in labor, corporate, and capital markets law to fulfill clients' needs.