Rankings and Awards

In independent ratings of renowned industry publications, SCWP Schindhelm regularly ranks among the top 10 corporate law firms in Austria and the CEE region in numerous fields of law. However, the satisfaction of our clients is more important than any award. And that is something that we want to and aim to achieve every day anew.

 

Rankings and Awards

Best Lawyers 2020


Handelsblatt publishes Best Lawyers Ranking 2020 - three SCWP Schindhelm Partners were included in the ranking this year:

  • Dr. Hanno Liebmann - Public Law
  • Dr. Christina Hummer - European Law
  • Dr. Thomas Ruhm - Corporate Law

Fortunately, all of the following partners were able to maintain their ranking from last year:

  • Dr. Ernst Chaluspky – Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Mag. Markus Fellner – Competition / Antitrust Law and Litigation
  • Dr. Maximilian Gumpoldsberger – Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Dr. Immanuel Gerstner – Corporate Law
  • Dr. Franz Mittendorfer – Corporate Law, Real Estate
  • Dr. Michael Pachinger – IT

The Legal 500 – EMEA 2020


First entry into the ranking in:

  • Employment – Tier 4

In all other legal fields, we were fortunately able to maintain or improve our placements from the previous year:

  • Administrative Law and Public Sector – Tier 4
  • Banking and Finance – Tier 3
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Tier 3
  • EU and Competition –  Tier 3
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation – Tier 3
  • Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation – Tier 3
  • Insolvency and Corporate Recovery – Tier 2
  • Private Client – Tier 2
  • Public Procurement – Tier 3
  • Real Estate – Tier 3

Chambers Global 2020


  • Corporate / M&A (Band 5) 
  • Dispute Resolution (Band 4)
  • Dispute Resolution: Foreign Expert for China (Spotlight Table)

Ranked Lawyers:

Markus P. Fellner (Dispute Resolution)

Chambers Europe 2020


Entry of the practice area Banking and Finance into the category "Recognised Practitioner.

In all other legal fields, we were able to maintain our placements from the previous year:

  • Real Estate (Band 3),
  • Dispute Resolution (Band 4)
  • Corporate/M&A (Band 5)

Ranked Lawyers:

Immanuel Gerstner (Corporate/M&A; Real Estate)
Markus P. Fellner (Dispute Resolution)
Christina Hummer (Competition/European Law)
Markus Nussbaumer (Planning and Environment)

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien Österreich 2019/2020


SCWP Schindhelm again received top rankings in the following areas of law from JUVE magazine for business law firms in 2019:

  • Bank und Finanzrecht
  • Gesellschaftsrecht M&A
  • Immobilien und Baurecht
  • Insolvenz und Restrukturierung
  • Kartellrecht
  • Prozessrecht
  • Schiedsverfahren und Mediation
  • Konfliktlösung und Streitbeilegung
  • Öffentlichen Wirtschaftsrecht
  • Vergaberecht

SCWP Schindhelm among the top 20 employers in the JUVE career ranking Austria


The JUVE editorial team presented those law firms which, after extensive research, are particularly attractive employers for law graduates and ranked SCWP Schindhelm among the top 20 employers in Austria in the overall ranking. Our Top 5 ranking in the areas of "training and further education" is particularly pleasing. SCWP Schindhelm is thus regarded as a "top trainer", offering intensive support and regular feedback to trainees. Our wide range of internal seminars, workshops (also in cooperation with other law firms/tax consultants) and the accompaniment of university moot courts were particularly highlighted as well. 

Promoting the Best Awards 2019 - Women in Law


SCWP Schindhelm is one of the nominees for the Promoting the Best Awards in the Women in Law 2019 category. The main reason for a nomination was the number of female partners appointed to the respective firm since 2016.

For the second time, Women in Law and the Association of Austrian Corporate Lawyers (VUJ) presented the "PROMOTING THE BEST" awards in eight categories to legal departments and law firms. The best of the best in the legal field were honored by the Federal Minister for Digitization and Business Location Elisabeth Udolf-Stroblam October 8, 2019 in the Looshaus Vienna.

The Legal 500 – EMEA 2019


First entry into the ranking in:

  • Intellectual Property - Tier 5
  • Private Client - Tier 3

In all other legal fields, we were fortunately able to maintain or improve our placements from the previous year:

  • Administrative Law and Public Sector - Tier 3
  • Banking and Finance - Tier 4
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Tier 4
  • EU and Competition - from Tier 4 to Tier 3
  • Dispute Resolution - Arbitration and Mediation - Tier 4
  • Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation - Tier 3
  • Insolvency and Corporate Recovery - Tier 3
  • Public Procurement - from Tier 4 toTier 3
  • Real Estate - Tier 4

Chambers Global Ranking 2019


  • Corporate / M&A (Band 5) 
  • Dispute Resolution (Band 4)
  • Dispute Resolution: Foreign Expert for China.

Ranked Lawyers:

Immanuel Gerstner (Corporate/M&A)
Markus P. Fellner (Dispute Resolution)

Chambers Europe Ranking 2019


Rise of the legal area Dispute Resolution by two ranks of "Recognised Practitioner" in volume 4.

In all other areas of law, we were able to maintain our placements from the previous year:

  • Real Estate (Band 3),
  • Corporate/M&A (Band 5)
  • Competition/European Law (Recognised Practitioner)

Ranked Lawyers:

Immanuel Gerstner (Corporate/M&A; Real Estate)
Markus P. Fellner (Dispute Resolution)
Christina Hummer (Competition/European Law)