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Legal Services | Austria

tel: +43-1-533 47 95-0 | fax: +43-1-533 47 97
Universitätsring 10 | Vienna | 1010 | Austria

Main Contacts

Axel Anderl

Axel AnderlManaging Partner

Martin Brodey

Martin BrodeyManaging Partner

Francine Brogyanyi

Francine BrogyanyiManaging Partner


Vienna, Austria

DORDA's Overview

DORDA is a leading business law firm in Austria with a team of about 90 lawyers. We see ourselves as a full-service law firm and advise clients in all related areas of law. This holistic approach goes far beyond legal advice alone. We offer you tailor-made solutions, regardless of the complexity of the problem – and concise, clear risk assessments and proposals for action.

This innovative approach has earned us numerous prestigious awards and top rankings in international legal directories. Additionally, we work closely with renowned law firms all around the world, particularly in CEE. Our "Best Friends"-network gives access to experienced lawyers who are well established locally.

DORDA believes in teamwork as a key to success. Our lawyers are team players, both with you as our client and within our firm. These ethics in dealing with our clients have always been an integral part of our law firm and have earned us numerous internationally renowned awards. Moreover, we are consistently named as one of the leading national business law firms in Austria by all internationally relevant lawyers' rankings (e.g. Chambers Global, Legal 500). In 2019, DORDA received the Chambers Austria Award for Dispute Resolution and the International Client Choice Awards for "Information Technology", for the sixth time in a row, and for the first time for "Public Law". The Company is aso listed as TOP TIER FIRM from IFLR for 2019 and 2020. In 2017, DORDA received the renowned JUVE Award "Law Firm of the Year Austria".

Our lawyers actively pursue and participate in the development of constantly changing fields of law. As part, thereof we see it important to regularly inform and update our clients, delivering clarity in a highly complex legal world.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1976
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 86

Languages: Bosnian, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian


Areas of Practice
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition Law
  • Corporate
  • Data Protection
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Distribution
  • Employment
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance
  • IT / IP
  • Life Sciences
  • Merges & Acquisitions
  • Private Clients & Immigration
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Tax
  • Trade Agreements

M&A and Capital Markets Law: What Needs to be Considered? COVID-19 Poses Major Challenges for (Cross-Border) M&A Transactions and Capital Market Deals
DORDA, March 2020

Introduction COVID-19 poses great challenges, especially for cross-border M&A transactions and capital market deals. In the last five years or so, the M&A sector has seen a strong seller's market in which sellers have been able to generate high selling prices and enforce contractual arrangements in their favour. This will likely change rapidly now. Government imposed quarantines and travel restrictions already have a negative impact on due diligence reviews, contract negotiations as well as signings and closings of transaction...

What are the Effects of COVID-19 and the Measures Recently Taken by the Federal Government on Litigation Proceedings?
DORDA, March 2020

CIVIL LITIGATION What are the effects of COVID-19 and the measures recently taken by the federal government on litigation proceedings? Will the civil courts remain in operation? As of 16 March 2020, a regulation amending the rules of procedure for courts of first and second instance will come into force. This regulation provides for a restriction of court services limited to the strict minimum. In the implementation decree, the Federal Ministry of Justice clarified that the courts will remain in operation only to the extent necessary. Oral hearings should only be held if absolutely required to maintain the administration of justice...

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DORDA advises sportsWorld on cooperation with F1 and EON
DORDA, March 2020

DORDA IP/IT and data protection experts Axel Anderl and Dominik Schelling support sportsWorld in a cooperation with Formula 1 in connection with the pop-up exhibition "Bond in Motion". Vienna, 26 March 2020 – DORDA advised sportsWorld Operations GmbH on several contracts with Formula 1. Following intensive negotiations, sportsWorld was able to conclude a cooperation agreement with F1 in connection with the pop-up exhibition "Bond in Motion" with the support of DORDA managing partner Axel Anderl and legal consultant Dominik Schelling (both IP/IT/Data Protection)...

Elena Manachimova promoted to Senior Associate at DORDA
DORDA, March 2020

Elena Manachimova (36) joined DORDA in 2011 and has long-standing experience in advising international clients in the fields of immigration and tax law as well as private foundations and cross-border succession planning. Now, Elena Manachimova, who completed full scale legal studies both in Austria and the Russian Federation, has been admitted to the Austrian Bar. Vienna, 25 March 2020 – Elena Manachimova joined DORDA's Immigration and Private Client Practice Group in 2011 and specialises in supporting Russian speaking High Net Worth Individuals in all legal issues related to establishing a domicile in Austria...

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