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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

Consequences of Tenancy Law due to the Current Situation Regarding Covid-19
DORDA, May 2020

The government has introduced a comprehensive package of measures to combat Covid-19 ("corona virus") since March 13, 2020. These measures include, in particular, the ordered closure, in particular of shops and restaurants. With the Covid 19 Easing Ordinance , many measures were eased again from May. The following overview therefore deals with some essential questions that arise for tenants and landlords due to the current situation...

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...

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DORDA supports PATRIZIA AG in the purchase of a residential project development in Graz
DORDA, September 2020

Stefan Artner, DORDA partner and head of the Real Estate practice group, and attorney Magdalena Brandstetter advised PATRIZIA AG on the acquisition of the residential project development "AIRA Tower" in Graz. They were further supported by associate Caroline Lessky. A particular challenge in the legal handling of the project were the regulations for the historically listed Villa Keil on the property. The urban planning specifications for the consideration of contemporary soft mobility (car sharing, cycling concepts, and incentives for public transport) also had to be taken into account...

Three awards for DORDA at the Women in Business Law Awards Europe 2020
DORDA, September 2020

At this year's Women in Business Law Awards Europe, DORDA came out on top in two categories. DORDA won in the category "Best National Law Firm in Europe for Women in Business Law" and was also awarded "Best Law Firm for Women in Austria". In addition, DORDA managing partner and head of the Life Sciences practice group Francine Brogyányi was awarded "Best in Life Sciences". Vienna, 11 September 2020 - In the course of a virtual awards ceremony yesterday, the Legal Media Group announced the winners of this year's Women in Business Law Awards Europe...

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