Stefan Artner

Stefan Artner



  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Antitrust Group
Emerging Leaders Group
IBA Group
Real Estate Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Stefan Artner, partner at DORDA since 2000, heads the firm's Real Estate Practice Group.

He is an expert for property transactions and tenancy law, his practice also focuses on M&A and corporate restructurings. His expertise includes the acquisition and sale of real estate, privatisation of real estate portfolios, corporate and private leases, the secure handling of real estate transactions and the necessary due diligence with an increasing focus also on Turkey and on the CEE region.


- University of Vienna, Mag iur (1993)
- Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Mag rer soc oec in Economics (1996)
- Studies of International Property Valuation (European Business School, near Wiesbaden in 2007)
Areas of Practice

Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

- Advised Warburg-HIH Invest on the acquisition of office properties at the Vienna Central Railway Station (2019)
- Advised Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the acquisition of EURO PLAZA 6 in Vienna (2019)
- Advised Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH (ARE) on the acquisition of the Denk Drei office properties from IC Development (2018)

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

- He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), IBA and of the gruppe1031 (Economic Club of the Austrian Industrial Association)
- Initiator, founder and board member of the Legal Tech Hub Vienna
- "Very clever and to the point, he delivers timely advice and has a good feeling for the commercial background of transactions." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
- "He enjoys our unrestricted trust. He has a lot of experience, excellent expertise, and is highly competent in negotiations with the other side." (Chambers Europe, 2018) "
- "Stefan Artner is noted for his strong technical knowledge, commercial awareness and effectiveness. He is a pre-eminent name in real estate transactions (Chambers Europe 2017)
- In 2016 the Austrian real estate associations (RICS, ImmoEBS, FIABCI) honored Stefan Artner with the most prestigious Austrian real estate award, the Cäsar® 2016 for best real estate advisory services in Austria -


Regularly lectures at the University of Vienna and the Donau-Universität Krems and holds specialist seminars, in particular on real estate law and due diligence

Professional Activities and Experience

- Associate at various business law firms
- International trainee at Shearman & Sterling / NY

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...

COVID-19 Q&A on Real Estate and Tenancy Law
DORDA, March 2020

  In the days between 13 March 2020 and 15 March 2020, the government announced a comprehensive package of measures to combat Covid-19 ("Corona virus"), which is to enter into force on 16 March 2020. This in particular includes the ordered closure of shops and restaurants. The following initial overview addresses a number of key issues that arise for tenants and landlords as a result of the current situation...

Additional Articles

- Praxishandbuch Immobilienrecht (2nd edition, Linde 2017)
- Real Estate Financing and Loan Collateral (Fritz Knapp, 2016)