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DORDA

Elmar Drabek

Elmar Drabek

Partner

Expertise

  • Private Clients & Immigration

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

DORDA
Austria

Profile
Elmar Drabek joined DORDA in 2004 and specialises in immigration law, private clients, and state aid.
Before joining DORDA, Elmar was head of the asylum department at Caritas Austria and worked as legal counsel for asylum and residence related projects of Amnesty International, Austrian Red Cross as well as Caritas Austria.
He is a member of Visalaw International as well as ABIL (American Business Immigration Lawyers). Furthermore, Elmar is an International Associate of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association).

Education

- University of Vienna, Mag iur (1999)
- In 2001 he completed his studies "Introduction to the US legal system" at the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University
- University of Vienna, BA translation and interpretation studies (German, English, French) (2010)
Areas of Practice

Private Clients & Immigration

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Head of asylum department at Caritas Austria (2003-2004)
Legal counsel for asylum and residence related projects of Amnesty International, Austrian Red Cross, Caritas Austria (2000-2002)
Articles

- Private Client 2018, Getting the deal through (2017)
- Austrian Immigration Law, Buchkapitel in: Corporate Immigration Law – A Practitioner's Guide, Oxford University Press (2012)
- "Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte": Zuwanderung "light"? (2011)
- “Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte” & Co: Paradigmenwechsel im Zuwanderungsrecht oder Strohfeuer? (2011)
- Neue Spielregeln im Beihilferecht (2009)
- Erleichterungen für Schlüsselkräfte (2008)
- Neues Zuwanderungsrecht (2006)


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