Graf & Pitkowitz
Graf & Pitkowitz is an internationally focused Austrian law firm. The firm was founded in Vienna in 1994 and expanded to Graz in 2002. We are not part of a formal network and, therefore, have the independence to select for our clients’ international transactions the best local partner based on their individualised needs rather than being limited to firms within a given network.
Our team consists of around 30 highly motivated specialists with outstanding national and international credentials, with a number of our attorneys being admitted in multiple jurisdictions. Most of our lawyers have benefited from experience gained working at foreign law firms or international companies.
We are a full-service business law firm and advise our clients in all aspects of Austrian and European business law. We negotiate and structure business transactions and successfully represent clients before Austrian and international institutions.
Our practice groups
Clear answers begin with clear communication. To promote effective communication (internally and externally) and decision making, we have organised our firm into practice groups headed by one partner, who acts as a communication hub and decision maker. That partner takes full responsibility for handling the respective client matter. The practice groups work closely together so that all clients can fully benefit from the firm’s knowledge and experience.
We meet complex challenges with clear answers. In our daily work we live by the motto: a simple answer often is the best solution. In close communication with our clients, we create individualised business-oriented solutions.
Graf & Pitkowitz is one of the leading law firms in Austria. Recent high-profile cases include representing a major international corporation in Austria’s largest arbitration to date and representing the successful bidder in public tender proceedings to award one of the world's first free lane countrywide functioning electronic tolling systems for heavy vehicles in Austria. From its beginning, Graf & Pitkowitz has assisted Austrian and international companies in projects abroad, particularly in the CEE region.