Excellence

Distinctions.

Juve Ranking 2019
Dispute Resolution

Together with his team our new equity partner Dr. Stephan Lenzhofer achieved an excellent entry in the renowned JUVE-ranking „Dispute Resolution“.


“Die Kanzlei setzt auf den weiteren Ausbau der Konfliktlösungspraxis. So hat der Anfang 2019 zum Equity Partner beförderte Stephan Lenzhofer damit begonnen, das Team auf den bisherigen Erfolgen aufbauend zu positionieren.”

JUVE ranking 2019/2020
Corporate Law/M&A
Herbst Kinsky among the top law firms in Austria

JUVE Ranking Corporate Law/M&A 2019/2020

“often recommended: Dr. Phillip DubskyDr. Philipp Kinsky (“leading in the VC-advisory, competitor”); Dr. Florian Steinhart (” identifies essential aspects, competitor”) ” ;

“close cooperation with international top firms”; “excellant market position of Dr. Philipp Kinsky and Dr. Phillip Dubsky”;

Phillip Dubsky among the 21 leading lawyers regarding Corporate Law/M&A

JUVE Awards 2019 – Herbst Kinsky again nominated as “Law Firm of the Year – Austria”

Trend Ranking 2019 –
Herbst Kinsky 4 times ranked among the top lawyers

Christoph Herbst 8th place “versierte Experten im Bankenrecht” (Banking)
Christoph Herbst 4th place “Eliten im öffentlichen Wirtschaftsrecht” (Public Commercial Law)
Philipp Kinsky 8th place “heißesten Aktien im Kapitalmarktrecht” (Capital Markets)
Franz Marhold 5th place “Spezialisten auf dem Gebiet des Arbeitsrechts” (Employment)

Legal 500 EMEA 2019 – Herbst Kinsky once again among the leading law firms in Austria regarding 6 practice groups

Herbst Kinsky ranked in “Legal 500″ 2019

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Commercial, Corporate and M&A 

Employment  

Intellectual Property 

Public Law      


engaged and friendly‘ team

hardworking and reliable‘ Philipp Kinsky

Always available when needed’  

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s team ‘finds innovative and unconventional solutions to problems that could otherwise easily lead to a road block if not approached with a broader vision

a ‘good’ team advising on private placements and convertible bonds alongside compliance and regulatory issues

pragmatic problem-solver‘ Wolfgang Schwackhöfer  

broad expertise, fast responses and flexibility

Conscientious and reliable‘ Stephan Lenzhofer

Juve Ranking 2019, Banking/Finance and Capital Markets

In Banking and Finance law leading and in Capital Markets one of the most engaged law firms if not the most engaged law firm.

Chambers and Partners Europe and Global 2019
Herbst Kinsky ranked in 7 categories

Herbst Kinsky recommended in “Chambers and Partners, Europe and Global″ , 2019 regarding

Banking & Finance (firm)

Capital Markets (lawyer)

Corporate/M&A (firm & lawyer)

Employment (lawyer)

Public General (firm & lawyer) 

“Experienced public law team that is notably active on constitutional and administrative law matters. Also focuses on regulatory work, with considerable expertise in the energy, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Noteworthy client roster, ranging from federal states to private companies. Strengths: Interviewees commend the team for its approach. One client reports: “They present things in a way that you can really follow,” adding: “They are very mindful of what to do and share the pros and cons in an easy way.“Another client praises the team’s “in-depth legal knowledge, personal support and advice.” “He (Christoph Herbst) is described by one client as a “brilliant lawyer with foresight.” The same client praises his negotiation skills: “He manages to conduct hard negotiations in a pleasant climate.” “(General Public)

Philipp Kinsky (…) is best known in the market for his expertise in start-up and venture capital matters, including advice on ICOs. He also assists established corporations regarding capital markets regulatory issues, stock market listings and bond placements. He acted for Marinomed Biotech on the issuing of a pre-IPO convertible bond and a listing on the Third Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Sources laud him, saying he “has a lot of experience and he is very pleasant in the personal interaction.” ” (Capital Markets)

”Rises in the rankings due to its esteemed reputation in the Austrian start-up arena and high level of activity in M&A deals. Advises on mid-range as well as sizeable transactions and offers support in corporate restructuring. Noted for its work with private equity funds and venture capital providers. Particularly active in the medical and biotechnology as well as energy sectors. Also advises on cross-border matters. Strengths: Clients value the team’s “short-notice availability, quick reaction times and willingness to put hard work into it.”A market observer notes the firm’s strengths in certain areas, reporting: “In private equity and venture capital, they are market leaders.“” “Philipp Kinsky is well known for his work on venture capital and private equity transactions. He advises both start-ups and investors on domestic and international transactions. He also represents corporations from the insurance and medical sectors.” (Corporate/M&A)

Franz Marhold (…) maintains a strong reputation for his employment practice, handling matters from court proceedings to employee terminations and temporary employment issues. “He combines deep legal knowledge on an economic level with the ability also to be able to implement this practically,” enthuses one interviewee.” (Employment)

3 partners of Herbst Kinsky among the 50 best finance lawyers in Austria

“Der Börsianer – Österreichs Finanzmagazin” 2018
Christoph Herbst
Philipp Kinsky
Christoph Wildmoser ranked among the 50 best lawyers

Herbst Kinsky Linz again among the best law firms in Linz

“reputation and contacts”

JUVE ranking 2018/2019
Corporate Law/M&A
Herbst Kinsky among the leading law firms in Austria

JUVE Ranking Corporate Law/M&A 2018/2019

“often recommended: Dr. Phillip DubskyDr. Philipp Kinsky (very advisable, competitor)”; 

“very reputed Philipp Kinsky”; “reaps the reward for its longstanding commitment with large and noticeable transactions”; “Herbst Kinsky’s team frequently works with international law firms”; 

Phillip Dubsky among the 22 leading lawyers regarding Corporate Law/M&A

JUVE Ranking 2018
Employment Law –
Professor Franz Marhold again among the 11 Leading Personalities regarding Employment Law in Austria

JUVE Ranking Employment Law 2018

“excellent reputation”; “renowned, very well connected partner”; “highly  valued”; “outstanding in court”; “acknowledged expert”

Trend Ranking 2018 –
Herbst Kinsky 4 times ranked among the top lawyers

Christoph Herbst 7th place “besten Berater im Bankenrecht” (Banking)
Christoph Herbst 4th place “der Spezialisten im öffentlichen Wirtschaftsrecht” (Public Commercial Law)
Philipp Kinsky 10th place “heißesten Aktien im Kapitalmarktrecht” (Capital Markets)
Franz Marhold 5th place “Mandanten setzen im Arbeitsrecht auf diese Experten” (Employment)

Legal 500 EMEA 2018 – Herbst Kinsky once again ranked in 6 practice groups among the best law firms in Austria

Herbst Kinsky ranked in  “Legal 500″ 2018

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Employment

Intellectual Property

Public Law


knowledgeable and responsive’ team

very smart Christoph Wildmoser

a ‘good’ team advising on private placements and convertible bonds alongside compliance and regulatory issues

very experienced’ Philipp Kinsky and recommended associate Johannes Frank

knowledgeable, responsive and solution-oriented’ practice at Herbst Kinsky

pragmatic’ Wolfgang Schwackhöfer   

very knowledgeable and flexible’ team head Franz Marhold has ‘great court presence

a focus on the start-up and biotech sectors

IP-team head Sonja Hebenstreit is recommended 

knowledgeable and experienced public practice

Good negotiator’ Christoph Herbst

Juve Ranking 2018, Banking/Finance and Capital Markets


“In Banking and Finance law valued and in Capital Markets law recommended law firm”

Chambers and Partners 2018
Herbst Kinsky ranked in 7 categories

Herbst Kinsky recommended in “Chambers and Partners, Europe″ , 2018 regarding

Capital Markets (lawyer)

Corporate/M&A (firm & lawyer)

Employment (lawyer)

IT (firm)

Public General (firm & lawyer)

Christoph Herbst focuses his practice on constitutional and administrative matters. He regularly advises governments and other public entities, as well as companies from the life sciences, energy and financial services sectors. Of late, he has assisted VAMED and its subsidiaries with healthcare projects in Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi, advising on issues including licensing rights, state aid and procurement law. According to one appreciative client, he is “the best solution for tricky, distinctive tasks

“One client praises Franz Marhold of Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH for being “very grounded” and describes him as a “good litigator” who is “very flexible, always reachable and an uncomplicated communicator.” Marhold is well regarded for his work on employee terminations, collective agreements and transfer of business mandates.”

“The team is praised for its pleasant “very unpretenious” style, including its ability to communicate well with clients and peers. Clients highlight the firm’s “very relaxed exchange with other firms” and add that the “co-ordination functions well“.” (Corporate/M&A)

JUVE Awards 2017 – Herbst Kinsky again nominated as “Law Firm of the Year – Austria”

Herbst Kinsky once more ranked among the top Corporate/M&A law firms in Austria – JUVE 2016/17

“Recommended law firm, especially high competence in the technology sector extraordinary strenght in the start-up field most renowned law firm regarding start-up advice extremely responsive, uncomplicated” Phillip Dubsky among the 23 leading lawyers regarding corporate/M&A

Herbst Kinsky Linz among the best law firms in Linz

“Vertrauen in Qualität, gute Beratung, rasche Reaktionszeit” – client

Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – Herbst Kinsky once again ranked in 7 practice groups among the best law firms in Austria

Herbst Kinsky ranked in

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets 

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Employment

Intellectual Property

Public Law

Real Estate

‘good’ team primarily advises on transactional and regulatory matters; Philipp Kinsky is ‘pragmatic and flexible’;

‘motivated‘ team at Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH, which has a strong profile advising banking and insurance sector players and technology-driven companies;

‘very pragmatic and helpful’ Franz Marhold heads the ‘quick’ team at Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH;

The ‘precise and solution-oriented’ Sonja Hebenstreit heads the practice;

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH is ‘experienced in complex cases’ and dedicated to advising on state aid and procurement matters, while also representing its clients in a range of administrative law proceedings

Christoph Herbst – during three consecutive years – “Leading Individual” in Administrative and Public Law – Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Herbst Kinsky’s practice groups and lawyers are recommended in Chambers and Partners, Europe 2017 in 5 categories

Herbst Kinsky ranked in the latest edition of “Chambers and Partners Europe” in

Capital Markets
Corporate/M&A
Dispute Resolution
Employment
IT

 “one face to the customer’ policy”;
“you always get senior partner attention”;
“They have very quick reaction times, and always give very practical and solution-oriented answers.”;
“They are very available and very flexible.”;
“They also bring a very high level of technical competence.”;
Philipp Kinsky of Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a respected practitioner in public M&A and capital markets transactions, providing advice to investors and corporations.”;
“He [Philipp Kinsky] is well versed in capital markets and knows his way around.”;
Franz Marhold is widely recognised for his strong work in collective bargaining agreements and cross-border employment queries.”:
“Clients value the “extremely fast and straightforward contact” and his “huge amount of technical knowledge.”.

Juve Ranking 2017, Banking/Finance and Capital Markets

“Eine im Bank- und Finanzrecht geschätzte und im Kapitalmarktrecht empfohlene Kanzlei” “(…) zählt zu den aufstrebenden Adressen in Debt-Finance” “(…) genießt auch einen starken Dealflow im Akquisitionsbereich” “Vielseitiges Team” “Die grenzüberschreitende finanzrechtliche Arbeit erhielt durch den Zugang von Philipp Baubin (…) einen weiteren Schub”.

3 partners of Herbst Kinsky among the 50 best finance lawyers in Austria

“Der Börsianer – Österreichs Finanzmagazin” 2016 
Christoph Herbst
Philipp Kinsky
Christoph Wildmoser ranked among the 50 best lawyers

Prof. Franz Marhold among the 11 Leading Personalities regarding Employment Law in Austria – Juve, 2016

JUVE Ranking Employment Law 2016 – Franz Marhold

“excellent reputation”; “renowned , very well connected partner”; “undisputed competence, uncomplicated and very pleasant cooperation”; “outstanding employment lawyer”.

“One lawyer dominates the scene” – JUVE, 2016

“One lawyer dominates the scene . The doyen of start-up and venture capital lawyers in Vienna is undoubtedly Dr. Philipp Kinsky with his seven-member team . The name Herbst Kinsky falls invariably first when the discussion turns to lawyers for founders . “We want to be a quality label ” states the 44 year old Philipp Kinsky”, JUVE, magazine for commercial lawyers in Austria, July / August 2016.

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Herbst Kinsky once again ranked in 7 categories among the best law firms in Austria

Herbst Kinsky ranked in

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Employment

Intellectual Property and Media

Public Law and

Real Estate .

”Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH’s is ‘good-quality’, very ‘reliable and professional’ , recognised for its ‘good industry knowledge’”.

Christoph Herbst – is repeatedly ranked as “Leading Individual” in Administrative and Public Law – Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

TREND – Lawyers Ranking 2016

Christoph Herbst 4th place “Top Ten im Bankenrecht” (Banking)
Christoph Herbst 4th place “der Sieger im Öffentlichen Wirtschaftsrecht” (Public Commercial Law)
Philipp Kinsky 5th place in the category “Kapitalmarktrecht ist ihre Stärke” (Capital Markets)
Franz Marhold 5th place “Top Ten im Arbeitsrecht” (Employment)

Christoph Herbst among the most voted attorneys “Abräumer des Jahres”

Herbst Kinsky’s practice groups and lawyers are recommended in Chambers and Partners, Europe 2016 in 5 categories

Recommended in

Capital Markets 
Corporate/M&A 
Dispute Resolution 
Employment 
IT 

Philipp Kinsky of Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH receives praise for his business-minded approach. “When I talk to him, I am not only talking to a lawyer, but a fellow entrepreneur, a colleague,” a client says. He focuses on regulatory capital markets issues.”

Franz Marhold of Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH is lauded by clients for his “outstanding combination of academic expertise and solution-oriented advice.” He acts on a broad range of employment matters in the media, metals, pharmaceuticals and chemicals sectors. He advised ORF on restructuring, pensions and working time mandates.”

Juve Award 2015 – Herbst Kinsky nominated as “Law Firm of the year in Austria”

Herbst Kinsky among the leading law firms in Austria – JUVE Handbuch 2014/15

Herbst Kinsky ranked in

Banking/Finance
Corporate/M&A

Dispute

“empfohlene Kanzlei für Gesellschaftsrecht/M&A”; “Branchen – Know-how im Energiebereich”; “umfassende Gründerberatung“; “Phillip Dubsky sehr visibel – so ein Wettbewerber”; “Die Tätigkeit in Prozessen und Schiedssachen erlebt in der lange v.a. als Transaktionsboutique geltende Kanzlei seit einigen Jahren einen steilen Aufstieg.”.

Format Ranking 2015 – Herbst Kinsky attorneys four times among the third placed

Phillip Dubsky 3rd place “Anwaltsspitze für M&A und Transaktionen” (Corporate/M&A)
Christoph Herbst 3rd place  “heimische Experten im Bankenrecht” (Banking Law)
Christoph Herbst  ranked among “Kompetenzsieger im öffentlichen Wirtschaftsrecht” (Public Commercial Law)
Christoph Herbst ranked among the top 10 of the “FORMAT” ranking (TOP 10 ranking in total)
Philipp Kinsky 2nd place “echte Auskenner bei Kapitalmarktrecht” (Capital Markets)
Franz Marhold 3rd place “Topjuristen im Arbeitsrecht” in Austria (Employment).

Legal 500 EMEA 2015 – Herbst Kinsky ranked in 7 categories among the best law firms in Austria

Herbst Kinsky ranked in

Administrative and Public Law

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate and M&A

Employment

Intellectual Property and Media

Real Estate.

“Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH’s ‘high-quality’ services; Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH’s ‘excellent’ team, which has ‘an entrepreneurial approach’; The ‘experienced’ Philipp Kinsky is recommended; Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH adopts ‘an entrepreneurial approach’ and provides ‘excellent services’; The ‘very professional’ team Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH is the ‘perfect choice for biotech deals’; Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH has ‘a very entrepreneurial style’ under Wolfgang Schwackhöfer in Vienna.”

Christoph Herbst – Leading Individual in Administrative and Public Law – Legal 500 EMEA, 2015

Herbst Kinsky ranked in “the best lawyers” in Format Magazine

Christoph Herbst ranked under the best Banking lawyers.
Christoph Herbst  ranked under the best lawyers for Public law.
Philipp Kinsky ranked under the best Capital Market lawyers.
Franz Marhold ranked under the best Employment lawyers.

Herbst Kinsky ranked in 6 categories in Legal 500 EMEA, 2014

Herbst Kinsky ranked in


Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
 
Corporate and M&A 
Employment 
Intellectual Property and Media 
Real Estate.

“Clients are impressed by Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s extremely reactive Team”; “Noted for its entrepreneurial attitude“; “Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH is broad enough, but also small enough to ensure personal service by top specialists“; “Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH was strengthened by the arrival of Franz Marhold and gives very professional advice. Marhold outstandingly combines academic expertise and solution-oriented advice“; “Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s real estate team is praised for its ability to work against tight timeframes with no loss of quality“.

Christoph Wildmoser – Aviation Expert
WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2014

Christoph Wildmoser  among the “world’s leading practitioners” in WHO’S WHO LEGAL Aviation Finance

Chambers Europe 2014
Lawyers Ranking

Philipp Kinsky and Franz Marhold again ranked in Chambers and Partners.

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien in Austria 2013/14

Herbst Kinsky Vienna and Linz ranked among the best law firms in Austria