Excellence

Distinctions.

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

“Der Börsianer – Österreichs Finanzmagazin” 2022
Christoph Herbst
Philipp Kinsky
Christoph Wildmoser ranked among the 50 best finance lawyers

JUVE Ranking 2022/2023
M&A and Corporate
Corporate/M&A
Herbst Kinsky ranked once again among the top law firms in Austria

Rating:
The corporate/M&A practice is particularly recognised for its advice to founders and venture capital investors. The connection to the firm's capital markets practice is correspondingly close. One highlight in 2022 was advising on the €300m financing for online tutoring provider GoStudent. Typically, the team, which is as large as it is experienced, advises start-ups from foundation to exit, such as the biotech company PhagoMed, which was acquired by the German vaccine developer BioNTech. Recently, not only the number of such transactions increased, but also their volume. In addition to SMEs, larger companies are increasingly relying on the firm's advice. For example, Dr Christoph Wildmoser acted for Nestlé for the first time in the acquisition of Promedico. His team had convinced the group during the advising on the other side in an earlier transaction. In corporate law, numerous listed companies such as ams, Apeiron and Biogena relied on HK for their general meetings and supervisory board agendas. After the departures last year, the practice has considerably increased its number of associates. It is also showing prospects for its junior staff, as recently demonstrated by the appointment of Johannes Frank as equity partner.

Strengths:
Outstanding reputation in VC and start-up advice.

Special recommendation for:
Dr. Phillip DubskyDr. Philipp Kinsky ("Stark in der Start-up-Beratung", Competitor), Dr. Florian Steinhart, Dr. Christoph Wildmoser ("Pragmatischer Berater", Competitor), Carl Walderdorff ("Hat sich stark entwickelt", Competitor)

Leading individual / Corporate and M&A:
Dr. Phillip Dubsky and Dr. Philipp Kinsky

 

Juve Ranking 2022
Public Commercial Law

Christoph Herbst "often recommended" and among the 17 “leading individuals in public commercial law”

Ranking: Herbst Kinsky tier 5 of 7

 

trend lawyer ranking 2022
Herbst Kinsky top ranked in 5 categories

Christoph Herbst | 5th place Banking Law

Christoph Herbst | 5th place Public Commercial Law

Philipp Kinsky | 5th place Capital Markt Law

Sonja Hebenstreit | 10th place Data Protection

Johannes Frank | 5th place Crypto

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 – Herbst Kinsky ranked in 8 Practice Groups

 

  • ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PUBLIC SECTOR
  • BANKING AND FINANCE
  • CAPITAL MARKETS
  • COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A
  • DATA PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

BANKING AND FINANCE

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH stands out for its niche in aviation and rail finance, which is based on Christoph Wildmoser's expertise in this space, but the team also handles other financing transactions, including refinancing and structured financing, alongside regulatory matters

Testimonials

Christoph Wildmoser is a very goal-oriented and focused lawyer. Very clear and structured advice that is easy to understand for colleagues without a legal background.’

‘What is special about Herbst Kinsky is their hands-on mentality. When things get hectic, they keep a calm head and deliver – on time, in top quality and reliably.’

‘We work with Christoph Wildmoser and Wolfgang Schwackhöfer. Both deliver top work and also function great as a team. Wolfgang in particular always comes up with good banking regulatory solutions for Austria.’

 

COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH provides clients with ‘profound and highly experienced legal expertise in all fields required‘. The firm has established itself as a go-to practice for venture capital funds and start-ups in the market. It has a particularly strong standing in the biotech area. The names to note are Phillip Dubsky, Philipp Kinsky, Wolfgang Schwackhöfer, Florian Steinhart and Christoph Wildmoser.

Testimonials

‘Very diverse team with a different focus and key areas of knowledge; very customer oriented and able to deal with a start-up-founder, but also with a big corporate client.’

‘They all are always very professional, open and service-oriented. I never had such great experiences with others. They all know what’s going on and are always looking for solutions even in complicated situations.’

‘From a company’s perspective that fully relies on outside legal expertise, the one-stop-shop approach is very efficient and convenient. We obtain profound and highly experienced legal expertise in all fields required – commercial, labour law, investments. Our requests are centrally coordinated and efficiently routed to the experts who complement and stand-in for each other where needed.’

‘We appreciate the outstanding responsiveness and the individual 1:1 consultancy where required. Each partner fully understands our needs and demands and promptly provides tailored guidance and services.’

‘The practice of Herbst Kinsky has an excellent reputation in the start-up and VC/PE market with exceptional experience and know-how in this sector. The team is very versatile and responsive and easily handles international matters due to their strong international network. One of their strengths is certainly the problem-solving and goal-oriented approach of their highly committed and competent lawyers.’

‘We appreciate the work with Carl Walderdorff who is exceptionally competent, versatile, focused, efficient, accurate and pragmatic. He is smart and extremely committed and hard-working to work out the best solution for his clients both from a legal as well as a commercial perspective. At the same time, he has a very friendly and refreshing personality. Carl is really one of the most trustworthy persons I know and it is a real pleasure to work with him.’

 

DATA PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

With a focus on GDPR implementation and compliance Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH is a strong player in the Austrian start-up scene, assisting clients in IT and life science sectors in particular. Increasingly the team handles the data protection aspects of M&A transactions. Sonja Hebenstreit is at the helm and is able to act as an external data protection officer.

Testimonials

‘Dynamic team that always strives to provide practical solutions.’

Dr. Sonja Hebenstreit provides clear answers to questions.’

 

EMPLOYMENT

Labour law matters related to outsourcing, M&A and the privatisation of public enterprises are among Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH's strengths. The group also advises clients on data protection including whistleblowing and employment termination and handles cross-border cases, among others.

Testimonials

‘The law firm is small enough to give you as a client the feeling of personal care.’

 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PUBLIC SECTOR

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH 's team has ‘broad but profound knowledge and has always been able to provide prompt and target-oriented legal assessments of complex issues’. Strengths include assisting clients with state aid and regulatory matters, public banking, trade law, energy and waste matters, and constitutional law. Founder and senior partner Christoph Herbst leads the practice; he has a wide range of expertise in public and administrative law. Associate Valerie Mayer is also noted for her knowledge of public commercial law.

Hall of Fame

Christoph Herbst - Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Rising stars

Valerie Mayer – Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Testimonials

‘Herbst Kinsky has a young and highly qualified team. In particular, the practice group Public Law offers broad but profound knowledge and has always been able to provide prompt and target-oriented legal assessments of complex issues.’

‘In this team, Valerie Mayer is particularly prominent due to her convincing assertiveness and openness with a high level of expertise in public law, more specifically public procurement law. She approaches tasks systematically and innovatively, in a personal and extremely competent manner.’

‘They are exquisite in their field, a lot of experience and expertise.’

‘Direct contact to relevant people, single points of contact per topic, good expertise in relevant topics’

Valerie Mayer: Highly motived, strong customer focus, extremely responsive, good understanding of industry specific context, hands-on mentality.’

‘There is a lot of competence, on the other hand, the law firm is small enough to give you as a client the feeling of personal care.’

Dr. Valerie Mayer and her team are very strong in the administrative and public law sector and always aware of customers need with a special view on the economic situation.’

Dr. Valerie Mayer has a very good business oriented point of view how to approach certain administrative law topic and reacts very fast regarding all client requests.’

 

CAPITAL MARKETS

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH is best known for providing full-service advice to start-ups, from financing rounds to IPOs, capital increases and compliance. Due to this specialism, the team's expertise also covers crypto currency matters and issues at various intersections such as banking and finance alongside corporate and M&A, which is also where the strength of key contacts Philipp Kinsky and Phillip Dubsky lies.

Testimonials

‘Capital markets is a key strength. On urgent items the feedback is fast. Overall communication is excellent.’

‘From the beginning, Philipp Kinsky has been key to our public listing. Answers come quickly and with high accuracy.’

‘Herbst Kinsky is a go-to-firm for start-ups. In terms of capital markets, if a start-up aims for a listing or an IPO, Herbst Kinsky is definitely one of the prime firms in Austria. They have built a stable and impressive deal flow in start-up M&A transactions and can surely rely on their clients in case a capital markets idea pops up.’

Philipp Kinsky is the prime contact at Herbst Kinsky when it comes to capital markets. He has a strong track record, dating back to the period 2000 to 2008, with lots of capital markets work. He is reliable, a quick-thinker and hands-on, with solid capital markets expertise and lots of transactional know-how.’

‘They try to have different perspectives on the relevant issues to have a mutual understanding with the client and find the best solutions.’

‘Young, professional and very dynamic team.’

Philipp Kinsky is an exceptional expert in his field; he is also very pragmatic and very approachable. He was always available for our project and managed sometimes very difficult positions very well. He always delivered great quality of work.’

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH is noted for its strength at the intersection with public law, making the team an attractive partner for disputes arising from the public sector, while it also handles various contractual, corporate and product liability disputes for companies across sectors including energy and manufacturing. Team head Stephan Lenzhofer's combined public and private law expertise reflects the group's competence in this space.

Testimonials

‘There is a lot of competence, on the other hand, the law firm is small enough to give the client the feeling of personal care.’

Stephan Lenzhofers team is distinguished by its competence.’

‘I have the impression that the individual departments exchange information and cooperate well. I appreciate the direct and uncomplicated contact, the quick response times and the fact that they do not beat around the bush, but get to the point. The billing is fair, especially in comparison with other lawyers and consultants.’

Stephan Lenzhofer is an excellent lawyer. I have noticed that he has worked extremely broadly throughout his career. He recognises content, context and argues very quickly. His appearance in court is also highly professional, competent and convincing. He acts fact-based and his legal argumentation is very well received by judges.’

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH places a focus on clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and IT industries and has excellent connections to the start-up scene. It has expertise in unfair competition, copyright and trademark law, as well as licensing matters. Life sciences clients benefit from the firm´s membership of BIOLAW Europe, a network of law firms focused on the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. ‘Excellent professional’ Sonja Hebenstreit heads up the practice, which also cooperates closely with the firm’s corporate and M&A team.

Testimonials

Sonja Hebenstreit is a true expert and she and her team delivers best quality at a good price. She is goal orientated, pragmatic yet with an eye for the detail and very pleasant to work with.’

Sonja has a vast experience in her field and I haven’t come across one topic where she could not provide really good advice.’

‘The firm handles all trademark matters of my clients in Austria. They are quick, very efficient and offer very good value for the price.’

Sonja Hebenstreit is my main contact and always available to help.’

‘Responsiveness and high quality advice always rendered on short notice. They understand the issues on basis of very short descriptions and communicate efficiently. The team is also very involved in working with the BioLawEurope network comprising 14 lifescience boutiques across the EEA, CH and UK. In general the international, but European culture based, profile is appreciated.’

‘My contact is Ms. Sonja Hebenstreit, who is an excellent professional. We have never considered replacing her and her office during the term in which we have co-operated.’

JUVE RANKING 2022
BANKING AND FINANCE | CAPITAL MARKETS

"Die auf Venture-Capital-Maßnahmen und internationale Finanzierungen ausgerichtete Praxisgruppe trat gleich bei mehrerer Transaktionen für namhafte Mandanten in Erscheinung.

So zum Beispiel gemeinsam mit Latham&Watkins an der Seite mehrere Banken, darunter Deutsche Bank und Goldman Sachs, iZm dem Beitritt von Schur-Flexibles zu einer Eur 440-Mio Finanzierung.

Im Venture Capital Sektor ist es der Kanzlei weiter gelungen, sich auf der Investorenseite zu positionieren. Dies zeigt sich nicht nur in einer erneuten Begleitung des VC-Fonds IST Cube, sondern auch bei Mandatierungen durch Speedinvest oder der Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG Capital.

Nicht weniger visibel ist die Kanzlei, wenn es um die Beratung zu kapitalmarktrechtlichen Themen geht. Der Nährungsergänzungsmittelhersteller Biogena setzte nach dem Listing an der Wiener Börse im vergangenen Jahr erneut auf das Team von Herbst Kinsky und brachte mit diesem eine Kapitalerhöhung auf den Weg. Weiteres trat die Kanzlei auch in der regulatorischen Beratung in Erscheinung, sowohl beim Markteintritt einer Bank in Österreich als auch bei der Vertretung der Pfandkreditplattform Cashy gegenüber der FMA.

Stärken: Start-up Beratung von der ersten Finanzierung bis zum Börsegang
Team: 5 Eq.-Partner, 3 RA, 9 RAA
Oft empfohlen: Dr. Philipp Kinsky, Dr. Christoph Wildmoser ("hohe Einsatzbereitschaft", Mandant)
Schwerpunkte: Vorwiegend Akquisitionsfinanzierung sowie klassische Kredite, idR zusammen mit internat. Großkanzleien. Zunehmend ECM u. Fondsstrukturierungen im VC-Bereich, Begleitung von Börsegängen.

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022 -
“usual suspects” and a brilliant debut in the new category "Healthcare and Life Science"

Practice Groupes ranked

  • Health Care&Life Science NEW CATEGORIE
  • Banking|Finance
  • Corporate|M&A
  • Public Law

Lawyers ranked:

 

Our clients and competitors about us:

Banking/Fiannce

"Their absolute strength is that they are particularly strong in corporate topics. The team also helps me in developing a bigger picture approach," further highlighting the firm's "good partner firms abroad."

"The firm has a reputation in the startup scene and venture capital and seed financing - that's one of their strengths."

Capital Market

One client describes Philipp Kinsky as "dynamic, multi-layered and extremely competent, with many years of expertise."

Corporate/M&A

"The key strengths are definitely the broad knowledge due to the set-up of the team and their experiences with a lot of startups and M&A deals. There has never been a question where we would not have gotten a quick reply with a full view on the topic and recommendations based on knowledge and experience."

Another client describes Herbst Kinsky as "very competent - they have a lot of experience in this area." adding: "They do their work very quickly and conscientiously."

Phillip Dubsky is "a very capable lawyer," according to one interviewee. He advises clients on M&A and private equity deals, primarily in the technology industry.

Philipp Kinsky is highly regarded for advising clients in the startup field on transactional mandates, including financing rounds, buyouts and private equity matters. Clients describe him as "extremely customer-oriented, very competent, patient and also good at translating complex legal terms."

Healthcare and Life Science

An interviewee describes Herbst Kinsky as "really high quality and very reliable because you know that when you ask something from them, you'll get exactly what you need: if you have a fee estimate, they stick to it; if you have a timeline, they stick to it."

Clients additionally appreciate the team for providing "fast and to-the-point responses."

Clients are full of praise for Sonja Hebenstreit and highlight her "in-depth legal knowledge, pragmatic solutions, quick understanding and service-orientation"as key strengths.

Public

One client appreciates the firm's "high technical competence, very targeted work and adherence to deadlines as well as very quick reactions and availability at all times. All this is paired with a very close personal atmosphere."

One interviewee describes the firm as "very responsive and cooperative."

Christoph Herbst remains a trusted adviser due to his strength in complex administrative and constitutional law, often assisting with a broad plethora of mandates ranging from procurements to FDI restrictions and emissions trading. "You get clear advice and it is also great to use him for negotiations," enthuses a client.

Juve Ranking 2021
Dispute Resolution

Together with their team our equity partner Dr. Stephan Lenzhofer and founding partner Dr. Christoph Herbst once again achieved an excellent result in the JUVE-ranking „Dispute Resolution“.

Dr. Christoph Herbst makes a great job, says a competitor”

JUVE Ranking 2021/2022
Corporate/M&A
Herbst Kinsky ranked once again among the top law firms in Austria

In particular our partners Phillip Dubsky, Florian Steinhart, Philipp Kinsky and Christoph Wildmoser are "often recommended by clients and competitiors":

"Ausgezeichnete, fokussierte und lösungsorientierte Beratung"

"hoch professsionell", "große Erfahrung bei Tech-Transaktionen"

"hohe Einsatzbereitschaft", "sehr kompetent und erfahren"

 

Juve Ranking 2021, Banking/Finance and Capital Markets

"Die eher für ihren Venture-Capital-Schwerpunkt bekannte Praxis sorgte zuletzt mit großen (Re-) Finanzierungen für Aufsehen. Für AMS stand das Finanzierungsteam im Zuge der OSRAM-Übernahme an der Seite von Linklaters, um den enormen Finanzbedarf seiner Stammmandantin rechtlich zu sichern. Zudem mussten einige Finanzierungen neu strukturiert werden, etwa für Esim Chemicals oder Ares Management. In der kapitalmarktrechtlichen Beratung gewinnt indes Mag. Johannes Frank dank attraktiver Mandate deutlich an Präsenz. Unter anderem brachte ein von ihm geführtes Team die Salzburger Nahrungsergänzungsfirma Biogena an den Direct Market an die Wiener Börse. Zuvor hatte Biogena, ebenfalls unter seiner Ägide, vom Eigenkapital-Crowdinvesting für AGen Gebrauch gemacht, einer neuen Finanzierungsstruktur, auf die auch andere Start-up-Mandanten der Praxis nun setzen.

Auf Investorenseite verbuchten die Anwälte ebenfalls einen Erfolg: Die von ihnen begleitete Finanzierungsrunde des auf akademische Ausgründungen spezialisierten VC-Fonds IST Cube brachte unter anderem durch den Einstieg des Europäischen Investmentfonds 40 Millionen Euro zusammen."

Stärken: Start-up-Beratung von der Finanzierung bis hin zum Börsegang
Oft empfohlen: Dr. Philipp Kinsky
Team: 5 Eq.-Partner, 5 RA, 4 RAA
Schwerpunkte: Vorwiegend Akquisitionsfinanzierung sowie klassische Kredite, idR zusammen mit internat. Großkanzleien. Zunehmend ECM u. Fondsstrukturierungen im VC-Bereich, Begleitung von Börsegängen.

 

trend lawyer ranking 2021
Herbst Kinsky top ranked in 7 categories – 1st place among the start up experts

Christoph Herbst | 4th place Banking Law

Christoph Herbst | 5.th place Public Commercial Law

Philipp Kinsky | 4th place Capital Markt Law

Franz Marhold | 4th place Employment Law

Sonja Hebenstreit | 9th place Data Protection – new

Philipp Kinsky | 1st place Start Ups

Philipp Kinsky (Start up and Capital Market Law) with 58 votes among the Top Ranked Lawyers of 2020/21

Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – Herbst Kinsky ranked in 8 Practice Groups

Herbst Kinsky ranked in “Legal 500″ 2021

Administrative Law/Public Sector

Banking & Finance 

Capital Markets  

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Data Privacy/Data Protection

Dispute Resolution

Employment  

Intellectual Property 

Was unser Mandanten und Mitbewerber über uns sagen:

‘Very commercially thinking team members, who provided helpful and clear advice at a reasonable price. Very good advice and good response times.’

‘We often work with Herbst Kinsky. In particular, we have worked together on a major project in connection with the sale of trains. Herbst Kinsky has also assisted us in the passporting of several financial companies from Germany to Austria.’

‘The team has a pragmatic and high-quality approach and works excellently on an international level.’

‘The team works incredibly hard and is also incredibly efficient. I know that any matters that I entrust them with will be well looked after which makes my life a lot easier.’

‘I mostly work with Christoph Wildmoser and his team. He works to the highest standards, is pragmatic, fast, reliable and a really pleasant guy.’

Christoph Wildmoser was extremely responsive, understood the issues and provided helpful advice.’

Christoph Wildmoser provides accurate advice quickly and is extremely responsive.’

‘Legal knowledge and practical approach.’

‘Very good legal knowledge, availability, case management and communication.’

Philipp Kinsky is a go-to-guy for capital markets for young entrepreneurs and start-ups; he has established a decent track record for start-up capital market transactions.’

Philipp Kinsky is sharp-minded, commercial and committed and goes extra miles for clients.’

Philipp Kinsky is unique in terms of quality, commitment and personality.’

Christoph Herbst zum wiederholten Male als Leading Individual in der Kategorie Administrative Law/Public Sector ausgezeichnet.

Chambers and Partners Europe and Global 2021 –
Great confirmation for Herbst Kinsky – the team ist ranked in 5 Practice Areas and represented with 4 lawyers

Quotes of clients and competitors about Herbst Kinsky:

“Sources are impressed by the Banking & Finance practice, with one stating that “they always delivered right on time, are very pleasant colleagues, provided good cooperation and were very good value for money.”

Clients say: “Herbst Kinsky’s Corporate team has an excellent reputation in the startup scene. I was recommended to use them and the investor knew them already.”

Another client reports: “It is a very experienced team with good client handling and goal-oriented support. They are also strong in negotiations.”

Strengths Clients say: “Herbst Kinsky has an excellent reputation in the startup scene. I was recommended to use them and the investor knew them already.”

One client enthuses: “We had various cross-border matters which have been handled with a great deal of precision by the (Public Law) team. The firm is very versatile and can easily advise on international matters together with partner firms abroad due to their international network,” adding: “Also, many lawyers within the firm have an international background, which emphasises the ability of the firm to cater for Austrian clients that operate globally.”

Phillip Dubsky is particularly active in transactions involving the tech industry. Interviewees describe him as “strong in private equity and of course an experienced lawyer.”

“Highly respected in the market, noting his (Christoph Herbst) work as a constitutional judge, one interviewee states: “He is really one of the best public law lawyers I have seen in Austria. In terms of his skills and knowledge, he is the number one for me.”

Philipp Kinsky is an incredibly smart, hard-working and brilliant lawyer who speaks the language of his clients and fully supports them. He has a high level of economic understanding and is really one of the most trustworthy.”

Philipp Kinsky advises on M&A, corporate and private equity deals, most notably in the startup community. He is “very business-minded, client-focused and solution-oriented,”according to his clients”

Herbst Kinsky is currently ranked regarding the following practice groups:

Banking & Finance (firm)

Capital Markets (lawyer)

Corporate/M&A (firm & lawyers)

Employment (lawyer)

Public General (firm & lawyer)

JUVE Ranking 2020/2021
Corporate/M&A
Herbst Kinsky Ranking rose up once again (now tier 3/8)

JUVE Ranking Corporate/M&A 2020/2021

What the editors, clients and cometitors say about us:

"In der M&A- und gesellschaftsrechtlichen Beratung hat die Kanzlei mit ihrer über Jahre entwickelten, hoch renommierten Venture-Capital-praxis ein Alleinstellungsmerkmal."

"Die Ernte des beharrlichen Aufbaus konnte sie im vergangenen Jahr einfahren."

„Eindrucksvolles Beispiel ist die Beratung der Mandantin Themis Bioscience“

„Viel Anerkennung im Markt gab es auch für die Arbeit für den langjährigen Mandaten ams bei der Übernahmeschlacht um OSRAM“

„Abseits der Leuchtturmmandate steigert die Kanzlei die Anzahl an Transaktionen deutlich“

„Etliche, ansehnlich große Finanzierungsrunden“

„Oft empfohlen: Phillip Dubsky, Philipp Kinsky, Florian Steinhart (macht einen super Job, beeindruckend, immer gut, ihn als Gegenüber zu haben - Wettbewerber)“

 

JUVE Ranking 2020
Employment Law –
Prof. Franz Marhold among the 13 leading personalities in Employment Law in Austria

JUVE Ranking Employment Law 2020

“Hervorragender Ruf von Universitätsprofessor Franz Marhold”, “zu Rate ziehen, wenn es arbeitsrechtlich knifflig wird”, “namhafter, hervorragend vernetzter Partner”

Trend Ranking 2020 –
Herbst Kinsky in 6 categories among the top lawyers

Christoph Herbst 1st place “ALLROUNDER unter Österreichs Rechtsanwälten”

Franz Marhold 5th place “Spitzen auf dem Gebiet des ARBEITSRECHTS” (Employment law)

Christoph Herbst 7th place “versierten Experten im BANKENRECHT” (Banking)

Philipp Kinsky 5th place “heißesten Aktien im KAPITALMARKTRECHT” (Capital Markets)

Christoph Herbst 4th place “heimischen Elite im ÖFFENTLICHEN WIRTSCHAFTSRECHT” (Public commercial law)

Christoph Herbst 5th place “Die TOPPLATZIERTEN des Jahres 2019/20” (top ranking)

Juve Ranking 2020, Public Commercial Law

Christoph Herbst among the 17 “leading individuals in public commercial law”

Ranking: Herbst Kinsky tier 5 of 7

Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – Herbst Kinsky ranked in 7 practice groups – rises in 5 categories and immediate entry in the new launched ranking of data privacy/data protection

Herbst Kinsky’s Team ranked in the newest edition of “Legal 500″

Administrative Law/Public Sector

Banking & Finance 

Capital Markets  

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Data Privacy/Data Protection

Employment  

Intellectual Property 

What our clients and compeditiors say about us:

profound knowledge in public law”
Excellent law firm with excellent Partners
“The team consists of extraordinarily committed lawyers with great experience in public law and European law.”
Stephan Lenzhofer is extremely competent, he is also very diligent and he has a very friendly and accessible manner.”
Christoph Wildmoser and Christoph Herbst both are true representatives of the firm’s culture. They are tough in negotiations but clearly not risking a deal for non-material issues.”

“Team members are commended for ‘their creativity in problem-solving‘ and ‘strong knowledge of capital markets‘”
“Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH’s team is noted for its ‘focus on biotech‘ and advised longstanding client Marinomed Biotech on its successful IPO, the first of two on the Vienna Stock Exchange. ”
Philipp Kinsky (partner) supervises every detail of the transaction, and has very good communication skills internally and with “the other side”. Very pragmatic and solution-oriented while still keeping the client’s interests in sharp focus. Philipp Baubin (partner) is hard working, fast, diligent and responsive.”
“The individuals we were working with were ready to do pioneering work. Their creativity in problem-solving is what made the difference. Everybody was super friendly, capable and reliable.
Strong knowledge of capital markets and hard working team. Particularly diligent and fast turn-over of revised documents. Always on top of all tasks.”

Philipp Kinsky: very smart partner, acts in a flexible and knowledgeable way, knows the biotech industry and the start-up scene.”
“An amazing team that is available at all times, even when negotiations or signings take way past midnight. Always friendly and focused, it’s a great work ethic that promises quality work and an eye for detail.”
Philipp Kinsky – a partner that you can rely on all the time. Hands on approach with broad knowledge over any topic that mattered to us. Also a refreshing personality compared to other lawyers.”
“I value Philipp Kinsky’s exceptional skills in combining legal expertise with a startup mindset. Philipp Kinsky is the first lawyer I met who not only provided legal opinions but also helpful advise and also his personal opinion based on the yearlong experience with startups.”
Experience and profound know-how for biotechnology (Phillip Dubsky). Very solid support in corporate law questions. (Phillip Dubsky, Wolfgang Schwackhöfer, Alina Regal).”
“The team has a high reputation within the startup sector and international experience in designing funding rounds as well as negotiating terms with potential investors.”

“The ‘highly professional, responsive, friendly‘ team at Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwalte GmbH advises on GDPR implementation and compliance issues for clients in a variety of sectors, including education and technology. Practice head Sonja Hebenstreit, who is commended for being ‘a good lawyer with extensive experience‘”
Sonja Hebenstreit has an excellent knowledge of the legal requirements and always produces high quality work; she is a good and reliable choice with all necessary skills and we benefit from her pragmatic and solution-oriented approach. On top of that, she is a really pleasant person to work with and also my non-legal colleagues enjoy getting her advice.”
Sonja Hebenstreit is not only a good lawyer with extensive experience, but also an ideal consultant for companies, because she understands the problems of implementing legal requirements in companies.”
Very dedicated and friendly team; always looking for a feasible solution.”
Highly professional, responsive, friendly, easy to work with, focused on relevant aspects.”

“The (employment law) team is very friendly, cooperative and forthcoming. They support and represent us in legal matters with professionalism. On employment issues I am working with Christoph Ludvik. He provides our company with professional legal advice and supports me in my work. His knowledge is exceptional and he is a very pleasant person to work with. I know I can always count on him.”

“Herbst Kinsky’s passionate team is always up to date, manages even complicated and demanding issues smoothly and provides us with solutions perfectly matching our needs. Compared with other firms we appreciate their ability to explain difficult concepts in a clear way.”
“Very efficient, goal oriented and experienced team. Constructive and creative in difficult negotiation situations. High standards throughout all individuals I have worked with. Very efficient interaction with focus on the critical key points and no distraction with irrelevant points. Very quick turnaround when working on contracts. The team is always reachable and available!”
Sonja Hebenstreit is a true expert when it comes to IP legal matters. She has been in the business for more than 20 years and that really pays off. There is no matter that she hasn’t seen and this gives us the good feeling of getting the est advice at the best price.”

Dr. Christoph Herbst once again named Leading Individual in the Administrative Law/Public Sector category.

Juve Ranking 2020, Banking/Finance and Capital Markets

“Die Kanzlei, die vor allem für die Beratung von Venture-Capital-Fonds und zu alternativen Finanzierungen steht, sorgte zu Beginn des vergangenen Jahres mit dem Börsegang von Marinomed für Aufmerksamkeit. Mit der Übernahme von Osram, bei der Herbst Kinsky-Stammmandantin AMS (Dr. Phillip Dubsky) zu allen Equity-and-Debt Finance-Aspekten der Akquisitionsfinanzierung beriet, gibt das Jahr überaus erfolgreich weiter. Hier arbeitete die Kanzlei an der Seite von Linklaters, und auch durch andere grenzüberschreitende Mandate – wie beispielsweise die Finanzierungsberatung von PGGM Rail beim beabsichtigen Kauf der ELL-Gruppe von KKR – werden die Beziehungen zu international Kanzleien zusehends enger. Deren Verweisgeschäft, gepaart mit einer erhöhten Marktwahrnehmung, brachte eine Reihe neuer Mandanten mit sich – sowohl auf Banken- als auch Unternehmensseite. Im Finanzierungsbereich zog zuletzt die Beratung zu Eisenbahn- und Flugzeugfinanzierungen an. So beriet Dr. Christoph Wildmoser erstmals die KfW zur Finanzierung von 15 Lokomotiven und die Westbahn zum Tausch ihrer gesamten Triebzugflotte. Crowdplattformen, Fonds und Fintechs finden in Dr. Philipp Kinsky einen kompetenten Ansprechpartner insbesondere für ihre regulatorischen Fragen.

Stärken: Start-up-Beratung von der ersten Finanzierung bis hin zum Börsegang.
Oft empfohlen: Dr. Philipp Kinsky
Team: 6 Eq.-Partner, 3 RA, 5 RAA
Schwerpunkte: Vorwiegend Akquisitionsfinanzierung sowie klassische Kredite, i.d.R. zusammen mit internat. Großkanzleien. Zunehmend ECM u. Fondsstrukturierungen im VC-Bereich, Begleitung von Börsegängen.

Banking/Finance Ranking: Herbst Kinsky Tier 3 out of 8
Capital Markets Ranking: Herbst Kinsky Tier 4 out of 6 (among the 11 best law firms in Austria)

Chambers and Partners Europe 2020 –
Success for the practice group Corporate/M&A – the team has accomplished to rise again in the ranking (among the 10 best law firms)

Overall Herbst Kinsky is ranked in 7 categories"

Herbst Kinsky is currently ranked regarding the following practice groups:

Banking & Finance (firm)

Capital Markets (lawyer)

Corporate/M&A (firm & lawyer)

Employment (lawyer)

Public General (firm & lawyer) 

Strenghts: “One client admires the “flexible, straightforward and helpful” team. Another client hails the team’s “very fast and expert start-up service.”
Ranked lawyer: “Philipp Kinsky is “very flexible and responsive and a loyal partner,” reports one source. He offers advice on a range of matters, including cross-border sales, carve-outs and mergers.”
Work highlights: “Acted as local counsel on Sun Capital’s EUR 400 million acquisition of ESIM Chemicals.”
What the team is known for: “Noteworthy team in the local market, with experience in both domestic and cross-border mandates. Assists clients with joint ventures, carve-outs and restructuring matters, as well as handling market entry issues. Active in the biotechnology, insurance and media sectors and frequently acts on private equity transactions.” (Corporate/M&A)

Ranked lawyer: “Philipp Kinsky is a “very strong communicator liaising seamlessly with other lawyers to make legal communication as efficient as possible,” according to one client. He advises on IPOs, cryptocurrency matters and also assists with regulatory and compliance issues.” Latest IPO: Marinomed Biotech AG 2019 (Capital Markets)

Ranked lawyer: “Franz Marhold is active on a wide range of matters including workforce restructuring, pensions law and employment contracts. Sources endorse him as “a well-known expert,” who “has the required coolness to handle cases” and is “a pleasure to work with.” (Employment)

Strengths: “One client notes the high-quality advice offered by Herbst Kinsky, lauding its “excellent performance.” Another satisfied client notes the team’s clear replies to all their requests, adding: “Their response time was very good.”
Ranked lawyer: “Christoph Herbst is frequently seen advising on trade law issues and regulatory matters as well as tender procedures. His clients stem from the telecommunications, healthcare, finance and hospitality sectors.”
What the team is known for: “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. Regularly advises clients on cross-border mandates.” (Public Law)

Chambers and Partners Global 2020
Herbst Kinsky moved one band up (now band 3 out of 5) in the Corporate/M&A ranking

Corporate/M&A (firm & lawyer)

What the team is known for Noteworthy team in the local market, with experience in both domestic and cross-border mandates. Assists clients with joint ventures, carve-outs and restructuring matters, as well as handling market entry issues. Active in the biotechnology, insurance and media sectors and frequently acts on private equity transactions.”

Philipp Kinsky is “very flexible and responsive and a loyal partner,” reports one source. He offers advice on a range of matters including cross-border sales, carve-outs and mergers.”

 

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-solverWolfgang 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

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; excellent Philipp Kinsky

Phillip Dubsky among the 24 leading lawyers regarding corporate/M&A

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