Legal 500 - Employment (Tier 3)

Julian Feichtinger heads the ‘pragmatic’ team at CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, which has substantial experience of negotiating collective bargaining agreements for clients such as Asfinag and Unibail-Rodamco Austria Management. Other areas of expertise include contentious, restructuring and contractual work.

Chambers & Partners (Band 3)

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice advising on all aspects of individual and collective labour law matters. Noted for its experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, in particular in the context of corporate restructurings. Also strong in litigation and M&A-related employment mandates. Maintains an enviable client roster of domestic and international companies. Expertise also encompasses outsourcing, data protection and compliance issues, in addition to pension and salary schemes, social plans and working hours arrangements.

Strengths "It is a real pleasure to work with them," states one client. "They have done a very good job and they are reliable." 

Clients value the team's "business-driven" approach, saying: "They don't tell you why something is impossible, but how to make it possible."

Work highlights Acted for Flughafen Wien on a variety of employment cases including collective bargaining negotiations, structuring of outsourcing and litigation regarding unfair dismissal charges.

Assisted with the formulation of a new bilingual standard employment contract, alongside compliance advice and representation in a contentious employee action.

Significant clients ASFINAG, Philip Morris, SPAR, Primark, Global Blue.

Notable practitioners  

Julian Feichtinger is a trusted employment adviser, valued by clients for his redoubtable litigation skills. He is also highly capable of handling restructuring and transactional employment queries. He recently acted as counsel to Unibail-Rodamco Austria Management on its restructuring, which covered working hours, compliance and termination issues as well as collective bargaining agreements. Clients describe him as "a good listener" who "has a helicopter view" and "always follows client expectations."


  • The Legal 500 2017: Europe, Middle East & Africa 
  • IFLR 1000  2018 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 
  • Chambers & Partners 2017, Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business