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13
September 2017

CHSH partner Hon.-Prof. Dr. Irene Welser appointed to the supervisory board of Bundesbeschaffung GmbH

The Republic of Austria (Federal Ministry of Finance) has appointed CHSH partner Hon.-Prof. Dr. Irene Welser (53) as a member of the supervisory board of Bundesbeschaffung GmbH – the Federal Procurement Agency – for the duration of the current term in office ending in 2020.

The Bundesbeschaffung GmbH, which provides procurement services to public sector bodies, is wholly owned by the Republic of Austria and the percentage of women appointed to its supervisory board is now 50%.

In her capacity as attorney, Irene Welser not only regularly provides advice on issues relating to supervisory boards, she has also published widely on the subject and as honorary professor at the University of Vienna she also regularly lectures on the liability of management and control bodies.

"I'm extremely pleased to bring my profound experience of construction and public procurement law to my new position on the supervisory board", said Irene Welser, who heads the Department of Contentious Business at Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati and was recently appointed Global Chair for Dispute Resolution by LEX MUNDI, the world's leading association of independent law firms.