Legal 500 - Employment (Tier 3)

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati’s ‘highly professional, helpful and competent’ team provides ‘speedy answers’ and is adept at handling individual and collective labour law matters alongside corporate-related mandates and litigation. ‘Calm’ team head Julian Feichtinger continues to advise Vienna International Airport on various employment law matters, and assisted SPAR with employment contracts for national and international executive staff. Susanne Molitoris was appointed senior counsel in October 2017.

Chambers & Partners (Band 3)

What the team is known for Knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law, with particular expertise in collective bargaining agreements. Attracts clients from a variety of sectors, including travel, transportation, retail, technology and financial services. Works closely with its strong M&A department on the employment aspects of transactions. Expertise extends to data protection and compliance issues, as well as pension and salary schemes, social plans and working hours arrangements.

Strengths One client cites "availability and responsiveness" as two of the team's strengths, while another highlights its "pragmatic approach."

Another client has a "very good impression" of the team and believes that it "achieves something for us as a company," adding t6hat "we received huge support from them."

Work highlights Advised U City on the employment aspects of its cross-border acquisition of a portfolio of hotels in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania.

Represented Honeywell in negotiations for collective bargaining agreements and shop agreements.

Notable practitioners

Julian Feichtinger is best known for his work in employment litigation, restructuring and contracts. One source describes him as "very knowledgeable and extremely nice to work with." Clients are also quick to praise his dedication, describing him as "somebody who wants to understand your situation and the context," and observing that "you just have this feeling that he cares about what he delivers."


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