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Baker McKenzie's Vienna Office further expands its Litigation practice by hiring Senior Associate Alexandra Schwarz. The renowned attorney comes from the law firm Kunz Schima Wallentin, where she had specialized in law of civil procedure since 2010. Her work at Baker McKenzie will be focused on large-scale and mass proceedings, a field where she has already earned a reputation when she represented a well-known Vienna private bank against hundreds of investors. Alexandra Schwarz studied law at Karl Franzens University in Graz and spent her term as a trainee lawyer (Konzipient) with the law firms Fellner Wratzfeld and bpv Hügel.

Almost at the same time of Alexandra Schwarz joining Baker McKenzie, Katharina Riedl was admitted to practice as an attorney. Ms. Riedl had joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee lawyer in 2014. She studied law at Johannes Kepler University in Linz and completed post-graduate studies at Duke University School of Law in Durham (USA). Before joining Baker McKenzie, she, inter alia, worked for the large law firms Eversheds Sutherland and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. Katharina Riedl specializes in Commercial Arbitration and represents both national and international clients, inter alia, in corporate law and post-merger disputes.

Only a few days ago, Legal 500 underscored the leading role of the local Dispute Resolution practice. Baker McKenzie's ranking among the top ten law firms for arbitration law worldwide in the Global Arbitration Review magazine is essentially based on contributions by Baker McKenzie's Austrian office, too. The Vienna-based Partner Filip Boras, for example, handles the Gavrilovic case, one of the largest investment arbitration proceedings conducted by Baker McKenzie globally. “With this double support, we will be able to further advance our strategic expansion in this area”, says Baker McKenzie Partner Alexander Petsche.


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