Labour and social law

We support employers and employees in all matters of labour and social law.

We assist large and small firms in implementing their strategic human resource planning.

Owners and senior managers can rely on our expertise, our extensive professional experience and our tried and tested methods of preparing management contracts.

The same goes for employee stock options and termination agreements. We represent our clients as required in labour and social courts and in out-of-court settlements. Personal service and outstanding commitment are highly important to us.

Our approach is to make our clients feel well looked after when it comes to labour and social law issues, and this is how we want to be judged. Thanks to the structure of our team, we can support our clients in all matters relating to working life and human resource management. We show our attentiveness and our attention to detail with our comprehensive expertise and our high level of specialist know-how in all areas.


Our services include:


  • Assistance with supervisory board contracts, management contracts and other employment agreements
  • Advice on employee stock options and bonus schemes
  • Advice on restructuring and outsourcing, privatisation, transfer of undertakings and sale of businesses
  • Due diligence in labour relations
  • Advice on the drafting of collective bargaining agreements and company agreements
  • Rights of appeal
  • Downsizing of staff, redundancy, dismissal
  •  Safety & health at work, working time regulations
  • Data protection
  • Legal proceedings in labour and social courts
  • Arbitration and mediation in labour relations
  • Social compensation plans
  • Urgent action, e.g. reduced working hours


Contact person

Dr. Gottfried Berdnik
Managing partner
Office Graz
Tel.: +43-50-8060-231
Fax: +43-50-8060-201
Dr. Joachim Zierler
Managing partner
Office Graz
Tel.: +43-50-8060-271
Fax: +43-50-8060-201
Mag. Michael Wohlgemuth, LL.M.
Office Klagenfurt
Tel.: +43-50-8060-622
Fax: +43-50-8060-601
Dr. Verena Ruß
Office Graz
Tel.: +43-50-8060-233
Fax: +43-50-8060-201
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gert-Peter Reissner
Of Counsel
Office Graz
Tel.: +43-50-8060-200
Fax: +43-50-8060-201
Mag. Jan Sokol
Office Graz
Tel.: +43-50-8060-248
Fax: +43-50-8060-201