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CMS Austria, founded in Vienna in 1970, looks back on 45 successful years. As our client, you benefit from our regional market expertise and industry knowledge regardless of whether you are looking to expand to CEE/SEE, Western Europe or even beyond, not only because we are among the largest law firms in Austria, but also because of our special hub position in Vienna and our collaboration with our locally rooted and internationally active CMS colleagues.

In Vienna, 75 lawyers are at your service to face the future together with you. Globalisation and ever-changing economic conditions continuously pose complex legal challenges to companies. Especially the jungle of regulations companies involved in cross-border business have to heed is rife with legal pitfalls. These are the exact legal challenges in which we specialise. Do not hesitate to contact us via our online contact form or by phone.

We see it as our job to guide you through diverse jurisdictions in a safe and business-oriented way. That’s why it almost goes without saying that we are always up to date regarding legislative changes in both the Austrian and international markets.

In our work, we focus on M&A, banking & finance, real estate, building law, labour law, tax law, energy law, IP and IT law, competition law and procurement law. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of your projects, for instance in transactions.

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Directions

The CMS office is located very centrally at Gauermanngasse 2 in the first district of Vienna.

From the Vienna International Airport

The airport is located only about 20 kilometres from the Vienna city centre.

  • A taxi ride will take about 30 minutes and, depending on the taxi company, cost between 30 and 40 euros.
  • By bus: all three of the Vienna Airport Lines connect to all underground lines in Vienna and the train stations “Wien Westbahnhof” and “Wien Meidling”. Buses operate daily around the clock and take you to the city centre (get off at “Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz”) in only 20 minutes. Take a taxi or the U4 underground line (green line) to reach the CMS office from there.
  • The City Airport Train CAT also takes you to the stop “Wien-Mitte” in only 20 minutes (11 euros for a one-way ticket). From there you can take a taxi or the U4 underground line (green line, get off at “Karlsplatz”) to reach the CMS office.

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Location

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
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