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Christoph Wolf


CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH –
Sprechstelle Linz
Stelzhamerstraße 2
4020 Linz
Languages English, German

Christoph Wolf is a lawyer for employment law. He is a partner at CMS and heads the employment law team together with Bernhard Hainz. 

For more than 20 years, Wolf has advised companies in judicial and extrajudicial labour law matters, including the implementation of restructuring measures, the negotiation of works agreements and social plans, and the settlement of disputes with works councils and employees. He also focuses on assisting former state-owned enterprises and handling various labour law issues in the area of compliance projects. He also advises clients on working time law and legal issues related to the international secondment of employees, as well as on all compliance-related labour law issues. 

Wolf teaches labour and social law as an honorary professor at the law faculty of the University of Vienna. 

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"Christoph Wolf provides support in complex employment law issues with excellent expertise. He has a lot of experience in representing clients in court."

Chambers Europe, 2024

"He has high levels of professional knowledge and offers excellent cooperation that is also good at an interpersonal level."

Chambers Europe, 2023

"Christoph Wolf: high level of expertise, very solution oriented, explains complex cases very well also to non-legal audiences."

The Legal 500, 2023

Christoph Wolf, excellent expertise, communication and problem solving skills.

Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

Memberships & Roles

  • President of the Hans Schmitz Society
  • Austrian Bar Association
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Awards & Rankings

  • Hall of fame, Legal 500 EMEA, 2024
  • Tier 1 ranking for the employment law practice group, practice heads: Bernhard Hainz; Christoph Wolf, Legal 500 EMEA, 2022. 
  • Having been recommended by Chambers as a leading expert in the field of employment law for a number of years, he rose to Band 1 in 2017, becoming the second employment law partner in Vienna to top this ranking. 
  • The German business newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Christoph Wolf among the best lawyers in labour law and in the legal field of conflict resolution. Wolf was also awarded the title of Lawyer of the Year for labour law (Best Lawyers Ranking 2020). 
  • Christoph Wolf was nominated as Acritas Star in 2021. 
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  • 1999 - Dr. iur., Law, University of Vienna 
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