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Daniela Karollus-Bruner


CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Languages German, English, Italian, French


Daniela Karollus-Bruner is a partner at CMS, where she leads the Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Insurance Law team. She is also a member of the Corporate and Commercial Law teams.

During and after her law studies in Vienna and Paris, Daniela Karollus-Bruner worked for several years as an assistant at the University of Vienna (including in the Institute of Civil Law). Daniela Karollus-Bruner has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer in Vienna and Linz.


Daniela Karollus-Bruner has many years of experience in conducting complex litigation and arbitration proceedings for companies in a wide range of industries, in particular energy, media, banking, financial services and insurance. She represents Austrian and international clients in court and arbitration proceedings, in particular in tort, contract, product liability, corporate and competition law.


She is also a sought-after speaker at seminars and the author or co-author of numerous specialist publications.

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The “tough” Daniela Karollus-Bruner is renowned for her litigation work. Clients note: “She is very smart and quick to get to the point. She is an excellent lawyer with a practical approach to dispute resolution.”

Chambers Europe, 2015

Daniela Karollus-Bruner has been busy of late with banking, capital markets and investment disputes. Her quick thinking and determined approach have won the admiration of market commentators.

Chambers Europe, 2014

The talented Daniela Karollus-Bruner has a broad disputes practice and handles commercial litigation, insurance disputes and product liability matters for clients.

Who‘s Who Legal, 2015


Studied law in Vienna and Paris

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Published in CEE Legal Matters I July 2020
Re­build­ing and re­shap­ing in the af­ter­math of COV­ID-19
As Europe be­gins a tent­at­ive re-open­ing in the af­ter­math of COV­ID-19 CEE Leg­al Mat­ters in­ter­viewed two of CMS’ law­yers – one of them was Vi­enna-based Part­ner Daniela Ka­rol­lus-Bru­ner.
29 November 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to in­ter­im meas­ures
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23 March 2020
Pro­ced­ur­al and sub­stant­ive in­ter­rup­tion and sus­pen­sion of time lim­its
On Monday, 16th March 2020, the Fed­er­al Act on pro­vi­sion­al meas­ures to pre­vent the dis­sem­in­a­tion of COV­ID-19 (COV­ID-19-Meas­ures Act) came in­to ef­fect in Aus­tria. The Fed­er­al Min­istry of Justice sub­sequently...
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IP and IT li­cences in the crisis
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Read here everything you need to know about the ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the func­tion­ing of court sys­tems in dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions.
In­ter­rup­tion and sus­pen­sion of pro­ced­ur­al and sub­stant­ive time lim­its
The Fed­er­al Act on Meas­ures to Pre­vent the Dis­sem­in­a­tion of COV­ID-19 (COV­ID-19 Meas­ures Act) is in force. Read everything worth know­ing here!
March 2019
In­sur­ance In­sights
With “In­sur­ance In­sights” – series of short, in­form­at­ive videos – you can dis­cov­er what’s hot and what’s not from our ex­pert law­yers around the globe.
31 January 2018
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