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Lukas Peissl


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

Lukas J. Peissl is an attorney-at-law specialising in Corporate Litigation, Construction Litigation and Private Clients. He mainly advises on out-of-court dispute resolution and represents companies and private individuals judicial and arbitral representation (ICC, VIAC, UNCITRAL, Swiss Rules, ad hoc) in the areas of corporate, construction and inheritance law.

Peissl also advises companies and management and supervisory board members on corporate law issues and HNI in connection with inheritance law and corporate succession issues.
Peissl joined CMS in January 2018 and became an attorney-at-law in March 2020. He previously worked as a project assistant at the Institute for Civil and Corporate Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and at two leading international law firms, advising and representing state-affiliated and large private companies in connection with proceedings before state courts and arbitration tribunals. In addition to representing clients before (arbitration) courts, he also advises on corporate and real estate law issues, in particular post-M&A disputes. 
Peissl is the author of numerous publications in civil, corporate and construction law.

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Relevant experience

  • Judicial enforcement of claims based on a balance sheet guarantee in post-M&A disputes.
  • Representing a company in court on claims for performance and damages in the hundreds of millions following an unsubscribed capital increase.
  • Advice and representation in court proceedings and ad hoc arbitration proceedings on challenges to shareholders’ resolutions.
  • Advice and representation in connection with claims for damages between shareholders due to breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Extrajudicial and judicial advice to a construction consortium in infrastructure construction projects in connection with additional cost claims in the tens of millions.
  • Judicial enforcement of claims due to a breach of the prohibition of return of contributions.
  • Extrajudicial and judicial representation in connection with the defence against claims for compulsory portions in the double-digit millions.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)
  • Austrian Society for Building Law and Construction (ÖGEBAU)
  • Vienna Bar Association
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  • Peissl/Weselik, Warnpflicht des Werkunternehmers und Mitwirkungspflicht des Werkbestellers, bau aktuell 2020, 27.
  • Comment on OGH 6 Ob 20/19p (On laesio enormis in option contracts), ecolex 2019, 885.
  • Anderl/Müller/Peissl, Der widersprüchliche Werkvertrag - Grenzen des Irrtumsrechts und alternative Lösungswege, in Berlakovits/Hussian/Kletečka (eds), Festschrift für Georg Karasek (Manz 2018), 25.
  • Comment on BGH II ZR 307/16 (Interpretation of the partnership agreement of a public limited company), GesRZ 2019, 30.
  • Reich-Rohrwig/Peissl, Pflichtteilsrecht und Privatstiftung, in LGT (ed.), Die Österreichische Privatstiftung (2018), 16.
  • Reich-Rohrwig/Peissl, Privatstiftung - Alles eitel Wonne?, Kathrein StiftungsLetter 21/2018, 24.
  • Hoch/Peissl, comment on OGH 7 Ob 67/17d (Sicherstellung bei Werkverträgen), EvBl 3/2018, 127.
  • Hoch/Peissl, comment on OGH 7 Ob 115/16m (total nullity of the contract), EvBl 23-24/2016, 1089.
  • Nimmerfall/Peissl, The Business Judgment Rule and its Impact on Austrian Law, Časopis pro právní vědu a praxis 4/2015, 352.
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Lectures list

  • Grundlagen Rechtswissenschaftliches Arbeiten, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, summer semester 2015.
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  • 2015 - LL.M., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
  • 2013 - LL.B., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
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