The highest level
of expertise

Our lawyers advise clients on all aspects of commercial law. Thanks to decades of experience and expertise, at CERHA HEMPEL we know and understand the ins and outs of every area of law. At the national and international level, we continuously demonstrate our business know-how. Apart from guaranteeing unparalleled quality, trust, and professionalism in all areas of commercial law, CERHA HEMPEL also guarantees its clients the highest level of service combined with the latest legal knowledge.


Our healthcare law practice group advises public institutions, healthcare providers and companies in the life sciences sector on all aspects of healthcare law. We have a long-standing track record with respect to the establishment of clinics and other medical institutions and provide hospital operators with ongoing advice on regulatory issues. We also work a lot at the interface of corporate and healthcare law (acquisition of clinics, group structures for healthcare providers, etc) and have extensive experience with hospital financing issues.

Another focus of our practice is advice relating to products in the life sciences sector (drugs, devices, tissue products, food, tobacco, etc). We regularly work for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and act on a regular basis as Austrian counsel for various renowned life sciences firms across Europe. We also have longstanding experience in the food area (food information, novel foods, supplements, health claims, etc) and regularly represent our clients before regulatory authorities and courts.

Our well-established team of healthcare and public procurement law experts also advises regarding the participation in healthcare related procurement tenders.

  • establishment of clinics
  • acquisition of medical institutions
  • hospital financing
  • corporate law for healthcare providers
  • life science law (drugs, devices, tissue products, etc)
  • food law
  • healthcare and public procurement law
  • regulatory advice

Our experts

Dr. Thomas Zivny, LL.M.
+43 1 514 35 131
Dr. Hans Kristoferitsch, LL.M.
+43 1 514 35 291
Dr. Michaela Siegwart
+43 1 514 35 481
Dr. Armin Schwabl, LL.M.
+43 1 514 35 304
Mag. Katharina Wilding, BA
Senior Associate
+43 1 514 35 0