The Legal 500, Edition 2021
Boutique firm Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte remains at the forefront of public procurement law and grew further in 2020 with the opening of two new branches in Eisenstadt and Feldkirch, and the appointment of four new partners: Andreas Gföhler, Hannes Pesendorfer, Christian Gruber and Michael Weiner. The team excels at covering the full range of public procurement, particularly on the side of contracting parties. Johannes Schramm, Matthias Öhler, Georg Zellhofer and Gregor Stickler are the other key names.
„The whole team is taking over ownership of their tasks but also demanding feedback from the client to the things done. We had three public tenders in parallel, and they the practice never lost track of a single task. Very impressive and very good price/quality ratio.“
„The whole team was fantastic.“
„Excellent, specially tailored procurement documents and suggestions; great care and effort taken to the specifics of the case.“
The Legal 500, Edition 2020
„Schramm Öhler impress with an excellent combination of legal expertise and market knowledge. Their expertise is distinctive within their field.“
Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte is a popular choice for contracting authorities, including federal provinces, municipalities, public corporations, the European Commission and the federal government. The department, which operates out of St. Pölten in addition to the firm’s headquarters in Vienna, has notable expertise representing clients in challenges brought by auditors and before the courts. Johannes Schramm is an expert in contract law as well as PPP; Matthias Öhler is a business law expert and also acts as a civil law mediator; Georg Zellhofer is a key name for IT procurement; and Gregor Stickler shines in matters with a construction or facility management aspect.
„They live up to their high quality standards every day, therefore they can guarantee a highly profound and very extensive counsel.“
„The entire team is extremely competent and has in-depth knowledge of the legal area.“
„Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte went above and beyond to provide us with the support and documents we needed to facilitate our procurement in an effective manner.“
„Schramm Öhler provide unique knowledge in Austrian and European public tendering law.“
„Gregor Stickler and his colleagues, especially Leo Haslhofer, form a great and reliable team. Not only are they aware of every procurement strategy and every detail of procurement law, but also their experience in general and in particular in the construction and in the facility management sector is outstanding.“
„Gregor Stickler is a brilliant lawyer, extremely smart and quick-witted.“
„Christian Gruber is a masterful procurement lawyer who shows precision and provides us with tailor-made solutions within tight deadlines.“
„Andreas Gföhler is deeply knowledgeable about public procurement law. We value his availability, immediacy and accuracy.“
„In IT-related procurements we mainly work with Georg Zellhofer who knows the industry and is absolutely top in responsiveness and quality.“
The Legal 500, Edition 2019
Having widened its regional reach by opening a second office in St. Pölten in May 2018, Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte continues to attract praise for its broad public procurement expertise, which is frequently drawn upon by contracting and public authorities. With particular know-how in the IT, healthcare and transport sectors, Georg Zellhofer is advising the University of Vienna on the procurement of a new HR-IT system, and, in other work, Gregor Stickler assisted Tiwag Tiroler Wasserkraft with the procurement of framework agreements for services for the implementation of approximately 250,000 electronic smart meters. In September 2018, Christian Eder joined from Graf & Pitkowitz and strengthened the team’s data protection offering. Johannes Schramm and Matthias Öhler are also noted.
The Legal 500, Edition 2018
The „highly professional and strategic“ team at Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte provides „tailor-made solutions within tight deadlines“ and mainly acts for contracting authorities and publicly owned companies with particular expertise in the IT, healthcare and transport sectors. The group advised the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Austrian state Lower Austria on procurement procedures pertaining to the establishment of nationwide emergency control and communication systems. Key individuals include Georg Zellhofer, who provides „top-notch advice“ and is praised for his „strong technical background“, the „outstanding“ Johannes Schramm, the „strategic, diligent and smart“ Gregor Stickler and the „extremely reliable“ Matthias Öhler.
The Legal 500, Edition 2017
Primarily acting for contracting authorities, „excellent, down-to-earth“ firm Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte assisted ÖBB-Personenverkehr with several rail transport services procurement procedures and acted for Vienna Hospital Association to procure mobile telecoms service provision. Gregor Stickler has „great market knowledge“ and is recommended along with the „experienced“ Matthias Öhler and Johannes Schramm.
The Legal 500, Edition 2016
Public procurement boutique Schramm Öhler Rechtsanwälte combines the „most convincing individuals, the highest knowledge and professionalism“. The team, which routinely works for public entities in complex public procurement matters, specialises in construction, healthcare and IT mandates. Clients include the Austrian Parliament, Austrian Development Agency and Wiener Linien. Georg Zellhofer and Matthias Öhler are „outstanding“, as is „acknowledged authority“ Johannes Schramm.