Recommendations

During the course of a long relationship the ability to be discrete and build a high level of trust are essential factors for us. Thus we only quote those independents whose main function is that of assessing people within the judicial branch:

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2018

The current Chambers and Partners guide of 2018 states:
What the team is known for
Specialised boutique employment firm assisting international companies with establishing business in Austria, as well as Austrian companies branching out into international markets. Advises clients on a range of employment issues, such as drafting contracts and restructurings. Offers strength in employment litigation and the employment aspects of social security regulations and company law. Also known for its expertise in pension-related issues.

Strengths
The team is praised for its "great support, expertise in negotiating documents and deep knowledge," which helps to ensure good results for its clients.

Notable practitioners
Praised by clients as an "outstanding lawyer", Roland Gerlach is also renowned in the wider market for being an "impressive negotiator." He is particularly well reputed for acting for employees and trade unions, with sources reporting that he is "always very good when it comes to big and complicated cases against major companies." A client singles Gerlach out as a "specialist in pension schemes." He also advises on management contracts.

2017

The current Chambers and Partners guide of 2017 states:
The "extremely brilliant" Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is a market-leading presence in labour law, spanning both employer and employee representation. He is frequently seen acting on behalf of high-ranking employees in the negotiation of termination agreements, including related court proceedings. "He has a clear understanding of the business scenario, and he asks the right questions," one source asserts, adding: "He was very clear regarding what was feasible and what wasn't, with very fast communication and responses to questions." He recently assisted an international chemical company with its restructuring and downsizing measures.

2016

Roland Gerlach is ranked among the top lawyers in the 2016 editorial of Chambers and Partners:
»Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is acclaimed by peers as "a heavyweight in the field," and is regularly seen acting on high-profile cases. He represents both employers and employees and is also seen advising works councils.«

2015

Roland Gerlach is announced for 2015 in Chambers and Partners:
»The "outstanding" Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is an incredibly prominent figure in the Austrian employment market, with a tremendous reputation for representing employees in high-profile disputes.«

2014

»Market commentators call Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte "a brilliant lawyer who is outstanding to negotiate with." He attracts particular praise for his representation of employees in court cases.«

2012

»Roland Gerlach set up Gerlach Rechtsanwälte after Griesser Gerlach Gahleitner closed its doors at the end of 2010. He generally acts on the employee side, and is a standout figure on the market, in demand for the most complex of employment cases.«

2010

»Roland Gerlach gained prestige for settling the six-year lawsuit against Austria’s biggest bank regarding compensation for cuts made to its pension fund. He is praised for his direct approach, and is considered ‘truly excellent – one of the best employment lawyers in Austria.’«

2009

»A long-standing authority on employment law, Roland Gerlach is a towering figure in the market. (…) He earns plaudits for his deep understanding of labour law and his solutions-focused approach.«

2008

»Roland Gerlach is considered an expert in pensions and is praised for his ´sound economic approach and understanding of how the structures of multinationals and big corporations work.´ Peers appreciate his ´amenable, non-confrontational style,´ and recognise his ability to communicate an understanding of the big picture.«

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2018

Roland Gerlach has successfully established himself as a leading individual in the austrian field of labour law just as in the previous years.
Our law office has positioned itself once more amongst the top law firms.

Legal 500 has stated the following about us:

"Gerlach Rechtsanwälte ‘runs like a clockwork’ and ‘provides quick and accurate advice’ to employees and employers on employment contracts and pension schemes, while also assisting clients with works council negotiations and litigation. The highly regarded Roland Gerlach assisted an international chemicals company with compensation plans pertaining to its restructuring, among other matters. Other key individuals include associate and ‘rising star’ Markus Löscher."

2017

The law office Gerlach Rechtsanwälte has been recommended again as a top-tier firm in the practice area of employment.
Roland Gerlach is listed as a leading individual.

2015

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte has been recommended again as a TOP-TIER FIRM in the practice area of employment in 2015.

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is also listed in elite "Leading lawyers" list. The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide and The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 editorial.
Roland Gerlach has been confirmed as a leading individual in employment law.

2014

»Boutique firm Gerlach Rechtsanwälte specialises in Austrian and European employment law, and is ‘outstanding when it comes to court proceedings’. The renowned Roland Gerlach provides ‘excellent advice’, particularly in connection with employee representation.«

2010

»The reputations of Sieglinde Gahleitner, Roland Gerlach and Georg Griesser keep work coming through the door.«

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2017

Roland Gerlach has been selected by our independent research with clients and peers for recognition in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment – a guide to the world’s leading labour, employment and pensions & benefits lawyers.

2015

Who's Who Legal introduced their brand new Austria special report, a detailed guide to the country’s legal market.
Gerlach Rechtsanwälte achieved a placement among the top players in the field of labour law.

GERLACH RECHTSANWÄLTE has been selected by research of Who's Who Legal with clients and peers as being among the world's leading management labour and employment lawyers.

Dr. Roland Gerlach and Mag. Branco Jungwirth are listed again in WWL's 2015 edition for Labour and Employment.

2014

»Since 1996 Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, this site features over 16,000 of the World's leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions. They pride themselves on the integrity and authority of their findings.«

Dr. Roland Gerlach and Mag. Branco Jungwirth are listed in WWL's 2014 edition for Labour and Employment.

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2018

Chambers praises L&E Global’s European Members in 2018

The 2018 edition of Chambers Europe was recently published, and I am proud to report that our members had another solid showing for labour and employment law, both nationally and across borders,” said Jeroen Douwes, Executive Director of L&E Global.

According to Chambers Europe 2018:
Gerlach Rechtsanwälte |
L&E Global Austria

The team is praised for its “great support, expertise in negotiating documents and deep knowledge,” which helps to ensure good results for its clients.

2016

Chambers Europe 2016 praises the experience and depth of L&E Global’s European law firms

L&E Global’s member firms strive to provide consistently high-quality employment law services to their clients and the Chambers Europe 2016 rankings reflect the success of those efforts.” – Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director and Member of the Board of L&E Global.

According to Chambers Europe 2016:
Gerlach Rechtsanwälte | L&E Global Austria

Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is acclaimed by peers as “a heavyweight in the field,” and is regularly seen acting on high-profile cases. He represents both employers and employees and is also seen advising works councils.

2015

Chambers Europe Praises L&E Global’s European Members
28 Apr 2015

Chambers Europe 2015 commends L&E Global’s European law firms:
The Chambers Europe 2015 rankings emphasize the commitment from L&E Global’s Members and Affiliated Members to provide the highest quality employment law advice, now and in the future.” – Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director of L&E Global

According to Chambers Europe 2015:
Gerlach Rechtsanwälte | L&E Global Austria

The “outstanding” Roland Gerlach of Gerlach Rechtsanwälte is an incredibly prominent figure in the Austrian employment market, with a tremendous reputation for representing employees in high-profile disputes.

2014

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte’s field of competence incorporates all aspects of Austrian and European employment law as well as related matters involving both company and insolvency law. The firm leads clients through the various aspects involved in drawing up contracts and in conflict management (both in and out of court). Throughout the decision making process we provide guidance in order to ensure our clients the most innovative restructuring and decision making strategies.

Basic knowledge of German and English employment law is standard amongst the associates, thus allowing the firm to work on a wide-ranging field of international matters.

2012

Described by Chambers & Partners as a “fixture at the top of the Austrian legal market,” Gerlach Rechtsanwälte’s competence incorporates all aspects of employment law.

Partner Roland Gerlach has successfully built a portfolio of corporate clients and advises them on long-term strategy, as well as day-to-day employment matters, and represents them in court, when necessary. He is widely admired by competitors as one of the leaders in the field and is further described in Chambers & Partners as, “...always having his clients' interests at heart and to cut sensible deals."

Each of L&E Global’s fourteen member firms concentrates its practice on employment law, employee benefits, labor relations, workplace privacy, and immigration, and each firm is recognized by clients and legal organizations as a leader in these fields.

Lawyers Ranking 2018

Roland Gerlach with GERLACH Rechtanwälte remains one of the leading attorneys of Austria and is established firmly once more among the top 5 lawyers in the field of labour law.
TREND
Lawyers Ranking 2018 (Issue 17/2018)

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Lawyers Ranking 2017

Dr. Roland Gerlach finds himself once again as an integral part of the annual lawyers ranking, finishing in the top 5 of the most popular labour law experts.
TREND
Lawyers Ranking 2017 (Issue 17/2017)

Lawyers Ranking 2017 (JPG)

Lawyers Ranking 2016

In this year's annual ranking Gerlach Rechtsanwälte can be found again among the leading specialists in terms of labour law.
TREND Lawyers Ranking 2016 (Issue 17/2016)

Lawyers Ranking 2016 (PNG)

2016

In 2016 the established FORMAT ranking was transferred to the TREND magazine

Lawyers Ranking 2015

Dr. Roland Gerlach is placed once again among the top lawyers in the field of labor law in Austria, in the current annual ranking of the FORMAT magazine this year.
FORMAT Lawyers Ranking 2015 (Issue 16/2015)

Lawyers Ranking 2015 (PNG)

Lawyers Ranking 2014

In times when restructuring is booming and competition growing, Dr. Roland Gerlach can establish himself under the top 5 lawyers of labour law in the 2014 ranking of the FORMAT magazine.
FORMAT
Lawyers Ranking 2014 (Issue 16/2014)

Lawyers Ranking 2014 (PNG)

Lawyers Ranking 2013

Dr. Roland Gerlach finds himself once again as an integral part of the attorneys ranking of the FORMAT magazine, finishing in the top 10 of the most popular labour law experts.
FORMAT
Lawyers Ranking 2013 (Issue 16/2013)

Lawyers Ranking 2013 (PNG)

Lawyers Ranking 2012

Dr. Roland Gerlach is regularly listed in the Top 10 in the field of employment law.
FORMAT Lawyers Ranking 2012 (Issue 16/2012)

Lawyers Ranking 2012 (PNG)

Lawyers Ranking 2011

FORMAT Lawyers Ranking 2011 (Issue 14/2011)

Lawyers Ranking 2011 (PNG)

Lawyers Ranking 2010

FORMAT Lawyers Ranking 2010 (Issue 14/2010)

Lawyers Ranking 2010 (PNG)

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2016

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte could place itself again among the top players in terms of labour law this year.

JUVE publishing company, issue July/August 2016

2015

In the current JUVE ranking the law office Gerlach Rechtsanwälte can be found in the top section in terms of labour law.

JUVE publishing company, issue July/August 2015

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2016

BEST LAWYERS AUSTRIA 2016
For the first time the newspaper Wiener Zeitung issued a ranking of Austrias lawyers.
The us-american publisher Best Lawyers conducted a survey and in an extensive peer to peer procedure they compiled a list of Austrias most renowned advocates in their respective specialist disciplines.

We are pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Roland Gerlach and the Gerlach law office, on the subject of Labour Law, in this ranking.
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