A settlement made of straw is better than a lawsuit made of gold.

Polish proverb

scope of service

Litigation and Arbitration

If mediation and arbitration has failed, or if one party is unwilling to agree to mediate or arbitrate, litigation may be the only solution to the conflict. Business disputes arise from time to time. Resolving them is our business. BLS is one of the leading dispute resolution firms with a strong tradition of excellence in litigation. Our lawyers are committed to providing clients with creative and result-oriented litigation. We conduct a large variety of legal proceedings for our clients, and represent them before all Austrian courts including the Supreme Court. In case of questions regarding a lawsuit or summons to pay, we are pleased to be at your disposal. We can draw upon high experience both procedurally and tactically, thus, guaranteeing our clients a high standard of quality in litigation. To a high degree, success depends on the preparation and the winding-up of the procedural matter accompanying the proceedings, and it depends on the documentation and evidence on hand. Thus, to us, litigation does not only mean the competent and committed representation of interests during the proceedings before court. In fact, it includes a variety of preparation and ancillary services, which we bestow great care on.

Examples of our legal activities


  • Legal representation in connection with procurement processes on part of the Austrian Armed Forces (keywords: Eurofighter, EADS).

  • Vehicle recalls in Germany and recourse proceedings in Austria.

  • Recall of almost 500.000 power supply units in Europe and Asia.

  • Recalls of holding devices for diesel generator sets on 4 continents and subsequent winding-up of the caused damage and recourse proceedings against suppliers in Germany.

  • Processing of serious technical damage events in the field of the Austrian heavy industry, recourse proceedings, inter alia, in Germany.

  • Assessment of the facts of the case involving authorized experts, preparation of the litigation proceedings and assertion of recourse claims (material damage and business interruption loss) against a damaging third party following the explosion of a turbine.

  • Evaluating the legal situation of an Austrian bank on behalf of the reinsurer in connection with legal proceedings involving investors after the sale of participations in ship ownership.

  • Representation of a major bank and its institutional client in recovering the loss due to a wrong execution of an order against another major Austrian bank.

  • We are the permanent lawyer of an Austrian creditors protection association and successfully cooperate with their customers in representing them before the courts.

  • Among our clients are several leading industrial producers, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, technology companies, the leading provider of integrated safety, quality and resource management, and many others.

  • We were and are still intensively involved in Austria's best known cases like the Kaprun case, the Bawag case and the Constantia Bank/Immofinanz case.

  • We also represent a company in connection with extensive works concerning Vienna airport's project "Skylink".

  • Further, we are the permanent lawyer of a number of insurers concerning major claim cases. For example, we currently represent liability insurers concerning explosions in the Netherlands in two different cases. We are also permanently mandated with insurance coverage cases.

  • Among our legal services in the past year, for example, is also an immediate recall in 13 different countries and the subsequent winding-up of the caused damage for a renowned food maker.

  • Currently, we also represent a leading Austrian construction company in connection with default problems, defence to actions for breach of warranty of quality or title, issue of taking possession, etc..

  • We legally support a German engine builder and plant manufacturer in connection with the fending-off of damage claims due to an explosion in a paper mill.

  • Moreover, in the last year our law firm was involved in the process of a recall of motor vehicles in the USA, and we led recourse proceedings over electronic components in Beijing.

  • Our law firm was also involved with injector damages of locomotives in the USA, India and South America.

  • Furthermore, our clients relied on our years of experience within the framework of the exchange of the complete installations in an Regional Hospital.

  • In addition, as monitoring counsel we are at disposal before Austrian courts with numerous D&O disputes.

Recommendations

Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Austria (Corporate Intl Magazine 2016 Global Award)

Recognised for his strong insurance litigation practice, Philipp Scheuba of BLS Rechtsanwälte (Boller Langhammer Schubert Gmbh) also assists with real estate, product liability and IP disputes. (Chambers Europe 2016)

Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Austria (Global Law Experts 2016 Annual Awards)

Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year - Austria (Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2015)

"BLS Rechtsanwälte [...] is very active in litigation. The firm has notable expertise in the insurance sector." Legal 500 (2014)

BLS Rechtsanwälte (Attorneys at Law) Boller Langhammer Schubert KG handles a high volume of litigation, and recently represented an Austrian construction company in disputes arising from the construction of a retirement home. Team head Wolfgang Schubert has 'a very broad scope of knowledge'. Legal 500 (2012)

Practice head Thomas Boller 'impressed us by building up an in-depth knowledge of our industry', says a client in the field of Corporate Law. Legal 500 (2012)