Doralt Seist & Csoklich

Real Estate Department

Austria
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What the team is known for Esteemed team that garners widespread acclaim for its flourishing transactional practice. Excels in share and asset deals, and often advises on divestitures and acquisitions of real estate portfolios. Also handles lease agreements and real estate financing. Counts listed property companies and investment funds among its clients. Particular affinity for deals involving commercial, residential and retail properties and developments.

Strengths Commentators appreciate the team's commercial approach to deals. One interviewee says: "We value the advice we get, the economic and deal-oriented way of thinking and the fact that they are goal-oriented in negotiations."

Another interviewee highlights the team's broad base of knowledge in the real estate sector and beyond as a particular strength, saying: "They have a very deep knowledge of all relevant fields of expertise, and as a team, they cover all these fields at a very high level."

Work highlights Assisted Semper Constantia Immo Invest with the EUR33 million purchase of a shopping centre in eastern Austria, via an asset deal.

Notable practitioners

Nina Mitterdorfer joins the rankings this year in recognition of praise from market sources. One client highlights her responsiveness as a particular strength, saying: "She is always available for questions, whenever there are issues." She frequently advises on acquisitions and investments in the retail sector, primarily for financial investors.

Highly-regarded practitioner Wilfried Seist assists clients with high-value acquisitions and disposals of real estate, with particular knowledge of the retail sector. He also has notable expertise in the hotel sector, and advised Accor on the spinoff and divestiture of its Austrian hotel properties, as part of a global restructuring. "He has an enormously high level of expert knowledge," enthuses one client, adding: "He keeps calm, even in hectic times, and he can really think in the way his clients do."