Practice Expertise

  • Real Estate & Construction

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate & Construction

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Antitrust Group - Member
  • Real Estate Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member


Stefan Artner has been a partner at DORDA since 2000 and heads the firm's real estate law team. He is also a member of DORDA's Construction Group and Legal Tech Group. Stefan specialises in real estate M&A, residential and contract law, tenancy and condominium law, property development (BTVG contracts) and hotel projects. In 2016 he received the real estate award Cäsar® for best real estate advisory services in Austria.

Stefan is the initiator, founder and board member of the Legal Tech Hub Vienna.

In addition, Stefan is the editor and author of several expert publications on real estate law and corporate law. He also regularly lectures at the University of Vienna and the Danube University Krems and holds specialist seminars on real estate law and due diligence.

- University of Vienna, Mag iur (1993)
- Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Mag rer soc oec in Economics (1996)
- Studies of International Property Valuation (European Business School, near Wiesbaden in 2007)

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate & Construction

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
- Advised Warburg-HIH Invest on the acquisition of office properties at the Vienna Central Railway Station (2019)
- Advised Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the acquisition of EURO PLAZA 6 in Vienna (2019)
- Advised Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH (ARE) on the acquisition of the Denk Drei office properties from IC Development (2018)

Professional Associations
  • International Bar Association
  • aija
  • RICS

- He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), IBA and of the gruppe1031 (Economic Club of the Austrian Industrial Association)
- Initiator, founder and board member of the Legal Tech Hub Vienna
- "Very clever and to the point, he delivers timely advice and has a good feeling for the commercial background of transactions." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
- "He enjoys our unrestricted trust. He has a lot of experience, excellent expertise, and is highly competent in negotiations with the other side." (Chambers Europe, 2018) "
- "Stefan Artner is noted for his strong technical knowledge, commercial awareness and effectiveness. He is a pre-eminent name in real estate transactions (Chambers Europe 2017)
- In 2016 the Austrian real estate associations (RICS, ImmoEBS, FIABCI) honored Stefan Artner with the most prestigious Austrian real estate award, the Cäsar® 2016 for best real estate advisory services in Austria -

Seminars/ Presentation
Regularly lectures at the University of Vienna and the Donau-Universität Krems and holds specialist seminars, in particular on real estate law and due diligence

Professional Activities and Experience
- Associate at various business law firms
- International trainee at Shearman & Sterling / NY


Additional Articles- Praxishandbuch Immobilienrecht (2nd edition, Linde 2017)
- Real Estate Financing and Loan Collateral (Fritz Knapp, 2016)

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