Meet our people
Christoph Mager – Partner (Head of Corporate, M&A, Austria)
"The scope of my responsibilities is very exciting and diverse. I'm working with interesting people every day, who – as entrepreneurs – appreciate my legal expertise. For these people it is even more important to get strategic advice from their lawyer."
Franz Althuber – Partner (Head of Tax, Austria)
"I would advise prospective lawyers to undertake internships in a jurisprudential context quite early during their studies. This has the advantage of being able to present an attractive resume to future employers and it also means you can find out rather quickly which practice areas are of particular interest and which are not."
Verena Schimka-Gohn – Associate
"We offer candidates intensive and comprehensive training. Our clients expect the highest quality work so we support associates in their development and chosen area of specialization."
Daniel Varro – Associate
"Tax law was love at second sight. I originally wanted to study economics and law and then work in the investment banking division. My passion for tax law did not develop during my studies but whilst working at the Institute of Tax Law at the University of Vienna. Discussions with professors and colleagues, and working on tax comments and contributions, have shaped me both professionally and personally."
Verena Kisslinger – PR & Events Coordinator
"Working at DLA Piper involves team work with people who want to make a difference. When I started three years ago I was training alongside my job to become an academically trained public relations consultant. Not only was this accepted by my superiors – the support I received meant I could develop within the firm from my original position as an assistant to become the Events & PR Coordinator."
Martina Gerstbauer – Finance Manager
"Having worked for international businesses before, it was extremely important to me to work for a firm that has a strong international focus. I wanted to work in an environment in which I have to keep in mind local regulations and requirements but also to the differences found in the international market."
Anne Griebler – Human Resources Manager
"Those who want to work in an international environment and therefore a global team, who enjoy going the 'extra mile' to get the best results for clients, and who put emphasis on sound education and training, should apply to DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach."