Jakob Widner


Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte
Stadiongasse 2
1010 Vienna

Tel: +43 (1) 40117-0

Email: widner@gpp.at
Web: www.gpp.at

Jakob Widner heads the firm´s labor and employment law practice and has many years of experience in advising on the employment aspects of restructurings, corporate transactions, business and company sales and acquisitions, employee benefit arrangements and executive service contracts, including social plans and pension and stock option plans. He is also counseling on all issues concerning collective bargaining and labor relations and is representing clients before court in all employment-related matters.

Jakob Widner also practices in the area of life sciences and advises on the structuring of distribution channels, restrictions on advertising and competition and regulatory issues.

Employment Law Practice:

The group advises – inter alia – businesses on labor law matters in connection with corporate restructurings and mergers & acquisitions; negotiates individual and collective labor law related agreements (including works agreements and social plans) and represents individuals and businesses before labor courts.

The practice group handles all administrative matters for expatriates (including residence and work permit applications) and advises on data protection issues.

Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte:

Graf & Pitkowitz is an internationally focused Austrian law firm. The firm was founded in Vienna in 1994 and expanded to Graz in 2002. Our team consists of about 30 highly motivated specialists with outstanding national and international credentials; with a number of our attorneys being admitted in other jurisdictions. Most of our lawyers have benefited from experience gained working at foreign law firms or international companies.

We are a full service business law firm and advise our clients in all aspects of Austrian and European business law. We negotiate and structure business transactions and successfully represent clients before Austrian and international institutions. We have a particularly strong focus on international arbitration.

We meet complex challenges with clear answers. In our daily work we live by the motto: a simple answer often is the best solution. In close communication with our clients we create individualized business oriented solutions.


“Jakob Widner “has great analytical skills and legal knowledge, and always gives down-to-earth, comprehensible advice with practical solutions,” declares one client. His employment law offering covers pension schemes, discrimination litigation, transactional advice, management changes and new contractual frameworks. He boasts a wide base of clients in the media, publishing and cultural spheres, as well as in oil and gas, logistics and heavy industry.”
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