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Stephan Nitzl

Stephan Nitzl is a very pragmatic advisor.
Client, Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Stephan Nitzl has longstanding experience in all aspects of Austrian employment law.

He regularly advises clients on employment contracts, termination issues, negotiation of agreements with work councils, including agreements on social plans, as well as on all aspects of collective employment law and social law in Austria.

He has in-depth understanding of transactional employment law and advises clients in the course of transfers of undertakings and company sales.

Stephan heads the Employment practice in Austria.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt registered with Rechtsanwaltskammer Wien


Stephan's experience includes advising on the liability of general managers and board members and representations in labour court proceedings.
  • German
  • English
  • University of Graz, Mag. iur., 2003


"Stephan Nitzl has years of experience in employment issues and is always able to contribute his valuable ideas when cases go difficult." Legal 500 EMEA 2020


In questions concerning employment law or the liability of general managers and members of the board, Stephan is regularly quoted in various publications.

Prior Experience

Before cooperation with DLA Piper, Stephan was a special advisor for EU and International Matters at the Ministry of Transport, Innovation & Technology. Following his graduation in 2003, he also worked as a University Assistant at the Institute for Austrian and European Public Law of the University of Graz.