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About Dr. Dora Rendessy

Dora advises on a wide range of corporate matters, with a particular focus on corporate governance and ESG-transformation as well as succession planning and trusts/private foundations.

Her clients range from international corporates, financial institutions to family-owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Dora is a true content leader with an empathic and trust-based problem-solving approach, allowing her to provide professional advice beyond mere legal aspects of the matter.

Dora speaks German, English and Hungarian.  

Recent work

  • Advising international players on their sustainable transformation, in particular on climate change related matters and supply chain regulation. 
  • Advising Western Union on the sale of Western Union Business Solutions to Goldfinch Partners and The Baupost Group. 
  • Advising internationally operating family businesses, e.g. in the automotive and luxury goods sector, inter alia on the restructuring of their corporate governance.
  • Advising a multinational, family-owned business headquartered in Germany, with the reorganisation and subsequent divestment of parts of its business. 
  • Advising UniCredit on the reorganisation of its Central and Eastern European business by way of a demerger and cross-border merger.
  • Advising an international (re-)insurance group on the reorganisation and simplification of its structure in Austria. 
  • Advising Triton on its acquisition of the heat exchanger division of the GEA Group.
  • Advising an Austrian financial institution on the spin-off and sale of its banking business.



Board Member of Advisory Council of Research Project "Kontinuität und Bestandsicherung von Familienunternehmen" (Continuity of Family Owned


  • University of Vienna, Austria (law)
  • University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • University of Vienna, Austria (PhD)
  • Assistant professor at the University of Vienna, Austria


  • ESG and the business judgement rule – a narrowed passage to the safe harbour? Blog

  • GesRZ-Spezial Aktuelle Praxisthemen im Unternehmensrecht und im Schiedsverfahren - Festheft für Günther Horvath, October 2022 Per Whats-App Nachricht zum Vertragsabschluss?

  • Stiftungsnewsletter Zuercher Kantonalbank, April 2020 Anstiften zum Guten

  • ecolex 4, 2018 Feste Geschlechterquote im Aufsichtsrat - ein Abriss

  • Wirtschaft & Recht Journal, der Standard, October 2015 Zeit, das Testament zu prüfen

  • Wirtschaftsblatt, 29 December 2011 Managerhaftung in der Finanzkrise