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Oliver Sturm is one of the leading public procurement lawyers in Austria with comprehensive knowledge and longstanding experience.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2021
Oliver Sturm is particularly knowledgeable of the technical aspects of infrastructure and PPP projects.
THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021
Oliver Sturm is widely regarded as a top expert in the Austrian procurement world with a focus on construction and large-scale infrastructure procurements.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2022
You get precisely reasoned reports and clear advice on what works and what doesn't.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2021
Leading name in public procurement: Oliver Sturm
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Handles ... projects quickly, straightforward and legally correctly.
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about Oliver Sturm

Oliver Sturm is a partner at DSC. He is one of Austria’s leading experts on public procurement and PPP projects. In addition, he advises and represents Austrian and foreign companies in the areas of construction contract and public procurement law as well as public commercial law. Another focus of his practice is legal representation in construction contract disputes, in particular in litigation in connection with claims for additional costs, warranty claims or claims for damages.

Oliver Sturm completed his doctoral studies in law at the University of Vienna. He was an assistant at the Institute for Civil Law at the University of Vienna and worked in the legal department of a construction corporation. He then worked as an associate and attorney specializing in construction law, construction contract law and public procurement law in a large Austrian commercial law firm before becoming head of the legal department of ASFINAG.

He is the author of numerous professional publications.

Experience

since 2006
Partner at DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich

since 2003
Attorney at DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich

1998-2003
Head of the legal department of ASFINAG

1995-1998
Associate/Attorney 

1995
PhD in law (Dr. iur. | University of Vienna)

1992-1994
Legal department at Hofman & Maculan Bau AG

1990-1992
University assistant at the Institute for Civil Law at the University of Vienna

1990
Master’s degree in law (Mag. iur. | University of Vienna)

Publications

2015
Widerruf des Vergabeverfahrens, in Heid/Preslmayr, Handbuch Vergaberecht, 4. Auflage (Verlag LexisNexis 2015), 601-629
2004
Ausschreibungswiderruf und Schadenersatz nach dem Bundesvergabegesetz, RPA 2004, 6-13
2003
Die europäische Rechtsprechung zum Vergaberecht (Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 2003) 600 Seiten zzgl Register (gemeinsam mit Christian Fink)
2002
Die funktionale Ausschreibung nach dem BVergG2002, ZVB 2002, 336-343
2001
Zur echten Chance auf Zuschlagserteilung bei von vorneherein rechtswidrigen Ausschreibungen gemäß § 113 Abs. 3 letzter Satz BVergG, ZVB 2001, 87
2000
Anweisungsfehler und Bestellermitverschulden im Werkvertragsrecht, wbl 2000, 299
1996
Ausgewählte Rechtsfragen aus der Bauwirtschaft, SV 1996, 17-23 (gemeinsam mit Georg Karasek)