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Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice with notable strength in matters across the CEE region. Regularly represents Austrian and German banks as well as international financial entities and companies in acquisition finance and refinancing transactions. Also assists with restructuring and insolvency issues. Handles structured finance matters and regulatory aspects of deals. Further strength handling matters concerning cryptocurrencies.

Strengths

Clients highlight the practice's impressive capital markets knowledge, noting: "The team is extremely competent and supportive in day-to-day work and general advice and they have good economic understanding."

Sources also say: "The team is calm and level-headed, and they always understand where the other party is coming from."

Work highlights

Advised the International Capital Markets Association and the International Securities Lending Association on the Austrian aspects of their update of legal industry opinions concerning the Global Master Repurchase Agreement and the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement.

Notable practitioners

Florian Klimscha is noted for his prolific work on global financial transactions, ranging from acquisition to real estate, project finance and restructuring transactions. Clients value his balanced approach, stating: "He is level-headed, calm and thoughtful, and really looks at the situation and evaluates before speaking."

Friedrich Jergitsch has a pre-eminent reputation for his work on regulatory matters for financial services firms. He is also noted for his advice on insolvency mandates and high-value, cross-border deals. Clients praise him as being "one of the best regulatory experts."

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Banking & Finance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Seilergasse 16

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

1010

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Austria

Banking & Finance


Florian Klimscha
Band 2
Friedrich Jergitsch
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Regulatory


Friedrich Jergitsch
Band 1