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Global Guide 2022
Austria Capital Markets
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Band 1

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Wolf Theiss

Our capital markets practice is one of the leading in Austria and the CEE/SEE. We support issuers in each stage of the transaction and help them to achieve a successful offering and/or listing.

Our Role

We help companies raise capital through IPOs, secondary offerings, and convertible and straight debt offerings. We advise on all aspects of issuing debt, equity and hybrid securities. Our work typically includes stand-alone corporate bonds and sovereign issues, exchangeables, MTNs and debt issuance programs, convertibles, hybrid and Tier 1, securities, structured products and equity.

Our Regulatory Expertise

We advise on Basel IIICRR V/CRR 2, BRRD II/SRMR 2, MiFID II/MiFIR, MAD II/ MAR, the new EU prospectus regime, AIFM/UCITS, derivative structuring and trading (EMIR, SFT), Solvency II, and capital market issues resulting from Brexit.

Our Cases

Our cases are often innovative, new and as such ground-braking. With the development of digital currency market, we have worked to establish our presence as a recognized expert in Austria. We have advised Bitpanda on the first ICO in Austria. We also advised Erste bank on the first European bond issue based on blockchain technology, paying special attention to ensure legal certainty and carefully map the blockchain-based processes that were used for the first time in Europe for such kind of transaction.

Chambers Review

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Capital Markets - Austria
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Wolf Theiss showcases an outstanding capital markets team particularly known for its prowess in advising domestic as well as global banks as issuers and bookrunners. The practice is acclaimed for its proficiency in large-scale bond transactions, including green bonds, hybrid bonds, Tier 1 notes and Pfandbriefe. Its expertise additionally covers ECM deals, such as capital increases, as well as fund formation matters. Wolf Theiss offers the benefits of a strong CEE-wide network, frequently assisting with cross-border mandates in the region.

Notable Practitioners

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Claus Schneider
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Claus Schneider
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Band 1

Claus Schneider is highly regarded for advising Austrian and international banks on high-value transactions, including the issuance of bonds, notes and Pfandbriefe. Clients emphasise Claus Schneider's seniority and high status in the market: "Some refer to him as the guru of capital markets law because he is very experienced and sees a lot in terms of developments. When there is something difficult that needs coordinating he can easily communicate with the regulator."

Alexander Haas
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Alexander Haas
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Band 2

Alexander Haas is particularly active advising banks as issuers or bookrunners on DCM transactions, including the issuance and listing of bonds and notes as well as AT1 capital. One client appreciates his straightforward, collaborative working style, noting: "He is very hands-on: one of his strengths is to deal with difficult situations by gathering all the parties involved and organising the communication."

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Claus Schneider
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Claus Schneider
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Band 1
Alexander Haas
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Alexander Haas
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Band 2

Members

Provided by Wolf Theiss

Andrea Gritsch

Matthias Schimka

Nikolaus Paul

Richard Wolf

Clients

Provided by Wolf Theiss

Advent International

Anadi Austria Bank

Apollo Global Management

BNP Paribas

Bank of America Merrill Lynch International

BlackRock

Borealis

Citi

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EIB - European Investment Bank

Erste Group Bank

Goldman Sachs

IFC – International Finance Corporation

ING Bank

JP Morgan

Kommunalkredit Austria

Meta

Mizuho Bank

Morgan Stanley

Oberbank

PORR Beteiligungen und Management

Raiffeisen Bank International

Société Générale

UniCredit Bank Austria

VIG - Vienna Insurance Group

Industries

Provided by Wolf Theiss

Banks

Construction

Energy

Financial Services

Funds

Information & Communications Technologies, Software

Infrastructure

Insurance

Private Clients

Private Equity

Professional Services

Public Sector

Real Estate