Albert Birkner

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Practice Areas

M&A, Takeovers, Restructuring, Corporate, Privatisations


Managing Partner and Head of Department of Takeovers & Antitrust. Partner since 2004, with Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 1995. Albert specializes in mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, as well as joint ventures with a special focus on Austria and (CEE/SEE). He has developed particular expertise in the fields of structuring and implementation of corporate transactions, takeover mechanics and the modelling of co-ownership structures.

Albert has been and is a lead partner on many prominent matters for several years already and holds an extremely vast track record. He is an author and regular contributor of numerous publications.

Recently advised RHI AG on the takeover of Magnesita by RHI, forming a new RHI Magnesita, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The deal was one of the most complex and renowned deals in Austria within the past years.

Professional Memberships

Vienna Bar, Czech Bar, IBA


Handbook Takeover Law in Austria (LexisNexis 2012); Do's and Dont's in Hostile Takeovers, Handbook Mergers & Acquisitions, (Linde 2007, 483); A new takeover code in Austria (European Company Law, August 2007); Defence Mechanics in Hostile Takeovers (ecolex 2000, 84)


University of Vienna (Dr iur 1995), University of Cambridge (LLM 1995).


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Corporate M&A 2019 Law and Practice in Austria

Dr. Clemens Hasenauer, Dr. Albert Birkner

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