Provided by Florian Klimscha
Partner in the Vienna global transactions practice (finance), Florian specialises in banking law and regulation, debt financing transactions (including acquisition, real estate and project financings), corporate restructurings and NPL work.
Florian joined Freshfields in 2004, and has been a partner since 2013. Previously, he worked for the Austrian Financial Market Authority.
Co-author of Klimscha/Lehner, The EU-Taxonomy and its Significance for the Financing of a Sustainable Transformation of the European Economic System (Nachhaltigkeitsrecht, German language) (2021).
Contributed to a leading commentary on the Securities Supervision Act.
Co-author of Klimscha/Redmann, Loan Agreements (2018).
Lecturer at the Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration.
Florian completed his education at the University of Vienna (Dr iur), Vienna University of Economics and Business, and the London School of Economics (LL.M). He speaks German and English.
Florian Klimscha's practice covers the full gamut of banking and finance transactions, with experience handling development, acquisition and real estate finance, acting for a range of lenders and borrowers. He is also regularly involved in cross-border financings, as well as restructuring mandates. Clients appreciate his "strong negotiation and very good time-management skills, and high quality."
Florian Klimscha assists lenders with amendments to existing credit facilities, as well as acquisition financing and restructuring mandates, from his base in Vienna. One client describes him as "very competent and reliable in the work done," adding: "You can count on him to deliver."
Clients appreciate Florian Klimscha for his ability to "thoroughly explain the available options from a legal point of view." He advises debtors and creditors on a range of mandates including corporate reorganisations, distressed M&A and refinancings with further expertise in self-administration.