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Austria

13 Years Ranked

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Banking & Finance

Central & Eastern Europe

7 Years Ranked

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About

Provided by Florian Klimscha

Global

Practice Areas

Florian is a partner in and head of the Vienna global transactions practice. He specialises in banking and finance, with a focus on debt financing products (including acquisitions, real estate and projects) as well as special situations and restructurings/insolvency. Florian also has a select regulatory (banking/payments) practice and advises corporates and financial institutions in ESG related matters, transactions and governance issues.

Career

Florian joined Freshfields in 2004, and has been a partner since 2013. Previously, he worked for the Austrian Financial Market Authority.

Professional Memberships

TMA.

Publications

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 Austrian insolvency and restructuring law (Koller/Lovrek/Spitzer, Insolvency Code) (2023).

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 and Danube University Krems.

Personal

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.

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