Thomas Trettnak

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Practice Areas

M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Corporate, Insolvency and Restructuring


Partner at Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 2010, with the firm since 2004. Thomas is Head of CEE Insolvency & Restructuring Practice, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations with a special focus on insolvency & restructuring as well as venture capital and private equity mandates. He is particularly renowned for cross-border transactions, often for Anglo-Saxon clients in view of his admission to the New York Bar.

He has worked in-house in M&A for a listed construction company.

Professional Memberships

Vienna Bar, New York Bar, American Bar, Young Entrepreneurs Vienna


Author of numerous articles on corporate, M&A, insolvency and finance law.


University of Graz (Mag. iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2003); Kellogg School of Management, Master's Degree in Business Administration (2001); Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M. 2001); Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid (1998-1999)

Guest lecturer in Mergers & Acquisitions at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)