Europe Austria Banking & Finance
- Alexander Illigasch Barnert Egermann Illigasch
- Florian Kranebitter Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
- Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach
- Markus Heidinger Wolf Theiss
- Otto Wächter WAECHTER ANWAELTE
- Stefan Paulmayer CMS
- Thomas Zivny CERHA HEMPEL
- Christoph UrbanekSchindler Attorneys
- Erik HödlGreenlake Legal
1BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbHBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |With its excellent bench strength and in-depth expertise in all banking and finance related mandates, BINDER GRÖSSWANG remains a highly sought-after firm. The team frequently advises on real estate financings, syndicated revolving credit facilities and large refinancings. Additionally, the firm is visible in facility agreements and also assists with other loan structures. Its excellence in transactions is complemented by its prowess in handling regulatory issues such as anti-money laundering advice, banking-related M&A transactions and banking licence procedures. BINDER GRÖSSWANG's ability to handle not only complex domestic but also cross-border mandates makes it a prime choice for established banks and corporates. 1Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer remains one of the top players in Austria for banking and finance mandates. The team regularly acts for well-known lenders and borrowers on syndicated, real estate and acquisition financings, with further expertise in bridge loans and refinancings. Additionally, the firm also assists with amendments and extensions to new loans, including those under English law. Freshfields also stands out for its complementary capabilities in banking regulation and restructuring, advising on domestic and CEE-wide mandates. The team around Friedrich Jergitsch and Florian Klimscha also regularly collaborates with other departments and offices across Freshfields' network to offer comprehensive, cross-border services to clients across a range of industries. 1SchoenherrBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |The highly reputable law firm Schoenherr remains widely respected for its market-leading banking and finance expertise. The team frequently advises on COFAG-guaranteed and other state-guaranteed financings, ESG-linked revolving credit facility agreements and unsecured notes. Additionally, the firm assists with real estate, debt, project and acquisition finance. Its strong offering is complemented by Schoenherr's comprehensive coverage of all regulatory issues pertaining to the banking and finance industry. The firm is highly visible in the Austrian market, but equally handles cross-border mandates, especially those across the CEE region, often advising well known banks and corporates. 1Wolf TheissBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Prestigious law firm Wolf Theiss boasts an outstanding banking and finance practice which is regularly instructed on domestic and cross-border mandates, especially across the CEE region. The team is particularly active advising on project finance, with recent mandates in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors. Additionally, clients can benefit from the firm's expertise in acquisition and real estate finance, as well as asset finance and ESG-linked products. Furthermore, Wolf Theiss is respected for its capabilities in regulatory issues, ranging from anti-money laundering and ownership control proceedings to fintech and licensing mandates. Its clientele of large financial institutions and corporates further demonstrates the firm's strong market coverage.
2CMSBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |CMS is a distinguished player in banking and finance in both Austria and across the CEE region and is particularly sought after for its cross-border capabilities. The team is regularly mandated for its expertise in project, corporate, real estate and acquisition finance. The firm possesses further expertise in refinancing transactions and regulatory advice, including anti-money laundering, while also showing valuable experience in facility agreements. The Vienna-based team caters to a diverse portfolio of clients, with a particularly strong following of domestic and international financial institutions. 2DORDABanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |DORDA is a well-respected law firm with expertise across the full range of banking and finance law, often acting for domestic and international lenders. The team regularly assists with bridge loans and acquisition finance, as well as real estate transactions, with further expertise in direct lending mandates. Additionally, DORDA covers LBO financing and large syndicated financing and refinancing projects. Its capabilities in restructuring also make it a choice for clients seeking insolvency-related advice. The team also offers complementary dispute resolution services to its banking clients. 2E+H Rechtsanwälte GmbHBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |E+H Rechtsanwälte houses a dynamic banking and finance practice, advising financial institutions and corporates on domestic as well as international transactions. The team's expertise covers acquisition, real estate and corporate finance, as well as promissory loans. Additionally, the firm assists with aid loan developments, KfW loans and refinancing, while its clientele also benefits from the firm's strength in restructuring. E+H Rechtsanwälte's strength in regulatory mandates pertaining to M&A transactions and internal restructuring further contributes to the firm's excellent standing in the market.
3CERHA HEMPELBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |The Vienna-based banking and finance team at CERHA HEMPEL offers accomplished services to lenders and borrowers across Austria and the CEE region. The firm is particularly active in acquisition, real estate and corporate finance, with additional expertise in project finance. Furthermore, CERHA HEMPEL is noted for its strong regulatory capabilities, frequently assisting with compliance, cryptocurrency and AIFMD mandates. Additional experience in refinancing projects further augments the firm's solid service offering. 3DLA Piper Weiss-TessbachBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Well-known international law firm DLA Piper has a broad banking and finance service offering and an impressive international network across the CEE region. The Vienna-based group regularly assists with acquisition, project and real estate financing, as well as complex litigation in the financial sector. DLA also offers experience providing regulatory advice. The team services a diverse client base, ranging from retail banks and insurance companies to corporates in the real estate, telecoms and energy sectors. 3Fellner Wratzfeld & PartnersBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners houses a solid banking and finance practice group, best known for its expertise in financing disputes and large restructurings. The team around Markus Fellner also assists with a plethora of real estate, acquisition and project finance transactions, often acting for domestic and international financial institutions. Additionally, the firm offers expertise in regulatory issues.
- PHH Rechtsanwält:innen GmbHBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3
4Baker McKenzieBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |International law firm Baker McKenzie is a recognised player in the Austrian banking and finance market. The team regularly advises on a broad spectrum of work including real estate, joint venture and corporate financing, as well as insolvency-related matters. Furthermore, the firm offers expertise in debt restructuring, debt-to-equity swaps and multi-jurisdictional debt purchasing programmes. Its prowess in handling regulatory mandates includes insurance regulatory law, bond repurchases and internal reporting mechanisms. Clients, comprising a range of banks, corporates and public authorities, also benefit from Baker McKenzie's sprawling international office network. 4BRANDL TALOS Rechtsanwälte GmbHBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |BRANDL TALOS is respected for its expertise in banking and finance regulatory mandates and banking litigation. The team assists with a plethora of issues ranging from FMA investigations and compliance proceedings to licensing of blockchain products and market entry requirements for foreign investors. Furthermore, the firm handles cases regarding financial crime allegations and the financing of large cooperation projects. With its cross-border capabilities, BRANDL TALOS is equally well placed to advise large international banks, as well as regulatory authorities. 4DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich RechtsanwälteBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwälte enters the rankings thanks to its strong work for a variety of major Austrian banks. The firm is active on real estate development project financings as well as regulatory topics around loan agreements, compliance and transaction structuring. The team has experience on mandates related to crypto products, and is well versed in cross-border mandates. 4Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbHBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |The Vienna-based law firm Herbst Kinsky is known for its role in banking and finance mandates across Austria and beyond. The practice offers experience in numerous transaction types including acquisition, corporate and real estate, as well as asset finance and refinancings. Furthermore, the team assists with market entries and loan sales, as well as startup finance. Clients also benefit from its solid cross-border experience, particularly in Germany. 4Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)Banking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Linz-based law firm Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners houses a solid team with expertise in all banking and financing mandates. The firm is particularly visible in real estate, acquisition and project financing, and also assists with mezzanine loans, acting for both borrowers and lenders. Additionally, the team possesses expertise in regulatory issues pertaining to investments and inter-company business transfers. While particularly active in the Austrian market, Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners also advises on cross-border mandates. The firm's client roster comprises a range of financial institutions, corporations and public authorities.
- Greenlake LegalBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4