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Europe Austria Banking & Finance: Regulatory

This section covers advice provided to borrowers, sponsors and lenders. Chambers UK considers a broad array of banking work for its purposes, with areas looked at including acquisition finance, syndicated lending, leveraged finance, Islamic finance and refinancing issues. Outside of London, we will also consider Real Estate Finance Work (London has a dedicated Real Estate Finance table). In London, firms are ranked in Lower Mid-Market, Mid-Market or Big-Ticket tables for their work for Borrowers and Lenders (A deal with a value of up to £99 million will be considered lower mid-market, a deal with a value between £100 - £499 million will be considered mid-market and any deal £500 million or above will be considered big-ticket). We also rank firms for their work representing sponsors, as well as recognising individuals separately for their Fund Finance and Islamic Finance expertise.

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Senior Statespeople
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    Ernst Brandl
    BRANDL TALOS Rechtsanwälte GmbH
    BRANDL TALOS Rechtsanwälte GmbH | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Senior Statespeople | 14 Years Ranked
    Ernst Brandl is widely appreciated for his breadth of expertise in banking and finance regulatory work. He regularly advises international banks and corporates on cooperation agreements, and is particularly visible in proceedings before the FMA.
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Band 1
  1. Andreas Zahradnik
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    Andreas Zahradnik
    DORDA
    DORDA | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    As one of Austria's top experts in banking and finance regulatory law, Andreas Zahradnik regularly acts for clients in disputes, cooperation agreements and insolvency-related mandates.
  2. Markus Heidinger
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    Markus Heidinger
    Wolf Theiss
    Wolf Theiss | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Markus Heidinger draws on extensive experience as a highly reputable adviser to both lenders and borrowers, covering the full spectrum of banking and finance law in Austria with a particular strength in regulatory issues. He has notable experience advising on the implementation of EU law in the financial services sector.
  3. Peter Feyl
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    Peter Feyl
    Schoenherr
    Schoenherr | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Reputable practitioner Peter Feyl is held in high esteem for advice on regulatory issues in the banking sector, covering anti-money laundering, compliance and investigations, as well as enforcement. Beyond that, he is noted for his role in a range of financing transactions including ESG-linked credit facilities and debt finance, with experience of both domestic and cross-border transactions.
  4. Peter Knobl
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    Peter Knobl
    CERHA HEMPEL
    CERHA HEMPEL | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Pre-eminent practitioner Peter Knobl remains a highly respected expert in banking and finance regulatory law, advising prestigious clients on compliance mandates, domestic supervisory law and administrative proceedings. Clients also benefit from his strength in financing transactions and insolvency.
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Band 2
  1. Bettina Hörtner
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    Bettina Hörtner
    Dr Bettina Hörtner, Attorney at Law
    Dr Bettina Hörtner, Attorney at Law | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Sole practitioner Bettina Hörtner is widely appreciated for her expertise in banking and finance regulatory law, with a particular focus on anti-money laundering and FMA investigations. Her clients, who include well-known financial institutions, additionally benefit from her strength in cross-border mandates.
    Key sectors
    Financial Services
  2. Christine Siegl
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    Christine Siegl
    Wolf Theiss
    Wolf Theiss | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Well-reputed practitioner Christine Siegl is sought after for her expertise in all regulatory matters pertaining to acquisitions, capital markets and ownership structures in the banking sector.
  3. Claus Schneider
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    Claus Schneider
    Wolf Theiss
    Wolf Theiss | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Claus Schneider regularly provides high-level regulatory advice to a range of domestic and international financial institutions, particularly on the enforceability of EU law. He is also a recognised capital markets expert.
  4. Stephan Heckenthaler
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    Stephan Heckenthaler
    BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH
    BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Stephan Heckenthaler rises in the rankings due to his high-level regulatory practice in the banking sector, often advising on innovative products in the fintech sector and online payments space. He also assists with product partnerships and banking licence procedures.
  5. Martin Oppitz
    a2o Kooperation selbständiger Rechtsanwälte | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Andrea Gritsch
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    Andrea Gritsch
    Wolf Theiss
    Wolf Theiss | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Andrea Gritsch is a noted expert in the field of fintech, often advising well-known tech and e-commerce companies on the implementation of new business models and payment services in Austria.
  2. Bernd Fletzberger
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    Bernd Fletzberger
    PFR Rechtsanwälte | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Bernd Fletzberger of PFR Rechtsanwälte is known in the market for his expertise in a broad range of banking and finance regulatory issues. He offers strength in fintech-related matters, including payment services. He also has good experience advising on mandates relating to fines from the FMA.
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    Georg H Diwok
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Georg Diwok is a respected banking and finance regulatory lawyer who also heads the firm's practice group. He is visible in various matters ranging from insurance regulation and ownership control matters to compliance and insolvency mandates.
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Up and Coming
  1. Matthias Pressler
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    Matthias Pressler
    Schoenherr
    Schoenherr | Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    2023 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Matthias Pressler's recognition in the market sees him added to the rankings. He has good experience in a range of regulatory matters including restructurings and enforcements, alongside a strong focus on regulatory questions around product launches.