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Practice Areas

Banking and Capital Markets, Banking Regulatory, (AML and other) Compliance, Investment Funds, Payment Services and MiFID II, Investment Services, Insurance Regulatory and IDD


Peter is partner at Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 2005, with the firm since 1998, and leads our banking & insurance supervision and regulatory practice. His areas of focus include banking and capital markets, banking regulatory including (AML) compliance, restructuring of banks, investment funds, payment services, investment services (MiFID II), insurance regulatory. He advises Austrian licenced banks (SIs and LSIs), investment firms, insurances and fund management companies on compliance and regulatory law queries and was involved in the establishment of the first bad bank in Austria.

Professional Memberships

Vienna Bar, European Community Studies Association Austria (ECSA), Austrian Association of Attorneys


Commentary to Arts 12, 13 and 15 MAR (Market Manipulation)-2019; The Rules of Conduct under the Austrian Securities Supervision Act implementing MiFID II, OeBA 2018, 410 ff and 460 ff; Legal commentary to Sections 60-63 Austrian Banking Act, 2017; European Banking Law in Griller, Banks in the Single European Market (1992)


Education: Erste Bank der Sparkassen AG (Bank Merchant’s Exam 1992), University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1987)

Awards: Leopold Kunschak- Forderungspreis 1994, Walther Kastner Prize 1992 and 1997