Parkring 2
Vienna, 1010

+43 1 514 35 0

+43 1 514 35 35

Key contacts:

Head of Department Corporate & Commercial: Johannes Aehrenthal
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Head of Department Banking & Corporate Finance: Thomas Zivny
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Head of Department Takeovers & Antitrust: Albert Birkner
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Head of Department Corporate Transactions: Clemens Hasenauer
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Head of Department Contentious Business: Irene Welser
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Head of Department Real Estate & Contstruction: Peter Vcelouch
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 200 (110 in the Vienna office)
Network memberships: 1 (Lex Mundi)
Languages: Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog

CERHA HEMPEL is one of Austria’s leading corporate law firms, with an integrated Central and Eastern European practice. With a team of over 200 lawyers, CERHA HEMPEL offers clients expertise and experience in all areas of corporate and commercial law in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. Comprehensive specialist knowledge and hard work, but also an understanding of the client’s business environment are pre-conditions for CERHA HEMPEL. The organisational structure links up core teams with specialists, allowing to deliver top-notch advice and first-class service to clients. CERHA HEMPEL can look back on a successful track record. Over the past 20 years CERHA HEMPEL has played a leading role in virtually all significant transactions in Austria. This distinguishes CERHA HEMPEL as one of the leading law firms in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, privatisations, financings, real estate, litigation & arbitration. The expertise – combined with years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe and the Lex Mundi network – ensures that clients receive high-quality, intellectually rigorous advice, across disciplines and across borders.

Today, CERHA HEMPEL has offices in Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Prague, Sofia and Vienna. In addition, CERHA HEMPEL has close relations with leading law firms in jurisdictions where they do not have their own offices. The CERHA HEMPEL offices in Central and Eastern Europe primarily specialise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, and real estate and project development. All of CERHA HEMPEL’s Central and Eastern European offices have continuous access to the resources and skills of the entire CERHA HEMPEL network.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Trade finance

Mergers & Acquisitions
Albert Birkner

Clemens Hasenauer

Banking & Capital Markets
Thomas Zivny

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  • Insurance
  • Mining
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25, Peter Parchevich str.
BG-1000 Sofia
T: +359 2 401 09 99
F: +359 2 401 09 90

Czech Republic
Týn 639/1
110 00 Praha 1 – Staré Město
Czech Republic
T: +420  221 111 711
F: +420 221 111 725

Fő utca 14-18
H-1011 Budapest
T: +36 1 457 80 40
F: +36 1 457 8041

Academiei Str. 35-37, Entrance C, 1st District
RO-10013 Bucharest
Tel: +40 371 517 187

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Zochova 6-8
SK-811 03 Bratislava
T: +421 2 2064 8580
F: +421 2 5441 0186