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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

PARKRING 2, 1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Work +43 1 51 43 50
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Fax +43 1 514 35 35
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www.chsh.com

Dr Albert Birkner

Tel:
Work +43/1/514 35-431
Email:
Web:
www.chsh.com
CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

Work Department

Takeovers & Antitrust

Position

Managing Partner
Head of Department of Takeovers & Antitrust
Areas of practice: M&A, Takeovers, Restructuring, Corporate, Privatisations

Career

Admitted 2000, (Attorney at Law), Austria
Admitted 2000, (Attorney at Law), Czech Republic
Positions:

  • MAVOCO AG (Deputy Chair)
  • Amisola Immobilien AG (Deputy Chair)
  • Estrella Immobilieninvest AG (Deputy Chair)
  • Novoreal  Immobilieninvest AG (Deputy Chair)
  • red stars.com data AG (Member)
  • Worthington Cylinders (Member)
Managing Partner and Head of Department of Takeovers & Antitrust. Partner since 2004, with Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 1995.
Albert specializes in mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, as well as joint ventures with a special focus on Austria and (CEE/SEE). He has developed particular expertise in the fields of structuring and implementation of corporate transactions, takeover mechanics and the modelling of co-ownership structures. Albert has been and is a lead partner on many prominent matters for several years already and holds an extremely vast track record.
He is an author and regular contributor of numerous publications.
Recently advised RHI AG on the takeover of Magnesita by RHI, forming a new RHI Magnesita, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The deal was one of the most complex and renowned deals in Austria within the past years.

Languages

German, English.

Member

Vienna Bar; Czech Bar Association; International Bar Association

Education

University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1992, Dr. iur. 1995); University of Cambridge (LL.M. 1995).


Austria

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Albert Birkner - CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'responsive, professional and well-connected' team at CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has a strong profile for cross-border M&A, reorganisations and restructurings and has handled an increasing amount of corporate work for family offices. 'Quick, polite and creative' co-head Clemens Hasenauer advised General Electric on the sale of its distributed power business to Advent International, and assisted Fosun Industrial with the takeover of the textile group Wolford, and 'excellent negotiator' and 'very experienced, hardworking and extremely smart' co-head Albert Birkner, who 'always thinks two steps ahead, preventing potential problems', advised disposal and recycling company Saubermacher on setting up the joint venture Pink Robin with French company Veolia Environnement. Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein heads the Brazilian desk. Counsel Sarah Wared joined Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG as a partner in September 2018, while Lorenz Pracht was promoted to the partnership in January 2019.

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Private client

Within: Private client

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati’s activities in the private client field include wealth management, especially asset structuring in relation to succession planning, as well as corporate law. The firm also assists family-owned businesses, trusts and private foundations, for example as board members, with disputes and restructuring issues. Name partner Benedikt Spiegelfeld, Albert Birkner, Johannes Aehrenthal and Benjamin Twardosz manage the team together. The team is advising long-standing client Franz Pichler Privatstiftung and the family on corporate and investment matters.

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