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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

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

Dr Thomas Zivny

Tel:
Work +43/1/514 35-131
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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

Work Department

Banking and Corporate Finance

Position

Partner
Areas of practice: Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, Health Care

Career

Admitted 2004, (Attorney at Law), Austria
Admitted 2002, (Attorney at Law), New York

Thomas joined Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati in 2004 and is a partner since 2008. He is primarily active in the field of capital markets, project
finance, healthcare and corporate law.

Languages

German, English, Russian.

Member

Vienna Bar Association

Education

University of Vienna (Mag.iur. 1997, Dr.iur. 2001); University of Sheffield, England (1997); Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1999)


Austria

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Praised for its 'outstanding expertise', CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati acts for lenders and borrowers on various finance transactions and has a strong profile for banking regulatory and compliance work. As an expert for regulatory and compliance issues, the 'outstanding' Peter Knobl frequently advises clients, including Spar-Finanz Bank and Commerzbank, on MiFID II matters, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and banking secrecy issues. In the financing space, Volker Glas is advising Sberbank Europe on various LMA financings, including a guarantee facility agreement for Euro-Asfalt and a transfer of loan portfolios from Sberbank Hungary to Sberbank Europe and Thomas Zivny assisted Erste Group Bank with the refinancing of Immofinanz's Stop Shop portfolio. Edith Hlawati heads the team.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Working in close co-operation with its banking and corporate finance teams, CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati¬†routinely assists Austrian real estate holding companies with capital market transactions but also acts for several other Austrian-listed companies, banks and investment firms. In recent highlights, Thomas Zivny¬†and Volker Glas¬†advised Buwog on its ‚ā¨300m rights offering, while Glas also handled S Immo's issuance of two fixed-coupon bonds totalling ‚ā¨150m, and assisted Voestalpine with the set-up of a base prospectus for a ‚ā¨1bn bond issuance programme and an inaugural issuance of ‚ā¨500m 1.375% senior notes. The group, which also includes¬†Edith Hlawati, Clemens Hasenauer¬†and 'go-to lawyer for regulatory matters' Peter Knobl,¬†also handles delistings.

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