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bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Brussels, Mödling, Vienna

Dr Christoph Nauer

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bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Capital Markets/Banking&Finance, Corporate/M&A


Partner working in the practice areas capital markets, banking&finance and corporate/M&A, in particular involving listed companies and the banking industry. Special focus on banking regulatory work and equity linked transactions.


With bpv Hügel since 2009 (partner 2014). Joined bpv Huegel from Cheyne Capital, London (one of Europe’s leading hedge fund managers).


German, English


International Bar Association


University of Vienna (1998 Mag. iur., 2002 Dr. iur.), Vienna University of Economics and Business (2006 LL.M. International Tax Law)


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Handling domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions is the cornerstone of bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s practice, which works in close co-operation with the firm’s corporate and tax departments, advising issuers and underwriters on public share offerings and private placements. The recommended Christoph Nauer advised Frauenthal Holding on a mandatory public takeover offer, while team head Elke Maria Napokoj assisted Valneva with regulatory matters pertaining to a capital increase.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Providing practical solutions’, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH has ‘deep corporate and commercial know-how’, which the team utilises to handle the full spectrum of corporate and M&A work with a specialism in cross-border transactions and matters at the intersection of tax law. Acting for a strong client roster of national and international energy and finance sector players, Christoph Nauer recently advised Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich (RZB) on its merger with Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), while Thomas Lettau assisted BAWAG P.S.K. with its acquisition of start:bausparkasse and Immo-Bank from Volksbanken Verbund. Other key individuals include the ‘outstandingFlorian Gibitz and the ‘very flexible and pragmaticElke Napokoj.

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Within: Tax

Acting for corporates and private clients, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH is ‘highly competent’ in advising on transactional and M&A related tax issues, the tax structuring of cross-border reorganisations as well as representing clients in tax disputes. ‘Brilliant’ and ‘down-to-earth’ co-head Gerald Schachner, who is ‘extremely responsive and provides straight-forward advice’, advised Ring International on tax matters arising from the sale of Helios Coatings to the chemicals company Kansai Paint. Christoph Nauer advised Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich on tax aspects of its merger with Raiffeisen Bank International. Associate Kornelia Wittmann is ‘hard-working’.

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