Dr Albert Birkner > Cerha Hempel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Cerha Hempel

Work Department

Takeovers & Antitrust


Managing Partner
Head of Department of Takeovers & Antitrust
Areas of practice:


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

  • Managing Partner
  • MAVOCO AG (Supervisory board)
  • Amisola Immobilien AG (Supervisory board)
  • Estrella Immobilieninvest AG (Supervisory board)
  • Novoreal Immobilieninvest AG (Supervisory board)
  • red stars.com data AG (Supervisory board)
  • Worthington Cylinders (Supervisory board)

Managing Partner and Head of Department of Takeovers & Antitrust. Partner since 2004, with CERHA HEMPEL since 1995. Albert specializes in mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, joint ventures as well as trusts 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 was/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.​ ​ Recent examples of deals include, large volume transactions such as the advice to B&C Group in the acquisition of 80% shares in the German Atlas Flexibles GmbH or advice (takeover defence) to the Management Board of S IMMO AG in relation to IMMOFINAZ AG’s (hostile) takeover offer to acquire a controlling interest to the shareholders of S IMMO AG.


German, English


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • Czech Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Wiener Advokatengesellschaft UNION
  • VDRÖ
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


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

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Albert Birkner – Cerha Hempel

Austria > Private client

Cerha Hempel‘s private client practice is jointly led by Albert Birkner and Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein. Real estate, corporate matters, wealth planning and asset management are among the areas covered by the practice, and matters frequently have a pan-European bent. Foglar-Deinhardstein is regularly instructed in disputes and reorganisations within trusts as well as in corporate law, takeover law, and succession law. Birkner’s expertise covers private clients, trusts and foundation law. Benjamin Twardosz regularly advises individuals on tax law.