Mag Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein > Cerha Hempel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Cerha Hempel

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial


Areas of practice:
Corporate Law, Insolvency & Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Reorganisations, Cross Border-Mergers, D&O Liability, Squeeze-outs, Foundations, Law of Succession, Brazilian Clients


Admitted 2009, (Attorney at Law), Austria

Heinrich Foglar-Deinhhardstein is a key partner in the firm’s Corporate practice. He was appointed partner in 2013 and focuses on corporate reorganisations, cross-border transactions and on private clients and Trust Law.

He is actively involved in solving various forms of disputes and reorganisations within trusts and private clients and is frequently working for Austrian family businesses, private foundations and family trusts in particular with view to their matters under Austrian corporate law, takeover law and law of succession.


German, English


UNION Viennese Society of Attorneys-at-Law; Young Industry (platform within the Federation of the Austrian Industry for young economic operators from industry and related sectors); International Bar Association; ReTurn (independent authority center for restructuring, reorganizations and turnarounds); Turnaround Management Association; Austrian Corporate Law Society – Advisory Board; Austrian-Brazilian Association of Commerce – Associação de Comércio Austro-Brasileira


King’s College London (LL.M. 2005), University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘responsive, professional and well-connected‘ team at Cerha Hempel 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.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery

In cooperation with the firm’s corporate, finance and litigation departments, the ‘very responsive’ team at Cerha Hempel provides ‘to-the-point and hands-on’ advice to creditors and shareholders on insolvency law, including pre-insolvency debt collection and insolvency proceedings. Other areas of expertise include corporate structure and debt reorganisations, as well as distressed M&A. The ‘always friendly and speedy’ department head Thomas Trettnak ‘is a pleasure to work with’; he and Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein advised CNH over the course of the insolvency proceedings of goods supplier Fahrzeug- u. Maschinenbau-Prototypen.