Dr Johannes Aehrenthal > Cerha Hempel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Cerha Hempel

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial


Head of Department Corporate & Commercial
Areas of practice:


Admitted 2001, (Attorney at Law), Austria

Positions: Lecturer on “Europäische Wirtschaft und Unternehmensführung”, subject area Mergers & Acquisitions, Polytechnic College of bfi Vienna.

Johannes Aehrenthal has comprehensive and long-standing experience in advising Austrian and international clients in numerous cross-border M&A and real estate transactions in Austria and the CEE region.

He is advising both industrial investors as well as private equity and venture capital investors, funds and real estate developers.  Furthermore Johannes Aehrenthal advices privat clients, such as industry tycoons in the structuring of their subsidiaries and on the transfer of their wealth to their heirs.


German, English


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 1998)
University of Nottingham (LL.M. 1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Projects and energy

Energy, infrastructure, electronic tolling, oil and gas as well as real estate are among the areas covered by Cerha Hempel’s cross-departmental projects and energy practice. The firm counts airports, governmental institutions, and power companies among its clients, which it acts for on cross-border matters including transactions and project developments. Through the cooperation of several practice groups the team is able to seamlessly advise clients on the intersections with other areas of expertise including public law and M&A. Clemens Hasenauer, Johannes Aehrenthal, Hans Kristoferitsch and Peter Vcelouch are the practice heads.