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Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Corporate / M&A, Insolvency law & Restructuring, Dispute resolution




Markus Fellner is a founding partner at fwp and specialises in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, insolvency law and restructuring, and dispute resolution. 
As a specialist speaker and author of specialist publications on banking & finance, company law, insolvency law as well as restructuring, Markus Fellner, with the support of his team, stands for exceptional quality, profound expertise and long-term experience. His clients include both domestic and international companies and financial institutions. The international character of the Austrian business law firm fwp is highlighted by regular cooperation with leading partner law firms in a network spanning all relevant jurisdictions.


German, English, Italian


International Bar Association


MMag. Dr. Markus Fellner completed a business management programme at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (graduating as Mag.rer.soc.oec in 1989) and earned his law degrees at the University of Vienna (Mag.iur. in 1992, Dr.iur. in 1994). 

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners is reputed for its strength in finance and banking-related litigation, particularly cases relating to M&A deals, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and insolvencies. Class-actions and cases with a white-collar crime nexus are also areas of expertise. Markus Fellner and Gregor Schett jointly head up the practice. In team news, Stefan Adametz made partner in 2022.

Austria > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Hall of Fame)

Markus FellnerFellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners is known for its ‘excellent track record‘ in the fields of insolvency law and corporate recovery. Team members often work on restructuring and reorganisation cases, and regularly advise clients on the banking side. Markus Fellner, founding partner, is a key name for the contentious work which the group undertakes. Fellner leads the team together with Florian Kranebitter, who focuses on international transactions in a variety of industries.

Austria > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Markus FellnerFellner Wratzfeld & Partners

The ‘highly professional and well experienced’ banking and finance team at Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners has seen large growth in its provision of compliance advice for the banking and financial services sector, which includes handling regulatory work for banks and payment service providers, including changes to authorisation regimes. The trio leading the team is Markus Fellner, Gregor Schett, and Florian Kranebitter, and the group counts major Austrian banks such as UniCredit Bank Austria and Commerzbank as key clients. Stefan Adametz was made partner in July 2022, and adds to the group’s bench strength for multi-disciplinary mandates.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners has recently extended its scope of work pertaining to M&A transactions in a range of sectors including the banking, IT, and payment services industries. Another key element of the practice is real estate transactions, and particularly those undertaken by Austrian banks. Founding partner Markus Fellner leads the group alongside Paul Luiki, who has a specific focus on cross-border transactions, Florian Kranebitter and Lukas Flener.

Comparative Guides

Austria: Restructuring & Insolvency July 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Restructuring & Insolvency laws and regulations applicable in Austria.
Austria: Mergers & Acquisitions March 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations applicable in Austria.
Austria: Banking & Finance February 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Banking & Finance laws and regulations applicable in Austria.