Dr iur Lukas Leitner > SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH

Work Department

Main areas: Real Estate, Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance




Lukas Leitner has worked with SCAXINGER since 2010. Before joining the firm, he clerked for the Austrian Cartel Court. He passed the Austrian bar exam in 2012 with honors and is admitted to the Austrian Bar since 2014. He passed the New York State bar exam in 2015 and is admitted in the state of New York since 2017. He was a lecturer at the University of Vienna.

Lukas Leitner primarily advises in the field of (cross-border) real estate and M & A transactional work and on regulatory issued related thereto. He also has experience in advising clients in relation to the structuring, setting up and registration of (alternative) investment funds.


German, English, French


Lukas received his legal education at the University of Vienna (Mag.iur. in 2008; Dr.iur. in 2012 with distinction; Doctoral Dissertation on Disclosure Regulation of Cash-Settled Equity Derivatives) and at Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M. in 2015, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). Further he has been an Erasmus scholar (2007) at the University St.Gallen (HSG).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Banking and finance

SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH‘s areas of expertise include real estate, construction and project financing as well as advice on crowd investment platforms, with the latter making up a cornerstone of practice head Immanuel Gerstner and Lukas Leitner‘s portfolios. Regulatory expert Clemens Harsch offers ‘exceptional competence in banking and capital market law’, while Franz Mittendorfer handles a large number of the team’s financing and M&A mandates. Thomas Ruhm left the firm in April 2023.

Austria > Real estate

SAXINGER Rechtsanwalts GmbH boasts a ‘broad knowledge of the real estate sector,’ enabling it to provide tailored advice to domestic and foreign real estate developers and investors on a range of projects and transactions. The team also represents clients in disputes tied to real estate projects. Practice head Immanuel Gerstner handles the financing aspects of real estate transactions, with a notable cross-border practice. He and Lukas Leitner, who acts for several major real estate investors in regard to their acquisitions in Austria, are both admitted to the New York bar. Christoph Luegmair specialises in the structuring of real estate transactions and leasing agreements, while Irene Meingast handles real estate transactions and associated issues of corporate law.