Banking + Finance

Our Banking + Finance practice group has decades of experience advising on sophisticated financing transactions; we a leading Austrian law firm in this field. Our solution-oriented approach, combined with a high level of economic understanding, sets us apart. In an increasingly complex environment, we work daily on innovative solutions for our clients.

Our Banking + Finance practice group specializes in complex financing transactions that require a high level of expertise and experience. We advise on all forms of loan financing, collateralization, factoring, securitization, leasing, and on the transfer of loan portfolios. Our team is in the vanguard of advising on ESG-based financing. 

We also handle general banking and regulatory matters, advise investment funds, and represent them vis-à-vis regulatory authorities.

With our international network, we provide our clients with comprehensive support in cross-border financing transactions. The experts in our Banking + Finance practice group work closely with our Corporate + M&A and Restructuring + Insolvency practice groups to offer our clients multidisciplinary solutions from a single source. Our clients appreciate that we are able to execute transactions efficiently, no matter how large. In this way, our Banking + Finance practice group has achieved a unique market position in Austria. 

We use legal tech tools to make financing transactions as efficient as possible. 

To simplify the signing process, we organize qualified electronic signatures for our clients via A-Trust for use throughout the EU. Our clients have the increasing flexibility to sign documents from anywhere. In addition, we work closely with notaries to perform notarizations and notarial acts digitally. In larger transactions, our clients appreciate our transaction management and collaboration tool, which allows parties to share and manage documents easily. In this way, all parties can monitor the status of the documentation and access the latest versions.

OUR FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

Finance

  • Unsecured and secured syndicated financing
  • Project financing, particularly real estate (shopping centers, logistics centers, and hotels) and infrastructure (motorways, airports, and hospitals)
  • Acquisition financing
  • Refinancing transactions
  • Group financing
  • Aircraft financing
  • Trade financing
  • Structured financing and securitization 
  • Lease financing
  • Green financing, ESG-based financial products
  • Selling loan portfolios
  • Litigation and arbitration in connection with financing

 

Banking

  • Establishing and acquiring credit institutions, financial institutions, insurance companies, and funds
  • Banking regulations
  • Insurance regulations
  • Fund regulations
  • Cash pooling
  • Representation before regulatory authorities

OTHERS ABOUT US

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