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Alexander Rakosi

Partner
Attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English
Corporate/M&A

Specialisation in corporate law/M&A

Alexander Rakosi is a leading expert for corporate law/M&A as well as private equity and insolvency & restructuring. He is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member of the corporate transactions team in Vienna.

Practice areas/experience

Alexander Rakosi advises leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions in the areas of M&A, private equity and restructuring in both domestic and international projects.

After his law studies in Vienna and at the University of Michigan Law School (LLM), Alexander Rakosi worked for several years at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York in the areas of M&A, private equity and corporate finance. Alexander Rakosi is also admitted to the bar in England/Wales and New York.

Ranking

Alexander Rakosi is “highly recommended” and ranked one of the leading practitioners by Chambers, a top M&A practitioner by Best Lawyer/Handelsblatt and has also been featured in the listing of Legal 500 in the field of Corporate and M&A for having a "great understanding of business matters" and has been named a “Leading Individual” by the IFLR and a stand-out lawyer by Acritas. Alexander Rakosi has been nominated for the award Acritas Stars 2021.

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"He is transaction-focused and solution-oriented; he has everything you would expect from a good lawyer," a source says.

Chambers Europe, 2017

Sources describe the up-and-coming Alexander Rakosi as a "pragmatic and solution-oriented lawyer."

Chambers Europe, 2016

“He is a rising star”

International Financial Law Review

“He has a great understanding of business matters.”

Legal 500

Memberships & Roles

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales
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Education

  • 2005 - Master of Laws, University of Michigan Law School
  • 2005 - Doctor of Laws, with Distinction; University of Vienna
  • 2003 - Master of Laws, with studies completed below the minimum study time; University of Vienna
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Private Equity

Specialisation in private equity

Alexander Rakosi is a leading expert for private equity as well as insolvency & restructuring and corporate law/M&A. He is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member of the corporate transactions team in Vienna.

Practice areas/experience

Alexander Rakosi advises leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions in the areas of M&A, private equity and restructuring in both domestic and international projects. His advisory services cover all phases of the relevant cycle, from company formation, financing, majority and minority participation to exit.

After his law studies in Vienna and at the University of Michigan Law School (LLM), Alexander Rakosi worked for several years at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York in the areas of M&A, private equity and corporate finance. He is also admitted to the bar in England/Wales and New York.

Ranking

Alexander Rakosi is “highly recommended” and ranked one of the leading practitioners by Chambers, a top M&A practitioner by Best Lawyer/Handelsblatt and has also been featured in the listing of Legal 500 in the field of Corporate and M&A for having a "great understanding of business matters" and has been named a “Leading Individual” by the IFLR and a stand-out lawyer by Acritas. Alexander Rakosi has been nominated for the award Acritas Stars 2021.

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“He is very dedicated - he goes the extra mile and thinks independently to make suggestions as to how he can be of assistance. He is also very organised, so he is great at managing cross-border work.”

Chambers Europe 2015

“He has a great understanding of business matters.”

Legal 500

“He is a rising star”

International Financial Law Review

Memberships & Roles

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales
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Education

  • 2005 - Master of Laws, University of Michigan Law School
  • 2005 - Doctor of Laws, with Distinction; University of Vienna
  • 2003 - Master of Laws, with studies completed below the minimum study time; University of Vienna
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Insolvency & Restructuring

Specialisation insolvency & restructuring

Alexander Rakosi is a leading expert for insolvency & restructuring as well as private equity and corporate law/M&A. He is a partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and a member of the corporate transactions team in Vienna.

Practice areas/experience

Alexander Rakosi advises leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions in the areas of M&A, private equity and restructuring in both domestic and international projects.

After his law studies in Vienna and at the University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.), Alexander Rakosi worked for several years at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York in the areas of M&A, private equity and corporate finance. He is also admitted to the bar in England/Wales and New York.

Ranking

Alexander Rakosi is “highly recommended” and ranked one of the leading practitioners by Chambers, a top M&A practitioner by Best Lawyer/Handelsblatt and has also been featured in the listing of Legal 500 in the field of Corporate and M&A for having a "great understanding of business matters" and has been named a “Leading Individual” by the IFLR and a stand-out lawyer by Acritas. Alexander Rakosi has been nominated for the award Acritas Stars 2021.

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“He is very dedicated - he goes the extra mile and thinks independently to make suggestions as to how he can be of assistance. He is also very organised, so he is great at managing cross-border work.”

Chambers Europe 2015

“He has a great understanding of business matters.”

Legal 500

“He is a rising star”

International Financial Law Review

Memberships & Roles

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales
more less

Education

  • 2005 - Master of Laws, University of Michigan Law School
  • 2005 - Doctor of Laws, with Distinction; University of Vienna
  • 2003 - Master of Laws, with studies completed below the minimum study time; University of Vienna
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06/10/2021
Sus­tain­able in­vest­ment at AL­PLA: CMS ad­vises on a joint ven­ture in Ro­mania...
In or­der to fur­ther ex­pand its re­cyc­ling activ­it­ies, AL­PLA, an in­ter­na­tion­ally act­ive spe­cial­ist in in­nov­at­ive plastic pack­aging solu­tions, is found­ing a joint ven­ture to­geth­er with the Ro­mani­an com­pany Eco­help SRL and the Swiss com­pany United Poly­mer Trad­ing AG. AL­PLA was again ad­vised by an in­ter­na­tion­al CMS team led by part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi in Vi­enna. AL­PLA has more than 25 years of ex­per­i­ence in the field of re­cyc­ling and its own re­cyc­ling plants con­trib­ute to a func­tion­ing ma­ter­i­al cycle. The con­struc­tion of a fur­ther re­cyc­ling plant in Tar­gu Mures, Ro­mania, is an­oth­er im­port­ant step in this dir­ec­tion: 15,000 tonnes of post-con­sumer re­cycled PET will be pro­duced there an­nu­ally. This will then be used to pro­duce new pre­forms and bottles.   The three part­ner com­pan­ies are in­vest­ing equally in the plant, with a com­bined total of EUR 7.5 mil­lion. Im­port­antly, AL­PLA, Eco­help, and UPT will all con­trib­ute their own spe­cial ex­pert­ise to the joint ven­ture “PET Re­cyc­ling Team Tar­gu Mures” and cre­ate new jobs at the joint site. Sub­ject to ap­prov­al by the com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies, pro­duc­tion is sched­uled to start as early as the middle of next year.   “AL­PLA pur­sues a clear and con­sist­ent course when it comes to sus­tain­ab­il­ity and cir­cu­lar eco­nomy. We are very pleased that we are able to sup­port our long-stand­ing cli­ent on this path and ap­pre­ci­ate the trust in our leg­al ad­vice and ex­pert­ise ,” says Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Part­ner at CMS Aus­tria.   The core team com­prised lead part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi and at­tor­ney Georg Gut­fleisch (Cor­por­ate/M&A) with part­ner Di­eter Zand­ler and as­so­ci­ate Vanessa Hor­aceck (both Com­pet­i­tion Law) ad­vising on com­pet­i­tion law mat­ters. In ad­di­tion, the fol­low­ing CMS law­yers were part of the cross-bor­der ad­vis­ory team in Ro­mania: Man­aging Part­ner Horea Popes­cu, Claudia Nagy, Cos­min Cretu, Mi­hai Jiganie-Serb­an and Cristina Ci­omos.
05/10/2021
CMS ad­vises Bul­gari­an sus­tain­able food pack­aging man­u­fac­turer on sale of...
Te­da-MM and LDS Plast have es­tab­lished them­selves as lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of ther­mo­formed ri­gid food pack­aging in the Balkan re­gion. CMS ad­vised the Bul­gari­an founders/own­er­ship fam­ily on selling a ma­jor­ity stake in the two com­pan­ies to CEECAT Cap­it­al. It is a Bul­gari­an suc­cess story: Foun­ded in 1992, Te­da-MM ac­quired its main com­pet­it­or LDS Plast in 2015 and turned both com­pan­ies in­to lead­ing sup­pli­ers of sus­tain­able and re­cyc­lable ther­mo­formed food pack­aging in Bul­garia, South­east Europe, and bey­ond – now with more than 900 products in their range. In or­der to drive growth and ex­pan­sion, the Bul­gari­an own­er­ship fam­ily has now sold its ma­jor­ity stake in both Te­da-MM and LDS Plast to CEECAT Cap­it­al, a lead­ing private equity in­vestor in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe, Cent­ral Asia, and Tur­key. This trans­ac­tion is the second in­vest­ment of CEECAT Fund II.   “We are very pleased that we were able to sup­port the Te­da/LDS found­ing fam­ily on this stra­tegic trans­ac­tion. Once again, we were able to demon­strate our ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence and ex­pert­ise in ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al com­pan­ies on cross-bor­der private equity trans­ac­tions”, says Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Part­ner at CMS Vi­enna.   Lead Part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi and Lead As­so­ci­ate Flori­an May­er (Cor­por­ate/M&A) formed the core team to­geth­er with their Bul­gari­an col­leagues Gentscho Pavlov (Co-Man­aging Part­ner CMS Sofia, Bank­ing & Fin­ance), Di­m­it­ar Zwi­atkov (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A) and Ivan Ger­gov (Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A). In ad­di­tion, Gérard Maitre­jean (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A), Vivi­an Walry (Part­ner, Bank­ing & Fin­ance), An­dreea Ant­ones­cu (Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate/M&A), Zor­nitsa Di­mitrova (Coun­sel, Bank­ing & Fin­ance) and Cédric Dvor­atchek (As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A) from the Lux­em­bourg CMS of­fice were in­volved in the trans­ac­tion, with  Pieter van Duijven­voorde (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A) from CMS Neth­er­lands provid­ing sup­port on Dutch law mat­ters.
14/09/2021
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
02/09/2021
AL­PLA con­tin­ues to ex­pand: CMS ad­vises on ac­quis­i­tion of pack­aging man­u­fac­turer...
The in­ter­na­tion­ally act­ive spe­cial­ist in re­cyc­ling and pack­aging solu­tions AL­PLA is adding to its already broad product port­fo­lio. AL­PLA was ad­vised by CMS again on its re­cent ac­quis­i­tion of Wolf Plastics Group.
17/08/2021
CMS ad­vises AL­PLA on its latest im­port­ant in­vest­ment: The pack­aging spe­cial­ist...
As one of the world's lead­ing sup­pli­ers of plastic pack­aging, the Aus­tri­an group is in­creas­ingly fo­cus­ing on bio­de­grad­able ma­ter­i­als. AL­PLA was ad­vised by CMS on the ac­quis­i­tion of a sig­ni­fic­ant minor­ity stake in the Slov­aki­an com­pany Panara a.s. "We are very pleased that we were once again able to sup­port AL­PLA on a stra­tegic­ally im­port­ant trans­ac­tion", says Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Part­ner at CMS Aus­tria. For AL­PLA, the in­volve­ment in Panara a.s. means a strength­en­ing of its activ­it­ies in the field of al­tern­at­ive, sus­tain­able raw ma­ter­i­als for pack­aging. Panara a.s. de­vel­ops com­pletely bio-based and bio­de­grad­able plastics, which will also be used by AL­PLA in the fu­ture fur­ther­ing the no­tion of a func­tion­ing cir­cu­lar eco­nomy. AL­PLA was com­pre­hens­ively ad­vised by the CMS teams in Vi­enna and Brat­is­lava on the trans­ac­tion. The CMS team in Vi­enna con­sisted of lead part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi (Cor­por­ate/M&A), seni­or as­so­ci­ate Georg Gut­fleisch (Cor­por­ate/M&A) and part­ner Di­eter Zand­ler (Com­pet­i­tion Law). The CMS team in Brat­is­lava, which provided com­pre­hens­ive sup­port on the due di­li­gence re­view and as­sist­ance on the trans­ac­tion doc­u­ment­a­tion, in­volved Man­aging Part­ner Oliv­er Wern­er (Cor­por­ate/M&A), Part­ner Soňa Hanková (Cor­por­ate/M&A), Seni­or As­so­ci­ate Bar­bora Korenecová, As­so­ci­ate Natália Jánošková, Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ates Terezia Rus­náková and Pavel Straka. The team also in­cluded Slov­ak pat­ent at­tor­ney Len­ka Litváková, who ad­vised on all in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty mat­ters.
26/02/2021
CMS Vi­enna ad­vises Mod­ine on sale of Aus­tri­an auto­mot­ive busi­ness
US-based Mod­ine Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany, a di­ver­si­fied glob­al lead­er in thermal man­age­ment tech­no­logy and solu­tions, is selling part of its European air-cooled auto­mot­ive busi­ness, in­clud­ing its man­u­fac­tur­ing...
21/12/2020
CMS Ad­vises Po­s­eidon Group And Mit­iska Re­im On The Sale Of Their Ser­bi­an...
The CMS Ser­bi­an and Aus­tri­an team has ad­vised the sell-side, UK-based Po­s­eidon Group and Bel­gi­um’s Mit­iska RE­IM, on the di­vest­ment of their en­tire port­fo­lio of re­tail parks in Ser­bia to Aus­tria’s...
18/12/2020
CMS Ad­vises A1 Telekom Aus­tria on Ac­quis­i­tion of NTT Aus­tria’s Alc­a­tel-Lu­cent...
25/11/2020
The new for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment re­gime in Aus­tria
Among many oth­er ef­fects, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has re­vealed the vul­ner­ab­il­ity of sup­ply chains world­wide, thereby in­creas­ing aware­ness of the need to pro­tect crit­ic­al do­mest­ic in­fra­struc­ture. The new...
06/11/2020
CMS and KP­MG Law Ad­vise on Plastic Om­ni­um's Es­tab­lish­ment of Joint Ven­ture...
03/11/2020
CMS ad­vises Plastic Om­ni­um on es­tab­lish­ment of joint ven­ture with El­ringK­linger
Dus­sel­dorf/Vi­enna -  In or­der to drive for­ward the de­vel­op­ment of hy­dro­gen mo­bil­ity, the two auto­mot­ive sup­pli­ers El­ringK­linger and Plastic Om­ni­um will cre­ate a joint ven­ture for the de­vel­op­ment...
06/10/2020
CMS ex­perts at the AVCO An­nu­al Con­fer­ence
The AVCO An­nu­al Con­fer­ence is Aus­tria’s lead­ing Ven­ture Cap­it­al and Private Equity event. CMS Vi­enna is the Gold Spon­sor of the event.CMS’ vir­tu­al booth at the AVCO An­nu­al Con­fer­ence, which will take...