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Christoph Birner

Associate

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English

Field of activity

Christoph Birner joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in May 2019 as an associate, specialising primarily in banking and finance and corporate law/M&A. He advises international companies and banks on corporate and financing transactions. He previously supported the CMS Transaction Team as a legal assistant.

Previous professional experience / training

In 2018, Christoph Birner completed his law studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, where he also studied business administration within the minimum period of study. His legal studies included a semester abroad at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan. He gained additional experience abroad by participating in summer programmes at the internationally renowned faculties at the University of Oxford and Harvard Law School.

He has gained a wide range of professional experience in both law and private sector internships. He completed his legal practice at the Vienna Higher Regional Court, including the Vienna Commercial Court.

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Education

  • 2018 – Master’s in Commercial Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • 2016 – Bachelor’s in Commercial Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • 2016 – Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business
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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.
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...
02/12/2020
Re­pay­ment block on loans for fu­ture share­hold­ers un­der the Aus­tri­an Equity...
With its first civil law de­cision on the in­clu­sion of fu­ture share­hold­ers un­der the pro­vi­sions of the EKEG (Ei­gen­kapitaler­satz-Ge­setz, Aus­tri­an Equity Sub­sti­tu­tion Act), the Su­preme Court (OGH 28 May...
08/04/2020
COV­ID-19 and private M&A deals: Is the signed pur­chase agree­ment en­force­able?
Barely any re­gion, sec­tor or busi­ness re­mains un­af­fected by the ex­po­nen­tially grow­ing pan­dem­ic. Stock mar­ket val­ues, and thus also valu­ations for private com­pan­ies, are plum­met­ing due to the ex­ist­ing...
28/01/2020
CMS ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of POLY­DATA AG
CMS ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of POLY­DATA AG An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land, Aus­tria and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing...
15/01/2020
CMS ad­vises En­cav­is In­fra­struc­ture Fund III on the pur­chase of the Styri­an...
The pro­found tech­nic­al ex­pert­ise and in­dustry know­ledge of the CMS team en­sured EN­CAV­IS As­set Man­age­ment were happy to place their trust in the leg­al ad­vice of the in­ter­na­tion­al busi­ness law firm on the...