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Florian Mayer

Lawyer

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

Florian Mayer works mainly in Corporate Law/M&A. His services include all tasks related to international transactions, from discussing the transaction structure, coordinating and conducting due diligence reviews, negotiating contracts, preparing and implementing signings and closings to handling post-closing agendas.
Mayer has several years of practical experience in the field of corporate law/M&A, some of which he gained as an associate at a renowned international commercial law firm before joining CMS. He completed his court practice in Vienna.
He completed his law degree in 2014 at the Karl Franzens University in Graz, where he also studied and graduated in economics and worked as a study assistant and lecturer.
 

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Education

  • 2014 – Mag.iur., Law, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • 2010 – Mag. rer. soc. oec., Economics, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
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27/06/2022
Roh­lik – par­ent com­pany of Gurk­erl.at – re­ceives 220 mil­lion euros of Series...
The new cap­it­al will be used both to fin­ance the on­line gro­cer’s con­tin­ued ex­pan­sion in Ger­many, Italy, Spain and Ro­mania and to drive for­ward tech­nic­al in­nov­a­tion.Foun­ded in 2014, on­line gro­cer Roh­lik, which re­volu­tion­ised gro­cery in Aus­tria with gurk­erl.at, is one of the fast­est grow­ing re­tail­ers in the Czech Re­pub­lic and the en­tire CEE re­gion. Prom­ising de­liv­ery just 90 minutes after an or­der is placed, the com­pany already sup­plies more than one mil­lion cus­tom­ers with more than 17,000 products. Roh­lik now not only of­fers its de­liv­ery ser­vice in Vi­enna (gurk­erl.at), but also in Prague (roh­lik.cz), Bud­apest (kifli.hu), Mu­nich and Frank­furt (knus­pr.de). Soon the ser­vice plans to launch in Ham­burg, Mil­an (sezamo.it), Bucharest (sezamo.ro) and Mad­rid (sezamo.es). The fresh cap­it­al will be used to fin­ance con­tinu­ing ex­pan­sion and drive tech­nic­al in­nov­a­tions.Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Part­ner in the CMS Vi­enna Cor­por­ate Trans­ac­tions Team, is de­lighted with the deal: “Such a large cross-bor­der trans­ac­tion al­ways raises a num­ber of com­plex leg­al and or­gan­isa­tion­al is­sues that re­quire sound leg­al ex­pert­ise and a well-co­ordin­ated trans­ac­tion team. Our in­ter­na­tion­al net­work en­ables us to provide our cli­ents with com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice and ac­cess to seasoned ex­perts in all coun­tries.”Man­aging Part­ner of CMS in Prague and Brat­is­lava, Helen Rod­well, is also pleased about the suc­cess­ful clos­ing: “We are proud to have been able to ac­com­pany this new fin­an­cing round. Roh­lik’s unique of­fer­ing and first-class ser­vice make it an at­tract­ive growth can­did­ate for in­vestors cau­tious due to the cur­rent eco­nom­ic and geo­pol­it­ic­al cli­mate. As a lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al law firm – with a sig­ni­fic­ant pres­ence in CEE and many oth­er European coun­tries – CMS is ideally placed to provide leg­al sup­port for this kind of cross-bor­der trans­ac­tion.”The Aus­tri­an CMS leg­al team in Vi­enna in­cluded Al­ex­an­der Rakosi and Flori­an May­er (Cor­por­ate Law/M&A), Anna Hiegel­sper­ger (Cor­por­ate Law/M&A), Jens Winter (Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions), Sonja Oten­hajmer (Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion), Mar­i­ella Ka­poun (Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion) and Max­imili­an Uidl (Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion). The in­ter­na­tion­al CMS leg­al team was led by ex­per­i­enced CMS part­ner Helen Rod­well (CMS Czech Re­pub­lic) and con­sisted of Dav­id Cran­field (CMS Ro­mania), Štěpán Havránek and Tristan O'­Con­nor (CMS Czech Re­pub­lic); and Mor­itz Kop­ka (CMS UK). Also ad­vising were Flori­an Kami­en­ke and Oliv­er Thurn (CMS Ger­many); Mik­los Boros (CMS Hun­gary); José Lu­is Rodrig­uez and Car­los Peña (CMS Spain); Cristina Ci­omos and Rod­ica Manea (CMS Ro­mania); and Aless­andra Cuni, Sara Tam­marazio and Daniela Murer (CMS Italy). 
31/03/2022
CMS ad­vises Siemens Aus­tria on sale of Aus­tri­an fa­cil­ity man­age­ment busi­ness
Aple­ona ac­quires Siemens Ge­bäu­de­m­an­age­ment und -Ser­vices (SGS). CMS Vi­enna provides com­pre­hens­ive leg­al sup­port to Siemens Aus­tria.   Siemens Aus­tria has agreed to sell Siemens Ge­bäu­de­m­an­age­ment & -Ser­vices G.m.b.H. (SGS) to Aple­ona. The clos­ing of the trans­ac­tion is ex­pec­ted in the third quarter of the fin­an­cial year and is sub­ject to cus­tom­ary an­ti­trust ap­provals. Both com­pan­ies have main­tained a good and close re­la­tion­ship for years. SGS will be fur­ther strengthened by join­ing forces with Aple­ona, res­ult­ing in an ex­pan­ded and im­proved range of ser­vices.   Siemens Aus­tria is be­ing leg­ally ad­vised and sup­por­ted by the Vi­en­nese law firm CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz un­der the lead­er­ship of Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, part­ner in the Cor­por­ate/M&A de­part­ment. The core CMS team fur­ther con­sists of M&A ex­perts Flori­an May­er, Mar­ie-Christine Lidl, Anna Hiegel­sper­ger and Mat­thi­as Emich. Sibylle Novak and Al­ex­an­der Hier­mann deal with tax law is­sues, An­drea Potz, and Jens Winter as­sist on la­bour law top­ics and Bernt Els­ner and Mar­lene Wim­mer-Nistel­ber­ger ad­vise on com­pet­i­tion law. Ad­di­tion­al sup­port dur­ing the course of the trans­ac­tion came from Daniela Ka­rol­lus-Bru­ner, Robert Keisler, Di­eter Zand­ler and Clem­ens Gross­may­er.   Al­ex­an­der Rakosi is pleased with the suc­cess­ful deal sign­ing: “We are proud to be able to sup­port Siemens on this pro­ject with a cross-de­part­ment­al team and con­trib­ute to fur­ther en­trench­ing Siemens as a fo­cused tech­no­logy com­pany in Aus­tria.”   Siemens Ge­bäu­de­m­an­age­ment & -Ser­vices ¬G.m.b.H., based in Vi­enna, is a suc­cess­ful man­u­fac­turer-in­de­pend­ent full-ser­vice pro­vider in the tech­nic­al build­ing¬ man­age­ment¬ sec­tor with around 260 em­ploy­ees. Its cus­tom­ers in­clude in­sti­tu­tions from the health care, cul­ture and edu­ca­tion, trade and lo­gist­ics sec­tors, as well as renowned com­mer­cial en­ter­prises. In the last busi­ness year, it achieved a turnover of around 75 mil­lion euros.
23/02/2022
CMS and KP­MG Leg­al Ad­vise on Grein­er’s Sale of Ex­tru­sion Di­vi­sion to Nim­bus
CMS has ad­vised Grein­er on the sale of its ex­tru­sion di­vi­sion, in­clud­ing op­er­a­tion­al as­sets in Aus­tria and the Czech Re­pub­lic, to Nim­bus. KP­MG Leg­al ad­vised Nim­bus.Grein­er is an Aus­tri­an plastics and foam spe­cial­ist com­pany.
23/02/2022
CMS and KP­MG Leg­al Ad­vise on Grein­er’s Sale of Ex­tru­sion Di­vi­sion to Nim­bus
CMS has ad­vised Grein­er on the sale of its ex­tru­sion di­vi­sion, in­clud­ing op­er­a­tion­al as­sets in Aus­tria and the Czech Re­pub­lic, to Nim­bus. KP­MG Leg­al ad­vised Nim­bus.Grein­er is an Aus­tri­an plastics and foam spe­cial­ist com­pany.
02/02/2022
An in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert team from CMS ad­vises Grein­er AG on the suc­cess­ful...
Shortly be­fore the be­gin­ning of the year, CMS Aus­tria sup­por­ted the Aus­tri­an plastics and foam spe­cial­ist Grein­er AG on the suc­cess­ful sale of its ex­tru­sion di­vi­sion, in­clud­ing the as­so­ci­ated op­er­a­tion­al real es­tate in Nußbach, Up­per Aus­tria, and Trhové Sv­iny, Czech Re­pub­lic. On 21 Decem­ber 2021, the Ger­man Fed­er­al Car­tel Of­fice ap­proved the sale of the Aus­tri­an- based Grein­er Ex­tru­sion Group (GEG) to the Dutch-Ger­man in­vest­ment com­pany Nim­bus – the ma­jor­ity own­er, amongst oth­er things, of bat­ten­feld-cin­cin­nati, one of CEG’s com­pet­it­ors with sub­si­di­ar­ies in Ger­many, Aus­tria, the USA and China. The now af­fil­i­ated com­pan­ies in­tend to ex­ploit syn­er­gies in pur­chas­ing, at least. Oth­er­wise, both en­tit­ies will re­main in­de­pend­ent com­pan­ies with their or­gan­isa­tion­al struc­tures and mar­ket pres­ence. As part of the trans­ac­tion, the ex­perts of the CMS ad­vis­ory team, led by Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Flori­an May­er and Anna Hiegel­sper­ger, had to nav­ig­ate nu­mer­ous com­plex leg­al top­ics on trans­ac­tion-re­lated as­pects as well as in the areas of real es­tate law and an­ti­trust/com­pet­i­tion law. The in­ter­na­tion­ally ex­per­i­enced team of ex­perts at CMS Aus­tria also in­cluded Di­eter Zand­ler (an­ti­trust law), Vanessa Hor­aceck (com­pet­i­tion law), Hans Le­der­er (trade­mark law), Jo­hannes Hysek (real es­tate law), Mar­i­ella Ka­poun (real es­tate), Sibylle Novak (in­ter­na­tion­al tax law), Thomas As­pal­ter (tax law), Cor­ne­lia Kreuth (M&A), Chris­toph Birner (fin­an­cing) and Al­ex­an­dros Hant­asch (cor­por­ate trans­ac­tions). In ad­di­tion, the Aus­tri­an ad­vis­ory team was also sup­por­ted by col­leagues from oth­er CMS of­fices. The in­ter­na­tion­al CMS team con­sisted of Stepan Hav­ranek (CZ), Eva Bryn­dova (CZ), Mi­chael Mun­zinger (PRC), Lei Shi (PRC), Dipesh Santilale (UK), Sabby Ken­zie (UK), Mar­gaux Deuchler (F), Thomas Hains (F), Blazej Zagor­ski (PL) and Marta Os­owska-Buba (PL). Lead part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi hap­pily notes: “In­ter­na­tion­al trans­ac­tions bring multi-fa­ceted chal­lenges. We are glad to have been able to provide com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to the Grein­er Group from pro­ject kick-off to its suc­cess­ful clos­ing across all coun­tries.”
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.
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...
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...
05/10/2020
CMS sup­ports OeNB as it sets course for fu­ture-proof pay­ments in Aus­tria
Over the past one and a half years, to­geth­er with Pay­ment Ser­vices Aus­tria (PSA), the Oes­ter­reichis­che Na­tion­al­bank (OeNB) (the Aus­tri­an Cent­ral Bank) has laid the found­a­tion for mod­ern­ising the pro­cessing...
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...