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Georg Gutfleisch


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

Area of expertise

Georg Gutfleisch is an attorney-at-law in the Corporate Transactions/M&A Department. He advises national and international clients in all areas of corporate and company law, private equity transactions as well as national and international restructurings, reorganizations and M&A transactions. He also has extensive expertise in the areas of intellectual property and IT law.

His clients include national and international companies and start-ups primarily operating in the renewable energy, life science/healthcare and fintech sectors. He is particularly interested in the compatibility of traditional areas of corporate and company law with innovative industry developments and new technologies.

Education and previous experience

He worked as an independent attorney-at-law in Vienna from April 2019, joining the CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH Corporate Transactions Team in February 2020. Prior to that, he worked as an associate and attorney-at-law at leading (international) law firms in Vienna. Georg Gutfleisch is a graduate of the University of Vienna Law School and the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland.


Georg Gutfleisch is the author of numerous (international) publications and regularly gives lectures and training courses on his proven areas of expertise.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Vienna Bar Association
  • ELI – European Law Institute, Vienna
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  • Gutfleisch, Experiences from the Implementation of the Cross-Border Mergers Directive in Austria (Erfahrungen aus der Umsetzung derEU-Verschmelzungsrichtlinie in Österreich) in Papadopoulos (ed) Cross-Border Mergers (2019) Springer Nature 2019
  • Seretakis/Gutfleisch, Brexit and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Brexit und Alternative Investmentfonds-Manager) (2019) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 34, No 4, 134 - 144 
  • Gutfleisch, Employment Issues under the European Trade Secrets Directive: Promising Opportunity or Burden for European Companies? (Arbeitsrechtliche Themen der Betriebsgeheimnisschutz-Richtlinie: Chance oder Belastung für Europäische Unternehmen) (2018) European Company Law Journal 15, No 5, 175–181
  • Gutfleisch, Prospects for Future EU Legislation on Crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings (Aussichten künftiger EU Gesetzgebung im Bereich Crowdfunding und Initial Coin Offerings) (2018) Banking & Financial Services Policy Report 37, No 8, 4-13
  • Gutfleisch, Crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings under the EU Legal Framework (Crowdfunding und Initial Coin Offerings unter dem Rechtsrahmen der EU) (2018) European Company Law, No 3, 73-82 
  • Co-Author of the Start-Up Guide "Start-ups Recht Sicher Steuern" by Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH in cooperation with BDO Austria GmbH (ISBN: 978-3-7041- 0699-5)
  • Gutfleisch, Applicability of the Austrian Foundation Support Act in the case of not profit-based activities of the company-owner, ecolex 2016, 423
  • Astl/Gutfleisch, The amendment of the Austrian act on non-trading partnerships 2015 in the view of the reorganisation tax law, ecolex 2015, 568
  • Werner/Gutfleisch, The legal ratio between profit-participation certificates held by the company and an individual’s non-voting preference shares and own shares, ecolex 2014, 613
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  • 2018 – LLM, University of Dublin (Trinity College) Law School
  • 2017 – Austrian bar exam
  • 2013 – Master of Law, University of Vienna


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