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Günther Hanslik

Attorney-at-law for banking & finance

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

Specialisation in banking & finance

Günther Hanslik is an banking & finance attorney-at-law. He is a partner in the CMS Vienna Transaction Team and specialises in financial transactions, restructurings and corporate transactions.


Günther Hanslik leads the financial transaction team of CMS Vienna and supports clients in high-profile projects in Austria and CEE. He also represents leading European financial institutions and international companies.

Lecturing activities

Günther Hanslik has been teaching at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration for many years.


Günther Hanslik is repeatedly cited as a leading lawyer in financial transactions by JUVE, Legal 500 and Chambers Global, among others.

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Clients note that he is "always pleasant to work with and very solution-oriented," with one interviewee enthusing: "He has an incredible amount of experience."

Chambers Europe, 2019

The practice is headed by “outstanding lawyer” Günther Hanslik, who has “outstanding negotiating skills.”

Legal 500, 2016

‘very experienced lawyer with excellent industry knowledge’

Legal 500, 2018


  • 1995 - Doctorate studies in Law, University of Vienna
  • 1993 - Université Paris II
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  • Wissenszurechnung beim Unternehmenskauf (Imputation of knowledge when acquiring companies, German publication), ecolex 2016
  • Big Deal: M&A-Verträge richtig verhandeln, (Big Deals: getting M&A negotiations right, German publication) LexisNexis 2014
  • Akquisitionsfinanzierung, in: Althuber/Schopper (Hrsg.), (Financing acquisitions, in: Althuber/Schopper (Hrsg.), Handbook for Acquisitions & Due Diligence, German publication) Handbuch Unternehmenskauf & Due Diligence
  • Market Disruption - Auswirkung der gegenwärtigen Liquiditätskrise auf Kredite mit variablen Zinsklauseln, (Market Disruption - Effects of the current cash crisis on loans with variable interest clauses) (with Wendelin Ettmayer), ecolex 2018, 1085 
  • MAC-Klauseln in Unternehmenskaufverträgen, (MAC clauses in acquisitions agreements, German publication) ecolex 2007, 829
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