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Johannes Reich-Rohrwig

Partner

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

Specialisation Corporate Law/M&A

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is an attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A. He is one of the leading lawyers in Austria in the fields of corporate law and commercial law. As such, he is continuously entrusted with the establishment and acquisition of companies, the drafting of contracts, legal opinions in commercial law and representation in contract negotiations.

Industries

Further activities of Johannes Reich-Rohrwig are the drafting of articles of association and the representation of shareholders and partners in general meetings and in actions for rescission. He also successfully represents clients in civil litigation and arbitration proceedings in commercial and corporate disputes. Johannes Reich-Rohrwig himself repeatedly acts as arbitrator or chairman of arbitration tribunals.

Lectures

As a university professor, Johannes Reich-Rohrwig teaches at the Institute for Corporate and Business Law at the University of Vienna and regularly gives lectures on topics such as the drafting of contracts in business law, company agreements, duties and liability of managing directors, members of the management board and supervisory board, compliance, syndicate agreements, corporate law, law and business in China, inheritance law as well as inheritance succession in property and family businesses.

Publications and articles

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is the author of books on Austrian GmbH law, stock corporation law, GmbH & Co KG and numerous other publications.

Ranking

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig received the “Advocatus'13: - Client Award for Corporate Law, which is presented by the daily newspaper Die Presse, for the most client nominations.

Functions

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a partner of CMS in Vienna, university professor at the Institute for Corporate Law and Business Law at the University of Vienna and examiner for the judge examination. He is also co-editor of the business law journal ecolex, which covers corporate law.

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Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a “pre-eminent litigator” who is “highly sought after” by clients.

Who is Who legal 2015

Sources praise the "well-known and experienced" Johannes Reich-Rohrwig for his extensive experience in corporate litigation. Interviewees say: "He is excellent - an expert in corporate law."

Chambers Europe 2015

Recipient of the "Advocatus 2013" client award in corporate law.

Die Presse 2013

Education

  • 2008 – Granted the title of university professor
  • 2004 – Habilitation as university lecturer, University of Vienna
  • 1977 - Doctor iuris, University of Vienna
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
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Publications

Books (a selection)

  • Succession Law 2017: A guide to planning your succession and avoiding mistakes (Erbrecht 2017: Richtig vererben, Fehler vermeiden), 1st Edition (2016)
  • Austrian limited liability company law (Das Österreichische GmbH-Recht), Volume I, 2nd Edition (1997)
  • Handbook for the general meetings of limited liability companies (Das Handbuch Generalversammlung der GmbH), together with Dr Ginthör and Dr Gratzl as the publisher (2014)
  • Key questions with regards the maintenance of capital for joint stock companies, public limited companies, and partnership entities (Grundsatzfragen der Kapitalerhaltung bei AG, GmbH sowie GmbH & Co KG), (2004)
  • Increases in rent for the head lease of business premises (Mietzinserhöhung bei Geschäftsraum-Hauptmiete), (1994)
  • Antitrust law I (Austria, European Union) (Kartellrecht I (Österreich, Europäische Union)), together with Dr Zehetner (2000)
  • Establishing a business in Austria (Unternehmensgründung in Österreich), for the Austria Business Agency (2016)

Contributions and other publications (a selection)

  • Important changes to succession law, SWK 2016, 1333ff.
  • Transferring companies and shares in company successions, from a civil and corporate law perspective (Unternehmens- und Anteilsübertragung aus zivil- und gesellschaftsrechtlicher Sicht), in Unternehmensnachfolge, published by Bank Austria, 1999, 10ff.
  • M&A: Interpreting purchase price adjustment clauses, earn out clauses and better fortunes clauses (M&A: Auslegung von Kaufpreisanpassungs-, Earn-out- und Besserungsklauseln), Festschrift for Friedrich Rödler (2010), 763ff.
  • Interpretation and scope of accounts warranty (Auslegung und Reichweite von Bilanzgarantien), in ‘Althuber/Schopper (Publishers), Handbook of business acquisitions, 2nd Edition (2015)’ 391ff.
  • The liability of limited liability company directors, commentary to Paragraph 25 of the Austrian Limited Liability Company Act (Haftung des GmbH-Geschäftsführers, Kommentierung des § 25 GmbHG), in ‘Straube/Ratka/Rauter (Publishers), Vienna Commentary to the Austrian Limited Liability Company Act, 2nd Edition (2015)’
  • Criminal Code Amendment Act of 2015 implements the Business Judgment Rule (Strafrechtsänderungsgesetz 2015 setzt die Business-Judgement-Rule um), ecolex 2015, 677f. (together with Arno Zimmermann)
  • Legal succession in contracts and contractual legal successor clauses (Rechtsnachfolge in Verträgen und vertragliche Rechtsnachfolgeklauseln), GesRZ 2016, 126ff, GesRZ magazine 2016, 126ff.
  • Excluding limited liability company shareholders for good cause, according to the reform of the corporate civil-law partnership (Ausschluss von Gmbh-Gesellschaftern aus wichtigem Grund nach der GesBR-Reform), in ‘Festschrift Koppensteiner II (2016), 235ff.’
  • Liability disclaimers in real estate contracts (Haftungsausschluss bei Liegenschaftskaufverträgen), NZ 2015, 441ff.
  • Unclear contractual clauses in real estate contracts (Unklare Vertragsklauseln in Liegenschaftskaufverträgen), NZ 2016, 41ff.
  • Checklist for business acquisitions (Checkliste Unternehmenskauf), ecolex 2006, 632 ff., together with Dr Hanslik
  • Checklist for establishing a limited liability company (Checkliste GmbH-Gründung), ecolex 1993, 26
  • Specific questions on formulating articles of association for limited liability companies (Einzelne Fragen der Satzungsgestaltung bei der GmbH), in ‘Kalss/Rüffler (Publishers), formulating articles of association for limited liability companies, possibilities and limits, 2005, 17ff.’
  • Analysis of article of association for joint-stock companies in Austria (Analyse der Satzungen von Aktiengesellschaften in Österreich), Festschrift for Josef Aicher (2012), 605ff.
  • Reform of the corporate civil-law partnership, in force since 01/01/2015 (Reform der GesBR seit 1.1.2015 in Kraft), ecolex 2015, 43ff. (together with Arno Zimmermann)
  • Capital increases for listed joint-stock companies in Austria (Kapitalerhöhung bei der börsenotierten AG in Österreich), Festschrift for Günther H. Roth (2011) 635 ff.
  • Participation rights and bonds in mergers and demergers (I + II) (Genussrechte und Schuldverschreibungen in Verschmelzung und Spaltung (I + II)), ecolex 2013, 133ff. and 243ff.
  • The new Equity Substitute Act (Das neue Eigenkapitalersatzgesetz), ecolex 2004, 106 ff.
  • Equity substitution law and hidden profit distribution (Eigenkapitalersatzrecht und verdeckte Gewinnausschüttung), Festschrift for Werner Wiesner, 2004, 375 ff.)
  • Prohibition on the repayment of contributions by incorporated entities (Verbotene Einlagenrückgewähr bei Kapitalgesellschaften), ecolex 2003, 152 ff.
  • Improving the rights of private foundation benefactors and beneficiaries (Verbesserung der Rechte von Stiftern und Begünstigten einer Privatstiftung), ecolex 2005, 536 ff., together with Mag. Wallner
  • Dismissing the board of a foundation, pursuant to amendments to the Private Foundations Act (Abberufung des Stiftungsvorstands nach der Novellierung des PSG), ecolex 2011, 419 ff.
  • Regarding the incompatibility of being a member of the board of directors in a private foundation whilst also representing the benefactor (Zur Unvereinbarkeit der Vorstandstätigkeit in der Privatstiftung bei gleichzeitiger Vertretung eines Stifters), ecolex 2010, 59/20
  • Rights of a private foundation’s final beneficiary (Rechte der Letztbegünstigten einer Privatstiftung), ecolex 2006, 765
  • The pledging and seizure of shares from general partnerships and limited partnerships (Verpfändung und Pfändung von OG- und KG-Anteilen), ecolex 2011, 4ff.
  • Pitfalls in the arbitration clauses of partnership agreements (Tücken gesellschaftsvertraglicher Schiedsklauseln), Festschrift for Hellwig Torggler (2013), 985 ff.
  • Arbitration agreements with a limited liability company director classified as an employee or consumer (Schiedsvereinbarungen mit einem als Arbeitnehmer oder Verbraucher zu qualifizierenden GmbH-Geschäftsführer), ecolex 2008, 740 ff., together with Mag. Lahnsteiner
  • Renting business premises in shopping centres and the business lease agreements and contractual relationships connected to this (Geschäftsraummiete, Unternehmenspacht und Bestandverhältnisse in Einkaufszentren), Festschrift for Hans-Georg Koppensteiner 2001, 629 ff.
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Lectures list

  • Lecturer at the University of Vienna Law School (corporate and commercial law) on the following subjects:
    • designing practical corporate and commercial law contracts
    • corporation law
    • M&A contracts - designing and negotiating company acquisition contracts
  • Speaker at more than 500 seminars

 

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Dispute Resolution

Specialisation in dispute resolution

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is attorney-at-law for dispute resolution (litigation & arbitration). He is one of the leading lawyers in the fields of commercial and corporate law in Austria and the specialist Department for Corporate Law, Litigation and Arbitration at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz.

Branches

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig represents clients in civil litigation and arbitration proceedings with commercial and corporate law content and in damages actions. He is often appointed arbitrator or chairman of arbitral tribunals.

Lectures

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig gives lectures on disputes between companies and shareholders and on professional litigation options: Actions for rescission, positive declaratory judgment, nullity, injunctive relief—as well as for the enforcement of company and syndicate agreements and minority damages.

Publications and articles

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is author of the well-known book Das Österreichische GmbH-Recht, author of the largest Austrian share commentary, co-editor of the book Handbuch Generalversammlung der GmbH and many other books and essays.

Ranking

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig received the “Advocatus'13: - Client Award for Corporate Law, which is presented by the daily newspaper Die Presse, for the most client nominations.

Functions

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a partner of CMS in Vienna, university professor at the Institute for Corporate Law and Business Law at the University of Vienna and examiner for the judge examination. He is also co-editor of the business law journal ecolex, which covers corporate law.

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Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a “pre-eminent litigator” who is “highly sought after” by clients.

Who is Who legal 2015

Sources praise the "well-known and experienced" Johannes Reich-Rohrwig for his extensive experience in corporate litigation. Interviewees say: "He is excellent - an expert in corporate law."

Chambers Europe 2015

Recipient of the "Advocatus 2013" client award in corporate law.

Die Presse 2013

Education

  • 2008 – Granted the title of university professor
  • 2004 – Habilitation as university lecturer, University of Vienna
  • 1977 - Doctor iuris, University of Vienna
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
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Publications

Books (a selection)

  • Succession Law 2017: A guide to planning your succession and avoiding mistakes (Erbrecht 2017: Richtig vererben, Fehler vermeiden), 1st Edition (2016)
  • Austrian limited liability company law (Das Österreichische GmbH-Recht), Volume I, 2nd Edition (1997)
  • Handbook for the general meetings of limited liability companies (Das Handbuch Generalversammlung der GmbH), together with Dr Ginthör and Dr Gratzl as the publisher (2014)
  • Key questions with regards the maintenance of capital for joint stock companies, public limited companies, and partnership entities (Grundsatzfragen der Kapitalerhaltung bei AG, GmbH sowie GmbH & Co KG), (2004)
  • Increases in rent for the head lease of business premises (Mietzinserhöhung bei Geschäftsraum-Hauptmiete), (1994)
  • Antitrust law I (Austria, European Union) (Kartellrecht I (Österreich, Europäische Union)), together with Dr Zehetner (2000)
  • Establishing a business in Austria (Unternehmensgründung in Österreich), for the Austria Business Agency (2016)

Contributions and other publications (a selection)

  • Important changes to succession law (Wichtige Änderungen im Erbrecht), SWK 2016, 1333ff.
  • Transferring companies and shares in company successions, from a civil and corporate law perspective (Unternehmens- und Anteilsübertragung aus zivil- und gesellschaftsrechtlicher Sicht), in Unternehmensnachfolge, published by Bank Austria, 1999, 10ff.
  • M&A: Interpreting purchase price adjustment clauses, earn out clauses and better fortunes clauses (M&A: Auslegung von Kaufpreisanpassungs-, Earn-out- und Besserungsklauseln), Festschrift for Friedrich Rödler (2010), 763ff.
  • Interpretation and scope of accounts warranty (Auslegung und Reichweite von Bilanzgarantien), in ‘Althuber/Schopper (Publishers), Handbook of business acquisitions, 2nd Edition (2015)’ 391ff.
  • The liability of limited liability company directors, commentary to Paragraph 25 of the Austrian Limited Liability Company Act (Haftung des GmbH-Geschäftsführers, Kommentierung des § 25 GmbHG), in ‘Straube/Ratka/Rauter (Publishers), Vienna Commentary to the Austrian Limited Liability Company Act, 2nd Edition (2015)’
  • Criminal Code Amendment Act of 2015 implements the Business Judgment Rule (Strafrechtsänderungsgesetz 2015 setzt die Business-Judgement-Rule um), ecolex 2015, 677f. (together with Arno Zimmermann)
  • Legal succession in contracts and contractual legal successor clauses (Rechtsnachfolge in Verträgen und vertragliche Rechtsnachfolgeklauseln), GesRZ 2016, 126ff, GesRZ magazine 2016, 126ff.
  • Excluding limited liability company shareholders for good cause, according to the reform of the corporate civil-law partnership (Ausschluss von Gmbh-Gesellschaftern aus wichtigem Grund nach der GesBR-Reform), in ‘Festschrift Koppensteiner II (2016), 235ff.’
  • Liability disclaimers in real estate contracts (Haftungsausschluss bei Liegenschaftskaufverträgen), NZ 2015, 441ff.
  • Unclear contractual clauses in real estate contracts (Unklare Vertragsklauseln in Liegenschaftskaufverträgen), NZ 2016, 41ff.
  • Checklist for business acquisitions (Checkliste Unternehmenskauf), ecolex 2006, 632 ff., together with Dr Hanslik
  • Checklist for establishing a limited liability company (Checkliste GmbH-Gründung), ecolex 1993, 26
  • Specific questions on formulating articles of association for limited liability companies (Einzelne Fragen der Satzungsgestaltung bei der GmbH), in ‘Kalss/Rüffler (Publishers), formulating articles of association for limited liability companies, possibilities and limits, 2005, 17ff.’
  • Analysis of article of association for joint-stock companies in Austria (Analyse der Satzungen von Aktiengesellschaften in Österreich), Festschrift for Josef Aicher (2012), 605ff.
  • Reform of the corporate civil-law partnership, in force since 01/01/2015 (Reform der GesBR seit 1.1.2015 in Kraft), ecolex 2015, 43ff. (together with Arno Zimmermann)
  • Capital increases for listed joint-stock companies in Austria (Kapitalerhöhung bei der börsenotierten AG in Österreich), Festschrift for Günther H. Roth (2011) 635 ff.
  • Participation rights and bonds in mergers and demergers (I + II) (Genussrechte und Schuldverschreibungen in Verschmelzung und Spaltung (I + II)), ecolex 2013, 133ff. and 243ff.
  • The new Equity Substitute Act (Das neue Eigenkapitalersatzgesetz), ecolex 2004, 106 ff.
  • Equity substitution law and hidden profit distribution (Eigenkapitalersatzrecht und verdeckte Gewinnausschüttung), Festschrift for Werner Wiesner, 2004, 375 ff.)
  • Prohibition on the repayment of contributions by incorporated entities (Verbotene Einlagenrückgewähr bei Kapitalgesellschaften), ecolex 2003, 152 ff.
  • Improving the rights of private foundation benefactors and beneficiaries (Verbesserung der Rechte von Stiftern und Begünstigten einer Privatstiftung), ecolex 2005, 536 ff., together with Mag. Wallner
  • Dismissing the board of a foundation, pursuant to amendments to the Private Foundations Act (Abberufung des Stiftungsvorstands nach der Novellierung des PSG), ecolex 2011, 419 ff.
  • Regarding the incompatibility of being a member of the board of directors in a private foundation whilst also representing the benefactor (Zur Unvereinbarkeit der Vorstandstätigkeit in der Privatstiftung bei gleichzeitiger Vertretung eines Stifters), ecolex 2010, 59/20
  • Rights of a private foundation’s final beneficiary (Rechte der Letztbegünstigten einer Privatstiftung), ecolex 2006, 765
  • The pledging and seizure of shares from general partnerships and limited partnerships (Verpfändung und Pfändung von OG- und KG-Anteilen), ecolex 2011, 4ff.
  • Pitfalls in the arbitration clauses of partnership agreements (Tücken gesellschaftsvertraglicher Schiedsklauseln), Festschrift for Hellwig Torggler (2013), 985 ff.
  • Arbitration agreements with a limited liability company director classified as an employee or consumer (Schiedsvereinbarungen mit einem als Arbeitnehmer oder Verbraucher zu qualifizierenden GmbH-Geschäftsführer), ecolex 2008, 740 ff., together with Mag. Lahnsteiner
  • Renting business premises in shopping centres and the business lease agreements and contractual relationships connected to this (Geschäftsraummiete, Unternehmenspacht und Bestandverhältnisse in Einkaufszentren), Festschrift for Hans-Georg Koppensteiner 2001, 629 ff.
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Lectures list

  • Lecturer at the University of Vienna Law School (corporate and commercial law) on the following subjects:
    • designing practical corporate and commercial law contracts
    • corporation law
    • M&A contracts - designing and negotiating company acquisition contracts
  • Speaker at more than 500 seminars
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Private Clients

Specialisation in private clients

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is attorney-at-law for inheritance law and private clients. He is one of the leading lawyers in Austria in the fields of corporate law, commercial law and inheritance law. He has extensive experience in the field of private and business succession, gifts and wills. His profound knowledge of civil law, commercial law and corporate law supports his abilities in advising private clients, in the planning of asset succession (especially in family businesses), in the transfer of company shares and shares, in the establishment and structuring of private foundations, trusts and the execution of wills, as well as in the establishment of a marriage contract, inheritance contract, gift on death, succession and maintenance agreement.

Branches

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig advises clients on the establishment of private foundations and the revision of foundation deeds. He himself is chairman of several private foundations. For his clients, he draws up testamentary dispositions and succession arrangements among living persons and advises on asset transfers. Johannes Reich-Rohrwig represents clients in inheritance disputes and in compulsory portion actions.

Lectures

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig gave numerous lectures on the planning of asset succession, in particular on companies, companies and the constitution of gifts, gifts with conditions, wills and succession (including the right to a compulsory portion).

Publications and articles

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig has published for CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz GmbH the book Erbrecht 2017 - richtig vererben, Fehler vermeiden (Inheritance Law 2017 - Inherit correctly, avoid mistakes) and in 2019 an essay on the topic “Planung der Vermögensnachfolge” (“Planning Asset Succession”).  He also wrote the civil law and inheritance law part of the book Unternehmensnachfolge (Company Succession) for Bank Austria.

Ranking

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig received the “Advocatus'13: - Client Award for Corporate Law, which is presented by the daily newspaper Die Presse, for the most client nominations.

Functions

Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a partner of CMS in Vienna, university professor at the Institute for Corporate Law and Business Law at the University of Vienna and examiner for the judge examination. He is also co-editor of the business law journal ecolex, which covers corporate law.

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Johannes Reich-Rohrwig is a “pre-eminent litigator” who is “highly sought after” by clients.

Who is Who legal 2015

Sources praise the "well-known and experienced" Johannes Reich-Rohrwig for his extensive experience in corporate litigation. Interviewees say: "He is excellent - an expert in corporate law."

Chambers Europe 2015

Recipient of the "Advocatus 2013" client award in corporate law.

Die Presse 2013

Education

  • 2008 – Granted the title of university professor
  • 2004 – Habilitation as university lecturer, University of Vienna
  • 1977 - Doctor iuris, University of Vienna
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
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Publications

Books (a selection)

  • Succession Law 2017: A guide to planning your succession and avoiding mistakes (Erbrecht 2017: Richtig vererben, Fehler vermeiden), 1st Edition (2016)
  • Austrian limited liability company law (Das Österreichische GmbH-Recht), Volume I, 2nd Edition (1997)
  • Handbook for the general meetings of limited liability companies (Das Handbuch Generalversammlung der GmbH), together with Dr Ginthör and Dr Gratzl as the publisher (2014)
  • Key questions with regards the maintenance of capital for joint stock companies, public limited companies, and partnership entities (Grundsatzfragen der Kapitalerhaltung bei AG, GmbH sowie GmbH & Co KG), (2004)
  • Increases in rent for the head lease of business premises (Mietzinserhöhung bei Geschäftsraum-Hauptmiete), (1994)
  • Antitrust law I (Austria, European Union) (Kartellrecht I (Österreich, Europäische Union)), together with Dr Zehetner (2000)
  • Establishing a business in Austria (Unternehmensgründung in Österreich), for the Austria Business Agency (2016)

Contributions and other publications (a selection)

  • Important changes to succession law (Wichtige Änderungen im Erbrecht), SWK 2016, 1333ff.
  • Transferring companies and shares in company successions, from a civil and corporate law perspective (Unternehmens- und Anteilsübertragung aus zivil- und gesellschaftsrechtlicher Sicht), in Unternehmensnachfolge, published by Bank Austria, 1999, 10ff.
  • M&A: Interpreting purchase price adjustment clauses, earn out clauses and better fortunes clauses (M&A: Auslegung von Kaufpreisanpassungs-, Earn-out- und Besserungsklauseln), Festschrift for Friedrich Rödler (2010), 763ff.
  • Interpretation and scope of accounts warranty (Auslegung und Reichweite von Bilanzgarantien), in ‘Althuber/Schopper (Publishers), Handbook of business acquisitions, 2nd Edition (2015)’ 391ff.
  • The liability of limited liability company directors, commentary to Paragraph 25 of the Austrian Limited Liability Company Act (Haftung des GmbH-Geschäftsführers, Kommentierung des § 25 GmbHG), in ‘Straube/Ratka/Rauter (Publishers), Vienna Commentary to the Austrian Limited Liability Company Act, 2nd Edition (2015)’
  • Criminal Code Amendment Act of 2015 implements the Business Judgment Rule (Strafrechtsänderungsgesetz 2015 setzt die Business-Judgement-Rule um), ecolex 2015, 677f. (together with Arno Zimmermann)
  • Legal succession in contracts and contractual legal successor clauses (Rechtsnachfolge in Verträgen und vertragliche Rechtsnachfolgeklauseln), GesRZ 2016, 126ff, GesRZ magazine 2016, 126ff.
  • Excluding limited liability company shareholders for good cause, according to the reform of the corporate civil-law partnership (Ausschluss von Gmbh-Gesellschaftern aus wichtigem Grund nach der GesBR-Reform), in ‘Festschrift Koppensteiner II (2016), 235ff.’
  • Liability disclaimers in real estate contracts (Haftungsausschluss bei Liegenschaftskaufverträgen), NZ 2015, 441ff.
  • Unclear contractual clauses in real estate contracts (Unklare Vertragsklauseln in Liegenschaftskaufverträgen), NZ 2016, 41ff.
  • Checklist for business acquisitions (Checkliste Unternehmenskauf), ecolex 2006, 632 ff., together with Dr Hanslik
  • Checklist for establishing a limited liability company (Checkliste GmbH-Gründung), ecolex 1993, 26
  • Specific questions on formulating articles of association for limited liability companies (Einzelne Fragen der Satzungsgestaltung bei der GmbH), in ‘Kalss/Rüffler (Publishers), formulating articles of association for limited liability companies, possibilities and limits, 2005, 17ff.’
  • Analysis of article of association for joint-stock companies in Austria (Analyse der Satzungen von Aktiengesellschaften in Österreich), Festschrift for Josef Aicher (2012), 605ff.
  • Reform of the corporate civil-law partnership, in force since 01/01/2015 (Reform der GesBR seit 1.1.2015 in Kraft), ecolex 2015, 43ff. (together with Arno Zimmermann)
  • Capital increases for listed joint-stock companies in Austria (Kapitalerhöhung bei der börsenotierten AG in Österreich), Festschrift for Günther H. Roth (2011) 635 ff.
  • Participation rights and bonds in mergers and demergers (I + II) (Genussrechte und Schuldverschreibungen in Verschmelzung und Spaltung (I + II)), ecolex 2013, 133ff. and 243ff.
  • The new Equity Substitute Act (Das neue Eigenkapitalersatzgesetz), ecolex 2004, 106 ff.
  • Equity substitution law and hidden profit distribution (Eigenkapitalersatzrecht und verdeckte Gewinnausschüttung), Festschrift for Werner Wiesner, 2004, 375 ff.)
  • Prohibition on the repayment of contributions by incorporated entities (Verbotene Einlagenrückgewähr bei Kapitalgesellschaften), ecolex 2003, 152 ff.
  • Improving the rights of private foundation benefactors and beneficiaries (Verbesserung der Rechte von Stiftern und Begünstigten einer Privatstiftung), ecolex 2005, 536 ff., together with Mag. Wallner
  • Dismissing the board of a foundation, pursuant to amendments to the Private Foundations Act (Abberufung des Stiftungsvorstands nach der Novellierung des PSG), ecolex 2011, 419 ff.
  • Regarding the incompatibility of being a member of the board of directors in a private foundation whilst also representing the benefactor (Zur Unvereinbarkeit der Vorstandstätigkeit in der Privatstiftung bei gleichzeitiger Vertretung eines Stifters), ecolex 2010, 59/20
  • Rights of a private foundation’s final beneficiary (Rechte der Letztbegünstigten einer Privatstiftung), ecolex 2006, 765
  • The pledging and seizure of shares from general partnerships and limited partnerships (Verpfändung und Pfändung von OG- und KG-Anteilen), ecolex 2011, 4ff.
  • Pitfalls in the arbitration clauses of partnership agreements (Tücken gesellschaftsvertraglicher Schiedsklauseln), Festschrift for Hellwig Torggler (2013), 985 ff.
  • Arbitration agreements with a limited liability company director classified as an employee or consumer (Schiedsvereinbarungen mit einem als Arbeitnehmer oder Verbraucher zu qualifizierenden GmbH-Geschäftsführer), ecolex 2008, 740 ff., together with Mag. Lahnsteiner
  • Renting business premises in shopping centres and the business lease agreements and contractual relationships connected to this (Geschäftsraummiete, Unternehmenspacht und Bestandverhältnisse in Einkaufszentren), Festschrift for Hans-Georg Koppensteiner 2001, 629 ff.
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Lectures list

  • Lecturer at the University of Vienna Law School (corporate and commercial law) on the following subjects:
    • designing practical corporate and commercial law contracts
    • corporation law
    • M&A contracts - designing and negotiating company acquisition contracts
  • Speaker at more than 500 seminars
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