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Kai Ruckelshausen

Attorney-at-Law for Banking and Finance

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

Field of activity

Kai Ruckelshausen is a banking & finance attorney-at-law.

He has already gained extensive experience in advising some of the largest Austrian banks and other leading European financial institutions in financial transactions. He specialises in acquisitions and project financing as well as in the refinancing and restructuring of loans. His activities include both domestic and international projects with a focus on CEE.

Previous professional experience/training

Kai Ruckelshausen has been with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz since 2013. He completed his law studies in 2012 at the University of Vienna. In 2017 he graduated from Columbia Law School in New York as Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar There sought to gain a deeper understanding of the interplay of law and finance and wrote his thesis under the supervision of a renowned professor in law and finance theory. Kai Ruckelshausen is also admitted to the bar in New York.

His secondment to Siemens and supporting start-ups during his studies provided him with further valuable insights into business operations. In New York, he helped start-ups with their legal issues as LL.M. Director of the Columbia Law and Entrepreneurship Society.

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  • 2012 - Study of Law, University of Vienna
  • 2017 – Columbia Law School, New York, Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • 2017 – New York Bar Exam
  • 2018 – Austrian Bar Exam (with very good success)
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