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Matthias Bernhard Emich


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

Matthias Bernhard Emich has been part of the CMS transaction team in the areas of Banking & Finance as well as Corporate/M&A for several years. He advises national and international clients on corporate and financing transactions.

In 2015, he graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Before joining CMS in December 2017, he worked for several years during his studies as a project manager for various international technology and telecommunications companies. Subsequently, he worked as a paralegal in the corporate transactions department of CMS while pursuing his doctoral studies at Johannes Kepler University in Linz and completing his court internship in the jurisdiction of the Vienna Higher Regional Court, including at the Vienna Commercial Court.

He passed his Bar exam in 2023 and recently gained valuable insight and first-hand experience in the banking sector through a secondment to a major international bank.

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  • Ongoing - Doctoral Studies in Law, Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • 2019 - Judicial practice in the Higher Regional Court of Vienna
  • 2015 - M.A., Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
  • 2011 - B.A., Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
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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.
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