Banking and Finance

The economic and legal developments in recent years have been posing major, previously unknown problems and challenges for the financial sector. We have long-standing expertise and provide our clients with comprehensive advice on all matters of Banking Law and all types of financing. The primary focus of our advising service is legal feasibility and economic viability.

Our clients include domestic and foreign financial institutions, lenders and borrowers, companies from every industrial sector and of all sizes, including global corporations, insurance companies, investors, public institutions, and authorities.

Another focus of our work is litigation and out-of-court dispute settlement involving banking, regulatory, and capital markets disputes. Over the past few years, we have advised and represented in some of the largest cases/litigations in connection with the financial crisis.

Our Banking and Finance team regularly coordinates with our experts from other relevant areas of expertise, so it is always guaranteed that complex legal matters are solved in the most efficient way.

GPP Logo

This mid-sized commercial outfit has been involved in some major financings and debt restructurings, mainly catering for Austrian and international banks. Clients particularly value the lawyers´ regulatory expertise and down-to-earth style. ‘They have an instant understanding of the goal we have in mind, and work toward that goal.’ market sources report.



Otto Waechter

Dr. Otto Waechter

LL.M. (NYU) M.B.L.-HSG | Partner
T +43 1 401 17 - 0


Andreas Edlinger

Mag. Andreas Edlinger

LL.M. (LONDON) | Attorney-at-Law
Marija Križanac

Mag. Marija Križanac

CIPP/E, CIPM | Attorney-at-Law
Otto Waechter

Dr. Otto Waechter

LL.M. (NYU) M.B.L.-HSG | Partner
Karin Maria Waechter

Mag. Karin Maria Waechter

LL.M. (NYU) | Attorney-at-Law


  • General banking (including prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing)
  • Financing of all types including general corporate financing, acquisition, real estate, and project financing (debt and equity transactions)
  • Refinancing and debt restructuring, including investments in corporate crisis situations
  • Structured investments, including execution of failed investment structures
  • Banking supervision and financial market regulation
  • Corporate litigation in connection with bank contract and financial market laws, as well as regulatory proceedings before Austrian and international supervisory authorities