bpv Huegel is one of the leading law firms in Austria. It is regarded as the first choice for highly complex matters that require specialised tax and legal knowledge, many years of experience and a practical business sense. In addition to several offices in Austria and an office in Brussels, the law firm is a founding member of "bpv LEGAL" – an alliance with offices in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest and Prague – and has a strong presence in the CEE region as well as broad international reach through worldwide partner offices.

Exceptional commitment to its clients, excellent know-how and results-oriented efficiency make bpv Huegel the first choice for challenging legal issues, significant transactions and critical litigation.

The firm, which specialises in national and international commercial law, was founded in 1979 and currently employs over 100 staff and around 50 lawyers.

Scope of services

bpv Huegel advises leading ATX issuers, investors as well as national and international banks. The focus is on transactions with a focus on equity and equity-linked issues, as well as capital market, stock exchange and regulatory advice for issuers, investors and banks. bpv Huegel also advises on investment funds, structured finance and financial derivatives.

The team offers comprehensive experience with shareholder activists, shareholder engagement, proxy advisory coverage and proxy fights, high profile take over transactions including hostile takeover defence.

Preparatory measures (financing rounds, reorganisations, articles of association, shareholders’ agreements, compliance organisation, corporate governance), structuring/execution of capital market transactions, legal due diligence, information memorandum, drafting of prospectuses, legal and disclosure opinions, drafting/negotiation of transaction documents (in particular underwriting agreement), transaction management and administrative procedures (prospectuses approval, prospectus notifications), publicity and research guidelines and review of marketing documents, advice on capital market and stock exchange compliance (regular and ad-hoc disclosure obligations, representation in administrative and administrative criminal proceedings, advice on takeover bids (bidders, target companies, financing banks) as well as shareholder agreements, advice on public shareholders' meetings.


The team regularly advises on first-to-market solutions.

  • € 4.1bn merger between RZB and listed RBI
  • Global Coordinators on the €305.6mn rights issue of BUWOG
  • Raiffeisen-Holding as shareholder on the €190mn rights issue of Agrana
  • € 1.6bn BUWOG spin-off (FSE, VSE, WSE) (first spin-off from ATX issuer)
  • UniCredit on €29.6mn ISDA Total Return Equity Swap with DO&CO
  • €660mn rights issue of Erste Group Bank AG
  • IMMOFINANZ on €150mn ISDA equity swap financing with treasury shares
  • €350mn cross-border merger of Intercell and Vivalis to form Valneva SE (NYSE) (first SE export merger)

Head quarters

Vienna, Austria


Donau City Straße 11
1220 Wien
T +43 1 260 50
F +43 1 260 50-133

Enzersdorferstraße 4
2340 Mödling
T +43 2236 893377-0
F +43 2236 893377-40


Contact persons

RA Dr. Christoph Nauer LL.M.
Co-Managing Partner
T +43 2236 893377-0
F +43 2236 893377-40

RA Dr. Elke Napokoj LL.M. (London)
T +43 1 260 50-525
F +43 1 260 50-133