With offices in Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, CERHA HEMPEL is one of Austria's largest and most renowned law firms. For more than nine decades, CERHA HEMPEL has been developing creative and groundbreaking solutions for its clients, as well as providing them with a personal service and expertise in the following areas: antitrust and competition, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law, data protection, distribution, employment law, insolvency and restructuring, IP/IT, litigation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, public commercial and European law, privatisations, real estate and construction, tax law, and white collar crime. CERHA HEMPEL has won numerous awards and in 2017 it was named "Austria Law Firm of the Year" by Chambers & Partners. Furthermore, CERHA HEMPEL is a member of Lex Mundi – The World's Leading Association of Independent Law Firms – and demonstrates its commitment to the arts as a corporate partner of the Albertina.

CERHA HEMPEL  is one of the leading law firms specialising in capital markets.

Over the past 25 years, CERHA HEMPEL has set standards in the Austrian market and was in charge of seven out of ten of the largest Austrian transactions: STRABAG, Telekom Austria, Bank Austria, Zumtobel, Österreichische Post, VA Tech and Austria Tabak. The STRABAG IPO has been until now one of the largest IPOs in Austria and one of the largest in Europe in 2007. 

Scope of services

We advise the issuer, the underwriting banks or the selling shareholder in connection with legally structuring the transaction, preparing and carrying out legal due diligence, drawing up the prospectus, conducting negotiations on the underwriting agreement and in relation to the other contract documentation, issuing new shares and other aspects that are relevant under company law, stock market listing, preparing publicity and research guidelines and reviewing all relevant marketing documents, as well as issuing legal and disclosure opinions. Furthermore, we advise issuers on their additional obligations arising from admission to trading on the stock market and on compliance with standard and ad hoc transparency obligations.


Vienna, Austria


Parkring 2
1010 Vienna
T +43 1 514 35 0
F +43 1 514 35-35


Contact persons

Volker Glas, LL.M.
T +43 1 514 35-231
F +43 1 514 35-38