Banking and Finance

We have many years of expertise and advise our clients comprehensively in all areas of banking and finance. The primary focus of our advice is always legal feasibility and economic sense.

Our clients include domestic and foreign financial institutions; lenders and borrowers; and companies of all industrial sectors and sizes, including globally operating corporations, insurance companies, investors and public authorities.

A particular focus is advising on disputes in and out of court with a background in banking, regulatory or capital markets law. For instance, we advised and represented clients in major court disputes in connection with the financial crisis.

Our lawyers in the banking and finance team regularly work in tandem with our specialised lawyers from other practice groups. Complex legal issues are thus resolved efficiently and quickly.


Graf Isola once again named as IFLR Top Tier Firm

In this year’s IFLR1000 Guide 2019 the prestigious British publication International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has named Graf Isola (f.k.a. Graf & Pitkowitz) as a Top Tier Firm in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance, Project Development and Capital Markets. Ferdinand Graf and Otto Waechter have furthermore been recommended as highly regarded attorneys.

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Otto Waechter
LL.M. (NYU) | M.B.L.-HSG | Dr.iur. (University of Vienna) | Partner
T+43 1 401 17 - 0
image expand Areas of expertise
  • 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