Otto Waechter

LL.M. (NYU) | M.B.L.-HSG | Dr.iur. (University of Vienna) | Partner
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Otto Waechter is head of the practice groups Banking and Finance Law and Projects / Procurement & Infrastructure.

He advises domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies, international groups and local authorities on all aspects of banking and finance law and on all types of financing.

Another focus is project development and project financing, in particular concessions and private-public partnerships in the field of infrastructure. He advised the best bidder in the largest transaction in this field in Austria to date (introduction of truck tolls).

He has extensive international experience having worked in law firms in the United States and Australia and is admitted to practice in the states of New York and California. He is the Austrian Co-Chapter Chair of the New York State Bar Association.

Otto speaks German and English.

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  • University St.Gallen (M.B.L.-HSG), 1998
  • NYU School of Law (LL.M. in Corporate Law), 1994
  • University of Vienna, (Dr.iur.), 1987
  • University of Vienna (Mag.iur.), 1986
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  • Since 1999: Partner with GRAF ISOLA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna
  • 1996 – 1999: Partner with Gabler & Gibel, Vienna
  • 1994 – 1995: Foreign associate with law firms in New York City, USA and Adelaide, Australia
  • 1994- 1995: Office of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, New York
  • 1987 – 1993: Associate with Preslmayr & Partners, Dr. Thomas Schröfl
  • 1986 – 1987: Clerkship with courts in Vienna
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  • California (1996)
  • New York (1995)
  • Austria (1994)
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  • Vienna Bar Association
  • American, New York State and California Bar Associations
  • Law Society of Australia
  • Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (“Austrian Banking Society”)
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  • Otto Wächter was listed in the ADVOCATUS Handbook for 2013 for outstanding expertise and achievements the fields of insolvency administration, representation of creditors, representation of debtors and corporate reorganisation/recovery:
    “Otto Wächter is head of Banking & Finance and in this capacity also deals with insolvencies and corporate reorganisations. Our clients confirm that Wächter develops excellent, unconventional solutions for complex cases.”
  • “Chambers Europe” 2012. Band 3: Public Procurement
  • “Chambers Europe” 2012. Band 4: Banking & Finance
  • “Chambers Europe” 2011. Band 4: Banking & Finance
  • “Chambers Europe” 2011. Band 3: Public Procurement
  • “The Legal 500” 2011. Top 5: Banking & Finance
  • “The Legal 500” 2011. Recommended Firm: Capital Markets
  • “The Legal 500” 2011. Top 2: Public Procurement
  • “PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook” 2011: Recommended individual – Finance
Otto Waechter
LL.M. (NYU) | M.B.L.-HSG | Dr.iur. (University of Vienna) | Partner
T:+43 1 401 17 - 0