Marcus Benes
Name: Marcus Benes
Firm Name: Eisenberger & Herzog
Jurisdiction: Austria
Practice Area: Banking & Finance Law

Telephone: +43 1 606 36470
Fax: +43 1 606 3647-58

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Professional Biography:

Marcus Benes is a Partner at our Vienna office and heads the practice groups Banking & Finance and Restructuring. In his recent work he advised banks and investors in international financing, complex restructuring and sales of credit portfolios throughout Southern and Eastern Europe. He relies on an international network of partner law firms.

Marcus combines in-depth experience in the private economy, restructuring a family business between 2001 and 2003, with many years of law practice at the international law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper and Wolf Theiss.

Marcus holds degrees from the University of Vienna (Dr iur, 1999; Mag iur, 1994) and the University of Pennsylvania (LLM, 1996), as well as a business degree from Wharton School (MBA, 2001). He is also admitted in New York.

Marcus speaks German, English and Spanish.


Marcus is recommended by Chambers for “Banking & Finance” and “Restructuring & Insolvency”.

“A very commercial approach and all the technical skills we are looking for.” Mandant in Chambers 2015

“He spots the big issues of a project and doesn’t get stuck on the minor matters which are not the focus.” Chambers 2015 – Banking & Finance

“High personal commitment, long-standing experience and creativity with regard to possible solutions.” He is also noted for his experience in international transactions and pragmatic approach: “He knows which points to fight and which to leave.” Chambers 2015 – Restructuring/Insolvency

“Excellent negotiator” Legal500 2015 – Insolvency, Corporate Recovery

“Available 24/7”, “highly intelligent and commited”. Legal500 2014  Banking & Finance

“Excellent legal work combined with in-depth entrepreneurial understanding.” Client in JUVE 2014

Firm Overview:

With more than 50 lawyers at its offices in Vienna and Graz, Eisenberger & Herzog (E&H) ranks amongst Austria’s largest law firms. The firm is driven by a team of partners with an international background and practice. Thus, E&H is guided by a spirit of innovation, dedication and creativity. Throughout the lifetime of each project, partners assist their clients personally, ensuring quality, flexibility and efficiency. With a well-established network of partner law firms all over Europe and strong ties with first-tier business law firms in the US and Asia, E&H has become one of the leading Austrian referral firms and premier addresses for international clients.