Dr. Albert Birkner, LL.M.

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Managing Partner Albert Birkner is Head of Department of Takeovers & Antitrust. Albert became partner at CERHA HEMPEL in 2004 and has been with the firm since 1995. He completed his education at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1992, Dr. iur. 1995) and at the University of Cambridge (LLM 1995). Albert specializes in mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, as well as joint ventures with a special focus on Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). He has developed particular expertise in the fields of structuring and implementation of corporate transactions, takeover mechanics and the modelling of co-ownership structures.

Albert has been and is a lead partner on many prominent matters for several years already and holds an extremely vast track record. He is an author and regular contributor of a number of publications. He is frequently named as a leading individual within other guides, journals, publications, etc. and often referred to as an expert within his field.

Admission Functions

  • Attorney at Law, Austria (2000)
  • Attorney at Law, Czech Republic (2000)

Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate
  • Private Clients & Trust
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Memberships
  • Insolvency & Restructuring


  • University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1992, Dr. iur. 1995)
  • University of Cambridge (LL.M. 1995)


  • German
  • English

Firm Description:

Our focus is on supporting our clients in their corporate decision-making process. This means we do not content ourselves with standard solutions, instead we strive to develop and provide the best possible solutions for every challenge, tailored to each client’s needs.

On the one hand, this demands extensive specialist knowledge, motivation and commitment, and on the other, an excellent understanding of our clients’ businesses. Through our organisational structure, which allies our core teams with particular specialists, we are able to manage clients and transactions efficiently and effectively.

At CERHA HEMPEL, we are proud to be able to look back on a very successful history. Over the past 25 years, CERHA HEMPEL has been involved in a large number of the most significant transactions in Austria. This is what really distinguishes us as one of the leading law firms in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, takeovers, privatisations, financing, and real estate and construction. We also enjoy an enviable reputation for our handling of large-scale commercial litigation and arbitration. The fact that we understand our clients’ businesses has helped us achieve a high rate of success. It is no coincidence that we are the first port of call for a number of long-term clients whom we advise comprehensively on all of their day-to-day legal matters. We apply our litigation experience when drafting agreements and are often able to prevent disputes with our clients’ counterparties before they arise. This expertise – combined with our years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe and our Lex Mundi network – ensures that our clients receive high-quality and sound advice, across disciplines and across borders.