The practice has a focus on equity and equity-linked capital markets work, including cross-border transactions, and is well versed in handling compliance matters as well as mandates at the intersection with corporate law.
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bpv Huegel’s capital markets practice advises issuers, investors, national and international banks and regulated entities on the full range of capital markets transactions with a focus on equity and equity-linked as well as compliance and regulatory work.

The team is known for its technical excellence and business sense. We deploy efficient and versatile teams to deliver a seamless service that is carefully tailored to the needs of our clients and particular transactions.


  • Structuring and transaction execution
  • Initial public offerings (IPO), secondary public offerings (SBO), capital increases and rights issues
  • Listings on regulated markets and open markets (Vienna MTF) as well as delisting and as well as down- or up-listings
  • Convertibles, including contingent and mandatory convertibles, warrant bonds and exchangeable bonds as well as regulatory capital instruments
  • Corporate bond issuances (investment grade, high-yield), debt issuance programmes (medium-term notes and commercial paper programmes)
  • Sustainable finance products (Green Bonds) and sustainability disclosure and reporting (ESG)
  • Securities buybacks, stock lending, tender and exchange offers
  • Private placements and package deals (block trades)
  • Executive compensation (say-on-pay), stock option and share transfer plans for executives and employees
  • Shareholder activism and engagement, shareholders’ meetings, proxy advisory coverage and proxy fights
  • Public takeovers including takeover defence
  • Mergers and spin-offs of listed companies
  • Reporting duties and compliance, including periodic reporting and other disclosure obligations (ad-hoc), insider compliance, major holdings disclosure, managers’ transactions (directors’ dealings)
  • Representation in court and with regulatory bodies

Innovation and first-to-market track record

We are proficient to develop and execute tailor made solutions evidenced by a track record on innovative first-to-market transactions… such as Mandatory Convertible Notes issue by ATX listed company, Spin-off from ATX issuer, additional share issue as compensation pursuant to merger ratio review, pre‑placement structure avoiding claw back for rights issue of ATX listed bank, Equity Swap Financing (ISDA) deploying treasury shares of ATX issuer.

Shareholder activism & engagement and takeovers

Drawing additionally on its strong corporate capabilities the team offers comprehensive experience to deal with shareholder activists, shareholder engagement, proxy advisory coverage, proxy fights and shareholder litigation as well as high profile public takeovers including hostile takeover defence.

First address on mergers and spin-offs

Merger of RZB with RBI
Austrian Deal of the Year
CEE Deal of the Year Awards 2018

Spin-off of the BUWOG group

European Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year
ITR European Tax Awards 2015
The team has an exceptional experience on national and cross border mergers, reorganisations and spin-offs involving listed companies advising on most of the relevant transactions in Austria…such as €4.1bn merger between RZB and listed RBI, €1.6bn BUWOG spin‑off (first spin-off from ATX issuer), €350mn cross-border merger of Intercell and Vivalis to form Valneva SE (NYSE) (first SE export merger), merger between IMMOFINANZ and IMMOEAST (first merger of ATX listed entities).