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Co-Managing Partner
Office Mödling

Christoph Nauer’s practice focuses on corporate/M&A (especially for listed companies), mergers/spin-offs, takeovers and capital market transactions (ECM equity, equity-linked) as well as banking and financial market regulation.

Selected representations

  • R-IT as shareholder in the IPO of SoftwareONE at SIX with CHF 2.9bn market cap (at offering price)
  • Constantia Flexibles on the €50mn settlement upon the squeeze-out compensation for Constantia Packaging shareholders
  • IMMOFINANZ on the € 390mn strategic acquisition of listed S IMMO
  • Sale of global operating COMPAREX Group to KKR backed Swiss SoftwareONE by Raiffeisen Informatik
  • € 760mn sale of stake in listed CA Immo from IMMOFINANZ to Starwood Capital (US)
  • Joint bookrunners at €300mn capital increase of BUWOG AG
  • BAWAG P.S.K. on the acquisition of start:bausparkasse/IMMO-BANK Volksbanken-Verbund
  • RZB on its merger with RBI (most significant transaction in the banking sector in 2017 in Austria/CEE)
  • € 1,6bn BUWOG spin-off (first spin-off of an ATX issuer)

Publications and Lectures
Christoph Nauer is the author of many publications on corporate and capital markets law and works on the Austrian chapter of “Shareholder Activism & Engagement” (GTDT) and the Austrian M&A chapter of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), one of the leading platforms for cross-border tax law. As a lecturer, he regularly speaks at conferences on corporate and capital markets law and acts as the head of capital markets law at the annual conference law and tax (RuSt).

Rankings | Awards
Christoph Nauer is recognised for his work in capital markets law and corporate/M&A in law directories such as JUVE („competent, highly qualified and a good team player“, „really good, always at it and full of energy“, client; “very good corporate lawyer”, “high professional quality and extensive industry expertise”, “very good in capital market law “, competitors), Legal 500 („very competent“), IFLR („highly regarded“) and Handelsblatt (Best Lawyers-Ranking). Top 10 in the Individual 10 yrs. League Table of Mergermarket per value for Austria till 2018 with €10.65bn total deal value.

Christoph Nauer graduated from the University of Vienna (Dr.iur., 2002) and obtained an LL.M. in international tax law (2006). He is with bpv Huegel since 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Christoph Nauer worked at Cheyne Capital, London (one of the leading European alternative investment fund manager). His work with the legal department of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber has provided him with extensive lobbying experience in the Austrian and European legislative process.

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