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

Having a significant large cap transaction track record representing international and Austrian blue chips across various industries. Top 5 in the Individual 15 yrs. (2023) M&A League Table of Mergermarket per value for Austria with approx. €19bn total deal value.

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Publications and Lectures
Christoph Nauer is the author of publications on corporate and capital markets law and works on 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 at the annual conference law and tax (RuSt).

Rankings | Awards
Christoph Nauer is recognised for his work in capital markets and  corporate/M&A in several directories: JUVE ranks him as leading name in Corporate and Public M&A (“tremendous knowledge in capital markets, supports quickly and flexible”, “excellent in banking regulation”, „competent, highly qualified and a good team player“, „really good, always at it and full of energy“, clients; “very good corporate lawyer”, “high professional quality and extensive industry expertise”, “very good in capital market law “, competitors), Legal 500 (“is technically superb with great business acumen”; „fast and efficient perception of facts, correlation and legal issues due to his very outstanding knowledge in banking and corporate, at the same time a kind and eloquent sparring partner“, “incredibly comprehensive knowledge, can break down complicated facts to the essentials in fractions of a second and is always pragmatic”; “complex issues are solved simply; corporate law at highest levels”, “very outstanding knowledge”, clients), IFLR („highly regarded“) and Handelsblatt (Best Lawyers-Ranking).

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.

German, English