Ingo Braun is a partner in the financing & regulatory practice. He specialises in financing transactions, financial market regulation and in this connection, he also advises on restructurings.

Another focus is insurance law and Ingo Braun advises insurers and reinsurers in particular on the settlement of major claims and the defence of coverage claims.

He has a broad consulting field in the financial market regulation, he is also active in employment and data protection matter. Other areas include commercial agreements, also with IT conex.

Selected representations

  • major US bank on restructurings and refinancings of ABL arrangements with Austrian co-debtors, collateral providers or collateral
  • Irish bank on leasing, sale-and-lease-back, software financing, assignment of receivables, hire-purchase, guarantees, and other sales financing in Austria, including regulatory and other ongoing issues
  • major German bank on regulatory and data protection requirements of data transfers for global securities trading
  • major U.S. bank on data privacy, labor, and regulatory requirements of employee correspondence collection and review
  • Provider of payment solutions for online systems in connection with data protection aspects of market entry in Austria
  • German subsidiary of a British derivatives trading platform on the establishment of a branch office in Austria and related corporate and regulatory issues
  • Financial collateral review matrix for securities-based lending
  • various buyers in acquisition of unsecured non-performing loans including interest rate swaps of Austrian borrower
  • German NPL sales platform on enforcement of contractual claims
  • Russian bank on regulatory suitability confirmations for board members
  • Austrian petrochemical trading company on sale of receivables to Dutch bank
  • French specialist bank on regulatory requirements for collateralization of loans secured by film distribution revenues
  • foreign non-bank on regulatory issues in sale of receivables without recourse
  • various US funds on purchase of non-performing loans with Austrian borrowers
  • Insurer in defense of tunnel operator’s claims after a burning vehicle caused damage and a several-weeks-long tunnel closure

Examples of insurance matters

  • Advising Austrian listed policyholder on D&O insurance matters in connection with takeover, obligations towards board members in connection with D&O insurance and claims and on a new second layer D&O insurance policy
  • Advising on W&I insurance in the context of M&A transactions on a regular basis
  • Advising and representing US reinsurer in connection with claims against an Austrian contractor and its insurer under a commercial liability insurance policy concerning works at a UK waste plant
  • Advising and representing a policyholder against a German insurer on claims under a fully comprehensive marine insurance policy
  • Advising and representing a Danish insurer in Austria, including claims handling, in connection with a major fire in an Austrian motorway tunnel
  • Advising on and negotiation of provisions of commercial liability insurance policy of a policyholder in insolvency during continuation and reorganisation of business
  • Advising an Austrian insurer in connection with portfolio transfers of foreign portfolios to an Austrian-Belgian insurance group

Publications and Lectures
Ingo Braun publishes on financial market, insolvency, data protection and insurance law and is the author of the Austrian chapter in “Performing and Non-Performing Loan Transactions Across the World, A Practical Guide”, in the Chambers Practice Guide – Insurance and Reinsurance – Trends and Developments in Austria and in the “Praxishandbuch DSGVO“. He is also a frequent lecturer.

Ingo Braun is partner at bpv Huegel since 2021. Prior to that, he was a partner in international commercial law firms in Vienna and worked as a secondee at one of the largest international commercial law firms in London. In 2004, Ingo was one of the founders of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP).

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