Top-class addition for the M&A practice of Baker McKenzie: The former Head of Office at the Takeover Commission, Wolfgang Eigner, joined the Vienna office of the international law firm at the beginning of August.
Born in Vienna's Waldviertel, Wolfgang Eigner studied law at the University of Vienna. After having passed the court year, he started his PhD studies, which he completed with honors. The publication of his dissertation was awarded two science prizes. At the same time, Eigner discovered his passion for teaching and research: For five years, he worked as an assistant to Prof. Peter Doralt at the Institute for Business Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business before he went to Cambridge to obtain his LL.M.
Back in Vienna, he started his legal career: He spent his term as a trainee lawyer (Konzipient) with the law firm Karasek Wietrzyk, where he also took the first steps as an attorney for a couple of years after having passed the bar exam. In 2012, he became Head of Office at the Takeover Commission, supervising all public takeovers for more than two years in this function. After that, he returned to working as an attorney at EY Law, where he advised clients in the areas of real estate law, public M&A and private equity.
Even as a practicing attorney, his love for science has remained ever-present: He has worked as a lecturer at different universities for 18 years now. In his areas of expertise, i.e. real estate law, corporate law and takeover law, he regularly gives talks at events and publishes in legal specialist journals.
Wolfgang Eigner also sticks to his guns at Baker McKenzie, where he works as a Counsel in Gerhard Hermann's Corporate/M&A practice. He will establish a real estate law team focusing on transactional business. Furthermore, he will also advise on M&A and private equity transactions."Wolfgang Eigner will be a highly competent contact person for our clients in real estate law. Moreover, we continue to reinforce our position as the leading law firm in takeover law", Gerhard Hermann rejoices.