Claudia Fochtmann-Tischler joins Baker McKenzie's Corporate / M&A practice as counsel, effective June 1, 2021. The corporate law expert moves from Binder Grösswang to Baker McKenzie's Vienna office.

Fochtmann-Tischler (33) started her career in 2007 in the legal department at Pfizer Corporation Austria GmbH in Vienna. In 2011, she joined Binder Grösswang as an associate in the Corporate / M&A practice group; since 2015, she is admitted to the bar and worked as an attorney at law at Binder Grösswang. In 2013, Claudia Fochtmann-Tischler spent a secondment as in-house counsel in the legal department of Lenzing AG. Fochtmann-Tischler studied law at the University of Vienna.

Claudia Fochtmann-Tischler has extensive and long-standing expertise in advising national and international clients in M&A transactions and complex national and cross-border restructurings. In addition, she advises national and international clients on all aspects of corporate and company law, joint venture transactions and spin-offs and is also advising at the interface with banking supervisory law.

More recently, Fochtmann-Tischler has, inter alia, advised a heterogeneous group of sellers on the sale of 100% of the shares in an investment company as well as an Austrian bank on a complex carve-out and cross-border merger with a payment service provider based in another EU country.

"The win of Claudia Fochtmann-Tischler as new counsel in our Vienna office is an excellent strategic reinforcement for our Corporate/M&A team. We warmly welcome her and look forward to working with her," comments Gerhard Hermann, head of the corporate practice group of Baker McKenzie's Vienna office.

"With Fochtmann-Tischler, we gain a dynamic colleague who has proven in her career to date that she has an excellent command of complex corporate transactions. Supporting international clients in inbound transactions in Austria and increasingly assisting Austrian companies in their international activities together with her, will be an enriching task," adds Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac, partner in the Corporate/M&A practice group of Baker McKenzie Vienna and head of the Capital Markets law department.

"I am looking forward to the new challenges as a member of the Corporate/M&A team at Baker McKenzie. My expertise in Corporate / M&A is an ideal fit for Baker McKenzie's strategic positioning and I look forward to contributing to the firm's continued success," says Fochtmann-Tischler on her move.

The Corporate practice group of Baker McKenzie's Vienna office specializes in cross-border transactions and recently advised, among others, the Carinthian energy producer Kelag on the acquisition of small hydropower plants in France and Portugal from the German RWE group, the private equity investor Apollo on its EUR 500 million investment in the Sazka Group, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S on the acquisition of all shares in HSO Health Care GmbH.
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