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Dr. Georg H. Diwok

Partner
Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

Biography

Georg Diwok heads the Banking & Finance Practice Group at Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG in Vienna. He previously worked as a law clerk at Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber and was a partner at Lattenmayer, Luks & Partner. He started his career as an assistant at Vienna law school.

Practice Focus

Georg focuses his practice on direct national and cross-border lending, restructuring as well as financial disputes. Georg's particular focus is on real estate finance. He advises banks and business enterprises on licensing issues and represents clients in banking regulatory matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised an Austrian listed bank on collateral structures in the wider CEE region.
  • Advised on asset and portfolio structuring for securitization purposes in the automotive and consumer lending areas.
  • Advised an EU licensed bank on exit strategies from Romania.
  • Represented start-ups on crypto currency issues and related AML risk towards the Austrian regulator FMA.
  • Advises on payment services related matters such as represented a US listed company on its mobile payment services rollout in Austria.
  • Represented a Swiss bank in selling its private clients business to an Austrian financial institution.
  • Represented clients in Austrian private foundation laws related disputes.

Professional Honors

  • Top 10 experts in banking & finance law, trend lawyers’ ranking 2022
  • Frequently recommended in banking & finance, JUVE Austria 2022
  • Experienced in finance transactions, structured finance and regulatory issues, Legal 500, 2021
  • Banking & Finance: Regulatory, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Among the Top 10 for banking & finance law, trend Anwaltsranking since 2010
  • The Best Lawyers of the Industry, Immobilienmagazin 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Austria 2019 for banking & finance law, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Austrian Banking Law Society - Member
  • Vienna Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • Austria (1992)

Education

  • University of Vienna (Dr. iur.) (1986)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German