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Dr. Georg H. Diwok

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG


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 and restructuring. Georg's particular focus is on real estate finance. He further advises banks and business enterprises on licensing issues and represents clients in banking regulatory matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented an Austrian regional energy provider in the largest PV renewables financing to date in Austria.
  • Represented and Austrian bank in the financing of a landmark office building in Vienna.
  • Advised non-EU banks and payment services, cross border leasing and on license issues pertaining to alleged forum shopping.
  • Represented start-ups on crypto currency issues and related AML risk towards the Austrian regulator FMA.
  • Represented a Swiss bank in selling its private client's business to an Austrian financial institution.

Professional Honors

  • Frequently recommended in banking & finance, JUVE Austria 2022/2023
  • Among the top 10 experts in banking & finance law, trend lawyers’ ranking 2023
  • Experienced in finance transactions, structured finance and regulatory issues, Legal 500, 2021
  • Banking & Finance: Regulatory, Chambers Europe 2021
  • The Best Lawyers of the Industry, Real Estate Magazine 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


  • Austria (1992)


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


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Diwok/Gritsch, "Bitcoin Money and means of Payment", ZFR 2020
  • Comment on a crypto currency related Supreme Court judgement OGH 3 Ob 95/20x (ZFR 2021, 250 ff.)
  • Interview, "DAS KOMMT AUF KRYPTOFIRMEN ZU," Börsianer Magazin, October 2022, p. 74