Christian Zwick

Partner, Dr., LL.M. (Duke)

Christian Zwick is a partner in the firm’s Corporate/M&A Team. He mainly advises international and national companies and entrepreneurs in the fields of corporate law, M&A, commercial law and entrepreneur-focused civil law. 

He focuses on

  • corporate law, commercial law, entrepreneur-focused civil law
  • corporate reorganisations (such as mergers, demergers)
  • M&A transactions and joint ventures
  • founding of enterprises, Startups, Venture Capital, Private Equity
  • health care & life sciences
  • private clients
  • inheritance law, succession plannning
  • law on private foundations
  • corporate disputes

Christian began his career in 2008 as Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department for Civil Law and Commercial Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and joined Binder Grösswang in 2010, where he became a partner in 2019. He graduated as second-best graduate of his class (Mag. iur., 2007) from the University of Vienna. Christian holds a postgraduate degree from Duke University (LL.M. 2010), where he focused on business law. In addition, he obtained a Doctor iuris degree from the University of Vienna with summa cum laude (Dr. iur. 2010). His doctor’s theses looked at the “limits for Austrian foundations during their business undertakings”. 

Christian publishes continuously on subjects of corporate law and foundation law and is lecturer at the Danube-University Krems.

  • Counsel to Austrian General Accident Insurance Institution (AUVA) on the spin-off of various organisations due to the Social-Insurance-Organisation Act 2018
  • Counsel to Carinthia  on the restructuring of the state shareholdings
  • Ongoing corporate law advice and several cross-border restructurings of a Dow Jones company
  • Comprehensive restructuring of a global consumer goods company
  • Counsel to Novartis/Sandoz on various restructurings (e.g. integration of EBEWE Pharma)
  • Counsel to Trenkwalder on the restructuring of the group
  • Counsel to Ionity (joint venture of BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen) on the entrance of the Austrian market
  • Counsel to the Scandinavian insurer Tryg on its market entry in Austria
  • Counsel to Rail Cargo Austria AG on the reorganisation of large parts of the group in Austria and CEE (including the acquisition and sale of various participations)
  • Counsel to Rail Cargo Austria AG on the establishment of various joint ventures
  • Counsel to French Veolia Environnement S.A. on the establishment of a joint venture with Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG
  • Cross-border mergers of Kommunalkredit International Bank (Cyprus) into KA Finanz AG
  • Counsel to Macquarie on the sale of Techem to a consortium led by Schweizer Partners Group 
  • Counsel to Hengst SE on acquisition of DELBAG division from Fläkt Group
  • Counsel to Erba Diagnostics Limited on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in WSS Medical
  • Counsel on the participation of a new shareholder into the ImWind Group
  • Counsel to Scout24 on the acquisition of the online-plattform Immosuma GmbH
  • Counsel to Hör Technologie AG on the acquisition of Pichler & Strobl 
  • Counsel to Macquarie on the tender procedure for the sale of EDF's 25% stake in ESTAG 
  • Counsel to ACAL Private Equity on various transactions
  • Counsel to Allianz SE and Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG on the acquisition of 50% of the shares in BAWAG-PSK Vorsorgekasse AG from BAWAG P.S.K. Bank
  • Counsel to the e-scooter provider Flash on its market entry in Vienna
  • Counsel to of the Fintech Startup zuulupay
  • Pro Bono Consulting for CAPE 10 - House of the Future and Social Innovation in Vienna