Florian Khol

Partner, Dr.

Florian Khol is a partner in the firm's Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets Teams and has over 20 years of experience in advising national and international issuers, banks, listed companies and investment funds on domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions.

He focuses on

  • M&A transactions
  • capital markets
  • capital market compliance, market abuse subjects
  • takeover law

Florian is listed by Chambers Global 2020 as one of the leading lawyers in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets and is listed as a "Highly regarded Lawyer" in the 2020 edition of IFLR1000.

He began his career with Binder Grösswang in 1998 and was appointed Partner in 2006. Florian received his PhD from the University of Innsbruck (Dr. iur.) in 1997.

Florian is a member of Aktienforum (Austrian Association for stock issuers and investors) and Vice Chairman of the IBA Securities Law Committee. He is the author of numerous publications on capital markets and corporate law.

  • Counsel to Andritz AG on the acquisition of Xerium Technologies Inc. 
  • Counsel to Mayr-Melnhof Group on the acquisition of TANN Group
  • Counsel to founding shareholders of ARGO S.A. on the sale of ARGO.S.A. (Greece) to ALPLA group
  • Counsel to the investor in all stages of the acquisition of a 40% shareholding, achieved through a capital increase, in the TEKPOINT group
  • Advising the Lenzing AG in its formation of a Joint Venture with Brasilian Duratex S.A to built to build a Dissolving Wood Pulp Plant
  • Advising the international PE Investor Insight on the access in Tricentis
  • Advising the Talanx Asset Management GmbH on the sale of a share package of C-QUADRAT to Cubic Limited
  • Advising the conwert SE as target company in a defended public takeover
  • Issuance of a EUR 350m Corporate Bond by UNIQA Insurance Group AG, Underwriter‘s Counsel
  • Capital increase and secondary of Lenzing AG (Issuer's Counsel)
  • Capital increase of BKS Bank AG (Issuer’s Counsel)
  • Capital increase of Oberbank AG (Issuer’s Counsel)
  • Capital increase of Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group (Underwriter’s counsel)
  • Advising the voestalpine AG in its public takeover bid of stock exchange listed Böhler Uddeholm AG and subsequent squeeze out
  • Advising the Salzburger Landes-Hypothekenbank Aktiengesellschaft on the structuring of an offering programme for bonds
  • Advising the Bankhaus Krentschker & Co AG on the structuring of an offering programme for bonds
  • Advising the Steiermärkische Bank and Sparkassen AG on the structuring of an offering programme for bonds
  • Ongoing advice on stock exchange relevant compliance and reporting obligation especially on ad-hoc reporting, insider dealing and market manipulation
  • Advising Bilfinger on the sales process of Bilfinger MCE GmbH to the Austrian Habau Group
  • Advising the mbi on the sales process of Anger Machining Group to the Taiwanese Tongtai Group
  • Advising Lenzing on the sale of the German Dolan and the German European Carbon Fibre to the German PE investor Alpina Partners
  • Advising the Cisco Group on the acquisition of SolveDirect
  • Advising the Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. on its majority acquisition of FACC AG
  • Advising Lenzing AG on the sales process of the sectors Blechtechnik to the Austrian GER4TECH, Automation & Robotics to the German cts group and Leno Electronics GmbH to the Austrian MELECS group

Florian Khol is a partner in the firm's Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets Teams and has over 20 years of experience in advising national and international issuers, banks, listed companies and investment funds on domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions.

He focuses on

  • M&A transactions
  • capital markets
  • capital market compliance, market abuse subjects
  • takeover law

Florian is listed by Chambers Global 2020 as one of the leading lawyers in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets and is listed as a "Highly regarded Lawyer" in the 2020 edition of IFLR1000.

He began his career with Binder Grösswang in 1998 and was appointed Partner in 2006. Florian received his PhD from the University of Innsbruck (Dr. iur.) in 1997.

Florian is a member of Aktienforum (Austrian Association for stock issuers and investors) and Vice Chairman of the IBA Securities Law Committee. He is the author of numerous publications on capital markets and corporate law.

  • Counsel to Andritz AG on the acquisition of Xerium Technologies Inc. 
  • Counsel to Mayr-Melnhof Group on the acquisition of TANN Group
  • Counsel to founding shareholders of ARGO S.A. on the sale of ARGO.S.A. (Greece) to ALPLA group
  • Counsel to the investor in all stages of the acquisition of a 40% shareholding, achieved through a capital increase, in the TEKPOINT group
  • Advising the Lenzing AG in its formation of a Joint Venture with Brasilian Duratex S.A to built to build a Dissolving Wood Pulp Plant
  • Advising the international PE Investor Insight on the access in Tricentis
  • Advising the Talanx Asset Management GmbH on the sale of a share package of C-QUADRAT to Cubic Limited
  • Advising the conwert SE as target company in a defended public takeover
  • Issuance of a EUR 350m Corporate Bond by UNIQA Insurance Group AG, Underwriter‘s Counsel
  • Capital increase and secondary of Lenzing AG (Issuer's Counsel)
  • Capital increase of BKS Bank AG (Issuer’s Counsel)
  • Capital increase of Oberbank AG (Issuer’s Counsel)
  • Capital increase of Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group (Underwriter’s counsel)
  • Advising the voestalpine AG in its public takeover bid of stock exchange listed Böhler Uddeholm AG and subsequent squeeze out
  • Advising the Salzburger Landes-Hypothekenbank Aktiengesellschaft on the structuring of an offering programme for bonds
  • Advising the Bankhaus Krentschker & Co AG on the structuring of an offering programme for bonds
  • Advising the Steiermärkische Bank and Sparkassen AG on the structuring of an offering programme for bonds
  • Ongoing advice on stock exchange relevant compliance and reporting obligation especially on ad-hoc reporting, insider dealing and market manipulation
  • Advising Bilfinger on the sales process of Bilfinger MCE GmbH to the Austrian Habau Group
  • Advising the mbi on the sales process of Anger Machining Group to the Taiwanese Tongtai Group
  • Advising Lenzing on the sale of the German Dolan and the German European Carbon Fibre to the German PE investor Alpina Partners
  • Advising the Cisco Group on the acquisition of SolveDirect
  • Advising the Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. on its majority acquisition of FACC AG
  • Advising Lenzing AG on the sales process of the sectors Blechtechnik to the Austrian GER4TECH, Automation & Robotics to the German cts group and Leno Electronics GmbH to the Austrian MELECS group


Very high expertise in capital markets transactions, highly available, provides practical solutions, truly understands the business.

Legal500 2020, Capital Markets



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