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Philipp Kapl

partner, Dr., MA, MA

Philipp Kapl is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team of the firm and has several years of experience in M&A transactions, joint ventures and private equity.

He focuses on

  • national and cross-border transactions
  • corporate restructurings
  • joint ventures

In 2018/2019, Philipp did a one year secondment with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in the London office.  Prior to joining Binder Grösswang in 2015, Philipp was an associate with Schönherr since 2012 and worked previously as an investment banking intern for Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London and as a summer associate for Temasek Holdings/TMS in Singapore. 

He received his doctoral degree from the University of Graz (Dr. iur.) in 2010 and obtained postgraduate degrees (M.A.) in International Relations and Economics from Syracuse University as a Fulbright scholar.

Philipp is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the German Chamber of Commerce in Austria (DHK) and the Fulbright Alumni Association.

  • Advising Mubadala on the sale of a 39% stake in Borealis AG to OMV AG
  • Advising Wiesenthal on the sale of Wiesenthal & Co and Wiesenthal Handel und Service to Swiss Mercedes Benz Distributor
  • Advising TechTalk on the sale of SpecFlow to the California-based Tricentis group
  • Counsel to Indorama Ventures on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Schoeller 
  • Counsel to Mitsui & Co.on the acquisition of a minority share in Austrian special chemicals company Kansai Helios Group
  • Counsel to VTG on the sale of approx. 4,400 freight and tank waggons and the transfer of the respective waggon rental agreements by Nacco Group
  • Counsel to Czech MTX Group on the acquisition of (insolvent) Aluminium Lend
  • Counsel to SNAM on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Austrian gas pipeline operator GAS CONNECT AUSTRIA
  • Counsel to Puratos on the acquistion of Diamant Nahrungsmittel Group 
  • Counsel to Novomatic on the acquisition of Albanian Lotaria Kombëtare 
  • Counsel to Al Habtoor Group on the acquisition of Hotel “Imperial”
  • Counsel to Lenzing Group in many national and international co-operation restructuring and acquisition projects
  • Counsel to TIWAG concerning several corporate matters, international long-term power supply contracts and a variety of other projects
  • Counsel to Medicus AI on corporate law matters and numerous national and international projects
  • Counsel to Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik on  the restructuring of the contractual relationship with with the Austrian Standards Institute

Philipp Kapl is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team of the firm and has several years of experience in M&A transactions, joint ventures and private equity.

He focuses on

  • national and cross-border transactions
  • corporate restructurings
  • joint ventures

In 2018/2019, Philipp did a one year secondment with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in the London office.  Prior to joining Binder Grösswang in 2015, Philipp was an associate with Schönherr since 2012 and worked previously as an investment banking intern for Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London and as a summer associate for Temasek Holdings/TMS in Singapore. 

He received his doctoral degree from the University of Graz (Dr. iur.) in 2010 and obtained postgraduate degrees (M.A.) in International Relations and Economics from Syracuse University as a Fulbright scholar.

Philipp is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the German Chamber of Commerce in Austria (DHK) and the Fulbright Alumni Association.

  • Advising Mubadala on the sale of a 39% stake in Borealis AG to OMV AG
  • Advising Wiesenthal on the sale of Wiesenthal & Co and Wiesenthal Handel und Service to Swiss Mercedes Benz Distributor
  • Advising TechTalk on the sale of SpecFlow to the California-based Tricentis group
  • Counsel to Indorama Ventures on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Schoeller 
  • Counsel to Mitsui & Co.on the acquisition of a minority share in Austrian special chemicals company Kansai Helios Group
  • Counsel to VTG on the sale of approx. 4,400 freight and tank waggons and the transfer of the respective waggon rental agreements by Nacco Group
  • Counsel to Czech MTX Group on the acquisition of (insolvent) Aluminium Lend
  • Counsel to SNAM on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Austrian gas pipeline operator GAS CONNECT AUSTRIA
  • Counsel to Puratos on the acquistion of Diamant Nahrungsmittel Group 
  • Counsel to Novomatic on the acquisition of Albanian Lotaria Kombëtare 
  • Counsel to Al Habtoor Group on the acquisition of Hotel “Imperial”
  • Counsel to Lenzing Group in many national and international co-operation restructuring and acquisition projects
  • Counsel to TIWAG concerning several corporate matters, international long-term power supply contracts and a variety of other projects
  • Counsel to Medicus AI on corporate law matters and numerous national and international projects
  • Counsel to Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik on  the restructuring of the contractual relationship with with the Austrian Standards Institute


He is an outstanding thinker, yet very pragmatic and fast. What makes him special is the combination of his legal skills and business acumen, this is why we also frequently involve him in transactions in foreign jurisdictions.

Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A



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