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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Insolvency in Austria since 2021

Michael Herzer

Lawyer, Ateus

T. +43 (1) 533 77 84-10



  • Corporate and company law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Transactions
  • Capital markets law
  • Restructuring and reorganization of companies
  • Arbitration


  • Currently self-employed lawyer and partner at ATEUS Attorneys at Law
  • 2008 to 2012 Attorney at law in a law firm specializing in commercial law in Vienna
  • 2003 to 2008 Associate in a law firm specializing in commercial law in Vienna
  • 2002 to 2003 Court internship


  • since 2008 Attorney at Law
  • 2008 bar exam (with very good results)
  • 2004 to 2005 Master studies at Penn State University, USA (LL.M.)
  • 2002 to 2003 Doctoral studies at Vienna University (graduated with distinction)
  • 1997 to 2002 Law studies at Vienna University (Mag. iur.)


  • 2017 “Handbuch zur Aktiengesellschaft” ² (Handbook for public limited companies, Ed. Gratzl / Hausmaninger / Justich), chapter “Executive Board and Dissolution & Liquidation”
  • 2012 ”Handbuch zur Aktiengesellschaft”1 (Handbook for public limited companies, ed. Hausmaninger/Gratzl/Justich) chapter Board of Management
  • 2012 “Wandelschuldverschreibungen in der Emittenteninsolvenz” (Convertible bonds in the issuer insolvency (ed. Taufner/Herzer) ÖBA
  • 2012, 587ff 2010 to 2012 Getting the Deal Through, A Global Arbitration Review, Austrian Chapter
  • 2003 Dissertation on the topic: „Die Entscheidung Holzmüller und die Auswirkungen auf das österreichische Aktienrecht” (The Holzmüller decision and the effects on the Austrian stock corporation law“)
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About Ateus


Displaying a sense of style, straightforwardness and integrity is actually quite easy. One only has to be completely permeated by it in all areas of life.


Gaius Ateius Capito († 22 AD) is considered one of the most important founding fathers of Roman law. Like no other in his day, this outstanding scholar of law knew how to find a clear solution to complex issues. His name is still an inspiring role model for us today and the simplification of this name to the artificial word ATEUS expresses our activities within Austria, the European Union and other parts of the world.

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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Insolvency in Austria

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