Several of our leading law firm clients are seeking highly motivated lawyers to join their Vienna Office’s as Attorneys in the M&A practice area. The firms range from Boutique to leading local and International firms, all with Legal 500 well-ranked M&A practices. The firms are looking to recruit Associates at all levels from newly qualified to counsel level, with experience in the field of Corporate and M&A specialization.

For more senior lawyers seeking a counsel level role, depending on the firm there will be an expectation of business development initiatives and indications you can build a client following. Several of the firms are flexible on fees, and encourage building your own book of business, offer a platform with a good brand and opportunity to make a name for yourself. Other firms are more conservative and focused on billable hours and hiring quality lawyers.

You will have experience in drafting articles of association, shareholders agreements, advising on capital increases/decreases, and winding-up of companies, venture capital transactions, joint-venture agreements, stock issues, leveraged buyouts and management buyouts, restructurings and privatizations. You will also have familiarity with the regulatory aspects of complex transactions; e.g. in connection with merger control proceedings before local and/or EU authorities.


  • A strong legal background gained at a leading local or international law firm in Vienna,
  • Austrian qualification, an LL.M. obtained in an English-speaking country would be a plus,
  • Fluency in German and English (both written and spoken),
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

All firms offer a unique opportunity for continuous professional growth.

To inquire for more details or to have a confidential discussion, please contact Ellen Hayes at [email protected]. Thank you.