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Andreas W Mayr

Andreas W Mayr



  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Andreas W. Mayr is Co-head of the firm's M&A practice and Head of its Capital Markets practice.

Andreas focuses on in- and outbound cross-border transactions (with a particular focus on Europe, North America and Asia) as well as on international equity and debt capital market transactions. He also advises listed companies, investment banks and private equity firms on corporate governance and compliance related matters as well as in connection with investigations by regulators and authorities. Andreas also advises listed companies in defense mandates for example in connection with capital market related claims and class actions filed by investors.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bars in Austria (1998) and in the State of New York (1993)


University of Salzburg, Dr iur (1995)
Columbia University School of Law, LL.M. (1991)
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets | Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

- Advice to the seller of ZKW Group in the EUR 1.1 billion sale to LG Corporation and LG Electronics
- Advice to German car manufacturer Volkswagen on the defence of investor claims filed in Austria in connection with the diesel issue
- Advice to Chinese HNA Group on the successful purchase of a majority interest in Cubic Limited
- Advice to BWT Aktiengesellschaft in connection with its delisting process from the Vienna Stock Exchange
- Counsel to J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley as well as Commerzbank and ING, acting as Co-Lead Managers, on Erste Group's EUR 660 million capital increase

Professional Associations

- Andreas W. Mayr has been an approved capital markets coach of the Vienna Stock Exchange for many years and has several years of experience as a member of the ATX committee of the Vienna Stock Exchange ("VSE") and of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of EASD
- Excellent and longstanding contacts to important Austrian regulators and institutions such as for example the Austrian Takeover Commission, the Austrian Financial Market Authority, the Austrian Competition Authority and the Vienna Stock Exchange
- Member of the IBA and the New York Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Associate or partner in New York, Germany and Austria inter alia with Skadden Arps and CMS

M&A and Capital Markets Law: What Needs to be Considered? COVID-19 Poses Major Challenges for (Cross-Border) M&A Transactions and Capital Market Deals
DORDA, March 2020

Introduction COVID-19 poses great challenges, especially for cross-border M&A transactions and capital market deals. In the last five years or so, the M&A sector has seen a strong seller's market in which sellers have been able to generate high selling prices and enforce contractual arrangements in their favour. This will likely change rapidly now...

Additional Articles

- "Der Europaische Prospekt fur Wertpapiere" (2005)
- "Marktmissbrauchsrichtlinie: Insidergeschafte und Marktmanipulation" (2005)
- "Implementation of the Prospectus Directive in Austria" (2005)

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