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Paul Luiki


Paul Luiki is one of the most experienced M&A lawyers in Austria. He has a strong approach of getting the job done. He is a native speaker of English, too, that is a unique setup in Austria.
The Legal500


USA – Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten bei der Bestrafung von Unternehmen und dem Schutz von Menschenrechten?, Österreichisches Anwaltsblatt, 11/2016, 592 November 2016

International Legal Developments in Review 2009: Austria – Stock Corporation Amendment Act (The International Lawyer, Spring 2010, Volume 44 – Number 1, A Quarterly Publication of the ABA / Section of International Law) April 2010

Foreign Investment in Austria, Financier Worldwide Worldwatch Report April 2010 April 2010

Joint Ventures: Definitions and Legal Issues (Chapter 1) in Joint Ventures in the International Arena, Second Edition, ABA / Section of International Law 2010 March 2010

International M&A and Joint Ventures: Austria – Warranty Exclusion et al., ABA Year-in-Review (The International Lawyer, Summer 2009) July 2009

Europe: Austria – New Rules on Cross-Border Mergers – ABA Year-in-Review (The International Lawyer, Summer 2008) August 2008

Country Update Austria – Changes to Successor Liability for Asset Deals in Austria, ABA Newsletter Issue 4, 2007 October 2007


Chambers and Partners: Corporate M&A 2023 Austria May 2023

IFLR: M&A Report 2023 March 2023

Lexo­lo­gy: M&A Litigation - Aus­tria July 2022

Chambers Corporate M&A 2022 (T&D): Austria May 2022

The Legal 500: Mergers & Acquisitions Country Comparative Guide April 2022

IFLR: M&A Report 2022 March 2022

Cham­bers Glo­bal Prac­tice Gui­de: Cor­po­ra­te M&A 2021 - Trends and Development in Aus­tria April 2021 (Markus Fellner Paul Luiki Elisa Kaplenig)

The Legal 500: Mergers & Acquisitions Country Comparative Guide April 2021

The Legal 500: M&A Country Comparative Guide, 4th edition, Austrian Chapter, co-author March 2020

IFLR 1000 M&A Report, February 2020, co-author February 2020

IFLR 1000 M&A Report Austria 2019, co-author March 2019

The Legal 500 (Legalease) 3nd Edition M&A Comparative Guide, Austrian Chapter, co-author March 2019

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, Edition 5, Austrian Chapter, co-author January 2019

IFLR 1000 M&A Report Austria 2018, April 2018, co-author April 2018

The Legal 500 (Legalease) 2nd Edition M&A Comparative Guide, Austrian Chapter, March 2018, co-author March 2018

How the State succeeded, International Financial Law Review – The 2009 Financial Crisis Guide, co-author October 2009

Distressed M&A on the rise, International Financial Law Review – The 2009 Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions, co-author May 2009

Country Questions & Answers – Austria, The PLC Cross-border Investment Funds Handbook 2007/2008 July 2007

News & Insights

Blog 03/14/2023

IFLR: M&A Report 2023

Blog 03/24/2022

IFLR: M&A Report 2022


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trend’s lawyer ranking: 2nd place Eastern Europe


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  • Drafting and Negotiating Cross-border M & A and Joint Venture Contracts, Juridicum, 1010 Vienna
  • Internationale M&A Vertragsgestaltung, Juridicum, 1010 Vienna
  • Introduction to U.S. Business Law, Juridicum, 1010 Vienna


  • Dr. iur., University of Vienna, 1997
  • Mag. iur., University of Vienna, 1993
  • JD, University of Iowa, 1988

Professional background

  • Partner with Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners since July 2007
  • Associate and partner in a highly reputed international law firm (1992-2007)
  • Admitted to the Austrian bar in 1999
  • Attorney at a highly reputed US law firm (1988-1992)
  • Admitted to the Ohio bar since October 1988