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Banking & Finance

We are a well-established team with comprehensive expertise in all areas of banking and capital markets law. We are not only familiar with the regulatory environment, which is in constant flux and constantly brings new challenges, but also understand the market in which our clients operate. We also advise private and public companies, funds and family offices on their financings. We work pragmatically, goal-oriented and at fair conditions.


Corporate | M&A

Corporate and business law is one of AKELA's core competencies. Our team has many years of experience in advising national and international companies in all areas of corporate and M&A. The spectrum ranges from start-ups to VC investors to listed companies. Whether financing rounds, restructuring, M&A transactions or shareholder disputes: our team finds tailor-made solutions for every case. Your company is in the best hands with us.

Capital Markets

The crises of recent years have also led to the regulatory framework becoming more complex. However, this market environment also offers enormous opportunities. This applies to established banks and insurance companies as well as to innovative fintechs. Our team has established itself - in addition to classic capital market financing - in particular in the area of innovation and supports, for example, the conversion of securities settlement to blockchain and next-generation payment solutions.


The legal requirements for companies are becoming ever greater and highly complex. At the same time, violations of compliance requirements can result in penalties in the millions. This affects not only large players, but also small and medium-sized companies. Our team supports your company in maintaining an overview in this jungle and staying on the safe side. Whether it's transparency on the capital market, data protection or internal investigations in the event of violations.


AKELA's Insurance Law Practice Group advises clients on all aspects of insurance contract and distribution law, which is in a state of flux in times of advancing digitalization. In addition, our team has extensive experience in all areas of regulatory law. In the innovation sector, we advise innovative insurtechs that are entering the insurance market with disruptive products.


We offer your company targeted advice in IP & IT law. Personal, uncomplicated and flexible. Whether you have an innovative business idea or, as an established company, would like to expand your offering with a new product - Julia Luksan is happy to support you in mastering the legal challenges of digitalization and, depending on your needs, offers you comprehensive or selective advice in all areas of IP and IT law at fair and flexible pricing.


Tough on the matter, friendly in tone. AKELA advises on all phases of legal enforcement in corporate, financia and commercial disputes. From conducting out-of-court settlement negotiations, to asserting claims in court, to conducting execution proceedings. Our experts have both sensitivity and assertiveness to provide you with the best possible support in enforcing your claims, depending on the situation.

We know what founders need to be successful. That's why we support start-ups with high potential through our initiative. Our offer is legal advice at the highest level at affordable conditions. In addition, start-ups get access to our law firm's network. We see our start-ups as partners whom we accompany through all phases: from business plan to funding and financing to exit.

From the purchase of an apartment to a major project - AKELA is your reliable partner in all matters of private and public construction and real estate law. With our many years of experience, we support you in particular in the execution of real estate transactions, the preparation and execution of property development models, the enforcement of real estate-related claims (construction litigation) as well as in all questions of tenancy and residential law. Our advice is straightforward and on the cutting edge. 

As specialists in white-collar criminal law, Volkert Sackmann and his team represent not only natural persons but also companies in all delicate situations. He and his team combine the highest level of legal expertise with commercial thinking and empathy. Ten years with the Vienna Public Prosecutor's Office have not only given Volkert Sackmann a great deal of experience, but also an extensive network across the Austrian police and judicial landscape. Our clients also benefit from this.

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