Lukas Röper is one of Austria’s leading experts in the fields of banking & finance and financial services, with more than 15 years of experience in international banks, law firms and commercial law firms. He and his team moved to PHH Rechtsanwälte from PwC, where he was head of the Financial Services division. Previous positions include those of General Counsel, Regulatory SPOC, Corporate Secretary and Head of Participations at international banks.
Lukas advises international banks and financial institutions on questions of banking and regulatory law and on financial, portfolio and NPL transactions.
He is an expert in bank M&A and advises international investors on the acquisition of banks and financial institutions as well as on start-ups. His ties to the financial sector are not limited to his work as a consultant, but also include his current and previous appointments as a member of the supervisory boards of various banks and investment firms.
Lukas also leads the Private Wealth and CIS Desks. He provides advice and support to clients in connection with their entry into the Austrian market, with Asset Relocation Corporate Migration and with setting up Family Office structures. He is also a certified compliance and data protection officer, author of numerous specialist publications on the subject of financial law and a lecturer at Vienna University for banking M&A.
Lukas qualified as a lawyer in 2009 and has been a partner at PHH Rechtsanwälte since 2020.
He speaks German, English and basic Russian.
What motivates me:
Getting the deal through!
What would I be now if I had not become a lawyer:
My three greatest passions:
Skiing, travel and family.
Lukas Röper is a true deal maker – very solution-oriented; he wants to get the deal through and is very commercially minded. He is what I consider the new role model of a lawyer. He combines lawyer’s skills with in-house experience and management and financial knowledge from his past positions in international banks.
„Lukas Röper is a true deal maker – very solution-oriented; he wants to get the deal through and is very commercially minded. He is what I consider the new role model of a lawyer. He combines lawyer’s skills with in-house experience and management and financial knowledge from his past positions in international banks.”
„Akquisitorisch extrem begabt, super Kerl und fähiger Manager, steht vor allem für Regulatorik.”
„Lukas Röper looks very different then other lawyers in Austria with deep knowledge of the areas he is responsible for. With good negotiation and communication skills, having both in-house and external legal experience he can assist with different topics and suggest very practically useful solutions. His participation in negotiations is very productive.”