Rainer Kaspar is an expert in M&A, financing and capital market transactions, particularly as regards questions related to cross-border transactions. He advises private and listed companies, private equity firms and financial institutions on commercial law matters and is highly in demand as a lecturer at seminars and conferences such as the IBA or the AIJA.
Rainer was called to the bar in 2008 and has been a partner at PHH Rechtsanwälte since 2012.
He speaks German, English and French.
What motivates me:
We only live once – let’s make the best of it!
Where would I be now if I had not become a lawyer:
Much more relaxed.
My three greatest passions:
Kite surfing, snowboarding, coffee.
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“Flexible and extremely eager.”
“Very professional team focusing on client-oriented results, immediate responses, always available when you need them, many years of experience.”
“Rainer Kaspar – extremely knowledgeable, bridgebuilder, commercial awareness.”
„Rainer Kaspar gehört zu den besten Anwälten des Jahres in Österreich.”
„Rainer Kaspar and his team – high competence, tightly organised, comes straight to the point, perfect negotiation skills, high operational readiness and 24/7 availability.”
„Rainer Kaspar unter den 50 besten Anwälten der Finanzbranche.”
„The ‘well connected’ team at PHH Rechtsanwälte assists clients with complex cross-border private M&A transactions, and is also well-versed in restructuring and reorganisations mandates, handling the corporate, regulatory and employment elements. Rainer Kaspar, who ‘is quick and sees the important points’, leads the practice.”
„Outstanding deal lawyer’ Rainer Kaspar, who provides ‘straight-forward and reliable advice’, advised RHI, a supplier of refractory products and services, on the sale of all shares in one Italian and one Russian production company to LIVIA Corporate Development and, in a separate matter, acted for Battisti in the sale of its tinsmith wholesale business to Dach und Wand. Senior associate Daniela Olbrich is a ‘strong negotiator’ and ‘successfully guides clients through legal pitfalls.”
„PHH Rechtsanwälte received several instructions from refractory sector players to advise on various transactional and corporate matters but the team also acts for clients from other industries, including machine manufacturing, pharmaceutical, banking and real estate, and also assists start-ups and investors with venture capital matters. Co-head Rainer Kaspar acted for RHI Feuerfest on the sale of all shares in two production companies, and advised Swedish company Cidan Machinery Group on the acquisition of Austrian machine manufacturing company Forstner Maschinenbau.”
„We deal with Rainer Kaspar and Annika Wolf. We find them very responsive and willing to go the extra mile for clients. We enjoy the partner-led service they offer.”
„Very thorough and detail-oriented, but without losing sight of the overall transaction and the interests of the client. He also has a great ability to explain legal concepts to a non-legal audience.”
„Rainer Kaspar helped me very much in better understanding the legal part and he was always available.”
„Outstanding deal lawyer Rainer Kaspar, who provides straight-forward and reliable advice.”
„Rainer Kaspar is highly active on mid-level cross-border transactions and restructuring matters. He is described as “a very smart and commercially-oriented deal maker.”
„Rainer Kaspar is active in corporate restructuring-related as well as regular M&A transactions in Austria and beyond. “He helped me very much in better understanding the legal part and he was always available,” a client reports. He recently acted for Baitone on the sale of a 90% share in Best Gaming Technology to Playtech.”
„Rainer Kaspar is easy to work with, can quickly adapt to changing situations and always stays positive, according to one satisfied client. He is active on share transactions, as well as advising on bidding processes.”