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Eric Wingert

Senior Associate

Eric Wingert advises Austrian and foreign companies on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and on matters of corporate finance and Austrian corporate law.

His practice also focuses on acquisitions and dispositions of majority shareholdings, minority investments, cross-border private equity transactions and venture capital financings, joint ventures, and cross-border restructurings. He also has significant experience in structured finance and other debt financings and gained several years of in-house experience with a focus on transactions and project development in a then publicly listed wholesale power generation business.

He regularly advises emerging companies and established corporations in the technology, energy and natural resources, and financial services sectors.

Bar admissionsRechtsanwalt registered with Rechtsanwaltskammer Wien


  • Renesas Electronics Corporation, a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer, in the acquisition of all shares in Panthronics, a semiconductor company specialising in high-performance wireless products.
  • YouGov on the acquisition of GfK's consumer panel business, with panels in 16 European countries for a headline purchase price of EUR315m.
  • Leidos Inc., a US-American defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company, on the sale of its stake in AW Software und Technologie GmbH as part of a management buy-out.
  • A global manufacturer and supplier industrial seals, fluid control and fluid monitoring in structuring and implementing a cross-border reorganisation of its group holding structure.
  • German
  • English
  • University of Graz, Diploma of Law, 2012

Publications and media

  • The Austrian Venture Capital Funds Act, Journal for Banking and Financial Research (ÖBA) 2023, 856.
  • Non-Voting Preferential Shares pursuant to Section 26a of the Austrian Banking Act between Corporate and Regulatory Law, Journal for Banking and Financial Research (ÖBA) 2017, 555 (with F. Haslwanter).
  • On the Incompatibility of the Position as Curator ad Litem of a Private Foundation with the Simultaneous Legal Representation of the Beneficiaries, Zeitschrift für Stiftungswesen 2015, 78 (gemeinsam mit F. Haslwanter).

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Vienna Bar Association