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Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik

Jasna was extremely competent and experienced, and very quick in her answer. She was always there when we needed her in the transactions.
Client, Chambers Global 2024

Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is a Finance & Projects and M&A practitioner, qualified in Austria, England and Wales, New York and Slovenia.

Her practice covers the entire financial services and infrastructure sector as well as a broad range of additional industrial sectors. She advises commercial and investment banks, Fin-Techs, mezzanine financiers and private equity providers, and corporates on a wide range of financing and M&A transactions as well as debt restructurings. The second area of Jasna's practice are infrastructure and energy projects, including private partnership transactions, and privatisations, often with a cross-border context.

Jasna is a CP³P Certified PPP Professional (APMG International).

She has also completed the certification as an ESG expert for banking and finance (by Austrian Standards, which is the Austrian member of the CEN and the ISO).

In addition, she is ISDA counsel for Austria and advises as third pillar in her practice on a broad range of regulatory aspects.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New YorkRechtsanwältin registered with Rechtsanwaltskammer WienSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and WalesOdvetnica registered with Odvetniška zbornica Slovenije


  • Advice to Governments/advisory arms of international institutions on various infrastructure projects in Europe, Asia and Latin America in the airport, road, and energy sector, including recent advice on the concession/PPP model relating to the Sofia Airport and the Beirut Airport.
  • Advice to a number of Sponsors on PPP transactions.
  • Advice as lenders counsel on a variety of project financings in various sectors (roads, energy, optical fibre).
  • Advice as lenders and borrower's counsel on real estate, acquisition and structured finance transactions and debt restructurings.
  • Advice on a number of cross-border M&A transactions, with a focus on CEE and SEE, in various sectors - banks, hospitality, energy, construction, industrial.
  • Advice on a number of cross-border arbitration and investigation mandates relating to infrastructure projects.
  • Advice on a wide range of regulatory aspects, specifically in the financial services sector.
  • German
  • Slovenian
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Croatian
  • New York University School of Law, New York, LL.M. in Corporate Law, 1999
  • University of Salzburg, Dr. iur., 1997
  • Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France (Research for thesis and followed courses for the Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA) in business law), 1996
  • University of Salzburg, Mag. iur., 1996
  • Lycée N-D de Kerbertrand, Quimperlé, France, Baccalauréat with concentration on sciences (with distinction), 1993


Jasna is ranked for Banking and Finance in Austria and the CEE Region in Chambers Global and Europe. She is also recommended for Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Projects and Energy by Legal 500.

  • “Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is experienced in international financing transactions and gives practice-oriented advise.” Client, Legal 500 2024
  • “Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik has been very competent, professional and careful on the issues submitted to her.” Client, Legal 500 2024
  • "Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik has a hands-on approach, and is flexible and highly client-oriented." Client, Chambers 2024
  • "Jasna was extremely competent and experienced, and very quick in her answer. She was always there when we needed her in the transactions." Client, Chambers Global, 2024
  • "Jasna understands our needs and is very attentive to them. She is also fast, which is very important for us." Client, Chambers Global, 2024
  • As a practitioner who is admitted in four jurisdictions, Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is a standout team member for international mandates. Legal 500, 2023
  • "Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is always available and always has a great overview of all details of a project.” Client, Legal 500, 2023
  • "She has a lot of experience but also knowledge. She is very attentive, caring and creative when it comes to finding solutions and ways out of difficult situations." Client, Chambers Europe, 2023
  • "She is super professional, with a great attitude, knowledge and business awareness." Client, Chambers Global 2023
  • "Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik helped us design a multi-party financing contract perfectly tailored to our needs. Apart from her outstanding knowledge in this area, her commitment and dedication to succeed with the optimum contract for us was exceptional." Client, Legal 500 EMEA, 2022
  • "Strengths: Knowledge and know-how, approach, accessibility, extremely professional." Client, Legal 500 EMEA, 2022
  • "Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is extremely smart and a very good lawyer." Client, Chambers Global, 2022
  • "Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is very dedicated, always reachable, very hands-on partner, strong experience in project finance." Client, Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
  • Clients highly appreciate her "availability, deep knowledge of the matter, strict follow-up and excellent advice." Chambers Global, 2021


  • Banking Regulation 2024- Trends and Developments, January 2024
  • Issues with the Legal Framework of Insurance Contract in Slovenia, 29 February 2024
  • "Wie neue EU-Vorgaben den Glasfaser-Ausbau vorantreiben sollen, ", Der Standard online, 16 December 2023 ("How new EU regulations should drive the expansion of fiber optics")
  • Banking Regulation 2023 – Austria: Trends and Developments, 16 February 2023
  • Brexit: where are we now? And can "Equivalence" work?, April 2020
  • COVID-19 – A Force Majeure Event? – A Comparative Legal Analysis, April 2020
  • Tackling the NPL mountain, April 2020
  • The end of Libor looms near: Are your "fallbacks" in place?, March 2020
  • Material Adverse Change- article published in "LexisNexis in ZFR 2017/2", 27 January 2017
  • Der Notleidende Kredit ("The distressed loan")


  • The latest on cross-border anti-money laundering legislation, 27 April 2023

Prior Experience

Before cooperation with DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, Jasna worked at another reputable law firm in Vienna.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Tax & Legal Excellence