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Michael Kutschera, Partner, Binder Grösswang Attorneys at Law, Vienna; specialized in arbitration, mergers and acquisitions and international litigation with focus, inter alia, on the financial industry; past Chair of the IBA’s Committee on Banking Law and Bar Issues Commission.


Admitted to the bar in Austria 1987
Admitted to the bar in New York 1985
New York University Law School (M.C.J., Fulbright Fellow, 1983)
University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1979)


Partner, Binder Grösswang since 1989
Associate, Binder Grösswang, 1981-1982, 1984-1985, 1987-1989
Foreign Associate, Shearman & Sterling, New York and Paris, 1985-1987
Associate, Dr. Friedrich Mosing, 1980-1981
Assistant Teacher, Institute of Commercial and Securities Law, University of Vienna Law School 1978-1982


Michael Kutschera specializes primarily in mergers & acquisitions, arbitration and international litigation and is author of scientific publications, among others in the fields of arbitration and legal opinions. He is frequently seen as counsel, chair and co-arbitrator in high-value proceedings under the Vienna, DIS, ICC and other Rules. As an internationally recognized counsel with innovative strategies in M&A, he acts mainly in cross-border transactions. His primary industry focuses are the financial industry, energy, pulp, fibres, and steel. He has been acting as lead partner in many national and international transactions in such industries.

Michael Kutschera is Member of the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wiesenthal & Co AG. He is past Chair of the IBA’s Committee on Banking Law and Bar Issues Commission and holds various other positions in this organization at present.


IFLR1000 ranked Michael Kutschera as “Leading Lawyer” in Financial and Corporate in 2016 and 2017. In addition, Chambers Europe/Global 2017 ranked Michael Kutschera in Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution.