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Individual Profile

Michael Raninger

Barnert Egermann Illigasch - Vienna

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  • Rosenbursenstrasse 2
  • Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • A-1010

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Main Areas of Law

Michael has extensive experience in advising Austrian, European and international clients in many areas of banking and finance. Michael has acted for banks, corporate clients and sponsors in a multitude of complexities ranging from senior financing to secured leveraged financing to structuring and documenting securitisations and other structured finance transactions.

Michael has advised arrangers and issuers in stand-alone debt issuances as well as debt issuance programmes in the context of secured and unsecured senior bonds, hybrid capital as well as regulatory capital bonds issued by banks. Michael has also been involved in many land mark restructurings and insolvencies, including the largest corporate restructuring (and insolvency) in Austria, the largest corporate restructuring in Latin America and the only corporate insolvency of an originator of assets underlying asset-backed securities in Austria.


Credit Suisse International, BNP Paribas, UniCredit, Constantia Flexibles, Semperit, Centerbridge


Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Michael was an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in their Vienna and London offices for ten years and, prior to that, with a first tier law firm in Vienna for two years.

Professional Memberships

He is a member of the Vienna Bar Association.

Languages Spoken

Michael speaks German and English.


Michael was a regular contributor to Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring and Insolvency for many years up until the 2015 edition.


University of Vienna Master's degree in Law (Mag. iur) 1996 - 2000
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Doctorate's degree in Law (Dr. iur.) 2000 - 2003
King's College, London Common Law Master of Laws degree 2003 - 2004


Michael was born in 1976. Prior to and after commencing his professional career, Michael has spent many years abroad, including in the United States, in Germany and in England.