Former PwC Legal Partner Lukas Roper has joined PHH's Corporate Practice, coming along with former PwC Legal Counsels Dominik Kurzmann and Evgeny Rodionov.
PHH describes Roper as “one of Austria's leading experts in the field of banking & finance and financial services - with more than 15 years of experience in international banks as well as law firms and commercial law firms." According to the firm, “Roper advises international banks and financial institutions on banking and regulatory law as well as financial, portfolio, and NPL transactions. He is an expert in bank M&A and advises international investors on the acquisition of banks and financial institutions as well as on start-ups. Roper is not only connected to the financial sector through his work as a consultant but also through his current and previous supervisory board positions in banks and securities firms.”
Roper has an LL.M. from University College Dublin, a Magister’s degree from Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, and a J.D. from the University of Vienna. Before joining PHH, he spent over a year and a half with the Economic Chamber for Upper Austria, two years with Wolf Theiss, four years with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, two and a half years in-house with VTB Bank Austria, two and a half years in-house with Sberbank Europe, and almost four years with PwC Legal Austria.
“We are on good terms with PwC Legal and want to continue to cooperate in the future,” said Roper, of his team. “As an independent law firm, PHH offers new opportunities for collaboration in the banking & finance sector. Together we will push ahead with the expansion of financial legal services, especially supervisory law, with Evgeny Rodionov as a Russian lawyer, we will expand the advisory services for CIS Family Offices and HNWI, and with Dominik Kurzmann we will develop the field of energy law.”
“We are pleased that we are expanding our corporate practice in several areas with Lukas Roper, Dominik Kurzmann, and Evgeny Rodionov - banking & finance, energy law, and the CIS desk are strategically important growth areas for us,” commented PHH Managing Partner Rainer Kaspar. “In addition, the international experience of the team and the bundled know-how in international transactions are a great enrichment for PHH and a strengthening of our cross-border offer to clients.”