Claus Schneider


“Clients describe Claus Schneider as “a legend in the market; one of the first who purely specialised in DCM.” He is a highly sought-after adviser to many of Austria’s largest banks, whom he assists with high-volume bond issuance transactions as issuers as well as underwriters. He also acts for international payment and financial services providers.”

– Chambers Global

About Claus

Claus Schneider is a member of the Banking & Finance team as well as the firm’s Management Board. Claus specializes in debt, hybrid and structured capital market issues and regulatory advisory for financial institutions. He is consistently recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Austria in these fields. Claus has worked on some of the most innovative and first-time debt and hybrid issues in Austria and has been one of the key legal advisors in relation to bank support measures after the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to joining the firm, Claus gained valuable experience working at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.


University of Innsbruck (Dr. iur. with distinction), 1999
The London School of Economics (LL.M. with merits), 1997
University of Innsbruck (Mag. iur.),1995


German, English