Jürgen Kittel


Jürgen Kittel
Jürgen Kittel




Jürgen Kittel is a partner at DORDA and joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2009. His work includes cross-border M&A transactions focusing on sophisticated (and often hostile) takeovers, public M&A transactions (including public takeovers and squeeze-outs of minority shareholders), and private equity transactions. He is known for advising European and US clients on in-bound transactions in structured sales/bidding processes and negotiated transactions.

His key industries include banking and financial services, gaming and lotteries, automotive, life sciences, and real estate.

Jürgen is admitted to the New York Bar as well as the Austrian Bar.



University of Vienna, Dr iur
New York University School of Law, LL.M.
International bar admission: New York, USA

Entlastung ist kein Freibrief für den Vorstand
Handbuch für Aufsichtsratmitglieder, Verlag Österreich, Wien 2006; 2. Auflage 2016

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Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A, Band 3 - 2024
Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A, Band 3 - 2023
Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A, Band 3 - 2022
Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A, Band 3 - 2024
Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A, Band 3 - 2023
IFLR1000, M&A, Highly Regarded - 2022
JUVE, Gesellschaftsrecht/M&A, Oft Empfohlen - 2022
Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Recommended - 2023

  • Admitted to the bar in New York (U.S.A.)

  • Member of the Supervisory Board Croma Pharma GmbH

  • Croma-Pharma
    DORDA advised Croma-Pharma on the planned but since aborted IPO on Euronext Amsterdam through the first De-SPAC transaction in Austria (2022/2023)

  • MND
    MND on the Joint Venture with, and financing of, ADX regarding hydrocarbon extraction and exploration in Austria (2023)

  • Allwyn (SAZKA)
    Allwyn (SAZKA) in the longest takeover battle in Austrian and the acquisition of control over Casinos Austria AG and Österreichische Lotterien GmbH (2015-2021)

  • Groupe BPCE 
    Groupe BPCE on the sale of its stake in Volksbank International, the Eastern European subsidiary of the Volksbank Group, through a structured sales process to Russian Sberbank (2012)

  • influence.vision
    Viennese tech platform influence.vision on the exit of existing business angels and investors, and the subsequent investment of the Banijay Group (2021)

  • O1 Group Limited
    O1 Group Limited in the acquisition of a 26% stake in CA Immobilien Anlagen AG; partly from UniCredit Bank Austria AG in the course of a structured sales process and partly via a voluntary public offer (2014)

    a pioneer in the FinTech industry in the successful strategic merger with TokenEx, a leading cloud tokenisation provider from the USA.

  • RSBC Investment Group
    Successful Support of RSBC Investment Group in the Strategic Acquisition of Austrian Defense Icon Steyr Arms

German (mother tongue)

He gets the deal done.