Patricia Backhausen

Principal Associate

Patricia Backhausen
Patricia Backhausen

Patricia Backhausen joined DORDA in 2019 and is a Principal Associate in DORDA's M&A team. She is also co-head of DORDA's Digital Industries Group, a role that she assumed in 2020 due to her experience in tech-related M&A transactions. Patricia regularly advises in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, venture capital financing rounds and private equity transactions. Her practice also focuses on infrastructure projects, in particular, in projects involving the FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home) expansion or the energy sector. 

Before joining DORDA, Patricia gained experience in several renowned law firms in Austria and London, including Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as well as DMH Stallard LLP.

Patricia is also an author of the legal column in one of Austria's largest daily newspapers (KURIER Tageszeitung), where she regularly publishes articles in relation to her focus areas.



Vienna University of Economics and Business, BSc (International Business Administration)
Vienna University of Economics and Business, MSc (Finance & Accounting)
University of Vienna, Mag iur
Bordeaux Grande École de Management (exchange semester)

Recht praktisch: "Dürfen strafrechtlich verurteilte Personen Geschäftsführer sein?"
Recht praktisch: Was sind die Vorteile der Flexiblen Kapitalgesellschaft
Recht praktisch: Wie kann ich Strom aus Photovoltaik gemeinschaftlich nützen?

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IFLR1000, M&A, Rising Star - 2023
Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Rising Star - 2024
Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Rising Star - 2023
Legal 500, Projects & Energy, Recommended - 2023

  • Member of FINNCHAM (Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Austria)

  • Co-author of the KURIER legal column

  • Apryse (formerly/ehemals: PDFTron)
    Leading tech group Apryse on the acquisition of all shares in cloud-based digital signature solutions innovator eversign GmbH from Julian Zehetmayr Privatstiftung and P95 Privatstiftung.

  • Scantox/Impilo
    Danish contract research organization Scantox Denmark ApS (majority owned by healthcare investment company Impilo) in acquiring leading Austrian drug discovery contract research organization QPS Austria GmbH (neuropharmacology division).

  • Kommunalkredit Austria AG
    Project financing bank Kommunalkredit Austria AG and energy supply and service company eww AG on establishing a photovoltaic contracting joint venture (PeakSun) with a third partner to build a portfolio of rooftop photovoltaic installations in Austria.

  • Metro
    Metro on the acquisition of ADEG wholesale markets from ADEG Österreich (REWE Group).

German (mother tongue)
Finnish (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)