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Marcus Benes

Partner – Area: Banking & Finance

Marcus Benes is a partner at our Vienna office and co-heads the banking & finance and restructuring practice groups.
In his recent work he advised banks and investors in international financing, complex restructuring and sales of credit portfolios throughout Southern and Eastern Europe. He relies on an international network of partner law firms.

Marcus combines in-depth experience in the private economy, restructuring a family business between 2001 and 2003, with many years of law practice at the international law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper and Wolf Theiss.

Marcus holds degrees from the University of Vienna (Dr iur, 1999; Mag iur, 1994) and the University of Pennsylvania (LLM, 1996), as well as a business degree from Wharton School (MBA, 2001). He is also admitted in New York.

Marcus speaks German, English and Spanish.


Marcus is recommended by Chambers & Partners, Legal500 for “Banking & Finance” and “Restructuring & Insolvency”.

“Marcus Benes is particularly respected in the banking world and thus creates the basis for successful transactions.”
Chambers Global 2019

“He is valued for his “collegial” approach. Another source adds: “He knows how to steer even the most challenging transactions in the right direction.”
Chambers & Partners 2018

“Well regarded in the banking and finance sphere and highly active in local as well as cross-border restructurings and lending.”
Chambers & Partners 2018

“Great, pragmatic and confident approach.”
Chambers & Partners 2018

“Strategic thinker.”
Legal500 2017


  • Benes/Winkler, Wichtige Neuerungen bei Finanzierungen, Verlagsbeilage, Wirtschaftsblatt, 15. März 2011
  • Benes/Spiegel, Insolvenzordnung: Kreditvergabe und Insolvenzrisiken, RdW 2010, 758
  • Benes, Operating under Changing Financial Conditions in Austria, in: Banking and Finance Client Strategies in the EU, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore (2009)
  • Benes, Das österreichische Internationale Privatrecht –  Kollisionsnormen/Austrian International Law – Rules of conflict of laws, LexisNexis Orac (2006)
  • Benes, True-Sale Securitisation in Österreich, OBA 2005, 73
  • Benes, International Banking Law and Regulation: Austrian Chapter, Sweet & Maxwell Ltd (ed. 1998)