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Marcus Benes

Partner – Area: Banking & Finance

Marcus Benes is a partner in our Vienna office. He co-heads the banking & finance and restructuring practice groups. Marcus advises banks and investors on international financing, complex restructuring, and selling credit portfolios throughout Southern and Eastern Europe. He works closely with an international network of partner law firms.

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

Marcus holds law 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 to practice in New York.

Marcus speaks German, English and Spanish.


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

“Marcus Benes stands out for his ‘great knowledge of the market’ and ‘exceptional service’.” & “Marcus Benes is outstanding and unique in the Austrian finance and banking law environment. Technically a perfectionist and very well connected in a small world enabling the client to realise its transaction seamlessly.”
Legal500 2020

“Marcus Benes is ‘pragmatic, very thoughtful and responsive,’ enthuses one interviewee. He is active on cross-border financing deals, as well as assisting with revolving credit agreements and restructuring matters.”
Chambers Global 2020

Er ist “bei finanziellen Restrukturierungen sehr stark”
JUVE 2020

“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

“Pragmatisch und absolut gut, zeigt Risiken klar auf, ohne sie bloß meiden zu wollen.”
JUVE 2018


  • 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)