Dr. Clemens Völkl

For the last 10 years, Trend magazine has named him one of Austria’s top lawyers and in the top 10 for investors’ rights and all-around experts. IFLR 1000, Legal 500, JUVE and Benchmark Litigation all list him as one of the best lawyers in the fields of litigation and banking law.

Clemens studied in Vienna, London and Stockholm. He spent four years as an assistant professor at the Department for Civil Law at the University of Vienna. He then went on to work for several renowned commercial law firms before becoming a partner at Völkl Rechtsanwälte in 2010.

In addition, he is a lecturer at the Institute of Civil and Business Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, speaker at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Anwaltsakademie (Austrian Lawyers’ Academy), as well as the author of several specialist books and more than 50 articles in journals. Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vortragender unter anderem der United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, der Anwaltsakademie, Autor zahlreicher Fachbücher und über 50 Beiträgen in Fachzeitschriften.

Clemens is on the board of directors for a foundation, a member of the editorial staff at the Zeitschrift für Finanzmarktrecht (ZFR) magazine, chairman of the Gesellschaft für Finanzmarktrecht (Society for Financial Market Law),, Mitglied des European Law Institute und dessen Special Interest Group on Insurance Law und Mitglied von Fachsenaten des Instituts Österreichischer Wirtschaftsprüfer (IWP). Außerdem ist er Mitglied des ständigen neutralen Schiedsgerichts der Österreichischen Fussball Bundesliga.


Clemens Völkl is a very knowledgeable lawyer in particular in terms of civil law and banking regulatory (license).

The Legal500 2020, banking and finance

Clemens Völkl has a very good track record as a lawyer with longstanding experience in Banking and Finance.

The Legal500 2020, banking and finance

Strengths: know-how, capability, innovation. Weaknesses: none.

IFLR1000 2020, Banking

He is an excellent lawyer; very innovative, easy to talk, always available on the phone and via email; very experienced in the fields he is advising clients in.

IFLR1000 2020, Banking