Dr. Martin R. Geiger, LL.M.

Dr. Martin R. Geiger, LL.M.


What characterizes Dr. Martin R. Geiger is structured thought and action. His work is based on attention to detail. How do you benefit from this? If you entrust him with complex financing or seek his help with M&A transactions, you will always be up-to-date on the legal framework from the very beginning. You can rely on his consultancy advise, his adherence to schedules and due to his profound know-how react more quickly to unforeseen events.

In particular, family businesses and national and international private clients with a need for complex corporate law advice and asset planning also rely on his structured advice.

In recent years he has also made a name for himself in the aviation sector. He advises lenders and borrowers on the structuring and restructuring of aircraft financing and represents them in the enforcement of asset financing claims in arbitration and civil proceedings. Dr. Geiger summarised the main aspects of aircraft financing in the form of FAQs for Getting the Deal Through. He also co-authored the Austrian chapter of Getting the Deal Through guide on Aviation Liability.

Foresighted financing in the aviation sector requires thorough knowledge of the regulatory framework. Additionally, he offers consultancy services and assistance to his clients with the registration and licensing of aircraft. His broad client base which recently also includes a company located in New Zealand, is an indicator for his strength and good reputation.

  • complex financing, asset finance and leasing
  • M&A deals
  • private client
  • aviation

(Focus: financing, regulatory advice)

Banking and Finance
(Focus: asset finance und leasing)

M&A deals

Founding partner of Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna (since 2010)

Partner in one of the largest international law firms (2005-2010)

Attorney in a large Viennese law firm (2002-2005)

Associate in an international commercial law firm (1999-2001)

Admitted as an attorney at law to the Austrian bar

Law Studies in Salzburg

Post-graduate studies (LL.M.) at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Law School

Contributions to Aviation Law in the Handbuch Regulierungsrecht (Regulatory Law Handbook)

Coverage of Aviation Finance & Leasing from an Austrian perspective in the magazine Getting the Deal Through

Languages: German, English

Contributions on aviation law in Regulierungsrecht – Jahrbuch NWV Verlag, since 2017

Aviation Finance & Leasing, Austrian Chapter, Getting the Deal Through, since 2017

Aviation Liability, Getting the Deal Through, since 2021

Lecture on Acquisition financing as part of the lecture Bank Contract Law at the BWZ of the University of Vienna

Manager liability in the Management Club Vienna

Day-to-day consultation for an internationally active credit institution specialising in sales financing on the leasing financing of aircraft in Austria and Switzerland (i.e. with regard to a loan agreement for around EUR 10 million to finance an aircraft and with regard to a hire purchase agreement to finance a helicopter).

Legal advice to a worldwide operating financing institution as lessor in the financing of commercial aircraft for an Austrian aviation company.

Legal advice to a New Zealand airline on the sale & lease back financing of three aircraft.

Consultation on the registration of an aircraft of a Spanish operator with a Spanish Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Austria.

Representation in arbitration proceedings before the Vienna International Arbitration Centre to enforce the guarantor’s obligations under a non-performing lease financing of an aircraft.

Legal advice to an Austrian commercial bank on the refinancing of the aquisition of three prefabricated house-manufactures and subsequently on the restructuring of the financing.

Legal advice to one of the leading European specialist banks for investment and real estate financing on the refinancing of a shopping centre project in Northern Vienna in the course of the takeover by a British investment fund.

Consultation to the leasing subsidiary of an Austrian commercial bank on the (re)structuring of numerous leasing financings of yachts and aircraft as well as on the realisation of collateral.

Legal advice to the leasing subsidiary of an Austrian bank on the restructuring of the leasing financing of a hospital.

Legal advice to a company active in the field of radiopharmacy throughout Europe with regard to the planned acquisition of 100 % of the shares of a competitor.

Legal advice to an Austrian supplier of scaffolding systems on the sale of the company to a German buyer.

Legal advice to an Austrian group of companies on the purchase of hotel ownership companies in Austria and Germany.

Legal advice to an Austrian and Indian IT company on the creation of an international joint venture headquartered in Austria.

Advice on the establishment of an inter-generational family syndicate agreement.

Representation of private foundations, but also enforcement of claims against private foundations and foundation boards.

Assumption of foundation board mandates.

Relocation of companies and entrepreneurial families to Austria.