Mag. Dr. Stefan Eder consults primarily start-ups and is active in the areas of real estate, compliance and financing, e.g. he currently advises two listed companies on compliance issues, and the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns and its members on financing issues.

With Dr. Eder, you have a strong partner at your side. From more than 25 years of experience, he knows how companies are successfully founded, financed and managed. He knows the pitfalls and can distinguish between the important and unimportant. Due to his long standing experience you will never hear the argument “We have always done it this way” from him – he does not refrain from breaking new ground if it is the best solution for your company.

His support goes beyond mere legal advice. He also arranges contacts and offers access to his network. A further plus point: he received his “Magister” for his studies of business informatics. Obviously the world of information technology has changed considerably in the last 30 years – but what has remained constant is his interest and affinity for this area.

In the real estate sector, he primarily advises on cross-border M&A transactions. He has been involved in several major real estate deals in recent years, including the sale of the Vienna IZD Tower. The owners of the office tower had already used his support during the purchase, then entrusted him with the legal support of the operative business and commissioned him again for the sale. A good example of the quality of his work.

(Focus: corporate law, IT)



(Focus: derivatives, real estate finance, private equity)

Infrastructure Projects

Real Estate Sector
(Focus: M&A deals, leases, real estate development

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

Partner and manager in one of the largest international law firms (2003-2010)
(Personnel and budget responsibility for 500+ employees)

Partner in a large Viennese law firm (1992-2003)
(participation in the establishment and management of the Eastern European offices)

Internships in the London office of an international law firm and in the London branch of an Austrian commercial bank (1991-1992)

Registered as an attorney at law in Vienna since 1992

Law Studies in Vienna

Study of Business Informatics in Vienna

Languages: German, English

As Deputy Director of the Institute of the Regions of Europe, Dr. Eder actively promotes the strengthening and networking of European regions.

For almost ten years, he has been a member of the Examination Commission for prospective judges at the Vienna Higher Regional Court.

In addition, he regularly lectures at the Continuing Education Center of the Vienna University of Technology.

Austrian Chapter International Liability of Corporate Directors, published by the Center for International Legal Studies (2011-2014)

Finanzmarktstärkung in Europa – Stabilising the Financial Markets in Europe, together with Dr. Johannes Hörl and Dr. Andreas Winkler, 2009, NWV, Vienna

Legal and technical aspects of PPP at the Joint Vienna Institut, Vienna (annually – since 2006)

Lecture on Personal Liability of IT Managers and Companies for IT Security Violations at the event Security & Safety: 2 Denkschulen – 1 Ziel? at the TU Vienna 11 October 2018

Lecture at the Workshop Haftung der Städte – Städte in Haft of the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns on 22/23 February 2018

Tenant Protection in Shopping Malls, at the Tenancy and Real Estate Law Day, University of Vienna, Law faculty, 29 November 2018

International contract standards in the field of waste management at the International Recovery Congress in Warsaw, 12 September 2011

Presentation at an information event organised by Bank Austria on The new Federal Act to Strengthen Corporate Liquidity , Vienna, 10 September 2009

Presentation at a workshop organised by the Salzburg Federation of Industry on How will in Salzburg located companies finance themselves in the next 18 months, Salzburg, 19 June 2009

Legal advice to a leading real estate investor on the sale of the IZD Tower, one of the largest office buildings in Vienna, through a share deal.

Legal advice to an Austrian real estate investor on the sale of an office building in the city centre of Prague, through an asset deal.

Legal advice to the owner of a prestigious building in the city centre of Vienna on several legal matters (i.a. the assertion of warranty claims, management of operating costs, etc.).

Legal advice to an Austrian real estate investor on the preparation of documents of newly acquired real estate and on the structuring of these documents in a data room for further administration.

Legal advice to the owner of a large office building in Vienna on the renewal, extension and termination of lease contracts.

Legal advice to a large internationally active Austrian company in connection with the legal and regulatory aspects of the realization of a global cash pooling system.

Legal advice to an Austrian commercial bank as creditor on the administration of a loan for a portfolio of ten 4-star hotels in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia.

10. Legal advice to a large trading company on the structuring and negotiation of financing agreements for a volume of EUR 1 billion.

Consultation for and representation of a construction company in antitrust proceedings and in connection to this, its defence in criminal proceedings for agreements restricting competition in award procedures.

Legal advice to the supervisory board member of a listed company on various compliance issues.