Jakob Kisser

Jakob Kisser is Of-Counsel of Alexander & Partner and managing partner of our UAE partner law firm Strohal Legal Consultants. He has been practicing business law in Austria and the United Arab Emirates for 20 years.

Following his legal studies in Vienna and Maastricht, he practiced law at international law firms in Austria, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Schoenherr, and was admitted as attorney-at-law to the Austrian bar from 2009 to 2020.

Jakob Kisser is a business-focused lawyer and advises commercial and private clients on M&A projects, corporate law matters, and all aspects of business ventures and investments in the UAE. He has practical business experience as a board member of several private foundations and corporations.

He was involved in high-profile M&A transactions in the UAE, and in Austria, including inter alia a USD 40m investment by Austrian businessman Erich Erber and its SAN Group into Sterner Group AS, a leading company in water treatment and aquaculture projects, the divestments of four retail banks by the Austrian Volksbanken group, the restructuring of Nortel Networks and private equity investments into Themis Bioscience.

Jakob is the author of numerous academic publications such as the LexisNexis handbooks on Current Trends in Start-ups & Crowdfunding, Form Requirements & Legalization (Best Practice Formvorschriften und Beglaubigungen), and Letters of Comfort (Best Practice Patronatserklärung). He is a regular lecturer at the UAE business councils and the Austrian Attorneys Academy (Anwaltsakademie).

He speaks German and English.

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