Raphael Valenta has rejoined the KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwaelte Corporate Law team in Vienna as a Junior Partner.
According to KWR, Valenta’s areas of expertise include domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, VC investments, and start-ups. In the future, Valenta will primarily drive the expansion of the transaction business and the private equity/venture capital sector at KWR.
Valenta first spent time with KWR as a Trainee, from 2017 to 2019, and then as a Lawyer, from 2019 to 2022. Between 2022 and 2023, he spent a year with CMS. Earlier, he also spent a year with Dorda as an Associate, between 2016 and 2017, and, earlier still, almost a year with Vavrovsky Heine Marth.
"We are delighted by the return of Raphael Valenta," KWR Managing Partner Thomas Frad said. "At KWR, we have always maintained strong connections with our employees, even beyond their resignation. It brings us even greater joy that once again, a colleague has chosen to come back to us."
"With Raphael Valenta's return, we can now respond even more effectively to the growing international transaction business and further deepen our expertise in Private Equity/Venture Capital and Start-ups," Partner Gerold Wietrzyk added. "Given his extensive expertise, Raphael Valenta will be a valuable addition to our team."
"I am thrilled to actively shape this new chapter for KWR," Valenta added. "It's exciting to work together with a strong and motivated team to drive the expansion of the transaction business even further."