Dr. Christian Rapani

Attorney at law

Dr. Christian Rapani founded his law firm in Graz in 2013 specialising in business and corporate law. Dr. Christian Rapani is the author of numerous publications in these areas of practice. He possesses extensive experience in advising Austrian and international clients on all aspects of business law. One of his key topics of consultancy are issues regarding gaming and betting law with a special focus on B2B and B2C online gaming and betting offers. He provides guidance in various licensing procedures and advises clients on Austrian regulatory requirements and developments affecting their business activities.

  • 2012 Bar Exam

    2009 Karl Franzens University Graz (Dr. iur.)

    2004 Karl Franzens University Graz and Università di Roma „La Sapienza“ (Mag. iur.)

  • Since 2013 Independent attorney-at-law

    2009 – 2013 Associate at a corporate law firm in Graz

    2007 – 2009 Research associate at the institute for Austrian and international corporate and economic law at Karl Franzens University Graz

    2007 – 2009 Research associate at a corporate law firm in Graz

    2005 Legal clerkship within the jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court in Graz

  • Rapani/Kotanko, Austrian Online Gaming – Status Quo and Outlook, American Gaming Lawyer (2018).

    Rapani/Pichler, Kommentierung der §§ 73 – 76 WAG 2007 in Brandl/Saria (Hrsg), Kommentar zum Wertpapieraufsichtsgesetz (Loseblatt 2018).

    Rapani, Kommentierung der §§ 75 – 78 WAG 2007 in Brandl/Saria (Hrsg), Kommentar zum Wertpapieraufsichtsgesetz (Loseblatt 2015).

    Rapani, Haftung der Depotbank in Folge der Durchbrechung des Pflichtenregimes des § 27 WAG, in FS Jud (2012) 513.

    Isola/Rapani, Kommentierung der §§ 75 – 89 WAG 2007 in Brandl/Saria (Hrsg), Kommentar zum Wertpapieraufsichtsgesetz 2. Aufl. (2010).

    Rapani, Cash Pooling und Gruppenbesteuerung, RWZ 2008, 249.

    Rapani/Isola, Steuerberater und Abschlussprüfer – „Beauftragte“ und damit unmittelbare Täter des § 122 GmbHG und des § 255 AktG?, RWZ 2008, 151.

    Isola/Rapani, Kommentierung des § 9 und der §§ 75 – 89 WAG 2007 in Brandl/Saria (Hrsg), Kommentar zum Wertpapieraufsichtsgesetz (2007).

    Niesner/Rapani, Ausweg aus dem Insolvenzdilemma?, Der Standard 28.11.2007.

  • German, English, Italian.

  • Styrian Bar Association

    IMGL – International Masters of Gaming Law, General Member