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Austria Restructuring/Insolvency
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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Schoenherr

Schoenherr offers a unique combination of the know-how of a boutique insolvency firm, and the comprehensive range of legal services of an international law firm. The firm’s insolvency and restructuring team covers all areas of insolvency law.

It has an outstanding record in advising both lenders and distressed borrowers on pre-insolvency reorganisation and re-financing, as well as extensive experience in representing creditors in insolvency proceedings and insolvency related litigation.

Schoenherr increasingly acts for Austrian banks in distress, advising in particular on proceedings under the European Union's Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. In addition, the insolvency and restructuring team frequently acts as legal advisor in cross-border insolvency proceedings and is permanent counsel of international banking associations in connection with close-out netting issues. 

Schoenherr's insolvency and restructuring team is well regarded for its ability to efficiently handle complex, large-scale restructurings and providing comprehensive advice, drawing, where necessary, upon experts from other practice groups, such as banking & finance and corporate m&a. 

Chambers Review

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Restructuring/Insolvency - Austria
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What the team is known for

The law firm Schoenherr is renowned for its excellence in comprehensive restructuring and insolvency mandates, acting for well-established clients across a various industry sectors. The team is particularly known for its work on debt restructuring and refinancings especially pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, clients benefit from the firm's strength in distressed M&A aided by its outstanding M&A practice group. In addition, Schoenherr enjoys a strong standing among creditors as well as debtors for its prowess in handling court proceedings concerning damages claims. As a Vienna-based law firm with an international network, Schoenherr is also recognised for its involvement in cross-border cases across Europe, especially CEE.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised a club of lenders around Erste Group Bank on a EUR300 million COFAG-guaranteed and secured pre-insolvency financing for Austrian Airlines.

Notable Practitioners

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Miriam Simsa
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Miriam Simsa
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Band 3

Miriam Simsa rises in the rankings following her involvement in complex mandates across Austria. She often assists creditors on large corporate restructurings, distressed M&A and refinancings. Clients appreciate Miriam Simsa's "high problem-solving capacity, quick approach and immediate availability."

Wolfgang Höller
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Wolfgang Höller
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Leading practitioner Wolfgang Höller is widely appreciated for his in-depth expertise in complex domestic and international mandates. He often handles large corporate and financial restructurings and refinancings with further strength in insolvency proceedings and disputes. Clients appreciate Wolfgang Höller for his "extensive specialist knowledge, flexibility and quick and comprehensive feedback as well as solution-oriented work."

Martin Ebner
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Martin Ebner
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Band 3

Martin Ebner is known for advising creditors and debtors on financial restructurings and refinancings with expertise in the aviation and automotive sectors.

Ranked Lawyers at
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Restructuring/Insolvency

Wolfgang Höller
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Wolfgang Höller
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Band 1
Martin Ebner
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Martin Ebner
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Band 3
Miriam Simsa
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Miriam Simsa
3
Band 3

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ABBAG Abbaumanagementgesellschaft des Bundes

Deutsche Bank AG

HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG

Volksbank Wien AG

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Real Estate Finance

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