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Global 2022
Central & Eastern Europe Banking & Finance
2
Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by Schoenherr

Schoenherr advises on banking, finance (including project and acquisition finance), debt restructuring and refinancing, acquisition and disposition of distressed assets and loan portfolios, claims trading, capital market transactions involving equity (including equity linked and hybrid), debt (including high yield) and regulatory capital issuances, funds, derivatives, structured finance, securitisation, and other financial services. We provide transactional and regulatory advice.

In addition, we support our financial services clients in their litigation and dispute resolution needs, from high-profile disputes and major investigations, to reputational risk management and compliance issues.

Our lawyers act for major international and regional banks, other financial institutions (insurance companies, funds and asset managers), corporates (issuers, borrowers and sponsors), sovereigns and quasi-sovereigns.



Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Central & Eastern Europe
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Schoenherr acts for European banks, international alternative lenders and corporate borrowers on corporate finance, regulatory matters and debt capital markets matters across the CEE region. The law firm has a strong track record on both sides of NPL portfolio transactions, often leveraging the market-leading reputations of key partners in Vienna and Bucharest to handle deals in various CEE jurisdictions. The solid team advises on the creditor side of major debt restructurings. Schoenherr also assists banking clients with e-commerce regulatory requirements across multiple CEE markets.

Strengths

One client describes Schoenherr as "a leading law firm in CEE," providing "top-notch legal advice, as well as good inter-office cooperation and client service."

"The team is knowledgeable, with good international capabilities and a very good partner-level involvement," says another interviewee.

Work highlights

Advised Kommunalkredit Austria as arranger and original lender on a loan facility granted to Enery Development for the acquisition of a number of solar power plants in Slovakia and Czech Republic from Green Horizon Renewables.

Notable practitioners

Vienna-based Martin Ebner is highly experienced in a range of CEE-wide banking and finance mandates, such as acquisition financing, debt restructuring and refinancing. His client roster includes leading financial services providers and global corporates from the automotive sector. Clients praise his "professionalism, responsiveness and expertise."

Matei Victor Florea enters the ranking this year thanks to the support from clients who report that he "understands the financial services sector, is solution-oriented and impeccable with client service." He provides expert cross-border advice on amendments to existing financings across several CEE jurisdictions.

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Central & Eastern Europe

Banking & Finance

Martin Ebner
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Martin Ebner
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Band 2
Matei Victor Florea
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Matei Victor Florea
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Band 4

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