Number of lawyers: Over 300
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Schoenherr is a leading full-service law firm providing local and international companies stellar advice that is straight to the point. With 14 offices and four country desks Schoenherr has a firm footprint in Central and Eastern Europe.* The firm’s lawyers are recognised leaders in their specialised areas and have a track record of getting deals done with a can-do, solution-oriented approach. Quality, flexibility, innovation and practical problem-solving in complex commercial mandates are at the core of Schoenherr’s philosophy.
*Schoenherr has offices, country desks and permanent cooperation partners in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. Schoenherr is in compliance with the respective local legal standards and conduct rules in all countries where it is active; therefore, the local firm name may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The firm advises on general banking, including investment fund matters, and project, asset and structured finance including cross-border (equipment and facility) leases.
The firm has an IPO Practice and advises on crossborder equity and debt offerings, advising issuers, underwriters and transaction counsel.
Compliance & Criminal Defence:
The firm handles all aspects, including preventive measures, corporate criminal proceedings and investigations. This includes tailor made compliance programmes.
Corporate Investigations & Crisis Management:
The firm advises on matters related to investigations of corporate crimes, violations of anti-trust rules, confidential information leaks, tax evasion and breach of legal duties.
The firm is involved in mandates regarding setting up companies, corporations and partnerships, group restructurings (mergers, de-mergers, spin-offs), private and public mergers, and acquisitions.
The firm has a broad practice and advises on largescale corporate and business litigation and arbitration under ICC, UNCITRAL and the Vienna rules.
EU & Competition:
The firm is involved in competition and regulatory law at both EC and national levels including compliance, merger control, assisting corporations in cartel, state aid investigations and proceedings.
Healthcare & Life Sciences:
The firm acts for and advises all stakeholders active in the health care, life sciences, biotech and pharma industries.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
The firm focuses on advising lenders and distressed borrowers on pre-insolvency reorganisation and refinancings. The team works closely with the firm’s transactional teams on distressed M&A.
The firm advises Europe’s leading insurers on transactions in the insurance sector, as well as on distribution structures, product design and all related regulatory and tax matters for life, non-life and reinsurance business.
IP & Unfair Commercial Practices:
The firm handles trademarks, patents and copyrights, including litigation and in particular unfair competition matters.
Labour & Employment:
The firm handles employment issues arising in the course of M&A, transfer of undertakings, workforce and management restructuring, as well as company representation in employment litigation.
Real Estate & Construction:
The firm advises on the acquisition of real estate via asset and share deals, including tax structuring and financing; real estate development; sale and lease back; claim management; litigation; joint ventures; PPP projects; and structuring real estate funds.
The firm advises on inter alia plant licensing, environmental matters, data protection, telecoms and energy law.
Start-up & Venture Capital Services:
The firm covers all aspects that become relevant during the life cycle of a start-up, advising investors and founders in Austria and CEE.
The firm provides advice on tax-related matters on a broad range of issues, including: transactional tax advice; corporate restructurings; international tax planning; financing transactions, capital markets and structured products; investment funds; succession and estate planning for HNWI’s; and tax litigation.
Technology & Digitalisation:
The firm’s team meets the demands of tomorrow’s technologies by combining the strength of leading experts in IP, IT, privacy and telecommunications law.