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Schoenherr's experts provide legal advice throughout the lifecycle of a start-up.

Working with start-ups and investors requires a broad set of legal skills and experience. At Schoenherr our lawyers cover the full range of commercial legal services and are well-equipped and trained to handle all aspects that become relevant during the lifecycle of a start-up.

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We regularly advise investors and founders in Austria and CEE in various start-up-related matters, such as

  • pre-incorporation support
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  • financing rounds (including pre-SEED and SEED)
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  • crowdfunding
  • ip assignment agreements and other ip-related issues
  • employment issues
  • employee incentive programmes (ESOP, VSOP, PSOP, etc.)
  • alternative forms of participation (silent partnerships, participation rights, hybrid/mezzanine capital)
  • shareholder disputes, arbitration, litigation
  • restructuring and refinancing
  • subsidies and grants
  • corporate venture capital activities
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Austria: Schoenherr advises proptech scale-up GROPYUS on major Austrian scale-up financing round





to the point: technology & digitalisation l November 2023

Welcome to the November edition of Schoenherr's to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter!

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Austria: Schoenherr advises EIC Fund on investment in Kern Tec's EUR 12m Series A financing round

Schoenherr advised the EIC Fund, the venture investment arm of the European Innovation Council (EIC), on its investment in the EUR 12m Series A financing round of Kern Tec, an Austrian food tech company, led by Belgian firm Telos Impact.


14 September 2023 - 15 September 2023

D.Hofmarcher B.Kapeller-Hirsch I.Sirakova A.Natterer

Start-up Academy | Erste Bank

14.-15. September | Erste Campus Wien


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Start-up Financing Primer

This primer offers a general overview of (i) financing tools of start-ups, (ii) the structuring of corporate governance within a start-up, (iii) the structure of a typical venture capital transaction, (iv) employee participation programs and vesting terms as well as (v) start-up exits and provides answers to the key legal issues arising within the life cycle of a start-up for the following jurisdictions: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.

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