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Schoenherr's public law experts advise on complex matters concerning constitutional and administrative law.

"Schoenherr's regulatory expertise and longstanding experience is recognised as the standard-bearer of regulatory-related advice."
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Schoenherr's regulatory expertise and longstanding experience is recognised as the standard-bearer of regulatory-related advice. Schoenherr has one of the leading public law teams, covering the entire spectrum of public business law.

The team's expertise guarantees comprehensive first-rate legal advice in all matters of constitutional and administrative law, particularly regarding environment and climate change, energy, planning and construction, life sciences, privacy and data protection, technology regulation, telecommunications, media, as well as privatisations, public-private partnerships and public procurement.

We regularly act for clients in a broad range of regulated sectors. In particular, we have in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure, energy, utilities, waste, pulp, paper, mining, steel, automotive, glass, food, entertainment, healthcare, pharmacy, telecommunications/media and research sectors.

On the other hand, we advise the European Commission, the federal government, states, municipalities, and other public sector entities. Organisations and companies also regularly turn to us for advice on issues regarding all aspects of administrative and constitutional law.

Legislators themselves rely on our expertise, for example in preparing and assessing draft bills. We provide expert opinions, assist in all kinds of public law procedures, handle cases before the High Administrative and the Constitutional Court, and advise on strategic as well as legislative aspects.

our services

  • all kinds of public law procedures
  • Administrative and Constitutional Court procedures
  • strategic advice
  • legal opinions
  • due diligence
  • compliance
  • preparing and assessing draft legislative bills
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Key implications of the NIS 2 Directive: increased liability risk for management and broader scope

The revision of the NIS Directive (EU) 2016/1148 ("NIS 1") was published on 27 December 2022 in the form of Directive (EU) 2022/2555 ("NIS 2") and entered into force on 16 January 2023. NIS 2 is the Commission's response to Member States' inconsistent and fragmented implementation of NIS 1. The revision of this first EU-wide cybersecurity legislation will mean significant and far-reaching changes for companies in "critical" sectors.


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Our team advises in all fields of administrative law and public law, across all our CEE offices.

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