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capital markets

Schoenherr's international capital markets teams provide legal advice on all aspects of capital markets law across the CEE region.

"They have profound legal and market knowledge. They have a very good network and they have experience. Their cross-border capabilities, especially in Eastern Europe, are a particular strength due to their powerful network."
Chambers 2020



Schoenherr's capital markets group is a dedicated multijurisdictional practice team drawing upon capital markets lawyers from 19 jurisdictions across CEE/SEE. Our teams works closely across the regions, drawing from cultural diversity and common high standards in the quality of our legal advice. Our "on the ground" knowledge of local markets and the regulatory, political and economic environments gives us an unrivalled familiarity with the intricate legal issues specific to those markets.

Our capital markets group is supported by the resources of our other practice groups, which enables us to represent clients in all types of industries and in any situation.

We advise corporate issuers, investment banks and regulated entities on the full spectrum of capital markets transactions, capital markets regulatory, corporate governance and compliance issues as well as litigation and dispute resolution.


our services

We provide full-service capital markets law advice, including

  • structuring and implementing local and international transactions
  • initial and secondary public offerings of equity and equity linked instruments, including rights issues of listed companies
  • standalone debt issues, including high-yield
  • debt issuance programmes, including MTN or commercial paper programmes
  • repackagings, structured products and securitisations
  • derivatives
  • tier 1 and innovative regulatory capital issuances
  • liability management
  • private placements, block trades
  • buybacks of securities, tender and exchange offers
  • technical listings
  • disclosure requirements
  • market abuse and inside information regime
  • refinancing and restructuring distressed debt
  • regulatory and compliance advice
  • litigation and dispute resolution, representation in front of regulators
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press release

Austria: Schoenherr advises Erste Group on 300m share buyback and capital reduction

Schoenherr advised Erste Group Bank AG ("Erste Group") on its EUR 300m share buyback followed by a cancellation of treasury shares and the reduction of its share capital.


CEELM Comparative Legal Guide to Capital Markets in Austria 2023

press release

Austria: Schoenherr wins Equity Deal of the Year at IFLR Europe Awards 2023 for Porsche IPO

Schoenherr has won the "Deal of the Year" award by renowned legal publisher International Financial Law Review ("IFLR").


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Capital Markets Guide

The global financial crisis that started in 2008 significantly affected much of the Eurozone and caused bank lending volumes in many parts of Europe to decline significantly. In addition, Basel III capital and liquidity rules have required banks to strengthen their balance sheets, and this too seems to be transforming Europe’s bank-lending-dominated debt markets. Businesses are more aware of the need to diversify funding sources as a result of these changes in the economic and regulatory environment.

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our team

Schoenherr's team of capital markets experts works across 19 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe.

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