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crisis response

Schoenherr's crisis response team provides quick, solid and straight to the point advice in crisis situations.

To meet clients' demands in crisis situations, such as government investigations, cyber incidents or production downtimes, Schoenherr has forged a dedicated crisis response team. The team includes specialists from all relevant practice areas across our offices, with substantive experience gained in many industries and therefore perfectly capable to service clients in challenging times in the best possible way. We have central contact persons who will assist a client immediately and ensure that risks are managed efficiently.

We offer deep experience and a strategic and coordinated approach to reading, managing and remedying the complex and far-reaching issues that arise when a crisis occurs.

our services

Our cross-border capabilities cover the key areas of potential concern for businesses facing a crisis.

  • assess and respond to potential crisis situations
  • manage and remedy crises when they occur, which includes:
    • responding to cyberattacks, data breaches, thefts of trade secrets
    • recalls of defective products and dealing with production downtimes
    • reports on transgressions and misconduct
    • responding to regulatory and criminal investigations
    • responding to unexpected political and/or media issues
    • developing and implementing crisis response plans and prevention measures
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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.


Bulgaria: The new Whistleblower Protection Act enters into force

On 4 May 2023 the Bulgarian Act on the protection of persons who report or make public information on breaches (Закон за защита на лицата, подаващи сигнали или публично оповестяващи информация за нарушения, "Whistleblower Protection Act" or "WPA")1 adopted earlier this year enters into force, giving effect to the provisions of Directive (EU) 2019/19372 and imposing a number of obligations on employers in both the public and private sector.



info & tech

info corner

coronavirus info corner

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, presents us with completely new challenges. There is significant uncertainty in people, and a need for detailed information about the situation. With the legal updates collected in our coronavirus info corner, we aim to provide specifics about certain legal aspects surrounding the coronavirus.

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technical solutions

Dawn Raid Management App


Together with safeREACH, Schoenherr has launched the Dawn Raid Management App – a legal tech solution for clients to ensure a controlled process in the event of a dawn raid.



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our team

Schoenherr's crisis response team consists of  experienced experts in all relevant legal areas across CEE.