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finance & corporate finance

Schoenherr's experts advise on all finance, corporate finance, structured finance-related and derivatives matters across the region.

“Their preparation is always highly precise and of high quality. [...] all colleagues at Schoenherr are highly competent and committed to their jobs, and these qualities can only result in them meeting the clients’ instructions and demands at the highest professional level."



Schoenherr advises on all relevant product groups of finance work, including origination (bilateral and syndicated, recourse and non-recourse as well as secured and unsecured loan transactions), refinancing transactions, debt restructuring, performing and distressed bank assets (including trading and servicing), regulatory capital issuances, funds, structured finance, derivatives and securitisations.

Its focus areas cover, in particular, acquisition, project and asset finance as well as green and ESG-linked finance products. Our lawyers act for major international and regional banks, direct lenders, other financial institutions (insurance companies, funds and asset managers), corporates (issuers, borrowers and sponsors), sovereigns and quasi-sovereigns. Chambers (2020), IFLR1000 (2021), Legal 500 (2020) and Germany's JUVE (2020) have all ranked Schoenherr's banking and finance practice as top tier.


We have a proven track record in respect of all types of facilities (including syndicated lending) for a variety of purposes, e.g. bridge and/or super senior financing in the context of restructurings, financing for private acquisitions of equity or assets, financing for public takeovers, project finance (in particular energy and infrastructure), but also investment grade corporate lending as well as green and ESG-linked finance. Schoenherr is experienced in advising various parties: (arranging) lenders, (public and private sector) borrowers as well as sponsors (including private equity funds). The team has been on the forefront of many innovative transactions and is used to finding solutions to complex financing issues.

corporate finance

The group has significant and long standing know-how and experience in all types of acquisition finance (including financing in public takeover situations). Together with Schoenherr's corporate team, Schoenherr's banking team combines the various streams of a transaction (being mindful of timelines, takeover rules, stock exchange rules, ownership control regulation and securities laws). In this context, the team is also used to dealing with derivative instruments (such as options). We have a proven track record of financings combining a bond with a loan (and a common security pool). In addition, we regularly act for borrowing and issuing groups on other aspects of corporate finance, including cash pooling arrangements.

asset finance

Our dedicated team for asset finance combines industry know-how and expertise in particular with a track-record of real estate and property development finance, but also various other asset classes such as aircraft finance, rolling stock finance or commodity finance (e.g. natural gas, oil or grains). The team has advised borrowers, senior lenders as well as mezzanine providers and regularly facilitates transactions with AIFs, pension funds, insurance companies or other institutional investors acting as sponsors.

derivatives and structured finance

Being counsel to a number of industry organisations, amongst them ISDA, FIA Europe, the British Banker's Association, Bundesverband Deutscher Banken e.V. and the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO), the team draws on a breadth of experience and expertise in the area of derivatives. We are consistently involved into derivatives transactions with international, Austrian and CEE counterparties. The team also advises on structured finance transactions including securitisations (true sale and synthetic) of various types of asset classes, and other forms of repackaged debt, where we have pioneered a number of new structures, as well as covered bonds transactions.

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  • finance
  • corporate finance
  • real estate and other project and asset finance
  • derivatives, structured finance and securitisation
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The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide 2023 to acquisition finance in Bulgaria

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Romania: Schoenherr advises DDM on acquisition of Intrum's entire NPL portfolio in Romania

Schoenherr Romania advised DDM Holding AG (DDM) on the acquisition of a non-performing loans (NPL) portfolio from Intrum AB (Intrum). The portfolio contains unsecured consumer receivables and has a face value of over EUR 1bln. The servicing of the portfolio will be performed by AxFina, part of the DDM group. With this transaction, Intrum will exit the Romanian market, as part of its strategic priorities to reduce the number of its jurisdictions, and simplify and focus its geographical footprint.


27 April 2021

L.Schwitzer M.Ebner

Green April: European Commission publishes sustainable finance and reporting package

On 21 April 2021, the European Commission (ECOM) published measures aimed at fostering sustainable investment and steering finance towards the European Green Deal.


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Financing in times of crisis

Banking and finance analysis: The banking and finance experts of Schoenherr Attorneys at Law have compiled a comprehensive Central and Eastern European overview of the practical legal implications to be considered in finance transactions in the context of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (COVID19).


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