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Schoenherr's international m&a experts provide straight to the point cross-border transactional and corporate commercial law advice. Throughout CEE/SEE the practice has consistently been ranked in the highest tier by acclaimed legal directories.

"Schoenherr continues to attract a variety of high-level transactional instructions.
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Our core practice is advising and representing clients on transactions and complex corporate and commercial matters. Over the years, the practice group has built an outstanding record on headline and key transactions in Austria and throughout CEE/SEE.

Schoenherr’s m&a teams advise on national and cross-border transactions, including private m&a, public tender offers, transactions for listed companies, private equity and venture capital transactions, auction sales, privatisations, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Dedicated teams within the practice group focus on restructuring and insolvency, working together with the firm’s insolvency specialists to advise on distressed companies m&a.

Together with the firm’s regulatory specialists, the corporate/m&a group has developed industry-specific expertise covering inter alia the following sectors: energy, financial institutions, telecoms, automotive, media and pharmaceuticals.

Schoenherr’s corporate/m&a practice has consistently been ranked in the highest tier by acclaimed legal directories such as Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, Legal 500 and JUVE. Among other rankings Schoenherr has been repeatedly ranked number 1 in Austria by MergerMarket rankings.


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Our international team advises on merger and acquisition matters across the CEE region.


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We are ranked in Tier 1 in Legal500 and Chambers as well as Germany's leading legal directory, JUVE magazine.




Austria/CEE: Schoenherr again on top in Mergermarket M&A rankings


Austria: Schoenherr advises sell-side in RHI Magnesita's acquisition of Seven Refractories





press release

Bulgaria: Schoenherr advises Borealis AG on contemplated acquisition of Integra Plastics

Schoenherr advises Borealis AG, a leader in advanced and circular polyolefin solutions, on the contemplated acquisition of Integra Plastics, a Bulgarian polyethylene and polypropylene recycler.


20 October 2023


A.Șmahon M.Popescu

Romania: Who (else) can claim the nullity of a share transfer?

Can one or more of a company's shareholders claim that a transfer of shares to third parties by other shareholders is null, even if the claimants were not interested in acquiring those shares? And when faced with such a claim, would Romanian courts rule in favour of the claimant? A recent court ruling has answered both questions with a resounding "yes", opening new horizons in M&A-related matters in Romania.


The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions 2023


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