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mergers & acquisitions

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.




Schoenherr recognised as leading Austrian M&A Legal Advisor for 2021 by Mergermarket


Austria/CEE: Schoenherr advises UNIQA on the acquisition of AXA subsidiaries in Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia for EUR 1bln





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Czech Republic: Schoenherr advises Lindab Group on acquisition of Ventilace EU a.s.'s Czech ventilation business

Schoenherr advised Lindab Group ("Lindab"), a leading European ventilation company, on the acquisition of the ventilation business of Ventilace EU a.s. ("Ventilace EU"), a top Czech HVAC manufacturer and wholesaler. The acquisition of Ventilace EU's ventilation business resulted from the previous successful collaboration between both companies. Ventilace EU's co-owner and managing director, Jiří Chvátal, will continue to run the business as part of Lindab.


The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions 2023


30 December 2022


M.Popescu A.Șmahon

Romania: Changes to the Companies Law

Recent years have brought significant progress in terms of formalities for the incorporation of legal entities that carry out economic activities.


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