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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.




Schoenherr tops 2023 Mergermarket M&A rankings in Central Eastern Europe and Austria


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






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CSR, CSRD and now CSDDD: so many abbreviations have appeared over the last years in the context of sustainability. Sometimes referred to as the "European Supply Chain Act", CSDDD stands for the "Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive". It is commonly abbreviated as the "CSDDD", "CSDD directive" or "CS3D".

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Poland: Schoenherr advises Grupa Żywiec on conditional agreement for sale of Leżajsk brewery

Schoenherr advised Grupa Żywiec (the Polish subsidiary of the Heineken Group), a prominent brewing company in Poland known for its rich tradition and innovative approach to alcoholic beverage production, on signing a conditional agreement for the sale of the brewery in Leżajsk to Mycofeast. 


The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions 2024


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