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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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top rankings

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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Romania: Schoenherr advises Nofar Energy on acquisition of 73 MW solar PV project

Schoenherr Romania advised Nofar Energy on the acquisition of a 73 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Slobozia, Giurgiu county.


18 October 2022


C.Herbst M.Lang

Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Private M&A 2023 – Austria


20 August 2020



Transaction price mechanisms in times of COVID-19

After a record-breaking decade of M&A activity, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the market to face unprecedented circumstances.


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