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venture capital

Schoenherr's team of venture capital experts advises founders and investors across CEE.

Working with investors requires a broad set of legal skills. At Schoenherr our lawyers cover the full range of commercial legal services and are well-equipped to handle all aspects that become relevant during the lifecycle of a start-up.

Partner Thomas Kulnigg leads and coordinates the Schoenherr expert team which regularly advises investors and founders in Austria and CEE.

our services

Our services for investors include:

  • legal due diligence
  • investment and exit structuring, also from a tax perspective
  • transaction documents, including investment agreements and shareholder agreements
  • minority protection, joint ventures
  • ip assignment agreements
  • structured sales processes (exits)
  • dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation
  • restructuring and refinancing
  • corporate ventures
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Meet our experts across all our CEE offices, highly experienced in dealing with venture capital matters.

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Austria: Schoenherr advises Bitpanda on its USD 52 million Series A financing round

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24 February 2021

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M.Florea M.Piuk

Romania: Schoenherr advises Elevator Ventures on seed round investment in fintech start-up Finqware

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Czech Republic: Schoenherr advises Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisenbank a.s. on acquisition of AKCENTA CZ a.s.

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We help Start-Ups!

In an attempt to help start-ups during the current corona situation obtaining the much needed financial liquidity support from their shareholders or other investors, we put together a short and simple forward equity agreement, the "Simple Equity Investment Contract (SEIC)"

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Gesellschaftsverträge für Startups

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag ist das A und O bei der Gründung eines Startups. Bei welchen Bestimmungen muss man aufpassen? Wie sieht es bei den Stimmrechten aus? Soll es einen Beirat geben? Worauf achten Investoren?
Schönherr Partner und Startup Experte Thomas Kulnigg beantwortet gemeinsam mit seinem Kollegen Sascha Smets und Jingle Founding Partner & COO Lukas Binder all diese Fragen.

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Start-up Financing Primer

 

This primer offers a general overview of (i) financing tools of start-ups, (ii) the structuring of corporate governance within a start-up, (iii) the structure of a typical venture capital transaction, (iv) employee participation programs and vesting terms as well as (v) start-up exits and provides answers to the key legal issues arising within the life cycle of a start-up for the following jurisdictions: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.

 

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