Skiing or financial law?
Don't make me choose.
Get to know Martin Ebner, a partner in our
banking, finance & capital markets practice
Martin joined Schoenherr in 2002 as an attorney
at law, and his passion for finance and
services regulation has been growing steadily
ever since. Today he is a partner,
which means he
not only advises banks and financial services
providers on various legal
matters, but also leads
a continuously growing team of lawyers. When
providing legal advice, he likes to spend
his time skiing powder snow or cycling
the non-ski season).
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi, I'm Martin.
I am a passionate father and a partner at
Schoenherr. My day usually
starts with bringing
my kids to school, followed by a coffee or two
at the office. Most of
my colleagues then arrive,
and normally we spend a big part of our day
clients, preparing meetings
and working on solutions to their challenges. I like
to use my
lunchbreak to catch up with colleagues
or clients, and in the afternoon mandate work
continues. Every now and then, we travel to
international conferences or meetings, which I
appreciate, too. And on the weekends,
I spend my time with my family.
What were your biggest professional
Like every lawyer, one of my milestones was of
course passing the bar exam. And only about
six years later, I got to celebrate the next huge
one: becoming a partner at Schoenherr.
On the client-side, I got to advise on some major
deals, for example as lead counsel on
largest financial restructuring in Central Europe
about ten years ago.
What are you especially proud of at the firm?
My team! I love working with such bright minds,
and I can see that we all enjoy what we do –
helping our clients navigate the legal challenges
of running a business. I'm also
proud to say that
even though being a partner comes with a lot of
work and responsibility,
I get some 30 ski days
a year in.
If you could go back to the start of your career,
what advice would you give yourself?
Be yourself, stay authentic and curious.
And embrace new technologies!
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