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30 January 2019
press release
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Austria/CEE: Schoenherr promotes Gudrun Stangl to equity partner and Arabella Eichinger to contract partner

Stefanie Aichhorn-Wöss, Marcin Antczak, Ayla Ilicali and Veronika Wolfbauer become counsel

Schoenherr strengthens its teams with the promotions of Gudrun Stangl to equity partner, as well as Arabella Eichinger to contract partner as of 1 February.

In addition, Schoenherr promotes Stefanie Aichhorn-Wöss, Marcin Antczak, Ayla Ilicali, and Veronika Wolfbauer to counsel.

"I'm extremely proud to add more exceptional women to our partner ranks, and want to congratulate our well-deserved new counsels. With Schoenherr constantly growing in Austria and CEE, it is important to have such talented individuals taking on further responsibility in our firm," said Michael Lagler, managing partner at Schoenherr.

About Gudrun Stangl

"As both COO and partner of the firm, Gudrun has shown exceptional business acumen, combined with well-founded legal expertise. She is a real asset to Schoenherr," said Michael Lagler.

Gudrun Stangl is an equity partner and COO of Schoenherr. As a member of the firm's Steering Committee, Gudrun's strategic expertise and management skills ensure, amongst other things, operational excellence and the drive for innovation, change and efficiency within the firm. Prior to her assignment as COO, Gudrun was managing partner of Schoenherr’s Bratislava office for three years and has more than 13 years of experience as an m&a transaction lawyer.

About Arabella Eichinger

"Real estate and construction law expert Arabella joined Schoenherr in 2013 and has contributed to high-profile transactions ever since," said Michael Lagler.

Arabella Eichinger is a contract partner in Schoenherr's real estate team. She is a well-respected real estate and construction law expert and specialises in advising on national and international real estate projects and transactions, with a focus on the residential and hotel sector. Her real estate experience in both Austria and Central and Eastern Europe is comprehensive and longstanding.

About Stefanie Aichhorn-Wöss

Stefanie Aichhorn-Wöss is counsel at Schoenherr, where she works in the corporate/m&a practice group. Stefanie joined Schoenherr in 2011. She also holds a degree in international business administration and specialises in corporate and reorganisation transactions.

About Marcin Antczak

Marcin Antczak is counsel at Schoenherr Poland, where he specialises in banking & finance. Marcin has been with Schoenherr since 2013 and has participated in several domestic and cross-border loan transactions, bond offerings, and regulatory projects involving licensing of financial institutions. 

About Ayla Ilicali

Ayla Ilicali is counsel at Schoenherr, where she specialises in real estate and corporate real estate law. Ayla has been with Schoenherr since 2009 and also advises real estate investment funds and clients on asset management matters. Prior to joining Schoenherr and after earning a Masters in Law from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., she joined the real estate and capital markets group of a renowned US law firm in New York.

About Veronika Wolfbauer

Veronika Wolfbauer is counsel at Schoenherr, where she works in its regulatory practice group with a special focus on technology regulation. Prior to joining Schoenherr, Veronika gained experience at well-known international law firms in Vienna and worked as legal counsel at a gas trading hub.



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