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03 August 2020
press release

Austria: Schoenherr further strengthens dispute resolution practice and promotes Victoria Pernt to counsel

Schoenherr has further strengthened its dispute resolution practice by promoting arbitration expert Victoria Pernt to counsel as of 1 August 2020. Pernt joined Schoenherr in 2015 and has a stellar track record in commercial and investment arbitrations. 

Victoria Pernt's experience spans many fields and industries. It includes highlights such as a USD 1.5 billion pharmaceutical dispute and a complex telecommunications dispute in Kosovo. Victoria Pernt's prior experience comprises representing the State of Moldova, and a Cypriot investor against the State of Serbia, respectively, in investment disputes under the ICSID Rules.

"With her international expertise, Victoria Pernt is a real asset to Schoenherr. Her promotion to counsel reflects the important role she plays in positioning Schoenherr's dispute resolution practice in the upper tier of the market and further afield", said Michael Lagler, managing partner at Schoenherr. "This is the second promotion within our dispute resolution practice this year, sending a strong signal to the market."

In March, arbitration expert Leon Kopecký, who has helped the Schoenherr team gain international recognition, was promoted to partner.

About Victoria Pernt

Prior to joining Schoenherr in 2015, Victoria Pernt was an associate in New York and in Vienna. She is a member of the Vienna and the New York Bars. Her track record includes four ICSID arbitrations, all decided in favour of Schoenherr's clients, and a number of commercial arbitrations under the rules of all main arbitral institutions. Pernt holds degrees from the Universities of Vienna (2011) and Chicago (2014) and is fluent in German, English, and French.



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