Schoenherr Rechtsanwälte

Originally founded in Austria, Schoenherr Rechtsanwälte’s presence in the country and wider commercial and corporate landscape is impressive. The firm can lay claim to market-leading practitioners in 11 distinct practice areas of this volume; the particularly high praise we received for its lawyers marks it out as one of the very best firms in the country.

Banking 3 Life Sciences 1
Capital Markets 2 M&A and Governance 1
Commercial Litigation 1 Real Estate 2
Competition 4 TMT 5
Energy 1 Trademarks 3
Environment 1

The firm boasts an excellent group of TMT lawyers. Wolfgang Tichy provides clients with “up-to-date and innovative advice” on a range of new technologies, including big data, cloud computing and e-commerce. As one peer noted, “it is very clear he is on top of developments in the field”. Günther Leissler is a “true specialist” in data protection, IT and telecommunications matters.

Guido Kucsko receives praise for his IT practice, as well as for his skills as a trademarks lawyer. Peers note his “intelligent and resourceful nature”. Christian Hauer delivers “experienced and insightful advice” on international and domestic trademark law. He is also a “widely respected leader” in life sciences and the food industry.

Competition law is another area in which the firm excels. Franz Urlesberger is “a terrific lawyer”, praised for his counsel on merger control and cartel law. His advice is “well measured and precise”, according to one source. Peers are eager to praise Hanno Wollmann, who is a “hive of knowledge on antitrust matters”. Volker Weiss splits his time between Brussels and Vienna, where he is able to provide “informed advice” on EU competition developments. Alongside them, Christoph Haid is an “excellent lawyer” who is “well versed” in CEE merger control matters.

Banking and capital markets law are core practice areas for the firm and it can boast top lawyers in this regard as well. Martin Ebner’s broad practice covers general banking matters, debt capital markets, and structured finance and derivatives. He is “highly responsive with a keen commercial sense”. Peter Feyl’s “superb knowledge of the banking sector” as well as his “technical proficiency” in capital market transactions, marks him out as a top finance lawyer.

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