European Top 100 position: 49
Schoenherr is a leading full-service law firm in Central and Eastern Europe. With 14 offices located in Belgrade, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Chisinau, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Kyiv, Prague, Sofia, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb, as well as country desks for Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro, Schoenherr provides its clients with comprehensive coverage of the CEE/SEE region. More than 300 legal professionals work across borders in both a centralised and de-centralised manner, according to the individual clients' needs and requirements. Quality, flexibility, innovation and practice-oriented solutions for complex assignments in the field of business law are at the core of the Schoenherr philosophy.
Central and Eastern Europe: Schoenherr is one of the top corporate law firms in Central and Eastern Europe. With our wide-ranging network of offices throughout CEE/SEE, we offer our clients unique coverage in the region.
Leading lawyers: Many Schoenherr lawyers are recognised leaders in their specialised areas of law. Our clients profit from the rich diversity of talents, languages and cultures that make our lawyers particularly versatile and adaptive.
Established: Schoenherr was one of the first international firms to enter the CEE region. The firm has a long tradition of advising clients in all fields of commercial law, providing seamless service that transcends national and company borders.
Innovative: Quality, flexibility, innovation and practical problem solving in complex commercial mandates are at the core of the Schoenherr philosophy. We have a track record of getting deals done with our can-do, solution-oriented approach.
Capable: Our teams are tailor made, assembled from our various practice groups and across our network of offices. Such sharing of resources, local knowledge and international expertise allows us to offer the client the best possible service.
Full service: Our practice groups cover the full range of commercial legal services and are well equipped to handle all aspects of even the most complex mandate. Cross-border work is handled through centralised or de-centralised contacts, as dictated by the client's needs.
Recognised: Schoenherr's outstanding reputation across its practice areas is evidenced by the firm's top-tier rankings in the leading legal directories, as well as by numerous prestigious awards, including:
- Emerging Europe Legal Adviser of the Year (Private Equity Awards 2013)
- Austrian Law Firm of the Year (The Lawyer 2012)
- 'Advocatus' Legal Awards for Banking, CEE, Corporate/M&A, IP/TMT and Regulatory (Die Presse 2012)
- Financial Services Deal of the Year (International M&A Advisor Awards 2012)
- Austria Law Firm of the Year (Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2011)
- Austria Law Firm of the Year (Who's Who Legal Awards 2011)
- Law Firm of the Year for Central Europe (the Lawyer European Awards 2009)
Briefings from Schoenherr
The recent re-codification of Czech civil law has introduced a new legal instrument called a trust fund or simply a trust.
Limiting the rules of representation of a company is one way to secure the company against unauthorised actions on its behalf.