Schoenherr was awarded Austrian M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at Mergermarket’s European M&A Awards 2015, marking the second year in a row that the law firm has garnered this prestigious honour.

Thomas Kulnigg (partner, Corporate/M&A) accepted the award on Schoenherr’s behalf at a ceremony held at the Banqueting House in London this Tuesday evening.

“We’re thrilled that Mergermarket has again acknowledged us as Austria’s leading M&A law firm. We advised on an exceptionally broad range of interesting transactions this year, so this industry recognition for our lawyers’ hard work is all the more welcome, ” says Schoenherr partner Alexander Popp, who heads the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice group.

Schoenherr advised on a broad range of headline transactions during the course of the past 12 months, including advising Roche on its acquisition of the biotech firm Dutalys, adidas on its purchase of the fitness apps producer runtastic, DPx on the sale of two divisions to Ardian, General Electric (GE) on its acquisition of Francesconi, Deutsche Wohnen on its attempted public takeover of Conwert and Eco Business-Immobilien, as well as Österreichische Volksbanken (ÖVAG) on its transformation into a wind down unit under a special statutory regime (“immigon”) and immigon on its sale of various shareholdings.

The Mergermarket European M&A Awards pay tribute to those legal, financial, public relations and accountancy advisors which have played leading roles in deal-making in Europe over the past year. Firms are nominated for these awards through an empirical shortlisting process based on Mergermarket’s M&A database. The winners are then selected by a panel of judges consisting of board members from leading banks and investment firms, as well as prominent academics and lawyers.