Schoenherr advised Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG on the legal implementation of the ‘Financial Health Prototype’. The ‘Financial Health Prototype’ is a text-based chatbot that combines Erste Bank’s financial expertise with AI technology from OpenAI and ChatGPT to answer 24/7 financial-related questions.

Erste Bank is taking a pioneering role in Austria with this financial AI tool. I am very pleased that Erste Bank relied on our expertise for the legal aspects of the implementation and that we were able to advise on the cutting-edge of technology and law,” stated partner Martin Ebner, who led the Schoenherr team. In addition to financial regulatory aspects, Schoenherr advised on technology regulation, competition law, and IP.

The primary objective of the ‘Financial Health Prototype’ is to provide easy and engaging access to financial knowledge, making it available around the clock to as many customers and interested parties as possible. The ‘Financial Health Prototype’ is available at

The Schoenherr team that advised Erste Bank included Martin Ebner (partner), Christian Schumacher (partner), Veronika Wolfbauer (counsel), Matthias Pressler (counsel) and Tullia Veronesi (attorney at law).


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