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Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s ‘truly winning team‘ is sought out for its expertise in syndicated lending, restructuring-related financings, and energy, real estate and infrastructure project finance. It also has an enviable track record in bank M&A deals. Nikola Babić heads up the practice, which features capital markets and corporate finance specialist Matija Vojnovic; ‘great lawyerVojimir Kurtić; and recently-promoted Jovan BarovićJelena Arsić and Dušan Obradović are experienced members of team. Former partner Petar Kojdić recently joined SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar.

Practice head(s):

Nikola Babić; Matija Vojnovic


‘The team is very responsive and client oriented. Its service is excellent, and it is always a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Schoenherr has a truly winning team. It offers a high level of service – outstanding knowledge of both the local and international market, and always available and looking to deliver the best service for the client.’

‘Matija Vojnovic is unique for his understanding and finding of solutions – a fixer and solution finder.’

‘Nikola Babić is a great lawyer – very sharp, knowledgeable, and very experienced in acting for financial institutions. He always gives the best advice for any issue.’

‘Nikola Babić and Jovan Barović always deliver.’

Vojimir Kurtić is a great lawyer, knowledgeable, and very attentive to detail.

‘Attorney at law Dušan Obradović is an amazing lawyer with exceptional interpersonal skills. He is very responsive and has tailor-made solutions to any problem that may occur, which is very appreciated when dealing with highly complex issues.’

Attorney at law Jelena Arsić is a very reliable and a hardworking individual.’

Key clients

Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia

Eurobank Direktna

Deutsche Bank

UniCredit Bank

Credit Suisse International


National Bank of Greece

Renaissance Capital

Erste Bank

Banca Intesa

HETA Asset Resolution

Bank Of Cyprus

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Societe Generale

OTP Bank


PNB Paribas (Suisse)

Magyar Export-Import Bank

Raiffeisen Bank International

Citigroup Global Markets

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Deutsche Bank

JP Morgan Securities

Sun Valley

Oaktree Capital Management (UK)

Victoria Oil (Serbia)

Work highlights

  • Advised the joint lead managers on the Republic of Serbia’s €1bn establishment of a green Eurobond.
  • Advised Banca Intesa on a €21m green real-estate finance facility, for the development of a LEED- certified, class-A office building.
  • Advised Eurobank on the issue and public offering of €300m sustainability-linked bonds by GEK Terna.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s corporate and commercial team consistently advises investors on greenfield investments in Serbia. In the energy sector, the group advises Rio Tinto on its Serbian interests, including corporate structuring issues. The corporate and M&A practice is jointly led by M&A transactions expert Matija Vojnović, and Luka Lopičić, who acts on deals across the region. Also integral to the department are telecoms and energy M&A specialist Slaven MoravčevićVojimir Kurtić, who ‘gives great advice‘; experienced practitioner Jovan Barović; and attorney at law Bojan Rajić.

Practice head(s):

Matija Vojnović; Luka Lopičić


‘The team is always available and highly professional. It has strong skills and is very client oriented, which really helps clients achieve their commercial objectives.’

‘Matija Vojnović is an impressive lawyer – his performance is outstanding.’

‘Matija Vojnović is very knowledgeable and sharp, but also very pleasant, which is a winning combination.

‘Luka Lopičić has an outstanding practical approach to complex legal matters.’

Vojimir Kurtić is an extremely competent lawyer with very good commercial understanding.

Vojimir Kurtić gives great advice and clients really love working with him.

Attorney at law Bojan Rajić is a very dedicated lawyer, who understands clients’ business and expectations, and delivers good results.

Attorney at law Jelena Arsić is a very experienced and creative lawyer. She is easy to work with and very responsive.

Key clients

Brighton Park Capital

Greiner Packaging International

AMMA Import Export

Sun Valley




Carlyle Group

Nidec Corporation

Integral Venture Partners

Elektroprivreda Srbije

Syneos Health

BM Consulting

Masdar Taaleri Generation



Shoppster DOO Beograd

TN Invest Anstalt

Opportunity Transformation Investments

Hleb & Kifle

Work highlights

  • Advised Trans-Oil Group, and investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management (UK), on the acquisition of a trading business, two ports and a river port business from MK Group and Agroglobe.
  • Advised Brighton Park Capital on its $140m investment in HTEC Group.
  • Acted as local counsel to Eurobank on the merger of Eurobank ad Beograd and Direktna Banka ad Kragujevac.

Serbia > Competition Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s competition team routinely acts for clients with competition law issues involving Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia. Key areas for the practice are antitrust investigations, merger control proceedings, damages actions, competition compliance, and state aid. The firm’s EU competition practice head for the Balkans, Srdjana Petronijević, is a go-to practitioner for multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings; and Danijel Stevanović is a competition law and FDI control expert. The attorneys at law to note are Zoran Šoljaga and Minela Šehović.

Practice head(s):

Srdjana Petronijevic


‘Professionals who are experts in this field – well organised and punctual.’

‘A very experienced team with significant competition law expertise.’

‘Understands business, and knows how to handle specific issues involving sales and distribution policies.’

‘A very good reputation on the market – the team always acts in a responsive and professional manner. Clients are happy to work with such a team. ’

‘Schoenherr is a top law office in Serbia – outstanding in every sense, highly responsive and experienced, with a large, specialised team for competition law and state aid. A client-oriented team that clients can always call and consult with on any competition law topic – its expertise is unique in Serbia.’

‘Srdjana Petronijevic and attorney at law Zoran Šoljaga are experienced antitrust lawyers, who are easily approachable and provide clear advice.’

Srdjana Petronijevic is a leading lawyer in Serbia, and she always gives practical solutions and useful recommendations.’

‘Zoran Šoljaga’s experience at the Competition Authority is invaluable – it gives clients comfort regarding the compliance of business policies with the antitrust rules.’

Key clients

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles



Apatinska pivara (Molson Coors)

Alma Quattro





Japan Tobacco International

Intesa Sanpaulo Bank










Unicredit Group


Oaktree Capital


Pepsico Group

L’Oréal Group

Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted Goodyear with obtaining merger control approval from the Serbian Competition Authority for its acquisition of The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.
  • Successfully represented Nestle in merger control proceedings in Serbia (in addition to Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia), which concerned its $5.7bn acquisition of The Bountiful Company.
  • Ssuccessfully assisted Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Truck with obtaining merger control approvals from the Serbian and Macedonian competition authorities, in relation to the historic realignment of the former Daimler Group.

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s ‘very strong and brilliant‘ litigation and arbitration practice comprises specialists in construction project-related disputes, as well as insolvency, labour and energy law-related claims. Jelena Bezarević Pajić is an international commercial and investment arbitration expert; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević is ‘an outstanding litigation and arbitration specialist‘, and the track record of Slaven Moravčević, who ‘provides strong leadership‘, includes heavyweight investor-state and commercial arbitrations. Other key names include energy-related disputes partner Matija Vojnović, and attorneys at law Tanja ŠumarVanja Tica and Dragana Nikolić.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Moravčević‘; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević; Jelena Bezarević Pajić


‘Clients’ interactions and professional relations with the firm are excellent. The team is very strong and brilliant, and it clearly understands how international legal systems work – the group handles the most complex arbitrations perfectly.’

‘The team’s extensive grasp of the law is a real strength. Another strength is its partners and associates – recommended to anyone.’

‘The firm compares very highly with other firms in both domestic and international jurisdictions.’

‘Slaven Moravčević is approachable and pleasant to engage with, and he provides strong leadership to the entire team.’

‘Nataša Lalatović Đorđević is an outstanding litigation and arbitration specialist. She has excellent skills which are very helpful during cases. Clients admire her approach and dedication.’

‘Clients commend Jelena Bezarević Pajić’s dedication, professionalism and meticulous attention to detail.’

‘Attorney at law Vanja Tica’s in-depth practical and theoretical understanding of the law is great.’

‘Attorney at law Tanja Šumar’s problem-solving skills are commendable.’

Key clients

State of Montenegro

Elektroprivreda Srbije

United Group

Adria Serbia Holdco

Serbia Broadband – Srpske kablovske mreže

UniCredit Bank

Rio Tinto


Wiener Stadtische

APG SGA, Alma Quattro doo

Global Dominion

Eurobank ad Beograd

Mera Investment Fund

Anadi Bank

Cooper Standard doo Sremska Mitrovica

Capital Estate

Energoprojekt Oprema ad Beograd

Lidl (Serbia)

NLB Bank

Work highlights

  • Acting as lead counsel to three claimants in an investment treaty claim against the Republic of Serbia and United Group (and its two affiliates, including Serbia Broadband).
  • Represents APG SGA and Alma Quattro, as claimants, in a high-value investment treaty arbitration against Serbia before ICSID.
  • Successfully acted for the State of Montenegro in seven major arbitrations (including five investor-state disputes and two high-value commercial arbitrations).

Serbia > Employment Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s ‘service is always at the highest level‘. The labour and employment practice is able to leverage the firm’s enviable corporate law and M&A expertise for transaction-related employment law issues. It also has notable industry expertise in the automotive, real estate and construction sectors. Team leader Marija Vlajkovic, who is ‘efficient, fast and precise‘, advises major corporate clients on both day-to-day employment matters, as well as labour disputes. Experienced attorney at law Bojan Rajic also has an active employment law practice.

Practice head(s):

Marija Vlajkovic

Other key lawyers:

Bojan Rajic; Tijana Levakov


‘High levels of specialisation in different key areas, with clients feeling like they are the only client – the service is always at the highest level.’

‘Responsiveness and dedication to finding the best possible solution, even if it’s not the obvious one.’

‘Great and easy to work with, highly efficient and helpful.’

‘Such devotion that clients sometimes forget it is not an in-house legal team.’

‘The lawyers are always at clients’ disposal and try to find optimal solutions from every angle.’

‘Marija Vlajkovic is efficient, fast and precise – she thinks about all possible options, as well as all advantages and disadvantages. Unlike other lawyers, she gives explanations in language that is understandable to those who are not in the legal profession.’

‘Marija Vlajkovic provides answers in a short time and with a clear timeline on what needs to be done.’

‘Marija Vlajkovic and attorney at law Tijana Levakov explain everything in detail in language that clients can actually understand.’

Key clients


RITTAL doo Beograd

Humania HRS Group

Globalization Partners

TOMRA Collection Srbija


United Group


SAP West Balkans doo

Immofinanz AG




Nepi Rockastle

Phoenix Group

Crowe Horwath





RP Global


Work highlights

  • Advising BlackRock on day-to-day employment law issues.
  • Advises Adient Loznica on various day-to-day employment matters, including revisions of employment bylaws.
  • Advising Entelo on its day-to-day employment issues.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 1

Demonstrating ‘strong commitment to clients‘, Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s projects and energy team advises on a range of international and domestic energy matters. Its expertise covers transactions, large-scale development projects, M&A, PPPs, regulatory issues, public procurement, and dispute resolution. Miloš Laković heads the energy departments in Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia; Slaven Moravčević is experienced in international and domestic energy projects; and corporate and M&A head Matija Vojnović‘s experience includes energy projects. Attorney at law Aleksandra Petrović is an ‘up-and-coming energy law expert‘.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Laković


‘Accuracy, dedication to quick and smart solutions, and great expertise make this team unique on the market.’

‘Its advice always contains all the necessary information and is always relevant.’

‘Demonstrates strong commitment to clients in relation to the outcome of the work. Clients have no difficulties, delays or misunderstandings in relation to communication with the firm’s experts.

‘Miloš Laković thinks outside of the box, is passionate about what he is doing, and provides creative ideas and solutions.’

‘Miloš Laković – excellent knowledge of mining and environmental law.’

‘It’s worth noting the depth and breadth of expertise of the team (attorney at law Aleksandra Petrović in particular) in relation to energy law and regulatory issues.’

‘With wide experience and great knowledge, Aleksandra Petrović is a highly appreciated up-and-coming energy law expert.’

‘Aleksandra Petrović is a rising star in this field. She has a clear view of the legal framework and gives an excellent service – she is super-efficient and has great response times.’

Key clients

Government of Montenegro

Government of Serbia

I+D Energias

NELT Group


European Federation of Energy Traders

D.Trading International

Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy


JP Elektroprivreda Srbije



Rio Tinto


Carlyle Group

RP Global



Taaleri Finland

Montenegrin power utility – Elektroprivreda Crne Gore

Shanghai Electric Power

City of Belgrade

Energy Community



New Power Generation International

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering

Serbian Agency for Road Traffic Safety

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Government of Serbia and the EBRD with designing a new legal and regulatory framework, in relation to the promotion of renewable energy in Serbia.
  • Advised Alstom on various aspects of its involvement in the complex Belgrade Metro infrastructure project.
  • Assisting the Government of Montenegro and the EBRD with designing a new legal and regulatory framework, in relation to the promotion of renewable energy in Montenegro.

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s ‘experienced real estate and construction lawyers‘ routinely advise on major commercial property transactions in Serbia and the region, in relation to shopping centres, office buildings and infrastructure projects. The firm also houses experts in FIDIC-based construction and distressed real estate deals. Ivan Pantović‘s longstanding client list includes international retailers such as Lidl, Slaven Moravčević is a renowned real estate development project specialist, and Ivana Panić specialises in construction law. Dijana Grujić is a ‘very responsive‘ attorney at law.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Moravčević; Ivana Panić

Other key lawyers:


‘Dynamic and full-service law firm that is proactive and client minded.’

‘Great understanding of law across the Balkans.’

‘Experienced real estate and construction lawyers who provide prompt responses and analysis based on their huge general knowledge from practice.’

‘Ivana Panić  has considerable expertise in FIDIC contracts and negotiations, and provides excellent guidance.’

‘Ivana Panić has a great understanding of the principles of FIDIC.’

‘Ivan Pantović is a real estate and construction expert. Clients can always feel confident once they receive his advice.’

‘Miloš Laković ensures a fully client-oriented approach.’

‘Clients especially praise attorney at law Dijana Grujić, who proactively informs clients on the legal changes that could impact on their business. She is very responsive at any moment, and clients know they can rely on her for any issue they have.’

Key clients



Naftna industrija Srbije

Parking Servis




NEPI Rockcastle


AmRest Holdings SE

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Hidroelektrana Dabar doo Trebinje

Xprimia Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Hyatt on the franchising arrangement with Montenegrin company Krolbay doo.
  • Advised Alstom on various aspects of its involvement in the Belgrade Metro project.
  • Advising Naftna industrija Srbije on day-to-day operational matters, including corporate and regulatory legal issues.

Serbia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s ‘incredibly flexible‘ IP practice has an enviable reputation for its advice to major regional media players on IP matters. Such work covers trade mark registrations, as well as technically complex areas, such as illegal streaming, online infringements and heavyweight IP litigation. ‘Exceptional lawyer‘ and team head Andrea Radonjanin is a well-known IP and unfair commercial practice specialist. Within the associate pool, Magdalena Petreska advises on both IP and corporate matters, while Andrej Zoric‘s practice includes regional IP and IT-related work.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Radonjanin

Other key lawyers:


‘Full of practical knowledge on trade mark protection.’

‘Fast, and knows how to explain matters to lay persons, who have no previous IP knowledge, what should be done and how to do it.’

‘The team is incredibly flexible. Clients really like its creative approach to problem solving.’

‘Clients very much appreciate working with this team, as it is fast, quick to learn, proactive, knowledgable and results oriented.’

‘Andrea Radonjanin is a very competent, insightful and easy-to-work with attorney at law, who (through consistent support) enables clients to be successful in cases.’

‘Andrea Radonjanin is an expert in IP matters. She is very bright and knowledgeable, has excellent judgement, and really understands the industry.’

‘Andrea Radonjanin is an exceptional lawyer. She is very responsive, but more importantly very knowledgeable when it comes to IP. It is always a pleasure to work with her.’

Andrea Radonjanin and associate Andrej Zoric are to be recommended to all clients involved in trade mark protection – they instil clients with confidence.’

Key clients

Brighton Park Capital


United Group

United Media

Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment


Laboratoires La Prairie



Rio Tinto




Nis a.d.




Work highlights

  • Advised Brighton Park Capital on a proposed investment in regional IT company HTEC Group, which involved IP issues.
  • Acted for Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment in a technically sophisticated online infringement case in Serbia.
  • Assists Beiersdorf with the protection of its entire trade mark portfolio in Serbia and the region.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Competition Tier 2

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr combines the expertise of its Serbian and Bosnian offices to offer advice to regional and international clients seeking entry into the Bosnian market, as well as established local actors on merger control, antitrust matters and representation before competition authorities. Based in the Belgrade office, Srdjana Petronijević leads the practice, while Minela Šehović heads the Bosnian team on the ground. Šehović advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, specialising in merger clearances and corporate advice.

Practice head(s):

Srdjana Petronijevic

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Apatinska Brewery (Molson Coors)

Elektroprivreda Srbije

Thales Group

Phoenix Pharma

United Group

UniCredit Bank d.d. Mostar

Unicredit bank a.d. Banja Luka

Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

CIAK Group

Siemens AG Group





Work highlights

  • Advising Thales Group in approx. €35m worth proceedings challenging public procurements passport booklets, drivers’ licenses and ID cards.
  • Advising Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) in relation to the construction of three hydro plants on the river Drina: HE Foča, HE Buk Bijela and HE Paunci (Upper Drina Project).
  • Advising NIKE and Converse regarding distribution policy in the region (exclusive distribution agreement and monobrand concept stores) on a regular basis.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The banking, finance and capital markets department at Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr advises regional and multi-jurisdictional clients on the Bosnian aspects of their operations. The team is particularly strong in project finance, including cross-border financing. Matija Vojnovic leads the team from the Belgrade office, while Minela Šehović is head of the team’s Bosnian activities.

Practice head(s):

Matija Vojnovic

Other key lawyers:

Minela Sehovic


‘The team always offers seamless cross-border solutions. They have a strong banking and finance practice with highly experienced and extremely capable lawyers who always provide innovative legal advice.’

‘I have been working with the team on various complex matters. I am very satisfied with their service, and I highly value their extensive knowledge when it comes to complex issues. It is always a pleasure working with them.’

‘Minela Sehovic is an experienced international lawyer qualified in Bosnia. She is responsible for the firm’s office in Sarajevo.’

Key clients



Getinge Group (GETINGE AB Sweden and Getinge Group Southeast Europe)

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Hidroelektrana Dabar

United Group

Wiener Insurance Vienna Insurance Group a.d


EOS Matrix

Work highlights

  • Advised Hydro Power Plant Dabar as borrower in connection with a €189m loan facility granted by the Export-Import Bank of China  for the development of a 160MW hydropower plant.
  • Advised United Group on Bosnian and Serbian law matters in connection with the issuance of €300m Senior Secured Notes due 2028 guaranteed by local subsidiaries.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate and M&A team at Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr collaborates with the firm’s offices in other countries in the region to serve a mix of local, regional and international clients. In particular, the team is active in the energy, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors, advising on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, merger control and day-to-day corporate matters. Contentious work is another core area for the practice. Minela Šehović leads the Bosnian team from Sarajevo, while Matija Vojnovic and Luka Lopičić head the team from the Belgrade office.

Practice head(s):

Matija Vojnovic; Luka Lopicic

Key clients


United Group

Thales Group

Auto Milovanovic d.o.o.


Ringier Group

Phoenix Pharma


Getinge Group

Hidroelektrana Dabar d.o.o. Trebinje

Javno preduzeće Elektroprivreda Republike Srbije (JP EPS)

Tom Tailor GmbH

DAW SE / Caparol d.o.o.

Partnera Oyj


Work highlights

  • Advising Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) in relation to the construction of the largest investment project in the energy sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina; three hydro plants on the river Drina.
  • Advising Thales Group in approx. €35m worth proceedings challenging the public procurements passport booklets, drivers’ licenses and ID cards, that would enable Thales Group to enter the Bosnian market.
  • Advised Dejan Milovanovic on a share sale in Auto Milovanovic doo Banja Luka, a seller of automotive parts and equipment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Projects and energy Tier 3

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s projects and energy team advises clients on large renewable energy projects, with an emphasis on hydroelectric power plants. Clients include local and multinational entities in the energy and electricity, construction and mining industries. Minela Šehović leads the team from the Sarajevo office, with support from Belgrade-based partner Matija Vojnović.

Practice head(s):

Matija Vojnovic

Key clients

Thales Group

Arcore AG

Hidroelektrana Dabar d.o.o. Trebinje

Elektroprivreda Srbije

Azvirt Limited Liability Company

Partnera Oyj

Work highlights

  • Advising Hydro Power Plant Dabar as borrower in connection with a €189m loan facility granted by the Export-Import Bank of China for the development of a 160MW hydropower plant.
  • Advising Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) in relation to the development of one of the largest investment projects in the energy sector of the country, the construction of three hydro plants on the river Drina.
  • Advising Thales Group on approx. €35m worth proceedings challenging public procurements passport booklets, drivers’ licenses and ID cards.

Montenegro > Leading firms

Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr is a go-to firm for high-stakes transactions and projects in Montenegro. In Podgorica, its expertise covers dispute resolution, employment law, banking, finance, financial services regulatory matters, project development, and corporate and M&A work. The office also has robust IP and merger control practices. The key Podgorica attorneys at law are renewables specialist Ana Vukčević, real estate and construction expert Luka Veljović, and Petar Vučinić, who focuses on banking, finance, capital markets and disputes. Founding partner Slaven Moravčević leads the office from Belgrade.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Moravčević

Other key lawyers:

Ana Vukčević; Luka Veljović; Petar Vučinić; Miloš Laković; Nikola Babić; Jelena Bezarević Pajić; Ivana Panić


The firm helped prepare a number of extremely informative and high-quality reports surrounding the requirements in Montenegro. The relocation programme would probably not have been successful without its efforts; and the larger challenge of helping employees integrate into a new country and culture has, to a material degree, been made much easier by the contributions of the team.

The team has been an excellent partner – always accessible, willing to help find solutions to problems, and an excellent bridge between cultures and legal frameworks.

The team was instrumental in helping understand the local requirements and processes, in order to get work permits, set up bank accounts, and manage tax compliance for the company and relocated employees, as well as connecting with other service providers, such as accountants, in the region.

Highly efficient and always puts clients’ interests first.

Great collaboration and communications skills.

Always polite, and no question is too trivial or too difficult to be dealt with.

‘Clients’ queries are answered in a timely manner, and receive professional and detailed results – definitely recommended.

Key clients


State of Montenegro


Shanghai Electric Power

ICBC Austria Bank


Mozura Wind Park doo Podgorica

Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD Nikšić


United Group

Enel Global Trading

Deutsche Bank

Citigroup Global Markets

Erste Group Bank

Merrill Lynch International

Société Générale

The Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro

UNIQA Insurance Group

UNIQA Österreich Versicherungen

Raiffeisen Bank International


Hydra Brokerage DMCC

Société Générale

Atena Bohor

Novi Volvox

Work highlights

  • Advising hotel operator Hyatt on the franchising arrangement with Montenegrin company Krolbay.
  • Advising Novi Volvox and Leitner on a €25m investment project that involves the design, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of a cable car facility.
  • Advising EBRD and the Government of Montenegro on the framework for the development of PPP and concessions projects in Montenegro.

North Macedonia > Leading firms

The ‘client oriented‘ team at Schoenherr North Macedonia has a particular specialism in environmental and infrastructure law, leveraging the international resources of the wider firm to advise international clients seeking to invest in the North Macedonian market. Slaven Moravčević leads the team alongside with the ‘fast, confident, co-operative, dedicated, and very professionalAndrea Lazarevska, whose main areas of activity are in the regulatory, corporate, finance, real estate, and energy spheres.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Moravčević; Andrea Lazarevska


‘They work in various fields, they have great communication inside the team, and also throughout their international network. They have dedicated individuals, they solve problems quickly, and do thorough research.’

‘I have been working with Andrea Lazarevska. Apart form her being fast, confident, co-operative, dedicated, and very professional in the overall work and communication throughout the whole process, she is also very thorough and willing to research and read on topics that are not well addressed and understood in my field of work. She is a good listener, gives valuable comments, gives me the confidence I need; these will always be the reasons why I will choose her over any other lawyer and consultant.’

‘They are very good for foreign clients, with perfect English and knowledge of the local environment.’

‘Andrea Lazarevska was our main contact, and she is an excellent lawyer with a great attitude towards clients.’

‘Client oriented.’

‘Good professionals.’

Key clients



Solarpro Holding AD Sofia

Balkan Renewable Investments

Brighton Park Capital


Liechtenstein Beteiligungs GmbH


VAMED Standortentwicklung & Engineering GmbH

Alpiq Energy SE

Siemens Healthineers AG

Generali CEE Holding B.V.

Worldwide Clinical Trials Macedonia DOOEL Skopje


Gallup International Association

OMV Aktiengesellschaft

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

Peugeot S.A.

Blue Torch Credit Opportunities Fund II

Work highlights

  • Advising LIDL on all aspects of its business operations in North Macedonia, especially in relation to real estate matters.
  • Advising OSM SOLAR DOOEL Skopje on project development and licencing requirements, including advising on obtaining permits for photovoltaic plant construction, grid connection, and substation construction.
  • Advising Solarpro Holding AD Sofia on the development of a 180MWh solar park and battery storage facility in North Macedonia.

The firm: Schoenherr is a leading full service law firm, with 15 offices and several country desks in the Central and Eastern Europe. As one of the first international law firms to move into CEE/SEE, the firm has grown to be one of the largest firms in the region.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr has been active on Serbian market since 2002. With a team of more than 50 lawyers, it is among the largest law firms in Serbia. In addition to the Serbian practice, Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr is frequently engaged in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro and North Macedonia. This combination makes the firm exceptionally well suited for cross-border or multi-jurisdictional investments and transactions in the West Balkan countries.

Areas of practice: The firm’s main practice areas are corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, real estate, dispute resolution, competition, compliance and white collar crime, labour and employment, intellectual property IT and life sciences, insolvency and restructuring, insurance, regulatory and energy.

Among the firm’s frequent clients are companies from the telecommunication, banking, insurance, construction, oil and gas retail, real estate development and IT industries. The firm acts for governments and governmental bodies, investors/contractors, sellers/buyers, employers, developers, engineers, architects and other stakeholders and thus has experience in handling and protecting these different interests, giving the firm’s lawyers particular insight into the opportunities and risks relevant to any project. The firm has played a major role as legal advisor in many of the high profile deals of recent years in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Nikola Babic
Compliance and white collar crime Srdana Petronijevic
Corporate/M&A Matija Vojnovic
Corporate/M&A Luka Lopicic
Dispute resolution Jelena Bezarevic Pajic
Dispute resolution Nataša Lalatovic Dordevic
EU and competition Srdana Petronijevic
Insolvency and restructuring Nikola Babic
Insurance Matija Vojnovic
IP, IT and life sciences Andrea Radonjanin
Labour and employment Marija Vlajkovic
Labour and employment Nataša Lalatovic Dordevic
Real estate Slaven Moravcevic
Real estate Ivan Pantovic
Regulatory and energy Miloš Lakovic
Photo Name Position Profile
Matija Vojnović photo Matija Vojnović Partner
Number of lawyers : 52
Other offices : Austria (HQ)
Other offices : Belgium/EU
Other offices : Bulgaria
Other offices : Croatia
Other offices : Czech Republic
Other offices : Hungary
Other offices : Moldova
Other offices : Montenegro
Other offices : Poland
Other offices : Romania
Other offices : Slovakia
Other offices : Slovenia
Other offices : Turkey
Other offices : Albania
Other offices : Bosnia & Herzegovina
Other offices : North Macedonia
Other offices : Ukraine

Bulgaria: Schoenherr advises Borealis AG on contemplated acquisition of Integra Plastics

Schoenherr advises Borealis AG, a leader in advanced and circular polyolefin solutions, on the contemplated acquisition of Integra Plastics, a Bulgarian polyethylene and polypropylene recycler.

CEE: Schoenherr named CEE M&A Legal Adviser of the Year by Mergermarket

Schoenherr won the CEE M&A Legal Adviser of the Year award presented by Mergermarket at the European M&A Awards Gala on 28 November 2023.

Austria: Schoenherr advises EHL on sale of EHL Immobilien Management GmbH to IMV

Schoenherr advised EHL Immobilien GmbH on the sale of the entire share in EHL Immobilien Management GmbH to PMV Holding GmbH, a member of the IMV Immobilien Management Group.

Poland: Schoenherr advises Joachim Exner, insolvency administrator of Dr. Schneider’s Group, on EUR 118.3m sale of its business to Samvardhana Motherson Group

Schoenherr advised Joachim Exner, the insolvency administrator of Dr. Schneider's Group, a German key supplier for electronic components and polymer systems,

Poland: Schoenherr advises ABC Automotive Poland on sale to ETM Group

Schoenherr advised ABC Automotive Poland, a Polish subsidiary of ABC Technologies Holdings, Inc., a global automotive equipment supplier, on the sale of its business to a subsidiary of ETM International GmbH, a group providing designing and manufacturing services to OEMs in the automotive industry.

Austria: Schoenherr advises proPellets Austria in connection with antitrust investigation

Schoenherr advised proPellets Austria, an association of the Austrian wood pellet industry, in connection with a dawn raid by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (FCA) and its subsequent investigation into the Austrian pellets market.

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr further broadens footprint with partner and counsel promotions

Schoenherr has named four new partners and one new counsel effective February 2024. Specialising in various practice areas and coming from different markets, the new partners and counsel reflect Schoenherr's commitment to being the natural firm of choice for Central Eastern Europe.

Bulgaria: Schoenherr advises Lufthansa on sale of its stake in Silver Wings Bulgaria

Schoenherr has advised Lufthansa on the sale of its stake in Silver Wings Bulgaria OOD, a joint venture catering business in Bulgaria, to Truffle UK Bidco Three Limited, an active private limited company in the UK.

Austria: Schoenherr advises Davis-Standard on acquisition of Extrusion Technology Group

Schoenherr advised Davis-Standard, LLC ("Davis-Standard"), a global leader in the extrusion equipment and services sector, alongside Kirkland & Ellis, on the acquisition of Extrusion Technology Group ("ETG") from Dutch investor Nimbus. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

Serbia: Schoenherr advises CWP Europe on partnership with PowerChina Resources for 300 MW Vetrozelena wind farm

Moravčević Vojnović and partners in cooperation with Schoenherr advised CWP Europe, a leading renewable energy project developer in Southeast Europe,

Romania/Hungary: Schoenherr advises Agrofert on acquisition of East Grain

Schoenherr advised Czech agri-food group Agrofert on the acquisition of a majority stake in East Grain, a Romanian trader of cereals and oilseeds, and its Hungarian subsidiary.

Czech Republic/Slovakia: Schoenherr advises BHM Group on acquisition of major production and logistics centre in Slovakia

Schoenherr advised BHM Group, an important investment group on the Czech market, in connection with the acquisition of one of the largest production and logistics centres in Slovakia, Trenčín Industrial Park, by the acquisition of a 100 % share in ZNO Slovakia s.r.o. (now BHM Trenčín s.r.o.).

Austria: Schoenherr advises Erste Bank on implementation of first AI based financial tool in Austria

Schoenherr advised Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG on the legal implementation of the 'Financial Health Prototype'.

Austria: Schoenherr advises Wienerberger on the successful issue of EUR 350m Sustainability-Linked Bonds

Schoenherr advised Wienerberger AG as issuer's counsel in connection with the successful, oversubscribed issue of EUR 350,000,000 4.875 % Sustainability-Linked Bonds 2023-2028.

Czech Republic: Schoenherr advises BHS Private Equity Fund on acquisition of Altran CZ a.s.

Schoenherr advised BHS Private Equity Fund ("BHS PE Fund"), whose general partner is Versute Investments a.s., on the acquisition of Altran CZ a.s., renamed Tiyo a.s. ("Tiyo"), a leading provider of research, development and testing services, from Capgemini group.

Austria: Schoenherr advises EIC Fund on investment in Kern Tec’s EUR 12m Series A financing round

Schoenherr advised the EIC Fund, the venture investment arm of the European Innovation Council (EIC), on its investment in the EUR 12m Series A financing round of Kern Tec, an Austrian food tech company, led by Belgian firm Telos Impact.

Serbia: Schoenherr advises shareholders of Maxbet on 51 % stake sale to Flutter for EUR 141m

Moravčević Vojnović and partners in cooperation with Schoenherr advised shareholders of Maxbet, Serbia’s #2 omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator,

Austria: Schoenherr advises Peakmedia digital signage GmbH on exit to ZetaDisplay AB Group

Schoenherr advised the sellers of Austrian digital signage integrator Peakmedia on Peakmedia's acquisition by ZetaDisplay AB, a Swedish service and software company.

Schoenherr advises founders of Novelic on sale of 54 % stake to Sona Comstar

Moravčević Vojnović and partners in cooperation with Schoenherr advised the founders of the Serbia-based company Novelic – Messrs.

Schoenherr advises Thoma Bravo portfolio company J.D. Power on acquisition of Autovista Group

Schoenherr advised, alongside lead counsel Kirkland & Ellis, London, Thoma Bravo's portfolio company J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics, on the acquisition of the leading pan-European and Australian automotive data, analytics and industry insights provider Autovista Group.

Austria: Schoenherr advises Process Sensing Technologies on acquisition of Sensore Electronic GmbH

Schoenherr advised Process Sensing Technologies ("PST") (UK), a leading provider of measurement and monitoring solutions for process-critical applications, on the acquisition of Sensore Electronic GmbH ("Sensore").

Austria: Schoenherr advises Usersnap on exit to

Schoenherr advised the shareholders of Austrian software company Usersnap on their acquisition by, a company active in the business of acquiring promising software as a service (SaaS) companies.

Schoenherr advises NEVEON on sale of Greiner Perfoam to Trèves

Schoenherr advised NEVEON Holding GmbH ("NEVEON"), a member of the Greiner Group, on the sale of the automotive division, consisting of Greiner Perfoam GmbH and its subsidiaries ("Perfoam Group"), to Trèves S.A.S. ("Trèves").

Schoenherr advises Enery on signing long-term virtual power purchase agreement for renewable energy with Ursus Breweries

Schoenherr advised Enery on signing a multi-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Ursus Breweries, part of Asahi Europe & International, to provide green energy and guarantees of origin for the production at their brewing facilities in Romania.

Schoenherr advises ROMCIM on merger clearance and FDI regarding its acquisition of Bauelemente

Schoenherr Romania advised ROMCIM, a CRH Company ("ROMCIM") on merger clearance and FDI filing regarding its acquisition of Bauelemente Reinvest and its branch, Bauelemente.

Schoenherr advises Emirates Telecommunications Group Company on acquisition of a controlling stake in PPF Telecom Group’s assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia

Schoenherr advised Emirates Telecommunications Group Company ("e&") alongside Sullivan & Cromwell London on the acquisition of a controlling stake in PPF Telecom Group's assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia.

Serbia: Schoenherr advises OTP Group on project finance facilities for development of six biogas power plants in Serbia

Moravčević Vojnović and partners in cooperation with Schoenherr advised OTP Group members, OTP Bank Plc Hungary and OTP Bank Serbia, in a biogas project finance transaction.

Romania: Schoenherr advises AkzoNobel on sale of its insulation materials production to HIRSCH Porozell

Schoenherr Romania advised AkzoNobel on the sale of its extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation material production activities in Romania to HIRSCH Porozell.

Austria: Schoenherr advises VERBUND AG on acquisition of Solarpower Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries

Schoenherr advised VERBUND AG, via its subsidiaries VERBUND Energy4Business GmbH and VERBUND Thermal Power GmbH,

Austria: Schoenherr advises SanusX GmbH on acquisition of participation in Biome Diagnostics GmbH

Schoenherr advised SanusX GmbH, a UNIQA Group company, on the acquisition of a participation in Biome Diagnostics GmbH in a capital increase transaction.

Austria: Schoenherr advises Joint Lead Managers on issuance of a EUR 500m mortgage covered bond by Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark

Schoenherr advised the Joint Lead Managers Erste Group Bank AG, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg,

Austria: Schoenherr advises Audiotonix Group on acquisition of sonible GmbH

Schoenherr advised the Audiotonix Group, a global market leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles, on the acquisition of sonible GmbH,

Romania: Schoenherr advises Catalyst on major investment in ESX

Schoenherr Romania advised Catalyst Romania Fund II, a key venture capital fund in Southeast Europe, on a EUR 2m transaction involving a sports subscription start-up by ESX,

Austria: Schoenherr advises Rhône Capital on public cash offer in RHI Magnesita N.V.

Schoenherr advised Rhône Capital ("Rhône") on a public cash offer for up to 29.9 % of the share capital in RHI Magnesita N.V. ("RHI Magnesita").

Romania: Schoenherr advises on acquisition of Helpship

Schoenherr Romania advised BlackPeak-backed, one of the fastest-growing ecommerce logistics platforms in the region, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Romanian e-fulfilment provider Helpship.

Schoenherr advises cargo-partner on sale of shares in multiple subsidiaries to Nippon Express Holdings

Schoenherr advised Cargo-Partner Group Holding AG and its subsidiaries Multi Transport und Logistik Holding AG, Safer Overseas Transport Holding GmbH, Cargo-Partner GND GmbH, and CARGO-PARTNER US HOLDINGS INC. ("cargo-partner") on the sale of substantially the entire cargo-partner Group to Nippon Express Holdings Inc., a global logistics company based in Japan.

Schoenherr advises Joint Bookrunners on the successful issue of EUR 250m convertible bonds by voestalpine AG

Schoenherr advised BNP PARIBAS and Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG (Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners) as well as UniCredit Bank AG (Joint Bookrunner) as to Austrian law in connection with the successful, oversubscribed issue of convertible bonds by voestalpine AG.

Austria: Schoenherr advises sell-side in RHI Magnesita’s acquisition of Seven refractories

Schoenherr advised Seven Refractories GmbH on the sale of its European, Indian and US operations to RHI Magnesita for a cash consideration of approximately EUR 93m. Closing is expected in the second half of 2023 and is subject to the fulfilment of customary regulatory approvals.

Schoenherr advises Carrier on EUR 12bln acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions

Schoenherr advised the Carrier Global Corporation (Carrier), a provider of intelligent climate and energy solutions, on its acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions, alongside Linklaters. The cash and stock transaction is valued at EUR 12bln and is the largest transaction in the German M&A market to date this year.

Austria/Romania: Schoenherr advises HS Timber Group on sale of HS Timber Productions Sebeș SRL to Ziegler Group

Schoenherr advised HS Timber Group on its sale of HS Timber Productions Sebeș SRL as part of a share sale. With more than 600 employees HS Timber Productions Sebeș SRL operates a sawmill and other industrial wood processing activities at the Sebeș site.

Schoenherr advises Joint Lead Managers on issuance of EUR 1bln Hypothekenpfandbriefe (Mortgage Pfandbriefe)

Schoenherr advised Joint Lead Managers Erste Group Bank AG, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, NATIXIS and TD Global Finance unlimited company on the successful issuance of EUR 1bln 3.125 % Hypothekenpfandbriefe (Mortgage Pfandbriefe) – due 14 October 2027 – by Erste Group Bank AG.

Schoenherr advises OMV on establishment of a geothermal energy joint venture with Wien Energie

Schoenherr advised OMV on the establishment of a geothermal energy joint venture with Wien Energie, the largest regional energy provider in Austria.

Romania: Schoenherr advises Eurobank on sale of Brico Depot Iasi to Radacini Group

Schoenherr Romania advised Eurobank S.A. Greece ("Eurobank") on the sale of a real estate asset in Iasi, Romania. The commercial space, which has a sales area of approx. 8,000 m2 and houses a Brico Depot do-it-yourself ("DIY") store, was sold to the real estate division of Radacini Group.

Austria: Schoenherr advises allmyhomes GmbH on joint venture to enter Austrian market

Schoenherr advised allmyhomes on the establishment of a joint venture with allmyhomes Venture Partner AT GmbH, a consortium of Austrian real estate experts. The newly founded AMH AT GmbH marks allmyhome's entry to the Austrian market, where it has already secured projects with a total volume of EUR 161m. 

Schoenherr with strong promotion round across offices and practice areas

Schoenherr is further strengthening its leadership ranks by appointing new partners and counsels across CEE, effective 1 February 2023. The promotion round builds up the partner ranks (four new partners, five new local partners) and strengthens the counsel level with two promotions. The new partners and counsels are experienced experts from various practice areas and Schoenherr offices.

Schoenherr advises proptech scale-up GROPYUS on major Austrian scale-up financing round

Schoenherr advised the Vienna-headquartered property technology scale-up GROPYUS on its ongoing Series B financing round led by Vonovia, Europe's largest residential real estate company. The volume of this financing round is at around EUR 100m, bringing GROPYUS' total funding to date to more than EUR 200m.

Schoenherr advises CA Immo on sale of Romanian platform

Schoenherr advised Vienna-based property company CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaft ("CA Immo") on the sale of its Romanian portfolio to Romanian investment entity Paval Holding.

Schoenherr advises Greiner Packaging on acquisition of ALWAG

Schoenherr in cooperation with Moravčević Vojnović and partners advised Greiner Packaging International GmbH (Greiner) on all legal aspects of its 100 % acquisition of Serbian PET flake producer ALWAG DOO NOVA GAJDOBRA from ALING-CONEL d.o.o. Gajdobra (Serbia) and REIWAG Facility Services GmbH (Austria).

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr advises on the sale of significant parts of Kontron Group’s IT services business in eleven countries for EUR 400m

Schoenherr advised stock exchange listed technology group Kontron AG (formerly S&T AG) on the sale of significant parts of Kontron Group’s IT services business to VINCI Energies S.A. in the course of a competitive auction process for a purchase price of approx. EUR 400m.

Schoenherr advises NEXI on signing agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo regarding merchant acquiring business in Croatia

Schoenherr advised NEXI S.p.A. ("NEXI") on reaching an agreement with Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. ("PBZ Bank") and PBZ Card d.o.o. ("PBZ Card"), a Croatian company indirectly controlled by Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., to purchase PBZ Card’s merchant acquiring business in the Croatian market, for consideration of EUR 180m.

Austria: Schoenherr advises Caverion on acquisition of PORREAL Group

Schoenherr advised Caverion Österreich GmbH on acquiring all shares in PORREAL GmbH in Austria, also including its subsidiary ALEA GmbH (together "PORREAL Group").

Schoenherr advises technology service provider ARZ in Austria on acquisition by Accenture

Schoenherr advised ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH (ARZ), a technology service provider focused on the banking sector in Austria, on its acquisition by Accenture.

Austria: Schoenherr advises MedAustron in EIA milestone of fourth treatment room at centre for ion therapy and research and receiving operating permit

Schoenherr advised the Austrian cancer treatment and research centre MedAustron in the environmental impact assessment for the commissioning of a fourth treatment room.

Austria: Schoenherr advises Storyblok on USD 47m Series B financing

Schoenherr advised the Austrian scale-up Storyblok on its Series B financing worth USD 47m, one of several major transactions in the Austrian start-up scene on which Schoenherr has advised in the recent past.

Schoenherr advises HS Timber on the acquisition of Luvian Saha (Finland)

Schoenherr advised Austrian HS Timber Group on the acquisition of Luvian Saha Oy, one of the largest private sawmills in Finland, from private owners. The transaction closed on 29 April 2022.

Schoenherr named “CEE Wide Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners

Schoenherr won the "CEE Wide Law Firm of the Year" award at this year's Chambers Europe Awards Gala hosted by the renowned legal publisher Chambers and Partners.

Schoenherr advises HS Timber Group and Blue Minds on the sale of Interfloat to Borosil Renewables, Limited, India

Schoenherr advised Austrian HS Timber Group and Blue Minds on the sale of Interfloat Corporation and GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg GmbH to Borosil Renewables Ltd, listed on the Indian Stock Exchange. The transaction agreement was executed on 25 April 2022. Closing is expected in the first half of 2022 and is still subject to the fulfilment of customary regulatory approvals.

Schoenherr advises S&T AG on voluntary partial public takeover offer

Schoenherr advised S&T AG, an Austrian company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, in connection with the voluntary partial public takeover offer by grosso tec AG (Germany) on issues of Austrian law. Hogan Lovells advised S&T AG on German law issues.

Schoenherr named Austria M&A Legal Adviser of the Year by Mergermarket

Schoenherr was awarded the "Austria M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" by Mergermarket at the European M&A Awards Gala on 31 March 2022.

Schoenherr advises IMMOFINANZ supervisory board in bidding contest between CPI Property Group and S IMMO

Schoenherr advised the supervisory board of Austrian IMMOFINANZ AG in connection with the two competing takeover bids by CPI Property Group SA and S IMMO AG.

Schoenherr advises Herba Chemosan board on management buy-out

Schoenherr has advised the board of the Austrian pharmaceutical wholesaler Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG (Herba Chemosan) on the recent management buy-out (MBO).

Schoenherr advises RGREEN INVEST on unique EUR 15m green bond to finance photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria

Schoenherr advised RGreen Invest, a French management company representing a fund for green energy projects, on a EUR 15m bond to finance the construction of a photovoltaic plant near the town of Razlog in southwestern Bulgaria, as well as on a standard security package for it. The bond's issuer is a member of the Renalfa group, a leading Bulgarian clean energy and e-mobility provider with a focus on renewable energy generation assets.

Schoenherr advises Chaos on Bulgarian law aspects in merger with Enscape

Schoenherr advised Chaos, a global leader in photorealistic rendering technology, on the Bulgarian law aspects of its merger with Enscape, a leading developer of real-time rendering and design workflow technology for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. 

Schoenherr advises Mayr-Melnhof Holz on acquisition financing for Bergkvist Siljan

Schoenherr supported the Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz group in the financing of its acquisition of Swedish sawmill group Bergkvist Siljan. 

Schoenherr strengthens Austrian team with four additional counsel promotions

Schoenherr recently announced the promotion of three equity partners and two contract partners effective 1 February 2022. This round of promotions has now been extended to include four new counsels: Sara Khalil, Iliyana Sirakova, Marco Thorbauer and Bojana Vareskic.

Schoenherr recognised as leading Austrian M&A Legal Advisor for 2021 by Mergermarket

Schoenherr has, yet again, been named top M&A legal advisor in the Austrian market by Mergermarket. For over a decade, Schoenherr has been leading the Austrian Mergermarket M&A league tables.

Schoenherr advises e-mobility start-up Easelink on EUR 8.3m financing round (Series A)

Schoenherr advised the Austrian high-tech company Easelink, a provider of automated electric vehicle charging solutions, on its EUR 8.3m Series A financing round.

Schoenherr advises Austrian unicorn Bitpanda on expansion of its product portfolio to include exchange traded cryptocurrencies

Schoenherr advised the Austrian fintech Bitpanda on the expansion of its product portfolio to include exchange traded cryptocurrencies. This product provides investors with easy access to crypto assets via a liquid financial instrument traded on a regulated exchange. 

Schoenherr advises Mirova and RP Global on sale and refinancing of onshore wind farms in Croatia

Schoenherr advised Mirova and RP Global on the sale of two onshore wind farms in Dalmatia, Danilo (44MW) and Rudine (34MW), to Professio Energia d.d. (DLPR, Zagreb Stock Exchange). Before the closing of this transaction, Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d., a member of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, refinanced loans provided by the IFC and UniCredit. Schoenherr acted as lead counsel to Mirova and RP Global on both the sale and refinancing transactions.

Schoenherr advises Managers on issue of EUR 1.5bln Mortgage Pfandbriefe by Erste Group

Schoenherr advised the Managers on the successful issue of EUR 750m 0.01 %. Mortgage Pfandbriefe due 2028 (AT0000A2UXM1) and EUR 750m 0.50 %. Mortgage Pfandbriefe due 2037 (AT0000A2UXN9) by Erste Group Bank AG.

Schoenherr advises PALFINGER AG on reversal of cross-shareholding with Sany

Schoenherr advised Palfinger AG, a leading provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions, on the reversal of the cross-shareholding with the SANY Group, a Chinese equipment manufacturing group.

Schoenherr advises UNIQA on successful issue of new EUR 375m green tier 2 notes and notes repurchase

Schoenherr advised UNIQA Insurance Group AG, one of the leading insurance groups in Austria and CEE, on its successful issue of new EUR 375m green tier 2 notes and concurrent repurchase of existing subordinated notes in the same principal amount.

Schoenherr advises on 360kompany AG’s sale, one of Austria’s biggest start-up exits

Schoenherr advised the RegTech start-up 360kompany AG and its shareholders on the sale to Moody’s Corporation, on what is purported to be one of the biggest exits in Austria's start-up scene to date.

Schoenherr advises Sanofi on acquisition of Origimm Biotechnology GmbH

Schoenherr advised Sanofi, a global leader in healthcare, on the acquisition of 100 % of the shares in Origimm Biotechnology GmbH, a private Austrian biotechnology company.

Schoenherr advises Slate Asset Management on acquisition of EUR 90m real estate portfolio

Schoenherr advised Slate Asset Management, a global alternative investment platform focused on real estate, on the acquisition of a portfolio of essential real estate assets in Austria and Slovakia for approximately EUR 90m.

Schoenherr advises Liechtenstein Group on EUR 40m investment in Tesvolt

Schoenherr advised the Liechtenstein Group on its investment in Tesvolt GmbH, a technology leader for energy storage in the commercial and industrial sector.

Schoenherr advises Aquila Part Prod Com on successful IPO worth EUR 74m

Schoenherr Romania advised Aquila Part Prod Com on the successful completion of an initial public offering ("IPO") for the sale of some 66.6m new shares, for a total price of approx. EUR 74m.

Schoenherr to strengthen leadership across Austria and CEE by appointing new equity and contract partners

Schoenherr will substantially strengthen its leadership by appointing new equity and contract partners across Austria and CEE effective 1 February 2022.

Schoenherr advises Sendinblue on acquisition of Metrilo

Schoenherr advised the leading French-based all-in-one digital marketing platform Sendinblue SAS on the acquisition of Metrilo OOD ("Metrilo"), a Bulgarian e-commerce metrics company, from its founders and several investors such as Speedinvest II International GmbH, LAUNCHub Fund Coöperatief U.A. and Eleven Capital AD. The advising team in Schoenherr's Bulgarian office advised on all major legal aspects of the transaction, including due diligence and negotiation of transaction documents.

Schoenherr advises Nice & Green S.A. on innovative convertible notes funding programme with Marinomed Biotech AG

Schoenherr advised Swiss investment firm Nice & Green S.A. on an innovative convertible notes funding programme (CNFP) with Vienna Stock Exchange listed Marinomed Biotech AG.

Schoenherr advises Joint Lead Managers on issue of EUR 250m covered bank bonds by Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Schoenherr advised the Joint Lead Managers on the successful issue of EUR 250m 0.01 % covered bank bonds due 2028 by Kommunalkredit Austria AG.

Schoenherr advises ZECH Bau Austria on acquisition of Implenia’s building construction business

Schoenherr advised ZECH Bau Austria GmbH, a German owner-managed construction company, on the acquisition of Implenia Baugesellschaft mbH's building construction business in Austria by virtue of an asset deal. The closing of the transaction is currently subject to merger control clearance.

Schoenherr advises P&I on the acquisition of 100 % of shares in VRZ

Schoenherr advised P&I Personal & Informatik GmbH on the acquisition of 100 % of the shares in VRZ Informatik Gesellschaft mbH (Dornbirn) and its sister company ThinkCreateAct AG (Switzerland). The transaction is currently subject to the condition precedent of regulatory clearance. With the acquisition of the VRZ Group, P&I AG is expanding its presence in Austria and Switzerland.

Schoenherr advises on top Bulgarian dental distributor transaction involving Abris Capital Partners

Schoenherr advised the owner and CEO of Dentatechnica EOOD, the largest distributor of dental equipment and consumables in Bulgaria, on a transaction with Dentotal (Romania), a subsidiary of Abris Capital Partners. Subject to competition authorities' approval, Dentatechnica will become part of Dentotal Group with the aim of creating a regional leader through organic growth and further consolidation of local markets in Romania and Bulgaria.

Schoenherr advises Wienerberger AG on the successful placement of 2.5 million treasury shares through accelerated bookbuilding

Schoenherr advised Vienna Stock Exchange listed Wienerberger AG, a leading international supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions, on the EUR 81.25m placement of treasury shares with institutional investors.

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr advises UNIQA on the acquisition of AXA subsidiaries in CEE for EUR 1bln

Once again, Schoenherr has advised on a billion-euro transaction in the CEE region: An international Schoenherr team assisted UNIQA on the acquisition of AXA subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia for a purchase price of around EUR 1bln.

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr further strengthens leadership with promotions

Schoenherr is strengthening the ranks of equity partner, contract partner and counsel with new promotions effective as of 1 February 2020. With Pawel Halwa and Thomas Kulnigg, Schoenherr promotes two longstanding Schoenherr experts to equity partners. Constantin Benes, Leon Kopecký, Günther Leissler, Laurenz Schwitzer, Manuela Zimmermann, Georgiana Bădescu, Mădălina Neagu and Miloš Laković are promoted to contract partners, and at counsel level, Dominik Hofmarcher and Clemens Rainer have moved up in the ranks.