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Schoenherr Halwa sp.k.
Stanisława Małachowskiego 2, II piętro
00-066 Warszawa
Poland

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Schoenherr Halwa sp.k.'s 'great team' expertly advises on all substantial issues relating to corporate law and M&A, including transactions in both the public and private spheres, negotiation of documentation, and optimisation of structures. Paweł Halwa heads up the practice, and is often supported on key mandates by senior associate Daria Rutecka, who is carving out a niche in technology-related matters; both are singled out as having 'real customer focus'. In September 2022, the group was further strengthened by the arrival of recognised practitioner Krzysztof Wawrzyniak from WKB Lawyers.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Halwa

Other key lawyers:

Daria Rutecka; Krzysztof Pawlak; Krzysztof Leśniak; Krzysztof Wawrzyniak

Testimonials

‘Great team with real customer focus.’

‘Paweł Halwa and Daria Rutecka have great competences and real customer focus. Great individuals to work with.’

Key clients

IBM International Group B.V.

Novacap Industries III, L.P.

ASSA ABLOY Group

GR. Sarantis S.A.

Eurofins SE

voestAlpine

Engel Holding Gesellschaft m.b.H

UNIQA Real Estate

Poland > Private equity Tier 3

Clients value the private equity offering at Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. for providing the 'best possible outcome' in national and cross-border transactions. Paweł Halwa, who also heads up the corporate and M&A department, 'co-ordinates the team very effectively'. The group offers strength in depth at a variety of levels, from seasoned partner Krzysztof Pawlak, to counsel Marcin Antczak and senior associate Daria Rutecka.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Halwa

Testimonials

‘Proactive, calm, professional, recommended. Schoenherr provided excellent support and professional guidance during a challenging period and helped us to run the transaction process efficiently and effectively.’

‘All challenges were dealt with in a logical way. Work was always done quickly and to a high standard. We got the best possible outcome and I am very grateful.’

‘Paweł Halwa provides sound and commercial advice, putting his clients’ interests first. It was a long process, but Paweł and his team handled it with professionalism, from our initial meeting right through until the deal was closed.’

‘Paweł Halwa is prepared to listen to clients and deliver the deal. Thanks to his hard work, the outcome was very favorable for us. Very collaborative, solutions focused, and knowledgeable. Many thanks for the excellent work you have all done for us.’

‘Paweł Halwa co-ordinates the team very effectively.’

‘Paweł Halwa is very reliable and managed a cross-border project very well.’

‘Excellent lawyers, hands-on, reliable.’

‘Very responsive, very commercial, a great team.’

Key clients

Waterland Private Equity GmbH

Avallon MBO Fund III

Avallon MBO Fund II

Novacap International V, L.P.

EAG SE

The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP

GR. Sarantis S.A.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 4

Project finance, structured finance and acquisition finance transactions make up the cornerstone of the practice at Schoenherr Halwa sp.k.; practice head Paweł Halwa is noted for his expertise in such matters, as well as securities and restructurings. Other services provided by the team include structuring cross-border transactions, and conducting sales and purchases for loan receivables. Counsel Marcin Antczak is another key member of the group.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Halwa

Other key lawyers:

Marcin Antczak; Paula Weronika Kapica

Key clients

Société Générale, London Branch

Paccor Packaging

Beechbrook Capital LLC

Bayerische Landesbank

BNP Paribas S.A. Niederlassung Deutschland

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Deutsche Bank AG Filiale Deutschlandgeschäft

Unicredit Bank AG

Commerzbank Finance & Covered Bond S.A.

Unicredit Bank AG, London Branch

Schur Flexibles GmbH

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

ING Belgium NV/SA

Poland > Real estate Tier 4

The real estate practice at Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. advises equity funds, investors, and developers on the acquisition and development of properties, assisting with permits, building and lease contracts, and handling related litigation. Katarzyna Sulimierska leads the practice after joining the firm from Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP in December 2021 alongside associates Karolina Samocik and Adam Nowosielski.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Sulimierska

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They know commercial aspects of the business well and make transactions go fast and smoothly.’

‘Very professional, strong focus on closing a deal, and very responsive.’

‘Katarzyna Sulimierska is client oriented, extremely competent, and straight-to-the-point.’

Key clients

Ares Management Limited

Sunrise Real Estate

UNIQA Real Estate GmbH

Wiener Städtische Versicherungs AG

Warsaw Property Partners

Albea Group

Blackstones CS Sp. Z o.o.

Societe Generale S.A.

Erste Group Bank AG

Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Advised Ares Management and Sunrise Real Estate on the acquisition and development of three undeveloped real properties, two in Warsaw and one in Poznań.
  • Advised Voestalpine on the real estate and environmental issues related to the acquisition of the controlling interest in Plastwil.
  • Advised Sarantis on the real estate and environmental issues related to the acquisition of an interest in Stella Pack.

The firm: Schoenherr is one of the leading legal firms in the CEE region and was founded in Austria in 1950, with a presence in Poland since 2009. Schoenherr’s Warsaw office is a full-service practice that focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, real estate and labour law.

Areas of practice: The firm’s team of lawyers advises domestic and international clients on investing in Poland and on cross-border transactions. Schoenherr has particular experience in M&A, joint ventures, PE, privatisations, public takeovers, IPO, real estate acquisition, sale and development, financing of M&A and real estate projects and labour law. Schoenherr’s client list includes national and international corporate groups from several industries, including banks, real estate developers, investment funds, PE funds, manufacturers, distributors and industrial companies.

Paweł Halwa is the managing partner in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office, where he focuses on corporate/M&A, banking and finance and capital markets. He specializes in corporate law, including corporate law disputes and securities, as well as equity capital markets. Paweł’s experience includes advising corporates, funds and financial institutions on large transactions with an international angle as well as on their day to day activity. He frequently advises on structuring transactions, including cross-border M&A transactions, offerings of securities and restructuring processes. On the financial regulatory side, Paweł has assisted on structuring the operations of financial institutions, including brokers and fund managers, and represented clients in licensing processes. He has represented clients in negotiations and proceedings before courts and administrative bodies such as the Financial Supervision Authority, Ministry of  Finance, National Bank of Poland and Office for Competition and Consumer Protection. Paweł has authored books and articles on company law and capital markets in Poland.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Marcin Antczak m.antczak@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 24
compliance and criminal defence Daniel Radwański d.radwanski@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 15
Corporate/M&A Paweł Halwa p.halwa@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 11
Corporate/M&A Krzysztof Pawlak k.pawlak@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 22
EU and competition Paweł Kułak p.kulak@schoenehrr.eu +48 22 223 09 19
Insolvency and restructuring Daniel Radwański d.radwanski@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 15
Insurance Krzysztof Pawlak k.pawlak@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 22
ip & unfair competition Paweł Halwa p.halwa@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 11
ip & unfair competition Paulina Klimek-Woźniak p.klimiek-wozniak@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 25
Labour and employment Barbara Jóźwik b.jozwik@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 17
Private equity Paweł Halwa p.halwa@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 11
Real estate Katarzyna Sulimierska ka.sulimierska@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 41
Regulatory Krzysztof Leśniak k.lesniak@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 18
Dispute resolution Daniel Radwański d.radwanski@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 15
Banking, finance and capital markets Weronika Kapica w.kapica@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 20
ip & unfair competition | it & technology law Daria Rutecka d.rutecka@schoenherr.eu +48 22 223 09 23
Photo Name Position Profile
Ewelina Adamczyk photo Ms Ewelina Adamczyk Ewelina Adamczyk has been an attorney at law in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office…
Marcin Antczak photo Mr Marcin Antczak Marcin Antczak is counsel and since 2013 with Schoenherr. Marcin’s main areas…
Aleksandra  Goławska photo Ms Aleksandra Goławska Aleksandra Goławska has been an associate with Schoenherr since 2022. Aleksandra’s main…
Paweł Halwa photo Mr Paweł Halwa Paweł Halwa is the managing partner in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office, where he…
Barbara Jóźwik photo Mrs Barbara Jóźwik Barbara Jóźwik is a partner in the employment practice of Schoenherr Warsaw.…
Paula Weronika Kapica photo Ms Paula Weronika Kapica Weronika Kapica is an attorney at law and joined Schoenherr’s Warsaw office…
Paulina  Klimek-Woźniak photo Mrs Paulina Klimek-Woźniak Paulina Klimek-Woźniak is an associate in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office having joined in…
Hanna Kosińska photo Ms Hanna Kosińska Hanna Kosińska has been an attorney at law with Schoenherr since 2022,…
Paweł Kułak photo Mr Paweł Kułak Paweł Kułak is an attorney at law with Schoenherr since beginning of…
Krzysztof  Leśniak photo Mr Krzysztof Leśniak Krzysztof Leśniak is an attorney at law and cooperates with schoenherr’s Warsaw…
Adam Nowosielski photo Mr Adam Nowosielski Adam Nowosielski is an attorney at law in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office. He…
Krzysztof Pawlak photo Mr Krzysztof Pawlak Krzysztof Pawlak is a Local Partner and has been with Schoenherr since…
Daniel  Radwański photo Mr Daniel Radwański Daniel Radwański has been a counsel with Schoenherr, Warsaw, since October 2018.…
Daria Rutecka photo Ms Daria Rutecka Daria Rutecka is an attorney at law and has been with Schoenherr…
Karolina  Samocik photo Ms Karolina Samocik Karolina Samocik has been an associate in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office since 2021.…
Agnieszka  Stawiarska photo Ms Agnieszka Stawiarska Agnieszka Stawiarska has been an associate at Schoenherr since 2018. Her main…
Katarzyna  Sulimierska photo Dr Katarzyna Sulimierska Katarzyna Sulimierska has been a partner in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office since 2021.…
Klaudia Szatan photo Ms Klaudia Szatan Klaudia Szatan has been an associate with Schoenherr since 2021. Klaudia’s main…
Róża Szatan photo Ms Róża Szatan Róża Szatan has been an associate in Schoenherr’s Warsaw office since 2022.…
Krzysztof Wawrzyniak  photo Mr Krzysztof Wawrzyniak Krzysztof Wawrzyniak, a specialist in M&A, corporate & reorganisations and venture capital,…
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Romania: Schoenherr advises Mitiska REIM’s Romanian partner in the sale of 25 retail parks to M Core

Schoenherr advised Soundbox Investment SRL and its shareholder Clemens Petschnikar in a transaction in which Soundbox Investment and Mitiska REIM sold 25 retail parks to LCP Group, part of M Core. With a value of EUR 219m, this is one of the largest retail real estate transactions in Romania.

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 saas.group

Schoenherr advised the shareholders of Austrian software company Usersnap on their acquisition by saas.group, 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 euShipments.com on acquisition of Helpship

Schoenherr Romania advised BlackPeak-backed euShipments.com, 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.