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Schoenherr Moldova

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Supported by a wide network of offices across Central and Eastern Europe, Schoenherr Moldova's team specialises in in M&A, dispute resolution, real estate, regulatory matters, intellectual property and white-collar criminal law. Led by Vladimir Iurkovski, who has advised international clients on a number of key M&A transactions in Romania and Moldova, the firm is noted for its language capabilities and cross-border expertise. Andrian Guzun was recently promoted to senior associate and is a member of the firm's real estate, corporate, regulatory compliance, and criminal defence practice groups.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Iurkovski

Other key lawyers:

Andrian Guzun 


‘Very professional team.’

‘Vladimir Iurkovski was our local adviser on a deal where the target company was Moldovan and highly regulated; he showed remarkable availability, engagement and knowledge of the regulatory context and functioning of regulators. Vladimir has also proven to be very constructive and managed to sort out touchy situations’

‘Schoenherr has thorough knowledge of Moldovan labor laws and legal practices. They provided good advice on some our policy initiatives.’

‘Vladimir Iurkovski is our main contact in the company. He is knowledgeable and responsive to our urgent requests for a legal opinion.’

Key clients

Societe Generale / Mobiasbanca – Groupe Societe Generale

Air Charter


MV Petrom

Government of Moldova

Telia Group

I.M. Moldcell

Energy Community / National Agency for Energy Regulation


Ministry of Justice

ICS OCN Total Leasing & Finance

Intesa Sanpaolo


Messer Group

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Mary Kay

John Deere

Covidien AG

Mastercard Inc

Grawe Carat

The firm: Since February 2009 Schoenherr is present in Moldova with six lawyers permanently based in Chisinau. The office serves as a primary point of contact for our international clients interested in doing business in the Republic of Moldova, but also to our local clients.

Areas of practice: The Moldovan team provides legal services in all fields of corporate and commercial law, advises on complex transactions, including corporate / M&A, banking and finance, energy, regulatory, real estate, competition, IP matters, transport, customs legislation, public-private partnerships and dispute settlement, including traditional litigation, arbitration and ADR.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Vladimir Iurkovski
Banking, finance and capital markets Vladimir Iurkovski
Compliance and white-collar crime Andrian Guzun
Dispute resolution Andrian Guzun
Dispute resolution Denis Lefter
Employment Vladimir Iurkovski
Employment Andrian Guzun
EU and competition Vladimir Iurkovski
EU and competition Andrian Guzun
IP, IT and life sciences Vladimir Iurkovski
IP, IT and life sciences Andrian Guzun
Insolvency and restructuring Denis Lefter
Real estate Andrian Guzun
Regulatory Vladimir Iurkovski
Tax Vladimir Iurkovski
Number of lawyers : over 300
At this office : 6
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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.